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Cedar Woods

80 Cedar Street, Branford, CT 06405

4.1
(30 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Cedar Woods provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on beautifully landscaped grounds, you'll love the elegant quality of our facilities while enjoying all the convenience of the nearby community. We're just minutes from shopping, dining, entertainment...

The Hearth at Gardenside

173 Alps Road, Branford, CT 06405

3.9
(17 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Hearth is proud to offer Viking Pure Solutions’ electrochemically activated cleaning and disinfecting systems for our residents in each of our communities! This revolutionary safe and effective cleaner provides protection for our residents, teams, and families providing state of the art...

The Arbors at Islandia - East and West

1515 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Islandia, NY 11749

4.2
(146 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

The Arbors Assisted Living is the Premier ALL INCLUSIVE assisted living option on Long Island.The Arbors Assisted Living community at Islandia East & West offers a nurturing and caring adult living community where each day brings something new to explore. The Arbors Assisted Living is more than a...

Village Gate of Farmington

88 Scott Swamp Rd, Farmington, CT 06032

4.3
(86 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Village Gate of Farmington provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled within beautiful, scenic grounds just outside of Hartford, you'll love the elegance of our facilities while enjoying the convenience of the nearby town. We're just minutes from shopping,...

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Birchwood Suites Enhanced Assisted Living and Memory Care

423 Clay Pitts Road, East Northport, NY 11731

4.0
(85 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Birchwood Suites is a a fully enhanced assisted living community nestled on five acres of beautiful property in East Northport, NY. Our community offers a variety of luxury suites when life becomes too difficult or unsafe to live alone. Our Enhanced License, appointed by the New York State...

The Arbors at Hauppauge

1740 Expressway Drive South, Hauppauge, NY 11788

4.1
(77 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

The Arbors Assisted Living is the Premier ALL INCLUSIVE assisted living option on Long Island.The Arbors Assisted Living community at Hauppauge is more than a retirement community or an apartment complex for active adults. The Arbors senior communities are places where our loved ones can enjoy...

Atria Rye Brook

1200 King Street, Rye Brook, NY 10573

4.5
(65 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Atria Rye Brook, you'll have countless opportunities to socialize and learn through a full calendar of activities. Visit our pottery studio complete with potter's wheel and kiln, on-site hair salon and barber shop, media room with large-screen TV and year-round indoor and outdoor pools. Atria...

Atria South Setauket

4089 Nesconset Highway, South Setauket, NY 11720

4.1
(64 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

At Atria South Setauket, we take care of all the work while you socialize and try new activities. Relax on the patio, swim in our outdoor pool or take a cooking class with friends. Enjoy the hotel-like amenities in the convenient Long Island community you love, right near plenty of shopping and...

Atria Hertlin Place

675 Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

4.5
(53 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Set on 14 magnificent acres in the beautiful hamlet of Lake Ronkonkoma, Atria Hertlin Place offers an independent lifestyle for today's active older adults. Our convenient location provides easy access to the surrounding area, local beaches, and the exclusive shopping, restaurants and museums of...

The Arbors at Bohemia

1065 Smithtown Ave, Bohemia, NY 11716

4.5
(48 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

The Arbors Assisted Living is the Premier ALL INCLUSIVE assisted living option on Long Island.The Arbors Assisted Living community at Bohemia is more than a retirement community or an apartment complex for active adults. The Arbors senior communities are a place where our loved ones can enjoy...

Farmington Station, A Senior Living Residence

111 Scott Swamp Rd, Farmington, CT 06032

4.2
(50 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Located within the charming residential Farmington Station neighborhood only minutes from historic downtown, the new Farmington Station offers local seniors service-enriched Assisted Living and a state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood® featuring innovative, evidence-based...

Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings

640 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877

4.4
(45 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Residents of Ridgefield Crossings enjoy attractive apartments, comfortable community rooms, a lovely outdoor patio and garden and an ever-changing program of social and fitness activities. 24- hour assistance is personally tailored to each resident's changing needs and is provided for by a caring...

Somerset Gardens

150 Sunnyside Boulevard, Plainview, NY 11803

4.2
(50 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Somerset Gardens Senior Living of Plainview, conveniently located off the Long Island Expressway, offers personalized assisted living in a warm and caring environment supervised 24 hours a day. Our elegant apartments and dedicated staff ensure that each resident enjoys the comforts of home....

Atria Crossroads Place

One Beechwood Drive, Waterford, CT 06385

4.5
(45 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Exciting NEW enhancements are now complete at Atria Crossroads Place! Extensive renovations include refurbished common spaces, an upgraded salon, a modern bistro, redesigned restaurant and private dining room with outdoor canopy, library, custom fitness center, additional outdoor green space and...

