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Independent Living in Florida

Overview of Independent Living in Florida

When it comes to retirement communities, Florida is a great choice for you or your loved one. As one of the most popular vacation and retirement spots in the country, Florida has earned its nickname “The Sunshine State” for its white, sandy beaches and beautiful weather. Currently, A Place for Mom partners with more than 400 retirement communities in Florida that provide independent living. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you and your family find the top senior living communities in Florida. The median monthly cost of independent living in Florida is about $2,700.

Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Florida

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American House Wildwood

7676 Rio Grande Blvd, Wildwood, FL 34785
10
Review Score
207 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My loved one is currently a resident at American House Wildwood and everything has been great for her there so far. The staff are very helpful. I had a problem with the cable and they took care of it...

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Holiday Azalea Park

1325 Grasslands Boulevard, Lakeland, FL 33803
10
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91 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Doris B - I live or lived in this community

The staff is always friendly & willing to help. Meals are different, some are things we do not like or never had, but there is always something else.

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Seascape At Naples

3490 Thrive Drive, Naples, FL 34109
10
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19 reviews
Nancy - I'm a current/former resident or client

My husband and I arrived at Seascape, we initially lived in assisted living together, but I knew eventually he would move over to memory care. I chose this community so that my husband could readily move...

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Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Tampa

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Legacy at Highwoods Preserve

18600 Highwoods Preserve Pkwy, Tampa, FL 33647
9.9
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35 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Christine - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My loved one was previously a resident at Legacy at Highwoods Preserve and the overall experience was good. The staff response is good. The care services are good. The housekeeping is minimal. The nurse is...

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The Meridian at Brandon

9215 Causeway Blvd, Tampa, FL 33619
9.6
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20 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Joyce G - I live or lived in this community

All of the staff were always willing to help. They knew all the residents' names as well as their rooms. Dining room staff knew the residents' preferences. Housekeeping was always on top of my husband's...

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Renaissance North Tampa

16001 Lakeshore Villa Dr, Tampa, FL 33613
9.4
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80 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Leisa - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I would absolutely recommend [names removed] at the Renaissance assisted and so very knowledgeable and compassionate![name removed] was extremely pleasant accommodating to meet us, very knowledgeable and...

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Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Fort Lauderdale

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The Meridian at Waterways

3001 E. Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
9.6
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34 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Joyce W - I'm a current/former resident or client

I love everything about the dining experience at the Waterways from the professional staff who also care and show compassion with my fellow seniors. The chefs are very prideful and take take the job of...

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Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale

1031 Seminole Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
8.9
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30 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Wendy - I'm a current/former resident or client

My husband and I are currently residents at Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale and most everything has been great for us here, so far. Overall, it has been a great experience. The care here is excellent. I...

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Independence Hall

1639 NE 26th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
8.0
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3 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Pat A - I'm a current/former resident or client

Very nice staff, very pleased with apartment. Use work orders for any maintenance. Cleaning ladies do light housework weekly. Pleased w/rides for doctor appt./Grocery shopping.

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Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Miami

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Hazel Cypen Tower

5066 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
8.8
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9 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Staff are very friendly and competent. Housekeeping service is provided once per week (independent living). Communication is excellent with the family. Move in process was very smooth. Meals are good quality...

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Seaside at Hallandale Beach Senior Living

2091 S Ocean Dr, Hallandale, FL 33009
9.8
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15 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anat B - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I feel extremely blessed to have found such an amazing , professional , caring Assisting Living at Seaside. Their love and care for the residents it’s exceptional . They make them feel at home and they take...

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The Peninsula Assisted Living and Memory Care

5100 W Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33023
9.8
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81 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The staff was very helpful and often times went out of their way to help family members that were unable to be there in person. He was diabetic, and they kept forgetting to bring him diabetic meals - which...

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Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Orlando

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Brookdale Conway

5501 East Michigan Street, Orlando, FL 32822
9.3
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48 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
EG - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I would recommend when comparing to others yes. Overall good but they are slow to reduce the cost of extra service once mom didn't need it and like everyone else they are having a hard time filling certain...

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Somerby Lake Nona

9682 Lake Nona Village Pl, Orlando, FL 32827
9.0
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17 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Joanna W - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

This place is amazingly! Along with it being beautiful, the food is so good too! They are restaurant quality. Every employee is awesome!! They are careing, attentive, gentle, and check in with you always!...

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Westminster Towers a CCRC

70 West Lucerne Circle, Orlando, FL 32801
8.9
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10 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I live or lived in this community

What our family likes the most about Westminster Towers is the members of the community are warm and friendly to newcomers. The "Team Members" are mission driven and project a deep and helpful individual...

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Florida laws and regulations for independent living communities

In Florida, independent living communities aren’t licensed or regulated. This is because independent living communities don’t provide personal care assistance for tasks like bathing and dressing. However, more than half of our partner independent living communities in Florida share a campus with another type of senior living. These shared campuses may combine independent living and assisted living, or they may include independent living, assisted living, and memory care. In these cases, the assisted living or memory care part of the community would be licensed and regulated by the Florida Bureau of Health Facility Regulation’s assisted living unit.

Seniors interested in renting an independent living apartment will sign a lease with the community. It’s similar to the type of contract you might sign when leasing an apartment. In Florida, the Landlord/Tenant Law outlines the responsibilities of the landlord and tenant. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services helps handle any disputes.

Tenants agree to the following under the Landlord/Tenant Law:[01]

  • Follow building, housing, and health codes to keep the complex clean.
  • Avoid disturbing neighbors.
  • Reasonably use appliances and facilities such as elevators, air conditioning, plumbing, etc.

Landlord requirements under the Landlord/Tenant Law include the following:

  • Keep structural components of the building in good repair.
  • Adhere to any building, housing, and health codes.
  • Make provisions for the extermination of pests.

Like other apartment complexes, independent living communities are required to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This means the community must have certain accessibility features, including the following:[02]

  • Maintain an accessible way to enter and move through the building.
  • Install light switches, outlets, and thermostats in accessible places.
  • Construct reinforcements in bathroom walls so that grab bars can be installed.
  • Ensure that kitchens and bathrooms can be used by a resident in a wheelchair.

While age is usually a factor in housing discrimination, independent living communities can cater to older adults through an exemption in the Fair Housing Act. To meet the exemption requirements, the community should only house seniors over 62, or have someone over 55 in 80% of apartments.[02]

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Florida Department of Health contact information

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
Phone: 800-435-7352

Florida tenant resources

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Top cities in Florida for independent living

8.1
Miami, FL
87 facilities
8.1
Fort Myers, FL
45 facilities
7.7
Tampa, FL
75 facilities
7.5
Jacksonville, FL
70 facilities
7.1
Orlando, FL
48 facilities
7.0
Fort Lauderdale, FL
117 facilities

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