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Clarendale of Mokena

21536 South Wolf Road, Mokena, IL 60448

4.2
(85 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Clarendale of Mokena is the only senior living community in The Village of Mokena, Ill. It is also the newest such community in the greater market area to offer three integrated lifestyle options under one roof - residential living, assisted living and memory care. Clarendale of Mokena creates an...

StoryPoint Naperville

504 N River Rd, Naperville, IL 60563

4.4
(80 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to StoryPoint Naperville! This isn’t just a place to reside — it’s a place where our community members truly shine, and we are glad to share this experience with them. Our various senior living options include independent living, enhanced living, assisted living, memory care, and respite...

Bridgeway of Bensenville a CCRC

303 E. Washington Street, Bensenville, IL 60106

4.2
(82 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Brookdale Des Plaines

800 South River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016

4.5
(78 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

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Brookdale Lisle

1700 Robin Lane, Lisle, IL 60532

4.3
(79 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Good Times, Good PeopleAre you ready to enjoy everything senior living has to offer? At our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Lisle, Illinois, you can enjoy a beautiful and inviting environment with spacious common rooms, a fun-filled events calendar with a multitude of activities...

Brookdale Hoffman Estates

1515 Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

4.4
(78 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

When it comes to home upkeep, less is more.Our community, located next door to a golf course and across the street from Arthur L. Janura Forest Preserve, has both independent living and assisted living so you’ll have care options if you need more care later.  When something needs to be fixed,...

Atria Park of Glen Ellyn

95 Carleton Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

4.3
(74 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Located in a residential neighborhood only minutes from Wheaton, Atria Park of Glen Ellyn offers all the benefits of living in a vibrant, supportive community, with the discreet support of a care staff close at hand. Without the worries of chores and home maintenance, residents are free to pursue...

Brookdale Orland Park

16051 South La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL 60467

3.9
(82 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Care—On Your TermsWouldn’t it be nice to trade in a life of fear, worry and isolation for one full of comfortable accommodations, wonderful friends and personalized care designed to meet your exact needs? If so, our assisted and memory care community may just be the place for you. The seniors who...

Franciscan Court

1996 Franciscan Way, West Chicago, IL 60185

4.2
(73 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Franciscan Court is an assisted living community found in West Chicago, Illinois. West Chicago is an urban city and is found in Dupage County in Illinois State. The city was established on the first rail junction in the state of Illinois. There are lots of sights to see because in this City...

Celebrate Senior Living of Niles

7000 North Newark Avenue, Niles, IL 60714

4.0
(78 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Brookdale Glen Ellyn

60 North Nicoll Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

4.6
(65 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

If you’re ready to trade your hedge clippers for golf clubs, our senior living community just outside of Chicago might be the right fit for you.Here you’ll have the lifestyle you want, plus care if you need it with both independent living and assisted living on the same campus. Trade home...

Belmont Village Buffalo Grove

500 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

4.3
(68 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Once upon a time, Buffalo Grove was a small community of homesteaders and land speculators who wanted to establish a 'good place' to live. These pioneers were not unlike the founders of Belmont Village who, following years of careful planning, established a facility that was a 'good place' for...

The Fountains of Crystal Lake

965 N Brighton Circle W, Crystal Lake, IL 60012

4.0
(71 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Fountains at Crystal Lake Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more active lifestyle than generations before. That's why at Fountains a Crystal Lake we created an Independent Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care community...

Belmont Village Geneva Road

545 Belmont Lane, Carol Stream, IL 60188

4.4
(64 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Belmont Village Geneva Road is located in the greater-Chicago area, on farmland north of Wheaton, in the Village of Carol Stream. So as you might expect, assisted living residents of Belmont Village have easy access to all the amenities of a cosmopolitan city plus the comforts of the warm and...

StoryPoint Chesterton

700 Dickinson Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304

4.9
(56 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to StoryPoint Chesterton! Our community is the perfect place to call home, offering both independent and enhanced living options. With a plethora of exciting activities, delicious chef-prepared meals and a devoted team of employees, StoryPoint provides the retirement experience you have...

The Carrington at Lincolnwood

3501 Northeast Parkway, Lincolnwood, IL 60712

4.7
(58 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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,...

Lincolnwood Place

7000 North McCormick Boulevard, Lincolnwood, IL 60712

4.4
(63 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Sunrise of Park Ridge

1725 West Ballard Road, Park Ridge, IL 60068

4.4
(62 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

HarborChase of Plainfield

12446 South Van Dyke Road, Plainfield, IL 60585

3.9
(70 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

The living is easy here because the services are second to none!' HarborChase of Plainfield conveniently serves the assisted living and memory care needs of seniors and families in and around the Plainfield area. Our community is situated on 3.8 acres just 35 miles southwest of Chicago. The...

Westbrook Senior Living

110 W Schaumburg Road, Streamwood, IL 60107

4.5
(57 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Westbrook Senior Living is a brand new community which just opened! We are an Independent, Assisted, Transitional Memory and Secured Memory Care rental community located in Streamwood just on the border of Schaumburg near the Elgin-O'Hare expressway, shopping and restaurants. At Westbrook our...

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Cost of independent living in Chicago, IL

Independent Living costs differ by location and facility, as many communities offer different levels of care, amenities, and activities. Prices also vary based on how much — or how little — assistance a senior needs.

Monthly average independent living cost comparisons
  • $3,250
    National
  • $2,915
    State
  • $3,003
    Chicago, IL
  • $2,000
    Warrenville, IL
  • $750
    Cicero, IL
Your actual costs may be higher or lower than the average.
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Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

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
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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 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, The Admiral at the Lake and Drexel Horizon are the top rated independent living facilities near Chicago, Illinois. See full list of communities.

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