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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Independent Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 50 Independent Living communities in Wilmington and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.

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Foulk Manor North

1212 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803

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Foulk Manor North offers our residents a continuum of care encompassing independent living, assisted living, memory care in our Bridge to Rediscovery community and skilled nursing. Set on ten beautifully wooded acres, right next to the New Castle County Brandywine Hundred Library, Foulk Manor...

Forwood Manor

1912 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810

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Forwood Manor sits on 13 beautifully manicured acres and is located just minutes from I-95. Close to shopping and cultural sites, we offer a full-service rental retirement community with the best social and transportation programs, along with well-designed and spacious apartments. We invite you...

Shipley Manor

2723 Shipley Road, Wilmington, DE 19810

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Shipley Manor is a full service,continuing care rental retirement community serving independent living,assisted living, and skilled and rehabilitation services. Shipley Manor,a proud member of the community for over 26 years, was originally elementary school; it is now located in the Brandywine...

Ivy Gables Senior Living

2210 Swiss Ln, Wilmington, DE 19810

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Ivy Gables Senior Living, is nestled in the village of Ardentown, Delaware and provides everything a senior living community should offer; a warm, friendly, comfortable and elegant lifestyle. It is surrounded by tastefully landscaped courtyards for relaxing with friends and families, listening...

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The Residence at Chadds Ford

1778 Wilmington Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342

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NOW OPEN! The Residence at Chadds Ford is a flagship community in west suburban Philadelphia, bringing the area a level of luxury, service and sophisticated lifestyle befitting the cultured, inquisitive, active seniors that we serve. We offer Independent Living, Personal Care and Memory Care....

Millcroft

255 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE 19711

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Established for over 30 years in Newark, Millcroft is truly the cornerstone of senior living. With our independent living, assisted living, and skilled and intermediate nursing rehabilitation, Millcroft is set apart from others by its in-house therapy service, full service rental retirement...

Ivy Creek Gracious Retirement Living

300 Franklin Dr, Glen Mills, PA 19342

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We believe that Ivy Creek Gracious Retirement Living is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure.At Ivy Creek, our management teams live on-site...

The Summit at Glen Mills

52 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342

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Combine amazing service, great friends, and resort-level amenities and you’ve got the perfect recipe for all the comforts of home. The Summit at Glen Mills is opening later this year and offers Independent Living, Personal Care and Memory Care all in one campus for flexibility and...

Friends Home in Kennett

147 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348

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Since 1898 the Friends Home has provided older adults quality care and housing at a moderate price. Founded by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), the Home has a strong tradition of encouraging independence and respect for the individuality and dignity of each person. ...

Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line a CCRC

100 Halcyon Drive, Media, PA 19063

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Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line is a senior living community located in Media, PA. Media is a small borough in Delaware County, west of Philadelphia and home to about 5,500 people. Residents can take part in a host of activities including going out to local...

Plush Mills Senior Living

501 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086

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Plush Mills is a great place to live the good life. Big enough to count on. Small enough to care. With only 124 independent living apartments and 34 personalized care suites, Plush Mills is just the right size — large enough to offer a full range of services, yet small enough to provide...

Harrison Hill Apartments

1015 Andrew Drive, West Chester, PA 19380

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Under SPECIAL, please change the price from $1500 to $1545.Thank you!

Arbour Square at West Chester

1201 Ward Ave, West Chester, PA 19380

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Arbour Square at West Chester is truly a unique rental community. Located in a beautiful, small town rich in history, Arbour Square stands out as something new and exciting, above and beyond the ordinary. A community where there’s always something interesting or fun going on, and where you’ll...

The Watermark at Bellingham

1615 East Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380

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Bellingham is a senior living community offering independent living, personal care and memory care services to seniors We also offer skilled nursing care at Parklane which is located on our campus. Centered around a quaint 18th century farm, Bellingham retirement community offers a variety of...

Wellington at Hershey's Mill

1361 Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380

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Independent Living for Active SeniorsWellington at Hershey's Mill in West Chester, PA is an independent living residential community for active seniors who are looking to socialize, stay active, and no longer want the worry of owning a home. Are you ready to enjoy a carefree, maintenance-free...

