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  • The Watermark at Logan Square East

    The Watermark at Logan Square East

    2 Franklin Town Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (22)
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    Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more active lifestyle than generations before. That's why we created a community filled with choice. Great restaurants, brain and body fitness courses, fantastic events, a state-of-the-art fitness...

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  • Vernon House

    Vernon House

    3226 Clifford St., Philadelphia, PA 19121
    (1)
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    At Vernon House, you’ll find a 62+ Senior Philadelphia apartment community 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. When you...

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  • Simpson House

    Simpson House

    2101 Belmont Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131
    (12)
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    Simpson House is conveniently located at the corner of Belmont and Monument Avenues and overlooks beautiful Fairmont Park. Simpson House was founded in 1865 to attend to the needs of older persons in the community after the Civil War. This unbroken chain of caring exists today as we provide a unique...

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  • The Yorkhouse

    The Yorkhouse

    5325 Old York Road, Philadelphia, PA 19141
    (8)
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    DISCOVER THE YORKHOUSE The Yorkhouse provides a welcoming community while allowing for carefree, independent living. From our movie projection room with vivid surround sound to the newly renovated social hall, residents enjoy extensive on-site amenities, outstanding activities, and services....

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  • Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley

    Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley

    6300 Greene St, Philadelphia, PA 19144
    (44)
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    Less than 10 miles from the urban vitality of Center City and located within the historically and culturally rich enclave of Northwest Philadelphia, Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley offers personal care services in private accommodations within a beautiful, historic building. A complete range of...

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  • The Estates

    The Estates

    1304 Rhawn St, Philadelphia, PA 19111
    (4)
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    The Estates is a wonderful Independent Living Community described by our residents as 'just like home - only better.' Located in Northeast Philadelphia, The Estates offers the combination of country charm and city convenience. With a beautifully landscaped patio and picnic area complete with gazebo...

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  • Deer Meadows Retirement Community

    Deer Meadows Retirement Community

    8301 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19152
    (24)
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    Deer Meadows Retirement Community (DMRC) offers the perfect combination for today's seniors -- active, independent living in a safe, caring environment. Enjoy freedom and comfort in our beautiful new luxury apartments while staying fit in our wellness center. Rest in the confidence that you or your...

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  • Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park

    Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park

    8401 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19152
    (13)
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    Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park is a new senior living community located in Philadelphia, PA, one of the US's largest cities with over 1.5 million people. Residents can enjoy great activities like going out to restaurants, going shopping and running their errands, or they can relax in the...

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  • Paul's Run

    Paul's Run

    9896 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115
    (22)
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    At Paul's Run, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. We offer free wi-fi and high speed internet. We love to...

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  • Robinson Personal Care Home

    4104 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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    Robinson Personal Care Home is a senior living community located in Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia is a very busy city and home to about 1.5 million people. Residents can find a host of activities to partake in, including going to restaurants, doing their shopping, going to games, concerts and...

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  • Maple Village

    22 W Rittenhouse St, Philadelphia, PA 19144
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    At Maple Village, we have a myriad of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site experiences and trips. Cats and dogs are permitted in private quarters. Our property is conveniently located near reachable public transportation. Our location conveniently offers resident parking. All...

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  • Holy Redeemer Lafayette

    Holy Redeemer Lafayette

    8580 Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19111
    (2)
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  • Faison Mews

    Faison Mews

    1655 Park Blvd., Camden, NJ 08103
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    At Faison Mews, you’ll find a 62 and older senior affordable apartment home located in the beautiful Parkside neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. These apartments are located in a neighborhood where seniors want to live, with amenities designed to make seniors lives more enjoyable, and apartment...

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  • Ivystone Senior Living

    Ivystone Senior Living

    7999 N Crescent Blvd, Pennsauken, NJ 08110
    (5)
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    Ivystone Senior Living at Pennsauken, New Jersey in Camden County, is conveniently situated in close proximity to many communities in the Delaware Valley including Cherry Hill, Palmyra, Collingswood and Philadelphia. Our location allows easy access to local resources for residents and families. At...

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  • Premier Cadbury

    Premier Cadbury

    2150 Route 38, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
    (30)
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    Once you move into your apartment at Cadbury, you will feel right at home. We take care of maintenance, utilities, housekeeping and linens. You will enjoy delicious meals in our Lakeside Dining Room or Friendly Cafe. The living is easy and comfortable at Cadbury. The Lodge at Cadbury is the best...

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  • Woodbury Mews

    Woodbury Mews

    122-124 Green Avenue, Woodbury, NJ 08096
    (43)
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    When you think of independent living, assisted living, and memory care, what do you see? If cookie-cutter apartments, quiet hallways, bland food and stereotypical activities come to mind, then think again. Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are...

