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  • Park View at Laurel I

    Park View at Laurel I

    9000 Briarcroft Ln, Laurel, MD 20708
    (16)
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    Park View at Laurel I is a senior housing community conveniently located Just off of Highway 197 on Briarcroft Lane in Laurel, Prince George's County, Maryland. Our Savior Lutheran Church is just down the street, along with Super Best, Taco Bell, Sapphire Restaurant and Lounge and CVS pharmacy. Our...

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  • Park View at Emerson

    Park View at Emerson

    9895 Palace Hall Drive, Laurel, MD 20723
    (4)
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    WELCOME HOME! And welcome to easy living with the luxuries you deserve at a price you can afford. Park View at Emerson is proud to offer high quality one-bedroom apartment homes designed with seniors in mind. Every detail of our modern architecture makes life easier while providing opportunities...

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  • Park View at Laurel II

    9010 Briarcroft Lane, Laurel, MD 20708
    (2)
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    Park View at Laurel II is an affordable and diverse senior housing community located in beautiful Laurel, Maryland in Prince George's County. Nestled between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C., Laurel II offers accessible and adaptable one and two bedroom apartments with spacious floor plans....

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  • Arbor Crest

    Arbor Crest

    12801 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (8)
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    Arbor Crest is an apartment community for adults who are 55 and older. It's situated in Silver Spring in picturesque Montgomery County, Maryland. The prime location of these senior apartments and its close proximity to public transportation enable residents to easily access all the cultural...

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  • Wilshire Estates (Now Open)

    Wilshire Estates (Now Open)

    13716 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20904
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    We believe that Wilshire Estates Gracious Retirement Living is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure. At Wilshire Estates, our management teams...

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  • Pointe View at Aspen Hill

    Pointe View at Aspen Hill

    3136 Bel Pre Road, Aspen Hill, MD 20906
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    Pointe View at Aspen Hill is Silver Spring’s newest 62 and older senior community featuring 120 one- and two-bedroom affordable apartment homes. This mixed-income community is set off of Bel Pre Road in a peaceful, wooded setting. In each one or two-bedroom apartment, amenities include a modern...

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  • Shangri-La

    4475 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043
    (23)
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    Set in a beautiful 2 acre green estate in Ellicott City, Shangri-La was designed for the ultimate living experience. Our 45 apartment community provides residents with the finest services and amenities in a family-oriented, supportive environment. Our care staff is compassionate, friendly, and...

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  • Aspenwood Senior Living Community

    Aspenwood Senior Living Community

    14400 Homecrest Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906
    (26)
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    Welcome to Aspenwood Senior Living Community, a Five Star Senior Living community! Well-established in Montgomery County since 1989, this neighborhood setting is convenient to shopping and medical services. Our Independent and Assisted Living apartments are not part of a high rise, further fostering...

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  • Bedford Court

    Bedford Court

    3701 International Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906
    (38)
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    Bedford Court is a vibrant, independent full-service community located within walking distance of the Leisure World shopping center. Our community offers you a comfortable lifestyle, superb amenities and the highest standards of hospitality and service. The community is ideal for seniors who desire...

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  • Park View at Bladensburg

    Park View at Bladensburg

    4202 58th Ave, Bladensburg, MD 20710
    (5)
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    Park View at Bladensburg 4202 58th Avenue Bladensburg, Maryland 20710 Fashioned for adults ages 55 or better, at Park View at Bladensburg you have the best of both worlds: peace-of-mind that comes with living in a senior-friendly community and many opportunities to enjoy exciting social and...

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  • Charter House

    Charter House

    1316 Fenwick Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910
    (7)
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    Nestled in the heart of downtown Silver Spring, Charter House offers the perfect home for persons 55 years of age and older. Now under new management, Charter House is a vibrant community with unparalleled amenities, plus great new improvements coming soon. Our spacious apartment homes offer a touch...

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  • Kensington Park Senior Living

    Kensington Park Senior Living

    3620 Littledale Road, Kensington, MD 20895
    (25)
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    At Kensington Park Retirement Community, our services and setting are as unique as the residents we serve. Whether you are seeking Independent Living, Assisted Living, or Alzheimer's/ Memory Care, Kensington Park is designed to provide an encouraging and comprehensive continuum of services. ...

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  • HeartLands Senior Living Village at Ellicott City

    HeartLands Senior Living Village at Ellicott City

    3004 North Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043
    (35)
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    Welcome to HeartLands, a Five Star Senior Living community and Howard County's premier rental retirement community. We are the only community in the county that offers cottages and apartments. Located on 48 picturesque acres near historic Ellicott City, we are close to antique and specialty shops,...

