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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Independent Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 50 Independent Living communities in Madison and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.

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The Waterford at Fitchburg

5440 Caddis Bend, Fitchburg, WI 53711

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Get to know the warm, friendly environment at The Waterford at Fitchburg and you'll see how thoughtful amenities and world-class services come together in harmony. Residents at our Independent Living and Assisted Living community in Fitchburg, WI, are afforded the privacy and freedom to live a...

Whitcomb Square Apartments

4929 Whitcomb Dr., Madison, WI 53711

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The Whitcomb Square Apartments are a senior housing community that is located in the large capital city of Madison, Dane County, WI. In fact, Madison is the second largest city in all of Wisconsin. The community is ideally located directly across from the Odanna Hills Golf Course and is...

Oak Park Place Madison

618-719 Jupiter Drive, Madison, WI 53718

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Welcome to Oak Park Place! Located on Madison's far east side, Oak Park Place offers options beyond traditional senior living for the lifestyle you or your loved one deserve. Imagine an all-inclusive list of amenities and services that support a carefree, independent way of life for residents...

Westshire Village at the Lake

5477 Westshire Circle, Waunakee, WI 53597

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The Stratford Building offers a variety of floor plans, ranging from our 870 square foot 1 bedroom and 1 bath to a 1334 square foot 2 bedroom and 2 baths. The homes in our Stratford Building include a full Frigidaire Brand appliance package; complete with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher AND full...

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Quarry Ridge Retirement Community (Opening Spring 2022)

2851 Fitchrona Road, Madison, WI 53711

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The Jefferson

9401 Old Sauk Road, Middleton, WI 53562

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The Jefferson has been here for over 16 years near beautiful farmland, Pope Farm and corn fields.We have senior care on site to offer Assisted Living. Our staff members have longevity over 15 years and more. We have won "Best Place to Live" 2018 and "Best Place to Work 3 years in a row. We are...

Waunakee Manor

801 S Klein Dr, Waunakee, WI 53597

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Welcome to Waunakee Manor, a Continuing Care Retirement Community serving the Greater Madison area since 1974. At Waunakee Manor, we strive to ensure that throughout all of life’s stages, we’ve got you covered. We offer senior living solutions across the Continuum of Care ranging from short term...

Parkside

6902 Parkside Circle, Windsor, WI 53532

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Parkside Independent and Assisted Living in De Forest, WI, is located just 10 minutes north of Madison, WI. With its rich farmland, and rolling hills, De Forest is an up and coming community that is experiencing continuous growth — making it a desirable area for families. Residents who live at...

Noel Manor Retirement

471 Prairie Way Blvd, Verona, WI 53593

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New Perspective Senior Living | Sun Prairie

222 South Bristol Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

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New Perspective | Sun Prairie is located just off of Main Street, right near downtown.This beautiful community, which opened on April 1, 2013, makes use of attractive and creative interior design combining warm, friendly tones with the wonderful ambiance of a fine hotel. New Perspective | Sun...

Sun Prairie Health Care Center

228 W Main St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

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The Legacy of DeForest

6639 Pederson Crossing, DeForest, WI 53532

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Tallgrass Senior Living

605 Chase Blvd, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

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Tallgrass Senior Living is part of the Matthews Senior Living family of communities, a senior care company that provides Wisconsin older adults with the support and care needed to be as independent as possible and enjoy a healthy and vibrant lifestyle.Tallgrass Senior Living has been recently...

Home Again Assisted Living - Cambridge

308 England St., Cambridge, WI 53523

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Our beautiful Cambridge Assisted Living Facility is crafted in warm earthy colors in a beautiful Prairie style charm. This location has unique features like an on-site chef, in-house beauty salon, remote patient monitoring and security system, and the latest in assisted living technology.Home...

Inglewood Residential Care Apartments

405 N 8th St, Mt Horeb, WI 53572

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Riverwalk Senior Living (Opening Fall 2020)

477 W Madison St, Waterloo, WI 53594

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Hawthorne Apartments

1085 Jaystone Terrace, Waterloo, WI 53594

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Trinity Pines Retirement Center

326 W Pine Street, Lake Mills, WI 53551

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Since we first opened in 1988, Trinity Pines has been home to people who want independent living with neighbors of a similar age. You will feel right at home from the minute you visit us in beautiful Lake Mills, Wisconsin. 'The Pines' is a warm, friendly community of 39 carefully designed and...

