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  • Jennings Terrace

    Jennings Terrace

    275 S. La Salle St., Aurora, IL 60505
    (23)
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    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. ...

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  • Presence Fox Knoll

    Presence Fox Knoll

    421 North Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506
    (28)
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    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 in a...

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  • Plum Landing Retirement Community

    Plum Landing Retirement Community

    495 North Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506
    (23)
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    Fox Valley's Premier Retirement Community Plum Landing is the place to live for independent seniors! All the freedom you want and services to make life easier and more enjoyable. Delight in top notch service from our dedicated and friendly staff, newly renovated apartments, and the best activity...

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  • Sunnymere

    Sunnymere

    925 Sixth Avenue, Aurora, IL 60505
    (25)
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    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 replaced...

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  • The Lakes and Superior at Waterford

    The Lakes and Superior at Waterford

    1821 Audra Circle , Aurora, IL 60504
    (39)
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    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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  • Alden Horizon Senior Living

    2000 Randi Drive, Aurora, IL 60504
    (39)
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    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 ever...

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  • StoryPoint Naperville

    StoryPoint Naperville

    504 N River Rd, Naperville, IL 60563
    (45)
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    Welcome to Independence Village! At Independence Village Spring Meadows of Naperville, we go out of our way to make sure that our residents get the best retirement experience. Our dedicated team is available to assist residents with any of their needs or just to enjoy each other’s company. Our...

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  • Greenfields of Geneva a CCRC

    Greenfields of Geneva a CCRC

    0N801 Friendship Way, Geneva, IL 60134
    (5)
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    It only takes a moment to see the future in a completely new way at GreenFields of Geneva. GreenFields is offers a full-continuum of care all under one roof, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. Independent living here keeps you...

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  • Carriage Oaks

    Carriage Oaks

    1500 S. 14th Street, Saint Charles, IL 60174
    (9)
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    Carriage Oaks is an Independent Living 80 apartment style home community located in St. Charles Il. We are a not for profit community governed by a Board of Directors - 3 of whom live within the community and are voted in by their peers, 2 outside Directors appointed by our Sponsors City of St....

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  • Atria at River Trail

    Atria at River Trail

    370 North Weber Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    (7)
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    Thoughtfully designed to help older adults enjoy greater well-being, Atria at River Trail is a newly built independent living, assisted living and memory care community serving the families of Bolingbrook and Naperville. Whether residents select a spacious studio, one- or two-bedroom apartment, they...

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  • American House Cedarlake

    American House Cedarlake

    14800 Van Dyke Road, Plainfield, IL 60544
    (30)
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    American House Cedarlake is a pet-friendly independent living and assisted living community for seniors in the greater Chicago area. For those who want to enjoy their retirement in the comfort and privacy of their own one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment without the fuss of home ownership and...

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  • Hunt Club Village

    Hunt Club Village

    200 Hunt Club Dr, Saint Charles, IL 60174
    (8)
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    Hunt Club Village has been designed to address the social and economic needs of independent seniors. Located on a 5 acre site, 104 units and elegantly decorated common areas, Hunt Club Village offers a new lifestyle alternative to residents allowing them to enjoy their retirement years.

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  • River Glen of St. Charles

    River Glen of St. Charles

    975 N 5th Ave, Saint Charles, IL 60174
    (21)
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    At Delnor Glen, our assisted living services are designed to help maximize independence and add to quality of life. Residents enjoy all the benefits of living in a home-like setting, with the added security of knowing that caring staff is always close-at-hand. Our bright studio, one- and two-bedroom...

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  • Villa St. Benedict a CCRC

    Villa St. Benedict a CCRC

    1920 Maple Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532
    (3)
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    Villa St. Benedict is a CCRC located in Lisle, IL just minutes from Naperville and the surrounding western suburbs of Chicago. Our 47 acre, park like campus offers 56 independent, two bedroom villas and 140 independent apartments all constructed in 2004. Benedale Center for Assisted Living and...

