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If you’re an active, independent older adult looking for senior housing in New York, senior citizen apartments in New York might be the right fit. Apartments for seniors typically don’t include personal care services, but may offer amenities, activities, and maintenance for a stress-free, social lifestyle.

A Place for Mom can help older adults navigate how to apply for senior housing in New York and consider their options. With 10 senior rentals in New York, NY, we can help you find the right apartment for your budget and lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for upscale New York 55-plus apartments or low-income senior apartments for rent in New York, A Place for Mom can simplify your search.

We are also serving Senior Apartments facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Lincoln Square, Union Square and Battery Park.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Brooklyn, Queens or Hoboken.

Senior Apartments Facilities near New York, NY

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Atria Forest Hills

112-50 72 Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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4 Floor plans available
Provides: Assisted Living
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Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities in more than 200 locations in 26 states and seven Canadian provinces. Atria communities are home to more than 23,000 seniors and employ more than 14,000 people.

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.6(68 reviews)

Everything is excellent. We should not have to use a minimum of two hundred characters to say one word, EXCELLENT! You can’t expect us to sit and count characters. I have no more words to write. Have a good...

Atria West 86

333 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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6 Floor plans available
Provides: Assisted Living
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Ideally situated and all-inclusive, this luxury residence is tailored exclusively to older New Yorkers – and makes it easier to live in the artistic and cultural heart of the City, just one block from scenic Riverside Park. Featuring handsome pre-war architecture, art deco-inspired finishes and...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.4(121 reviews)

I am a resident of Atria West 86th for 2 months now. I was unfamiliar with the routine of the facility and was unsure whether I will like living here. Since admission, I have been receiving the assistance...

The Homestead

82-45 Grenfell Street, Kew Gardens, NY 11415

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living
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The Homestead The Homestead is an assisted living community located in Kew Gardens, NY. Kew Gardens is an upscale neighborhood situated in Queens, an area known for its diverse museums and cultural institutions. Queens is home to the John Bowne House, the site of a former Quaker meeting place...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.0(48 reviews)

Being out of state I have never seen the community but the manager (possibly the head person, I'm not quite sure on her title) and the gentlemen in charge of sales was extremely helpful to me in the...

Ridge Street Gardens

80-92 Ridge Street, New York, NY 10002

Provides: Senior Apartments, Independent Living

Armi Garden House

165 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10009

Provides: Senior Apartments

Yorkville Gardens

225 E 93rd St, New York, NY 10128

Provides: Senior Apartments

Montgomery Towers

135 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Provides: Senior Apartments

Marion Towers

400 1st St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Provides: Senior Apartments

Muhlenberg Gardens

1065 Summit Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307

Provides: Senior Apartments

Ocean Towers

425 Ocean Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Provides: Senior Apartments

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Costs of senior apartments in the New York City area

Senior apartments in NYC average between $1,698 and $2,407 a month for rent. However, rental costs can be seen as low as $555 and as high as $5,400.[01] These prices vary according to the size, location, and amenities available at the apartment complex. Additionally, some apartments may have homeowner’s association dues or admission fees.

Cost breakdown for senior apartments in the New York City area

The cost for a senior apartment in New York City typically includes the following:

  • Rent
  • Appliances
  • Full kitchen
  • Laundry facilities or an in-unit washer and dryer
  • Maintenance

Additionally, many apartment buildings may include utilities — air conditioning, heating, and internet access — in the rental fees. However, some apartments are equipped with these utilities, but require additional costs. Some senior apartment buildings in New York and New Jersey add onto typical features with luxurious apartment layouts and safety features like the following:

  • Gated/controlled entry
  • 24-hour concierge services
  • On-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible rooms
  • Private balconies, courtyards, or patios
  • 24-hour emergency maintenance

The following chart represents average baseline costs for New York City-area senior apartments without add-on fees. These figures are meant to give you a general comparison of area costs.

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How people pay for senior apartments in New York City

Since Medicaid, Medicare, and long-term care insurance don’t pay for senior apartment rental costs, as they’re not senior care communities, many seniors use private pay methods to pay. However, health care programs can help seniors pay for in-home health care services that they can receive in their apartment.

Here you’ll learn more about payment methods for rent as well as senior care, including private pay, housing assistance, VA benefits, and Medicaid and Medicare resources.

