Senior Independent Living in Arlington Heights, IL

An independent story — starring you.

The setting: A beautifully well-appointed Life Plan Community nestled on 45 inviting acres that feel like a country estate near Chicago.
The scene: A day in the life of The Moorings independent living in Arlington Heights, IL.
The characters: Anyone looking to have more joy, purpose and security in their life.

  • Morning — The day begins in your comfortably spacious independent senior living apartment or villa. You make a cup of coffee and decide whether to take a leisurely stroll around one of the lakes or go for a swim in the fitness center pool. You then get ready for choir rehearsal, the Resident Association meeting, playing trivia or enjoying tai chi.
  • Afternoon — If you’re not having lunch with friends in the Garden Room, you may be off to a matinee at the Lyric Opera or heading to your art class. The rest of the afternoon is filled with whatever you want — volunteer work, discussion groups, lectures, or shopping in downtown Arlington Heights or other Chicago suburbs.
  • Evening — The Chef’s Reserve dinner you’ve been looking forward to is followed by a delightful concert in the chapel and lively conversation with friends back at your residence

And how will tomorrow’s scene unfold? Well, that’s entirely up to you. Take a look at a sample program calendar to see what’s possible.

Sample Program Calendar

Sample Program Calendar

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“We knew there were some programs offered here. I had no idea of the number, variety and breadth of things that are offered. I literally don’t have time to do all this. There’s something for almost everybody, no matter your tastes or interests.”

There’s Comfort in Having a Plan

Because The Moorings is a Life Plan Community, independent living at our community means you can approach every day with confidence. If your health needs ever change, you’ll have access to a full continuum of high-quality on-site care designed to keep you healthy and active and at a significant savings.

In addition to our on-site outpatient health clinic, led by a board-certified medical director, we offer assisted living, memory care, short- and long-term skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and respite care. This means you can have a plan in place for the future, and you and your family don’t have to worry about where you’ll find the support you need. 

Costs and Benefits Guide

Costs and Benefits Guide

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A Residence to Fit Your Lifestyle

Independent senior living residences here are the ideal setting for how you want to savor retirement. Entrance fees starting at $147,200.


One- and two-bedroom apartments come with plenty of possibilities. They include a kitchen with all major appliances, wall-to-wall carpet, spacious closets, large windows with lovely views, adjustable heat and air conditioning, and more. Plus, you have the choice to upgrade and customize your apartment with things like wood floors, plantation shutters and more. Select apartments have a private patio or balcony. Ranging from 530 sq. ft. to 1,632 sq. ft.

The Elm

1 Bedroom / 1 Bath

The Willow

2 Bedroom / 2 Bath


These are some of the largest villas in the area, ranging from 1,276 sq. ft. to 2,036 sq. ft. Features vary by villa, but may include vaulted ceilings, gas fireplaces, generous patio spaces with storage, attached two-car garages, full-sized washer and dryer, and some also have basements.

The Oak

2 Bedroom / 2 Bath with Den

The Hickory

2 Bedroom / 2 Bath


It’s an upfront sum to help cover community operating expenses and help us offer access to continuing care for life at predictable rates. It also ensures priority access to higher levels of health care in case you ever need it. Your entrance fee is based on the size of residence you choose and the number of occupants.

The independent living monthly service fees vary based on the size of your residence and the number of occupants. This comprehensive fee covers a variety of services and amenities, including your meal plan, maintenance, housekeeping, utilities, scheduled transportation, concierge services, fitness center, activities and events, and much more.

The Moorings is pet-friendly. When you visit, please speak with a team member to find out more.

What else would you like to know about independent living in Arlington Heights, IL? We’d love to answer your questions. Just call us at 847-956-4304, or use the contact form to schedule an in-person or virtual visit.