Cities with Independent Living Communities in Florida

Seaside at Fort Myers

  15800 Beachwalk Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33908


Seascape at Naples

  3490 Thrive Dr.
Naples, FL 34105


Regency Oaks Senior Living

  2720 Regency Oaks Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33759


The Meridian at Waterways

  3001 E. Oakland Park Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306


Grand Villa of Palm Coast

  100 Magnolia Trace Way
Palm Coast, FL 32164


Palomino Gardens Retirement

  9885 Palomino Dr
Lake Worth, FL 33467


Shell Harbor Retirement Community

  2855 Murrell Road
Rockledge, FL 32955


Seaside Springs Retirement Community

  1251 S Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229


Tuscan Gardens of Delray Beach

  14313 Sims Rd
Delray Beach, FL 33484

Tuscan Gardens of Venetia Bay

  841 Venetia Bay Blvd
Venice, FL 34285

American House Sarasota

  4540 Bee Ridge Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233


Wickshire Port St. Lucie

  9825 S US Hwy 1
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952


Bay Port of Fort Walton Beach

  243 Hollywood Blvd. NW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548


The Canopy at Hickory Creek

  2805 Cheney Hwy.
Titusville, FL 32780


The Promenade

  10730 US Hwy. 1
Sebastian, FL 32958

Truewood by Merrill, Bradenton

  3409 26th St W
Bradenton, FL 34205

Highpoint at Stonecrest

  17201 SE 109th Terrace Road
Summerfield, FL 34491


Discovery Village at Deerwood

  10520 Validus Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32256


Discovery Village At Stuart

  2625 Southeast Cove Road
Stuart, FL 34997


Strive at Fern Park

  7255 Strive Place
Fern Park, FL 32730

American House Bonita Springs

  11400 Longfellow Lane
Bonita Springs, FL 34135


American House Coconut Point

  8460 Murano Del Lago Drive
Estero, FL 34135


Moorings Park

  120 Moorings Park Drive
Naples, FL 34105

Stratford Court of Boca Pointe

  6343 Via de Sonrisa del Sur
Boca Raton, FL 33433

Waterman Village

  445 Waterman Avenue
Mount Dora, FL 32757

Westminster Towers

  70 West Lucerne Circle
Orlando, FL 32801

The Forum at Deer Creek

  3001 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Sunnyside Village

  5201 Bahia Vista Street
Sarasota, FL 34232

Freedom Pointe at The Villages

  1550 El Camino Real
The Villages, FL 32159

Lourdes Noreen McKeen

  315 South Flagler Dr.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Freedom Village Bradenton

  6406 21st Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34209

Unisen Senior Living

  12401 North 22nd Street
Tampa, FL 33612

Concordia Village of Tampa

  4100 E Fletcher Ave
Tampa, FL 33613


Freedom Plaza

  1010 American Eagle Boulevard
Sun City Center, FL 33573

Lake Seminole Square

  8333 Seminole Blvd.
Seminole, FL 33772

Gulf Coast Village

  1333 Santa Barbara Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33991

Lake Port Square

  600 Lake Port Blvd
Leesburg, FL 34748

Aston Gardens at Parkland Commons

  5999 University Drive
Parkland, FL 33067


Abbey Delray South

  1717 Homewood Blvd.
Delray Beach, FL 33445

Abbey Delray

  2000 Lowson Boulevard
Delray Beach, FL 33445

St. Andrews Estates

  6045 S Verde Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33433

Edgewater at Boca Pointe

  23315 Blue Water Cir
Boca Raton, FL 33433

Oak Manor Senior Living Community

  3600 Oak Manor Lane
Largo, FL 33774


Osprey Village

  48 Osprey Village
Amelia Island, FL 32034

The Arlington

  7900 Arlington Circle
Naples, FL 34113

The Court at Palm Aire

  2701 North Course Drive
Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Park Summit

  8500 Royal Palm Boulevard
Coral Springs, FL 33065

Harbor Place at Port St. Lucie

  3700 SE Jennings Rd.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Westminster Suncoast

  1095 Pinellas Point Drive South
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Westminster Palms

