Senior living on Chicago’s North Shore can prove to be one of the best choices for those looking for a more serene and quiet area from the city for either themselves or their loved ones. Not only does choosing a senior living community on the North Shore provide beautiful surroundings and spacious grounds, but it also gives you a variety of options in social activities that gives seniors a more well-rounded lifestyle where they feel safe. Learn more about the top benefits.

Sprawling Greenery with National Parks

North Shore communities such as Glenview and Highland Park are home to many national parks and nature centers. The Grove is a breathtaking national park with a winding nature trail and a wide variety of plants and animals. Harms Woods is another gem in Glenview that is divided by the Chicago River into two parts. Highland Park is home to Moraine Park and the Heller Nature Center, which is a 97-acre oak-hickory forest. Openlands Lakeshore Preserve is another crown jewel of the area that was once part of the Fort Sheridan Army Base.


Vibrant but Quaint Cultural Venues

For those active seniors still looking for a city feel in a nearby community without actually being in the hustle and bustle of Chicago, many North Shore communities offer just that. With a variety of entertainment venues, restaurants, and cultural events, there are plenty of offerings. Highland Park is home to the Ravinia Festival, an outdoor music venue that is open year-round. Many popular Jazz & Opera artists perform there regularly. Glenview features the Historic Wagner Farm, which serves over 140,000 visitors annually with a variety of livestock. It also features a 1920s farmhouse.



Feeling safe is one of the biggest factors in choosing a senior living community on the North Shore of Chicago. Fortunately, many communities have been consistently ranked among the safest cities in Illinois. Glenview boasts a crime rate of 8.5, which falls well below the national average of 22.7. You can feel secure in knowing that you live in a community where residents feel at ease with walking public grounds and participating in large gatherings outdoors.


Easy Access to Chicago

Living in a North Shore community provides a perfect mix of distance from the city, but they are also close enough for an easy commute. With 1-94 being easily accessible along with public transportation, it is very important for long-time Chicago seniors that they are still able to visit the city in a relatively short amount of time. 


Stable Neighborhoods 

When deciding on a senior living community, one should consider the neighborhood that surrounds the grounds. Senior living communities such as those in Glenview were strategically created around stable neighborhoods that can still provide residents with a sense of warmth inside an even bigger community with long-standing businesses and organizations. 



Overall, Chicago’s North Shore is senior-friendly compared to many other surrounding areas. There are many organizations dedicated to serving the needs of seniors, such as The North Shore Senior Center, which provides a wealth of resources in many areas. Glenview has its own senior center that regularly holds a variety of events, such as line dancing and computer classes. 

If you are looking for a more hands-on senior living environment with medical staff, a luxury senior living community, award-winning Arbor Terrace Glenview provides great options in the areas of assisted living and memory care. Please give us a call at 224-616-2422 to schedule a tour!


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