Homestead Apartments

620 E. Saint Mary Street, Milton, WI 53563

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Huntington Place

3801 North Wright Road, Janesville, WI 53546

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At Huntington Place we are committed to providing an environment for our seniors that emphasizes family, friends and community. Within our community you will experience a warm atmosphere where quality of care and quality of life go hand-in-hand.     Huntington Place...

Heritage of Portage

2685 Airport Road, Portage, WI 53901

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Heritage of Portage is an assisted living community located in the town of Portage, Wisconsin. Portage is practically the picture of a traditional mid western small town, where school aged kids enjoy little league baseball in the spring and soccer in the fall, families gather at the park for...

Beaver Dam Assisted Living

104 Fakes Court, Beaver Dam, WI 53916

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Beaver Dam Assisted Living, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, is located just a few short blocks from Beaver Dam Lake offers 80 one bedroom apartments suitable for one or two people. The community is welcome and all the residents there are proud to call it home.Residents can spend their time visiting...

Sienna Crest - Dodgeville

404 E Madison St, Dodgeville, WI 53533

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The Dodgeville, Wisconsin, location of the Sienna Crest Assisted Living Corporation was founded in 1997 to provide a quality, respectful service for the elderly and chronically ill. At Sienna Crest, we pride ourselves in supporting family members who may be struggling with the necessary choices...

Sienna Crest - Darlington

1619 Fayette Rd, Darlington, WI 53530

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Founded in 1997, Sienna Crest offers eight different assisted living communities throughout southern Wisconsin that offer seniors citizens a high quality of life and helps guide families through the important process of helping their loved ones transition to assisted living. Sienna Crest ù...

Heritage Lake Country

2975 Village Square Drive, Hartland, WI 53029

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Heritage Lake Country in Hartland offers a wide array of community services and modern amenities. Our goal is to provide inspiration for active lifestyles, engaging the mind and spirit with an abundance of choices and social opportunities with our utmost respect. Independent, Assisted, Enhanced...

TLC Living Community

508 Roosevelt Road, Machesney Park, IL 61115

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TLC Living Community Where it feels like home, because it is home. TLC Living Community is a newly constructed, 92 apartment assisted living community, Phase 1 completed in March 2020. Located on six acres in Machesney Park, Illinois, it offers an ideal location close to retail, shopping,...

Inspiration Ministries

N2270 Hwy 67, Walworth, WI 53184

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Inspiration Ministries is an assisted living community for people with disability. Located in Walworth, WI, the village of Walworth is in Walworth County and home to about 2,800 people. Walworth is a small town that's on Lake Geneva with 40-acres of beautiful trails and paths. Residents can go...

Luther Center

111 W State St, Rockford, IL 61102

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Parkview Home

1234 S Park Blvd, Freeport, IL 61032

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Ascension Living Cor Mariae Village

3330 Maria Linden Drive, Rockford, IL 61114

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Grand Victorian of Rockford Independent & Assisted Living

3495 McFarland Road, Rockford, IL 61114

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The Grand Victorian of Rockford is located in an all-American city of 150,000 with all the attractions and services of a large metropolis but with the pace and lifestyle of a smaller town. Nicknamed 'The Forest City,' Rockford is a city of tree-lined streets and quiet, friendly neighborhoods. The...

Oak Hill Terrace

1805 Kensington Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188

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Oak Hill Terrace is a Laureate Group community for senior living in Waukesha, Wisconsin. You’ll feel like you’re part of a friendly neighborhood when you walk into Oak Hill Terrace. With easy access to the Fox River Sanctuary and the Glacial Drumlin Trail, we’re a close-knit community woven into...

Pa Peterson At The Citadel

1311 Parkview Ave, Rockford, IL 61107

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Faust Landmark Apartments

630 E State Street, Rockford, IL 61104

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Faust Landmark, located in Rockford, Illinois, is a high-rise affordable senior housing apartment community for independent-minded seniors, and those with physical limitations, on a fixed or low income. Faust Landmark is a beautifully renovated and remodeled historical building. At the Faust,...

Bickford of Rockford

960 North Mulford, Rockford, IL 61107

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We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her...

