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Allendale Senior Living Community

85 Harreton Rd, Allendale, NJ 07401

3.8
(33 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

If you're looking for a community where you can age gracefully and that offers a full continuum of care, look no further than Allendale Senior Living Community! Located in Bergen County, New Jersey,our enhanced approach to senior living offers all the comforts of home, while providing you the...

Sunrise of Paramus

567 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652

4.2
(29 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Assisted living in Paramus, NJ, begins with Sunrise of Paramus, a cozy community filled with the warmest touches of home. Our very convenient location makes visiting loved ones easy. We’re just 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge and close to all major highways.Our fantastic staff...

Sunrise of Morris Plains

209 Littleton Road, Morris Plains, NJ 07950

4.4
(29 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, 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...

Atria Plainview

12 Washington Avenue, Plainview, NY 11803

4.3
(30 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Atria Plainview, you'll experience an independent lifestyle with the comfort of exceptional care that's there when you need it. Enjoy a social calendar chock-full of cultural, educational and spiritual activities that connect you with fellow residents and your local community. Indulge in our...

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Arbor Terrace Roseland

345 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, NJ 07068

4.7
(23 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Arbor Terrace Roseland offers quality assisted living and dementia care in Essex County, New Jersey. We honor individuality and celebrate each person's unique life through deep connections with our residents and families. We create delightful surprises and meaningful moments within a safe and...

Heritage of Clara Barton

1015 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ 08837

4.3
(28 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Heritage of Clara Barton offers independent and assisted living services in a breathtaking and unique setting. Our community is actually a renovated school building built in the early 1920s and is now composed of 84 assisted living apartments and 27 independent living apartments.Our community...

Bear Creek Assisted Living

291 Village Road East, West Windsor, NJ 08550

3.9
(31 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Bear Creek Assisted Living incorporates the most progressive Assisted Living concepts into its programs as well as its architectural design. Our individually tailored programs of personal services assure that each Resident's and family's expectations are not only met, they are, in fact, exceeded....

Lake Shore Assisted Living Residence

211 Lake Shore Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

3.4
(37 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Lake Shore Assisted Living Community is located near beautiful Lake Ronkonkoma, New York. Fishermen and nature lovers know this area as the home of Long Island's largest lake and beautiful sunsets. Whether you love watching the sunset over a breathtaking landscaped scene, or you like reeling in...

Brighton Gardens of Stamford

59 Roxbury Road, Stamford, CT 06902

3.5
(34 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Brighton Gardens of Stamford is a Sunrise Senior Living community located just minutes from downtown Stamford. Our community is nestled in a beautiful, rural, ten-acre setting surrounded by trees and lovely courtyards. We pride ourselves in our caring, compassionate and experienced support staff,...

Maplewood at Darien

599 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820

4.3
(29 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Maplewood at Darien is an assisted living and memory care residents for the most discerning seniors. Exquisite interior desgin, an enthusiastic and experienced staff of associates, engaging social and cultural enrichments opportunities, and expertly prepared meals featuring farm-fresh ingredients...

Brighton Gardens of West Orange

220 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052

3.8
(31 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Brighton Gardens of West Orange is located in a beautiful suburban setting only 20 minutes from New York City amenities. We are nestled between a premier golf course and the historic South Mountain Reservation, which includes acres of protected land with parks, walkways and trails. We partner...

Sunrise of Plainview

1231 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY 11803

4.3
(28 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 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...

Maplewood at Strawberry Hill

73 Strawberry Hill Avenue, East Norwalk, CT 06855

4.5
(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Maplewood at Strawberry Hill is the sparkling new assisted living and memory care community conveniently located in a friendly neighborhood close to the Norwalk-Westport line, just minutes to major highways and trains. We are part of an innovative, locally based company and not part of a large...

Chelsea at Bald Eagle

197 Cahill Cross Road, West Milford, NJ 07480

4.5
(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private, 2 Bed

The Chelsea at Bald Eagle is a beautiful assisted living community located beneath the picturesque Wyanokie Mountains in West Milford, Passaic County, New Jersey. Our safe and secure community provides various housing options depending on personal preference, from spacious suites and studio...

Sunrise of East Setauket

1 Sunrise Drive, East Setauket, NY 11733

4.1
(28 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, 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...

Sunrise at West Essex

47 Greenbrook Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004

4.4
(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 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...

Promenade at Tuxedo Place

40 Hospital Rd, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987

3.6
(34 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private, 2 Bed

Located in historic Tuxedo Park, New York in the Ramapo Mountains, Elant at Tuxedo Place offers residents a refreshing retirement alternative.  With 44 independent and 56 assistive living apartment homes, Tuxedo Place meets a variety of  lifestyle needs and preferences. Affordable...

