Renting senior apartments offers the greatest flexibility. When renting, your savings can be used for other investments rather than home purchase. (Check with your financial advisors.) Statistics show about 25% of seniors rent and the numbers have been increasing. Many newer senior apartment communities look like modern condos. Apartment living can be very upscale. Read the review.
55+ apartments are for active adult living and may include a clubhouse, a pool, spa, tennis court, fitness center, recreation, social events, and more.
Yes, the 55 plus apartments listed here are market-rate. Market rate means the senior apartment is priced at what the market will bear. If you are looking for low income senior housing, go to age-restricted low income rentals on this site. Your income must qualify and there may be other requirements.
Go to Separate Pages for Long Island:
Highland Towns within 15 miles of Highland: Poughkeepsie, Milton, Clintondale, Lloyd, Hyde Park, Fairview, New Paltz
$$$ Vineyard Commons - Highland is a small town on the West bank of the Hudson River - 2- and 3-bedroom luxury apartments in the Hudson Valley wine country - indoor pool and spa, walking trails. W/D, hardwood floors (verify). Pricing starts $2000's (verify rents as they can change).
300 Vineyard Ave. - 914-610-3662
Mount vernon Towns within 15 miles of Highland: Poughkeepsie, Milton, Clintondale, Lloyd, Hyde Park, Fairview, New Paltz/ Transit: Near Metro North
$$/$ Lohman Village - Mount Vernon - Village-styled community of rental town homes at The Wartburg - Clubhouse and beautiful gardens and gazebos on 36 acres. Also, now: affordable senior housing apartments. Homes: Townhomes and apartments; Services: Independent living, Assisted living, in-home care, memory care, respite, nursing home, adult day care, rehab, caregiver support; Entry fee: No - you can have continuing care with no entrance fee. Awards: Best Nursing Home - One Wartburg Place Mount Vernon (Westchester) NY, - 914-513-5444
Peekskill Towns around Peekskill: Cortlandt, Buchanan, Montrose/ Transportation: Train to NYC (41 miles), bus service/ Healthcare: Hudson Valley, VA Hudson Valley $$ Drum Hill Senior Living - Peekskill - Independent living for 62+ with services - meals, housekeeping, beauty salon, activities - 120 studios and 1 and 2-BR apts - building is a historic landmark that overlooks the Hudson River. 90 Ringgold St., Peekskill - 914-788-8860
Clifton park $$ Bentley Condominiums - 20 miles to Saratoga Springs - Rent or buy condos - luxury 1 and 2 bedrooms in 4-story building - Fitness, card room, community center. Rents start $1400's for a 2-bedroom (verify as rents can change).
Saratoga springs The Summit of Saratoga - Independent apartment community for 55+ with wellness programs, concierge, Lifelong Learning, pool and more. 3-story building of 110 1- and 2-bedroom apartments featuring granite counters, washer/dryer, balcony or patio, garage available, and more. Minutes to downtown Saratoga for dining and shopping. Senior living with no entrance fee. Summit also has communities in nearby Glenville and Greenbush. 1 Perry Rd., Saratoga Springs - 518-430-2136
Syracuse $$ Brookdale Summerfield - Syracuse NY - By Brookdale Senior Living. - Independent living in garden apartments that look and feel like home in the countryside. Ph: 315-329-6593 - 100 Summerfield Village La., Syracuse
Buffalo $$ Amberleigh at Williamsville - Buffalo suburb rental retirement - 23 landscaped acres - no entry fees - Ph: 716-689-4555
Greece, ny senior apartments $$ Fleming Point by Holiday Retirement at Greece, NY - Ph: 585-262-4090
Amherst $$ Montgomery Park at Amherst by Holiday Retirement Corp. Apartment homes with services. - Ph: 716-688-7880
Gerry $$ Heritage Village Retirement Campus - Gerry, NY cottages and apartments on a rural 100-acre campus - Ph: 716-985-6839
Auburn $$$ Schooner Estates - Auburn - central Maine Independent and assisted living - 24 hr security - 1 and 2-bedrooms. Ph: 207-784-2900 - 200 Stetson Rd.
