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  • The Clare

    The Clare

    55 East Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611
    (4)
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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 you...

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  • Senior Suites of Central Station

    Senior Suites of Central Station

    1400 South Indiana Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
    (35)
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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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  • Senior Suites of Bridgeport

    Senior Suites of Bridgeport

    2825 S Halstead St, Chicago, IL 60608
    (27)
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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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  • Brookdale Lake Shore Drive

    Brookdale Lake Shore Drive

    2960 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60657
    (25)
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    Good Times, Good Company Located 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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  • Brookdale Lake View

    Brookdale Lake View

    3121 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60657
    (61)
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    Healthier Life, Healthier You Have 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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  • Renaissance Saint Luke

    Renaissance Saint Luke

    1501 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
    (4)
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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...

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  • Senior Suites of West Humboldt Park

    Senior Suites of West Humboldt Park

    3656 West Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60624
    (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...

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  • Grace Street Towers

    Grace Street Towers

    635 W Grace St, Chicago, IL 60613
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    Steps from Lake Michigan and a stone's throw away from Wrigley Field... Grace Street Towers truly has the best location in Chicago. Here, we pride ourselves on offering the perfect mix of quiet comforts and the excitement of city living. You'll find everything you need in our close-knit community,...

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  • Senior Suites of New City

    Senior Suites of New City

    4845 South Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609
    (7)
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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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  • The Selfhelp Home

    The Selfhelp Home

    908 W. Argyle Street, Chicago, IL 60640
    (6)
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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. Selfhelp offers a full continium of care. We are a...

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  • Senior Suites Ravenswood Manor

    Senior Suites Ravenswood Manor

    2800 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618
    (15)
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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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  • Bethany Retirement Community

    Bethany Retirement Community

    4950 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640
    (30)
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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...

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  • The Admiral at the Lake

    The Admiral at the Lake

    929 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
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    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 the...

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  • The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

    The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

    5333 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640
    (68)
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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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  • Senior Suites of Kelvyn Park

    Senior Suites of Kelvyn Park

    2715 North Cicero Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639
    (5)
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    Senior Suites of Kelvyn Park is a highly rated pet-friendly Chicago independent living community for seniors 62 and older. For retirees looking for a convenient location that allows them to maintain their lifestyle and socialize with their peers, our senior living community is here to make life easy...

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  • 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...

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  • Senior Suites of Austin

    Senior Suites of Austin

    335 North Menard Avenue, Chicago, IL 60644
    (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...

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  • Senior Suites Gage Park

    Senior Suites Gage Park

    3244 West 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60629
    (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...

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  • 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...

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  • Senior Suites of South Shore

    Senior Suites of South Shore

    2355 East 67th Street, Chicago, IL 60649
    (21)
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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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  • Senior Suites Midway Village

    Senior Suites Midway Village

    6800 S. Keating Avenue, Chicago, IL 60629
    (13)
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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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  • The Montclare Senior Residences

    The Montclare Senior Residences

    6650 West Belden, Chicago, IL 60707
    (9)
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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...

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  • Jackson Park Supportive Living

    Jackson Park Supportive Living

    1448 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619
    (3)
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    The Jackson Park Supportive Living Facility was created to provide a safe, comfortable, and supportive living environment for individuals age 22-64 years old offering the highest level of service and expertise while maintaining the individual's independence. Our apartments are designed to provide a...

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  • Senior Suites of Marquette Village

    Senior Suites of Marquette Village

    7430 South Rockwell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60629
    (4)
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    Senior Suites offers affordable, high quality apartments homes with specially-designed amenities to meet the needs of Chicago's older adults, those 62 years of age and better.

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  • Park Plaza, A Jewish Senior Living Community

    Park Plaza, A Jewish Senior Living Community

    6840 N Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL 60645
    (7)
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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...

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  • Senior Suites of Auburn Gresham

    Senior Suites of Auburn Gresham

    1050 West 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60620
    (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...

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  • Autumn Green at Midway Village

    Autumn Green at Midway Village

    6700 South Keating Avenue, Chicago, IL 60629
    (39)
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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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  • Senior Suites of Jefferson Park

    Senior Suites of Jefferson Park

    5400 North Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL 60630
    (38)
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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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  • Senior Suites of Rainbow Beach

    Senior Suites of Rainbow Beach

    2804 East 77th Place, Chicago, IL 60649
    (15)
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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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  • Senior Suites of Chatham

    Senior Suites of Chatham

    8300 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619
    (5)
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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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  • Autumn Green at Wright Campus

    Autumn Green at Wright Campus

    4239 North Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60634
    (32)
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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...

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  • The Suites of Autumn Green at Wright Campus

    The Suites of Autumn Green at Wright Campus

    4255 N. Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60634
    (2)
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    Senior Suites of Autumn Green at Wright Campus is a lively pet-friendly independent living community in Chicago for seniors age 55 and over. We offer tastefully appointed studio and one-bedroom apartments for total privacy and comfort. Each of our 36 units has an easy to use emergency response...

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  • Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge

    Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge

    5839 South Harlem Avenue, Chicago, IL 60638
    (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...

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  • Senior Suites of Norwood Park

    Senior Suites of Norwood Park

    5700 N. Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL 60631
    (48)
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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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  • Senior Suites of Washington Heights

    Senior Suites of Washington Heights

    848 West 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60643
    (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...

