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There are a total of 450 senior housing options in Arkansas. Some people may refer to them as Arkansas senior apartments or Arkansas 55+ apartments while others may think of them as Arkansas senior living communities. Costs for senior housing vary in Arkansas, depending on how luxurious the apartment complex / senior community is, as well as what area the apartments are located in. Senior living complexes in Arkansas may include both independent living apartments without any additional services, as well as assisted living apartments that help Arkansas residents with daily living activities. There are both low-income or income based and other apartments for seniors in Arkansas. Older adult apartments in Arkansas may also be part of larger Arkansas continuing care facilities. Many senior living apartments in Arkansas are pet friendly. If you are wondering, how do I find senior apartments near me in Arkansas, please use our Arkansas senior housing locator above or browse by city / county below.

Arkansas is a smaller state in the south with only 3 million residents as of last year. Its diverse territory offers everything that active senior citizens and 55+ adults can wish for, including mountainous regions of the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains and the densely forested area referred to as the Arkansas Timberlands along with the Arkansas Delta and Mississippi river that flows into the state.

Fittingly, there is a little of everything to do here depending if seniors want to live in a more rural, mountainous city or prefer to reside by where more of the action is, like busy places such as Little Rock, Pine Bluff, Jonesboro, Fayetteville, Springdale or Fort Smith.

Types of Senior Living Apartments in Arkansas

Along with its territory, the state of Arkansas features a variety of senior apartments for rent along with more tradition housing in the forms of shared independent communities branded as condos or townhomes. And, because Arkansas has a lower cost of living than most states in America, you will also spend less on senior housing here too.

Senior living facilities in Arkansas generally provide open floor plans that are designed specifically for retirees and the elderly. The floors are traditionally constructed to be non-slip with other handicap features such as boarding ramps to the entrance and single-story units so traveling upstairs is a non-issue.

Arkansas senior housing and apartments also include other amenities like a fitness center, community center for games, meetings and other events, along with small grass areas in the commons for your pet, if the complex allows animals such as dogs or cats.

Low Income Senior Housing in Arkansas

The state of Arkansas is within the Top 10 of the Most Affordable Housing for Seniors in the United States. The average cost for independent living communities in Arkansas (not including assisted living facilities) is just over $2,000 per month. Low income seniors living on a fixed income can find apartments in Arkansas that cost just over $1,000 per month, and those with a little more to spend can live in luxury senior apartment units that max out at $3,500 per month (a figure that is around the national average for other states).

Senior living in Arkansas is more expensive in the Little Rock and Pine Bluff areas because they are two of the more sought-after cities to live in. More reasonable prices for senior living apartments can be found in the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers metropolitan area as well as more small-town, rural sections of Arkansas. Regardless, with an average home value of only $114,200, affordable senior housing for rent in Arkansas is plentiful and everywhere!

The biggest misconception is that there is little to do in Arkansas. The state actually has a surprising number of outdoor recreational opportunities for 55+ retirees and is often overlooked when compared to other states in the south. Hunting and golf are especially popular in “The Natural State”. If you are seeking a quality senior housing complex with cheap prices and plenty to do outside than you are probably overlooking Arkansas senior living facilities.

Need a place that supports pets where other residents have pets that your dog or cat can mingle with? There are many pet-friendly independent living complexes throughout Arkansas, but make sure you check with management prior to signing a lease to understand regulations, restrictions and any extra fees associated with bringing a pet with you. 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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