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Brookdale West Hartford

22 Simsbury Road, West Hartford, CT 06117

4.0
(35 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Live The Life You WantNo one deserves to spend their golden years worrying about being alone in the event of an emergency or caring the heavy burden of family care alone. That’s why our assisted living and memory care community is here to provide personalized care plans, spacious and comfortable...

Atria Hamilton Heights

One Hamilton Heights Drive, West Hartford, CT 06119

3.8
(35 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Conveniently located in West Hartford, Connecticut, near the dining and shopping of Blue Back Square, Atria Hamilton Heights provides a luxurious lifestyle in one of New England's finest neighborhoods. Our community offers daily opportunities for older adults to stay active, including movie...

Brookdale Chatfield

One Chatfield Drive, West Hartford, CT 06110

4.1
(23 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

From the moment you walk through the door of our Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care community in West Hartford, you will feel peace and comfort. To be honest, you might even feel a little bit giddy. It may have something to do with the beautiful common areas, private...

Hoffman Summerwood Community

160 Simsbury Road, West Hartford, CT 06117

4.8
(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Hoffman SummerWood Community is a national award-winning senior living rental community located in the quiet northeast corner of West Hartford. Our members enjoy their own beautiful apartment, featuring a fully applianced kitchen, living room, bedroom, and handicap accessible bathroom. We...

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The Court of Saint James

144 S Main St, West Hartford, CT 06107

5.0
(1 review)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Welcome Home The Court of Saint James is a unique retirement community with amenities for living a good life. The location is less than one mile from the Center of West Hartford, Connecticut which boasts exceptional shopping and delightful dining. The Court of Saint James is an affordable,...

The McAuley

275 Steele Rd, West Hartford, CT 06117

3.4
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Located on a 40-acre campus in West Hartford, CT adjacent to Saint Joseph College, The McAuley features beautifully landscaped grounds and lovely views of Avon Mountain.  Best of all, when you live at The McAuley, you're just minutes away from the area's most popular attractions -- the Wadsworth...

The Holiday Retirement

39 Highland Street, West Hartford, CT 06119

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Peace of mind. At The Holiday we feel that everyone should be able to have this comfort regarding their parent. We know that you don't want to be worrying about whether your parents are eating well, are secure in their homes, or feel alone and isolated. Not only will your minds be eased from the...

The Wellington at Springfield

942 Grayson Dr, Springfield, MA 01119

4.2
(95 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Be inspired to live life to the fullest when taking up residence at The Wellington at Springfield. Our Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Springfield, MA Sixteen Acres/East Longmeadow/Wilbraham line, enriches the lives of seniors by providing an environment that is...

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,...

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 Crossroads Place

One Beechwood Drive, Waterford, CT 06385

4.5
(46 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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

River Ridge at Avon

101 Bickford Extension, Avon, CT 06001

4.3
(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

River Ridge at Avon is nestled in a quiet, residential neighborhood in the heart of beautiful Farmington Valley. We are conveniently located off Route 44 in the charming town of Avon, minutes from wonderful shops, dining, entertainment, and medical offices. Our superb location complements the...

The Village at Buckland Court

432 Buckland Road, South Windsor, CT 06074

4.2
(36 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

The Village at Buckland Court is a charming 'country estate' nestled amidst beautiful farm land, with expansive lawns and gardens. Inspiring outdoor sitting areas, a gazebo, and an herb garden provide the setting for arts, leisure, and fitness activities. Private walking paths and gazebos grace...

Quail Run Estates

50 Cardinal Dr, Agawam, MA 01001

4.2
(36 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Quail Run Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on beautifully landscaped grounds on the outskirts of Springfield, you'll love the comfortable facilities, our friendly staff and the convenience of the nearby community. We're just minutes from...

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Cost of independent living in West Hartford, 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
  • $4,151
    West Hartford, CT
  • $4,070
    East Haven, CT
  • $4,575
    Newington, 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
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Learn More About Independent Living in West Hartford, CT

Five miles away from downtown Hartford, the charming, smaller city of West Hartford offers an abundance of local boutiques, a wide array of restaurants, and a mountainous border. The city often hosts quirky events, carnivals, and festivals, which makes it a fun destination for tourists and creates a close-knit, social community.

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

Cost of Independent Living in West Hartford, CT

The median monthly cost of independent living is about $2,745 in West Hartford and around $3,000 in the state of Connecticut.

Learn More About West Hartford, CT

Cost of Living

The cost of living in West Hartford, Connecticut hovers just slightly above the national 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
105 99 108 105 109 109

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
$91,590 per year $48,691 per year $78,313 per year $38,081 per year $36,319 per year $2,398 per year $605 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service West Hartford include:

St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center

  • Facility type: short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 180+
  • Specialties: wound care, sleep studies, robotic surgery

Hartford Hospital

  • Facility type: short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 180+
  • Specialties: physical therapy, skilled nursing, joint replacement

John Dempsey Hospital

  • Facility type: short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 150
  • Specialties: cardiac surgery, spine surgery, magnetic resonance imaging

Weather and Climate

West Hartford’s climate is classified as hot summer continental, which forecasts hot summers and cold winters. The average humidity level is about 55%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at 62%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
32°F 40°F 24°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
76°F 86°F 66°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 121

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: 45.1″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
38.63 28.3% 17,282 5,833 per square mile 2.65

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)
0.2% 7.9% 6.0% 11.2% <0.1% 2.8% 72.9%

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

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2019 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Hartford: 28/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 99/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Hartford County, Connecticut

Democratic Republican Other
59.1% 36.4% 4.5%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

  • Noah Webster House
  • University of Saint Joseph Art Gallery

Outdoor attractions in West Hartford:

  • Elizabeth Park
  • West Hartford Reservoir
  • Westmoor Park

West Hartford’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Blue Back Square
  • Westfarms Shopping Mall
  • Playhouse on Park

Transportation

West Hartford’s bus system operates more than a dozen regular routes, offering convenient transport to popular locations like the Westfarms Shopping Mall and University of Connecticut Health Center. A paratransit service within the greater Hartford area serves residents with disabilities, as well as their caregivers, and offers direct, low-cost rides.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Connecticut

The Court of Saint James, McLean a CCRC and Keystone Place at Newbury Brook are the top rated independent living facilities near West Hartford, Connecticut. See full list of communities.

There are 121 independent living facilities near West Hartford, Connecticut. See the full list.

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