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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Independent Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one, and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 306 Independent Living communities in Chicago and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.

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Senior Suites of Chatham

8300 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619

4.8
(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

The Selfhelp Home

908 W. Argyle Street, Chicago, IL 60640

3.7
(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

The Clare

55 East Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611

4.0
(5 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Senior Suites of New City

4845 South Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609

4.6
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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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Senior Suites Gage Park

3244 West 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60629

4.2
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

Park Plaza, A Jewish Senior Living Community

6840 N Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL 60645

4.2
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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 Marquette Village

7430 South Rockwell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60629

4.5
(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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.

St. Joseph Village of Chicago

4021 W Belmont, Chicago, IL 60641

4.5
(5 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Studio

Have you noticed that something doesn't seem right with mom or dad these days? It could be subtle or it could be something that's pretty obvious. Regardless, you've turned to the Internet for a reason and the best choice for assisted living is also Chicago's most notable and...

Senior Suites of Hegewisch

13550 South Avenue O, Chicago, IL 60633

4.1
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

The Admiral at the Lake

929 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Montclare Supportive Living

4339 W 18th Place, Chicago, IL 60623

3.8
(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

The Montclare Supportive Living Community is the choice for an affordable assisted lifestyle community in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Welcome to a gracious, affordable assisted lifestyle in your community. At the Montclare, you’ll enjoy friendly neighbors to share common life...

Senior Suites of Kelvyn Park

2715 North Cicero Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639

3.5
(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

Churchview Supportive Living

2626 W. 63rd Street, Chicago, IL 60629

3.5
(4 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Churchview Supportive Living is an assisted living community located in Chicago, IL. The city of Chicago is located in Cook County and home to over 2.7 million people. It's an exciting city with lots of great restaurants and shops. Residents can enjoy going on outings when the weather is warm and...

Senior Suites of West Humboldt Park

3656 West Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60624

4.3
(4 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

Senior Suites of Washington Heights

848 West 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60643

4.3
(4 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

Bethesda Rehab & Senior Care

2833 N Nordica Ave, Chicago, IL 60634

3.0
(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

For over 100 years, Bethesda Rehab & Senior Care has had a presence in the community that has empowered residents to live independent and full lives. As the premier post-acute and long-term care provider in Chicago with a 5 STAR CMS RATING, our mission is to provide a place of comfort and...

Senior Suites of Belmont Cragin

6045 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639

4.7
(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

Victory Centre of Roseland

10450 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60628

4.5
(2 reviews)

Studio

Dedicated to Good LivingOur longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Victory Centre of Roseland community is an extension of that promise. We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home for you or your loved one. Above all...

Victory Centre of South Chicago

3251 East 92nd Street, Chicago, IL 60617

4.0
(1 review)

Studio

Dedicated to Good LivingOur longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Victory Centre of South Chicago community is an extension of that promise. We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home for you or your loved one. Above all...

Jackson Park Supportive Living

1448 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619

3.0
(3 reviews)

Studio

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...

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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
Complete guide to independent living

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.

Cost of Independent Living in Chicago, IL

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.

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Cost of Living

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.

Weather and Climate

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.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Illinois

Montgomery Place, Drexel Horizon and Cantata Adult Life Services a CCRC are the top rated independent living facilities near Chicago, Illinois. See full list of communities.

There are 306 independent living facilities near Chicago, Illinois. See the full list.

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