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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 607 Independent Living communities in Milwaukee 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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McAuley Apartments

1018 E Knapp St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

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McAuley Apartments offer affordable housing apartments as well as market rate apartments. Located on Milwaukee’s Lower East side, McAuley Apartments is blocks away from Lake Michigan. The area provides seasonally changing scenery plus hiking and biking trails, tennis courts and all the city...

Cambridge Apartments

1831 N Cambridge Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Eastcastle Place

2505 E Bradford Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53211

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For 135 years and counting, Eastcastle Place has been a beautifully welcoming senior living community in the heart of Milwaukee’s East Side. What makes life rich is all within reach — from the lake and your favorite spots on Downer Avenue to the friend next door who shares your love of life. With...

Brewery Point Apartments

1244 N 9th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233

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Brewery Point Apartments is a modern senior housing community located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin in Milwaukee County. Our convenient location in the downtown Milwaukee area means great views of the city skyline for our residents, and convenient accommodations for visiting...

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Greenwich Park

2353 N Farwell Ave, Shorewood, WI 53211

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Hart Park Square

6600 W. River Parkway, Milwaukee, WI 53213

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Hart Park Square is a Laureate Group senior living community located in the heart of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. You’ll experience the peaceful tranquility along beautiful River Parkway, yet you’re minutes away from Tosa Village shops, restaurants, grocery stores, parks, and churches. Our community has...

Howard Village

2500 E. Howard Avenue, Saint Francis, WI 53235

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Howard Village is a Laureate Group senior living community in St. Francis, Wisconsin. Many people at Howard Village come from the communities on Milwaukee’s South Shore, choosing to stay in the area where they have worked, raised their families, and maintained their close friends. It’s an active...

Thompson Meadows

3120 E. Norwich Avenue, Saint Francis, WI 53235

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Thompson Meadows is an apartment community designed for seniors 55 and older. We offer spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. We are located in a quiet area close to shopping. Heat, air conditioning and hot water are included in the rent. Pets are welcome. (Some restrictions do apply). Thompson...

Laurel Oaks

1700 W. Bender Rd., Glendale, WI 53209

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Laurel Oaks is a Laureate Group senior living community in a quiet Glendale, Wisconsin neighborhood. Those who live in our community experience a Milwaukee North Shore lifestyle with the convenience and peace of mind that a senior living community setting offers. Choose to easily explore the...

Oaks Landing

1700 W Bender Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53209

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Oaks Landing features premier 55+ apartments in Glendale, WI for a maintenance-free lifestyle. Our beautifully designed one and two bedroom apartments offer a refined style priced at an attractive rate in your North Shore neighborhood.You will be impressed with our spacious floor plans, open...

Noble Senior Living at West Allis

7400 W Greenfield Ave, West Allis, WI 53214

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Noble Senior Living at West Allis is an assisted living and memory care community located just east of Interstates 94 and 894, in the heart of downtown West Allis, Wisconsin, and 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee. West Allis is the home of Allis-Chalmers and the Wisconsin State Fair Park.Noble...

Library Square

1820 South 75th Street, West Allis, WI 53214

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Library Square is a Laureate Group senior living community in the heart of West Allis, Wisconsin. With friendly neighbors such as the West Allis Public Library, the West Allis Senior Center, and the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, seniors can enjoy numerous lifestyle activities in our community or...

Luther Manor: A Life Plan Community

4545 N. 92nd Street, Wauwatosa, WI 53225

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Luther Manor’s Wauwatosa Life Plan Community offers a wide range of programs and services including Independent Living, Supportive Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation, and Hospice Care.We know you have options. We are grateful that you’re considering Luther Manor for your...

Hickory Park Senior Living

3933 S Prairie Hill Lane, Greenfield, WI 53228

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Hickory Park Independent & Assisted Living in Greenfield, WI, is in the center of the action in Milwaukee County. Bordering on Hales Corners, Greendale, West Allis, New Berlin and Franklin, this thriving village is the fourth largest community in Milwaukee County. Minutes away from shopping,...

