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  • The Watermark at 3030 Park, a CCRC

    The Watermark at 3030 Park, a CCRC

    3030 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
    (9)
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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 living,...

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  • Sycamore Place Apartments

    285 Maplewood Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605
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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...

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  • River Valley Retirement Community (Opening Spring 2021)

    River Valley Retirement Community (Opening Spring 2021)

    101 Oakview Dr, Trumbull, CT 06611
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    River Valley, the luxurious Resort Lifestyle Community, is currently under construction on Oakview Drive in Trumbull. We look forward to opening brand new during the Summer of 2021! River Valley will offer all of the comforts and conveniences of modern-day living that allow you to enjoy your...

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  • Maplewood at Southport

    Maplewood at Southport

    917 Mill Hill Terrace, Southport, CT 06890
    (2)
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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 landscaped...

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  • Spring Village at Stratford

    Spring Village at Stratford

    6911 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06614
    (33)
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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...

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  • Spring Meadows at Trumbull

    Spring Meadows at Trumbull

    6949 Main St, Trumbull, CT 06611
    (20)
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    Discover a community truly in bloom at Spring Meadows Trumbull, where residents spend their days in a warm and friendly environment. Our community offers privacy and the freedom to live the way residents choose in comfortable surroundings. At the same time, it offers companionship. Say goodbye to...

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  • Maplewood at Orange

    Maplewood at Orange

    245 Indian River Road, Orange, CT 06477
    (13)
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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...

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  • Maplewood at Strawberry Hill

    Maplewood at Strawberry Hill

    73 Strawberry Hill Avenue, East Norwalk, CT 06855
    (20)
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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...

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  • Maplewood at Darien

    Maplewood at Darien

    599 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820
    (10)
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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...

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  • The Inn

    The Inn

    73 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840
    (2)
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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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  • The Village at Mariners Point

    The Village at Mariners Point

    111 South Shore Drive, East Haven, CT 06512
    (19)
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    Majestic ocean views from a breathtaking seaside hilltop greet residents daily at The Village at Mariner's Point. Lavish gardens provide a setting for leisure, art, and fitness activities. Private walking paths and gazebos grace beautifully manicured gardens, while the 68-seat movie theater, Mariner...

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  • Atria Darien

    Atria Darien

    50 Ledge Road, Darien, CT 06820
    (2)
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    Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities in more than 200 locations in 26 states and seven Canadian provinces. Atria communities are home to more than 23,000 seniors and employ more than 14,000 people.

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings

    640 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877
    (38)
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    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...

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  • Atria Ridgefield NOW OPEN

    Atria Ridgefield NOW OPEN

    55 Old Quarry Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877
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    Now open in Fairfield County, Atria Ridgefield is a vibrant community thoughtfully designed to help older people fully enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being. With all-inclusive amenities, creative dining experiences and thoughtfully curated events, Atria...

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  • Maplewood at Newtown

    Maplewood at Newtown

    166 Mt Pleasant Road, Newtown, CT 06470
    (17)
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    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 modern...

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  • The Hearth at Gardenside

    The Hearth at Gardenside

    173 Alps Road, Branford, CT 06405
    (8)
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    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 cleaning...

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  • The Hearth at Southbury

    The Hearth at Southbury

    655 Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488
    (33)
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    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 cleaning...

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  • Atria Stamford

    Atria Stamford

    77 3rd Street, Stamford, CT 06905
    (21)
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    Atria Stamford has served the families of Fairfield County since 2007. With a continuing commitment to quality, the community is undergoing an extensive renovation and expansion to enhance beauty and functionality. Once complete, residents will enjoy a host of exciting new spaces and amenities,...

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  • The Residence at Summer Street

    The Residence at Summer Street

    14 Second Street, Stamford, CT 06905
    (1)
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    Welcome The Residence at Summer Street is a premier Luxury Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community, in the downtown area of Stamford, CT. When you join our family, you’ll thrive in a vibrant community setting, and as importantly, your family and friends will have the comfort of...