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  • Park View at Cheltenham

    Park View at Cheltenham

    1990 Ashbourne Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027
    (3)
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    Park View at Cheltenham is a 75-unit apartment complex, located in Elkins Park, PA for seniors 62 years of age or older who wish to live independently.   To qualify for an apartment at Park View, you must meet minimum age restrictions with qualifying incomes.  Rental assistance is welcome.

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  • The Quadrangle a CCRC

    The Quadrangle a CCRC

    3300 Darby Road, Haverford, PA 19041
    (24)
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    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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  • Spring Mill Pointe

    Spring Mill Pointe

    2002 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
    (13)
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    Spring Mill is part of Presby’s Inspired Life, a nonprofit organization with a more than 60 year tradition of creating exceptional living experiences. The centerpiece of our Lafayette Hill community is the beautifully restored Spring Mill School. Nestled on 15 serene acres, Spring Mill is convenient...

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  • Plush Mills Senior Living

    Plush Mills Senior Living

    501 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086
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    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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  • The Mansion at Rosemont

    The Mansion at Rosemont

    404 Cheswick Place, Rosemont, PA 19010
    (12)
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    The Mansion at Rosemont is Main Line retirement living at its best for people 62 and better, offering superb services, amenities and dining on a 10+ acre estate, formerly owned by the nephew of renowned American Impressionist painter, Mary Cassat. Last summer, through our merger with the non-profit...

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  • Yardley Commons

    Yardley Commons

    209 Laurel Road, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043
    (31)
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    Yardley Commons provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on beautiful, secure grounds just 15 miles from downtown Philadelphia, you'll love our charming facilities and the convenience of being so close to the history and entertainment in 'The City of...

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  • Sunrise of Abington

    Sunrise of Abington

    1801 Susquehanna Road, Abington, PA 19001
    (38)
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    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 personal care services...

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  • Zurbrugg Mansion

    Zurbrugg Mansion

    531 Delaware Ave, Delanco, NJ 08075
    (1)
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    A Historic Architectural Marvel located on the Delaware River in Delanco, NJ. The Zurbrugg Mansion is a Georgian Style Mansion that was designed by Philadelphia architect Frank Furness and built for the Swiss Industrialist Theophilus Zurbrugg in 1910. The recently restored Historic Mansion offers...

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  • The Manor & Manor Court

    The Manor & Manor Court

    753 Welsh Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
    (2)
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    The Manor & Manor Court is an intimate Independent Living Community described by our residents as 'it just feels like home'. Located in beautiful Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania The Manor & Manor Court is tucked away like a quaint mountain lodge, only it's in the center of it all. Nestled back from...

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  • Brookdale Evesham

    Brookdale Evesham

    1 Brendenwood Drive, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043
    (40)
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    Are you ready to live your best life every day? Come see if our senior living community with both independent living and assisted living is the right fit for you. Located near the Delaware River, and just a short drive from Philadelphia, here can you redefine your independence and live your best...

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  • Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line a CCRC

    Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line a CCRC

    100 Halcyon Drive, Media, PA 19063
    (12)
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    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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  • The Farms

    The Farms

    3445 Davisville Rd, Hatboro, PA 19040
    (3)
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    The Farms, located in historic Hatboro, with a FULLY REFUNDABLE ENTRANCE FEE, offers resort-style amenities, a relaxed care-free environment and friendly, active residents all inviting you to become a part of this wonderful community. The Farms features elegant lounges and activity areas, indoor...

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  • Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland

    Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland

    2815 Byberry Road, Hatboro, PA 19040
    (16)
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    Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland is a senior living community located in Hatboro, PA, which is a historical borough in Montgomery County and home to just over 7,000 people. Residents can enjoy relaxing in quiet parks, walking to local stores, and going out to restaurants. Wesley Enhanced Living...

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  • Cardinal Village

    Cardinal Village

    455 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Sewell, NJ 08080
    (30)
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    Let Cardinal Village take the worry out of your retirement years.   Our community design is all on one level. We offer a selection of apartment styles to fit your needs; all with no entrance fees and a month to month lease.   Our nondenominational community offers peace of mind and...

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  • Canvas Valley Forge

    Canvas Valley Forge

    101 Bryce Ln, King of Prussia, PA 19406
    (5)
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    Canvas is a brand-new concept in 55+ living. At Canvas, you can live your life on your own time, and let us take care of the details. Let your home set you free. SERVICES: Focus on living your best life—and let us take care of the details. Our selection of useful services was designed to help you...