Harbour Village

5700 Mockingbird Lane, Greendale, WI 53129

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Harbour Village is a senior living community in Greendale, Wisconsin that provides independent living, assisted living and memory care services to senior citizens.With a convenient location just outside Milwaukee, Harbour Village retirement community in Greendale offers independent living,...

Algonquin Manor

5005 W Bradley Road, Brown Deer, WI 53223

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Algonquin Manor is an independent senior living community which provides one and two bedroom apartment homes for seniors who are 55 and better. Algonquin contains 80 luxurious apartment homes ranging approximately 670 to 790 square feet for a one bedroom to approximately 950 to 1050 square feet...

Layton Terrace

9200 West Layton Avenue, Greenfield, WI 53228

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Layton Terrace is a Laureate Group senior living community committed to serving those in Greenfield, Wisconsin. Many throughout Southeastern Milwaukee come to Layton Terrace because it’s in the heart of it all — 84SOUTH and Southridge Mall for shopping and restaurants, nearby beautiful parks, and...

Congregational Home Inc.

13900 W Burleigh Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005

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Congregational Home is a non-profit, faith-based Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) offering a Rare Full Continuum of Care for seniors: Short-Term Subacute Rehabilitation, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing Home Care and Hospice Care – all under one roof. ...

Bria of Trinity Village

7300 W Dean Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53223

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Trinity Village is a leader in senior living offering a complete spectrum of care and lifestyle choices on a single campus. Part independent living, part assisted living, part skilled nursing and part transitional care, we offer a tiered approach to the aging process, accommodating the changing...

New Perspective Senior Living | North Shore

8875 N 60th St, Brown Deer, WI 53223

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Founded in 1998, New Perspective Senior Living (NPSL) is a family owned company that operates and develops Senior Living Communities throughout the Midwest. Our foundational belief—that all seniors deserve attentive, personalized, respectful care that support Living Life with Purpose and aging...

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Independent Living in Milwaukee, WI

Independent living communities, also known simply as retirement communities in Milwaukee, WI, are for seniors who are capable of living on their own without any 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 Milwaukee retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.


Cost of Independent Living in Milwaukee, WI

The median monthly cost of independent living in Milwaukee is about $2,850 within the city proper, and $2,406 in the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of Wisconsin is around $2,034.

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


Learn More About Milwaukee, WI

Cost of Living

A city on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee combines waterfront views with active, constantly expanding nightlife and culture. Recently named the “Coolest City in the Midwest” by Vogue, Milwaukee cost of living remains low, despite recent bursts of urban development. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living indexGrocery indexMedian rentRent burdenMedian home valueMedian family incomeEstate tax9091$1,06121.4% spend over 30% of their income on rent$115,152$38,289No estate tax or inheritance tax

Local Hospitals

The Milwaukee region has several highly-rated hospitals, and the following are often ranked among the best in the area:

  • Mayo Clinic Health System Prairie du Chien – This Mayo Clinic location holds a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and was named Best Hospital statewide and regionally by U.S. News & World Report. Services include audiology, orthopedics, diabetes care, and cardiology.
  • Ascension St. Francis Hospital – This community is known for its Accredited Chest Pain Center and Certified Stroke Center. Other specialty areas encompass cancer care, orthopedics, and a 24/7-staffed emergency community. The hospital also emphasizes its large staff of more than 700 doctors.
  • ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital – This 262-bed community focuses on specialty areas like spine and nervous system care, cancer rehabilitation, stroke care, and heart and vascular treatment.

Weather and Climate

The climate of Milwaukee, WI is considered hot-summer humid continental. Residents can expect four distinct seasons, with warm summers and cold winters. On average, the humidity level for Milwaukee is 71%. This number peaks in December, with 75% humidity.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer tempTypical summer highTypical summer lowAverage winter tempTypical winter highTypical winter low71°F84°F (July)57°F (July)26°F37°F (December)16°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index ratingAverage maximum air quality index rating48 (Good)63 in 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

Average monthly precipitationAverage maximum monthly precipitationAverage yearly snowfall3”5” (June)45”

Demographics and Values

Milwaukee leans liberal, and has been a long-standing Democratic stronghold. The technology, healthcare, and brewing industries thrive within the city. Rockwell Automation, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, and Roundy’s — a subsidy of Kroger — have established themselves as leading employers. ManpowerGroup Global, a fortune 500 company and the third-largest staffing agency in the nation, is headquartered in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee is a majority-minority area with a rich, diverse cultural makeup. The city has a local chapter of the NAACP, as well as an involved and passionate Black Chamber of Commerce. Each year, the Bronzeville Week celebration pays homage to Black businesses and encourages community support. The Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum chronicles the history and accomplishments of the city’s pivotal, Black leaders. The city’s Juneteenth festival stands out as one of the nation’s most exuberant.

