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Ascension Living Fox Knoll Village

421 North Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Jennings Terrace

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

(877) 616-7329

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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. ...

Asbury Gardens

210 Airport Road, North Aurora, IL 60542

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Asbury Gardens is a retirement community dedicated to assisting seniors with daily activities. Our residents have private apartments, private bathrooms, and community access to our gorgeous courtyard & gardens. Our building's amenities make for a full day every day by including a game room, a...

Bright Oaks of Aurora

1340 River St, North Aurora, IL 60542

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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...

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925 Sixth Avenue, Aurora, IL 60505

(877) 616-7329

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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...

The Lakes and Superior at Waterford

1821 Audra Circle, Aurora, IL 60504

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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...

The Gardens of Waterford

1955 Randi Drive, Aurora, IL 60504

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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

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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...

The Auberge at Naperville

1936 Brookdale Road, Naperville, IL 60563

(877) 616-7329

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The Auberge at Naperville is a neighborhood specially designed to serve the needs of individuals living with Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other forms of memory loss. Every day we make it a goal to go above and beyond to enrich the lives of our residents. The staff is committed to delivering...

Greenfields of Geneva a CCRC

0N801 Friendship Way, Geneva, IL 60134

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Arbor Terrace Naperville

2920 Leverenz Rd, Naperville, IL 60564

(877) 616-7329

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Arbor Terrace Naperville will provide the highest quality of geriatric care and assisted living in the Naperville, Illinois area, including innovative memory care designed specifically for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Every resident will receive unique and...

StoryPoint Naperville

504 N River Rd, Naperville, IL 60563

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Welcome to StoryPoint! At StoryPoint 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 community offers independent living,...

Arden Active Living

28294 Ferry Rd, Warrenville, IL 60555

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Carriage Oaks

1500 S. 14th Street, St. Charles, IL 60174

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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....

Cedarhurst of Yorkville

4040 Cannonball Trail, Yorkville, IL 60560

(877) 616-7329

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Cedarhurst of Yorkville is a pet-friendly assisted living and memory care community for seniors age 55 and over in the Chicago metropolitan area. For seniors ready to leave home ownership behind and move into a welcoming communal setting where housekeeping and maintenance are taken care of for...

Sunrise of Naperville North

535 West Ogden Avenue, Naperville, IL 60563

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With over 35 years of experience in senior care, Sunrise Senior Living offers elegant environments, in which we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by...

Avenida Naperville

504 Commons Rd, Naperville, IL 60563

(877) 616-7329

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Avenida Naperville offers a fresh new approach to active living for adults 62 and better. Located just minutes away from the quaint, picturesque charm of Downtown Naperville and all your favorite conveniences, Avenida Naperville is a place to re-imagine the future while maintaining the comforts...

HarborChase of Naperville

1619 N. Mill St, Naperville, IL 60563

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Welcome to HarborChase of Naperville Assisted Living and Memory Care community. Here, you’ll discover stimulating activities, customized programs, innovative health services and generous amenities, along with a welcome abundance of Midwestern charm. We offer a large variety of spacious and...

HarborChase of Plainfield

12446 South Van Dyke Road, Plainfield, IL 60585

(877) 616-7329

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The living is easy here because the services are second to none!' HarborChase of Plainfield conveniently serves the assisted living and memory care needs of seniors and families in and around the Plainfield area. Our community is situated on 3.8 acres just 35 miles southwest of Chicago. The...

Hunt Club Village

200 Hunt Club Dr, St. Charles, IL 60174

(877) 616-7329

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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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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.

Learn More About Aurora, IL

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 indexGrocery indexMedian rentRent burdenMedian home valueMedian family incomeEstate tax9994$1,44020.4% spend over 30% of their income on rent$170,480$66,848The 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.
  • 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 HospitCentralia – 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 tempTypical summer highTypical summer lowAverage winter tempTypical winter highTypical winter low72°F85°F (July)60°F (July)24°F32°F (January)16°F (February)

Air Quality

Average air quality index ratingAverage maximum air quality index rating40 (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 precipitationAverage maximum monthly precipitationAverage yearly snowfall5”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 DemocraticVoted RepublicanVoted Third Party52.01%41.51%6.48%

Population Statistics

Population densityPopulation trend1,723 people per square mileShrinking at a rate of -0.49% since 2010



Highest Level of Education

High-school diplomaCollege degreeGraduate degree20%31%11%

Race & Ethnicity

AsianBlackHispanicNative AmericanPacific Islander or Native HawaiianWhiteTwo or more8.1%10.3%42.9%0.3%0.1%56.6%3.0%


Property crimes per 1,000 citizensViolent crimes per 1,000 citizens133


UnemployedParticipate in the labor forceHave some form of disabilityLive in povertyWidowsVeterans6%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.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Illinois

Aspired Living of La Grange, La Grange Pointe and Victory Centre of Galewood are the top rated independent living facilities near Aurora, Illinois. See full list of communities.

There are 296 independent living facilities near Aurora, Illinois. See the full list.

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