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You know your family, A Place For Mom knows Independent Living. Our dedicated local Chicago, IL advisors have helped 21088 families make the right choice for their needs. Get full details, pricing and read 577 reviews of our hand-picked communities. Typically prices range from $1500 to $12500 per month.

Chicago, Illinois in Cook County offers the best of world-class museums, exciting entertainment, delicious food and unbelievable performance venues. There is a constant barrage of outdoor festivals and senior-friendly activities with a budgeted cost. From panoramic views of Lake Michigan to world-class shopping along the Magnificent Mile, Chicago is a captivating place to be. It also has an excellent public transportation system and conveniently located medical facilities. Seniors and their families have trusted independent living in Chicago for an exceptional retirement living experience. Residents have endless opportunities to be active and healthy in a secure environment. If you or your loved one are looking for a retirement community in the Chicago area, we are happy to help.

Senior housing types in Chicago, IL

  • The Clare
    The Clare
    55 East Pearson Street, Chicago, IL 60611
    (3)
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    The Clare rises as an integral part of downtown Chicago—with the blue of Lake Michigan at one hand, the proud skyline at the other and at its feet all you could ever desire for enrichment, excitement and fulfillment. This premiere retirement residence and the unique lifestyle it offers await...

  • Senior Suites of Central Station
    Senior Suites of Central Station
    1400 South Indiana Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
    (28)
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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...

  • Walsh Park
    Walsh Park
    1734 N Paulina, Chicago, IL 60622
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    Distinguished Affordable Active Adult Living Walsh Park is a senior citizen independent living community where you can experience an enjoyable lifestyle in a convenient and pleasant setting.  You will be able to entertain old friends and relatives and make new friends through participation in...

  • Senior Suites of Bridgeport
    Senior Suites of Bridgeport
    2825 S Halstead St, Chicago, IL 60608
    (12)
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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...

  • Brookdale Lake Shore Drive
    Brookdale Lake Shore Drive
    2960 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60657
    (20)
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    Brookdale Lake Shore Drive is located in the heart of Chicago, and almost every apartment has amazing views of Lake Michigan or the Chicago skyline. We offer both independent living and assisted living that can be customized to suit your needs. Our location guarantees plenty of activities including...

  • Brookdale Lake View
    Brookdale Lake View
    3121 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60657
    (48)
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    Brookdale Lake View is an independent and assisted living community located near Lincoln Park in Chicago. Our beautiful residential neighborhood provides residents with the opportunity for leisurely strolls to local restaurants and shops. We also provide transportation into the city for appointments...

  • Renaissance Saint Luke
    Renaissance Saint Luke
    1501 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
    (2)
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    Seniors age 55 and better enjoy a vibrant lifestyle at Renaissance Saint Luke. Our convenient Lincoln, Belmont, Ashland location is just across the street from the huge new Whole Foods store, and serviced by Belmont/Ashland bus lines. We're close to all of the attractions of West Lakeview, an...

  • Senior Suites of New City
    Senior Suites of New City
    4845 South Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609
    (6)
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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...

  • The Selfhelp Home
    The Selfhelp Home
    908 W. Argyle Street, Chicago, IL 60640
    (4)
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    The Selfhelp Home is an active and engaging not-for-profit senior living community designed to accommodate the needs of elderly Jewish residents throughout the Chicago area. The Selfhelp Home can be your home no matter what your individual needs. Residents are able to: Live independently Receive...

  • Senior Suites Ravenswood Manor
    Senior Suites Ravenswood Manor
    2800 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618
    (12)
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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...

  • Bethany Retirement Community
    Bethany Retirement Community
    4950 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640
    (21)
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    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...

  • The Breakers at Edgewater Beach
    The Breakers at Edgewater Beach
    5333 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640
    (52)
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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...

  • Montgomery Place
    Montgomery Place
    5550 S Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
    (1)
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    Montgomery Place is a Continuing Care Retirement Community with a range of living options. Located in Chicago's historic Hyde Park, with spectacular views of Lake Michigan, there's something for everyone here! Modern apartments support active lifestyles and Independent Living. Assisted Living...

  • Senior Suites of Austin
    Senior Suites of Austin
    335 North Menard Avenue, Chicago, IL 60644
    (4)
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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...

  • Senior Suites Gage Park
    Senior Suites Gage Park
    3244 West 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60629
    (3)
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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...

  • Senior Suites of Belmont Cragin
    Senior Suites of Belmont Cragin
    6045 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639
    (2)
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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...

  • Senior Suites of South Shore
    Senior Suites of South Shore
    2355 East 67th Street, Chicago, IL 60649
    (14)
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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...

  • The Montclare Senior Residences
    The Montclare Senior Residences
    6650 West Belden, Chicago, IL 60707
    (7)
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    The Montclare Senior Residences would like to invite you to visit our upscale Senior Apartment community for qualified residents ages 55 or better. Located two blocks east of Oak Park Avenue and two blocks south of Fullerton/Grand Avenue in Chicago. The Montclare Senior Residences will change the...

