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Nicknamed “The Sunshine City,” St. Petersburg, Florida, is a fantastic place for seniors considering independent living. Independent living facilities offer a great quality of life;  specifically meant for seniors who are still able to do most things on their own, these facilities are structured to also offer a bit of extra assistance every now and then. With A Place For Mom, you can find 12 different independent living facilities in St. Petersburg.

Aside from low-maintenance living, independent living centers give seniors a chance to reside among their peers. Here you’ll find organized social outings and events, plus dedicated areas for dining, games, and other social gatherings. According to A Place for Mom data, most of these facilities are located close to public transportation or offer their own transport; boast beauty salons, barber shops, and fitness centers; and have recreational spaces such as movie theaters, swimming pools, and cafés. And what better place to do it: St. Petersburg is sunny most of the year, more affordable than people might believe, and close to the beach!

Properties in this guide are all within a 10-mile radius of downtown St. Petersburg, including communities like Sunset Beach and Pasadena. This guide will offer information on St. Petersburg’s independent living facilities, financing options, laws and regulations, and more to help you find the right community.

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74 reviews
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74 reviews
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My loved one was previously a resident at The Princess Martha and the facility and experience were great. The cleanliness and friendliness were great. The staff, meals and activities were also great. I would...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
From a grand hotel in 1924 to a senior living retirement residence today, The Princess Martha, located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, has been a landmark throughout century. Graced with charm, elegance, and style, The Princess Martha is a symbol of Southern Hospitality and reigns as...
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33 Floor plans available
9.6
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28 reviews
9.6
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28 reviews
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My loved one is currently a resident at Westminster Palms and the overall experience has been very good for her, so far. The cleanliness is great. The friendliness is beyond great. The care services and the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Westminster Palms is an assisted living community located along the shoreline of St. Petersburg, FL. Our attractive community sits in St. Petersburg's Historic Old Northeast neighborhood right along the waterfront. We are within walking distance of the shore as well as the city's highest rated...
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66 Photos available
1212 Floor plans available
9.5
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48 reviews
9.5
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48 reviews
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I really like the community and the staff is usually very responsive. I love that so many good doctors come up the facility which is very convenient. I think they will get things back on track. My parents...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
American House St. Petersburg is the newest senior living community in St. Petersburg, Florida, breaking ground in May 2019. Located on the corner of 9th Avenue and 66th Street, this beautiful, contemporary community will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care services,...
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1414 Photos available
22 Floor plans available
9.5
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36 reviews
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Based on the experience we have had, we would have to give Addington Place a 5 on all except for the food service and the wait staff. They are not very friendly at times but they are getting better. We would...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Renovated outdoor pool and jacuzziRemodeled salon
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33 Floor plans available
8.9
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14 reviews
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My sister is currently a resident at Westminster Suncoast and everything has been great for her at this facility so far! The facility staff are all very caring. The place is very clean and my sister is...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
As part of the Westminster Communities in St. Petersburg, Westminster Suncoast, along with Westminster Palms and Westminster Shores, are backed by Westminster Communities of Florida. Westminster Suncoast's picturesque campus provides the opportunity for a wide variety of indoor and outdoor...
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33 Floor plans available
8.8
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28 reviews
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28 reviews
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You have freedom to go and come as you please. You have to check-in each day by 10:00 if not they come and check on you. I think it's great you can ride to and from dinner. I would go back there if I find...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to our waterfront community just steps from the stunning shores of Tampa Bay, in St. Petersburg's Bahama Shores neighborhood! Our campus offers 26 acres of peace and quiet with the Florida-style active living you'll love. Choose from single-family homes, tropical villas and...
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33 Floor plans available
8.8
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It's a tough situation at best .....any facility is only as good as the people working there, those folks helping the clients & their day to day care. Yes, good help is always hard to find. The place was...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Welcome to La Orilla of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. We're glad you're here! We are currently in the process of renovating and rejuvenating our new state-of-the-art Assisted Living and Memory Care Community. We are excited to show you all the wonderful features and amenities we will...