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  • Atria South Setauket

    Atria South Setauket

    4089 Nesconset Highway, South Setauket, NY 11720
    (35)
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    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...

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  • Maplewood at Danbury

    Maplewood at Danbury

    22 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810
    (41)
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    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. ...

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  • Cedar Woods

    Cedar Woods

    80 Cedar Street, Branford, CT 06405
    (21)
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    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 and...

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  • Glen Crest

    3 Glen Hill Rd, Danbury, CT 06811
    (1)
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    Our beautiful and spacious independent living community is located in Danbury, CT near the Danbury Hospital, world class shopping, and about an hour from all the luxuries of New York City. We offer all the conveniences of large city living, with the home feel of a rural setting. Our residents love...

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  • The Watermark at East Hill

    The Watermark at East Hill

    611 East Hill Road, Southbury, CT 06488
    (27)
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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, fantastic events and assisted living, memory...

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  • Edgehill, a CCRC

    Edgehill, a CCRC

    122 Palmers Hill Road, Stamford, CT 06902
    (1)
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    Edgehill, a lifecare community by Benchmark Senior Living is conveniently located on the border of Stamford and Greenwich. We offer Independent Living, Assisted Living and Nursing Care. Our community features a comfortable lifestyle, superb amenities and the highest standards of hospitality and...

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  • The Village at Brookfield Common

    The Village at Brookfield Common

    246A Federal Road, Brookfield, CT 06804
    (29)
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    The Village at Brookfield Common is a haven of tradition and elegance nestled within a community of shops, services, and amenities available to meet your every need, with exceptional convenience. The hillside setting affords a panoramic view from the cathedral-ceilinged dining room, English tea...

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  • Birchwood Suites Enhanced Assisted Living and Memory Care

    Birchwood Suites Enhanced Assisted Living and Memory Care

    423 Clay Pitts Road, East Northport, NY 11731
    (55)
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    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...

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  • Atria Hertlin Place

    Atria Hertlin Place

    675 Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
    (24)
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    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...

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  • Solstice Senior Living at Guilford

    Solstice Senior Living at Guilford

    201 Granite Road, Guilford, CT 06437
    (19)
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    Solstice Senior Living at Guilford provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled within a 80-acre wooded nature preserve with hiking trails and a fully stocked fishing pond, you'll love the quiet seclusion of Solstice Senior Living at Guilford and the convenience...

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  • Meadow Ridge

    100 Redding Rd, Redding, CT 06896
    (5)
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    Meadow Ridge is managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company. Life Care Services ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 Senior Living Study and achieved the highest score in all seven study factors: resident services and activities; community staff; food and beverage; new...

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  • The Residence at Selleck's Woods

    The Residence at Selleck's Woods

    1 Parklands Drive, Darien, CT 06820
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  • The Residence at Westport (Opening Summer 2020)

    1141 Post Rd E, Westport, CT 06880
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  • Keystone Place at Wooster Heights (Opening Fall 2020)

    Information Center: 69 Kenosia Ave, Danbury, CT 06810
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  • Pomperaug Woods

    80 Heritage Rd, Southbury, CT 06488
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  • Lutheran Home of Southbury

    990 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488
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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.

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.

Cost of Living in Bridgeport, CT

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 index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
115 104 $1,666 27.4% spend over 30% of their income on rent $169,205 $44,841 The top estate tax rate is 12% with a cap at $15 million. There is an exemption threshold of $5.1 million.

Local Medical Providers

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.

Climate and Weather

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 temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
74°F 85°F (July) 60°F (July) 34°F 46°F (December) 23°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
48 (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.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
4” 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 Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
57.30% 38.47% 4.23%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
938,406 146,579 3,523 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of -0.35%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
34 22% 9% 4% 3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
32% 18% 7%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
3.5% 35.3% 40% 0.5% <1% 20.3% 4.7%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
4,731 23 9

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
14% 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.

Transportation

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.

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