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Residents of Philadelphia have a lot of options to choose from when looking for senior living communities. Trying to narrow down the next place you'll call home should be fun, not tiresome. Seniorly.com wants to help streamline the process. Check out these 15 senior living options in Philadelphia.

The 15 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Philadelphia

When it's time to move on to that next stage in life during retirement, you want to feel confident in the senior living community you've chosen to join. Philadelphia has a lot to offer its retired senior residents in this regard. In fact, there are so many quality senior living communities available, it may seem overwhelming to try and find the one that best suits your lifestyle. To help make the process easier, Seniorly.com has compiled a list of the 15 most popular senior living communities in the Philadelphia area. Below you'll find these senior living options, listed in no particular order, with the important and unique details of each specified for your easy consideration.

1 - Atria Center City

The 15 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Philadelphia

  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care

For those Philadelphia seniors looking to stay near the heart of the city, the recently renovated senior living community of Atria Center City combines the lively feel of downtown Philadelphia with all the comforts of home. Residents have access to a range of amenities that include the Boathouse Lounge, Swann's Restaurant, a luxury salon, movie theater, and fitness center all on site. You can take in views of the City of Brother Love from atop the expanded rooftop deck while socializing with your neighbors as well! This senior living community also provides its unique Life Guidance memory program designed to provide vibrant, structured engagement for seniors with memory issues. Click here for more information on Atria Center City.

2 - Holy Redeemer Lafayette

The 15 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Philadelphia

  • Assisted Living
  • Independent Living
  • Respite Care

Set in the midst of Pennypack Park in Northeast Philadelphia, this senior living community offers an active lifestyle to its residents with all the conveniences of home. All one- and two-bedroom apartments onsite have all been recently renovated, and there are nine floorplans to choose from, ensuring seniors find a space that fits both size and budget needs of the individual. Onsite amenities include a full social calendar and live entertainment, as well as full Pastoral Care services to meet spiritual and emotional support needs. Click here to find more information on Holy Redeemer Lafayette.

3 - The Terrace at Chestnut Hill

The 15 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Philadelphia

  • Respite Care
  • Memory Care

A Meridian Senior Living community set in the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, this senior living option immerses residents in the rich history of the city. The community is housed in a stunning stone mansion built in 1865 by the president of The Franklin Institute. Here you'll receive personalized care to fit your lifestyle and given the opportunity to live a rich, fulfilling retirement in an environment that values care and comfort for all of its residents. Click here for more information on The Terrace at Chestnut Hill.

4 - Hayes Manor

The 15 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Philadelphia

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Special Needs

First opened in 1886, Hayes Manor is located just minutes from the Main Line in Philadelphia and operates as a non-profit, and affordable option for senior living in Philadelphia. As a resident, you'll enjoy a variety of onsite meals, activities, and housekeeping assistance, as well as personalized healthcare. The community is situated along the lush greens of the expansive Bala Golf Club. This senior living option is ideal if you have limited financial means and don't want to sacrifice the quality of the community you move into just because of expense. Click here for more information on Hayes Manor. 

5 - Wesley Enhanced Living at Burholme

The 15 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Philadelphia

  • Assisted Living

Another recently renovated senior living community, this assisted living in Philadelphia offers beautifully landscaped gardens and expansive grounds. Residential options include studio and one-bedroom apartments, with a combination of classic and modern touches that include an elegant dining room as well as a "sit and sip" coffee bar. Other onsite amenities include a library with garden views, covered garden patios, hair salon and barber shop, as well as engaging social and recreational activities. Click here for more information on Wesley Enhanced Living at Burholme.

6 - Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley

The 15 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Philadelphia

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Rehabilition & Skilled Nursing
  • Memory Care

Assisted Living Today Magazine just rated this senior living community one of the Top 10 Assisted Living communities in Philadelphia. Ideally situated in Philadelphia with fast, easy access to Center City, the Main Line, and Chestnut Hill, you'll enjoy the benefits of urban living in a quiet, safe, and active community. Stapeley was founded by the Quakers in 1904, and the values of honesty, integrity, and human worth instilled by that community remains in place today. Enjoy high-quality care and amenities onsite, access all of Philadelphia's cultural and entertainment options with ease, or simply take a walk through the hardwood forest on the grounds and revel in the beauty of nature. The world is at your feet in this senior living community! Click here for more information on Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley.

7 - Sunrise of Newtown Square

The 15 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Philadelphia

  • Alzheimer's & Memory Care
  • Hospice Relationships
  • Personal Care
  • Short-Term Stays

Life at Newtown Square offers you an abundance of engaging programs and activities to stimulate the mind and body while positioning you near some of Philadelphia's greatest attractions. As a resident, you're just minutes from historic Valley Forge, Chanticleer Gardens and Rose Tree Park, local restaurants, and three different area hospitals for ideal access to healthcare services. Here you'll enjoy a senior living setting that is intimate, friendly, and welcoming. Click here for more information on Sunrise at Newtown Square.

