At the center of history

Simpson House is a Victorian marvel just minutes from Center City. You get the best of old-world charm and upscale modern amenities at an excellent value. Choose from cozy studios to spacious two-bed, two-bath apartments, all just steps from exceptional dining, wellness and lifelong learning programs.

More than a few artists and authors call Simpson House home. This Philadelphia landmark is safe, secure and conveniently located near the city’s top cultural hubs. With someone else taking care of the upkeep in the community of modern conveniences and personal service, you’ll have time to get the most out of life. Our friendly, knowledgeable team is at work around the clock, ensuring that you’ll have everything you need, from housekeeping to transportation to full-service dining to a calendar full of social activities.

Plus, a complete range of healthcare is available on campus, should you ever need it. Our full continuum of care is matched by a full spectrum of experiences. Your long-term peace of mind includes independent living, personal care, short- and long-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing and memory care, which are available should you need it.

Just as important, Simpson House is one of the best values in nonprofit Life Plan Communities in Philadelphia, with a wide range of  entrance fees and monthly service rates.

Upcoming events at Simpson House

Traveling Solo Road Scholars Group

June 13 | 11:00 a.m.

Whether you’re coupled or not, traveling alone is adventures and fun. Learn the ropes of European travel techniques for solo travelers.

Please call us at (215) 878-3600  or fill out the form to RSVP.

Architectural Design Tours

June 22 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy the mix of old and new at Simpson House. See how the history of the building integrates with the modern upgrades—and that there is a style for everyone available.

Please call us at (215) 878-3600  or fill out the form to RSVP.

Easy Move Luncheon Seminar

July 10 | 11:00 a.m.

Wouldn’t it be nice if someone could wave a magic wand and sell your home to move? This seminar is the next best thing. Our downsizing expert will walk you through how to get started. Take home a downsizing kit!

Please call us at (215) 878-3600  or fill out the form to RSVP.

Midsummer Nightʼs Dream Event

July 18 | 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Enjoy the Renaissance with Shakespearean performances from our community.

Please call us at (215) 878-3600  or fill out the form to RSVP.

Itʼs Just Lunch

July 24 | 11:00 a.m.
Join us for a lunch with resident ambassadors and tour our Victorian architecture!

Please call us at (215) 878-3600  or fill out the form to RSVP.

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Simpson House community amenities and services at a glance


  • Fine restaurant-style dining, a casual bistro, a Hibachi grill, plus private dining and catering options
  • Multiple exercise, dance and yoga classes
  • Fitness center with state-of-the-art pneumatic equipment
  • Area with pool table, shuffleboard and room for other activities
  • Community meeting spaces
  • Movie theater
  • Private outdoor gardening space
  • Four large porches
  • Hair salon and spa
  • Art studio
  • Business center
  • Gift shop
  • Lobby with gorgeous fireplaces


  • All utilities
  • Basic cable TV
  • Local telephone service
  • 24-hour emergency response
  • Bi-weekly housekeeping services
  • Transportation to community activities
  • Smoke detector
  • Individual storage space
  • Security staff
  • Reserved parking spaces for residents
  • Flexible meal plan
  • Library
  • Wellness center
  • Notary public
  • Guest accommodations

Learn why senior living at Simpson House could be perfect for you. Join us for a tour.

Living Space

The living spaces at Simpson House are as varied as our residents. In Olde Main, you will find modern elegance and old-world charm with dozens of different layouts, ranging from studios to spacious two-bedroom, two-bath apartments. All independent living apartments have been renovated, and they include updated kitchens or kitchenettes, generous closets, large windows overlooking the campus, and unique architectural designs sure to complement your individual décor.

For those who love contemporary design, our Cornerstone apartments offer more than eight different floor plans, all with spacious gourmet kitchens, open living spaces, and balconies ranging from studios to two-bedroom to two-bath options.

The Simpson Lifestyle

Simpson communities are dedicated to creating a vibrant, healthy lifestyle where the 62+ crowd can embrace life on their terms with freedom, empowerment and personal growth. Each nonprofit Life Plan Community is a true community in every sense of the word: a place where friendship, trust, faith, thoughtfulness, comfort and caring thrive.

While these locations all have a distinct personality, they are part of a family of communities, delivering on 156 years of tradition: A full continuum of care embraces a full spectrum of experience, rooted in spiritual principles. From independent living, personal care, memory support, short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing, we offer elders of diverse backgrounds everything they need for a flourishing life.

Contact Simpson House today

We are excited to meet you! Please call us at (215) 878-3600  or fill out the form.

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