Independent Senior Housing units are typically multi-unit, apartment-style settings designed and marketed to independent seniors. Room sizes typically range from studio/efficiency units to one- and two-bedroom apartments. Most facilities have a recreation room or common space for social gatherings. There may be a manager available to make referrals, organize social events or assist with independent living. Minimum age limits usually apply in these facilities.

Certain facilities may also require a resident’s annual income to fall within certain guidelines. While these units are not considered subsidized housing, they may offer below-market rental rates if an individual’s or couple’s annual income falls below certain limits.

Also included in these listings are townhomes and condominiums available for purchase. These communities may be entirely age restricted or have a certain percent of the units set aside for seniors.

As in any housing situation, support services may be brought in to assist with daily living. Facilities will differ based on services and amenities offered. Most will offer social activities and interaction with other residents.