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If you’re looking for independent living in the Chicago area, our local senior living advisors can help you each step of the way. From affordable independent living for seniors to luxury options, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of independent living in Chicago. From there, we’ll show you the best independent living communities for your lifestyle, interests, and budget.

Discover unique independent living amenities, social activities, dining, and more independent living benefits. With 133 independent living facilities in Chicago, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.

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Independent Living Facilities near Chicago, IL

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Independent Living

Average starting price $2,963/month
Average starting price $4,904/month
Average starting price $5,870/month
Average starting price $6,364/month
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Recent reviews of Independent Living in Chicago, IL
Artis Senior Living of Lakeview in Chicago, IL
4.1

The administrators are very good; however, there are a couple of the direct caregivers were complaining about the care that was needed for a friend on a specific day. The community was short staffed on this day. Most of the time they are very friendly. The community doesn't mix floors between the assisted living and memory care during COVID. There are different levels of care that is provided in the memory care unit. In my research this was the best place in Chicago, they finally got their SAGE certificate. They were willing to work with me in getting my friend into the community. There were times that they will cook for the guests and it has been pretty good. There are times that the food wasn't as good of quality as they serve to visitors. The community has let me know that they are not able to use a lot of spices in the food. Artis is very good at communicating with me in any changes in my friend's needs.

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Belmont Village Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL
5.0

The staff at Belmont have been great to work with! We have a family member who is resistant to change and unwilling to take the necessary steps. Belmont has been super helpful with the transition. I've been by once a week for the past 5 weeks and each time the interaction with staff & LPNs has been great. Their observations show me they are taking the time to learn about their new resident and provide comfort and care. The activity coordinators stop by to let their residents know when there are gatherings which help provide structure and socialization.

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Senior Suites of Marquette Village in Chicago, IL
5.0

Everything is going great here. We love our new apartment and have had no complaints. They always have a full calendar for us to be able to do activities. We really like it.

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Mercy Circle Senior Living

3659 W 99th Pl, Chicago, IL 60655 | 12.2 miles from Chicago center

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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A faith-based not-for-profit communityMercy Circle’s residents and staff together create a vibrant, caring community where all people are welcome and our non-profit status is reflected in no entrance fees. Residents pay only a monthly fee, which includes meals, services, amenities and...

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4.8(65 reviews)

A great living. Thank you to everyone, who helped me to get stronger. I really appreciated all of your hard work, to get me stronger. Thank you all.

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Belmont Village Lincoln Park

700 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 | 3.4 miles from Chicago center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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At Belmont Village Lincoln Park, you’ll find the perfect blend of comfort, care and active living. The mid-rise building maintains the look and feel of the area with an architectural style very closely replicating the Nellie Black building that previously occupied the site. Nestled in the new...

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4.7(32 reviews)

The decision to move our mom into Memory Care was very difficult, but the staff at Belmont Village held our hand at every step. Mom is safer, well cared for, and, in fact, more engaged, since moving in. We...

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The Admiral at the Lake, a CCRC

929 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 | 6.9 miles from Chicago center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Step out your door to acres of beautiful parkland, the beach, and the lake’s shore. Look the other way and Chicago surrounds you – the stunning skyline, vibrant neighborhoods, and the cultural depth few other cities offer.Chicago’s oldest, nonprofit retirement living organization is introducing...

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5.0(14 reviews)

I have lived in the neighborhood where the admiral is located for 38 years. The idea of staying in the same location was very appealing. Several neighbors made the move before I did. Overtime, these...

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Brookdale Lake View

3121 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60657 | 4.2 miles from Chicago center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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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...

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4.4(91 reviews)

I have been very pleased with Brookdale Lake View. I was surprised with how good [name removed] was with her, she made the transition for my mom smooth and she helped a lot. She does not use the activities...

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The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

5333 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640 | 7.0 miles from Chicago center

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Provides: Independent Living

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At The Breakers, I have my choice of a quiet evening in my apartment home or spending time with my friends. There is fun and lively entertainment all in one spot. What's really special is that there is always someone to visit and talk with. It's a warm, friendly community where everyone feels...

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4.4(84 reviews)

I have lived at The Breakers at Edgewater Beach for over four years and every day I am thankful for my decision to move here. I am thrilled with the stunning view from my apartment of Lake Michigan. I...

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Senior Suites of Norwood Park

5700 N. Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL 60631 | 11.7 miles from Chicago center

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Provides: Independent Living

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Senior Suites of Norwood Park is a highly rated Chicago independent living community for seniors 62 years of age or older. We offer the comfort of a private apartment with the joys of communal life. Our convenient location allows residents to fully enjoy their retirement as they take in all the...