Jenner's Pond

2000 Greenbriar Lane, West Grove, PA 19390

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The historic community of West Grove, Pennsylvania, provides an excellent opportunity for Jenner's Pond to relax and enjoy life in an idyllic setting. Full of historic charm and natural beauty, West Grove offers outstanding amenities to suit a variety of personal tastes and requirements. West...

Ashbridge Manor

971 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335

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Ashbridge Manor, a retirement community located in Downingtown, PA, was formerly the landmark, Tabas' Mickey Rooney Hotel. Residents enjoy 24-hour concierge service, weekly housekeeping and linen service, free scheduled transportation, deluxe continental breakfast, and a full three-course dinner...

Simpson Meadows

101 Plaza Dr, Downingtown, PA 19335

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Simpson Meadows is Central Chester County's premier non-profit continuing care retirement community, with more than a 150 year history of service to senior adults as a member of the Simpson Senior Services network. Our philosophy of care includes maximizing resident independence at an affordable...

Echo Lake NOW OPEN

900 N Atwater Dr, Malvern, Malvern, PA 19355

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We are locally owned and operated by SageLife. Our founders were pioneers in senior living; they helped define the companies that have defined the industry.Sage’s mission is to create the best home for each member of the SageLife family every day by encouraging, empowering, and celebrating...

St. Martha Villa

490 Manor Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335

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Since our founding in 2003, St. Martha Villa has proudly served in the Chester County Community by providing exceptional care. Our bright, spacious, one story building is situated on a beautifully landscaped campus with numerous outdoor gardens, walking paths and even a putting green! The...

The Quadrangle a CCRC

3300 Darby Road, Haverford, PA 19041

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The Quadrangle, situated on 74 beautifully landscaped acres on Philadelphia's Main Line, is an independent full-service community meeting needs of seniors like you since 1986. The community is ideal for seniors who desire an active lifestyle. Residents enjoy gracious apartment accommodations, a...

Daylesford Crossing

1450 E Lancaster Ave, Paoli, PA 19301

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Daylesford Crossing has earned it's stellar reputation on the Main Line by delivering high quality, inclusive care with a unique emphasis on lifestyle. Our community is proud to be voted the "The Best of the Main Line" and we are also certified as a "Great Place to Work."We offer a full spectrum...

Woodbury Mews

122-124 Green Avenue, Woodbury, NJ 08096

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When you think of independent living, assisted living, and memory care, what do you see? If cookie-cutter apartments, quiet hallways, bland food and stereotypical activities come to mind, then think again. Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and...

The Mansion at Rosemont

404 Cheswick Place, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

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The Mansion at Rosemont is Main Line retirement living at its best for people 62 and better, offering superb services, amenities and dining on a 10+ acre estate, formerly owned by the nephew of renowned American Impressionist painter, Mary Cassat. Last summer, through our merger with the...

Freedom Village at Brandywine, a CCRC

15 Freedom Blvd, Coatesville, PA 19320

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Are you ready for fewer chores and more adventures? Located in historic Chester County, our continuing care retirement community, also known as a CCRC, gives you access to four levels of care on one campus, including independent living, personal care home, memory care, and skilled nursing. Plus,...

Eagleview Landing NOW OPEN

650 Stockton Drive, Exton, PA 19341

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Introducing Eagleview Landing, the newest senior living community in Exton, PA. The location just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is close to perfect. The comfort of Independent Living, Personal Care and Memory Care is reassuring. And the luxury? Isn't that always nice? Eagleview Landing is...

Robinson Personal Care Home

4104 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Robinson Personal Care Home is a senior living community located in Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia is a very busy city and home to about 1.5 million people. Residents can find a host of activities to partake in, including going to restaurants, doing their shopping, going to games, concerts and...

Cardinal Village

455 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Sewell, NJ 08080

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Let Cardinal Village take the worry out of your retirement years.   Our community design is all on one level. We offer a selection of apartment styles to fit your needs; all with no entrance fees and a month to month lease.   Our nondenominational community offers peace of mind and...

