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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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Belmont Village Glenview

2200 Golf Road, Glenview, IL 60025

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Belmont Village of Glenview, Illinois is situated in the heart of a beautiful residential area. Our community is convenient to Old Orchard, the botanical gardens and many places of worship. There are also major medical centers and hospitals in close to the facility, including the new Glenview...

The Sheridan at Oak Brook (Opening Spring 2021)

2055 Clearwater Dr, Oak Brook, IL 60523

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Start living an upscale lifestyle in the spring of 2021 at The Sheridan at Oak Brook. Learn about our exclusive Diamond Charter Membership!The Sheridan at Oak Brook is located in one of Chicago’s most fancied neighborhoods. Part of the Signature Collection at Senior Lifestyle, this community...

Senior Suites of Fay's Point

13201 South Ashland Avenue, Blue Island, IL 60406

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Senior Suites of Fay’s Point is a top rated, pet-friendly independent living community for seniors 62 and older in the greater Chicago area. Situated along Little Calumet River and the Cal Sag Channel, we provide a serene and comfortable environment and convenient location so seniors can maximize...

Park Place of Elmhurst

1150 Euclid Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Park Place of Elmhurst is a state of the art Continuing-Care Retirement Community. We are able to provide luxurious housing options for individuals with minimal as well as intensive assistance needs all under one roof. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for people to 'age in place' and find...

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Liberty Village

415 North York Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Liberty Village, a 104 unit, three story, senior residential community has been designed to provide a new lifestyle alternative that will allow residents to enjoy their retirement years. With active social lives in mind, Liberty Village is elegantly decorated common areas offer ideal settings for...

Bridgeway of Bensenville a CCRC

303 E. Washington Street, Bensenville, IL 60106

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Bridgeway of Bensenville features independent living homes and apartments offering a worry-free lifestyle. Additionally, Bridgeway of Bensenville offers various levels of assisted living and memory care to those that require more help with daily activities.Lifestyle Amenities:Choice of large...

Palos Heights Senior Living

7100 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463

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In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our communities, we are not accepting visitors at this time. However, we’d still love to talk with you! Reach out to schedule a virtual tour or e-meeting with a sales representative to learn more about our community. Nestled in the trees next to...

Lexington Square of Elmhurst a CCRC

400 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Lexington Square of Elmhurst is a life care community with independent and assisted living homes. Choose from our 14 apartment-styles for your private apartment home. But the common areas and surrounding community are what makes life fun and energizing. Fine dining rooms, Market Cafe, Club Room,...

Embark at Niles

8975 W Golf Rd, Niles, IL 60714

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Lease by May 14 and enjoy the rest of the month RENT-FREE!*EXTRA PRECAUTIONS FOR ADDED REASSURANCEWhile the COVID-19 vaccine has been proven safe and effective, we continue to ask residents and associates to follow basic wellness precautions including proper mask wearing in shared spaces. Learn...

Senior Suites of Hegewisch

13550 South Avenue O, Chicago, IL 60633

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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...

Atria Glenview NOW OPEN

4700 W Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 60025

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Located in the Village of Glenview on the North Shore, Atria Glenview is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being.This inviting residence offers a selection of studio, one- and two- bedroom apartments, most...

Avidor Glenview, 55+ Active Adult Apartment Homes

650 Waukegan Rd, Glenview, IL 60025

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Generations Oakton Arms

1665 Oakton Place, Des Plaines, IL 60018

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Generations at Oakton offers Independent Living at the Arms while Oakton Pavilion offers short term rehabilitation as well as long term skilled nursing care. Allowing the campus to offer a continuum of care should the need arise. The independent living residents are able to come and go as they...

Vi at The Glen

2500 Indigo Ln, Glenview, IL 60026

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Vi at the Glen is an upscale continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Glenview, Illinois. Our assisted and independent living community is part of a 1,000-acre master-planned community featuring a wide variety of distinctive amenities. There is also an endless amount of social and...

Brookdale Des Plaines

800 South River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016

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It’s good to be home.Our community just outside of Chicago gives you the lifestyle you want, plus care if you need it with both independent living and assisted living on the same campus. With several floor plans to chose from, including studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom options, you’ll be able...

Cordia Senior Residence

865 North Cass Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559

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Cordia Senior Residence is taking senior living to a new level and it all begins with the fresh and innovative approach that we take towards it. Through our staff and a variety of unique and engaging programs, we inspire our residents to lead lives on the own terms. At Cordia Senior Residence, we...

Sunrise at Fountain Square

2210 Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, IL 60148

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Sunrise Senior Living introduces Fountain Square, a beautiful environment designed to fit your lifestyle...today and tomorrow! Located in Lombard, Illinois, about 20 miles west of downtown Chicago and offers assisted living, independent living, and 2 levels of memory care - Reminiscence and...

Brookdale Northbrook

4501 Concord Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062

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A Meaningful RetirementWhy would you settle for a senior living community that requires you to sacrifice your well-deserved freedom and independence in exchange for quality care? Our residents enjoy both here at our independent and assisted living community in Northbrook, Illinois. You can join...

The Radcliff

276 E Irving Park Rd, Wood Dale, IL 60191

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LUXURY COMES STANDARD AT THE RADCLIFF...Our spacious apartments, stunning community rooms and exciting social events reflect this!From the unique roof top patio and resident greenhouse, the cafe and inviting library, to the movie theater and inspring art studio, The Radcliff offers endless...

Burr Ridge Senior Living

16W301 91st Street, Burr Ridge, IL 60527

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In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our communities, we are not accepting visitors at this time. However, we’d still love to talk with you! Reach out to schedule a virtual tour or e-meeting with a sales representative to learn more about our community. At Burr Ridge Senior Living,...

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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.


Learn More About Chicago, IL

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.

Precipitation

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%

Age

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%

Crime

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).

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

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

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