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Sycamore Place Apartments

285 Maplewood Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605

(877) 616-7329

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Sycamore Place Apartments is a senior's housing residence located in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut. With a positive and welcoming atmosphere, Sycamore Place Apartments is a wonderful choice for your new home. Known as 'Park City', Bridgeport is a dream for anyone who loves nature and...

The Watermark at 3030 Park, a CCRC

3030 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06825

(877) 616-7329

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Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more active lifestyle than generations before. That's why we created a community filled with choice. Great restaurants, brain and body fitness courses, a Health Care Center with assisted...

Sunrise of Fairfield (Now Open)

1571 Stratfield Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825

(877) 616-7329

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Nestled in a residential neighborhood of charming Fairfield County, Connecticut, Sunrise of Fairfield provides the very best in personalized care and services—including assisted living and memory care—to seniors in elegant surroundings. Our ideal location just 50 miles from New York is easily...

MiddleBrook Farms at Trumbull

2750 Reservoir Ave, Trumbull, CT 06611

(877) 616-7329

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Middlebrook Farms at Trumbull is nestled in a quiet, residential neighborhood within the charming town of Trumbull. We are convenient to shops and amenities and just a short distance from the theater as well as Sacred Heart and Fairfield Universities. Our superb location complements the quality...

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Sturges Ridge of Fairfield

448 Mill Plain Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

(877) 616-7329

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A first in Fairfield, Sturges Ridge is proud to bring senior living experiences to the neighborhood. Enjoy the company of good friends, take in the beautiful surroundings, pursue your passions, and explore opportunities to inspire you and further enrich your life. Benchmark Senior Living at...

Maplewood at Southport

917 Mill Hill Terrace, Southport, CT 06890

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Leasing Gallery Now Open. Visit us at 1720 Post Road (next to Starbucks), Fairfield. Now accepting reservations. Maplewood at Southport is a luxury senior living community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care. The community is situated on 27-acres of beautifully...

River Valley Retirement Community (Now Open)

101 Oakview Dr, Trumbull, CT 06611

(877) 616-7329

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River Valley, the luxurious Resort Lifestyle Community, has just opened, this Spring of 2021! River Valley offers a luxurious, all-inclusive resort-style community is designed for adults 55 and over. Enjoy the comfort and convenience of modern day living without the hassle of upkeep!River...

Spring Village at Stratford

6911 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06614

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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...

Carriage Green at Milford

77 Plains Road, Milford, CT 06461

(877) 616-7329

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Carriage Green at Milford is nestled in a residential neighborhood in the quaint New England town of Milford, CT. Our superb location complements the quality of life found within our community, where residents enjoy a wonderful quality of life and carefree lifestyle that is secure and...

Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock

708 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484

(877) 616-7329

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Set at the heart of it all, Benchmark at Split Rock welcomes you to connect — with friends, with nature, with your passions and your talents. Our brand new, state-of-the-art community will be a place where innovation and tradition meet.Nestled among the shops and restaurants at Split Rock, we are...

The Residence at Westport NOW OPEN

1141 Post Rd E, Westport, CT 06880

(877) 616-7329

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Westport's Only Senior Living Community is Now Open!Welcome to The Residence at Westport, a luxury, boutique-style community for area seniors seeking beautiful independent, assisted and memory care living accommodations.This breathtaking community offers a choice of studio, one- and two-bedroom...

Lifestyle Transitions at Wesley Heights

580 Long Hill Ave, Shelton, CT 06484

(877) 616-7329

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Crosby Commons at Wesley Village is situated on a 39 acre campus of care. From its covered porches, you can overlook the Housatonic River and Long Island sound. Spacious studio and one bedroom apartments with grab bars and easy access showers make living very comfortable. The staff has been here...

Brookdale Wilton

96 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897

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Brookdale Wilton is now open for visits, Please call us today to schedule a visit.

Maplewood at Strawberry Hill

73 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06855

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Maplewood at Strawberry Hill is the sparkling new assisted living and memory care community conveniently located in a friendly neighborhood close to the Norwalk-Westport line, just minutes to major highways and trains. We are part of an innovative, locally based company and not part of a large...

Maplewood at Orange

245 Indian River Road, Orange, CT 06477

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Maplewood at Orange has carefully blended 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. Just in the heart of the shopping and...

The Greens At Cannondale

435 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897

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At The Greens At Cannondale, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Free resident parking available at our location. Our purpose-built community has the advantage of specialized care,...

Sunrise of Wilton

211 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897

(877) 616-7329

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Located in western Connecticut’s beautiful Norwalk River Valley, just 55 miles from New York City, Sunrise of Wilton provides the very best in personalized care and services—including assisted living and memory care—to seniors in elegant surroundings. Our ideal location in Fairfield County off...

The Residence at Selleck's Woods

1 Parklands Drive, Darien, CT 06820

(877) 616-7329

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WelcomeThe Residence at Selleck's Woods is a premier luxury, and boutique-style Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community, in beautiful Darien, CT. When you join our family, you’ll thrive in a vibrant community setting, and as importantly, your family and friends will have the...

Maplewood at Darien

599 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820

(877) 616-7329

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Maplewood at Darien is an assisted living and memory care residents for the most discerning seniors. Exquisite interior desgin, an enthusiastic and experienced staff of associates, engaging social and cultural enrichments opportunities, and expertly prepared meals featuring farm-fresh ingredients...