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99 Photos available
8.6
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37 reviews
8.6
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. I like Wentworth and so does my mother! Everyone's kindness and helpfulness has been so nice! We have been having many difficulties with her recent illness and hospitalization and everyone has been great!
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Situated near St. Pete Beach, Wentworth Central Ave is a quaint, suburban senior living community located near John’s Pass, The Pier of St. Pete and the Salvador Dali Museum as well as local hospitals including Palm’s of Pasadena, Bayfront Hospital, St. Anthony’s Hospital and Tampa General...
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Very nice staff. Gorgeous location. New owners recently took over and renovations are beginning. Most of the staff appear to have stayed on through ownership changes. My mom feels safe and secure there.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Elance at Pasadena offers services and amenities to bring out the personal best in everyone, and to allow residents the freedom and independence to choose whatever they wish to do or to be. Services are expertly performed by dedicated, well-trained professionals and are tailored to meet the...
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8.0
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Very impressed with Toby Weinman Residence. They have knowledgeable and helpful Nursing staff around the clock. The facility is clean and beautifully updated. If you want an enriching lifestyle that...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Located on the Menorah Life campus in St. Petersburg, Toby Weinman Residence serves people of all faiths and provides its residents with a way of life that promotes overall physical, intellectual and emotional well-being.Since it's opening in 2003, Toby Weinman Residence has maintained the...
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8.0
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2 reviews
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2 reviews
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Excellent care with love and compassion was given to my aunt. The owner is personally involved in resident care, she has the highest standards and insists that each resident receives the best possible care....
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Patrick Manor is an assisted living community located in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida. St. Petersburg is a beautiful city with many fun attractions and beaches nearby for relaxing days on white beaches in blue beautiful water. St. Petersburg has all the night life of the city and...
Photo of Freedom Square of Seminole, a CCRCCommunity card badge
1616 Photos available
77 Floor plans available
9.7
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42 reviews
9.7
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42 reviews
5 star
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The nursing staff needs to be more hands on with the residents. They need to have more activities provided. They have bingo every day, but no other activities maybe once or twice a week they have someone...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Having fewer chores means more time to connect with your sense of purpose.At our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Seminole, Florida, you can. With four levels of care on one campus, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing, you’ll have the fun...
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1111 Photos available
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15 reviews
9.4
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15 reviews
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My mother and our family appreciated the furnished apartment like rooms, each having their own bathroom and shower. We very much appreciate the homemade meals that are healthy and very tasty. The residents...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Welcome to Cabot Cove of Largo Assisted Living & Memory Care, a Vibrant Senior Community. Now with Integrated Memory Care.Cabot Cove is your place to Rejuvenate Mind, Body & Spirit. Discover what our personalized approach to assisted living can bring to your life.Our beautiful,...
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99 Photos available
9.4
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43 reviews
9.4
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43 reviews
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My loved one was a resident at Seasons Largo and the experience was great all around. The cleanliness and friendliness were great. The staff, meals, and activities were also great. I would recommend this...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Welcome to Seasons State-Of-The-Art Assisted Living & Memory Care A Caring Place To Create Memories We've raised the bar for Assisted Living... Come discover the difference at Seasons Largo. Active Living... Exceptional Care... Good Friends and Great Times — you will find it all at Seasons....
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1414 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
8.7
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112 reviews
8.7
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112 reviews
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This place is amazing! It was the second place my mom and I toured that day, and I knew the moment we walked in the door, that this was the place we were looking for! She has been there about a month and a...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Welcome to Bay Wood Senior Living! Our team is comprised of compassionate, experienced, and dedicated individuals who strive to raise the bar of senior care every day. Bay Wood Senior Living’s core values are Teamwork, Stewardship, Integrity, Transparency, Growth, and Celebration. Bay Wood Senior...