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  • Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase

    Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase

    8100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    (19)
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    Five Star Senior Living, founded in 2001, is a trusted name in senior care with over 200 facilities and communities in 33 states. The standards that we have set inspire us to exceed what is expected — becoming a valued member of our community, striving to surpass every standard, and keeping...

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  • Park View at Catonsville

    Park View at Catonsville

    303 Maiden Choice Ln, Catonsville, MD 21228
    (5)
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    Managed by the Shelter Group, Parkview at Catonsville is an Award Winning independent living senior community for those 62 and better, providing a rural setting in an urban environment. Nestled in a wooded area, Parkview is conveniently located near banks and shopping, medical centers, restaurants,...

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  • Ingleside at Rock Creek

    Ingleside at Rock Creek

    3050 Military Road NW, Washington, DC 20015
    (7)
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    With more than a century of service and sophistication, Ingleside at Rock Creek is the preferred address for Washington, D.C. retirement. There’s no setting quite like ours: 14 acres of wooded paths and flourishing gardens, bordering Rock Creek Park. In an elite Northwest Washington, D.C....

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  • The Greens at Hammonds Lane

    602 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, MD 21225
    (9)
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    The Greens at Hammonds Lane is a beautiful community exclusively for seniors 62 and better! We offer a charming, affordable place to call home within the Brooklyn Park community with convenient access to local services as well as easy transportation to hospitals, shopping and I-695. The Greens at...

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  • Maplewood Park Place, a CCRC

    Maplewood Park Place, a CCRC

    9707 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814
    (2)
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    VIRTUAL TOURS AVAILABLE! Maplewood Park Place Senior Living - Redefined Voted Best Senior Living Community by the readers of Bethesda Magazine for ELEVEN years in a row, 2010 through 2020. Live your current lifestyle at Maplewood Park Place! Opened in 1996 in Bethesda, Maryland, Maplewood is a...

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  • The Greens at Rolling Road

    1505 North Rolling Road, Catonsville, MD 21228
    (2)
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    The Greens at Rolling Road is exclusively for seniors 62 and over, and offers 83 one and two-bedroom apartments with spacious floor plans and a comfortable living style complete with modern kitchens and plenty of closet space. You are sure to enjoy living at The Greens at Rolling Road with an array...

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  • The Greens at English Consul

    The Greens at English Consul

    4120 Oak Road, Halethorpe, MD 21227
    (3)
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    The Greens at English Consul offers charming, affordable apartments for seniors 62 and over! The community features exciting amenities, as well as a convenient location in the Baltimore Highlands neighborhood of Baltimore County. Our residents enjoy numerous and diverse activities within the...

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  • The Greens at Irvington Mews

    The Greens at Irvington Mews

    4300 Frederick Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229
    (2)
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    The Greens at Irvington Mews offers award-winning, affordable 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for seniors 62 and over! The Greens at Irvington Mews features exciting amenities, as well as a convenient location near parks, shopping, and medical services. Our residents enjoy numerous and diverse...

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  • Seabury at Friendship Terrace

    Seabury at Friendship Terrace

    4201 Butterworth Pl NW, Washington, DC 20016
    (6)
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    Thank you for your interest in Seabury at Friendship Terrace Retirement Community! Friendship Terrace is a community of 180 beautiful, totally renovated apartments dedicated to serving seniors. At Friendship Terrace we bring more than forty years of experience to meeting the unique needs of seniors...

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  • The Residences at Thomas Circle

    The Residences at Thomas Circle

    1330 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
    (12)
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    More than a great place to live, The Residences at Thomas Circle is a neighborhood within a neighborhood – where seniors can live life their way. LIFE AT ITS FINEST In the heart of downtown DC, just blocks from the White House and a short walk to museums and monuments, you will find seniors enjoying...

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  • Ingleside at King Farm

    Ingleside at King Farm

    701 King Farm Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850
    (5)
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    Ingleside at King Farm is a not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community central to the award-winning intergenerational King Farm development. We offer small town living just a short ride from the nation's capitol. Inside our walls, you will find a stress free lifestyle with a variety of...

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  • Hillside Senior Living

    Hillside Senior Living

    200 Skidmore Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20788
    (1)
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    Hillside Senior Living Apartments provides residents 62 and greater an resort-class senior living experience. Situated on a scenic hill surrounded by a park-like setting, this brand new Gaithersburg, Maryland apartment community offers resort-style one and two bedroom apartments.

