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Rhode Island Senior Housing & Apartments

There are a total of 143 senior housing options in Rhode Island. Some people may refer to them as Rhode Island senior apartments or Rhode Island 55+ apartments while others may think of them as Rhode Island senior living communities. Costs for senior housing vary in Rhode Island, depending on how luxurious the apartment complex / senior community is, as well as what area the apartments are located in. Senior living complexes in Rhode Island may include both independent living apartments without any additional services, as well as assisted living apartments that help Rhode Island residents with daily living activities. There are both low-income or income based and other apartments for seniors in Rhode Island. Older adult apartments in Rhode Island may also be part of larger Rhode Island continuing care facilities. Many senior living apartments in Rhode Island are pet friendly. If you are wondering, how do I find senior apartments near me in Rhode Island, please use our Rhode Island senior housing locator above or browse by city / county below.

Rhode Island may be tiny in stature as it is the smallest state by land size in America, yet it ranks in the Top 5 for the most expensive places for senior housing in the country. Rhode Island senior living facilities are not cheap, yet the comfort and standards of living in the state are incredible.

The average senior apartment or condo for rent in Rhode Island goes for $3,383 per month, which is definitely pricey yet not as outrageous compared to the average monthly rentals in nearby New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire. The east coast has always been a high demand and a costly place to live in, but that is for a reason. The scenery is tremendous, Atlantic Ocean waterfront and beaches provide many recreational opportunities, inland trees and foliage are spectacular in the fall season, history and culture are in abundance, and the senior living communities are traditionally tight-knit.

Best Features of Rhode Island Senior Housing

Rhode Island, also known as “The Ocean State”, is miniature in landmass with only 1,214 square miles. To put it in perspective, you can travel from the north border to the south border in 48 miles, and go east to west boundaries in 37 miles. It is legitimately possible to see the entire state in less than a day by car, and all the neighboring states are within a day’s reach.

Consequently, senior housing in Rhode Island is in remarkable demand because many 55+ or 62+ retirees would prefer to live in a quieter, slower pace community yet have daily access to a number of metropolitan areas.

Cost of Senior Housing in Rhode Island

The average senior apartment or condo for rent in Rhode Island is nearly $3,400 per month. However, some affordable Rhode Island senior housing starts at $2,500 monthly. Others, meanwhile, may pay $4,000 or more per month for a bigger senior apartment or condo with more amenities.

You can expect to pay more money for senior housing at these prestigious yet high in demand locations: Jamestown, East and West Greenwich, College Hill, Narragansett Pier, Fox Point, Portsmouth and Mount Hope.

The only city in Rhode Island that has over 100,000 in population is Providence (178,500). Warwick and Cranston are close at 82,000 and 80,000, respectively. Providence is your best bet for affordable Rhode Island senior housing.

Pet-Friendly Senior Living Apartments in Rhode Island

Despite their luxurious design and construction, many Rhode Island senior housing complexes (including some of the most prestigious) are pet-friendly. A few do not allow pets, but for the most part you can find an independent living community that also allows dogs and cats, sometimes with certain restrictions.

Since Rhode Island senior housing is expensive to begin with, shop around for the best deal. Some senior apartment complexes offer move-in specials or other incentives. Others have access to a private swimming pool, spa or fitness center. Check with staff to see what they can do for you!

SeniorGuidance.org 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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