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  • Brookdale Lisle

    Brookdale Lisle

    1700 Robin Lane, Lisle, IL 60532
    (53)
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    Good Times, Good People Are you ready to enjoy everything senior living has to offer?  At our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Lisle, Illinois, you can enjoy a beautiful and inviting environment with spacious common rooms, a fun-filled events calendar with a multitude of activities and...

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  • Senior Star at Weber Place

    Senior Star at Weber Place

    605 South Edward Drive, Romeoville, IL 60446
    (100)
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    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, and...

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  • Brookdale Glen Ellyn

    Brookdale Glen Ellyn

    60 North Nicoll Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    (41)
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    If you’re ready to trade your hedge clippers for golf clubs, our senior living community just outside of Chicago might be the right fit for you. Here you’ll have the lifestyle you want, plus care if you need it with both independent living and assisted living on the same campus. Trade home...

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  • The Timbers of Shorewood

    The Timbers of Shorewood

    1100 N. River Road, Shorewood, IL 60431
    (39)
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    The Timbers of Shorewood delivers an unusual blend of secure senior living with elegance and independence! With full-service kitchens in every apartment, supportive services available for Independent living residents and a restaurant on-site, residents enjoy a wide range of choices regarding they...

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  • Beacon Hill a CCRC

    Beacon Hill a CCRC

    2400 S Finley Rd, Lombard, IL 60148
    (1)
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    Beacon Hills is a comfortable and relaxed independent living community in Lombard, Illinois. It is conveniently located very close to lots of shopping opportunities in Lombard such as the Yorktown Center and the nearby Ronal Regan Memorial Tollway for easy access. Each day, we endeavor to provide...

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  • Oak Trace a CCRC

    Oak Trace a CCRC

    200 Village Drive, Downers Grove, IL 60516
    (7)
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    Oak Trace, located in Downers Grove, IL, is not-for-profit continuing care retirement community that offers a continuum of living options. Catered living, skilled nursing care and memory support are all situated right on campus. With everything so close by, you'll know that you can find whatever you...

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  • Solstice Senior Living at Joliet

    Solstice Senior Living at Joliet

    901 Essington Road, Joliet, IL 60435
    (30)
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    Solstice Senior Living at Joliet provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Just outside of Chicago, we're conveniently located in Joliet, a friendly suburb linked to the city by highways and trains. Our community has everything you could ever want; Joliet features fine...

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  • Willow Falls

    Willow Falls

    1681 Willow Circle Dr, Crest Hill, IL 60403
    (18)
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    The Inn at Willow Falls was designed with consideration for every facet of a secure and enriching senior lifestyle — from a choice of meticulously designed apartments to a complete program of supportive care and social services. Residents will delight in the beautiful grounds, the comfortable...

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  • Clare Oaks

    825 Carillon Drive, Bartlett, IL 60103
    (145)
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    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...

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  • Overture Yorktown 55+ Apartment Homes

    Overture Yorktown 55+ Apartment Homes

    55 Yorktown Shopping Ctr, Lombard, IL 60148
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    Carefree, Maintenance-free 55+ Active Adult Living Tucked away in a charming little suburb of Chicago sits Overture Yorktown, an entirely new 55+ active adult living community. With the city just in reach, it’s important that your home is not only your connection to the greater Chicago area, but...

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  • Sunrise at Fountain Square

    Sunrise at Fountain Square

    2210 Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, IL 60148
    (62)
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    Sunrise Senior Living introduces Fountain Square, a beautiful environment designed to fit your lifestyle...today 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 Terrace...

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  • Cordia Senior Residence

    Cordia Senior Residence

    865 North Cass Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559
    (33)
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    Cordia Senior Residence is taking senior living to a new level and it all begins with the fresh and innovative approach that we take towards it. Through our staff and a variety of unique and engaging programs, we inspire our residents to lead lives on the own terms. At Cordia Senior Residence, we...

