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The Amberleigh

2330 Maple Road, Williamsville, NY 14221

3.9
(87 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Explore new interests at The Amberleigh, where our blend of desired amenities and convenient services offers residents a vibrant lifestyle that encourages health and independence through innovative recreational, educational, health and wellness programs. Our Williamsville, New York, Independent...

Elderwood Village at Bassett Park

245 Bassett Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221

4.0
(65 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Elderwood Village at Bassett Park offers exceptional assisted living and memory care services in the historic village of Williamsville, New York. As part of the Buffalo Metro Region, Williamsville is a great place to call home offering all the charm of small town living and the conveniences that...

Brookdale Kenmore

2971 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217

3.6
(37 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Here you’ll get to redefine your independence, pursue new hobbies and live your life your way. At our enhanced assisted living community, you’ll have choices for how to spend your time. With enhanced assisted living, you’ll have assistance with medications, dressing and bathing, as well as...

Elderwood Assisted Living at West Seneca

580 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, NY 14224

4.0
(17 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Elderwood Assisted Living at West Seneca offers an independent lifestyle with caring personal attention. The community in West Seneca, New York, features comfortable common spaces and private studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. The backyard patio features a lovely koi pond and overlooks a...

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Elderwood Village at Williamsville

5271 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221

4.0
(10 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Elderwood Village at Williamsville offers an independent lifestyle with a caring, personal touch. Our community, located close to the Village of Williamsville, features studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes. Our experienced and attentive staff handles cooking, housekeeping and...

Brompton Heights

275 Brompton Road, Williamsville, NY 14221

3.7
(11 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Assisted LivingFor the active senior who seeks to maintain a healthy and enriched lifestyle without the worries of maintaininga home, the Assisted Living services and accommodations at Brompton Heights offerthe perfect solution. Our community is more like home than ever before. In addition to...

Fayebrooke

1805 Maple Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221

4.5
(2 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Welcome Home to FayeBrooke Senior Apartments where Lifestyle, Luxury & Location are key! We are Amherst' s premier Retirement Community, offering all the amenities and comforts you desire.. You have a new place to call 'HOME' Choose from our spacious one or two bedroom floor plans.

Elderwood Assisted Living at Cheektowaga

229 Bennett Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14227

2.7
(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Elderwood Assisted Living at Cheektowaga is a assisted living community located in the growing town of Cheektowaga, NY. Cheektowaga is located in Erie County, close to Buffalo, and home to just over 88,000 people. Cheektowaga has a lot of great stores, shopping, and restaurants giving residents...

Symphony Circle Active Living

279 North St, Buffalo, NY 14201

4.7
(3 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Elderwood Residences at Cheektowaga

151 Bennett Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14227

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Elderwood Residences at Cheektowaga, a unique, conveniently located independent living patio home community near Buffalo in Cheektowaga, NY, is designed for seniors age 62 and older who want to enjoy retirement living without the commitment of home ownership. Enjoy the view from the private front...

Heathwood Assisted Living & Memory Care

815 Hopkins Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221

4.5
(4 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

FayeBrooke on Youngs (Opening Early 2022)

1055 Youngs Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221

(0 review)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Belvedere

375 Harris Hill Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221

(0 review)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Nestled comfortably inside Lancaster's rolling hamlet meadows along the Williamsville and Clarence border, the Belvedere is unlike any other existing 55 and older active adult rental community in the area. Conveniently located just 5 minutes from Transit Road, you will find shopping, dining and...

Solstice Senior Living at East Amherst

6363 Transit Road, East Amherst, NY 14051

4.4
(48 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Solstice Senior Living at East Amherst provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment.Located in Amherst, just northeast of Buffalo, we're situated on beautiful grounds that offer meandering walkways lined with spruce and pine leading to a lily pond. Not only will you...

Brookdale Niagara (AL)

6741 Nash Road, North Tonawanda, NY 14120

4.6
(35 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Need a little extra help so you can host a princess tea party with the grandkids? No problem.Here at our enhanced assisted living community, we can help you with the little things—like simple housekeeping and meals—and with bathing, getting dressed and managing medications, too. You can go focus...

Embark at Orchard Glen

6055 Armor Duells Rd, Orchard Park, NY 14127

4.6
(20 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*Among many health precautions now available in our community, we will require all associates who work here to vaccinate for COVID-19. Learn about this and our overall approach to help bring an...

Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield

100 Crestwood Court, Wheatfield, NY 14304

5.0
(11 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Elderwood Residence at Wheatfield is a unique patio home and apartment community designed for independent seniors who want to enjoy retirement living, but avoid the commitments of home ownership.

Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda

111 Ensminger Rd, Tonawanda, NY 14150

3.7
(10 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

While we may be new to the Elderwood family, our facility has been located in Tonawanda for over 20 years. Formally Tonawanda Manor, Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda prides itself on the staff that have worked here for decades. Our administrator, Ann Marie, has been a part of our community...

Fox Creek Estates

9500 Transit Road, East Amherst, NY 14051

3.7
(8 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Fox Creek Estates, Villas & Shoppes give you everything you want, in the location you desire! For those 55+ we offer traditional one and two-bedroom apartments and patio home villas with all the amenities you're looking for-shuttle service to grocery shopping, planned activities and and active...

Elderwood Assisted Living at Wheatfield

2600 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304

3.8
(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Elderwood Assisted Living at Wheatfield is a assisted living community located in the tranquil town of Wheatfield, NY. Wheatfield is located in Niagara County, about 20-minutes from Niagara Falls, and home to about 18,000 people. Wheatfield is home to a local museum, shops and area stores, where...

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Cost of Independent Living in Buffalo, NY

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
  • $3,668
    State
  • $2,722
    Buffalo, NY
  • $2,695
    East Amherst, NY
  • $2,596
    Clarence Center, NY
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Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

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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Learn More About Independent Living in Buffalo, NY

Independent living communities – also known simply as retirement communities – in Buffalo, New York 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 Buffalo retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Buffalo, NY

The median monthly cost of independent living in Buffalo is about $2,738 in the city proper. The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of New York is around $3,017.

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

Learn More about Buffalo, NY

Cost of Living

To reliably determine the cost of assisted living care in Buffalo, it’s important to first consider the specific community and relative costs of the area in which the community is located. All index ratings are based on a scale where 100 is equal to the national average.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
82 95 $686 15.3% $80,544 $34,268 The top New York estate tax rate is 16% which applies to estates worth more than $10.1 million. Amounts below that are subject to tax at graduated rates, starting at 3.06% for the first $500,000.

Local Hospitals

In total, there are 15 hospitals located in Buffalo which offer emergency services and other healthcare to the metropolitan area.

Weather and Climate

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
70°F 82°F (July) 57°F (July) 28°F 39°F (December) 17°F (February)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
43 (Good) 61 in the month of December (Moderate)

The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation and Inclement Weather

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall Inclement weather
4” 5” (October) 85” Floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes (Moderate)

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
50.86% 44.45% 4.69%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
926,261 258,612 2,472 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of -0.05%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
33 25% 10% 5% 3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
27% 26% 11%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
5.6% 36.7% 11.6% 0.5% <1% 43.8% 4%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
12,927 40 10

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
9% 59% 16% 31% 6% 6%

Buffalo 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

Buffalo is having a renaissance based around its proximity to nature and its vibrant environment. Buffalo’s remarkable transformation includes a redeveloped waterfront, revitalized neighborhoods, and a burgeoning craft beer scene. With many watering holes waiting until 4 a.m. for last call, it’s clear Buffalo knows a thing or two about nightlife. From old-school taverns and dive bars to craft beers, casinos, and live music, the Nickel City runs from dusk to near dawn.

The city is most famously known for its wings. Buffalo’s Anchor Bar changed the course of American food history in 1964 by inventing the Buffalo-style chicken wing. In the decades since, Buffalo’s corner taverns have perfected variations on the wing, each with its own secret recipe.

While you’re in Buffalo, you’ll be right by Niagara Falls State Park, known for its scenic beauty. The raw power of 4-6 million cubic feet of water rushing over the edges every minute of the day is a true natural wonder that can be experienced by land or water.

Transportation

Buffalo has a number of different options to get around the city. Public transportation in Buffalo is run by Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, which has over 60 bus routes and can get you to the light rail, the Buffalo Metro Rail.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in New York

Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield, Symphony Circle Active Living and Embark at Orchard Glen are the top rated independent living facilities near Buffalo, New York. See full list of communities.

There are 28 independent living facilities near Buffalo, New York. See the full list.

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