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  • Sunrise of Severna Park

    Sunrise of Severna Park

    43 West Mckinsey Road, Severna Park, MD 21146
    (32)
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    Our beautiful, 10 acre campus is conveniently located within walking distance of the Severna Park Community Center, the public library, Woods Memorial Church and many other popular shops and restaurants. Our community consists of an independent living, assisted living and a specialized neighborhood...

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  • Oaks at Liberty

    Oaks at Liberty

    3501 Howard Park Ave, Baltimore, MD 21207
    (1)
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    At Oaks at Liberty, you'll find a tranquil Baltimore apartment home where everything you want is brought together: a location in the neighborhood where you want to live, amenities designed to make your life more enjoyable, and features that are both modern and centered on comfort. Whether you...

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  • Park View at Randallstown

    Park View at Randallstown

    3530 Resource Drive, Randallstown, MD 21133
    (5)
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    Your New Lifestyle Begins Here!Park View at Randallstown, an exciting apartment community for senior living! What you will find most appealing is that Park View at Randallstown was designed with Seniors in mind. We not only offer spacious 1 bedroom apartments, but also a range of fun & exciting...

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  • Sunrise at Montgomery Village

    Sunrise at Montgomery Village

    19310 Club House Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20886
    (44)
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    The moment you walk through our door, you'll feel at home. From our warm, inviting fireplace to our cozy, family-like atmosphere, Sunrise at Montgomery Village is a step above the typical senior residence. For the past fifteen years, our caring and experienced staff has been helping seniors live...

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  • Westminster House Senior Apts

    524 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
    (6)
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    Westminster House is one of the very few 'affordable' senior living communities in Baltimore. It was founded by United Presbyterian Ministries of MD, Inc. and is a stand alone, not-for-profit, 18-story apartment building with 282 total units. It has been 'home' to independent seniors since the...

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  • The Greens at Liberty Road

    The Greens at Liberty Road

    9707 Liberty Road, Randallstown, MD 21133
    (8)
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    Winner of the SeniorAdvisor.com 2013 Excellence Award as Rated by Families! 2012 & 2013 PACE Award Winner! The Greens at Liberty Road offers a charming, affordable home for seniors 62 and over within the Randallstown community with its convenient access to local services as well as easy...

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  • Park Heights Place

    Park Heights Place

    5430 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215
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    Park Heights Place- For Seniors Ages 62+! Welcome to exceptional senior living at Park Heights Place, conveniently located in the revitalized Park Heights neighborhood of Baltimore City! Park Heights Place offers a variety of amenities and services to promote a healthy, active lifestyle. Enjoy...

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  • Kentlands Manor

    Kentlands Manor

    217 Booth Street, Gaithersburg, MD 20898
    (10)
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    Welcome home to Kentlands Manor, an apartment community designed especially for the active lifestyle of individuals aged 62 years and better. Situated in the heart of the Kentlands neighborhood, this suburban community offers all the benefits of small town living with the excitement of the city life...

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  • Marwood Senior

    Marwood Senior

    5605 S. Marwood Blvd., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
    (5)
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    Marwood Senior Apartments is a brand new stylish apartment complex for the independent active adult 62 and older. The picturesque four story building of 155 charming apartments located on the outskirts of Washington, DC is situated in the serene pastoral setting for Upper Marlboro, Maryland. For the...

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  • The Jefferson

    The Jefferson

    900 North Taylor Street, Arlington, VA 22203
    (21)
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    Welcome to The Jefferson, where ownership and a unique approach to active aging are conveniently located at The Gateway to Arlington Virginia, just minutes away from Washington, DC. The Jefferson has skillfully combined independence, luxury,services and amenities with the security of home ownership...

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  • Springwell Senior Living Community

    Springwell Senior Living Community

    2211 West Rogers Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209
    (11)
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    In a lifestyle that is tailored, fulfilling and refined, Springwell promotes a caring environment where residents can experience a supportive and spiritually rewarding lifestyle enhancing their quality of life. Springwell offers a unique, distinctive and innovative senior living community located...

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  • Atrium Village

    Atrium Village

    4730 Atrium Court, Owings Mills, MD 21117
    (54)
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    Located on almost 8 wooded acres just off Lakeside Boulevard on Atrium Court in Owings Mills, Maryland, you will find Atrium Village; a retirement community where you can choose from a wide array of lifestyle options. Designed for those who want companionship and amenities with a hospitality centred...

