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There are a total of 300 senior housing options in Connecticut. Some people may refer to them as Connecticut senior apartments or Connecticut 55+ apartments while others may think of them as Connecticut senior living communities. Costs for senior housing vary in Connecticut, depending on how luxurious the apartment complex / senior community is, as well as what area the apartments are located in. Senior living complexes in Connecticut may include both independent living apartments without any additional services, as well as assisted living apartments that help Connecticut residents with daily living activities. There are both low-income or income based and other apartments for seniors in Connecticut. Older adult apartments in Connecticut may also be part of larger Connecticut continuing care facilities. Many senior living apartments in Connecticut are pet friendly. If you are wondering, how do I find senior apartments near me in Connecticut, please use our Connecticut senior housing locator above or browse by city / county below.

Connecticut, also known as the “Constitution State” and “Land of Steady Habits”, is the southernmost state in New England. It has grown to become one of the more popular states in America with a sizable senior housing community in Connecticut.

The state is the third smallest by land mass yet the fourth most densely populated in America. If you are someone that values land and space, this may not be the place for you, but for many other retirees, Connecticut senior living apartments are incredibly hard to beat.

Because the state is so densely populated, senior apartments for rent in Connecticut represent the primary independent living facilities in the state. Senior living costs are very expensive in Connecticut, as the average senior spends nearly $3,500 per month on senior living, far higher than the national average. In fact, Connecticut represents the fourth highest average monthly cost for senior living apartments in the nation. This has something to do with the state having the highest median average of household income in the country.

The capital city of Hartford is popular with 55+ and 62+ seniors in Connecticut, along with Bridgeport. Though Connecticut is commonly regarded as part of the New England region, some portions are also grouped with the nearby New York and New Jersey “Tri-state area”.

The best places for affordable senior housing in Connecticut (at least by Connecticut standards) are available in Bridgeport, Waterbury, West Haven, New Britain and parts of Hartford. Again, while affordable by Connecticut standards you can still expect to pay more in these cities for senior apartments as compared to the national average.

Best Features of Connecticut Senior Living Facilities

There is a reason why so many 55+ adults want to live in Connecticut, where the cost of living is more than 30 percent higher than the national average. The state is home to wonderful rolling hills, lush woodlands and historic horse farms. Boston and New York City are also within a few hours. The Connecticut river bisects the state, making is one of the most beautiful states on the east coast (which is saying a lot).

As for Connecticut senior living facility amenities, expect terrific service and so many features. The layouts and designs of senior housing complexes in Connecticut are created to provide comfort as well as endure cold east coast winters. Laundry service and a community center and/or fitness center may exist at certain Connecticut senior apartment complexes to offer community activities.

As a result, senior citizens can not only remain physically active but also keep your mind sharp with a variety of games, potlucks, events and other activities.

Additionally, these days many seniors also have pets that are part of their family after their children have moved out of the house. Check to find which senior apartments for rent in Connecticut are pet-friendly in order to bring along your furry friends 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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