Peterson Meadows

6401 Newburg Road, Rockford, IL 61108

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Peterson Meadows is an independent living community that is located in Rockford, IL. This community provides seniors with a great place to live in a location that offers much to do and see. Rockford is a part of Winnebago County, and it provides opportunities to get out and have fun. Residents of...

Kenwood Senior Living

1479 Pleasant St, Ripon, WI 54971

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Choosing a Senior Living Community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable living environment to call home. In selecting our community, you're making a conscious lifestyle choice to enjoy opportunities for ursuing health and...

Anam Care of Rockford

8104 Sayer Road, Rockford, IL 61108

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Anam Care, which is part of the Anam Campus in Rockford, is designed to meet, in the most loving way possible, the specialized needs of all who are affected with a dementia, including Alzheimer's, Lewy Body, Parkinson's and Frontal-temporal dementias, memory loss and cognitive impairment. ...

Maplecrest Manor

150 N Douglas St, Ripon, WI 54971

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The team at Maplecrest understands that the little things make all the difference. We've been serving seniors for nearly 15 years at Maplecrest. Our tenants' wants and needs don't fit neatly into a mold, so neither do our offerings. We believe in working every hour of every day to go above and...

Brookfield Highlands Apartments 55+

20825 George Hunt Circle, #708, Waukesha, WI 53186

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Brookfield Highlands is conveniently located in Waukesha, WI, and offers a variety of spacious one and two bedroom apartments for Active Seniors age 55 or better. Our community offers all the amenities of suburban living with the convenience of on-site walking trails, nearby shopping and...

ProHealth Care Regency Senior Communities - B

777 North Brookfield Road, Brookfield, WI 53045

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ProHealth Care Regency Senior Communities - B is an assisted living community located in Brookfield, Wisconsin in Waukesha county. Remaining independent during senior years is easy when living at ProHealth Care Regency Senior Communities - B. Seniors of the community live just two blocks away...

Jackson Crossings

N168 W22022 Main Street, Jackson, WI 53037

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Jackson Crossings is a retirement community designed to make the most of a naturally beautiful setting. Surrounded by lush landscaping, our waterfront location opens up a world of natural wonder and surprises. The Northwoods Resort atmosphere is evident throughout. Stone and timber construction,...

The Arboretum

W180 N7890 Town Hall Rd., Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

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Nestled on 16 acres of beautiful wooded land, The Arboretum provides studio, one and two bedroom independent and assisted living apartments. Awake, on duty staff 24 hours a day, an emergency call system and morning/evening check in service provide peace of mind. You will appreciate the many...

Springbrook Village

1101 Pine Street, Burlington, WI 53105

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Springbrook Village is a senior housing apartment complex community located in the lovely town of Burlington, WI in Racine and Walworth counties. This quaint town in southern Wisconsin used to be a village and is a great place for seniors to live. It also makes a great, quiet getaway for family...

Highlands at Wildwood Lake Apartments 55+

N77W17700 Lake Park Dr, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

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Highlands at Wildwood Lake is conveniently located in Menomonee Falls, WI, and offers a variety of spacious one and two bedroom apartments for Active Seniors age 55 or better. Our community offers all the amenities of suburban living with the convenience of on-site walking trails around our...

Wildwood Highlands Apartments 55+

N78 W17445 Wildwood Dr, 408, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

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Wildwood Highlands is conveniently located in Menomonee Falls, WI, and offers a variety of spacious one and two bedroom apartments and townhomes for Active Seniors age 55 or better. Our community offers all the amenities of suburban living with the convenience of on-site walking trails, nearby...

New Perspective Senior Living | West Bend

2130 Continental Drive, West Bend, WI 53095

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New Perspective Senior Living | West Bend is located in the heart of town; close to shopping, churches, and restaurants, as well as the West Bend Clinic, and Midwest Dialysis Center. Easy access to Highway 45 make this a convenient location for residents and families.This beautiful community,...

Forest View Manor

W194 N16744 Eagle Drive, Jackson, WI 53037

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Forest View Manor is a 20-room assisted-living residence that has been operating inthe Jackson, WI community for more than 13 years. Through the passionate pursuitof excellent care and superior service, we help make the treasured years of ourresidents fulfilling, purposeful and enjoyable through...

ProHealth Care Regency Senior Communities - Muskego

W181 S8540 Lodge Boulevard, Muskego, WI 53150

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Regency — Muskego is conveniently located near the intersection of Racine Avenue and Woods Road. Situated on 32 scenic acres and offering a private 3 acre lake, patios, gazebo and woods lining the campus, we offer full-service senior living with continuing care for mature adults aged 55...