East hampstead $ East Village Apartments - E. Hampstead NH by Lewis builders - all non-smoking units - one-bedroom starts $700's/mo. (verify) - by Lewis Builders - Ph: 603-362-5333
Hampton Appleton Oaks is located in the Seacoast area less than an hour drive from Boston near Portsmouth and 5 minutes to coast. Good for when you want an apartment that feels like a home. Comprised of contemporary-styled luxury low-level 1- and 2-bedrooms in elevator buildings. Some amenities:
241 Drakeside Rd., Hampton - 603-758-1201 - Open weekly during office hours or weekends by appointment.
Dover $$ Maple Suites Independent living by Holiday - Dover - Apartments offer help with meals, housekeeping and more. Near Portsmouth. By Holiday Apartment Communities - Ph: 603-319-4011 - 30 Holiday Dr., Dover, NH
West lebanon $$ The Ridge at Quail Hollow - 232 1 and 2-bedroom market rate and affordable apartments for ages 62+ starting $600's (affordable) and $1100's (market rate). The most recent phase, The Ridge, is slightly higher rents. (Verify as rents can change.) Part of Quail Hollow which also has owned cottage homes. Recreation and social activities and more. LL Bean is located here as well as Dartmouth College. 69 Lily Lane - 603-653-3000 Ext. 2 for more information
Middletown $$ Heritage Commons - by Bridgestone Realty Corporation - Middletown - Phone: 800-572-1221
West Hartford $$ Chatfield by Brookdale Senior Living at West Hartford - 11 acres off of interstate 84 - walk to shopping and restaurants. Studio, 1 and 2 bedroom. Independent living. Brookdale has 547 properties in 35 states. Ph: 860-561-1669 - West Hartford
Boston area-quincy $$ River Bay Club - Quincy in Boston area - Independent and assisted living in medium-rise building. Some views of Quincy Bay. Ph: 617-472-4457 - 99 Brackett St., Quincy, MA
Ledgewood $ Lakeside Village Ledgewood - Affordable by Continental Properties - Ph: 973-584-0004
Woodbridge Township $$ Woodbridge Hills - Woodbridge Township - Middlesex County - on 21.7 acres - active lifestyle for renters by Continental Properties - 1 and 2 br units. Ph: 732-636-5190
Edison $ Village Court Seniors by Continental in Edison - affordable - Ph: 877-421-3863 ext. 81294
Cinnaminson $$ Siena Leasing - 470 Rte 130, Cinnaminson, NJ - Commute to Philadelphia -This is a condo development with a group of them for rent. 2-bedroom plans. See our review of this elegant development. Check for availability. Cove Property Management. Ph: 856-786-0252 - 1411 Siena Dr., Cinnaminson, NJ
West Deptford - Gloucester county $$$ Cove - Located within the RiverWinds golf community for 55+ - The latest interior upgrades such as quartz kitchen counters (verify). 1 and 2-bedrooms and penthouses. In-home washer/dryer, gas range, balconies, resident lounge and garage parking. 370 Grove Ave., West Deptford - Open M-F daily except lunch hour - Call 856-845-3331
Bucks County $$ Heathergate at Oxford Valley - Luxury apts on 17 acres in lower Bucks County - Amenities include clubhouse, pool, recreation, social activities and more. Contemporary style and modern conveniences. 8101 Font Hill Court, Langhorne - 267-202-0034
Lehigh Valley $$ Horizons at the Village at Whitehall - 2 and 3-bedroom luxury apts - Amenities include community center, pool, spa and more. 3108 St. Stephens Lane, Whitehall - 855-627-8985 (leasing)
Pittsburgh/Western Pa area Several retirement communities by UPMC Retirement Villages developed by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Ph: 1-800-324-5523 - General information
$Bridgeview - Small community of 1 bedrooms on a 12-month lease. 62+ or disabled. By Conifer Living.