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  • Ednor Apartments II

    Ednor Apartments II

    1050 East 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
    (1)
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    Offering affordable one and two bedroom apartments designed for seniors ages 62+, you are sure to feel at home in our charming one and two bedroom apartment homes. A part of the Stadium Place campus, Ednor Apartments II is conveniently located with easy access to shopping, dining, and the Waverly...

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  • Ednor Apartments

    Ednor Apartments

    1040 East 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
    (1)
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    Affordable Housing for Seniors Ages 62+! At Ednor Apartments you are sure to feel at home in our charming one and two bedroom apartment homes. A part of the Stadium Place campus, Ednor Apartments is conveniently located with easy access to shopping, dining, and the Waverly Branch Library, as well...

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  • The Greens at Logan Field

    The Greens at Logan Field

    3455 Dundalk Avenue, Dundalk, MD 21222
    (7)
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    One Bedroom Apartment with Water Views is Available Now! Call today! The Greens at Logan Field offers charming, affordable 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for seniors 62 and over! The community features exciting amenities, as well as a convenient location near shopping in Dundalk. Our residents enjoy...

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  • Aequitas Living

    Aequitas Living

    2920 Elliott St., Baltimore, MD 21224
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    Aequitas Living offers an active 55+ resident a Boutique, Independent, Co-Living option that has style, flexible rental terms and affordability. Privately owned and operated, our three story townhome is centrally located in the waterfront neighborhood of Canton in downtown Baltimore City, Maryland....

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  • The Fountains at Washington House

    The Fountains at Washington House

    5100 Fillmore Ave, Alexandria, VA 22311
    (51)
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    Welcome to Alexandria's number-one continuing care RENTAL community! Located near Washington DC, The Fountains at Washington House offers nine (9) floor plans in both assisted and independent living in a boutique-hotel style environment. Our community provides independent living, assisted living and...

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  • Gardens of Annapolis

    Gardens of Annapolis

    931 Edgewood Rd., Annapolis, MD 21403
    (4)
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    As the GOLD recipient of the Active Adult Community Award from Maryland Multi-Housing Association, Gardens of Annapolis is the premier senior living community in Annapolis, MD. Just moments from Annapolis Mall and the Annapolis Town Center, you can enjoy and appreciate all the comforts of...

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  • Park View at Rosedale

    1315 Cheasco Ave, Rosedale, MD 21237
    (8)
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    LIFE BEGINS HERE AT PARK VIEW AT ROSEDALE: Fashioned for adults ages 62 and better, the recently renovated and Award Winning Park View at Rosedale offers you the best of both worlds: peace-of-mind that comes with living in a senior-friendly community and many opportunities to enjoy exciting social...

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  • Park View at Columbia

    7070 Cradlerock Wy, Columbia, MD 21045
    (16)
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    WELCOME HOME! And welcome to easy living with the luxuries you deserve at a price you can afford. Park View at Columbia is proud to offer high quality one-bedroom apartment homes designed with seniors in mind. Every detail of our modern architecture makes life easier while providing opportunities...

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  • Park View at Colonial Landing

    6391 Rowanberry Dr, Elkridge, MD 21075
    (8)
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    Park View at Colonial landing is a senior apartments tucked away in quiet Elkridge, Maryland on the edge of Howard County. Nestled in a charming community filled with tree-lined streets and manicured lawns, Park View at Colonial Landing provides a cozy place to call home. We serve Elkridge, Hanover,...

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  • Park View at Ellicott City II

    8720 Ridge Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043
    (4)
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    Park View at Ellicott City II is an affordable and warm senior housing located in stunning Ellicott City, Maryland just half an hour west of Baltimore. Ranked four times in the top 20 places to live in the United States by Money and CNNMoney.com, Park View II offers spacious and bright one and two...

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  • Park View at Ellicott City I

    8720 Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043
    (4)
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    Park View at Ellicott City I is an affordable and vibrant senior housing community located in beautiful Howard County, Maryland just 25 minutes west of Baltimore. Surrounded by lush trees only minutes from Ellicott City Senior Center, Park View I offers 81 one and two bedroom apartments to qualified...

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  • Army Distaff Foundation & Knollwood

    6200 Oregon Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015
    (1)
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    The Army Distaff Foundation owns and operates the Knollwood, an independent living community in Washington, D.C., in the County of Washington. Located on 16 green acres overlooking Rock Creek Park, the Knollwood provides secure, affordable studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments to retired...

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  • Park View at Severna Park

    180 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD 21146
    (2)
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    Park View at Severna Park Park View at Severna Park is a senior housing community located in a quiet corner of Severna Park, Arundel County, Maryland. The climate in the Severna Park area is ideal, and that has helped to surround our community with lush vegetation that we have professional...

