Elevated Senior Living on Chicago’s Lakefront

Retire in the city you love

There’s no need to leave Chicago to find an ideal retirement lifestyle. Stay in the city you’ve loved for your lifetime at The Admiral at the Lake is Chicago, Illinois’ most elevated senior living and retirement community. Our residents will tell you, when it comes to retirement communities in the Chicago area, no other can compare with community or our Edgewater location. Our Foster Avenue address puts you close to acres of beautiful parkland, offers scenic city views, and puts the city and all it offers within reach. If you’re searching for retirement communities near Chicago’s North Side, you’ve come to the right place.

We’re proud to be ranked #7 on America’s Best Continuing Care Retirement Communities! Click here for more details.

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Discover what city life at the lake can be for you!

Start exploring Chicago’s most elevated senior living community.

Retirement living in the city adds more excitement and opportunities to your life! The Admiral welcomes you to experience the city in all its brilliance – the stunning skyline, vibrant neighborhoods, and a cultural depth that few other places in the world can offer.

Nestled in Chicago’s north side, just steps from Foster Avenue Beach, The Admiral offers an unmatched location. Wonderfully diverse and vibrant, Andersonville and its variety of antique shops, restaurants, bakeries, and businesses are easily accessible. Looking for culture and entertainment? Uptown and its jazz lounges, theaters, and other entertainment venues are just minutes away. With our proximity to public transportation, you can easily access the Loop and downtown Chicago.

Find information on our independent senior living options below and how The Admiral at the Lake supports its residents by providing a fulfilling retirement experience through beautiful residences, an active community, resort-style amenities, and a culture of living independently.

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See how The Admiral Can Help You Save!

Personalized Guidance from The Admiral Team. We’re with you every step of the way, saving you money and relieving stress, work and worry.

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Custom Apartment Homes for Chicago Seniors

Learn more about the beautiful apartments you can custom design for the perfect forever home.

Plan Today. Enjoy Tomorrow. 

The Embark Priority Program gives you the opportunity to explore and experience our lifestyle and save – even before you plan to move in.

Love Your Career!

You deserve to love what you do and where you do it. At The Admiral at the Lake, you will.

The Advantages of a Life Plan Community

The Admiral at the Lake offers more than senior apartments in Chicago with various floor plans. It is also one of the city of Chicago’s premier Life Plan Communities providing the security of Lifecare.

Aside from living an active, engaging, and fulfilling lifestyle now on the shores of Lake Michigan, what does this mean for your future? It means knowing that you’re covered if your health needs ever change.

At The Admiral at the Lake, you have seamless access to our on-site Assisted Living facilities, Memory Support, and long-term care with Skilled Nursing services. If you need help with daily activities, you can remain here, avoiding an additional move to other supportive living facilities offering Assisted Living in Chicago. Even better, with Lifecare, senior care services are delivered at a predictable cost. You don’t have to be concerned about cost of living increases or high market rates, so you can plan today while protecting your assets for tomorrow.

Learn about Lifecare

Explore Life at The Admiral at the Lake

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Stay Connected to the people and places you love in Chicago, IL.

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Experience elevated cuisine using the freshest ingredients, served in an elegant dining room.

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Lead a full and active life at The Admiral at the Lake.

Connect with Chicago’s Senior Living Experts

The Admiral at the Lake’s Residency Counselors are here to help with anything you need to know about the senior living experience.


Our team can provide the information you need.

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