513 Main St.,Emlenton - 724-867-0663
Philadelphia $ Walnut Park Plaza - Philadelphia - 55+ building with elevators - studio, 1 and 2-bedroom units with hardwood floors and free utilities (verify). Front desk operates 24 hours. Low Income. Ph: 215-474-6300 - 6250 Walnut Street
Montgomery county $$$ Canvas - Those looking for an award-winning luxurious apartment community with senior living enhancements that make it feel like home may find it here. 101 Bryce Lane, King of Prussia, Pa. - 484-403-4397 - Call for Tour
$$$ - The Merion - North Shore - Evanston - Fully furnished studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. Start prices are $2000's/month with 13-month lease (verify as rents can change). Tower of 65 apartments with Saltwater Indoor pool (verify). 1611 Chicago Ave., Evanston - 877-343-0506 - Daily Tours
Springfield $ Cedar Point Apartments - There is a senior building with elevator in this complex - swim pool, tennis, community center, w/d hookups. 1666 Seven Pines Rd., Springfield - Open M-F, Sat. by appt. 888-698-2192
Rantoul (Champagne/Urbana area) $$ Twin Lakes - Villas with 1-car garages, full-size w/d in each home - community room, business center, and library. Walking trails. Central air. 405 Twin Lakes Dr. - 888-210-8591
Dubuque Applewood Sr Apts I and II - Affordable apartments at 3125 and 3175 Pennsylvania Avenue, Dubuque, IA
Cleveland Cornerstone - Cleveland - by NRP Group
Huron The Reserve at Lakeview Landing - Midrise elevator building of 1 and 2-bedroom units and villas. Desirable location. Newest amenities such as porches and island kitchens (verify). Community room and more. Ph: 866-245-1477
Solon $ Carrington Court - Solon, Ohio - 1 and 2 BR apts from $900's (verify). Luxury features. 20 miles to Cleveland. Washer/dryers in apt. and walk-in closets. More luxury features. Ph: 440-248-1815 - 34500 Brookmeade Court
Parma $ Parma East - Parma, Ohio - 1 and 2 bedrooms from $500's for 62+ - one year lease - Open daily, weekends by appt. Ph: 440-888-1044 - 2401 Snow Rd.
Toledo Collingwood Green retirement community - One and two-bedroom, garden-styled, in elevator building. Clubhouse features Fitness Center, Business Center and Library. Near historic district. Central air. Views. Phase 1 and 2. Income limits. Division Street. Ph: 877-904-0924
Twinsburg $ Arbor Glen - Twinsburg - 1 and 2 BR's from $900's - Heated indoor pool and spa, clubhouse and more. 25 miles to Cleveland. - Ph: 330-963-3360 - 2639 Arbor Glen Dr. - Open Daily
Milwaukee Towns around Milwaukee: Brown Deer, Waukesha, Bayside, Glendale, Shorewood, West Allis, Southgate, Cudahy, Greendale, Greenfield, New Berlin, Wauwatosa, Menomonee Falls, Brookfield, Muskego.
Wichita Reflection Ridge - Wichita - 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apts - No smoking - spa/fitness - month-to-month leases. Near golf. Some meals and housekeeping. Country club ambience. 2300 No. Tyler Rd., Wichita - Phone: 316-854-5053
Columbus, Indiana Central Park Place - one and two bedroom units in a 3-story building. Central air. Fitness Center, activities and more. Affordable housing. Ph: 877-328-2498 - 13th St. and Michigan Avenue
Kokomo The Residences at Washington Street - 54 1 and 2-bedrooms apts. in elevator building - Community activity area, Fitness Center, Business Center. Secured intercom. Full-size washer/dryer. From $400's-$700's (income restrictions). 400 N. Washington Street, Kokomo - Ph: 866-835-2760
Muncie The Lofts at Roberts - One and two bedroom apartments - open floor plans with spacious bedrooms and bath. Community areas, activities, Fitness and more. From $400's. 420 So. High St., Muncie - Ph: 888-216-0384
Sun City West The Madison - Sun City West by Holiday
Glendale Thunderbird Retirement Resort - Glendale - Ph: 602-938-0414
Peoria Casa Del Rio - Peoria - Ph: 623-974-4700
Las Vegas Area
The following are by Overture Carefree Living - Las Vegas. Please verify all information and prices as it can change.
