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Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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95 Independent Living Facilities near Rochester, NY

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If you’re looking for independent living in the Rochester area, our local senior living advisors can help you each step of the way. From affordable independent living for seniors to luxury options, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of independent living in Rochester. From there, we’ll show you the best independent living communities for your lifestyle, interests, and budget.

Discover unique independent living amenities, social activities, dining, and more independent living benefits. With 95 independent living facilities in Rochester, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.

Independent Living Facilities in Rochester, NY

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Fleming Point

720 Latta Rd, Rochester, NY 14612

(82 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Fleming Point provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on beautifully landscaped grounds on the quiet community of Greece, you'll be delighted by our friendly staff and charming facilities. Residents also appreciate the convenience of being just minutes...

The Gables of Brighton

2001 S Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14618

(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Gables of Brighton is an independent living community for seniors in Rochester, New York. Rochester is a wonderful city to call home, consistently ranked as the 'most livable city' with award-winning schools, low cost of living and a low unemployment rate. Rochester hosts more than 140...

Atria Greece

150 Towngate Road, Rochester, NY 14626

(32 reviews)


Atria Greece has served Rochester families for more than 40 years. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, this vibrant community allows older adults to live more independently, with discreet support from a tenured, 24-hour staff.A recipient of the 2017 “Best of Senior Living Award” from...

The Landing of Brighton

1350 Westfall Rd, Rochester, NY 14618

(33 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

The Landing of Brighton is located across from Buckland Park in the Town of Brighton New York. We are just minutes from shopping, restaurants, medical facilities and cultural venues. This vibrant residence will feature a salon and barber shop, ample shared living spaces and a fitness center for...

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Elderwood Village at Greece

1404 Long Pond Rd, Rochester, NY 14626

(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Elderwood Village at Greece is an assisted living community in scenic Rochester, New York. Known as the 'Flower City,' Rochester boasts stunningly beautiful blooms year round and hosts over 140 festivals and events through the spring, summer and early fall. With more than 100 family friendly...

Legacy at Clover Blossom

100 McAuley Dr, Rochester, NY 14610

(11 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Nestled in the woods near a charming residential neighborhood around the corner from Mercy High School in Brighton, NY, and moments away from I-490 and I-590 as well as the world-class arts and entertainment in Rochester, New York’s cultural district, Legacy at Clover Blossom is a premier...

The Village at Unity

1471 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626

(10 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Village at Mill Landing

45 Mill Rd, Rochester, NY 14626

(9 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Our assisted living and memory care community is located on Mill Road in Greece across the street from our 55+ community for active adults. Designed to meet a wide range of needs, our community gives residents access to a continuum of care services, allowing them to age in place with our Enhanced...

Peregrine Senior Living at Crimson Ridge Meadows

3 Treeline Drive, Rochester, NY 14612

(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Crimson Ridge Meadows is an assisted living community located in North Greece, New York. There is a difference between Crimson Ridge Meadows and other assisted living communities. That difference is genuine warmth, concern, and caring in all of our staff. They create an at-home environment where...

St. Ann's Community at Chapel Oaks

1550 Portland Ave, Rochester, NY 14621

(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Located on 14 secluded acres in Irondequoit, NY, Chapel Oaks offers luxury one- and two-bedroom apartments, a maintenance-free lifestyle, and a wide range of first-class amenities including:Newly renovated apartments;Indoor pool and fitness center;Transportation to appointments;Chef-prepared...

Gardens at Town Center

100 Greece Center Drive, Rochester, NY 14612

(5 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Gardens at Town Center will have 176 brand new one and two bedroom apartments for residents 55+. Each unit will provide luxurious living with a modern open floor plan, fully equipped and open kitchen complete with a dishwasher, individually controlled heating and cooling, a walk-in closet in...

Rochester Presbyterian Home

256 Thurston Rd, Rochester, NY 14619

(1 review)


Valley Manor

1570 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610

(1 review)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Seabury Woods

110 Dalaker Dr, Rochester, NY 14624

(0 review)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Studio, Semi-Private

Atria Penfield

2006 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield, NY 14526

(68 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Atria Penfield, you'll find a beautiful park-like setting with five courtyards and a fountain-side gazebo. Relax outside, take a brisk exercise walk, or savor our restaurant-style dining that reflects local tastes and seasonal variety. Located in historic Penfield, just minutes from downtown...

Baywinde Senior Living

100-200 Kidd Castle Way, Webster, NY 14580

(52 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Experience gracious living at Baywinde Senior Living Community and you will find the lifestyle you have been searching for. Baywinde is a vibrant, beautiful senior living community located in the Webster/Penfield area.  The community is made up of 212 units that include 14 patio homes, 120...