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4.8(49 reviews)

The apartments are really nice and newer than the others we looked at. The community is very clean and neat and the staff is very friendly. This is a good value compared to other communities in the area...

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Autumn Green at Midway Village

6700 S Keating Ave, Chicago, IL 60629 | 9.3 miles from Chicago center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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Don't let our value prices fool you -- Autumn Green is a beautiful community!   Autumn Green at Midway Village offers full-service rental retirement living at a mid-range price for persons aged 62+ OR For-sale condominiums for persons aged 55+ in the adjacent Midway Village...

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4.3(49 reviews)

This is a place that I would consider living if I had to find a retirement home for me to be in as well. It is comfortable and there is enough activities to keep you busy. If you want to be by yourself you...

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Brookdale Lake Shore Drive

2960 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60657 | 3.9 miles from Chicago center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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Good Times, Good CompanyLocated in the active and vibrant city of Chicago, Illinois, our independent and assisted living community boasts stunning views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline, spacious common areas for relaxing and entertaining, delicious meals served in a restaurant-style dining...

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4.2(44 reviews)

Our first impression right away was very positive all due to the staff there - they have this desire to really help and care for the residents there. They are so willing to accommodating our loved ones needs...

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Sunrise of Lincoln Park

2710 Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614 | 3.7 miles from Chicago center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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In elegant, residential environments, 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 providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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4.1(38 reviews)

While my sister was at this facility, I think they did everything that they could to assist her. Unfortunately, she was in bad shape and didn’t stay here very long. I do think the night staff could have been...

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Senior Suites of Central Station

1400 South Indiana Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605 | 1.1 miles from Chicago center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living

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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...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.3(38 reviews)

I would be careful on which apartment you take. Some apartments have high temperatures and the community can't fix that per the management. It is a nice building.

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Senior Suites of Bridgeport

2825 S Halstead St, Chicago, IL 60608 | 2.5 miles from Chicago center

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living

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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...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.6(29 reviews)

I feel like the manager [name removed] goes above An beyond to keep this building clean and operating.she don't always have the help she needs. But she does the best she can alone. I m happy with senior...

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Bethany Retirement Community

4950 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640 | 6.8 miles from Chicago center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Bethany Retirement is a faith-based, non-profit serving the vibrant Andersonville and Ravenswood neighborhoods in Chicago for over 126 years! We were founded in the Methodist tradition; however, we are home to a variety of faiths. We are 'Called to Care' and our desire is to provide active living...

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Day trips and outings
3.9(33 reviews)

Everyone At Bethany Retirement seems friendly and helpful. The room size and layout of the community is good. My likes the food. They have an outdoor courtyard for residents to use. My mom is happy there.

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Norwood Crossing

6016 N. Nina Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631 | 11.6 miles from Chicago center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Norwood Crossing, a not-for-profit community located on the Northwest side of Chicago, has been serving older adults since 1896. Each day, Norwood Crossing holds true to their mission of enhancing the independence and well-being of older adults. Norwood Crossing offers several levels of service...

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Day trips and outings
3.9(31 reviews)

My parents are living here and I believe my family is very happy so far. I think the staff at the facility is very attentive; they’ve had the nurses coming to the room, and have done a pretty good job with...

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Artis Senior Living of Lakeview

3535 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 | 5.0 miles from Chicago center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Welcome to Artis—where empowerment, pride and fulfillment define memory careAt Artis Senior Living, our mission is to provide the finest level in Memory Care and assisted living through individually designed programs combined with a passionate dedication to each resident’s individualized comforts...

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4.4(18 reviews)

Our friend at Artis Senior living just thinks its utterly terrific. She likes the structure, the food and the staff seem to be very pleasant. She has a great sense of security and they have just enough...

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Senior Suites of South Shore

2355 East 67th Street, Chicago, IL 60649 | 8.0 miles from Chicago center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living

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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...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
3.8(22 reviews)

My mom has just recently moved into Senior Suites of South Shore. It is a very tidy place and the apartments are small, but my mom loves her apartment which is the perfect size for her needs. The staff is...

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Senior Suites Ravenswood Manor

2800 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618 | 6.7 miles from Chicago center

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living

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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...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.4(18 reviews)

Due to the pandemic everything is still pretty restricted like the dining service and the activities. However we do like the security of the community as well as the cleanliness and friendliness of the staff...

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Senior Suites Midway Village

6800 S. Keating Avenue, Chicago, IL 60629 | 8.1 miles from Chicago center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living

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Senior Suites of Midway Village is a welcoming, secure independent living community in Chicago for seniors ages 62 and over. We provide the opportunity for seniors to forego home maintenance chores in favor of private apartments with housekeeping in a convenient location. We want our residents to...