Note: These rental communities allow pets upon approval. They welcome snowbirds and some have short-term leases.
For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please personally check all information.
Albuquerque Albuquerque Grand - Independent living with assisted living available. On-site meals and housekeeping. Also beauty/barber shop. Activities. Need extra help? It is available at this senior living community at additional cost if you need it. High-rise building with many floor plans. 1501 Tijeras Ave. NE, Albuquerque - 505-842-1972
Houston Senior Living Communities
Austin Area and the Hill Country
The Texas hill country is popular for senior living:
Boulder Brookdale in Boulder - Several senior communities for independent living in Boulder.
Broomfield The Avenues at Crofton Park - 30 minutes to Denver - Award-winning for design - 1, 2 and 3-bedroom luxury apartments and cottages starting $2200's - Amenities include certain utilities, underground parking, bi-weekley housekeeping, full-size w/d, activities and more. 12431 King Court - 720-328-9548 - Open daily (Sunday by appt.)
See article on Fort Collins' need for senior housing.
Colorado Springs Affinity - Studios to 2-bedrooms starting from $1140. - Attend an event to see or just call to view - outstanding array of amenities. 3755 Tutt Blvd., Colorado Springs - 844-314-0889
Lafayette (near Boulder) Affinity at Lafayette - Rent includes utilities, TV, Wifi (verify) - Studios start $1220; also, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments - 20 minutes to Boulder. Luxury amenities include pool and more. 860 W. Baseline Rd., Lafayette - Call 855-668-4045 to view.
Washington, DC senior apartments
Humphrey Management Specializes in managing senior apartments throughout the DC metropolitan area and other states. Some of their many senior apartments in Maryland are:
Please see Maryland Low Income Apartments for more.
Prince George's County
See more of their communities on their website:
Baltimore and area apartments for seniors
Also see low income apartments in Baltimore.
La Plata $ The Maples - La Plata - 1 and 2-bedroom apartments convenient to shopping in this far southern Maryland location. 101 Wesley Dr., La Plata
$ The Maples - La Plata - 1 and 2-bedroom apartments convenient to shopping in this far southern Maryland location. 101 Wesley Dr., La Plata
Myrtle Beach Garden City Beach Duplex Apartments - Garden City Beach Myrtle Beach area - by Jensen Communities - 20 apartments for over 55 inside the Ocean Pines manufactured homes community. Year lease. Beautiful community with lakes, clubhouse, pool. Garden City Beach Duplex See our review of Ocean Pines by Jensen in Myrtle Beach.
Fayetteville Carolina Highlands - Fayetteville - I've had at least one visitor tell me this is a great place to live but you must visit and find out for yourself. These are purchase condos but they recently have decided to have some for leasing out. So hurry in to see what's available in 1, 2 or 3 bedroom floor plans. On 100 scenic acres.
Huntersville (Charlotte area)
The Glens at Birkdale Commons - Huntersville NC - Yes you can find rental villas. This one for over 55 in North Carolina is located 14 miles from Charlotte. 1 and 2-bedroom villas - Activity calendar includes lifelong learning classes, exercise classes, cooking demos, and more. If you have adult children working in the Charlotte area, this is perfect to be near yet out of Charlotte or for anyone wanting easy access to an active urban life nearby.
Brevard $College Walk retirement community - Brevard, NC - Limited number of short-term rental furnished 1-bedroom apartments for seniors also available includes one meal - Moderately priced. Views of Blue Ridge Mountains - elegant senior living.
Rocky Mount $Woodhawk Senior Apartments - 1 and 2 bedrooms in rural location an hour from Raleigh. 1836 Woodcrest Circle - 252-442-9240
Augusta Augusta Spring - 1730 Sibley Rd Ste 31 - Augusta - 706-733-9221
Macon metro area Water Tower Park - Single-level villas from $500's - Full-size w/d - step-in shower - central air - community room. Income restrictions. 315 W. Clinton St., Gray, Ga. - Call now 866-694-2699
Little Rock Andover Place by Holiday Retirement at Little Rock - there are other Holiday communities in Arkansas as well for an active living lifestyle.
