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For decades, seniors have flocked to Miami, Florida. With warm weather, world-class outdoor activities, and no state income tax, Miami is the perfect destination for active seniors. While Miami is no longer the low-cost-of-living haven it once was, the Magic City retains its charm for people over 55 looking for senior apartments.

Senior apartments are the most affordable senior living option. Unlike assisted living or memory care, senior apartments don’t offer personal care services or meal plans. However, many senior apartments in Miami do provide activities and amenities for their residents.

This guide contains everything you need to know about senior apartments in Miami, Florida. We cover the cost of senior apartments, the cost of living in Miami, what living in Miami’s senior apartments is like, local laws and regulations for senior apartments, and senior-friendly health care, transportation, and activities. Read on to find the best senior apartment in Miami.

Senior Apartments Facilities near Miami, FL

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Last Updated: 9/29/23
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Recent reviews of Senior Apartments in Miami, FL
Cutler Bay Village in Miami, FL

During our loved ones stay of [dates removed] we were very happy with our experience. The owner [name removed] was very thorough and detailed with things they do and how things are ran. During the covid spikes and lockdowns he was very honest and straight forward with the families. This especially helped make our transition much easier especially from coming out of state. If we had to do it all over again we would pick Cutler Bay. It is very affordable - not the lowest but not the highest. The staff are great.

Presidential Place in Hollywood, FL

The director [name removed] is amazing and is running a fantastic community. The administration is very resident and family focused. They made the transition from a rehab facility to here in their assisted living very smooth and easy for our loved one. The staff are extremely friendly and consciousness and nice. They are very aware of our loved one health condition and are very attention to his needs and making him feel apart of the community. We would not hesitate to recommend Presidential Place to other families.

Cutler Bay Village

10425 Southwest 212th Street, Miami, FL 33189

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My Mom has been there for a month and it’s been a blessing to have found them. The owner, management & staff are always available when needed. Overall, it’s a great team at Cutler Bay Village. They provide a...

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Cutler Bay Village is a bustling assisted living community located in Miami, FL. The city of Miami is in Miami-Dade County and home to about 418,000 residents. Known for its sports, cruise port, aquarium and beaches, Miami has a lot of great shopping and residents can enjoy a host of activities...

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Casa di Angelo Friendship Suites

1419 Meridian Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Senior Apartments, Independent Living

Washington Square Apartments

1146 NW 7th Court, Miami, FL 33136

Provides: Senior Apartments

Little Havana Living, LLC

2028 NW 5th St, Miami, FL 33125

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

Upside Miami

2263 SW 37th Ave, Miami, FL 33145

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Provides: Senior Apartments

Upside is truly an exclusive opportunity to live independently on your own terms. We offer luxury living options with over 2,500+ apartments in our network across the country alongside a dedicated and experienced personal concierge support system. Upside is a uniquely designed senior...

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Brownsville Transit Village

5225 Northwest 29th Avenue, Miami, FL 33142

Provides: Senior Apartments

Brownsville Transit Village is an affordable, independent apartment community for seniors 55 and older that defines the standard of senior living in the Miami area. Brownsville Transit Village combines the conveniences of affordable independent living with the advantages of a rental community. We...

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Gibson Plaza

3629 Grand Avenue, Miami, FL 33133

Provides: Senior Apartments

Upside Doral

3555 NW 83rd Ave Ste. 100, Doral, FL 33122

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Provides: Senior Apartments

Upside is truly an exclusive opportunity to live independently on your own terms. We offer luxury living options with over 2,500+ apartments in our network across the country alongside a dedicated and experienced personal concierge support system. Upside is a uniquely designed senior...

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Costs of senior apartments in the Miami area

Senior apartments are the most affordable senior living option in Miami because they don’t offer care services like assisted living or memory care facilities. Senior apartments provide housing and may feature some additional amenities, such as a pool, while assisted living or memory care offers housing, amenities, meals, housekeeping, and care services.

While senior apartments tend to be a low-cost option for active people over 55, Miami is considered a higher cost of living area. A one-bedroom senior apartment in Miami costs $2,091 a month on average. Rent in Miami is about 47% higher than the national average.[01] Some of the expenses of living in Miami can be offset by Florida’s lack of income tax. Florida also doesn’t tax Social Security benefits.

Cost of senior apartments in neighboring communities

The following figures reflect the average baseline costs of senior apartments in Miami before any additional fees, such as utilities or amenity fees. It’s best read as a comparison between the cost of senior apartments in Miami and nearby communities.