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  • Senior Suites of Hegewisch

    Senior Suites of Hegewisch

    13550 South Avenue O, Chicago, IL 60633
    (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...

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  • Hyde Park Apartments

    5330 South Harper, Chicago, IL 60615
    (1)
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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...

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  • 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...

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  • Presence Resurrection Retirement Community

    7262 W Peterson Ave, Chicago, IL 60631
    (1)
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    Presence Resurrection Retirement Community is primarily independent living with a 36 room assisted living nestled into 16 acres of walking paths and a garden-like setting in the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois. Our property is the perfect place for those looking to have the beauty of nature...

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  • The Apartments at 1251 South Michigan

    1251 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
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  • Midway Pointe

    5011 W 47th St, Chicago, IL 60638
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  • West Pullman School Senior Community

    11917 S. Parnell, Chicago, IL 60628
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  • Pullman Senior Suites

    15 E 112th Pl, Chicago, IL 60619
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  • Oak Park Arms Retirement Community

    Oak Park Arms Retirement Community

    408 South Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302
    (24)
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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...

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  • Brookdale Oak Park

    Brookdale Oak Park

    1111 Ontario Street, Oak Park, IL 60302
    (14)
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    Everything You Want, Everything You Need If first impressions are everything, we think we make a pretty good one. Nestled between historic Frank Lloyd Wright homes and a vibrant downtown shopping district, the location of our independent and assisted living community is just the start of what makes...

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  • The Carrington at Lincolnwood

    The Carrington at Lincolnwood

    3501 Northeast Parkway, Lincolnwood, IL 60712
    (20)
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    Creating a multi-acre senior living community in the very heart of a highly desirable area like Lincolnwood is a rare opportunity. While only minutes from businesses and shopping, cultural opportunities, houses of worship and medical and professional offices, the landscaped 13-acre,...

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  • Lincolnwood Place

    Lincolnwood Place

    7000 North McCormick Boulevard, Lincolnwood, IL 60712
    (58)
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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...

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  • 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...

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  • The Merion

    The Merion

    1611 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
    (12)
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    WHERE ALL DOORS OPEN TO THE HEART OF THE CITY Discover an active senior living lifestyle at the heart of bustling, downtown Evanston, IL. Our beautifully restored historic property is minutes from Chicago, a few blocks from the lakeshore and North Shore neighborhoods, and steps away from...

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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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Independent Living Chicago, IL

Retirement homes in Chicago are also known as independent living communities. These 55+ communities offer a wide range of services to seniors who desire to live independently among their peers. When it comes to the overall price of retirement communities, Chicago has a median monthly cost of $1,800 for the city proper and $2,200 for the metropolitan area. This means that for 55+ communities in Chicago, IL, rent tends to be equal to the state median of $2,300. When it comes to independent senior living, Chicago city proper is considered to be cheaper than the wider metropolitan area.

Cost of Living in Chicago, IL

The overall cost of living is the first thing to consider when selecting Chicago. As the largest city in the Midwest, Chicago is also the most expensive. The current cost-of-living index is currently 18 points above the national average of 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
118 94 $1,493 22.5% spend over 30% of their income on rent $234,564 $52,497 The top estate tax rate is 16% with an exemption threshold of $4 million.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

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 - This 495-bed community offers primary care, cancer care, behavioral health, orthopedics and rehab, cardiology, imaging, emergency services, and a number of surgical procedures.
  • Rush University Medical Center - This community is a nationally ranked teaching hospital.
  • Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - This hospital is located on the banks of lake michigan and is comprised of a emergency and primary care department, the Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics, the Mark M. Connolly Center for Cancer and Specialty Care, and the Diamond Headache Clinic.

Climate and Weather

Weather and climate can be a major influence in deciding whether living in Chicago is right for you or your loved one. Chicago has a hot-summer humid continental type of climate. This means that the city experiences four distinct seasons with highly variable weather patterns. The summers are warm to hot with potentially high humidity, and the winters are cold with a high chance for snow and inclement weather. On average, Chicago has a humidity rating of around 70%. Humidity levels peak during the month of December at about 75%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
75°F 86°F (July) 63°F (June) 29°F 37°F (December) 20°F (January)

Air Quality

Average. air quality index rating Average. maximum air quality index rating
62.5 (moderate) 84.6 (moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum precipitation Average yearly snowfall
3" 5" (August) 35"

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election for Cook County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
73.9% 20.8% 5.3%

Population statistics

Population city proper Population metro area Population density Population growth
2,700,000 9,533,000 4,612 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of -0.003%

Age

Median age 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
34 22.5% 8.8% 4.9% 2.9%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
37.4% 22.9% 15.1%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
6.2% 30.1% 29% 3% <1% 32.8% 2.7%

Crime

Property crimes per 1,000 residents Violent crimes per 1,000 residents
32.9 11

Participate in the labor force Do not have health insurance Live in poverty Widowed Veterans
66.4% 12.8% 20.6% 5.2% 3.5%

Chicago 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.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Located on the banks of Lake Michigan, Chicago has a big-city vibe set in the middle of the Midwest. Famous for Al Capone 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, look no further than the city's numerous championship-winning sports teams: Chicago Bears (NFL), Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago Cubs (MLB), and Chicago White Sox (MLB).

Transportation

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

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