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Ascension Living Fox Knoll Village

421 North Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506

(31 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

For over 20 years, Presence Fox Knoll has been serving the residents of the Fox Valley area in a tradition of understanding, support, and respect. Our community features a continuum of care in which our professional staff provide a variety of services to compliment our residents needs. Situated...


925 Sixth Avenue, Aurora, IL 60505

(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

In 2014, Sunnymere celebrated 75 years of providing quality, affordable and all-inclusive, care to seniors who are no longer able to live safely on their own. All meals, housekeeping, laundry and activities are included in the monthly cost. There is no 'buy in.' Last year, we upgraded and...

Bright Oaks of Aurora

1340 River St, Aurora, IL 60506

(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Bright Oaks Difference - Life Happens Here!Bright Oaks is a whole new concept in senior living that emphasizes living and takes it to a whole new level. By celebrating what's unique in each one of us, Bright Oaks communities encourage engagement on a very personal level. Our goal is to help...

The Lakes and Superior at Waterford

1821 Audra Circle, Aurora, IL 60504

(4 reviews)

2 Bed

Each duplex home features 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, fully applianced kitchen, fireplace, laundry room, garage, front porch, Lifeline phone system, and many luxury features! Sunrooms and pond views are also available. Each is approx 1350 to 1450 sq. feet. Enjoy your independence on our 38 acre...

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Jennings Terrace

275 S. La Salle St., Aurora, IL 60505

(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Established in 1943 Jennings Terrace is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to serving the needs of area senior citizens in a home-like setting. Jennings is a provider of affordable high quality services. Our services are responsive and flexible to meet current and changing demands. ...

The Gardens of Waterford

1955 Randi Drive, Aurora, IL 60504

(40 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Alden of Waterford, you become part of a continuum of care community offering the warmth of a friendly village, the amenities of a lively resort and the skilled medical services of a superb health facility all within pleasant, safe surroundings. Should you ever need rehab therapy or treatment...

Alden Horizon Senior Living

2000 Randi Drive, Aurora, IL 60504

(1 review)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Alden Horizon Senior Living is a community located in Aurora, Illinois. Here at Alden Horizon, it is our sole goal to provide our residents with the best care they can receive, while providing a luxurious and rich life that they will enjoy and never get bored. Even if a residents health needs...

Clarendale of Algonquin

2001 W Algonquin Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102

(155 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Clarendale of Algonquin, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Free resident parking available at our location. Our purpose-built community has the advantage of specialized care,...

The Oaks at Bartlett

825 Carillon Dr, Bartlett, IL 60103

(156 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Imagine a warm and friendly community with a small-town feel, where making friends is easy, and people care about and help each other. This is Clare Oaks and Assisi Healthcare, a Continuing Care Life Plan Retirement Community. Located in Bartlett, Illinois on 41 acres of wetlands and rolling...

Senior Star at Weber Place

605 South Edward Drive, Romeoville, IL 60446

(116 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Senior Star at Weber Place! Weber Place is an independent living, assisted living, and memory care community in Romeoville, Illinois. Inside Weber Place, residents gather for fellowship and fun in our multiple activity venues, private dining rooms, billiards and shuffleboard areas,...

Concord Place

401 W Lake St, Northlake, IL 60164

(117 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE AT CONCORD PLACE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY We are so much more than a senior community. Concord Place Retirement Community is home. For over 25 years we have prided ourselves in creating a culture and atmosphere of comfort and love. To that end, we have focused our efforts...

Brookdale Vernon Hills

145 North Milwaukee Avenue, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

(100 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Resort-Style Senior Living at Its FinestYou have options for senior living in the Chicago area. But none of them look like this. We provide a resort-like environment for independent senior living and assisted living. We are known for our indoor rainforest—at more than a football field long and...

Sunrise at Fountain Square

2210 Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, IL 60148

(86 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private, 2 Bed

Sunrise Senior Living introduces Fountain Square, a beautiful environment designed to fit your and tomorrow! Located in Lombard, Illinois, about 20 miles west of downtown Chicago and offers assisted living, independent living, and 2 levels of memory care - Reminiscence and...

Waterford Estates Senior Living

17400 Kedzie Rd., Hazel Crest, IL 60429

(87 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The essence of Waterford Estates is best described in three words: understanding, care, and community. Waterford Estates is located near I57 & I80, on 12 beautiful acres with private walking paths, two ponds and scenic views. Our campus offers those age 62+ independence, privacy, security,...

Brookdale Lake View

3121 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60657

(83 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Healthier Life, Healthier YouHave you been on the hunt for an exceptional senior living experience that gives you the quality care you want without sacrificing the independence and freedom you crave? If so, look no further. Our independent and assisted living community is located within walking...

Lombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

300 West 22nd St., Lombard, IL 60148

(85 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The new Lombard Place Assisted Living and Memory Care in Lombard, IL is the perfect alternative for seniors who value their independence but still need some help from time to time. Carefully designed and professionally managed, Lombard Place features beautiful apartments in a home-like setting....

Clarendale of Mokena

21536 South Wolf Road, Mokena, IL 60448

(85 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Clarendale of Mokena is the only senior living community in The Village of Mokena, Ill. It is also the newest such community in the greater market area to offer three integrated lifestyle options under one roof - residential living, assisted living and memory care. Clarendale of Mokena creates an...

