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The Watermark at Bellingham

1615 East Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380

4.0
(83 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Arbor Terrace Willistown

1713 W Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382

3.5
(41 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Arbor Terrace Willistown offers quality personal care and dementia care in West Chester, Pennsylvania. 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...

Sunrise of Westtown

1045 Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA 19382

4.0
(30 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 personal care...

Arbour Square at West Chester

1201 Ward Ave, West Chester, PA 19380

4.0
(29 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

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Wellington at Hershey's Mill

1361 Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380

4.2
(9 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Independent Living for Active SeniorsWellington 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...

Harrison Hill Apartments

1015 Andrew Drive, West Chester, PA 19380

4.4
(7 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

SPECIAL: 13 Month Lease with First Month Free on a $1500/month 1BR Prescott Model. Call for details, some restrictions apply.Application Fee: $45 per applicantReservation Fee: $500 (This becomes your Security Deposit once Approved).No Amenity Fees and No Entrance Fees!Specifically designed for...

The Hickman

400 N Walnut St, West Chester, PA 19380

3.7
(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Hickman, a senior living residential and personal care community has been providing excellent care to the residents of Chester County and the surrounding area for over a century. Founded by two Quaker women in 1891, The Hickman is conveniently located in the heart of historic West Chester,...

Saucon Valley Manor

1050 Main Street, Hellertown, PA 18055

4.0
(108 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Saucon Valley Manor is a senior living community located in the beautiful borough of Hellertown, PA. Surrounded by lush greenery, you will never find yourself disappointed with the view. At Sacuon Valley Manor, you can be sure that your loved ones are taken care of. With twenty-four hour care,...

Lorelton

2200 West 4th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805

4.6
(82 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Winner Best Assisted Living 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019! Offering Assisted Living as well as Memory Care. The Lorelton is truly unique. Privately owned by a local foundation not a corporation. Not-for-Profit and affordable. The Lorelton is considered to be in 'the Suburbs' of the city. Conveniently...

Arbour Square

695 Main St, Harleysville, PA 19438

4.8
(69 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

We invite you to explore Arbour Square, a senior community designed exclusively for seniors who seek a carefree lifestyle! Spend your retirement years making friends and enjoying yourself! At Arbour Square, seniors can lead an active lifestyle without the challenges of everyday tasks like...

Woodbridge Place Senior Living

1191 Rapps Dam Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460

4.3
(77 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Woodbridge Place, A Woodbine Senior Living Community, located in the quaint area of Phoenixville, PA is here to help families looking for a community that enhances the quality of life to the residents they serve.They say you can't go back BUT if your family is looking for a community that offers...

Rose Tree Place

500 Sandy Bank Road, Media, PA 19063

4.2
(79 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

When you think of 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 leading a more...

Traditions of Hanover

5300 Northgate Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017

4.8
(65 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Opportunity and choice are what Traditions of Hanover brings to seniors in the Lehigh Valley. Traditions of Hanover provides opportunity for seniors who might not be able to afford a retirement community because of its financial structure. Traditions features no entrance fees and a month to month...

Whitehall Manor

1177 Sixth Street, Whitehall, PA 18052

3.9
(76 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Whitehall Manor opened its doors to its first residents in Fall 1998. Our local owners are personally committed to providing the quality of care that is surpassed in the industry. Our organized healthcare service team brings to you many years of experience in all aspects of healthcare and...

Keystone Villa at Fleetwood

501 Hoch Rd, Blandon, PA 19510

4.8
(62 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Spring Hills Cherry Hill

1450 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

4.1
(66 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Spring Hills Cherry Hill, we are committed to making healthy living the foundation of every aspect of life. From dining that truly satisfies, to fitness that invigorates and motivates, down to the smaller details, such as our use of safe, non-toxic cleaning products in each assisted living...

Atria Bethlehem

1745 West Macada Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017

4.2
(69 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Atria Bethlehem understands the importance of seniors maintaining a healthy balance between independence and safety. That's why our Pennsylvania retirement community provides them with everything they need to feel secure in their surroundings and comfortable to participate in daily activities....

The Birches at Harleysville

691 Main Street, Harleysville, PA 19438

4.3
(63 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Need assistance with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing or medication management? At The Birches at Arbour Square Personal Care and Dementia Care Community located on a 20-acre campus in Harleysville, PA, you will find all the services you need to live a healthy and happy life. The...

The Residence at Cherry Hill

1979 Route 70 East, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

4.1
(67 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

The Residence at Cherry Hill provides multiple senior living options, including assisted living, memory care, respite care and onsite rehabilitation services. We are located on the north east side of Cherry Hill New Jersey, just fifteen miles west of Philadelphia. We are lucky enough to be close...

Symphony Manor of Feasterville

1730 Buck Road, Feasterville Trevose, PA 19053

3.7
(65 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Symphony Manor of Feasterville is a true Pennsylvania licensed assisted living and memory care with nurses in the community 24 hours a day/7 days a week.Symphony Manor of Feasterville is an assisted living and memory care community located in Lower Bucks County in Feasterville-Trevose,...

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Cost of independent living in West Chester, PA

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
  • $3,257
    National
  • $3,260
    State
  • $3,330
    West Chester, PA
  • $2,359
    Burlington, PA
  • $3,922
    Lafayette Hill, PA
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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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Learn More About Independent Living in West Chester, PA

West Chester provides a suburban retreat just outside of Philadelphia. While residents have easy access to big-city attractions, West Chester offers all the conveniences of a modern city as well as unique local shops that create a welcoming environment and close-knit community.

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

Cost of Independent Living in West Chester, PA

The median monthly cost of independent living is about $3,000 in West Chester and $3,300 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in the state of Pennsylvania is around $2,600.

Learn More About West Chester, PA

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in West Chester are rated 12 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated below the average, indicating that West Chester is relatively affordable.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Grocery Clothing
88 82 83 90 87 90

Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64 Median income age 65+ Median household income Average individual income Median employee salary Average property tax One-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate
$76,105 per year $33,672 per year $52,385 per year $27,712 per year $47,254 per year $4,213 per year $1,003 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service West Chester include:

Chester County Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 240+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

Paoli Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 230+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, physical therapy

Weather and Climate

West Chester’s climate is classified as humid continental, with hot, humid summers and generally cold winters. The average humidity level is 64%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at about 68%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
30°F 40°F 21°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
75°F 86°F 64°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 88

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average Annual Precipitation: 48″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median age Percent of population over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
27 9.2% 19,762 10,704 per square mile 2.3

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.1% 2.9% 10.4% 8.8% <0.1% 2.4% 75.7%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2019 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Philadelphia: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 100/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Chester County

Democratic Republican Other
52.6% 43.3% 4.0%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in West Chester include:

  • Chester County Historical Society
  • American Helicopter Museum
  • WCU Museum of Anthropology and Archeology
  • Brinton 1704 House
  • Brandywine Battlefield

Outdoor attractions in West Chester:

  • Everhart Park
  • Kathy McBratnie Park
  • Hoopes Park
  • Ridley Creek State Park
  • Marsh Creek State Park
  • Sady Hollow Heritage Park
  • Philadelphia Zoo

West Chester’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • AMC Painters Crossing 9
  • Bradford Plaza

Transportation

OurBus operates bus routes throughout the city of West Chester and offers intercity transportation for many cities in the surrounding area. Taxis and ridesharing services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in West Chester.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Pennsylvania

Springfield Crossings, Columbia Cottage and Atria Lafayette Hill are the top rated independent living facilities near West Chester, Pennsylvania. See full list of communities.

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