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How people pay for senior apartments in Miami

Most seniors use their income or savings to pay for a senior apartment. Unlike assisted living, memory care, or skilled nursing care, senior apartments don’t offer care services and can’t be paid for using Medicaid or Medicare. However, some seniors can use veterans benefits to pay for their senior apartment, or pay for care in their residence with Medicaid and Medicare.

Read on to learn how to pay for a senior apartment in Miami and how to use veterans benefits, Medicaid, and Medicare to your advantage.

Private pay methods

Personal income and savings are the primary ways most people pay for a senior apartment. However, there are other strategies to afford a senior apartment, such as using Social Security benefits, pensions, and investment returns. Learn how to use these and other private payment strategies to keep your Miami senior apartment within reach.

Understand FL laws and regulations for senior apartments

Senior apartments in Florida follow the same laws and regulations as other apartment complexes. In general, senior apartments don’t need to follow any special regulations the way assisted living, memory care, or skilled nursing facilities do.

The one difference between senior apartments and other apartment complexes is that senior apartments often have age restrictions. In Miami, the age restriction is typically around 55. Some senior apartments may still allow younger residents, as long as they live with a resident who meets the age requirement.

You enter into a tenant-landlord relationship in a senior apartment

When you live in one of Miami’s senior apartments, you are a tenant and the apartment complex is your landlord. Residents need to follow the same guidelines and regulations as other tenants, such as the following:

  • Keep all living areas clean and tidy
  • Don’t knowingly alter the dwelling without permission from the landlord
  • Pay rent on time
  • Follow community guidelines, such as quiet hours and picking up after a pet

Senior apartments follow basic quality of life laws

Senior apartment complexes in Miami are required by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to do the following:

  • Keep all living areas up to safety codes and in a clean condition
  • Provide hot water, gas, and electricity
  • Offer heat in the winter
  • Provide extermination services
  • Complete all repairs and maintenance
  • Give residents locks and keys prior to move-in
  • Return the resident’s security deposit within 15 days of the resident vacating

Disputes between a senior and their senior apartment complex in Miami

The state of Florida mediates all tenant and landlord disputes through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. If residents feel that a senior apartment complex has violated their quality of life or treated them unfairly, seniors should give the complex a written notice and give the landlord time to respond before taking any legal action. If the problem is serious, residents should consider speaking with a lawyer familiar with local tenant-landlord law or a housing association.

Living in a Miami senior apartment with a disability

Many seniors with a disability choose to live independently in a senior apartment instead of in an assisted living facility. Senior apartments don’t offer care services, but they must follow the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA prevents any senior apartment from barring a resident due to a disability. Individual apartments don’t need to be ADA compliant, but all public areas of the apartment complex, such as pools and lobbies, need to be accessible to people with disabilities.

Seniors with disabilities are also allowed to alter the apartment to make it more accessible, according to the Fair Housing Act. Service animals are permitted in all public areas of senior apartment complexes.

COVID-19 regulations for Miami senior apartments

Miami-Dade County remains dedicated to stopping the spread of COVID-19 amongst senior residents. Senior apartments in Miami don’t follow any special regulations to prevent COVID-19 because they don’t offer health or personal care services.

Miami-Dade County provides free COVID-19 testing and vaccinations for all county residents. These are available either through at-home testing kits or in pharmacies and health care centers throughout the county. You can find press releases and updated case and vaccine data on Miami-Dade County’s Coronavirus webpage.

Vaccinations. Miami-Dade County offers free vaccinations to all county residents at most health care centers and pharmacies.

Facility cleanliness. Senior apartments in Miami offer regular disinfections of public living areas.

What to expect from senior apartments in Miami

Miami’s swanky charm has long called to seniors looking for a retirement destination. While Miami is no longer the low-cost-of-living haven it once was, there’s still a long list of reasons why seniors choose Miami over other, less expensive cities. Gorgeous weather and white sand beaches aside, Miami’s cultural riches are another big draw.

Stunning art deco architecture, strong Latin culture, and the sense of being in the heart of it all make Miami a mainstay for active seniors. Many seniors also appreciate Florida’s lack of income tax and generous state Medicaid plan.

Senior apartments or independent living communities in Miami

Active seniors in Miami can choose between living in a home, a senior apartment, or an independent living community. A Place for Mom partners with more independent living communities than senior apartments in Miami, and in general, independent living communities are more popular. Unlike senior apartments, independent living communities offer meal plans, daily activities, classes, and housekeeping services. They also tend to lump all monthly fees, including utilities, into one monthly payment.