Milwaukee’s South Side overflows with Latin restaurants, including specialties like Cuban and Peruvian cuisine. The Mexican Fiesta occurs annually over three days in August, bringing street food, mariachi bands, and traditional dancers. The Latino Arts program uplifts music, visual art, literature, and other works that reflect Hispanic culture. The Mexican Consulate dedicates itself to community outreach, health care, education, and financial services.

The Jewish Museum Milwaukee traces Jewish experiences and influences throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. The institution regularly hosts events to celebrate the Jewish community, including a Lunch & Learn book club series.

2016 Presidential Election Results for Milwaukee County

Voted DemocraticVoted RepublicanVoted Third Party65.48%28.58%5.93%

Population Statistics

PopulationPopulation densityPopulation trend590,0002,389 people per square mileShrinking at a rate of -0.32% since 2010

Age

Median55+60+70+80+3121%8%4%3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diplomaCollege degreeGraduate degree30%24%8%

Race & Ethnicity

AsianBlackHispanicNative AmericanPacific Islander or Native HawaiianWhiteTwo or more4.3%38.8%18.4%0.6%<1%44.6%4%

Crime

Property crimes per 1,000 citizensViolent crimes per 1,000 citizens3916

Miscellaneous

UnemployedParticipate in the labor forceHave some form of disabilityLive in povertyWidowsVeterans9%65%14%27%5%5%

Milwaukee 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. The Advocate named Milwaukee “the most underappreciated gay Mecca in the U.S.,” backed by resources like the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center and Sanctuary Restaurants, a long list of eateries focused on creating a safe, affirming atmosphere. The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival spans four days each year, while PrideFest packs three days of comedy, discussion, and rousing drag performances.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Milwaukee has been a leader in the craft beer and brewing industry since the 19th century. This tradition continues today, with both major beer companies — like Miller — and clusters of lively, independent gastropubs contributing to the beer lover’s paradise. Lakefront Brewery, one of the premiere producers of organic and gluten-free beer, presents waterfront views, in contrast to the landlocked, cobblestone locale of the Historic Pabst Brewery. This versatility transcends across Milwaukee’s many breweries, making for an eclectic tour.

Milwaukee derives much of its charm from its natural, lakeshore surroundings. The Milwaukee RiverWalk District, the city’s main pedestrian walkway, combines these gorgeous views with quirky, local commerce. The North Point Lighthouse is an iconic staple of Milwaukee architecture and sightseeing, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Visitors can oversee a grand, panoramic expanse, as well as explore a maritime museum. Lake Park, Boerner Botanical Gardens, Mequon Nature Preserve, and many other wildlife havens ensure nature enthusiasts plenty to explore. The city has a notable, 185-acre Audubon Nature Center that strives to provide meaningful interaction with the environment.

Additionally, the city flaunts a renowned museum scene. The Milwaukee Art museum contains 31,000 works, with a focus on German Expressionism, Haitian art, and American art. Milwaukee Public Museum enriches visitors’ historical knowledge, displaying the largest-known dinosaur skull, and permanent exhibitions on Africa, Asia, Europe, the Arctic, Middle America, and the Costa Rican Rainforest. Among the city’s more off-the-wall treasures are the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, and the Harley-Davidson Museum.

Transportation

Many people living in Milwaukee count walking among their primary modes of transportation, as the city ranks 13th most walkable in the nation. The 2-mile streetcar connects some of Milwaukee’s most popular neighborhoods, in addition to a more wide-ranging, ADA-accessible bus system. The Milwaukee Intermodal Station has 14 daily Amtrak departures, making for easy getaways to cities like Chicago and Minneapolis.

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