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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 696 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 Norwood Park

5700 N. Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL 60631

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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...

Ten Twenty Grove

1020 Grove St, Evanston, IL 60201

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Ten Twenty Grove is an independent living community that is located in Evanston, Illinois which is a part of Cook County. The one and two bedroom apartments are designed for an easy living lifestyle. The proximity to downtown Evanston gives you easy access to restaurants, shopping and medical...

The Merion

1611 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201

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WHERE ALL DOORS OPEN TO THE HEART OF THE CITYDiscover 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...

Senior Suites of Washington Heights

848 West 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60643

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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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Ascension Living Resurrection Village

7262 W Peterson Ave, Chicago, IL 60631

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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...

Senior Suites of Bellwood

3201 Randolph Street, Bellwood, IL 60104

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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...

Elevate Saint Andrew

7000 North Newark Avenue, Niles, IL 60714

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Elevate Saint Andrew is a close-knit continuing care senior retirement community with independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing rehabilitation care. Located in the Village of Niles, Cook County, Illinois, a peaceful suburb ten minutes from Chicago.As a member of the...

Ascension Living Saint Benedict Village

6930 W Touhy Ave, Niles, IL 60714

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Presence St. Benedict Nursing & Rehab can be found in Niles, Illinois - a small town within Cook County and with about 35,000 people. Niles, borders Glenview to the north, Chicago to the south, Morton Grove northeast and Skokie to the east. The town's main artery is the Milwaukee Avenue, which...

Avidor Evanston, 55+ Active Adult Apartment Homes

1727 Oak Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201

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Trulee Evanston (Opening Summer 2021)

1815 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

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When you find a community that delivers all that matters most to you with sophistication, excellence and flair; you want to make it your own. Trulee Evanston offers a fresh, contemporary senior living experience with the highest caliber of Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care....

Plymouth Place

315 N La Grange Rd, Westchester, IL 60154

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A La Grange Park landmark, Plymouth Place is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) that provides independent living, assisted living, memory support and skilled care.Plymouth Place's 20-acre campus offers the beauty of private, tree-lined lanes, plus the convenience of being located...

The Highlands Assisted Living at Westminster Place

3131 Simpson St, Evanston, IL 60201

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The Highlands Assisted Living at Westminster Place is a community situated within a beautiful 40-acre campus. As a part of Presbyterian Homes' continuum of care, this assisted living community in Evanston offers levels of personalized care based on an individual’s needs. Residents of assisted...

La Grange Pointe

51 East Cossitt, La Grange, IL 60525

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Nestled in the heart of downtown La Grange, Illinois, LaGrange Pointe is the very best in Senior Living!LaGrange Pointe is a unique living experience geared for independent seniors who value their freedom of choice.A unique concept in senior living, LaGrange is an upscale retirement community...

Windsor Place

42 S Ashland Ave, La Grange, IL 60525

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Windsor Place is a senior housing community of 55 and over residents and is located in the historic and vibrant city of La Grange, Cook County, Illinois. A drive away from luscious woods and parks, Windsor Place is the perfect setting for anyone looking for a peaceful and relaxing home....

Westminster Place Independent Living

3200 Grant Street, Evanston, IL 60201

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Located minutes from downtown Evanston, IL., and Northwestern University, Westminster Place is renowned not only for the beauty and livability of the campus, but also for our exceptional continuum of care. You’ll find a wide selection of inviting residences, an extraordinary array of programs and...

Ascension Living Bethlehem Woods Village

1571 West Ogden Avenue, La Grange Park, IL 60526

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Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community offers 270 spacious independent living residences and 64 licensed assisted living apartments in a variety of floor plans. Independent living amenities include: restaurant-style dinner served daily, 24-hour staff and emergency call system, Wellness Clinic and...

Summit of Uptown

10 N. Summit Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Now accepting new move ins! The Summit of uptown is located in the heart of Park Ridge and offers independent living, assisted living and memory care. The Summit of Uptown features spacious studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments within an active lifestyle community. We offer onsite daily...

Mather Place

2801 Old Glenview Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091

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Why Mather Place? •We’re an independent living rental community for those age 62 and better.•We’re in the heart of the North Shore in Wilmette, Illinois. Moving to a boutique rental community like Mather Place means your finances are easier to manage, providing more control over your budget....

Ascension Living Casa Scalabrini Village

420 N Wolf Road, Northlake, IL 60164

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Presence Casa San Carlo Retirement community is a faith-based senior living campus offering a variety of independent living options. Our primary focus is the comfort and well being of our residents! We offer 182 spacious independent living residences in a variety of floor plans, including...

Concord Place

401 W Lake St, Northlake, IL 60164

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EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE AT CONCORD PLACE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY We are so much more than a senior community. Concord Place Retirement Community is home. For over 25 years we have prided ourselves in creating a culture and atmosphere of comfort and love. To that end, we have focused our efforts...

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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.

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 indexGrocery indexMedian rentRent burdenMedian home valueMedian family incomeEstate tax11894$1,49322.5% spend over 30% of their income on rent$234,564$52,497The 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 tempTypical summer highTypical summer lowAverage winter tempTypical winter highTypical winter low75°F86°F (July)63°F (June)29°F37°F (December)20°F (January)

Air Quality

Average. air quality index ratingAverage. maximum air quality index rating62.5 (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.


Average monthly precipitationAverage maximum precipitationAverage yearly snowfall3″5″ (August)35″

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election for Cook County

Voted DemocraticVoted RepublicanVoted Third Party73.9%20.8%5.3%

Population statistics

Population city properPopulation metro areaPopulation densityPopulation growth2,700,0009,533,0004,612 people per square mileShrinking at a rate of -0.003%


Median age55+60+70+80+3422.5%8.8%4.9%2.9%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diplomaCollege degreeGraduate degree37.4%22.9%15.1%

Race & Ethnicity

AsianBlackHispanicNative AmericanPacific Islander or Native HawaiianWhiteTwo or more6.2%30.1%29%3%<1%32.8%2.7%


Property crimes per 1,000 residentsViolent crimes per 1,000 residents32.911

Participate in the labor forceDo not have health insuranceLive in povertyWidowedVeterans66.4%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).


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

There are 20 independent living facilities near Chicago, Illinois. See the full list.

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