Maplewood at Newtown

166 Mt Pleasant Road, Newtown, CT 06470

4.3
(47 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Maplewood at Newtown has much to offer residents and families -- from the sunlit lobby and resort-style couryard to the helpful concierge service and family-friendly country store. Thoughtfully laid-out apartments, designed specifically for older adults, are beautifully appointed and feature...

Spring Village at Danbury

8 Glen Hill Road, Danbury, CT 06811

4.4
(44 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Spring Village at Danbury is a senior living community that strives to enhance the quality of life for all seniors. We are an affordable, safe option dedicated to enriching the mind, body and spirit of people who wish to live independently, with minimal assistance and for those who need high...

Maplewood at Danbury

22 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810

4.1
(45 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Maplewood at Danbury has the unique feeling of a country inn, carefully blending a comfortable yet elegant decor, an enthusiastic staff, engaging social enrichment and expertly prepared meals featuring farm-fresh ingredients to create a unqiely special memory care and assisted living community. ...

Spring Village at Stratford

6911 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06614

4.3
(40 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Spring Village, you'll find a dedicated staff who understand the importance of balancing individual care with your independence. Whether you enjoy watching a movie in our theater, reading a novel in our library, or taking an excursion to nearby local shops, we are dedicated to helping you live...

White Oaks

230 Deming St, Manchester, CT 06042

4.1
(44 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

White Oaks provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on beautiful grounds in the charming community of Manchester, you'll love the elegant beauty of White Oaks while enjoying the conveniences of the nearby town. If you're in the mood to explore, you'll...

Atria Huntington

165 Beverly Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746

4.2
(42 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Set on 14 acres, Atria Huntington is surrounded by a serene walking path in beautiful, residential Huntington Station. Our community is located south of Jericho Turnpike, and borders on Dix Hills. Lounge by our fireplace in the winter months or relax on the patio on a warm summer day. Enjoy a...

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Cost of Independent Living in Branford, CT

Independent Living costs differ by location and facility, as many communities offer different levels of care, amenities, and activities. Prices also vary based on how much — or how little — assistance a senior needs.

Monthly average independent living cost comparisons
  • $3,251
    National
  • $4,785
    State
  • $4,824
    Branford, CT
  • $6,359
    Stamford, CT
  • $3,000
    Meriden, CT
Your actual costs may be higher or lower than the average.
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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
Complete guide to independent living

 

Learn More About Independent Living in Branford, CT

 

Just east of New Haven, this peaceful Connecticut town provides a welcoming environment for retirees, with easy access to shopping centers, restaurants, and health care facilities. Nearby nature areas like the Bishop Woods Bird Sanctuary or Lake Saltonstall create numerous opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and fulfill an active lifestyle.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Branford are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Branford retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Branford, CT

The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 was about $3,000 in Branford and $3,100 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 in the state of Connecticut was around $3,000.

 

Learn More About Branford, CT

 

Cost of Living

 

The total household expenses associated with living in Branford are rated four points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated below the average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Groceries Clothing
96 90 103 102 96 96

 

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64 Median Income Age 65+ Median Household Income Average Individual Income Median Employee Salary Average Property Tax One-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate
$87,292 per year $51,061 per year $73,035 per year $45,736 per year $47,887 per year $6,316 per year $1,000 per month

 

 

Local Hospitals

 

The top hospitals that service Branford include:

Yale-New Haven Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 1,500+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, organ transplant

Connecticut Hospice

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 10+
  • Specialties: hospice, home health

 

 

Weather and Climate

 

Branford’s climate is classified as temperate, meaning the area experiences hot, humid summers and cold winters. The average humidity level is 67%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at about 72%.

 

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
26°F 35°F 17°F

 

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
73°F 83°F 62°F

 

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 84

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average annual precipitation: 53″

 

 

Demographics and Values

 

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
49 22.8% 28,154 1,289 per square mile 2.2

 

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
<0.1% 4.6% 1.4% 6.2% <0.1% 1.8% 86.4%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

 

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in New Haven: 26/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 83/100

 

2016 Presidential Election Results for New Haven County

Democratic Republican Other
54.2% 42.1% 3.7%

 

 

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

 

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Branford include:

  • Branford Art Center
  • Stony Creek Museum
  • Harrison House

Outdoor attractions in Branford:

  • Foote Memorial Park
  • Branford Point
  • Lake Saltonstall Recreation Area
  • Bishop Woods Bird Sanctuary

Branford’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Regal Branford
  • The Branford Festival
  • Branford Hills Plaza Shopping Center
  • Branhaven Plaza

 

Transportation

Branford Medical Transportation offers curb-to-curb pickup for medical appointments for Branford residents within city limits and the surrounding area. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Branford.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Connecticut

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