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4.1(17 reviews)

It would be helpful for others to know that they have adequate handicap parking for residents, but not so much for others. There is limited parking for the guests. It is a locked facility so you have to have...

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Senior Suites of Rainbow Beach

2804 East 77th Place, Chicago, IL 60649 | 9.5 miles from Chicago center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living

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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...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.3(16 reviews)

I would like to comment you on one of your employees,Vincent white.I met him when he started work at Rainbow beach and I found him to be one of the most caring and loving person.I know he take his job...

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Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge

5839 South Harlem Avenue, Chicago, IL 60638 | 10.8 miles from Chicago center

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living

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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...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.5(15 reviews)

The people here are amazing. The process took a little longer than we anticipated, but the staff were totally on top of it and made up for it by working harder. They have a lot of great activities provided....

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Paul House and Healthcare Center

3800 North California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 | 6.0 miles from Chicago center

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

ul House offers our assisted living program members a central Irving Park address with a vibrant, inviting community, deep historical roots and a worry-free residential community. We have three service levels and three types of private apartments: efficiency studio, studio and one bedroom, all...

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Enclosed Courtyard
Devotional activities onsite
3.3(20 reviews)

Just recently placed my mother in law here in September of 2020 and we have had nothing but superb care and amazing communication from the Executive Director who gave us her personal cell phone to call her...

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Senior Suites of Auburn Gresham

1050 West 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60620 | 8.9 miles from Chicago center

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living

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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...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
3.9(11 reviews)

My brother is really enjoying his time in this community. I'am comfortable with his move here. I know he is safe, and in good hands. The director is great, and he has a very good staff at this community....

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Coles Supportive Living

7419 S Exchange, Chicago, IL 60649 | 9.0 miles from Chicago center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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Coles Supportive Living has been selected by the Illinois Department of Aging as one of the few Senior Care Facilities to be included in the State of Illinois Supportive Living Program. Coles Supportive Living Facility strives to promote dignity and independence for Seniors where a state-of-the...

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4.1(8 reviews)

I recommend Coles Supportive Living to relatives concerned about their loved ones well being. I went there as my last resort when really it should have been my first. One of the staff members by the name of...

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Senior Suites of New City

4845 South Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609 | 5.7 miles from Chicago center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living

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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...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.7(8 reviews)

They have some activities but not open due to covid currently. I have told a handful of people to come here already. It is clean and I am very impressed by it.

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Senior Suites of Austin

335 North Menard Avenue, Chicago, IL 60644 | 7.1 miles from Chicago center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living

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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...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.6(7 reviews)

IT IS NICE, HOWEVER I THINK IT IS TOO EXPENSIVE. MY ONE BEDROOM APT COST $1000 PER MONTH, AND IT IS LOCATED IN THE GHETTO OF CHICAGO. ALSO MY APARTMENT FACES THE TRAIN TRACKS, WHICH RUNS ALL DAY AND NIGHT...

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Senior Suites of Chatham

8300 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619 | 9.4 miles from Chicago center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living

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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...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.8(6 reviews)

This facility is very nice, the process was simple and easy. Anything we needed they were there to help. The staff is amazing and has the best customer service. The room sizes are nice and we able to...

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Cost of independent living in Chicago, IL

The average cost of senior living in Chicago is 2,963 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Cicero, IL with an average of 750 per month.

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In Chicago, IL, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Chicago, IL, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Transportation

When it comes to transportation, the iconic “L-train” can take you all over the city of Chicago on its elevated tracks. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates bus routes between downtown, O’Hare International Airport, and Midway Airport, as well as north-south routes up and down the region.

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Health care

In total, there are 33 hospitals that service Chicago’s emergency needs. The top hospitals in Chicago include Presence Saints Mary And Elizabeth Medical Center, Rush University Medical Center, and Presence Saint Joseph Hospital.

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Senior activities

Located on the banks of Lake Michigan, the Windy City is the largest population center in the Midwest and the heart of its arts and cultural scene. Although the city might be rightfully famous for its cuisines and the Sears Tower (now Willis Tower), Chicago has much more to offer than deep-dish pizza and architecture. From the festivities of Navy Pier to the masterpieces of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Windy City has numerous cultural opportunities for the active mind. If sports are your choice for entertainment, look no further than the city’s numerous championship-winning sports teams: the Chicago Bears (NFL), the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), the Chicago Bulls (NBA), the Chicago Cubs (MLB), and the Chicago White Sox (MLB).

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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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Frequently asked questions

There are 133 independent living facilities near Chicago, Illinois. See the full list.

The best independent living facilities near you in Chicago, Illinois are Mercy Circle Senior Living, Belmont Village Lincoln Park, and The Admiral at the Lake, a CCRC. These independent living communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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