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  • Foulkeways at Gwynedd

    Foulkeways at Gwynedd

    1120 Meetinghouse Rd, Gwynedd, PA 19436
    (1)
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    Steeped in the time-honored Quaker traditions of honesty and integrity, respect for simplicity and quality, and an abiding belief in the unique worth of every human being, Foulkeways at Gwynedd has been providing unwavering standards of excellence to residents for over 50 years. A pioneer among...

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  • The Summit at Glen Mills

    The Summit at Glen Mills

    52 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342
    (2)
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    Combine amazing service, great friends, and resort-level amenities and you’ve got the perfect recipe for all the comforts of home. The Summit at Glen Mills is opening later this year and offers Independent Living, Personal Care and Memory Care all in one campus for flexibility and convenience. With...

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  • Juniper Village at Bucks County

    Juniper Village at Bucks County

    3200 Bensalem Blvd, Bensalem, PA 19020
    (18)
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    The beauty of Juniper Village at Bucks County is the lifelong security afforded to each and every one of our residents; ongoing health care when and where needed, and the financial security of knowing that one's resources will be protected. We offer many apartment styles and sizes and our services...

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  • Allegria at the Fountains

    Allegria at the Fountains

    114 Hayes Mill Road, Atco, NJ 08004
    (22)
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    The Fountains at Cedar Parke offers continuing care retirement living in a beautiful setting. Midway between the sun and surf of the seashore and the cultural wealth of Philadelphia, we're ideally located to all the area has to offer. Join a special outing to Atlantic City or cruise on The Spirit of...

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  • Ivy Gables Senior Living

    Ivy Gables Senior Living

    2210 Swiss Ln, Wilmington, DE 19810
    (4)
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    Ivy Gables Senior Living, is nestled in the village of Ardentown, Delaware and provides everything a senior living community should offer; a warm, friendly, comfortable and elegant lifestyle. It is surrounded by tastefully landscaped courtyards for relaxing with friends and families, listening to...

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  • The Watermark at Bellingham

    The Watermark at Bellingham

    1615 East Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380
    (78)
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    Bellingham is a senior living community offering independent living, personal care and memory care services to seniors We also offer skilled nursing care at Parklane which is located on our campus. Centered around a quaint 18th century farm, Bellingham retirement community offers a variety of...

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  • Ivy Creek Gracious Retirement Living

    Ivy Creek Gracious Retirement Living

    300 Franklin Dr, Glen Mills, PA 19342
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    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 and...

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  • Holland Village

    Holland Village

    280 Middle Holland Rd, Holland, PA 18966
    (8)
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    Holland Village is a senior living community located in Holland, PA. Holland is a community in Northampton Township, Bucks County, PA, and home to about 4,000 people. Residents will be able to enjoy quiet walks, scenic views and frequenting small stores and area restaurants with friends, or they can...

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  • Forwood Manor

    1912 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
    (12)
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    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 to...

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  • Hudson Estates (Opening Fall 2020)

    Hudson Estates (Opening Fall 2020)

    651 Montgomery Glen Dr, Lansdale, PA 19446
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    Hudson Estates features an active lifestyle, with a full complement of amenities and services so you can enjoy your retirement and spend more time with new friends and family. Our independent lifestyle includes a live-in management team that is available 24/7 in case of an emergency. Each private...

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  • Echo Lake (Assisted Living and Memory Care Opening Summer 2020)

    Echo Lake (Assisted Living and Memory Care Opening Summer 2020)

    900 N Atwater Dr, Malvern, Malvern, PA 19355
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    We are locally owned and operated by SageLife. Our founders were pioneers in senior living; they helped define the companies that have defined the industry. Sage’s mission is to create the best home for each member of the SageLife family every day by encouraging, empowering, and celebrating...

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  • The Residence at Chadd's Ford

    The Residence at Chadd's Ford

    1778 Wilmington Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342
    (3)
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    The Residence at Chadds Ford will be LCB Senior Living’s flagship community in west suburban Philadelphia, bringing the area a level of luxury, service and sophisticated lifestyle befitting the cultured, inquisitive, active seniors that we serve. Located at 1778 Wilmington Pike in Glen Mills, within...

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  • Heather Gate of Oxford Valley

    Heather Gate of Oxford Valley

    8101 Font Hill Court, Langhorne, PA 19047
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    Heathergate at Oxford Valley is a 55+ community that boasts 17 gorgeous green acres conveniently situated in Lower Bucks County. This exceptional locale makes it an ideal setting for active adults seeking a lifestyle that offers all of the bells and whistles without the everyday hassles of...

