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10 Best Independent Living Communities in Media, PA

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Photo of Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line a CCRC
1212 Photos available
77 Floor plans available
9.6
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30 reviews
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I knew that my loved ones would like all of the amenities of the community i.e. exercise classes, movie theater, game room, and day trips.I like the cleanliness, apartment layouts, activities, and brightness...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: 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.
Independent Living: 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.
Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line is a senior living community located in Media, PA. Media is a small borough in Delaware County, west of Philadelphia and home to about 5,500 people. Residents can take part in a host of activities including going out to local...
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9.5
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We are so grateful to have found this fine place for our family member. Every step of the way there was great info, consistent support, and for every question a clear and readily available answer. After 6...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: 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.
Independent Living: 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.
Forwood Manor sits on 13 beautifully manicured acres and is located just minutes from I-95. Close to shopping and cultural sites, we offer a full-service rental retirement community with the best social and transportation programs, along with well-designed and spacious apartments. We invite you...
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1212 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
9.5
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What our family likes the most about Merrill Gardens is the people. They get it and aren't just "working there" but understand the whole thing.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: 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.
Memory Care: 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.
Independent Living: 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.
Combine amazing service, great friends, and resort-level amenities and you’ve got the perfect recipe for all the comforts of home. Merrill Gardens at Glen Mills offers Independent Living, Personal Care and Memory Care all in one campus for flexibility and convenience.With amenities like a...
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The Watermark at Bellingham has a good social and friendly atmosphere to it.. I have no reason not to recommend this community to other families. Also, the setting is in a beautiful area with lots of walking...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: 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.
Memory Care: 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.
Independent Living: 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.
Senior living by designThe Watermark at Bellingham is a recently renovated senior living community located on 15 beautiful acres near downtown West Chester, Pennsylvania. While perfectly situated near Philadelphia and Wilmington, there’s so much to do you might just want to spend your days...
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8.6
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24 reviews
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My loved one is currently a resident at Ivy Creek Gracious Retirement Living and everything has been great so far. We have been very happy with the experience. I would recommend Ivy Creek Gracious Retirement...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: 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.
We believe that Ivy Creek 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 Ivy Creek, our management teams live on-site...
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1919 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
8.5
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37 reviews
8.5
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My husband and I have been at The Quadrangle for more than five years, and we LOVE living here! The people (the warm and friendly residents and staff), the location (the arboretum-like setting just minutes...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: 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.
Memory Care: 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.
Independent Living: 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.
The Quadrangle, situated on 74 beautifully landscaped acres on Philadelphia's Main Line, is an independent full-service community meeting needs of seniors like you since 1986. The community is ideal for seniors who desire an active lifestyle. Residents enjoy gracious apartment accommodations, a...
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1212 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
8.0
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8.0
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5 stars for all questions! Plush Mills is a small facility. Everyone seems to know each other, this being staff included. The dining room with tables for 4 encourages meeting new people without being...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: 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.
Independent Living: 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.
Plush Mills is a great place to live the good life. Big enough to count on. Small enough to care. With only 124 independent living apartments and 34 personalized care suites, Plush Mills is just the right size — large enough to offer a full range of services, yet small enough to provide truly...
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7.0
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7.0
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My mom and I tell everyone we talk to how much my mom likes Ivy Gables. Mom is even going to be in their commercial. It's the best place to go.It was the best place for the money.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: 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.
Memory Care: 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.
Independent Living: 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.
Located in Wilmington, DE, Ivy Gables is proud to be a trusted choice for senior living, assisted living, and memory care in New Castle County, Delaware. Owned and operated by George and Tammy Loudon for many decades, Ivy Gables was acquired by Asbury Communities, Inc., in December 2023.Asbury...
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living, Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: 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.
Memory Care: 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.
Independent Living: 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.
Nursing Homes: 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.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living, Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: 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.
Memory Care: 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.
Independent Living: 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.
Nursing Homes: 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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My mom has been here 14 years. My mom went in here independent and loved it and has since then moved to more care. She gets involved in so many activities. We have eaten here many times and the food is...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living, Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: 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.
Memory Care: 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.
Independent Living: 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.
Nursing Homes: 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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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living, Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: 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.
Memory Care: 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.
Independent Living: 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.
Nursing Homes: 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.
Dunwoody Village is a continuing care retirement community located on 83 acres in Newton Square, PA. Founded in 1924, Dunwoody has always been a community where excellent healthcare is a priority. We expanded our assisted living accommodations to meet the growing needs of seniors who require...
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I have lived here since January 2020. The staff is wonderful and helpful. All my request is filled in a timely manner. It’s always clean. I’m thankful to live here.
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: 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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Provides: Independent Living, Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: 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.
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: 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.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living, Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: 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.
Memory Care: 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.
Independent Living: 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.
Nursing Homes: 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.

Cost of independent living in Media, PA

The average cost of senior living in Media is $4,533 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Ridley Park, PA with an average of $4,506 per month.

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Media, PA vs. nearby cities

Media, PA
$4,446/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Media, PA vs. the state and national average

Media, PA
$4,446/mo
U.S. national average
$4,053/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Media vs. other types of senior living

$6,008/mo
Independent Living
$4,446/mo

Median monthly costs of Independent Living in Media, PA by room type

Semi-Private
$5,347/mo
Studio
$5,000/mo
1 Bedroom
$5,225/mo
2 Bedroom
$5,836/mo

Average cost of Independent Living in Media over time

Media, PAPA stateNational

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What families are saying about independent living in Media

Recent reviews for independent living in Media

Brandywine at Senior Suites in East Norriton, PA

5.0
First, you need to see this facility. They did a major renovation and it looks so different. It has been modernized and looks amazing. My Mom has been at Brandywine for a few years. It is a tough decision to make when your loved one needs more care than what you can give. The apartments are ...
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Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line a CCRC in Media, PA

4.9
Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line is a very spread out facility for independent living, but the section for assisted living is more condensed and tight knit. For independent living they offer a studio apartment, one bedroom or two bedroom apartment. They have tons of activities provided for ...
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The Residences at Manatawny Village in Pottstown, PA

4.6
I visited and spoke to the Director and I just like the feel of the community. It had warmth. It's been a great experience.

Media independent living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Media independent living communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Media, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Media independent living

Independent living communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Media partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Media, PANational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
31.3%
19.6%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
37.5%
32.6%
No sugar
No sugar
37.5%
30.1%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
25%
31.9%
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Availability of select dining options in Media independent living

Our independent living communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Media communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Media, PANational
Professional chef
Professional chef
50%
34.7%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
50%
41.6%
Room service
Room service
43.8%
35.2%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
12.5%
16.4%
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Availability of select programs and activities in Media independent living

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered independent living communities in Media offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Media, PANational
Activity director
Activity director
50%
43.4%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
18.8%
27%
Community service programs
Community service programs
31.3%
31.3%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
37.5%
47.2%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
50%
48%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
50%
53%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
50%
41.3%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
50%
36.1%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
50%
39.9%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
50%
45.7%
Live performances
Live performances
50%
45.3%
Dances
Dances
25%
30.8%
Fitness center
Fitness center
50%
38.4%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
50%
45.2%
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Merrill Gardens at West Chester, Hudson Estates and St. Mary Villa, a CCRC are the top-rated independent living facilities near Media, Pennsylvania. See full list of communities.

There are 16 independent living facilities near Media, Pennsylvania. See the full list.

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