  • Levy House
    Levy House
    1221 West Sherwin Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626
    (3)
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    Levy House is a newly renovated, eight-story, apartment building featuring 56 one-bedroom apartments. The building is specifically designed for older adults age 55 and older who are able to care for themselves. All apartments have air-conditioning units and handicapped-accessible kitchens and baths....

  • Park Plaza, A Jewish Senior Living Community
    Park Plaza, A Jewish Senior Living Community
    6840 N Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL 60645
    (5)
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    Park Plaza Jewish Senior Living Community offers spacious studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments with room enough for your grandchildren to visit. Studio apartments are equipped with a modern convenience kitchen, while the one and two bedroom apartments offer a Full amenity kitchen...

  • Senior Suites of Auburn Gresham
    Senior Suites of Auburn Gresham
    1050 West 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60620
    (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...

  • Autumn Green at Midway Village
    Autumn Green at Midway Village
    6700 South Keating Avenue, Chicago, IL 60629
    (17)
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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...

  • Senior Suites of Rainbow Beach
    Senior Suites of Rainbow Beach
    2804 East 77th Place, Chicago, IL 60649
    (11)
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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...

  • Senior Suites of Jefferson Park
    Senior Suites of Jefferson Park
    5400 North Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL 60630
    (28)
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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...

  • Senior Suites of Chatham
    Senior Suites of Chatham
    8300 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619
    (4)
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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...

  • Autumn Green at Wright Campus
    Autumn Green at Wright Campus
    4239 North Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60634
    (24)
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    Autumn Green at Wright Campus is a senior living community located in the vibrant metropolis of Chicago, Illinois. This iconic city offers some of the best amenities in the country. Glass towers, luxury boutiques and fine dining can be found amongst the busy downtown core. Visiting family members...

  • Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge
    Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge
    5839 South Harlem Avenue, Chicago, IL 60638
    (10)
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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...

  • Senior Suites of Washington Heights
    Senior Suites of Washington Heights
    848 West 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60643
    (3)
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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...

  • Mercy Circle Retirement Community
    Mercy Circle Retirement Community
    3659 W 99th Pl, Chicago, IL 60655
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    Mercy Circle believes in Life with Spirit! At Mercy Circle, the idea of living with spirit is not just a motto or slogan. It is the foundation for the inviting, energetic environment you’ll find here. Mercy Circle’s residents and staff join together to create a vibrant, caring community where people...

  • Senior Suites of West Humboldt Park
    3656 West Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60624
    (2)
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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...

  • Hyde Park Apartments
    5330 South Harper, Chicago, IL 60615
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    Located in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Hyde Park Apartments is a senior apartment situated in the Hyde Park neighborhood. The state of the art building is surrounded by magnificent views such as Lake Michigan. A lot of amenities surround the apartments such as the Promontory and Harold Washington...

  • Montclare Senior Residences of Avalon Park
    1200 E. 78th St., Chicago, IL 60619
    (8)
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    Montclare Senior Residences of Avalon Park is located in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, one of the most vibrant cities of the United States. With a population of over three million, it's a city that is buzzing with life and opportunities. Located on Lake Michigan, Chicago is famous for its stunning...

  • Wrightwood Senior Apartments
    2815 W. 79th St., Chicago, IL 60652
    (2)
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    Wrightwood Senior Apartments are located in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, one of the most exciting cities in the United States. With a population of over three million people, Chicago is buzzing with life and opportunities. Wrightwood Senior Apartments offer convenience and comfort in a healthy...

  • Oak Park Arms Retirement Community
    Oak Park Arms Retirement Community
    408 South Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302
    (16)
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    Built as a luxury hotel in 1922, the Oak Park Arms retained the original charm of the grand hotels of the 20th century. The apartments, Ballroom, Georgian Room Restaurant, Lounge, and meeting rooms have been renovated on an on-going basis. A rental retirement community for 26 years, the Oak Park...

  • Brookdale Oak Park
    Brookdale Oak Park
    1111 Ontario Street, Oak Park, IL 60302
    (8)
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    Brookdale Oak Park is an elegant independent and assisted living community located just nine miles west of Chicago. We offer daily transportation so that residents can enjoy downtown shopping, museums and fine restaurants. Our luxurious one- and two-bedroom apartment homes offer an elegant...

  • Lincolnwood Place
    Lincolnwood Place
    7000 North McCormick Boulevard, Lincolnwood, IL 60712
    (39)
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    Lincolnwood Place offers independent living and assisted living in Lincolnwood, Illinois. Lincolnwood is a village in Cook County and is most widely known as the home of the Purple Hotel, which has a place in local lore. In addition to the intrigue surrounding this historical site, the village...