Simpson House

2101 Belmont Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131

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Simpson House is conveniently located at the corner of Belmont and Monument Avenues and overlooks beautiful Fairmont Park. Simpson House was founded in 1865 to attend to the needs of older persons in the community after the Civil War. This unbroken chain of caring exists today as we provide a...

The Watermark at Logan Square East

2 Franklin Town Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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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, a state-of-the-art...

Canvas Valley Forge

101 Bryce Ln, King of Prussia, PA 19406

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Canvas is a brand-new concept in 55+ living. At Canvas, you can live your life on your own time, and let us take care of the details. Let your home set you free.SERVICES:Focus on living your best life—and let us take care of the details. Our selection of useful services was designed to help you...

The Residence at Bala Cynwyd (Opening Fall 2021)

251 Rock Hill Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

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Bridgetowne Arms Apartments

98 Central Ave, Bridgeton, NJ 08302

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Vernon House

3226 Clifford St., Philadelphia, PA 19121

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At Vernon House, you’ll find a 62+ Senior Philadelphia apartment community where everything you want is brought together: a location in the neighborhood where you want to live, amenities designed to make your life more enjoyable, and features that are both modern and centered on comfort.When you...

Pewter Village at Collingswood

1058 Eldridge Ave W, Oaklyn, NJ 08107

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Spring Mill Pointe

2002 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

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Spring Mill is part of Presby’s Inspired Life, a nonprofit organization with a more than 60 year tradition of creating exceptional living experiences. The centerpiece of our Lafayette Hill community is the beautifully restored Spring Mill School. Nestled on 15 serene acres, Spring Mill is...

Anthology of King of Prussia (Opening Winter 2020)

350 Guthrie Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

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Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley

6300 Greene St, Philadelphia, PA 19144

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Less than 10 miles from the urban vitality of Center City and located within the historically and culturally rich enclave of Northwest Philadelphia, Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley offers personal care services in private accommodations within a beautiful, historic building. A complete range...

BCI Fairgreen Apartments

100 Greenway, Perryville, MD 21903

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Heatherwood Retirement Community

3180 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, PA 19344

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HEATHERWOOD RETIREMENT COMMUNITY is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, a community of Life Care Centers of America which operates more than 260 skilled nursing homes, assisted living and independent living communities and Alzheimer's centers.CONTINUUM-OF-CARE CAMPUSOur caring,...

Yardley Commons

209 Laurel Road, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043

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Yardley Commons provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on beautiful, secure grounds just 15 miles from downtown Philadelphia, you'll love our charming facilities and the convenience of being so close to the history and entertainment in 'The City of...

Springfield Senior Living

551 E Evergreen Avenue, Wyndmoor, PA 19038

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Dedicated to yesterday's traditions and today's conveniences! Springfield Residences is an assisted and independent living community located in beautiful Chestnut Hill. Our elegant country campus is easily accessible to both Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties. Call today to tour our lovely...

Premier Cadbury

2150 Route 38, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

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Once you move into your apartment at Cadbury, you will feel right at home. We take care of maintenance, utilities, housekeeping and linens. You will enjoy delicious meals in our Lakeside Dining Room or Friendly Cafe. The living is easy and comfortable at Cadbury. The Lodge at Cadbury is the best...

Ivystone Senior Living

7999 N Crescent Blvd, Pennsauken Township, NJ 08110

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Ivystone Senior Living at Pennsauken, New Jersey in Camden County, is conveniently situated in close proximity to many communities in the Delaware Valley including Cherry Hill, Palmyra, Collingswood and Philadelphia. Our location allows easy access to local resources for residents and families.At...

St. Mary's Villa

210 St. Mary's Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

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Phoebe Wyncote

208 Fernbrook Ave, Wyncote, PA 19095

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A Place for Mom uses the term "assisted living" to indicate that the community provides some level of assistance with daily living activities. It is not intended to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care.

Brookdale Evesham

1 Brendenwood Drive, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043

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Are you ready to live your best life every day?Come see if our senior living community with both independent living and assisted living is the right fit for you. Located near the Delaware River, and just a short drive from Philadelphia, here can you redefine your independence and live your best...