Birmingham Town Village Vestavia Hills - Vestavia Hills Southeast of Birmingham - spacious and upscale independent living apartments - quaint country feeling with walking trails - beautiful indoor pool, wellness, and massage therapy room. 2385 Dolly Ridge Rd., Birmingham - 205-979-2702
Mobile University Oaks - Mobile - by Holiday - Ph: 251-661-7733
Northport Merrill Gardens - at Northport 78 senior living apartments - see website for communities across U.S.
Pineville Arbor Hill Senior Apts - 388 E. Shamrock Ave., Pineville, LA - 318-321-1988
Knoxville Parkview Senior Apartments - Knoxville by Holiday - Sherrill Hills - Knoxville - luxury studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units - month to month rent. Area extensive walk trails - some meals and hskpg included in rent but no buy-in fee.
271 Moss Grove Blvd., Knoxville - Phone: 865-622-4059
Memphis senior apartment community Robinwood - Bartlett - (Memphis) studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units - light housekeeping - Month to month rental - no smoking - will add art studio (verify) Amenities include spa, restaurant, etc. Phone: 901-300-3832
Tacoma B Rrookdale Allenmore - Tacoma by Brookdale - views of Mt Rainier - apartments with meals, housekeeping, activities and more. Ph: 253-275-0370 - 2010 South Union Avenue
Mukilteo Harbour Pointe - Mukilteo - 25 minutes north of Seattle - top retirement town by Money Magazine - studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartment homes with month/month rent - activities - Location: Ph: 425-493-8555 - 10200 Harbour Place - Mukilteo
Fidalgo Island By same developer - Retire to an island: - Cap Sante Corte - Fidalgo Island - Studio, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments with pull cords and entire building on one level. Month-to-month rentals; amenities include activities, beauty/barber salons, hand/foot care, weekly housekeeping, linens, meals, and more. Ferry transportation to other islands and Island Hospital and medical offices within minutes. Ph: 360-293-8088 - 1111 32nd St., Anacortes
Mount Vernon Logan Creek - In Mount Vernon - Studio, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments with meals and housekeeping; month to month rental; studios start $1360 (always verify rent rates as they can change) - activities calendar, style salon and more. Ph: 360-428-0222 - 2311 East Division Street, Mount Vernon
The city rail system makes getting around Portland easy and fun. Read our article about Portland.
Milwaukee Vineyard Place - By Holiday Retirement in Milwaukee, Oregon - Quaint neighborhood in park-like setting. Festival of Oregon Bing Cherries.
Salem Fountains at Hidden Lakes - 1 and 2 BR apts and cottages Ph: 503-588-2922
Tgard Summerfield Retirement Estates by Holiday - Meals, guest rooms, housekeeping, pool, exercise room, walking paths, golf. Phone: 503-620-8160
Roseburg Garden Valley - Southwest Oregon since 1984. 2 acres of hillside overlooking valley. Small town living. Area offers fishing. By Holiday. 541-378-4411 - 1800 Hughwood, Roseburg, Oregon
Newberg Astor House at Springbrook Oaks - Oregon wine country. Between Portland and the Coast. Newberg Hospital nearby. 5-star master chef - 3 meals. By Holiday. Phone: 503-537-2658 - 3801 Hayes St., Newberg
Medford Royal Oake Retirement Residence in Medford, Oregon - Studios, deluxe studios and 1- and 2-bedrooms. Also, companion suites. Month-to-month rental with services. 541-702-1811 - 2180 Poplar Dr., Medford
Boise Brookdale Boise Park Center - scenic views of mountains and Loggers Creek River by Brookdale. Independent and assisted living. 767 East Parkcenter Blvd., Boise - 208-403-0388
Which type of apartment is right for you? Besides age-restricted rental apartment communities with market-rate pricing, listed above, there are other categories of apartments for 55+:Top of page