Cities with Independent Living Communities in Alabama

Redstone Village

  12000 Turnmeyer Drive
Huntsville, AL 35803

Regency Retirement Village - Huntsville

  2004 Max Luther Drive
Huntsville, AL 35810

Capstone Village

  601 Peter Bryce Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

The Village at Cook Springs

  415 Cook Springs Rd
Pell City, AL 35125

St. Martin's in the Pines

  4941 Montevallo Road
Birmingham, AL 35210

Kirkwood by the River

  3605 Ratliff Road
Birmingham, AL 35210

Elite Nursing & Rehab

  300 Royal Tower Drive
Vestavia Hills, AL 35209

Galleria Woods

  3850 Galleria Woods Drive
Birmingham, AL 35244

Terrace Lake Village Apts & Assisted Living

  100 Terrace Lake Drive
Guntersville, AL 35976

Westminster Village

  500 Spanish Fort Blvd
Spanish Fort, AL 36527

Greenbriar at the Altamont

  2831 Highland Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205

Somerby Mobile

  901 Somerby Drive
Mobile, AL 36695

The Landings of Northport

  951 Rose Drive
Northport, AL 35476

Merrill Gardens at Madison

  121 Brookridge Drive
Madison, AL 35758

Morningside of Vestavia Hills

  2435 Columbiana Road
Birmingham, AL 35216

Brookdale Place at Jones Farm

  2815 Carl T. Jones Drive SE
Huntsville, AL 35802

The Brennity at Fairhope

  50 Spring Run Drive
Fairhope, AL 36532

Branchwater Village

  763 Medical Center Parkway
Boaz, AL 35957

Brookdale Cedar Springs

  2505 Spring Ave SW
Decatur, AL 35601

North River Village

  5810 Rice Mine Road, N.E.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

Truewood by Merrill, Riverchase

  1851 Data Drive
Hoover, AL 35244

Summer Village

  1171 Gatewood Drive
Auburn, AL 36830

Regency Retirement Village - Birmingham

  285 West Oxmoor Road
Birmingham, AL 35209

The Terrace at Priceville

  200 Terrace Lane
Priceville, AL 35603

The Terrace at Grove Park

  101 Tulip Lane
Dothan, AL 36305

Regency Retirement Village - Tuscaloosa

  5001 Old Montgomery Highway
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Regency Pointe

  510 East Grand Avenue
Rainbow City, AL 35906


The Madison Village

  6016 Wall Triana Highway
Madison, AL 35758

Live Oak Village

  2300 North Cedar St.
Foley, AL 36535

Homestead Village of Fairhope

  924 Plantation Boulevard
Fairhope, AL 36532

Pine Valley Retirement Community

  800 Rice Valley Road, N
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

Oak Grove Inn

  3801 Oak Grove Drive
Montgomery, AL 36116

Danberry At Inverness

  235 Inverness Center Drive
Hoover, AL 35242

Monarch Estates

  1550 E. University Dr.
Auburn, AL 36830

Cedar Chase Retirement Apartments

  2050 South Alabama Avenue
Monroeville, AL 36460

University Oaks

  650 University Blvd. South
Mobile, AL 36609

Cahaba Ridge Retirement

  3090 Healthy Way
Vestavia Hills, AL 35243


Rocky Ridge

  3517 Lorna Rd
Hoover, AL 35216

Holiday Eastdale Estates

  5801 Eastdale Dr
Montgomery, AL 36117

Summer Village - Auburn

  1553 Professional Pkwy
Auburn, AL 36830

Seagrass Village of Daphne

  426 Seagrass Circle
Daphne, AL 36526


Seagrass Village of Gulf Shores

  21298 Cotton Creek Dr
Gulf Shores, AL 36542


What are Retirement Communities?
Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.