Spotlight on Independent Living Communities in Florida

By Michelle Seitzer / Posted on 15 June 2011

Sunshine, sparkling waters, palm trees, citrus fruits, Key West, Miami Dolphins, Mickey Mouse, Kennedy Space Center – and the list goes on. Florida still tops the list of states with the highest number of senior residents (a recent US News Money & Retirement article highlighted the 10 places with the oldest population, 5 of which were cities in Florida), so if you’re thinking of the Sunshine State for your next senior care move, you’ll be among peers.

Destination: Bradenton
Freedom Village Bradenton, a Brookdale Senior Living community, has spacious independent living apartments on its CCRC campus.

Destination: Miami
Picture independent senior housing in style: opening this year, The Palace at Coral Gables in the heart of Miami is a stunning nine-story structure designed by renowned architectural firm Fullerton-Diaz.

Destination: Ocala
An active lifestyle awaits seniors who choose independent living at Brookdale’s Chambrel at Pinecastle.

Destination: Seminole
Check out Lake Seminole Square, a vibrant CCRC offering luxury services, activities and amenities to residents seeking a fully engaged retirement.

Destination: Vero Beach
Apartment-style living is what you’ll find at Horizon Bay in Vero Beach, home to both independent living and assisted living levels of care.


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