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Independent Living in Laurel, MD

Independent living communities, also known simply as retirement communities in Laurel, MD, are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Laurel retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of Maryland is $3,565.

For this type of senior living, Laurel, MD offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

Cost of Living in Laurel, MD

Located halfway between Washington and Baltimore, Laurel’s cost of living is significantly pricier than many other cities. However, compared to the rest of the state, Laurel’s cost could be considered reasonable. The city does not make the list of the most expensive cities in Maryland. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
139 105 $1,792 22.7% spend over 30% of their income on rent $239,627 $72,726 The top estate tax rate is 16% with an exemption threshold of $5 million. The top inheritance tax rate is 10% with no exemption threshold.

Local Medical Providers

The Laurel region has several highly-rated hospitals, and the following are often ranked among the best in the area:

  • Peninsula Regional Health System - This 289-bed facility holds a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare services. The hospital has been specifically recognized for joint care and primary stroke treatment.
  • Anne Arundel Medical Center - With 385 beds, this hospital’s specialties include cancer care, vascular treatment, and mental health services. It also has an Institute of Healthy Aging (IHA), which empowers seniors to implement their best health practices. Physicians collaborate with seniors to design preventative care plans, assist with mobility needs, and find support for those struggling with serious illnesses.
  • Medstar Union Memorial Hospital - This 192-bed hospital is often ranked among the best medical facilities in the nation. Specific accolades recognize the health center’s treatment programs for cardiology, strokes, spine disorders, and orthopedics.

Climate and Weather

The climate of Laurel, MD is considered humid subtropical – residents can expect hot summers and mild winters. On average, the humidity level for Laurel is about 65%. This number often peaks in September at around 67% humidity.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
76°F 90°F (July) 62°F (July) 37°F 50°F (December) 25°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
44 (Good) 64 in July (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 monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
4” 6” (May) 13”

Demographics and Values

Laurel, MD leans heavily liberal politically. An overwhelming majority of the city’s residents have voted for Democratic candidates in the last five presidential elections. The region’s economy is led by industries such as healthcare, public administration, and technology. Top employers include ASRC Federal, Laurel Regional Hospital, and Coastal Sunbelt Produce.

Laurel, MD demographics indicate that Black residents make up the largest racial group in the city. Many Black entrepreneurs contribute to the city’s thriving small business scene. The city celebrates contributions of the community through The African Art Museum of Maryland, which exhibits African culture, history, and works of art. The museum regularly hosts socials, jazz concerts, and other events. Laurel, MD also recognizes Juneteenth as a holiday.

2016 Presidential Election Results for Prince George County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
88.13% 8.4% 3.46%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
9,331,587 25,906 2,077 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of 0.28% since 2010

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
35 20% 9% 3% 2%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
21% 43% 18%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
7.1% 51.0% 15.9% 0.4% 0.0% 23.6% 3.7%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
1,044 36 6

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
6% 78% 8% 8% 4% 7%

Laurel is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the LGBTQ+ community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry. The city has an active and exciting LGBTQ-bar scene, as well as a pride parade. Despite Laurel’s accepting attitude toward the LGBTQ+ community, most area groups and organizations meet in bigger nearby cities, like Baltimore and D.C. However, it’s only a 30-minute commute from this affirming suburb to these two LGBTQ+ hubs.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Entertainment in Laurel pales in comparison to larger surrounding cities, but the prominent suburb still has plenty to offer in the way of history and nature. Laurel was the first city to dedicate a museum to national intelligence and security, the National Cryptologic Museum. The institution sheds light on machines, techniques, and discoveries often unknown to the general public. The Laurel Historical Society, housed in a restored 19th-century home, promotes the city’s history through exhibits and events. Admission is free.

Laurel, MD has 19 park sites, including a state park – Scott’s Cove Recreation Area. Hikers, fishers, birdwatchers, and general wildlife enthusiasts will appreciate the city’s many lakes and well-preserved, natural terrain.

Transportation

Often designated as a commuter city, Laurel, MD residents can easily access reliable and wide-spanning public transportation services. The city has a bus and train system, each with several regular routes running every day of the week. The area bus system, Metrobus, which serves cities in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, is the sixth most-utilized bus system in the country, serving 11,500 bus stops. Three programs – MetroAccess, Call-a-Cab, and Call-a-Bus – offer direct, door-to-door transit services for seniors and people with disabilities. Seniors, disabled people, and Medicare card-holders are also offered reduced fares for city transportation services.

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