The Inn

73 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840

(877) 616-7329

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Just a stone's throw from New Canaan's bustling town center, The Inn is Waveny's charming residence for seniors who can appreciate the benefits of independent living in a supportive, intimate retirement community. Like all of Waveny, The Inn welcomes residents from all areas.Nestled in a scenic...

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Learn More about Independent Living in Bridgeport, CT

Independent living communities, also known simply as retirement communities in Bridgeport, CT, 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 Bridgeport retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Bridgeport, CT

The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of Connecticut is around $3,000.

For this type of senior living, Bridgeport, CT offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

Learn More About Bridgeport, CT

Cost of Living

The cost-of-living index in Bridgeport is rated 15 points higher than the national average. The grocery index is rated four points higher than the national average. All index scores are based on a sliding scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living indexGrocery indexMedian rentRent burdenMedian home valueMedian family incomeEstate tax115104$1,66627.4% spend over 30% of their income on rent$169,205$44,841The top estate tax rate is 12% with a cap at $15 million. There is an exemption threshold of $5.1 million.

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals in Bridgeport include:

  • Bridgeport Hospital – This 387-bed short term acute care community is one of the primary emergency service providers in the metropolitan area. They also specialize in geriatric care offering a number of services including palliative care, psychiatric care, and home visits.
  • St. Vincent Medical Center – This 473-bed tertiary care community is operated by the Catholic church. They offer extended cancer care and the largest angioplasty program in the region.
  • Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center (GBCMHC) – This 62-bed state run psychiatric hospital offers a number of services including crisis intervention.

Weather and Climate

Bridgeport has a humid subtropical type of climate. This means that the city has hot, humid summers and brief but snowy winters. The city receives a high amount of precipitation during the transition seasons of spring and fall. On average, the humidity level for Bridgeport is roughly 67%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of September at roughly 70%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer tempTypical summer highTypical summer lowAverage winter tempTypical winter highTypical winter low74°F85°F (July)60°F (July)34°F46°F (December)23°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index ratingAverage maximum air quality index rating48 (Good)76 in the month of December (Moderate)

Moderate air quality conditions means that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should limit the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.


Average monthly precipitationAverage maximum monthly precipitationAverage yearly snowfall4”5” (December)30”

Demographics and Values

Like many other East Coast cities, Bridgeport leans liberal in most elections.

2016 Presidential Election for Fairfield County

Voted DemocraticVoted RepublicanVoted Third Party57.30%38.47%4.23%

Population Statistics

Population metro areaPopulation city properPopulation densityPopulation trend938,406146,5793,523 people per square mileShrinking at a rate of -0.35%



Highest Level of Education

High-school diplomaCollege degreeGraduate degree32%18%7%

Race & Ethnicity

AsianBlackHispanicNative AmericanPacific Islander or Native HawaiianWhiteTwo or more3.5%35.3%40%0.5%<1%20.3%4.7%


Total crimesProperty crimes per 1,000 citizensViolent crimes per 1,000 citizens4,731239


UnemployedParticipate in the labor forceHave some form of disabilityLive in povertyWidowsVeterans14%68%13%21%6%4%

Bridgeport is considered moderately unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community may potentially face bigotry or discrimination from members of the public. However each neighborhood is different and this may not be true across the whole city.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

The East Coast seatown of Bridgeport is located right on the Atlantic seaboard. The city is known for its majestic shoreline, its fascinating museums, and its dedication to the performing arts. The town’s website lists a number of attractions and events that highlight the best aspects of living in Bridgeport. The Jefferson Ferry provides the best view of the city from the middle of the Long Island Sound. The Beardsley Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in the city boasting five enclosures including a predator enclosure, a South American Rainforest biome, and alligator alley. The top museums in the city include the P.T. Barnum museum which commemorates the one-time mayor and local legend. Located downtown in Barnum’s terra cotta mansion, the museum has a number of artifacts that serve as reminders to the dark and storied history of the American circus. The Discovery Museum is dedicated to science and learning and is a great place for the whole family to learn more about the natural world.

The city of Bridgeport prides itself on its dedication to the arts. The Housatonic Museum of Art has a wide collection of pieces from the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s. They also feature pieces made by students at the nearby Housatonic College. The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is a historical building and one of the premiere performing arts venues in the city. The 1,500-seat Klein Memorial Auditorium is home to the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, the New England Ballet Company, and the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras.

For those who enjoy outdoor recreation there is Seaside Park. The park is 325 acres large and has over three miles of coastline that is dotted with beaches. The park was designed by the same person who designed Central Park in New York City and includes a wildlife preserve and a lighthouse. Fairchild Wheeler is the city’s municipal golf course and offers two 18-hole courses that are open to the public.


There are not many public transportation options available within the city and a car may be necessary to get around. The Metro-North commuter line offers daily service to New York City, and regional service to the surrounding areas. Bridgeport also has a stop along Amtrak’s regional East Coast train line.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Connecticut

Sunrise of Wilton, Atria Ridgefield NOW OPEN and The Residence at Summer Street are the top rated independent living facilities near Bridgeport, Connecticut. See full list of communities.

There are 212 independent living facilities near Bridgeport, Connecticut. See the full list.

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