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  • Franciscan Village

    Franciscan Village

    1270 Village Drive, Lemont, IL 60439
    (16)
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    Take a deep breath and imagine what your everyday life could be if you eliminate having to prepare and cook meals and significantly reduce your housekeeping duties. How would you like being able to walk to Mass, a gorgeous outdoor stations of the cross devotion, a fine restaurant, bistro, gift...

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  • Atrium at Oak Crest Residence

    Atrium at Oak Crest Residence

    204 South State Street, Elgin, IL 60123
    (27)
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    Rich in history, Oak Crest Residence and Atrium Apartments has become home to seniors since 1904. Oak Crest offers an active lifestyle of individual choices and customized service options. Our size provides a friendly neighborhood atmosphere.

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  • Burr Ridge Senior Living

    Burr Ridge Senior Living

    16W301 91st Street, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
    (1)
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    In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our communities, we are not accepting visitors at this time. However, we’d still love to talk with you! Reach out to schedule a virtual tour or e-meeting with a sales representative to learn more about our community. At Burr Ridge Senior Living, we...

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  • Senior Suites of Joliet

    Senior Suites of Joliet

    215 North Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL 60432
    (8)
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    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

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  • Lexington Square of Elmhurst a CCRC

    400 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126
    (9)
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    Lexington Square of Elmhurst is a life care community with independent and assisted living homes. Choose from our 14 apartment-styles for your private apartment home. But the common areas and surrounding community are what makes life fun and energizing. Fine dining rooms, Market Cafe, Club Room,...

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  • Westbrook Senior Living

    Westbrook Senior Living

    110 W Schaumburg Road, Streamwood, IL 60107
    (33)
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    Westbrook Senior Living is a brand new community which just opened! We are an Independent, Assisted, Transitional Memory and Secured Memory Care rental community located in Streamwood just on the border of Schaumburg near the Elgin-O'Hare expressway, shopping and restaurants. At Westbrook our goal...

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  • Clarendale of Addison

    Clarendale of Addison

    1651 W Lake Street, Addison, IL 60101
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    Clarendale of Addison senior living community offers extraordinary independent living, assisted living, and memory care all under one roof. Service-rich, yet as comfortable and welcoming as a friendly village, Clarendale of Addison keeps you connected to the people and places you love most in...

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  • Park Place of Elmhurst

    Park Place of Elmhurst

    1150 Euclid Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126
    (16)
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    Park Place of Elmhurst is a state of the art Continuing-Care Retirement Community. We are able to provide luxurious housing options for individuals with minimal as well as intensive assistance needs all under one roof. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for people to 'age in place' and find peace...

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  • Emerald Village

    Emerald Village

    150 West Wise Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193
    (8)
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    Emerald Village offers the ideal combination of independence with safety and security for its residents. Emerald Village, a 97 unit, 4 story building provides a new lifestyle free from worries and filled with good times shared with good friends.

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  • Marian Village

    Marian Village

    15624 Marian Drive, Homer Glen, IL 60491
    (4)
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    Looking for senior housing near you? Situated on 80 sprawling acres in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, Marian Village in Homer Glen, Illinois offers easy living that is enriching and inspiring. Our Catholic senior living community welcomes people of all faiths as our focus is truly on your...

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  • Liberty Village

    Liberty Village

    415 North York Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126
    (15)
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    Liberty Village, a 104 unit, three story, senior residential community has been designed to provide a new lifestyle alternative that will allow residents to enjoy their retirement years. With active social lives in mind, Liberty Village is elegantly decorated common areas offer ideal settings for...

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  • Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    1515 Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
    (52)
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    When it comes to home upkeep, less is more. Our community, located next door to a golf course and across the street from Arthur L. Janura Forest Preserve, has both independent living and assisted living so you’ll have care options if you need more care later.   When something needs to be fixed,...

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  • Presence Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community

    Presence Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community

    1571 West Ogden Avenue, La Grange Park, IL 60526
    (17)
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    Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community offers 270 spacious independent living residences and 64 licensed assisted living apartments in a variety of floor plans. Independent living amenities include: restaurant-style dinner served daily, 24-hour staff and emergency call system, Wellness Clinic and...