  939 Beach Dr. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Mease Life

  700 Mease Plaza
Dunedin, FL 34698

South Port Square

  23023 Westchester Blvd
Port Charlotte, FL 33980

Village on the Green

  500 Village Pl
Longwood, FL 32779

Good Samaritan Society - Florida Lutheran

  450 N. McDonald Avenue
Deland, FL 32724

The Estates at Carpenters

  1001 Carpenters Way
Lakeland, FL 33809

Philips Pointe Apartments

  3465 Philips Hwy
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Vi at Bentley Village

  850 Retreat Drive
Naples, FL 34110

Good Samaritan Society - Kissimmee Village

  4197 S Orange Blossom Trail
Kissimmee, FL 34746


Epworth Village

  5300 West 16th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33012

Lutheran Haven

  2041 West State Road 426
Oviedo, FL 32765

Holiday Ormond in the Pines

  101 Clyde Morris Blvd
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

The Palms of St. Lucie West

  501 NW Cashmere Blvd
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Sonata Vero Beach

  2425 20th Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960

The Glenview at Pelican Bay

  100 Glenview Place
Naples, FL 34108

Grand Villa of Sarasota

  730 South Osprey Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236


The Collier at Naples

  770 Goodlette Road North
Naples, FL 34102

Merrill Gardens at Solivita Marketplace

  4602 Marigold Avenue
Kissimmee, FL 34758

The Rose Garden of Orlando

  9309 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837

Brookdale Lake Orienta

  217 Boston Ave
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

The Madyson at Palm Beach Gardens

  13465 Pasteur Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33148


Vi at Lakeside Village

  2792 Donnelly Drive
Lantana, FL 33462

Seagrass Village of Port Orange

  3875 Yorktowne Blvd
Port Orange, FL 32129


Grand Villa of Englewood

  925 South River Rd
Englewood, FL 34223


Grand Villa of Clearwater

  2750 Drew St
Clearwater, FL 33759


The Goldton at St. Petersburg

  6775 40th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33709


Regal Palms

  300 Lake Avenue NE
Largo, FL 33771

Seagrass Village of Fleming Island

  1949 E West Pkwy
Fleming Island, FL 32003


Allegro - Fleming Island

  3651 US Highway 17
Fleming Island, FL 32003

Terracina Grand

  6825 Davis Blvd
Naples, FL 34104

Discovery Village At Melbourne

  3260 N Harbor City Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32935


RiverView Senior Resort

  3490 Gran Avenue
Palm Bay, FL 32905

Grand Villa of Altamonte Springs

  433 Orange Drive
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701


Wickshire Tamarac

  7650 N University Drive
Tamarac, FL 33321


The Preserve at Palm Aire

  3701 West McNab Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33069

The Horizon Club

  1208 South Military Trail
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Brookdale West Palm Beach

  6100 Common Circle
West Palm Beach, FL 33417

Solaris Senior Living Stuart

  860 SE Central Parkway
Stuart, FL 34994

Chapman Manor Assisted Living & Memory Care

  414 Chapman Road East
Lutz, FL 33549

The Barrington

  901 Seminole Blvd.
Largo, FL 33770

Veranda of Pensacola

  6982 Pine Forest Road
Pensacola, FL 32526

The Marbella at Pelican Bay

  7425 Pelican Bay Blvd.
Naples, FL 34108

Brookdale Bonita Springs

  26850 South Bay Drive
Bonita Springs, FL 34134

The Pavilion of Downtown Venice

  200 Nassau Street North
Venice, FL 34285

Brookdale Chambrel Pinecastle

  1801 SE 24 Road
Ocala, FL 34471

Lake Morton Plaza

  400 South FL Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801

Riviera Senior Living

  1825 Ridgewood Ave
Holly Hill, FL 32117


Brookdale Wekiwa Springs

  203 South Wekiwa Springs Rd
Apopka, FL 32703

Westminster Winter Park

  1111 South Lakemont Ave
Winter Park, FL 32792

Cascade Heights

  160 Islander Court
Longwood, FL 32750

