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There are a total of 288 senior housing options in Montana. Some people may refer to them as Montana senior apartments or Montana 55+ apartments while others may think of them as Montana senior living communities. Costs for senior housing vary in Montana, depending on how luxurious the apartment complex / senior community is, as well as what area the apartments are located in. Senior living complexes in Montana may include both independent living apartments without any additional services, as well as assisted living apartments that help Montana residents with daily living activities. There are both low-income or income based and other apartments for seniors in Montana. Older adult apartments in Montana may also be part of larger Montana continuing care facilities. Many senior living apartments in Montana are pet friendly. If you are wondering, how do I find senior apartments near me in Montana, please use our Montana senior housing locator above or browse by city / county below.

In the film “A River Runs Through It” Paul Maclean says, “Brother, I’ll never leave Montana!” For anyone who has ever watched that film they can surely see the appeal in living in beautiful Montana, especially for 55+ adults that love the outdoors and fishing! Senior housing in Montana is a haven for the outdoor enthusiast.

The state is among the Top 10 in being least populated in the country, and since its territory is so large, there is a ton of room to get away and relax by yourself or with loved ones. Montana is especially popular for seniors that want to avoid the crowds and steer clear of busy streets and lots of traffic. You will find none of that here.

The state of Montana is also known as the “Land of the Shining Mountains” and “The Last Best Place” which is fitting given how close senior apartments for rent in Montana are to some of the most sought after natural attractions and landmarks in the world.

More than 13 million tourists visit Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Flathead Lake and Big Sky Resort each year. All of these popular destinations and far more hidden gems are within a day’s drive from most senior housing in Montana.

While the perception may exist that all of Montana is extremely wooded and mountainous, only the western half of it is that way. Montana is a huge state and the other side of it is far more plains and prairie land. As a result, if you don’t want to enjoy your retirement in the mountains but close by in small, rural settings, then senior living apartments in the eastern half of Montana might be more your cup of tea.

Senior Housing Prices in Montana

What can you expect to pay with such beauty and freedom from busy crowds and traffic? Montana senior apartments and condos for rent are priced about at the national average, depending on the location. Some of the largest cities like Bozeman, Missoula, Billings and Great Falls tend to have more of a selection and more affordable prices for senior living apartments. Prices can start around $1,200 and reach $1,600 per month for the most affordable senior apartments for rent in Montana. Meanwhile, luxury senior rental units and complexes with more features or amenities have the potential to be $3,000 or more per month. The average median for senior housing in Montana is $2,000 per month.

Along with the bigger cities of Bozeman, Missoula and Billings are rural communities like Kalispell, Polson, Whitefish and Butte-Silver Bow. Great Falls and Butte-Silver Bow are especially sought after by 55 and older retirees because they are smaller communities but exist in wonderfully scenic parts of the state.

Features of Senior Apartments in Montana

As you would expect, floor plans in most apartments for seniors in Montana are designed to not only be convenient and accessible for older adults, especially ones that are handicapped, but they also offer lots of windows in the apartments with views of the surrounding areas. You may even find a senior housing complex or independent living community that will really treat you with a pool or spa, or even massage therapy. Most of the best senior living facilities in Montana also offer private parking, secured access to the complex, security cameras and personnel along with a front a desk staff. 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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