Solstice Senior Living at Fairport

55 Ayrault Road, Fairport, NY 14450

(29 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Discover the “Crown Jewel of the Erie Canal” at Solstice Senior Living at Fairport. Nestled in The Finger Lakes, one of the world’s top vacation destinations, our residents enjoy easy access to adventure, entertainment and the beautiful outdoors. Family members and caregivers find comfort in the...

Elderwood Village at Fairport

7 Chardonnay Dr, Fairport, NY 14450

(30 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Elderwood Village at Fairport is the assisted living community of choice in Fairport, New York. Located just 9 miles from the bustling city of Rochester, the Village of Fairport is known as the 'Crown Jewel of the Erie Canal' and has been named as one of the 'Best Places to Live' by Money...

Evergreen Place

90 West Ave, Brockport, NY 14420

(25 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

If you think senior living at Evergreen Place is like a nursing home … think again! Whether you need assistance with daily tasks or a family member requires specific memory care services, we offer a fulfilling and active lifestyle for seniors.ASSISTED LIVING-Peace of mind with 24-hour...

Westwood Commons, a DePaul Senior Living Comm

50 Union Square Blvd, North Chili, NY 14514

(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

There's something for everyone at Westwood Commons, a senior living community that offers the comforts of home, a commitment to enhancing quality of life, and personal care services in a supportive environment. Our welcoming community is conveniently located in a quiet setting just around the...

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Cost of independent living in Rochester, NY

The average cost of senior living in Rochester is $2,720 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Penfield, NY with an average of $2,282 per month.

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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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Services for seniors in Rochester, New York

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Senior activities

In Rochester, New York, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Rochester, New York, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Rochester is somewhat car dependent, meaning seniors can expect to rely on public transportation. Transit options in Rochester include about 30 bus services with multiple routes throughout the city. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Rochester has robust biking infrastructure and is walkable.

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Health care

Rochester offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including Mount Sinai Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Senior activities

Rochester is a place where you can live relatively easily while having access to one of the world’s greatest cultural hubs, New York City, just a few hours away. Within a short walk, one can find countless wineries, breweries, galleries, and theaters, as well as beautiful outdoor parks and restaurants to fit every taste and budget. The city also hosts a number of senior centers with diverse activity sets.

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Learn More About Independent Living in Rochester, NY

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

Cost of Independent Living in Rochester, NY

The median monthly cost of independent living in New York is about $2,050 in the city proper, and $2,328 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in the state of New York is around $3,017.

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

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Cost of Living

Rochester is quite affordable, especially when compared to New York City. Overall, the cost of living index is rated 22 points lower than the national average of 100. The grocery cost index is also slightly below the national average of 100, and the city has a sales tax that is below 5%.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax Sales tax
78 98 $1,190 18.4% $171,947 $43,790 Top estate tax rate is 16 with an exemption threshold of $5.749 million 4%

Local Hospitals

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

  • Mount Sinai Hospital – Founded in 1852, Mount Sinai is one of the longest running hospitals in the country. The entire system has over 7,000 physicians and 3,815 staffed beds. Consistently ranked as one of the top hospitals in the country, the hospital is one of the top performing in the country for cardiovascular and diabetes care.
  • NYU Langone Medical Center – This teaching hospital is affiliated with New York University and the New York School of Medicine. They operate a number of different hospitals and facilities and are consistently ranked one of the top hospitals in the country.
  • Tisch Hospital – A 725 bed acute care tertiary hospital, the facility is recognized by the joint commission for excellence in perinatal, palliative, stroke, and ventricular assist device or pacemaker care.

Weather and Climate

A region’s climate and air quality can have a great effect on the health and well-being of local residents. The climate of Rochester is varied, consisting of a continental climate with hot, humid summers and cold winters.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
65°F 82°F 47°F 33°F 48°F 17°F

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
37 (Good) 53 (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.


Monthly precipitation Yearly rainfall Yearly snowfall
4” 33” 77”

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election in Rochester

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
54.2% 39.3% 5.25%


Median 60+ 70+ 80+
32 9% 4% 2%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American White Two or more Other or Not Specified
3.3% 40.7% 17.8% 1.0% 46.6% 4.5% 3.8%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Rochester is a place where you can live relatively easily while having access to one of the world’s greatest cultural hubs (NYC) just a few hours away. Within a short walk, one can find countless wineries, breweries, galleries, and theaters, as well as beautiful outdoor parks and restaurants to fit every taste and budget. Some notable destinations include:

  • George Eastman Museum
  • Kodak Center
  • Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Roberts Cultural Life Center


Rochester is serviced by a countywide bus system that has 54 routes inside and 35 routes outside of Monroe County. The town can be traversed easily by bus and the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority offers van services for disabled and elderly riders.

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Pinnacle Place, Valley Manor and Rochester Presbyterian Home are the top rated independent living facilities near Rochester, New York. See full list of communities.

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