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Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings

640 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877

4.4
(47 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...

Atria Ridgefield

55 Old Quarry Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877

4.8
(10 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

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...

Atria West 86

333 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024

4.4
(103 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Ideally situated and all-inclusive, this luxury residence is tailored exclusively to older New Yorkers – and makes it easier to live in the artistic and cultural heart of the City, just one block from scenic Riverside Park. Featuring handsome pre-war architecture, art deco-inspired finishes and...

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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,...

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...

Atria Lynbrook

100 Peninsula Boulevard, Lynbrook, NY 11563

4.5
(75 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

For more than 20 years, Atria Lynbrook has proudly served the families of Nassau County. With a continuing commitment to quality, the community is undergoing an extensive renovation to enhance its beauty and functionality, scheduled for completion in March 2020. Residents will enjoy a host of...

The Manor at Woodside

168 Academy Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

4.6
(73 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

The Manor at Woodside provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. By choosing to call The Manor at Woodside home, residents will experience a warm and distinct senior living lifestyle in the historic Hudson Valley. From the lush green landscaped entrance to the...

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...

Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers

537 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10705

4.1
(74 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

A charming neighborhood setting combined with a location convenient to the fabulous attractions of Manhattan and Westchester County. Located in Westchester County, Classic Residence is close to the historic attractions and cultural allure of Manhattan. #800-S-124 Memory Support #800-F-979

Sutton Gardens Assisted Living

147-02 34th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354

3.4
(92 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

At Sutton Gardens Senior Living, we place great emphasis on Personal Care. Our unique home--like environment allows us to give more attention to each resident. We are like one big family. Our Mission is to preserve dignity and well--being,by providing quality care and enjoyment in a warm and...

Atria Rye Brook

1200 King Street, Rye Brook, NY 10573

4.5
(67 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 Riverdale

3718-3726 Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10463

3.8
(70 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Conveniently located just minutes from the City, Westchester and New Jersey, Atria Riverdale has been the Bronx's senior living community of choice for more than 15 years. With a continued commitment to quality, they have just completed a $14 million renovation to enhance the beauty and...

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 Kew Gardens

117-01 84th Avenue, Kew Gardens, NY 11418

4.2
(59 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Studio, Semi-Private

For more than 15 years, Atria Kew Gardens has served the families of Queens. With a continued commitment to quality, they have just completed an extensive renovation and expansion to enhance the beauty and functionality of their community — and better serve the growing needs of those living...

Juniper Village at Paramus

186 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652

4.1
(60 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Juniper Village at Paramus is a lively community that offers both standard assisted living for those needing a little help with activities of daily life and a secure memory care environment designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders.Lovely outdoor walking paths...

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 Westbury

45 Jericho Turnpike, Jericho, NY 11753

4.0
(59 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

The Arbors Assisted Living is the Premier ALL INCLUSIVE assisted living option on Long Island.The Arbors Assisted Living community at Westbury creates a nurturing, supportive and active environment for active senior living. The Arbors adult communities are more than a retirement community or an...

Atria Briarcliff Manor

1025 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

4.4
(51 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Atria Briarcliff Manor offers a charming apartment community combining the amenities of a resort with the beauty of a country inn. Near Law Memorial Park in Westchester, we are within walking distance of the village's downtown area. Whether relaxing on our wraparound porches, staying active at...

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...

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Cost of independent living in Ridgefield, 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
  • $3,257
    National
  • $4,784
    State
  • $5,051
    Ridgefield, CT
  • $3,000
    Meriden, CT
  • $6,158
    Bethel, CT
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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
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Learn More About Independent Living in Ridgefield, CT

Ridgefield offers residents easy access to all resources and conveniences expected of a modern city – such as transportation, healthcare facilities, and shopping centers – across a spacious, suburban layout. For entertainment and leisure, there are plenty of nearby theaters, parks, nature areas, and museums, providing many fun ways to spend your free time in Ridgefield and the surrounding area.

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

Cost of Independent Living in Ridgefield, CT

The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 was about $8,100 in Ridgefield and $5,700 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in 2020 in the state of Connecticut was around $3,000.

Learn More About Ridgefield, CT

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Ridgefield are rated 61 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated above 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 Grocery Clothing
161 178 187 171 155 161

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
$181,461 per year $77,793 per year $145,219 per year $77,153 per year $51,849 per year $12,698 per year $1,231 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Ridgefield, include:

Danbury Hospital

  • Facility type: Nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 380+
  • Specialties: Emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

Putnam Hospital Center

  • Facility type: Nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 130+
  • Specialties: Emergency department, ICU, spine surgery

Weather and Climate

Ridgefield’s climate is classified as humid subtropical, experiencing hot, humid summers and crisp winters. The average humidity level is 69%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at about 75%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
27°F 35°F 18°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
73°F 84°F 61°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 97

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
47 21% 25,291 733 per square mile 2.8

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% 3.0% 1.1% 7.2% <0.1% 2.6% 87.4%

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

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

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

  • Non-discrimination laws in Norwalk: 25/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 97/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Fairfield County

Democratic Republican Other
58.2% 37.9% 4.0%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

  • The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
  • Keeler Tavern Museum
  • Ridgefield Historical Society

Outdoor attractions in Ridgefield:

  • Sturges Park
  • Ballard Park
  • Mountain Lakes Park
  • Collis P. Huntington State Park

Ridgefield’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Ridgefield Playhouse
  • ACT of Connecticut
  • Ridgefield Independent Film Festival
  • Destination Ridgefield
  • Copps Hill Plaza

Transportation

Housatonic Area Rapid Transit (HART), based in Danbury, offers Ridgefield residents intercity bus transportation to surrounding cities. For senior citizens, HART offers discounted fares. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Ridgefield.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Connecticut

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

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

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