Hotel Lifestyle Senior Living - Brookfield

1005 S Moorland Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005

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Independent Living in Madison, WI

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

Cost of Independent Living in Madison, WI

The median monthly cost of independent living in Madison is about $1,780 in the city proper, and $2,813 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of Wisconsin is around $2,424.

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

Learn More About Madison, WI

Cost of Living

Consistently ranked as the most expensive city in the state, the average cost of living in Madison, Wisconsin is rated 10 points higher than the national average. However, as with most other Midwestern cities the relative cost of groceries and fresh produce is extremely low compared to the rest of the country. These index ratings are based on a scale where 100 is equal to the national average.

Cost-of-living indexGrocery indexMedian rentRent burdenMedian home valueMedian family incomeEstate tax11089$1,41318.7%$223,328$59,387No estate tax or inheritance tax

Local Hospitals

There are at least four hospitals in the city that provide emergency services. The top three hospitals in Madison include:

  • St. Mary’s Hospital – One of the largest hospitals in the region, St. Mary’s has 440 beds and provides emergency services to 18 surrounding counties.
  • Meriter operated by UnityPoint Health – A nonprofit, 448-bed community hospital which provides a complete range of medical and surgical services.
  • University Hospital – Operated by the University of Wisconsin, this community is a regional referral center with 505 beds. The hospital has a level I trauma center and one of the nations first certified comprehensive stroke centers. The UW Carbone Cancer Center is also one of the 41 institutes designated by the National Cancer Institute as a comprehensive center.

Weather and Climate

Madison has a humid continental type of climate with warm-summer or hot-summer designation depending on the season. This means that Madison’s summers can vary from year to year, with some being pleasant and mild while others may be hot and humid. The winters tend to be cold with lots of seasonal snowfall. On average, the humidity level for Madison is roughly 72%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of December at roughly 77%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer tempTypical summer highTypical summer lowAverage winter tempTypical winter highTypical winter low74°F90°F (July)59°F (July)26°F35°F (February)14°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index ratingAverage maximum air quality index rating43 (Good)55 in the month of December (Moderate)

Precipitation and Inclement Weather

Average monthly precipitationAverage maximum monthly precipitationAverage yearly snowfallInclement weather4”9” (October)42” Floods, blizzards, tornadoes (rare)

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election for Dane county

Voted DemocraticVoted RepublicanVoted Third Party70.37%23.04%6.59%

Population Statistics

Population metro areaPopulation city properPopulation densityPopulation trend439,553255,2141,250 people per square mileGrowing at a rate of 1.01%

Age

Median55+60+70+80+3120%9%4%3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diplomaCollege degreeGraduate degree14%57%25%

Race & Ethnicity

AsianBlackHispanicNative AmericanPacific Islander or Native HawaiianWhiteTwo or moreOther or Not Specified8.8%6.5%7.0%0.4%0.0%78.8%3.5%1.9%

Crime

Total crimesProperty crimes per 1,000 citizensViolent crimes per 1,000 citizens8,059284

Miscellaneous

UnemployedParticipate in the labor forceHave some form of disabilityLive in povertyWidowsVeterans4%72%8%18%3%5%

Madison 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

As the capital of the state and home to one of the best universities in the Midwest, living in Madison, Wisconsin provides tons of entertainment. One of the most popular destinations for arts and culture in the city is the Overture Center for the Arts, which also houses the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. The Olbrich Botanical Gardens are another popular spot home to one of only four Thai Pavilions outside of Thailand.

For recreation, there are many hiking and biking trails that intersect throughout the city and the surrounding wilderness. During the winter months many locals enjoy cross country skiing, ice fishing, hockey, and snowmobiling. College sports are huge in Madison, and the most popular ones are hockey and football. The UW football team plays at the iconic Camp Randall Stadium which is nationally recognized as one of the best college football stadiums in the country. The University also puts on tons of arts and cultural events throughout the year.

Transportation

There are a number of bus lines throughout the city that offer public transportation. Madison is also considered a regional travel hub with Greyhound bus lines connects the city to other regional hubs such as Minneapolis and Chicago. Furthermore, the Badger Bus also connects the University to Wisconsin’s second major city, Milwaukee.

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