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There are a total of 1562 senior housing options in Maryland. Some people may refer to them as Maryland senior apartments or Maryland 55+ apartments while others may think of them as Maryland senior living communities. Costs for senior housing vary in Maryland, depending on how luxurious the apartment complex / senior community is, as well as what area the apartments are located in. Senior living complexes in Maryland may include both independent living apartments without any additional services, as well as assisted living apartments that help Maryland residents with daily living activities. There are both low-income or income based and other apartments for seniors in Maryland. Older adult apartments in Maryland may also be part of larger Maryland continuing care facilities. Many senior living apartments in Maryland are pet friendly. If you are wondering, how do I find senior apartments near me in Maryland, please use our Maryland senior housing locator above or browse by city / county below.

Maryland Senior Apartments

Maryland is a mid-Atlantic state that is popular among retirees looking for senior housing. It borders Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Nicknamed the Old Line State, Chesapeake Bay State and Free State, Maryland has a rich history and is home to the Naval Academy at Annapolis. Baltimore, one of the bigger metropolitan areas in the nation, is also located in Maryland.

Waterfront property tends to be a favorite, premier destination among seniors which makes Maryland an ideal location. More than twenty-three counties border the Chesapeake Bay and its many tributaries, combining for more than 4,000 miles of shoreline. Popular and some of the best Maryland senior living facilities are located along this massive stretch of waterfront property.

Cost of Senior Apartments & Housing for Rent in Maryland

With everything the state has to offer one would assume there is no affordable housing for seniors in Maryland yet they would be gravely mistaken. Good senior living complexes in Maryland start at $1,300 per month, a little higher than the national average for low income senior living.

The state’s average of $3,200 per month for all types of Maryland senior apartments for rent is about a thousand more than the national average, yet cheaper than many surrounding states on the east coast.

Maryland Senior Living & Affordable Senior Housing

Because Maryland has such a diverse climate and typographical features, some refer to it as “America in Miniature”. Here, 55+ adults can experience just about every type of geographical landscape in America - from massive metropolitan areas to small rural towns, lush rolling hills and agricultural lands, mountains, lakes and rivers.

There is an overabundance of outdoor activities for independent and active retirees looking for senior living, with fishing, hunting, canoeing, sightseeing and skiing being among the most popular with seniors. Excellent senior citizen apartment complexes in Maryland provide quick access to surrounding attractions and landmarks.

Where to find 55+ and 62+ Senior Housing in Maryland?

Whether you recently retired from a career or have been enjoying retirement for quite some time and want to relocate somewhere else, Maine features a thriving and active retirement community. The massive city of Baltimore is higher in crime than other places in the state yet offers the most diversity in terms of entertainment, food, shopping and drinks.

Columbia, Germantown, Silver Spring and Waldorf are sizable communities with a number of senior housing developments, yet not nearly as massive as Baltimore. Traffic is also far easier to navigate there, which makes them more attractive to the elderly. The healthcare system is also well developed, with plenty of medical care facilities and doctors in the area.

Among the best places to live in general for seniors who are looking for senior apartments in Maryland are: Travilah, Rockville, Havre De Grace, Ellicott City and Towson. You can even live in the high-class city of Chevy Chase, in which the famous actor was nicknamed after by his mother!

Before signing a lease with a Maryland senior housing complex:

Make sure you get all the details and never feel pressured into signing a lease. Those facilities that want to rush you into a place without giving you a proper tour of not only the apartment but the complex itself are questionable, at best. Also, those senior apartment complexes that threaten you that the place will not be around for long are also trying to make a sale. Additionally, if you have pets, check their policy to be aware of any breed restrictions, additional fees or other regulations. 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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