To pay for senior apartments, many seniors use income sources such as savings, Social Security benefits, pensions, and investment returns. In addition to these options, some seniors pay their senior living rental fees through the following private pay methods:

  • Selling a house. If you’re making a permanent move to a senior apartment complex, consider selling your family home. It can help take away the burden of a mortgage and pay off rental fees.
  • Reverse mortgage. If you are not making a permanent move or don’t want to sell your family home, consider a reverse mortgage. This allows you to borrow money from the equity you’ve built up in your home.
  • Health savings accounts. If you have a high deductible health insurance plan, you can sign up for a health savings account. This can help cover medical care costs.
  • Life insurance. Depending on the type of life insurance policy you carry, you may be able to sell or surrender it to fund your senior living expenses.

Understand New York City laws and regulations for senior apartments

Senior apartments must abide by state apartment regulations. New York City apartment buildings must have a Certificate of Occupancy. As part of the process of obtaining a certificate, the Department of Buildings must conduct inspections. Likewise, New Jersey condominiums must undergo an inspection by the Bureau of Housing Inspection every five years.

While senior apartments are required to abide by the Fair Housing Act and New Jersey laws against discrimination, many senior apartment buildings have their own age requirements. Typically, senior apartments are labeled as 55+ or 62+ communities. This information can typically be found on the senior apartment website or by contacting the apartment building owner.

New York apartment regulations

Senior apartment accessibility

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD) has specific design recommendations for senior housing. The Office of Development’s Division of Building and Land Development Services (BLDS) recommends the following:

  • Handrails in the corridors
  • Emergency pull-cords in bathrooms
  • Grab bars in bathrooms
  • Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) standards, such as the following:
    • At least one accessible common area must be available.
    • Accessible areas must be slip-resistant, stable, and firm.
    • Stairways must have handrails on each side.
    • There must be an adequate number of handicap parking spaces, depending on the lot size.
Rental regulations

Building owners must provide a safe and clean living environment by meeting the following types of requirements:

  • Maintain hot and cold water, electrical, plumbing, appliances, sanitary, ventilating systems, lighting, and heat
  • Conduct repairs in a timely manner
  • Keep public areas free of garbage
  • Address issues, including leaks, mold, and pests
  • Have smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors installed
  • Have a peephole in each apartment’s entrance door

Additional regulations may be required depending on the size of the apartment building and how many units are offered in the apartment building. In addition to building maintenance, landlords must follow additional rental agreement rules, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Landlords cannot lock tenants out.
  • Rent is not considered late until it has been over five days since the due date.
  • Late fees cannot be more than $50 or 5% of the tenant’s monthly rent.
  • A receipt must be provided after rent is paid.

To see whether these guidelines are being met, you can visit the NYC Department of Buildings, where you can find inspection reports for apartment buildings.

Depending on the type of apartment building, landlords could raise rental costs when renewing a lease. However, seniors aged 62 and older, or adults living with a disability, may be exempt from rent increases when living in an apartment categorized as one of the following:

  • Rent-regulated
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)
  • Limited Dividend
  • Redevelopment
  • Housing Development Fund Corporation (HDFC)
  • Mitchell-Lama cooperatives and rentals

To find out whether you qualify for Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) or Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE), contact the NYC Department of Finance.

If you are age 62+ and your care needs change and you need to move due to medical reasons or to an adult care facility, you may be entitled to terminate your lease under Executive Law 292 (21) or Real Property Law §227-a(1). Additionally, rent-controlled and rent-stabilized apartments in NYC can evict seniors due to owner occupancy only if the senior is offered a similar apartment for the same or lower price. Please consult a landlord and tenant attorney for more.

New Jersey apartment regulations

Rental regulations

Landlords must provide clean living environments that do not endanger tenants. This includes maintaining a pest- and hazard-free apartment building with the following basics provided:

  • Heat
  • Building security with every unit having a lock
  • Smoke alarm detectors
  • Carbon monoxide alarms
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical systems

Additionally, tenants must maintain their apartment and report any violations of these requirements.