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1717 Photos available
11 Floor plan available
8.6
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44 reviews
8.6
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44 reviews
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[name removed] is the person who shows the facility. Cannot recall her title. She was the best out of all the places we checked. The room sizes were the best I had seen and they also have a back door that...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Goldton at St. Petersburg is a family-owned and operated assisted living and memory care establishment. Our goal has been simple yet aspirational: to help our residents flourish. Entering the community does not mean checking your lifestyle or personality at the door. Residents continue to...
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1010 Photos available
8.5
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40 reviews
8.5
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40 reviews
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What our family really liked about The Pointe community was their staff team. The staff members there were really good to our loved one and based on the experience we had, we would recommend the community to...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Imagine a place that is familiar and comforting — just like home. If you’re looking for fun and freedom in senior living, our community in St. Petersburg, Florida, might be the right fit for you. With both Assisted Living and memory care on one campus, Have your morning coffee on the patio or...
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1515 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
7.1
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73 reviews
7.1
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73 reviews
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This has been an excellent choice for my loved one. The care that they provide to my family has risen for my loved one. I would recommend the community to others for their loved one, no matter what care...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
When people walk through the doors of Bayside Terrace, they are instantly WOW!-ed. With both comfort and convenience in a prime location, Bayside Terrace offers independent living, assisted living and memory care, ensuring residents never have to move from the community they love, no matter how...
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It's wonderful! I would recommend it for anybody with mental illness or who has had substance abuse in the past. They have freedom to come and go, they have group therapy and private therapy. The trolley and...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
CentralCentral is an assisted living community located in St. Petersburg, FL. The city of St. Petersburg is in Pinellas County and home to about 250,000 people. It’s a fun city between Tampa and the Gulf of Mexico. The weather is ideal here because of the beaches and gulf breezes. With our...
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Magnolia Gardens is a great place - it's been really nice. The staff is great and do a great job. Like everybody else, they're short-handed. But the people they have there do everything. Whether it's...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Built in 2003 and tucked away on 6 acres, Magnolia Gardens is the only assisted living in Pinellas County that is owned and operated by the Pinellas County Housing Authority. What that means to our resident's and family members is that we stay true to our mission which is, As a leader and...
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Great place for an affordable price! Caring management, helping residents not just in day-by-day living, but with all their life issues. If you want to be a person and not a number in a corporation owned...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Baytree Lakeside is located on two and a half acres of lush landscaped grounds with a tranquil nature walk leading to a serene lake. Our one-story building has wide hallways leading to comfortable studios. Peace of mind,good food,great friends and a variety of events to suit every interest are...
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Our family is very grateful to so many at Arbor Oaks at Tyrone where our mom had lived since 2017 before she recently passed. There were so many staff that cared for mom and we are eternally grateful to all...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Arbor Oaks at Tyrone opened in 1997 and has been under the same family ownership for the entire time. The community is conveniently located near Tyrone Square Mall and was designed to look and feel like a residential home. Senior adults are empowered to enjoy a carefree lifestyle that encourages...
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Angel Care Assisted Living residents enjoy home-like suites . Our community is distinctly finished and decorated to be both soothing and easy to navigate for the elderly, without compromising on the homey feel we’re famous for. Feeling a sense of purpose each day is essential to quality living...
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Country Inn offers assisted living in Pinellas Park, Pinellas County, Florida in a country setting. Due to the small size of Country Inn, the needs of the guests are attended to in a modern up to date facility with attention to each guest's particular requirements. When memory care, dementia and...
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12 reviews
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Everyone is very special. Love the food & home deliveries, activities, picnics & parties are amazing My nice [name removed] has been here 24 years and everyone loves her
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
When it comes to home upkeep, less is more.Our apartments have great natural light and enough room for a garden and a garden party. At our Life Care community in Seminole, Florida, you can have a vacation lifestyle in our six-story, hotel-style community. With both independent living and assisted...
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What families are saying about independent living in Saint Petersburg