The Fountains

  4451 Stack Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901

Spring Haven

  1225 Havendale Blvd NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881

East Ridge at Cutler Bay

  19301 S.W. 87th Ave
Cutler Bay, FL 33157


Brookdale Southside

  9601 Southbrook Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Brookdale Mandarin

  10790 Old Saint Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Grandview Retirement Center

  1706 E. Olive Road
Pensacola, FL 32514

Harborside at Melbourne

  964 S. Harbor City Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901

Sunflower Springs - Homosassa

  8733 West Yulee Drive
Homosassa, FL 34448


Lake Howard Heights

  650 N. Lake Howard Drive
Winter Haven, FL 33881


Emerald Park of Hollywood

  5770 Stirling Road
Hollywood, FL 33021

Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood

  2480 North Park Road
Hollywood, FL 33021

Cresthaven East

  5100 Cresthaven Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33415


Mangrove Bay

  110 Mangrove Bay Way
Jupiter, FL 33477

Brookdale Jensen Beach

  1700 NE Indian River Dr
Jensen Beach, FL 34957

The Residence at Timber Pines

  3140 Forest Road
Spring Hill, FL 34606

Anthem Lakes

  905 Assisi Lane
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

All Seasons Naples

  15450 Tamiami Trail
Naples, FL 34110

Grand Villa of Deerfield Beach

  1050 South West 24th Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442


Discovery Village At Boynton Beach

  4735 NW 7th Ct
Boynton Beach, FL 33426


The Brennity at Tradition

  10685 SW Stony Creek Way
Port St. Lucie, FL 34987


Lake Forest Park

  2909 S 25th Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34981

Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay

  1414 69th Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34207


Discovery Village At Tampa Palms

  17470 Brookside Trace Court
Tampa, FL 33647


Aston Gardens at Sun City Center

  1311 Aston Gardens Court
Sun City Center, FL 33573


Aston Gardens At The Courtyards

  231 Courtyards Blvd.
Sun City Center, FL 33573


Wyndham Lakes

  10660 Old Saint Augustine Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32257

The Arbors of Gulf Breeze

  50 Joachim Dr
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561


Charter Senior Living of Panama City Beach

  6012 Magnolia Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32408

Aston Gardens at Pelican Marsh

  4800 Aston Gardens Way
Naples, FL 34109


Tuscan Gardens of Palm Coast

  650 Colbert Lane
Palm Coast, FL 32137

The Brennity at Melbourne

  7300 Watersong Lane
Melbourne, FL 32940


Garden Plaza at Inverrary

  4251 Rock Island Rd
Lauderhill, FL 33319

Five Star Premier Residences of Plantation

  8500 West Sunrise Blvd.
Plantation, FL 33322

Five Star Premier Residences of Pompano Beach

  1371 South Ocean Boulevard
Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Imperial Club

  2751 N.E. 183rd Street
Aventura, FL 33160


Banyan Place at Lantana

  1021 N Ridge Road
Lantana, FL 33462

La Posada

  3400 Masterpiece Way
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Brookdale Palm Beach Gardens

  11381 Prosperity Farms Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Five Star Premier Residences of Boca Raton

  22601 Camino Del Mar
Boca Raton, FL 33433

The Carlisle at Palm Beach

  450 E. Ocean Ave
Lantana, FL 33462

Veranda Club

  6061 Palmetto Circle North
Boca Raton, FL 33433



  111 Executive Center Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Meridian at Lantana

  3061 Donnelly Drive
Lantana, FL 33462

The Grande

  725 Desoto Avenue
Brooksville, FL 34601

Angels Senior Living at New Tampa

  14712 N 42nd St
Tampa, FL 33613

Brookdale Bayshore

  4902 Bayshore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33611

Westminster Shores

  125 - 56th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Brookdale College Parkway