Bridgeway of Bensenville a CCRC

303 E. Washington Street, Bensenville, IL 60106

(83 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Bridgeway of Bensenville features independent living homes and apartments offering a worry-free lifestyle. Additionally, Bridgeway of Bensenville offers various levels of assisted living and memory care to those that require more help with daily activities.Lifestyle Amenities:Choice of large...

StoryPoint Naperville

504 N River Rd, Naperville, IL 60563

(80 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to StoryPoint Naperville! This isn’t just a place to reside — it’s a place where our community members truly shine, and we are glad to share this experience with them. Our various senior living options include independent living, enhanced living, assisted living, memory care, and respite...

Brookdale Des Plaines

800 South River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016

(78 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

It’s good to be home.Our community just outside of Chicago gives you the lifestyle you want, plus care if you need it with both independent living and assisted living on the same campus. With several floor plans to chose from, including studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom options, you’ll be able...

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Cost of independent living in Aurora, IL

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
  • $2,912
  • $3,017
    Aurora, IL
  • $2,830
    Saint Charles, IL
  • $4,076
    Algonquin, IL
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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 Aurora, IL


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

Cost of Independent Living in Aurora, IL

The median monthly cost of independent living in Aurora is about $1,920 within the city proper. The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of Illinois is around $1,859.

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

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Cost of Living


An outer suburb of Chicago and the second largest city in Illinois, Aurora has a cost of living just slightly lower than the nation overall. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
99 94 $1,440 20.4% spend over 30% of their income on rent $170,480 $66,848 The top estate tax rate is 16% (exemption threshold: $4 million)



Local Hospitals


The Aurora region has several highly-rated hospitals, and the following are often ranked among the best in the area:

  • Advocate Sherman Hospital – This 255-bed community is nationally renowned for its Advocate Heart Institute, staffed by 350 specialists who perform more than 20,000 heart procedures annually. The institute treats heart failure, heart rhythm, and four unique types of cardiovascular disease.
  • St. Mary’s Hospital Centralia – This 125-bed hospital specializes in cancer, neurosciences, and senior health. Physicians screen for common age-related conditions and help seniors to customize health and prevention plans.



Weather and Climate


The climate of Aurora, IL is considered hot-summer humid continental. Residents can expect four distinct seasons, with warm summers and cold winters. On average, the humidity level for Manchester is 55%. This number peaks in December, with 60% humidity.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
72°F 85°F (July) 60°F (July) 24°F 32°F (January) 16°F (February)


Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
40 (Good) 62 in the month of May (Moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.


Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
5” 9” (July) 28”



Demographics and Values


The city leans slightly liberal, as shown by the population of Aurora, IL voting Democrat in three of the last five presidential elections. The area’s industrial roots still play a role today, as manufacturing, construction, and machinery all count among the city’s top industries. Electronics round out the list. Employers like OSI Group, First Alert, and Kelmscott Communications contribute heavily to the city’s economy.

The Aurora community has a strong Hispanic presence. The Aurora Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce aims to support this population in their business endeavors, representing 25 local establishments run by Latino leaders. Another organization, the Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board, acts as a pillar of the community. In addition to more widespread and general events, the group hosts three large celebrations annually: an awards and scholarship breakfast, a Day of the Dead festival, and a parade on the anniversary of Mexican independence.

2016 Presidential Election Results for Kane County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
52.01% 41.51% 6.48%


Population Statistics

Population density Population trend
1,723 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of -0.49% since 2010



Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
33 35% 7% 3% 2%


Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
20% 31% 11%


Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
8.1% 10.3% 42.9% 0.3% 0.1% 56.6% 3.0%



Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
13 3



Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
6% 72% 7% 13% 4% 4%

Aurora 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. The Human Rights Campaign granted Aurora a perfect ranking on the non-discriminatory laws section of their Municipal Equality Index. The city has a vibrant LGBTQ+ bar scene and recently established an annual pride festival.


Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation


As a Chicago suburb, Aurora teems with natural landscapes and family-friendly outings. Phillips Park Zoo, which welcomes visitors for free, focuses on native animals. Golf lovers will love Aurora, as the gorgeous Cantigny Park has a 27-hole course, and both Orchard Valley Course and Naperbrook Golf Course host tournaments. Tennis players can play a match on one of Vaughan Tennis Center’s nine newly resurfaced courts. An abundance of parks, such as Saw Wee Kee Park, Waubonsie Lake Park, and Hudson Crossing Park, makes for plenty of walking trails and waterfront views. Several nature preserves provide even more ample green space.

Air Classics Museum, a veteran-run aviation museum, showcases historic aircrafts, uniforms, and other memorabilia. The Aurora Regional Fire Museum preserves artifacts and stories related to the Aurora fire department and fire departments in surrounding areas.


Public transportation options abound in Aurora. Pace Suburban Bus stands out as one of the largest bus systems in the United States, traversing 3,677 square miles. The bus system serves 284 municipalities, connecting many suburbs near Aurora, IL. Metra train routes also run through the city. Seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans are all eligible for discounts.

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Alden Horizon Senior Living, Heritage Woods of Minooka and La Grange Pointe are the top rated independent living facilities near Aurora, Illinois. See full list of communities.

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