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There are a total of 528 senior housing options in Alabama. Some people may refer to them as Alabama senior apartments or Alabama 55+ apartments while others may think of them as Alabama senior living communities. Costs for senior housing vary in Alabama, depending on how luxurious the apartment complex / senior community is, as well as what area the apartments are located in. Senior living complexes in Alabama may include both independent living apartments without any additional services, as well as assisted living apartments that help Alabama residents with daily living activities. There are both low-income or income based and other apartments for seniors in Alabama. Older adult apartments in Alabama may also be part of larger Alabama continuing care facilities. Many senior living apartments in Alabama are pet friendly. If you are wondering, how do I find senior apartments near me in Alabama, please use our Alabama senior housing locator above or browse by city / county below.

Alabama, also known as the Yellowhammer State and the “Heart of Dixie”, is an affordable state for senior housing and senior living apartments. The 24th most populous state in the U.S. has lower than average monthly costs for senior housing, assisted living, nursing homes and other types of senior living.

55+ and 62+ senior housing in Alabama is readily available whether seeking residence in the state’s capital city Montgomery, its most populous (Birmingham), historic (Mobile) or biggest in land mass (Huntsville). Several fantastic amenities and services are also provided at most of the top Alabama senior housing complexes, including those that come with assisted living as well as independent living ones.

Alabama Senior Condos/Housing Complexes

What kind of senior housing are you looking for? There is plenty of variety and options to select from in the state of Alabama. The choices represent everything from small to midsize apartments for seniors, condos, townhouses, community-based senior complexes as well as assisted living centers and nursing homes.

Layouts are specifically designed for seniors with open and accessible floor plans. Many of the units do not include staircases and several provide handicap ramps to the front or back entrance. Style is not compromised, however, as the units remain elegant, clean and very comfortable.

Affordable Senior Housing in Alabama

Senior apartments for rent in the state of Alabama are priced below the national medium and are perfect for seniors with low income. The costs for senior housing in Alabama range from $900 to $5,760 each month with the average annual cost totaling $34,728. This is well below the national senior living average of $3,500 per month and total cost of $42,000 per year.

The metro area around Decatur is well regarded and reputable as one of the best areas in Alabama for 55+ and 62+ senior housing, yet also the most expensive. Monthly rates are expected to be higher in this region of the state yet the layouts and extra features are excellent. Here you can expect to pay up to $73,000 per year, though far cheaper options are also available if you opt for senior living apartments in more suburban areas of Alabama.

Low income senior housing in Alabama is especially prominent in and around the Gadsden area. Here, residents typically pay between $30,000 to $42,000 per year yet do not experience a poorer quality of living. For the size of the state, Alabama has a fair amount of assisted living facilities (over 300 listed) and nearly 700 total Alabama senior housing or apartment providers.

One of the best reasons to consider Alabama senior living apartments are all the amenities included with the monthly rate. The best senior apartment complexes in Alabama, which may be part of larger senior living communities, offer linen service, housekeeping, daily meals, activity rooms (with regular scheduled programs), fitness center (with group activities), beauty salons, chapel and massage therapy. It is almost like having your very own city all in one complex!

Do you live with pets? You should also inquire with different senior living facilities in Alabama to see if they are pet-friendly. Several of the top providers allow pets with certain restrictions, and make for a comfy living space for them as well. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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