8 - Plush Mills

The 15 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Philadelphia

  • Assisted Living
  • Independent Living
  • Hospice Care
  • Rehabilitation

An upscale, modern senior living community with elegant décor and a comfortable atmosphere, Plush Mills has a variety of living situations to choose from onsite. The community has studio, one-, and two-bedroom units which are custom designed with the comfort of seniors in mind. There is a focus on lifestyle and wellness in this senior living community, allowing you to enhance your creativity and intellect through activities, while also remaining an active member of a community. Click here for more information on Plush Mills.

9 - Chestnut Ridge Retirement Living

The 15 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Philadelphia

  • Assisted Living
  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care
  • Respite Care
  • Hospice

In this senior living community, you'll find pastoral care at the heart of its mission. Residents have access to onsite medical, dental, occupational, physical therapy, and psychological care, with a variety of activities designed to promote socialization with both the staff and other members of the community. There are regularly scheduled game nights, movie nights, and worship services all onsite. Click here for more information on Chestnut Ridge Retirement Living.

10 - The Residence at Glen Riddle

The 15 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Philadelphia

  • Memory Care
  • Assisted Living
  • Respite Care

If you're looking for somewhere quiet to call home, this senior living community is set on 11.5 acres of serene countryside just a short drive from the city of Philadelphia. Glen Riddle offers personalized care to all of its residents, ensuring you have the assistance you want when you need, while also respecting your independence and freedom to continuing caring for some of your own needs. Click here for more information on The Residence at Glen Riddle.

11 - Atria Willistown

The 15 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Philadelphia

  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care

For those who want to unburden themselves of cooking, cleaning, and home maintenance, this indepent living, and memory care in Philadephia offers a simplified lifestyle for Philadelphia seniors. A range of onsite amenities helps you simplify life, with excellent dining experiences and a packed calendar of social activities. If you enjoy the great outdoors, this Willistown senior living community is situated on an 8-acre campus with options to explore the trails at nearby Okehocking Nature Preserve. Click here for more information on Atria Willistown.

12 - The Devon Senior Living

The 15 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Philadelphia

  • Assited Living
  • Memory Care
  • Respite Care

Enjoy a life of luxury in the European-style mansion located on the Main Line in Philadelphia's upscale neighborhood of Devon. You can relax within the community and enjoy its social activities, recreational programs, worship in its stained-glass chapel, and walk its well-manicured grounds. If you want to get out and about, you're ideally situated near local attractions including the King of Prussia Mall, Valley Forge Parks & Casino Resort, Jenkins Arboretum, and so much more. Click here for more information on The Devon Senior Living.

13 - Glen Mills Senior Living

The 15 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Philadelphia

  • Assisted Living
  • Respite Care

This community has been voted Best Assisted Living in Delaware County after just 14 years of operation. The seasoned staff at Glen Mills provides the appropriate level of care for each resident to ensure they have the support they need, while still maintaining an independent lifestyle. Recreational programs are offered which include outings to local casinos, bowling alleys, and shopping, as well as options for onsite social activities. The community itself is 25 minutes from historic Philadelphia, and just 15 minutes from Long Wood Gardens. Click here for more information on Glen Mills Senior Living.

14 - Sunrise of Granite Run

The 15 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Philadelphia

  • Memory Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Assisted Living
  • Respite Care

This Sunrise senior living community is built as a Victorian-style mansion, with a lush grounds and walking trails that allow you to enjoy the great outdoors. You'll get resident-centered care from warm, friendly staff, home-cooked meals each day, and a range of onsite amenities that make Sunrise feel like home. Nearby amenities include Granite Run Mall, Tyler Arboretum, and access to Riddle Memorial Hospital and Crozer Chester Medical Center for advanced healthcare options. Click here for more information on the Sunrise of Granite Run. 

15 - Brightview East Norriton

The 15 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Philadelphia

  • Independent Living
  • Personal Care
  • Memory Care

If you want to live a vibrant life, this is the senior living community you've been hoping to find. Brightview celebrates its sense of community engagement with a full calendar of events that ensure residents are never bored. You can enjoy Oktoberfest, Veteran's Day celebrations, luaus, live musical entertainment, and a host of other activities without ever having to leave the senior living community. Click here for more information on Brightview East Norriton. 

We developed this list through an analyis of online search popularity, social media sentiment and user reviews across multiple sites like Yelp and Facebook.

We've also compiled a list of 16 apps and websites that provide home delivery services to seniors in the Philadelphia area. Click here to see that senior living list.

If you are a caregiver in the Philadelphia area, click here to see our list of local caregiver resources that can help you and your loved one through many aspects of caregiving. 

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