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Upon reaching a certain age, many older Americans prefer to be around others who have shared their life experiences. Senior apartment complexes provide ideal settings for seniors who want to live among other seniors. Some older adults move into senior apartment complexes after selling their longtime homes, while others become renters to escape the rigorous tasks of yard work and home repairs. Apartment life requires less labor and responsibility than home ownership; plus, apartment living can encourage social opportunities not present in many neighborhoods.


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Research shows that most seniors prefer to live among others their own age, and senior apartments provide that opportunity. Unlike standard apartments which accept residents of all ages, senior apartment complexes follow federal housing guidelines that allow age restrictions for older residents. Some senior apartment complexes allow residents who are 55 and older, while other senior apartments set minimum age requirements of 62 years old. Living in these complexes, older Americans can live comfortably among their peers.

There are three types of senior apartments: market-rate apartments, luxury rentals and affordable apartments. Market rate apartments mirror the rental rates and styles of standard apartment complexes. Luxury rentals are designed to attract wealthy senior renters who are looking for second homes in addition to primary housing units; these units are much nicer and feature more unique construction and amenities. Affordable apartments are for seniors who cannot afford to pay rent at average market rates. However, affordable apartments are in short supply, especially as the number of people requiring financial aid continues to grow.

Senior apartments are for older adults who don't need any help in their day-to-day lives. Although it's possible for seniors who live in apartments to seek assistance from in-home caregivers, most seniors who require help seek boarding in independent living or residential care centers. People who live in apartments usually cook their own meals, do their own laundry and clean their own homes. Senior apartment living is no different.

Be sure to weigh your options carefully when evaluating senior apartment complexes. There are numerous senior apartments in cities across the country. Pay attention to factors such as stairs, the presence of interior railings and grab bars and whether complexes have on-site managers who can respond in emergency situations. Seniors may also be attracted to complexes with pools, spas, game rooms and other amenities.

Arbor Square Of Northgate - Seattle

Arbor Square Of Northgate offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Bailey Boushay House - Seattle

Bailey Boushay House offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Ballard Manor Retirement Community - Seattle

Ballard Manor Retirement Community offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Bayview Manor - Seattle

Bayview Manor offers Assisted Living, Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Bessie Burton Sullivan Skilled Nursing Facility - Seattle

Bessie Burton Sullivan Skilled Nursing Facility offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Branch Villa Health Care Center - Seattle

Branch Villa Health Care Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Brierwood Home - Seattle

Brierwood Home offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Caroline Kline Galland Home - Seattle

Caroline Kline Galland Home offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Columbia Lutheran Home - Seattle

Columbia Lutheran Home offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Council House - Seattle

Council House offers Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Crista Assisted Living - Seattle

Crista Assisted Living offers a Retirement Community, Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Crista Nursing Center - Seattle

Crista Nursing Center offers a Retirement Community, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Cristwood Retirement Community - Seattle

Cristwood Retirement Community offers Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Daystar Retirement Village - Seattle

Daystar Retirement Village offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Elder Health Northwest Supportive - Seattle

Elder Health Northwest Supportive offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Emeritus - Seattle

Emeritus offers a Retirement Community, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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First Hill Care Center - Seattle

First Hill Care Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Firwood Home Assisted Living - Seattle

Firwood Home Assisted Living offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Fleming Home - Seattle

Fleming Home offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Fleming Home West - Seattle

Fleming Home West offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Foss Home And Village - Seattle

Foss Home And Village offers Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Foundation House At Northgate - Seattle

Foundation House At Northgate offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Four Freedoms House Of Seattle - Seattle

Four Freedoms House Of Seattle offers Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Fred Lind Manor - Seattle

Fred Lind Manor offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Greenwood Park Care Center - Seattle

Greenwood Park Care Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Heritage House At The Market - Seattle

Heritage House At The Market offers Assisted Living, a Retirement Community, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Hilltop House Retirement Home - Seattle

Hilltop House Retirement Home offers Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Horizon House - Seattle

Horizon House offers Assisted Living, a Retirement Community, Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Ida Culver House - Seattle

Ida Culver House offers Assisted Living, a Retirement Community, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Ida Culver House Broadview - Seattle

Ida Culver House Broadview offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Ida Culver House Broadview-Ncc - Seattle

Ida Culver House Broadview-Ncc offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Ihs Of Seattle - Seattle

Ihs Of Seattle offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Jacobsen House - Seattle

Jacobsen House offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Kawabe Memorial House - Seattle

Kawabe Memorial House offers Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Keystone Congregrate Care - Seattle

Keystone Congregrate Care offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Kin On Health Care Center - Seattle

Kin On Health Care Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Legacy House - Seattle

Legacy House offers Assisted Living, Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Life Care Of West Seattle - Seattle

Life Care Of West Seattle offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Meadowbrook Extended Center - Seattle

Meadowbrook Extended Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Merrill Gardens - Seattle

Merrill Gardens offers a Retirement Community, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Merrill Gardens At Northgate - Seattle

Merrill Gardens At Northgate offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Nikkei Manor Assisted Living Facility - Seattle

Nikkei Manor Assisted Living Facility offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Norse Home Retirement Center - Seattle

Norse Home Retirement Center offers Assisted Living, Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Northgate Plaza - Seattle

Northgate Plaza offers Assisted Living, a Retirement Community, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Northgate Rehabilation Center - Seattle

Northgate Rehabilation Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Northhaven Ii Assisted Living - Seattle

Northhaven Ii Assisted Living offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Northhaven Retirement - Seattle

Northhaven Retirement offers Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Northwest Hospital Skilled Nursing - Seattle

Northwest Hospital Skilled Nursing offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Nw Hospital Skill Nursing - Seattle

Nw Hospital Skill Nursing offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Park Shore - Seattle

Park Shore offers Assisted Living, a Retirement Community, Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Providence Mount Saint Vincent - Seattle

Providence Mount Saint Vincent offers Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Queen Anne Care Center - Seattle

Queen Anne Care Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Queen Anne Manor - Seattle

Queen Anne Manor offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Sea Mar Community Care Center - Seattle

Sea Mar Community Care Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Seattle Keiro Center - Seattle

Seattle Keiro Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Seattle Med And Rehab Center - Seattle

Seattle Med And Rehab Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Swedish Medical Center - Seattle

Swedish Medical Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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The Hearthstone - Seattle

The Hearthstone offers Assisted Living, a Retirement Community, Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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The Kenney Presbyterian Home - Seattle

The Kenney Presbyterian Home offers Assisted Living, a Retirement Community, Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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The Lakeshore - Seattle

The Lakeshore offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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The Perry At Cabrini Center - Seattle

The Perry At Cabrini Center offers Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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The Summit At First Hill - Seattle

The Summit At First Hill offers Assisted Living, Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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The Theodora Home - Seattle

The Theodora Home offers Independent Living/Senior Apartments, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Transitional Resources Assisted Living - Seattle

Transitional Resources Assisted Living offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Viewpoint On Queen Anne - Seattle

Viewpoint On Queen Anne offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Vincent House - Seattle

Vincent House offers Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Washington Center Comp Rehab - Seattle

Washington Center Comp Rehab offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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Washington House Retirement And Assisted Living - Seattle

Washington House Retirement And Assisted Living offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Seattle, WA.
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