Recent reviews for independent living in Saint Petersburg

Westminster Point Pleasant in Bradenton, FL

5.0
Westminster Point is the best in the area based on the total value and what you get. You get what you pay for. Room sizes and community layout are excellent. The food is excellent. The services are great.

Sun Towers in Sun City Center, FL

5.0
The service was outstanding because [of] the personnel [was] outstanding. The personnel [was] outstanding because the supervisory and management was outstanding.

The Goldton at St. Petersburg in Saint Petersburg, FL

3.6
My sister is currently a resident at The Goldton at St Petersburg and from what I see, the facility is always kept clean, very organized, and everyone that works there does their part in keeping it going. I really appreciate that everyone is taking good care of my sister and I know it's tough ...
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Costs of independent living in the St. Petersburg area

On average, it costs $4,169 per month for independent living in St. Petersburg, according to A Place For Mom proprietary data; this price includes associated fees and service fee add-ons.[01] This number represents what residents actually paid at our network facilities and reflects a variety of floor plans, amenities, and other variables that determine cost of living.

Represented in the following chart is a baseline cost for independent living in St. Petersburg, Florida, without add-on fees.

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Saint Petersburg, FL vs. nearby cities

Saint Petersburg, FL
$3,664/mo
$3,672/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Saint Petersburg, FL vs. the state and national average

Saint Petersburg, FL
$3,664/mo
$4,876/mo
U.S. national average
$4,093/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Saint Petersburg vs. other types of senior living

$4,001/mo
Independent Living
$3,664/mo

Median monthly costs of Independent Living in Saint Petersburg, FL by room type

Semi-Private
$3,262/mo
Studio
$4,182/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,441/mo
2 Bedroom
$5,156/mo

Average cost of Independent Living in Saint Petersburg over time

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How people pay for independent living in St. Petersburg

Independent living communities are not classified as senior care communities and, therefore, cannot be paid for with long-term health care insurance policies, Medicaid, or Medicare. However, seniors can use long-term health care insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare to pay for in-home medical services that may be needed.

This section will explain how seniors can pay for independent living through private pay, housing assistance, VA benefits, and/or Medicare and Medicaid resources for seniors.

Private pay methods

Private pay is a popular option that seniors use to pay for the costs associated with independent living facilities. There are several ways to do this, including Social Security benefits, pensions, investments, or personal savings. You could also use any on of the following methods for private pay:

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Number of veterans who live in St. Petersburg

About 51% of St. Petersburg veterans are 65+

Veterans in St. Petersburg can utilize a number of benefits and resources to help cover the cost of living or the cost of in-home medical care. Disabled veterans can use the Aid and Attendance Benefit to help cover costs; though notoriously tricky to apply for, the Aid and Attendance Benefit is a wonderful resource that can be used for anything that helps improve the quality of life for veterans.

Veterans in St. Petersburg have other ways to connect with resources, such as the VA Pension. To help veterans access benefits, Pinellas County, which includes St. Petersburg, offers a veteran and military resource guide. Other assistance can be found at one of the two local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) posts or at the following veterans services organizations, which are all located within the St. Petersburg Regional VA Office: Disabled American Veterans (DAV), AMVETS, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and Vietnam Veterans of America. Whether you believe you qualify or not, contacting VA-vetted and -recognized representatives ensures you don’t miss out on any benefits you may be able to exercise.

Resources for St. Petersburg veterans

Veterans services organizations and veteran resources

St. Petersburg Regional VA Office
9500 Bay Pines Blvd.
St. Petersburg, FL 33744
Phone: 800-827-1000
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Post 39
2599 Central Ave. N
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Phone: 727-327-8109
Email: vfwpost39+ContactUs@gmail.com

Post 4364
5773 62nd St. N
St. Petersburg, FL 33709-1735
Phone: 727-546-5525

Medicaid

Medicaid in Florida is known as State Medicaid Management Care (SMMC). This is a state-run program that helps low-income seniors pay for in-home medical services and other medical care. Because independent living communities are not considered senior care communities, Medicaid will not cover the cost of living in an independent living community in Florida. However, SMMC benefits can be used through Home and Community-Based Service waivers (HBCS) for medically necessary in-home health care services.