If you’re looking for a hassle-free, resort-like retirement community that allows you to keep your autonomy, consider Miami’s independent living communities. If you’re looking for a simple apartment without the added amenity or housekeeping expenses, Miami’s senior apartments may be a better fit.

Senior apartments in Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, and Highland Beach

In general, the cities north of Miami tend to have a lower cost of living. Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, and Highland Beach all offer senior apartments at lower prices than in Miami. Highland Beach is a one hour drive from Miami, and about 76% of the town’s population is over 55.

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Health care for seniors in Miami

Seniors in Miami can access some of the best health care in the world. Renowned medical centers like the Cleveland Clinic Weston and the University of Miami Hospital and Clinic make Miami an excellent choice for seniors concerned about the quality of their health care.

Cleveland Clinic Weston

Cleveland Clinic Weston is considered one of the best hospitals in the nation. It offers a wide range of specialties and has an emergency room. Its physicians lead the nation in transplant technology, and the hospital accepts most health insurance policies.

1950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Weston, FL 33331
Phone: 954-659-5000
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University of Miami Hospital and Clinics

The University of Miami Hospital is a teaching hospital offering most specialties. It’s one of the best training hospitals in the nation and home to cutting-edge research in ophthalmology, internal medicine, and geriatrics.

1400 NW 12th Ave.
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: 305-325-5511
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Mount Sinai Medical Center

Mount Sinai Medical Center is a teaching hospital serving Miami and Fort Lauderdale. It offers care in most specialties and has an emergency department.

4300 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Phone: 305-674-2121
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Transportation for seniors in Miami

It’s possible to get almost anywhere in Miami with public transportation. Miami-Dade County provides train systems — the Metrorail and Metromover — as well as the Metrobus. Downtown Miami also has trolleys. Residents and visitors can use taxis or other ride sharing services throughout the city.

Seniors in Miami can ride all public transportation for free using a Golden Passport EASY Card. You can apply for one of these cards in person at the Miami-Dade Transit Golden Passport Office or by calling 311. Miami can have heavy traffic, so be sure to keep that in mind when scheduling appointments or outings.

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Senior activities in Miami

Miami has enough culture, food, and natural beauty to keep even the most discerning travelers and residents entertained. Whether your perfect day involves snoozing on the beach, trying a cafecito, exploring the Everglades, or delving into history, Miami’s got it all.

Senior centers in Miami

  • Miami-Dade Parks’ Active Older Adults program.Miami-Dade County puts on regular fitness classes and field trips and provides meals for older adults across the county. Find schedules and registration information on their website.
  • Golden Ticket Arts Guide. Seniors can register with the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs to get a Golden Ticket, which gives them free access to cultural events throughout the city. You can find a list of current events on the website.

Senior-friendly outdoor activities in Miami

  • The Everglades. Miami is a natural jumping-off point for Everglades expeditions. Head to the Homestead entrance of the park about 90 minutes south of Miami. Be sure to book an airboat tour as a non-invasive and exciting method to explore the park.
  • Sunny Isles Beach. Between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Sunny Isles Beach is quiet and close to excellent restaurants.
  • Crandon Park Beach. Quieter than most other beaches in Miami, Crandon Park Beach has tennis courts, a golf course, and cabanas for showering.

Senior-friendly cultural activities in Miami

  • Little Havana.On Calle Oche (Southwest Eighth St.), Little Havana is the heartbeat of Miami’s Cuban culture. You’ll find Latin restaurants and lounges, murals, and music venues.
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. The former home of businessman James Deering, the Vizcaya Museums and Gardens offer Renaissance-style gardens and an extensive art collection.
  • Wynwood Walls. Wynwood Walls is Miami’s street art museum. You can visit at any time, but you do need to reserve tickets in advance.

Frequently asked questions

Upside Miramar, Lincoln Manor and Fort Lauderdale Flagler Village are the top-rated Senior Apartments facilities near Miami, FL. These Senior Apartments facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Senior Apartments in Miami is 2,541 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

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  2. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101): Miami city [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  3. A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  4. United States Census Bureau. (2021).Age and sex (S0101): Miami city [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  5. United States Census Bureau. (2023). Mean income in the past 12 months (S1902): Miami city [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  6. Walk Score. (2023). Miami, Florida.

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