The Clare

55 E Pearson St

Chicago Illinois 60611

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  • On-Site Medical Staff
  • Chef Prepared Meals
  • Dietary Accommodations
  • Transportation Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • 24-Hour Staff
  • Medication Management
  • Security
  • Planned Activities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Multiple Floor Plans
  • Private Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Activity Space
  • Theater Room
  • Beauty Salon
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Walking Paths
  • Free Wi-Fi

Living Types

  • Senior Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care
  • Nursing Home
  • At-Home Care
  • Respite Care


City Excitement.

World Class Comfort.

Gold Coast Retirement Living. Your Way.

Outside, experience Chicago’s famed Gold Coast, with its many cultural, culinary, retail, entertainment and medical destinations.

Inside, experience every thoughtful detail of The Clare, from beautifully designed spaces to top quality service. Be immersed in both comfort and excitement.

Learn all the ways you can live vibrantly at The Clare, including information about the exceptional healthcare provided through Life Care on site at The Terraces.

Reinventing the Luxury Retirement Community

Residents of The Clare in Chicago’s Gold Coast are reinventing the way retirement communities should be enjoyed, and we invite you to join them. Moments away from The Clare you’ll find some of the finest Gold Coast dining, shopping, parks, entertainment, and cultural attractions, making it easy for you to enjoy the retirement lifestyle you’ve been waiting for.

At The Clare, you get all the excitement of living in the Gold Coast neighborhood, with all the energy and comfort of our luxury retirement community. From beautiful designs, stunning construction, to unique lighting and furnishings, the Clare offers an unparalleled atmosphere and luxurious experience.

Activities and amenities

Beyond the aesthetic appeal of living in the Gold Coast, the luxury amenities for residents of The Clare’s retirement community are nearly unparalleled. Living at The Clare means that not only will you have access to our highly rated Health & Wellness Center, but you’ll be a part of an active and engaging retirement community in the heart of Chicago. Between the fitness and aquatic centers, the art and computer rooms, the library and business centers, and monthly activities calendar filled to the brim with engaging events, an active lifestyle at The Clare can be as full as you make it. A key component of the active lifestyle at The Clare is access to healthy dining options and lively social interactions, both important elements for a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.

Experience Chicago fine dining in your own home. Every excursion to The Clare’s varied on-site restaurants is a culinary experience in itself. Whether you choose to dine in the privacy of your own apartment home, or in one of The Clare’s three on-site restaurants, you’ll still be rewarded with a full dining experience with expansive living spaces and stunning views of Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood.

Gold Coast Retirement Living. Your Way.


Flexible Preferred Choice Dining (chef-prepared meals in restaurant-style dining rooms at The Bistro, The Grafton, and The Abbey)
Complimentary continental breakfast
Weekly flat linen service
Property management services
Scheduled transportation
Concierge services
On-site ATM Controlled access, daytime doorman and 24-hour security
Life enrichment programming
Planned social events and activities
Access to all community amenities
Full-time Exercise Physiologist activity programming
All utilities included
Real estate taxes included


Special events and classes
Valet parking
Guest meals and catering service
Guest suites

residence features

Large, well-designed one-, two- and three-bedroom residences, with custom floor plans also available
Lake and city views available
Washer and dryer in every apartment home
Contemporary kitchen
Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
Fire- and sound-resistant construction
24-hour emergency call system and security monitoring
Sprinkler system and smoke detectors
Additional storage areas
High speed internet access
Designer color and finish selections

Keep improving your life

Between the events and activities at The Clare and the goings-on in the community around you, you may find that retirement is one of the more active stages of your life.

Our fitness center will help you keep fit and energized with a personalized program developed for you by one of our on-staff trainers. The indoor aquatic center, creative arts center, and salon and spa facilities each provide a different way to keep active and entertained. If you’re looking for a calm stroll, The Clare’s wrap-around landscaped terrace is the perfect spot to relax.

And there’s even more to do with a whole host of clubs, classes, events, and volunteer opportunities. You’ll never be short of invigorating activities to choose from or friends and companions to share in them.

Your Monthly Costs are Always Predictable

Many new residents tell us that home ownership began to wear thin because of all the extras they had to pay for as separate items. The utility bills that kept going up, the amenities that were out-of-pocket, the repairs and replacements that reared their costly heads. Fortunately, these are things you never have to think about at The Clare. The Clare is your promise of relaxed, all-inclusive


Gas and electric
Trash collection
Apartment home maintenance
Heating and air conditioning
Scheduled local transportation

Apartment repairs
Basic cable
24-hour security and emergency services
Preferred Choice Dining
Fitness & Aquatic Center membership
A variety of activities and amenities


Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) combine independent living with access to on-site health-care services for later life, including assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care. Depending on the specific financial agreement, some or all of these services may be guaranteed with an initial deposit and stable monthly fee, providing predictable medical costs for continuing care residents.

For thousands of older adults, CCRCs are a compelling option. More than 750,000 older adults live in CCRCs, according to the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. Life care communities provide the most extensive coverage, but they’re not the only type of CCRC agreement.

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