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There are a total of 3097 senior housing options in Florida. Some people may refer to them as Florida senior apartments or Florida 55+ apartments while others may think of them as Florida senior living communities. Costs for senior housing vary in Florida, depending on how luxurious the apartment complex / senior community is, as well as what area the apartments are located in. Senior living complexes in Florida may include both independent living apartments without any additional services, as well as assisted living apartments that help Florida residents with daily living activities. There are both low-income or income based and other apartments for seniors in Florida. Older adult apartments in Florida may also be part of larger Florida continuing care facilities. Many senior living apartments in Florida are pet friendly. If you are wondering, how do I find senior apartments near me in Florida, please use our Florida senior housing locator above or browse by city / county below.

Florida Senior Apartments

For a long time now, Florida has been considered the ultimate destination for retirees seeking to relocate to independent living communities with a warm climate in the later years of their life. In fact, California is probably the only other state in the nation that can even compare to the attraction of Florida for seniors, and even then, it lacks the lower cost of living Florida has to offer.

Florida is the third most populous state in America and the eighth most densely populated. Consequently, you would expect that land is at a premium, yet for all the demand the state of Florida still has reasonably priced and affordable senior apartments for rent. It is impossible to beat its value!

The state of Florida has plenty to offer to 55+ adults - from warm temperatures year-round, lots of sunshine, yet not so overbearing that you are immediately rushing for cover, cultural diversity, excellent seafood and dishes with Latino, African, Cuban and European influences along with ample recreational opportunities.

Florida is a haven for retirees who are golfers. Tennis and other senior activities are also popular along with waterfront sightseeing and tanning. Everglades National Park and other popular state parks are in Florida along with several other tourist attractions. As a result, you can expect many extended family members and friends to want to visit from out of state.

What can you expect to pay for Florida senior apartments and housing for rent?

Like many other things, independent living communities come in all shapes and sizes, especially in Florida since the state is world renown for being a paradise for retirees and the elderly.

Monthly senior rentals are actually surprisingly affordable in Florida given the demand of the area, especially compared to California. Senior housing in Florida goes as cheap as $1,100 per month and can peak at $4,700 per month. The state average for Florida senior living facilities is about $2,500, which is quite affordable even for seniors on a fixed income.

Jacksonville (the most populated municipality in Florida) and Miami are the most desirable when it comes to senior apartments and tend to run far higher in terms of monthly rent. Tallahassee is another popular destination for senior housing due to its size and selection of senior living complexes.

The Key West, Coral Gables, Marco Island, Palmetto Bay and Miami Shores are very expensive when it comes to senior living facilities, as more than 50 of the world’s billionaires have residences in South Florida. You will definitely live in luxury here, but pay a pretty penny.

Features of Florida Senior Apartments for Rent:

You couldn’t get more perfect weather than what is offered in Florida, especially South Florida. Activities and recreational opportunities in independent living communities are generally geared more towards retirees, so expect to find a golf course and tennis complex within walking or short driving distance from just about every senior living complex in Florida.

Some senior living communities in Florida even have tennis courts and even a golf course on facility grounds, along with outdoor pools and spas to cool down and relax. If that is not enough, the Atlantic coast is nearby with world-famous beaches along with community events catered for seniors. Many Florida senior housing complexes are also pet-friendly with excellent service and security! 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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