Sunrise of Wayne

184 Berdan Avenue, Wayne, NJ 07470

3.9
(28 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 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...

CareOne at Hamilton

1660 Whitehorse - Hamilton Square Road, Hamilton, NJ 08690

3.4
(32 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

CareOne Assisted Living at Hamilton is centrally located in beautiful Hamilton, New Jersey, situated on a 7-acre picturesque wooded campus. We are local to shopping centers, restaurants and entertainment venues. Our residents enjoy beautiful private apartments, abundant activities and customized...

Brookdale Emerson

590 Old Hook Road, Emerson, NJ 07630

3.8
(29 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Redefine your independence and do more every day.If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, our assisted living and memory care community could be right for you. So go ahead and take a dancing class or join your...

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Cost of independent living in New York, 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
  • $5,128
    New York, NY
  • $3,967
    Brooklyn, NY
  • $6,967
    Plainview, NY
Your actual costs may be higher or lower than the average.
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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
Complete guide to independent living

Independent Living in New York

Independent living communities are also known as retirement communities in NY. These 55+ and over communities in NY offer a wide range of services to seniors who desire to live independently among their peers.

Cost of Independent Living in New York

When it comes to the overall price of retirement communities, New York has a median monthly cost of $8,100 for the city proper and $3,100 for the metropolitan area.

Learn More About New York

Cost of Living

One of the largest and densest cities in the world, New York City is the cultural and financial hub of the United States. The Big Apple comes with a big price tag which is reflected in its extremely high cost of living. Currently, the cost of living in New York City is more than double the national average of 100. Similarly, the cost of goods and produce is extremely high in the city at 15 points above the national average.

Cost-of-living Index Grocery price index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
210 115 $1,755 22.7% $538,529 $57,782 The top estate tax rate is 16% with an exemption threshold of $5.749 million

Local Hospitals

Proximity to high quality medical communities is a common factor in many seniors’ choices when deciding on an assisted living community. As one of the country’s most populous cities, New York is home to a large number of world-renowned hospitals and medical centers, including highly rated communities such as:

  • Mount Sinai Hospital – Founded in 1852, Mount Sinai is one of the oldest and largest hospitals in the country. They offer a range of services including geriatric care and rehabilitation.
  • NYU Langone – One of the top academic medical centers in the country offering a range of services including level I trauma care.
  • Hospital for Special Surgery – This hospital specialties in orthopedic surgery and rheumatological conditions. This community is the oldest orthopedic hospital in the U.S. and is consistently ranked as the best orthopedic surgery hospital in the country.

Weather and Climate

A region’s climate and air quality can have a great effect on the health and well-being of those who live there. The climate of New York City is varied, consisting of a continental climate with hot, humid summers and cold winters. New York City has experienced such varied extreme weather as blizzards, heatwaves, and hurricanes.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average Summer Temperature Summer Low Summer High Average Winter Temperature Winter Low Winter High
76°F 63°F 87°F 37°F 26°F 48°F

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
35 558.9 in December (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

Monthly Precipitation Yearly Rainfall Yearly Snowfall
4″ 45″ 25.3″

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election in New York City

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
57.5% 41.6% 0.8%

Population Statistics

City prope Metro area Population density
8,400,000 20,100,000 66,900 per square mile

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
36 25.5% 9.9% 5.6% 3.6%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
13.9% 24.3% 29.1% 0.4% 0.1% 32.1% 3.5%

New York City 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

New York City is considered one of the world’s great cultural hubs for good reason. Within a short walk or subway ride, you can find countless museums, galleries, and theaters, as well as beautiful outdoor parks and restaurants to fit every taste and budget. For recreation, take a stroll through Central Park or the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. If you’re with the whole family you can take them to see the lions at the Brooklyn Zoo. For those who enjoy the arts there is the Metropolitan Museum of Art which is the largest art museum in the world and the Metropolitan Opera which is world renowned.

Transportation

As a major metropolitan area, New York City has no shortage of options when it comes to public transportation. Many residents choose not to own a car, and the city is certainly navigable without one. Options for getting around town include buses, taxis, subways, and in many neighborhoods, daily errands can be accomplished by walking.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in New York

Clover Hill Senior Living, The Chelsea at Fanwood and Arbor Terrace Norwood are the top rated independent living facilities near New York, New York. See full list of communities.

There are 240 independent living facilities near New York, New York. See the full list.

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