Cities with Independent Living Communities in Illinois

Church Creek

  1250 West Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Dimensions Living Burr Ridge

  6801 High Grove Boulevard
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

American House Cedarlake

  14804 S. Van Dyke Road
Plainfield, IL 60544



  800 Audubon Way
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Monarch Landing

  2255 Monarch Drive
Naperville, IL 60563

The Oaks at Bartlett

  825 Carillon Drive
Bartlett, IL 60103

Brookdale Lisle

  1700 Robin Lane
Lisle, IL 60532

Lincolnwood Place

  7000 North McCormick Blvd.
Lincolnwood, IL 60712


  200 Wyndemere Circle
Wheaton, IL 60187

Sunrise at Fountain Square

  2210 Fountain Square Drive
Lombard, IL 60148

Lexington Square - Lombard

  555 Foxworth Boulevard
Lombard, IL 60148

Brookdale Hoffman Estates

  1515 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

Cedarhurst of Godfrey

  1000 Airport Rd
Godfrey, IL 62035

Asbury Village

  5201 Asbury Avenue
Godfrey, IL 62035

Cedarhurst of Troy

  39 Dorothy Drive
Troy, IL 62294

Bickford of Springfield

  2451 West White Oaks Drive
Springfield, IL 62704

Cedarhurst of Pekin

  2700 South 14th Street
Pekin, IL 61554

Cedarhurst of Washington

  100 Grand Victorian Place
Washington, IL 61571

Bickford of Rockford

  960 North Mulford
Rockford, IL 61107

Morningside of Sterling

  2705 Avenue E
Sterling, IL 61081

StoryPoint Naperville

  504 North River Road
Naperville, IL 60563

Decatur Primrose

  1145 West Arbor Drive
Decatur, IL 62526

Brookdale Lake View

  3121 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60657

Brookdale Lake Shore Drive

  2960 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60657

Brookdale Northbrook

  4501 Concord Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062

Brookdale Des Plaines

  800 S. River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Lake Barrington Woods

  22320 Classic Court
Lake Barrington, IL 60010

Autumn Green at Wright Campus

  4239 North Oak Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634

Autumn Green at Midway Village

  6700 South Keating Avenue
Chicago, IL 60629

StoryPoint Libertyville

  901 Florsheim Dr
Libertyville, IL 60048

Randall Residence of McHenry

  3300 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes

  10 E. Hawthorn Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Brookdale Oak Park

  1111 Ontario Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Brookdale Glen Ellyn

  60 N. Nicoll Ave.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Montvale Estates

  2601 Montvale Drive
Springfield, IL 62704

The Atrium of Belleville

  201 S. Belt West
Belleville, IL 62220


Curtis Creek

  823 S 36th Street
Quincy, IL 62301

Blair House

  1200 E College Avenue
Normal, IL 61761

Independence Village

  1201 West Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614

Randall Residence of Decatur

  1415 West Mound Road
Decatur, IL 62526

The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

  5333 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60640

Solstice Senior Living at Palatine

  55 S Greeley
Palatine, IL 60067

Solstice Senior Living at Joliet

  901 Essington Road
Joliet, IL 60435

Brenden Gardens

  900 East Southwind Road
Springfield, IL 62703

Lexington Square - Elmhurst

  400 West Butterfield Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Simple Comfort Retirement Home

  2412 Becker Drive
Peru, IL 61354

Addington Place of Shiloh

  429 S Main Street
Shiloh, IL 62269

Rock Run Place

  3315 Executive Drive
Joliet, IL 60431

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.

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