When living in a senior apartment, seniors have their own rights, including a five-business-day grace period for late rent fees. Regardless of pet policies, a senior housing project must allow pets for senior tenants in compliance with the Pets in Housing Projects Law. However, the senior must give written notice to the landlord about the pet, and lease renewals can be denied if the situation with the pet faces any of the following issues:

  • In violation of building, health, or use codes, whether it is federal, local, or state
  • Not cared for by the tenant
  • Not under control behaviorally
  • Not confining defecation to areas other than common areas, entrances, or exits
  • Not properly cleaned up after (disposal of pet waste)

Seniors are protected from changes to the lease under the Senior Citizens and Disabled Protected Tenancy Act. To qualify under the Senior Citizens and Disabled Protected Tenancy Act, a senior must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be aged 62 or older prior to the conversion date
  • Have a permanent disability
  • Be honorably discharged from the military while being at least 60% disabled

You can find inspection reports for apartment buildings through the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Additional information on your rights as a tenant and landlord guidelines can be found in the DCA Truth In Renting guide.

COVID-19 regulations for New York City senior apartment communities

As COVID-19 restrictions set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention begin to relax, so do individual state regulations. The New Jersey Department of Health have relaxed their COVID-19 regulations and are no longer enforcing specific COVID-19 regulations in regards to indoor public areas.

However, New York City Department of Health has a mask advisory in place which strongly encourages wearing masks in indoor public areas or crowded outdoor areas. Additionally, under New York State guidance, those who have tested positive for COVID-19 are supposed to isolate at home for five days and continue wearing a mask in public and around other people for 10 days.

The city also recommends that high-risk individuals, like seniors, take these precautions:

  • Ask others to wear masks around you.
  • Ask visitors to test negative for COVID-19 prior to their visit.
  • Limit the attendance allowed in indoor areas.

Additionally, seniors can call 855-429-1168 for help with scheduling vaccinations. The state of New Jersey has a COVID-19 hub for any related questions.

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What to expect from senior apartments in New York City

Between New York and New Jersey, the New York City region has many different apartment options for seniors. Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly apartment or a luxurious lifestyle, there are options for you. Below is a breakdown of what you can expect to see from senior apartments in the New York City area.

New York vs. New Jersey

While New York City is a large metropolitan area, it lacks senior apartment options. Four out of five boroughs have few to no apartment buildings dedicated to senior citizens. Almost all of New York City’s senior apartments on the New York side are located in Queens.

However, across the New Jersey border and outside NYC proper, seniors will find more senior apartments. The 20-mile radius from New York City Hall in lower Manhattan broadens the number of senior apartments. You can find senior apartments in the following New Jersey cities:

  • Newark
  • Elizabeth
  • East Orange
  • Clifton
  • Irvington
  • Paterson
  • Woodbridge
  • Union
  • Colonia
  • Perth Amboy
  • Avenel

Luxury senior apartments

Seniors can live in luxury with a handful of extravagant senior apartments in the New York City region. If you’re looking for beautiful granite countertops, resort-like amenities, and everything within walking distance, there are several options available.

Some senior apartments in the New York City region add luxurious touches to their apartments, including, but not limited to, the following features:

  • Walk-in closets
  • Lushly carpeted floors
  • Marble bathrooms
  • Stainless-steel appliances
  • High ceilings
  • Bay windows

In addition to high-end finishes in apartments, some seniors may have access to on-site amenities, such as these:

  • Pools
  • Fitness centers
  • Resident activities and lounges
  • Putting greens
  • Walking trails
  • Courtyards
  • Indoor garages
  • Gardens

Budget-friendly senior apartments

The New York City area is known for a high cost of living, so finding an affordable housing program may be beneficial. Both New York City and New Jersey offer affordable apartment options for seniors.

The New York City region has many subsidized senior apartment buildings. Most of the apartments in boroughs other than Queens are provided through the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens (also known as NYFSC). This helps provide affordable housing options for low-income seniors. Likewise, New Jersey has multiple subsidized senior apartments, which are specifically designed for low-income older adults aged 62 and older or for those who have a disability.

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Percentage of seniors 55 and older within the New York City population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau


Health care for seniors in New York City

The New York City area provides access to some of the most reputable hospitals. Some have received national recognition for geriatrics and other adult specialties. Below you’ll find those that receive the highest rankings in the New York City area.

NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone Health is recognized as the best hospital in New York, ranking No. 1 regionally and No. 3 nationally. Seniors can receive top-notch care at this hospital, which ranks No. 3 in the nation for geriatrics. In total, the hospital system ranks nationally for 14 different adult specialties, according to U.S. News and World Report.[]

New York-Presbyterian

New York-Presbyterian is nationally recognized and ranked at No. 6 for geriatrics and No. 7 overall. The hospital is ranked No. 2 in the region and highly rated for 14 adult specialties, according to U.S. News and World Report.[]

Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital offers remarkable care for seniors with a national ranking of No. 1 for geriatrics. In addition to being nationally recognized for 11 adult specialties, the hospital ranks third in New York and 16th nationally, according to U.S. News and World Report.[]

Jersey City Medical Center

Jersey City Medical Center, part of the RWJ Barnabas Health System, is located in Hudson County. This hospital is an Advanced Life Support provider, Regional Trauma Center, and Regional Heart Hospital. They are also highly rated for their nursing excellence program and leadership roles in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality.

Transportation for seniors in New York City

As a large metropolitan area, New York City offers many transportation options, including buses, subways, railroads, and taxis. Because New York City residents have an abundance of transportation options and parking is expensive, many do not own a vehicle. However, all of A Place for Mom’s NYC senior apartment partners offer on-site complimentary transportation services to ensure seniors get out and about.

Seniors aged 65 and older with a disability may qualify for a Reduced-Fare MetroCard for the subways and buses. If a disability prevents you from using the local buses and subways, you may be able to utilize the Paratransit Service, Access-A-Ride.

To learn more about the local transportation options available to area seniors, contact the local Office of Aging.

Walk Score rates New York City’s transportation accessibility on a 100-point scale.




Senior activities in New York City

New York and New Jersey offer a variety of indoor and outdoor areas. With New York City being a large metropolitan area, it’s full of tourist attractions and local hotspots, with many accessible facilities, activities, and programs. However, just across the border in New Jersey, seniors have access to more outdoor and historical areas.

Entertainment and museums

New York City is a lively and highly populated metropolitan area with a large range of entertainment options, from a long list of tourist attractions to museums. Whether you’re a local senior or visiting family member, tourist spots and Broadway shows are a must-see.

Besides these entertainments, you can enjoy a variety of art, history, and science museums at a discounted price with senior discounts available for adults aged 65 and older. These museums include the following:

Local areas of interest for seniors in Queens

While living in a senior apartment in Queens, New York, you’ll have access to a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. The only casino in NYC, Resorts World New York City, is located in the borough of Queens.

Queens, New York, has its own local attractions, including the following family-friendly options:

Beyond indoor activities, the borough of Queens includes many outdoor areas with miles of beaches off of the Atlantic Ocean.

Local areas of interest for seniors in New Jersey

While many may think NYC is the go-to spot, there are many fun spots across the border in New Jersey. New Jersey has many parks and outdoor areas with waterfalls, including the 25-foot waterfall at South Mountain Reservation and the 77-foot waterfall at Paterson Great Falls. Seniors aged 62 and older qualify for a Lifetime Senior Pass or an Annual Senior Pass to federal recreation sites with a 50% discount for facilities and services.

Besides outdoor activities, this region in northern New Jersey has multiple indoor entertainment options, such as these cultural gems:

New York senior centers and programs

Local older adult centers (OAC), also known as senior centers, offer New York residents age 60+ a free membership where they can attend classes and participate in stimulating activities.

Additionally, you may qualify for a discounted membership to local recreation centers. The NYC Department for the Aging can help you find a local OAC or senior program.

New Jersey senior centers and programs

The New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services partners with GetSetUp, an online platform offering virtual learning classes. This partnership benefits New Jersey residents aged 60 and older. With hundreds of online classes, seniors can join fitness classes, learn new hobbies, explore technology, and gain new skills.

Additionally, the department also offers local programs to seniors in New Jersey. This includes HealthEase, a program that offers coordinated screening, walking programs, exercise classes, and educational courses. Some subdivided programs are age-restricted.

New Jersey also has senior centers where seniors can experience activities, education, and similar services.

Frequently asked questions

Maple Tree Manor, Westlake Mews and Muhlenberg Gardens are the top-rated Senior Apartments facilities near New York, NY. 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 New York is 1,292 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

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