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There are a total of 710 senior housing options in Maine. Some people may refer to them as Maine senior apartments or Maine 55+ apartments while others may think of them as Maine senior living communities. Costs for senior housing vary in Maine, depending on how luxurious the apartment complex / senior community is, as well as what area the apartments are located in. Senior living complexes in Maine may include both independent living apartments without any additional services, as well as assisted living apartments that help Maine residents with daily living activities. There are both low-income or income based and other apartments for seniors in Maine. Older adult apartments in Maine may also be part of larger Maine continuing care facilities. Many senior living apartments in Maine are pet friendly. If you are wondering, how do I find senior apartments near me in Maine, please use our Maine senior housing locator above or browse by city / county below.

Senior housing and apartments in Maine are overlooked for a number of reasons. First, it is the proximity of the state, which is located in the very most northeast part of America. Then, it’s the size, as Maine is the 12th smallest state in the nation and among the Top 10 of least populated states.

Yet, those older adults who have had the pleasure of living in Maine in the past, or have visited on vacation will attest - Maine is highly underrated when it comes to senior apartments and communities. With over 3,500 miles of shoreline, Maine provides breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, high quality yet uncrowded beaches, rolling terrain and gorgeous tree colors in the fall. There is a photo to be taken around every corner of the state!

Maine Senior Apartments & Housing for Rent - Amenities

Maine senior living and housing is a little costlier than the national average yet not nearly as bad other parts of the New England area such as Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. It is probably due to Maine being a little further away from big cities like NYC, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, as well as having longer winters.

Maine senior apartments and housing for rent are therefore constructed to endure the snowy, cold winters as well as keep the rooms in the senior rentals fully air conditioned during the summers. Other on-site amenities often found in senior living apartments in Maine can include laundry facilities, fitness center, pool and spa, community event center, private parking and secured gates and/or on-site security personnel.

Doing your homework when shopping around for Maine senior apartments and condos for rent is always a good idea, as you can get the best deal possible by comparing different units with each other. And, if you are willing to move-in offseason (like the fall or winter), monthly rates or a move-in special may be offered at many senior living apartment complexes to get new clientele.

Maine and Great Maine Senior Housing - Features

The state of Maine is well known for its picturesque rocky, jagged coastline along with rolling mountains that lead into a heavily forest interior of the state. Did you know that lobster is so abundant here that before seafood got treated as a delicacy, the state prisons in Maine regularly served lobster to inmates due to how much of it is harvested off the Maine coastline?

Seniors who take advantage of elderly housing rentals in Maine can expect to be regularly treated to some of the finest seafood outside of Louisiana and Florida, especially for those who love lobster. Seniors that value the outdoors will also find a number of other high-quality recreational opportunities, sightseeing and landmarks to visit within close proximity to senior apartment units, including many of the lighthouses that you see in monthly calendars and on postcards.

Cost of Senior Housing in Maine

What can you expect to pay monthly in the state of Maine for senior housing? The average apartment for seniors living on a fixed income in Maine is about $2,500 per month. Some of these units include utilities with that monthly cost and are also pet-friendly. Affordable senior housing in Maine can dip as low as $2,000 monthly, though it will be in more rural and less desirable locations in the state.

Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Falmouth, North Yarmouth and Scarborough are considered some of the finest places for senior living in Maine. Here, senior housing for residents of Maine can peak at $3,300 per month. It is no surprise that waterfront properties typically cost more. 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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