  8351 College Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33919

Merrill Gardens at Barkley Place

  36 Barkley Circle
Fort Myers, FL 33907

The Mayflower at Winter Park

  1620 Mayflower Court
Winter Park, FL 32792

Lakeview Terrace

  331 Raintree Drive
Altoona, FL 32702

Pacifica Senior Living Forest Trace

  5500 NW 69th Ave
Lauderhill, FL 33319

Vi at Aventura

  19333 West Country Club Dr
Aventura, FL 33180

Park of the Palms

  204 Maranatha Rd
Keystone Heights, FL 32656

Westminster Woods on Julington Creek

  25 State Rd 13
Jacksonville, FL 32259

Westminster Oaks

  4449 Meandering Way
Tallahassee, FL 32308

The Carlisle Naples

  6945 Carlisle Court
Naples, FL 34109


Lely Palms Retirement Community

  1000 Lely Palms Drive
Naples, FL 34113


Aston Gardens at Pelican Pointe

  1000 Aston Gardens Dr.
Venice, FL 34292


Lake Gibson Village

  771 Carpenters Way
Lakeland, FL 33809


Glenbrooke at Palm Bay

  815 Briar Creek Boulevard NE
Palm Bay, FL 32905

The Palace Suites

  11377 SW 84th Street
Miami, FL 33173

Highland Gardens II

  335 NE 48th 48 Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33064

Golfview Gardens Apartments

  7300 NW 30th Place
Sunrise, FL 33313

Windward Palms

  8440 S Military Trail
Boynton Beach, FL 33436

Holiday Regency Residence

  6711 Embassy Boulevard
Port Richey, FL 34688

Holiday Belleair Towers

  1100 Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Clearwater, FL 33756

Augustine Landing

  10141 St. Augustine Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Diamond Oaks Village

  24110 South Tamiami Trail
Bonita Springs, FL 33993

Sandalwood Village

  3511 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Naples, FL 34109

River Commons

  2305 Aaron St
Port Charlotte, FL 33952

Fountain Crest

  1230 Taylor Lane Extension
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936

Heron Pond

  1232 Village Lakes Blvd
Lehigh Acres, FL 33972

Lakes of Mount Dora

  8576 Lakes of Mount Dora Blvd.
Mount Dora, FL 32757

Holiday Sterling Court

  1001 Alabaster Way
Deltona, FL 32725

Holiday Marion Woods

  1661 SE 31st Street
Ocala, FL 34471

Villa Grande on Saxon

  450 Alessandra Circle
Orange City, FL 32763

Lake Point Senior Apartments

  1821 Dora Ave
Tavares, FL 32778

Holiday Lake Ridge Village

  353 W Ardice Ave
Eustis, FL 32726

Osprey Manor

  810 E Bella Vista Street
Lakeland, FL 33805

Alliance Community

  644 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720


Holiday Azalea Park

  1325 Grasslands Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33803

Harbour's Edge

  401 E Linton Blvd.
Delray Beach, FL 33483

Regency Park

  910 Regency Square
Vero Beach, FL 32967

Stone River Retirement

  7360 55th Avenue, East
Bradenton, FL 34203


Sun Towers Retirement Community

  101 Trinity Lakes Dr
Sun City Center, FL 33573

Aston Gardens at Tampa Bay

  12951 West Linebaugh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33626


Royal Palms

  200 Lake Ave. N. E.
Largo, FL 33771

Mary Eaves Apartments

  1250 16th Street West
Jacksonville, FL 32209


Caroline Oaks Apartments

  5175 North Main Street
Jacksonville, FL 32208


Peyton Ridge Apartments

  1800 Corporate Square Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216


Camellia at Deerwood

  10061 Sweetwater Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Mount Carmel Gardens

  5846 Mt Carmel Terrace
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Cypress Village

  4600 Middleton Park Circle East
Jacksonville, FL 32224

American House Bluewater Bay

  4595 Highway 20 East
Niceville, FL 32578


Red Hills Village Retirement

  5103 Cold Harbor Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32312


Bradford Square Retirement

  3255 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Naples, FL 34109


The Summit of Fort Myers

  1499 Brandywine Circle
Fort Myers, FL 33919

American House Wildwood

  7676 Rio Grande Blvd
Wildwood, FL 34785


Buena Vida Estates

  2129 West New Haven Avenue
West Melbourne, FL 32904


Episcopal Catholic Apts

  500 Avenue L, NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881


Woodland Towers

  113 Chipola Ave
Deland, FL 32720


Riverside Presbyterian Apartments

  1045 Oak St
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Holiday Atrium at Gainesville

  2431 NW 41st St
Gainesville, FL 32606

Holiday Cherry Laurel

  1009 Concord Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Holiday, The Tremont