To apply for SMMC, you can visit this website or call 866-762-2237. Those who need assistance with the application process will want to contact their local ombudsman. The local ombudsman can help determine eligibility and guide seniors through the Medicaid process. Florida offers a Medicaid guide to help seniors get started.

Seniors can also utilize the Area Agency on Aging, a state-run department that offers the Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE) program. SHINE offers one-on-one consultations to seniors who need help accessing Medicaid benefits. The long-term care ombudsman can also answer questions about Medicaid.

St. Petersburg resident Medicaid resources

Medicaid offices and assistance

Medicaid Office – St. Petersburg
525 Mirror Lake Drive N, Suite 510
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3219
Phone: 727-552-1900 or 800-299-4844
Fax: 727-552-1216
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Local Area Agency on Aging
9549 Koger Blvd. N
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Phone: 727-570-9696
Helpline: 800-963-5337
Out-of-area callers: 727-217-8111
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Florida Ombudsman Program
4040 Esplanade Way, Suite 270
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Toll-Free: 800-963-5337
TTD/TTY: 800-955-8770
Email: information@elderaffairs.org

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)
4040 Esplanade Way, Suite 270
Tallahassee, FL 32399-7000
Toll-Free: 800-96-ELDER (800-963-5337)
TTD/TTY: 800-955-8770
Fax: 850-414-2150
Email: information@elderaffairs.org

Medicare

Unlike state-run Medicaid, Medicare is a federal program specifically for low-income seniors. Individuals 65 and older who need help covering the cost of medically necessary in-home care for short-term medical needs can use Medicare. Because independent living communities are not classified as senior care facilities, Medicare will not cover living expenses. There are several Medicare programs that Florida seniors can use, however, to offset medical costs.

The Medicare Buy-In Program can be applied for through the Florida ACCESS system. You can also apply via the Medicare Buy-In Program at the local Department of Children and Families Center.

Florida’s State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is called Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE). While this is a Medicare program, it is run through the Medicaid department. Those needing medical or holistic care can utilize the Suncoast PACE program (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly).

Applying for any one of these programs can be complex, so it’s good to have someone with knowledge of the process walk you through it. For this, you will want to contact your local ombudsman or use resources available to you through your local Social Security office or local Area Agency on Aging.

St. Petersburg resident Medicare resources

Apply for Medicare

Florida Department of Children and Families
2415 N. Monroe St., Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone: 850-487-1111
Customer call center phone: 850-300-4323
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Area Agency On Aging of ​Pasco-Pinellas
9549 Koger Blvd.
Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
Helpline: 800-963-5337
Office phone: 727-570-9696
Email: info@aaapp.org
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

SHINE
4040 Esplanade Way, Suite 270
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 800-963-5337
Email: information@elderaffairs.org

St. Petersburg Social Security Office
30 Dr. MLK St. S
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 800-772-1213
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Medicare programs and resources

Prescription Health Program
5501 Fourth St. N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-327-0333
Hours: Appointment only; please call to schedule

Suncoast PACE (Pinellas County)
6774 102nd Ave.
North Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Phone: 727-289-0062
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
4040 Esplanade Way, Suite 380
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850-414-2323
Email: LTCOPInformer@elderaffairs.org

Florida Medicare Savings Program
North Pinellas Service Center (Pinellas County)
11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 130
Largo, FL 33778
Phone: 866-762-2237
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Understand Florida laws and regulations for independent living communities

Because independent living communities are not classified as senior care communities, they are not required to be inspected as often as senior care communities. However, they must follow Florida laws and regulations, which includes mandatory inspections once a building reaches a certain age and every 10 years after that.[02]

All housing in Florida must abide by the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.[03] These laws offer protections for tenants and landlords. Some of these protections are specifically relevant for seniors, such as:

  • Landlords must make available close parking spaces for tenants with mobility issues
  • Allowing tenants with mobility issues or disabilities to mail their rent
  • Allowing tenants to break their lease with no charge if they need to move for health reasons
  • Offering tenants more suitable housing if it were to become available

Under these laws, landlords cannot deny housing to someone specifically because of their race, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, religion, familial status, or disability.

