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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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Clarendale of Addison

1651 W Lake Street, Addison, IL 60101

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Clarendale of Addison senior living community offers extraordinary independent living, assisted living, and memory care all under one roof. Service-rich, yet as comfortable and welcoming as a friendly village, Clarendale of Addison keeps you connected to the people and places you love most.Our...

Elevate South Holland

16300 Louis Avenue, South Holland, IL 60473

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Elevate Senior Living in South Holland is a close-knit retirement community with independent living, assisted living, and memory care. As a member of the Elevate Housing Foundation, our philosophy is rooted in effective, resident-centered and life-changing senior living. Being a nonprofit...

Overture Yorktown 55+ Apartment Homes

55 Yorktown Shopping Ctr, Lombard, IL 60148

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Carefree, Maintenance-free 55+ Active Adult LivingTucked away in a charming little suburb of Chicago sits Overture Yorktown, an entirely new 55+ active adult living community. With the city just in reach, it’s important that your home is not only your connection to the greater Chicago area, but...

Oak Trace a CCRC

200 Village Drive, Downers Grove, IL 60516

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Oak Trace, located in Downers Grove, IL, is not-for-profit continuing care retirement community that offers a continuum of living options. Catered living, skilled nursing care and memory support are all situated right on campus. With everything so close by, you'll know that you can find whatever...

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Saratoga Grove

3460 Saratoga Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Saratoga Grove is a Providence Life Services community. Providence is a non-profit organization, committed to promoting independence and providing services to older adults for over a century. Not only is our staff inspired, but also committed to complementing Great Lives with great living. We...

Village Woods Christian Retirement Community

2681 S Route 394, Hazel Crest, IL 60429

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Village Woods is a Providence Life Services Community. Providence, a non-profit organization, has been committed to providing quality senior living options to those entrusted to our care in Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana for over a century. Our organization offers Independent Living, Assisted...

Beacon Hill a CCRC

2400 S Finley Rd, Lombard, IL 60148

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Beacon Hills is a comfortable and relaxed independent living community in Lombard, Illinois. It is conveniently located very close to lots of shopping opportunities in Lombard such as the Yorktown Center and the nearby Ronal Regan Memorial Tollway for easy access. Each day, we endeavor to...

Lexington Square Lombard a CCRC

555 Foxworth Boulevard, Lombard, IL 60148

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At Lexington Square Lombard a CCRC, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. We offer free high speed internet. Free resident parking and guest parking available at our location. All...

Heartis Village of Orland Park

7420 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL 60462

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Heartis Orland Park is a luxurious senior living community offering you fun and engaging ways to continue a life well lived.The upscale services and amenities create a vibrant atmosphere with new experiences around every corner. Socialize with neighbors and visitors in the courtyards or theatre....

Waterford Estates Senior Living

17400 Kedzie Rd., Hazel Crest, IL 60429

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The essence of Waterford Estates is best described in three words: understanding, care, and community. Waterford Estates is located near I57 & I80, on 12 beautiful acres with private walking paths, two ponds and scenic views. Our campus offers those age 62+ independence, privacy, security,...

The Moorings of Arlington Heights

811 E. Central Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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Located on a beautifully landscaped, 45-acre campus in the heart of Chicago’s northwest suburbs, The Mooring of Arlington Heights offers gracious, independent senior living in a country-like setting. This senior living campus combines a quiet country ambiance with a genuine small-town...

Brookdale Glen Ellyn

60 North Nicoll Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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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...

Hanover Place

16851 S Harlem Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477

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Hanover Place Senior living is a pet-friendly retirement community for seniors age 55 and over in the Chicago metropolitan area. Our private one-bedroom apartments allow seniors to maintain an active, independent lifestyle in their retirement years while taking advantage of our amenities. Our...

Forest Apartments

520 Forest Ave, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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Franciscan Village

1270 Village Drive, Lemont, IL 60439

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Take a deep breath and imagine what your everyday life could be if you eliminate having to prepare and cook meals and significantly reduce your housekeeping duties. How would you like being able to walk to Mass, a gorgeous outdoor stations of the cross devotion, a fine restaurant, bistro, gift...

Victorian Village

12600 Renaissance Circ, Homer Glen, IL 60491

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Victorian Village is a Providence Life Services Community. Providence, a non-profit organization, has been committed to providing quality senior living options to those entrusted to our care in Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana for over a century. Our organization offers Independent Living,...

Brookdale Lisle

1700 Robin Lane, Lisle, IL 60532

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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...

Villa St. Benedict a CCRC

1920 Maple Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532

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Villa St. Benedict is a CCRC located in Lisle, IL just minutes from Naperville and the surrounding western suburbs of Chicago. Our 47 acre, park like campus offers 56 independent, two bedroom villas and 140 independent apartments all constructed in 2004. Benedale Center for Assisted Living and...

Addolorata Villa

555 McHenry Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090

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Situated on 17 rolling acres in the northwest suburbs, our community features carefully appointed apartments offering many modern conveniences combined with the everyday comforts of home. Picture a lifestyle where you receive unequaled services and amenities while having a whole new world of...

Sunrise Villa Olympia Fields

3633 Breakers Dr, Flossmoor, IL 60422

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Just 30 minutes south of Chicago, Sunrise Villa Olympia Fields provides a highly personalized approach to care, including independent and assisted living tailored to resident needs and abilities. Here, you have a choice of unique ranch-style townhome villas with two-car garages, front porches,...

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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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