  7015 Red Bug Lake Road
Oviedo, FL 32765


  9130 Hypoluxo Road
Lake Worth, FL 33467


Sun Towers Assisted Living

  101 Trinity Lakes Dr.
Sun City Center, FL 33573


American House St Petersburg

  1101 66th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710


American House Fort Myers

  14001 Metro Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33912


Discovery Village At Naples

  8417 Sierra Meadows Blvd.
Naples, FL 34113


Horizon Senior Assisted Living Facility

  4690 NW 113th Ave
Sunrise, FL 33323

Arbor Terrace at Citrus Park

  13810 Sheldon Road
Tampa, FL 33626

Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale

  1031 Seminole Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Cypress Cove

  10200 Cypress Cove Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33908

St. Mark Village

  2655 Nebraska Ave.
Palm Harbor, FL 34684

Freedom Square of Seminole

  7800 Liberty Lane
Seminole, FL 33772

The Oaks of Clearwater

  420 Bay Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33756


The Lakes of Dunedin

  880 Patricia Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698

Truewood by Merrill Port Charlotte

  2500 Aaron Street
Port Charlotte, FL 33952

Crescent Wood

  1800 Harrison Street
Titusville, FL 32780

The Palms of Fort Myers

  2674 Winkler Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901

American House Bonita Springs III

  27301 Foster Lane
Bonita Springs, FL 34135


Discovery Village Vero Beach

  1700 Waterford Dr
Vero Beach, FL 32965


Pebble Springs Retirement Community

  11750 NE 62nd Terrace
Lady Lake, FL 32162


Park Tower Senior Apartments

  5500 NW 69th Ave, Suite #111
Lauderhill, FL 33319


Sonata East at Viera

  4206 Breslay Dr
Melbourne, FL 32940

Zon Beachside

  1894 S Patrick Dr
Satellite Beach, FL 32937

Hampton Manor of Merritt Island

  2250 N Courtenay Pkwy
Merritt Island, FL 32953

The Lenox At Merritt Island

  1200 S Courtenay Pkwy
Merritt Island, FL 32952

Lamplighter Village

  500 Lantern Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32934

Alura Senior Living

  777 Roy Wall Blvd
Rockledge, FL 32955

Swan Lake Estates

  3406 Skimmer Ln
Titusville, FL 32796

Parasol Melbourne

  4881 Dairy Rd
Melbourne, FL 32904

Indian Oaks

  780 Barnes Blvd
Rockledge, FL 32955

Westminster Asbury

  1430 Dixon Blvd
Cocoa, FL 32922

Crane Creek Senior Apartments

  2309 S Babcock St
Melbourne, FL 32901

Clearlake Isles Senior Apartments

  1546 Clearlake Rd, Suite 101
Cocoa, FL 32922

Heritage Isle at Viera

  6800 Legacy Blvd, #6692
Melbourne, FL 32940

The Waters

  2730 South A1A
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

Indian River Colony Club

  1936 Freedom Dr
Melbourne, FL 32940

River Palms

  200 S Banana River Dr
Merritt Island, FL 32952

Lakes of Melbourne

  4000 Hollywood Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32904

Maplewood Village

  201 Cape Ave
Cocoa, FL 32926

Hickory Pointe Apartments

  2700 Carlson Cir
Melbourne, FL 32901

Beach Cove

  6200 99th St
Sebastian, FL 32958

Island Lakes

  4499 Wood Stork Dr
Merritt Island, FL 32953

Southlake Towers

  5501 Pinewood Dr
Palm Bay, FL 32905

Pelican Bay

  8600 US-1
Micco, FL 32976

Venue at Viera Senior Living

  2700 Anneleigh Circle Viera
Melbourne, FL 32940

Palm Lake Estates

  1000 Fell Rd
West Melbourne, FL 32904

The Goldton at Venice

  108 Bella Verde Blvd.
Nokomis, FL 34275


Elancé at Boynton Beach

  10605 Jog Rd
Boynton Beach, FL 33437


Elancé Sarasota

  3260 Lake Pointe Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34231


Elancé at Pasadena

  1255 Pasadena Ave. S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33707


Mama Llama

  1074 Hyacinth Pl
Wellington, FL 33414


Hampton Manor of Cape Coral

  1906 Skyline Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33991


Hampton Manor of Punta Gorda

  10211 Tamiami Trail
Punta Gorda, FL 33950


The Palms of Sebring

  725 S Pine St
Sebring, FL 33870


Wellington Bay

  10430 Stable Lane
Wellington, FL 33414


Inspired Living Royal Palm Beach

  11911 Southern Blvd.
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411


Inspired Living Delray Beach

  14100 Via Flora
Delray Beach, FL 33445


Seaside Hallandale Beach Senior Living

  2091 S Ocean Drive
Hallandale, FL 33009


Allegro Boynton Beach

  11450 Hagen Ranch Rd
Boynton Beach, FL 33437

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.