Cities with Independent Living Communities in Missouri

Grand South Senior Apartments

  3530 Winnebago Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

Friendship Village Chesterfield

  15201 Olive Boulevard
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Mount Carmel Senior Living

  723 First Capitol Dr
Saint Charles, MO 63301

Friendship Village Sunset Hills

  12563 Village Circle Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63127

Kingswood Senior Living Community

  10000 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64114

Foxwood Springs

  1500 W. Foxwood Drive
Raymore, MO 64083

The Cambridge

  2900 S Jefferson
Springfield, MO 65807

Orchid Terrace

  4474 Butler Hill Road
St. Louis, MO 63128

Briarcrest Estates

  14525 Clayton Road
Ballwin, MO 63011

Solstice Senior Living at Columbia

  109 N Keene Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Brookdale Creve Coeur

  1 New Ballas Place
Creve Coeur, MO 63146

Solstice Senior Living at Lee's Summit

  1098 NE Independence Avenue
Lee's Summit, MO 64086

The Fremont Senior Living

  1520 E. Bates St.
Springfield, MO 65804

The Waterford at Ironbridge

  1131 E Lakewood
Springfield, MO 65810

The Montclair Senior Living

  1000 East Montclair
Springfield, MO 65807

The Homestead at Hickory View

  1481 Marbach Dr
Washington, MO 63090

Crestview Senior Living

  8660 Grant Rd
Crestwood, MO 63123

Gambrill Gardens

  1 Strecker Road
Ellisville, MO 63011

Solstice Senior Living at Fenton

  1393 Bowles Avenue
Fenton, MO 63026

Cedarhurst of Tesson Heights

  12335 West Bend Drive
St. Louis, MO 63128

Fairwinds - River's Edge

  600 River's Edge Drive
St. Charles, MO 63303

The Watermark at St. Peters

  363 Jungermann Road
St. Peters, MO 63376

Riverstone Retirement

  9000 North Congress Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64153


John Knox Village East

  1201 West 19th Street
Higginsville, MO 64037

Garden Village

  8550 N Granby Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64154

Country Squire

  1602 Buckingham Street
St. Joseph, MO 64506

Brookdale Wornall Place

  501 W. 107th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114

The Villa at Riverwood

  1 Pratt Place
Florissant, MO 63031

Brentmoor Retirement Community

  8600 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63124


Elliott Place Senior Living

  9540 E 75th St.
Raytown, MO 64138


Corby Place

  422 Felix St.
St. Joseph, MO 64501


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.