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Page Reviewed / Updated – December 9, 2022
Alton sits along the Mississippi River near the Illinois and Missouri state line. It has museums, parks and a golf course not far from the Saint Louis metro area. This puts the amenities of a large city close at hand while protecting the small-town feel that many seniors appreciate in Alton.
With a small population and a lower-than-average cost of living, the city of Alton appeals to many older adults. Over 16% of the population is age 65 and older. An antique district with locally owned shops and markets is a fun place to visit, and Alton has several sites dedicated to Abraham Lincoln’s life. Active seniors appreciate the shops and restaurants of Alton’s chic downtown region.
Seniors who move to Alton and wish to enjoy the benefits of assisted living will find several communities nearby, and the average cost of care here is lower than in surrounding communities. The 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey estimates an average cost of $4,100 for Alton’s assisted living communities. This is more affordable than the state average of $4,488 and the national average of $4,500.
Note: Information for Alton was not available, so data from the nearest city, St. Louis, was used.
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