While inspections are only required every 10 years once a building hits a certain age, tenants can request an inspection. Inspection reports can be searched for at the FloridaHealthFinder site, a service of the Agency for Health Care Administration.

For a community to be classified as a senior community in Florida, 80% of the population must be over the age of 55, and no one in the community can be under 45 years old.

Florida Department of Health contact information

Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850-245-4444
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

COVID-19 regulations for St. Petersburg independent living communities

There are currently no COVID-19 regulations for independent living facilities to follow in the state of Florida or in St. Petersburg; however, the city recommends following these Centers for Disease Control guidelines.

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Vaccinations.

Vaccinations are recommended for all Florida residents.

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Social distancing.

Anyone feeling ill should avoid contact with others. It is recommended that you cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.

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Masking.

Masks are not required.

Types of independent living in St. Petersburg

Seniors looking to live in an independent living community in St. Petersburg will find a wide array of different types of living facilities. From converted grand hotels to sprawling villas, A Place For Mom has several wonderful options in our network. Because these communities are meant specifically for seniors, you will be surrounded by peers in the same stage of life.

Within the St. Petersburg area, A Place for Mom has 12 partner independent living facilities. One is a standalone independent living facility, while five offer a combination of assisted living and independent living. Six offer a combination of assisted living, independent living, and memory care; this can be appealing to families and seniors seeking a residence that can accommodate a senior’s needs across many stages of life.

Leisure-geared amenities offer an array of choices

With many facilities located on St. Petersburg’s waterfront area, independent living communities in the area provide easy access to the beautiful beaches of St. Petersburg, as well as the downtown area of Gulfport, offering both businesses and cultural events. From movie theaters to bars to libraries, St. Petersburg’s independent living facilities offer on-site features to help residents relax at their leisure. These are amenities you can expect from independent living facilities in the St. Petersburg area:

  • Swimming pools, fitness centers, and billiards lounges
  • Cafés, bars, and bistros
  • Arts and crafts centers, libraries, and TV lounges

Range of options for safety and low-maintenance living

Many independent living facilities in the St. Petersburg area offer maintenance, giving residents peace of mind. Common safety features in these communities ensure seniors have a safety net, should it be needed; many units are designed with elevators and wide doorways. To heighten the low-maintenance lifestyle, the vast majority of St. Petersburg’s independent living communities have their own barber shop and/or beauty salon.

Transportation options make on-site and off-site living possible

Seniors in independent living communities often are eager to experience off-site activities, as well as opportunities for fun within their communities’ own walls. St. Petersburg’s independent living facilities take this into account, with nearly all boasting a location close to public transit. For those who prefer community-provided transportation, more than two-thirds of the independent living facilities we partner with in St. Petersburg offer complimentary transportation; most also offer at-cost transport.

Saint Petersburg independent living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Saint Petersburg independent living communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Saint Petersburg, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Saint Petersburg independent living

Independent living communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Saint Petersburg partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Saint Petersburg, FLNational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
18.5%
19.5%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
26.1%
32.5%
No sugar
No sugar
26.1%
30%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
19.6%
31.8%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
6.5%
7.2%
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Availability of select dining options in Saint Petersburg independent living

Our independent living communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Saint Petersburg communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Saint Petersburg, FLNational
Professional chef
Professional chef
19.6%
34.6%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
22.8%
41.5%
Room service
Room service
16.3%
35.1%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
3.3%
16.3%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select programs and activities in Saint Petersburg independent living

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered independent living communities in Saint Petersburg offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Saint Petersburg, FLNational
Activity director
Activity director
26.1%
43.3%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
18.5%
27%
Community service programs
Community service programs
17.4%
31.3%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
27.2%
47.1%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
27.2%
48%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
30.4%
52.9%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
18.5%
41.2%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
18.5%
36%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
19.6%
39.8%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
29.3%
45.6%
Live performances
Live performances
22.8%
45.3%
Dances
Dances
20.7%
30.8%
Fitness center
Fitness center
15.2%
38.4%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
26.1%
45.1%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

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Unfamiliar with St. Petersburg? Highlights for seniors

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Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in St. Petersburg

19%
Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the St. Petersburg population
$48,472

Median annual income for St. Petersburg seniors 65 and older

Health care for seniors in St. Petersburg

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St. Anthony’s Hospital 

Since its founding in 1931, St Anthony’s has prided itself on combining the latest in medical technology with a wide range of exceptional health care services.