Allegria at the Fountains

114 Hayes Mill Road, Atco, NJ 08004

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The Fountains at Cedar Parke offers continuing care retirement living in a beautiful setting. Midway between the sun and surf of the seashore and the cultural wealth of Philadelphia, we're ideally located to all the area has to offer. Join a special outing to Atlantic City or cruise on The Spirit...

The Estates

1304 Rhawn St, Philadelphia, PA 19111

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The Estates is a wonderful Independent Living Community described by our residents as 'just like home - only better.' Located in Northeast Philadelphia, The Estates offers the combination of country charm and city convenience. With a beautifully landscaped patio and picnic area complete with...

Sunrise of Abington

1801 Susquehanna Road, Abington, PA 19001

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In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized personal care...

Independent Living in Wilmington, DE

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

Cost of Independent Living in Wilmington, DE

The median monthly cost of independent living in Wilmington is about $2,485 in the city proper and $2,489 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of Delaware is around $2,524.

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

Learn More About Wilmington, DE

Cost of Living

Compared to other cities in the region, Wilmington is considered to be an extremely affordable option. The cost-of-living index is rated four points lower than the national average and the grocery index is equivalent to the national average. All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living indexGrocery indexMedian rentRent burdenMedian home valueMedian family incomeEstate tax96100$1,06620.7% spend over 30% of their income on rent$164,049$40,221No estate tax or inheritance tax

Local Hospitals

There are 2 general hospitals in the city that provide emergency care and other medical services to the city. The top hospitals that service Wilmington include:

  • Wilmington Hospital – This hospital offers a full Emergency Department and helipad with aero-medical transport capabilities, a center for rehabilitation, and a joint replacement center.
  • Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation – The first and most comprehensive outpatient center for seniors and their families dealing with Dementia and Alzheimer’s.
  • Saint Francis Hospital – A full-service hospital that provides a number of services including cancer care, cardiology, and physical therapy. They also provide dialysis and home care services.

Weather and Climate

Wilmington has a humid subtropical type of climate. This means that the summers tend to be hot and muggy while the winters tend to be mild or cold. On average, the humidity level for Wilmington is roughly 66%. 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 low76°F87°F (July)64°F (July)36°F46°F (December)26°F (February)

Air Quality

Average air quality index ratingAverage maximum air quality index rating59 (Moderate)76 in December (Moderate)

The average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation and Natural Disasters

Average monthly precipitationAverage maximum monthly precipitationAverage yearly snowfallNatural Disasters4”6” (October)13”Hurricanes

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election for New Castle County

Voted DemocraticVoted RepublicanVoted Third Party61.95%32.52%5.53%

Population Statistics

Total PopulationPopulation densityPopulation trend71,1062,517 people per square mileShrinking at a rate of -0.05%

Age

Median55+60+70+80+3625%10%5%4%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diplomaCollege degreeGraduate degree36%26%11%

Race & Ethnicity

AsianBlackHispanicNative AmericanPacific Islander or Native HawaiianWhiteTwo or moreOther or Not Specified1.2%58.3%10.2%<1%<1%9.2%3%4%

Crime

Total crimesProperty crimes per 1,000 citizensViolent crimes per 1,000 citizens5,3565817

Miscellaneous

UnemployedParticipate in the labor forceHave some form of disabilityLive in povertyWidowsVeterans9%60%13%27%7%6%

Wilmington is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Located on the banks of both the Delaware and Christinia Rivers, many seniors find living in Wilmington to be pleasant and relaxing. The Downtown area is filled with lots of local history such as the DuPont Building which was built in the 20th century, the 1802 DuPont gunpowder works and the DuPont family’s Georgian-style home. The Hagley Museum showcases much of the DuPont family’s history in the city. The Old Swedes Church located between the Christina River and Brandywine Creek was built in 1698 and offers a glimpse into the past. Brandywine Park is located to the north of the city and has many walking paths and a zoo. The Delaware Art Museum was founded in 1902 and has a collection of more than 12,000 objects as well as a 9-acre sculpture park.

Transportation

Although it may be difficult to get around the city without a car, public transportation is available in certain parts of the city such as Downtown. The bus system, the Delaware Administration for Regional Transit also known as DART First State marks there bus stops with blue and white signs throughout the city.

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