  • Robineau Retirement Living Residence
    Robineau Retirement Living Residence
    7550 Kostner Ave, Skokie, IL 60076
    (1)
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    Robineau Residence, nestled in a residential neighborhood in Skokie, is home to 24 older adults, who enjoy a family-like setting while maintaining their own independence. With a warm, homey atmosphere, residents enjoy the companionship of others. Four private bedrooms, each with its own bathroom,...

  • Cantata Adult Life Services a CCRC
    Cantata Adult Life Services a CCRC
    8700 W 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513
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    Cantata Adult Life Services is committed to enabling older adults to achieve the greatest possible level of self-sufficiency and independence. The overarching goal of our not-for-profit organization is to facilitate active living and the continuation of healthy relationships with and among people of...

  • Central Baptist Village
    Central Baptist Village
    4747 North Canfield Avenue, Norridge, IL 60706
    (25)
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    We invite you to join us at Central Baptist Village, where we are inspired by faith, family, and friendship. From the moment you arrive, you'll feel at home at this community that's been at the heart of Chicago's near north suburbs for more than a century. Here, friends await you, ready to chat over...

  • The Merion
    The Merion
    1611 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
    (8)
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    Retirement Living. Redefined. Artfully reborn out of the historic North Shore Hotel in summer 2014, The Merion is redefining retirement living by offering for lease, strikingly appointed apartments situated in an environment suited for those with the most discerning tastes and expectations. ...

  • Glen St. Andrew Living Community
    Glen St. Andrew Living Community
    7000 North Newark Avenue, Niles, IL 60714
    (52)
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    Glen St. Andrew Living Community provides the Village of Niles, Cook County, Illinois with safe and comfortable assisted living community. Niles, considered a part of the Chicago Metropolitan Area, is located on the Chicago River. It provides a quaint village atmosphere with the conveniences...

  • The Highlands Assisted Living at Westminster Place
    The Highlands Assisted Living at Westminster Place
    3131 Simpson St, Evanston, IL 60201
    (4)
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    Presbyterian Homes' newest assisted living community offers caring and support in a gracious setting. The 110 apartments are located on our beautifully landscaped, 40-acre campus in northwest Evanston. Residents of The Highlands of Evanston have access to an outpatient clinic, pharmacy, physical and...

  • Westminster Place Independent Living
    Westminster Place Independent Living
    3200 Grant Street, Evanston, IL 60201
    (2)
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    Situated on 40 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with fountains, gardens and walking paths, Presbyterian Homes' Westminster Place is a retirement community offering 104 spacious cottages and townhouses, and 146 apartments. Reader's Digest New Choices magazine selected Westminster Place as one...

Who Needs Independent Living


Independent living is for seniors who want a lifestyle that removes the hassles and adds to what's important. If you feel lonely, seek easier access to amenities, or are overwhelmed with home maintenance, independent living is a good option for you. While here, you are provided with the chance to learn new skills and take on new challenges every day ensuring an active life.

What to Expect


Living in an independent facility means that residents can look forward to enjoying a vibrant, stimulating atmosphere where they can remain active, pursue their interests, and share the companionship of family, friends, and neighbors. Seniors are more active than when they were living alone. Most independent living communities offer services that will ensure you have a rewarding lifestyle. These include:

  • Concierge services
  • Scheduled meals
  • Scheduled transportation for local events, errands and appointments
  • Housekeeping and linen services
  • Senior wellness programs
  • Security surveillance
  • Pet-friendly environment
  • In-home care when needed

Activities for Seniors in Chicago


Chicago offers many wonderful activities to enjoy. From museums and parks to outdoor performances and excellent restaurants, there's a variety of senior-friendly activities to get you living happily.

Historical cultural centers and museums – Chicago is home to legendary museums that may be of great interest to seniors. Take a trip to Chicago History Museum for an exciting rotation of exhibitions and original art. The Chicago Cultural Center also hosts many different activities and programs that are geared toward seniors. Seniors are given a discounted price of admission at Adler Planetarium for a great cultural exhibition experience.

Boardwalks or walking paths – Explore Navy Pier, a bustling 1.5 mile-long boardwalk that is lined with incredible restaurants, shops and other activities to keep you occupied for hours.

Parks – Head to Millenium Park in downtown Chicago to view one of the state's most timeless art. Cloud Gate is a magnificent, magical art piece that adds a great deal to Chicago and its people.

Shopping activities – Go to the Magnificent Mile for an exciting shopping experience. At the pinnacle of Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile, Water Tower Place is Chicago's premier shopping destination, featuring the largest number of stores exclusive to Chicago. It offers a unique, high-energy urban shopping experience you simply won't find anywhere else in the city.

Finding Independent Living in Chicago


Now that you have worked hard for so many years, you deserve a secure, healthy and stress-free lifestyle. Relax and let someone else do the job for you. Our Senior Advisors will guide you in finding the ideal independent living facility in Chicago area.