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  • The Solana Doylestown

    The Solana Doylestown

    1621 Easton Road, Warrington, PA 18976
    (26)
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    Discover the benefits of social living at the new Solana Doylestown. Set on eight beautiful acres in historic Bucks County, this vibrant community features upscale amenities including a gourmet restaurant, salon and spa, wellness center and movie theater. And with the worries of transportation,...

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  • Shipley Manor

    Shipley Manor

    2723 Shipley Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
    (8)
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    Shipley Manor is a full service,continuing care rental retirement community serving independent living,assisted living, and skilled and rehabilitation services. Shipley Manor,a proud member of the community for over 26 years, was originally elementary school; it is now located in the Brandywine...

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  • Wellington at Hershey's Mill

    Wellington at Hershey's Mill

    1361 Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380
    (2)
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    Independent Living for Active Seniors Wellington at Hershey's Mill in West Chester, PA is an independent living residential community for active seniors who are looking to socialize, stay active, and no longer want the worry of owning a home. Are you ready to enjoy a carefree, maintenance-free...

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  • Foulk Manor North

    Foulk Manor North

    1212 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
    (21)
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    Foulk Manor North offers our residents a continuum of care encompassing independent living, assisted living, memory care in our Bridge to Rediscovery community and skilled nursing. Set on ten beautifully wooded acres, right next to the New Castle County Brandywine Hundred Library, Foulk Manor North...

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  • Arbour Square at West Chester

    Arbour Square at West Chester

    1201 Ward Ave, West Chester, PA 19380
    (15)
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    Arbour Square at West Chester is truly a unique rental community. Located in a beautiful, small town rich in history, Arbour Square stands out as something new and exciting, above and beyond the ordinary. A community where there’s always something interesting or fun going on, and where you’ll find...

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  • Friends Home & Village

    Friends Home & Village

    50 South Congress Street, Newtown, PA 18940
    (9)
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    SINCE 1897, CHARACTER AND CARING Our town is your town. We have two Newtown campuses rich in character and history that offer private rooms, studios, one bedroom, two bedroom, and two bedroom deluxe for those who meet the minimum age requirement of 62 years and are both socially and physically...

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Independent Living in Philadelphia, PA

Independent living communities in Philadelphia are housing arrangements designed exclusively for older adults. While residents live independently, most communities offer amenities, activities, and other services. The median monthly cost for an independent living community in Philadelphia is $2,435 for the city proper and $2,380 for the metropolitan area. Let A Place for Mom help you or your loved one find the right Independent Living community in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Cost of Living in Philadelphia, PA

Like most other major East Coast cities, living in Philadelphia can be considerably more expensive than the average U.S. destination. The cost of living is rated over ten points higher than the national average. All index scores are based on a sliding 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
111 100 $890 19.8% spend over 30% of their income on rent $147,636 $40,649 The top inheritance tax rate is 15% and there is no exemption threshold

Local Medical Providers

There are 23 general hospitals in the city that provide emergency care and other medical services. The top hospitals in Philadelphia include:

Climate and Weather

Philadelphia has a hot-summer humid continental type of climate. This means that the city experiences four distinct seasons with snowy winters and muggy summers. On average, the humidity level for Philadelphia is roughly 65%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of September at about 68%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
78°F 90°F (July) 64°F (July) 37°F 49°F (December) 26°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
59 (Moderate) 76 in the month of 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 and Natural Disasters

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
4” 6” (August) 13”

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election for Philadelphia County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
82.3% 15.3% 2.4%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
5,637,884 1,580,863 4,547 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 0.25%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
34 24% 10% 5% 4%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
34% 27% 11%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
7.2% 42.3% 14.5% 0.4% <1% 34.6% 3%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
63,219 31 9

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
11% 60% 16% 26% 6% 5%

Philadelphia is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

As one of the oldest cities in the nation, Philadelphia is filled with rich history and vibrant culture. There are many popular historic sights in the city which are closely tied to the Revolutionary War and the founding of the United States of America. Top sightseeing spots include the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed. The Museum of the American Revolution also contains many historical artifacts and documents related to the American Revolution. Movie lovers might recognize the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art which were made famous by Sylvester Stallone in the film "Rocky." There are many walking and bus tours in the city that can show you all the historic and iconic sights that you may wish to see. for shopping there is the Reading Terminal Market which has stalls brimming with fresh flowers and produce. Sports fans can catch a Phillies baseball game at the iconic Citizens Bank Stadium. The Philadelphia Zoo and the Philadelphia Magic Gardens offer fun sightseeing for the whole family.

Transportation

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority or Septa offers comprehensive bus, subway, and commuter-rail systems all throughout the city. Septa is consistently ranked as one of the best transit systems in the country. Philadelphia is also ranked as one of the most walkable cities in the United States.

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