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  • Concord Place

    Concord Place

    401 W Lake St, Northlake, IL 60164
    (99)
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    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 on...

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  • Plymouth Place

    Plymouth Place

    315 N La Grange Rd, La Grange Park, IL 60526
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    A La Grange Park landmark, Plymouth Place is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) that provides independent living, assisted living, memory support and skilled care. Plymouth Place's 20-acre campus offers the beauty of private, tree-lined lanes, plus the convenience of being located blocks...

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  • La Grange Pointe

    La Grange Pointe

    51 East Cossitt, La Grange, IL 60525
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    Nestled in the heart of downtown La Grange, Illinois, LaGrange Pointe is the very best in Senior Living! LaGrange Pointe is a unique living experience geared for independent seniors who value their freedom of choice. A unique concept in senior living, LaGrange is an upscale retirement community that...

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  • Bridgeway of Bensenville a CCRC

    Bridgeway of Bensenville a CCRC

    303 E. Washington Street, Bensenville, IL 60106
    (67)
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    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...

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  • Presence Casa San Carlo Retirement Community

    Presence Casa San Carlo Retirement Community

    420 N Wolf Road, Northlake, IL 60164
    (17)
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    Presence Casa San Carlo Retirement community is a faith-based senior living campus offering a variety of independent living options. Our primary focus is the comfort and well being of our residents! We offer 182 spacious independent living residences in a variety of floor plans, including studio,...

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  • Grand Victorian of Sycamore

    Grand Victorian of Sycamore

    1440 Somonauk Street, Sycamore, IL 60178
    (10)
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    The Grand Victorian of Sycamore is located in the county seat of DeKalb County, an ideal community in the heart of some of America's most productive farmland. Tree-lined streets and stately 19th century architecture offer picturesque small-town surroundings and a comfortable lifestyle. Incorporated...

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  • Senior Suites of Bellwood

    Senior Suites of Bellwood

    3201 Randolph Street, Bellwood, IL 60104
    (2)
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    Senior Suites of Bellwood is an elegant Chicago area independent living community for seniors 62 and over. We know that there comes an age when seniors want to leave behind the maintenance of home ownership in favor of a worry-free lifestyle. That’s exactly what our community provides, with private...

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  • Lexington Square Lombard a CCRC

    555 Foxworth Boulevard, Lombard, IL 60148
    (1)
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    At Lexington Square Lombard a CCRC, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. We offer free high speed internet. Free resident parking and guest parking available at our location. All meals...

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  • Fox River Horizon

    785 Fletcher Dr., Elgin, IL 60120
    (8)
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    Fox River Horizon is a senior housing community located in Elgin, IL. Elgin is a part of Cook and Kane Counties and this area offers much to do and see. Those who choose to be a part of Elgin and this community will find that there is always plenty to keep them busy, and their guests will enjoy...

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  • Windsor Place

    42 S Ashland Ave, La Grange, IL 60525
    (6)
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    Windsor Place is a senior housing community of 55 and over residents and is located in the historic and vibrant city of La Grange, Cook County, Illinois. A drive away from luscious woods and parks, Windsor Place is the perfect setting for anyone looking for a peaceful and relaxing home. Surrounded...

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  • Silver Glen Senior Living (Opening Early 2021)

    Silver Glen Senior Living (Opening Early 2021)

    1901 Silver Glen Rd, South Elgin, IL 60177
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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.

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.

Cost of Living in Aurora, IL

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 Medical Providers

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.
  • Midwestern Regional Medical Center - This hospital has 77 impatient beds and 139 outpatient accommodations. Accredited by the American College of Surgeons, the community encompasses a 25,000 square feet surgical center that undergoes yearly technological updates.
  • 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.

Climate and Weather

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.

Precipitation

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

Age

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%

Crime

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

Miscellaneous

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.

Transportation

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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