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Bayfront Health St. Petersburg 

After having been around for more than 100 years, Bayfront Health has made a name for itself as one of America’s 100 best hospitals for spinal surgery, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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HCA Florida Northside Hospital

HCA Florida Northside Hospital offers a comprehensive stroke center and an advanced radiology department and specializes in multi-generational care. This 288-bed hospital offers a 24/7 ER that handles everything from heart care to generalized surgery.

Transportation for seniors in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is a city where you can get by without a car, but it certainly helps to have one. If you don’t, you can get a ride from the independent living facility as 83% of our partners offer free transportation and 75% offer it at-cost.

There are areas in St. Petersburg that are walkable or bike-friendly, but the city as a whole is not connected in a way that makes vehicle-free travel entirely possible. Taking into account infrastructure and accessibility, St. Petersburg has a walk score of 43 (out of 100, meaning a car is necessary) and a bike score of 59 (out of 100, meaning a car is needed in some situations instead of a bike).[05]

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PTSA) is the local public transit option. It offers accessible bussing options and also extends discounts to anyone over the age of 65. Those with disabilities can look into the Disabled Special Citizen Program, which offers discounts to those with disabilities.

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43

Walk Score

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33

Transit Score

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59

Bike Score

Senior activities in St. Petersburg

Those who live in independent living communities are people who still like to get out and about. Getting out and about in a place nicknamed The Sunshine City sure gives you lots of options! You can see local nature by going on a guided kayak trip at the Shell Key Preserve. For those looking to camp or hike, you’ll be right at home at the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. If you like bird watching, you’ll love Sawgrass Lake Park. After spending a day in the sun, watch the day come to an end at the Island Sunset and Skywalk Light Show; cruises are available for those who prefer the waterway.

Perhaps you are looking for something that stimulates your intellectual side. With plenty of museums in St. Petersburg, there is something for everyone. If you love Salvador Dalí, you’ll certainly love the Dalí Museum, featuring artwork that spans his entire lifetime. For impressive glasswork, you can check out the Duncan McClellan Gallery. Admission is free, and there is artwork both outdoors and indoors. Also contemporary and cool is the Morean Art Center. This is another free museum, and you can even sign up to take classes. For more classes, Charlie Parker Pottery is a great place to learn some new skills and make some new friends.

Another great place to make new friends in the Sunshine Center, a senior center hosted by St. Petersburg’s Parks & Recreation Department. The Sunshine Center offers a bevy of recreational activities, educational classes, wellness programs, volunteer opportunities, and support groups.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Princess Martha, Cloudberry Lodge at Brandon and Aston Gardens at Courtyards are the top-rated Independent Living facilities near St Petersburg, FL. These Independent Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Independent Living in St Petersburg is $3,664 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. A Place For Mom (2023) A Place For Mom Proprietary Data

  2. Collier County. (March 2023.) Milestone Inspections. Colliercountyfl.gov

  3. Pinellas County. (March 2023). Fair Housing Discrimination. Pinellas.gov

  4. U.S. News & World Report. (2022). Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.

  5. Walk Score. (2023). Living in St. Petersburg.

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A Place For Mom (2023) A Place For Mom Proprietary Data

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Collier County. (March 2023.) Milestone Inspections. Colliercountyfl.gov

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Pinellas County. (March 2023). Fair Housing Discrimination. Pinellas.gov

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U.S. News & World Report. (2022). Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.

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Walk Score. (2023). Living in St. Petersburg.