Cities with 55 Plus Living Communities in Massachusetts

Connect55+ Bourne

  13 Kendall Rae Place
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532


The Wellington at Springfield

  942 Grayson Drive
Springfield, MA 01119

Linden Ponds

  300 Linden Ponds Way
Hingham, MA 02043

Brooksby Village

  100 Brooksby Village Drive
Peabody, MA 01960


  575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA 01845

The Residence at Paine Estate

  10 Green Way
Wayland, MA 01778

Armbrook Village

  551 North Road
Westfield, MA 01085

Keystone Commons

  460 West Street
Ludlow, MA 01056

Wingate Residences at Silver Lake

  21 Chipman Way
Kingston, MA 02364

Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay

  218 Main Street
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

Concord Park

  68 Commonwealth Ave
Concord, MA 01742

Brightview Danvers

  50 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA 01923

Brookdale Quincy Bay

  99 Brackett St.
Quincy, MA 02169


  46 Allandale St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Sophia Snow Place

  1205-1215 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Cape Cod Senior Residences

  100 Dr. Julius Kelley Lane
Bourne, MA 02559

The Cambridge Homes

  360 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

AVIVA Country Club Heights

  3 Rehabilitation Way
Woburn, MA 01801

Bluebird Estates

  1 Apple Blossom Lane
East Longmeadow, MA 01028

Quail Run Estates

  50 Cardinal Drive
Agawam, MA 01001

Devonshire Estates

  329 Pittsfield Road
Lenox, MA 01240

One Wingate Way

  235 Gould Street
Needham, MA 02494

The Community at Pond Meadow

  279 East Street
Wrentham, MA 02093

Florence House

  17 Florence Street
Roslindale, MA 02131

Spencer House

  2053R Columbus Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02119

Beacon House

  19 Myrtle Street
Boston, MA 02114

Summer Place

  20 Summer Street
Chelmsford, MA 01824

Cabot Park Village

  280 Newtonville Avenue
Newton, MA 02460

New Pond Village

  180 Main Street
Walpole, MA 02081

What are Active Adult and 55+ Communities?
Active Adult and 55+ Communities are geared towards older adults who are able to live independently and who don’t require the services that retirement, assisted living or memory care communities provide.  Many residents still work full- or part-time.  For those seniors who desire a low-maintenance lifestyle, often with resort-like amenities and organized social activities, an active adult or 55+ community may be the right option.  These communities fall into two categories:

1) Age-Restricted – For 55+ communities, in order to comply with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995, one person must be aged 55 or older in at least 80% of the occupied housing units.  The other 20% of the homes are open to younger adults, sometimes with a minimum age that is established by the community, creating the 80/20 rule.  If the minimum age in the community is 62, then all residents must be aged 62 or older.

2) Age-targeted – These communities are marketed towards the 55+ population, with amenities that promote an active adult lifestyle, but there are no age restrictions.

The types of homes in an active adult neighborhood vary from community to community, as do the range of services and amenities provided.  From small apartments to two- or three-bedroom single-family homes with attached garages, there’s a broad range of housing options available, with many communities offering multiple home styles.  Communities can offer luxurious, resort-like features with multiple, daily planned activities, or be lower-engagement with more simple amenities.  The term “active” adult does not necessarily mean physically active, although these communities often have facilities that help foster a more physically active lifestyle.  Events and outings that encourage social activity are common, and opportunities for mental stimulation, through cultural excursions and enrichment classes, may also be scheduled.  Amenities may include:

Tennis and pickleball courts
Walking trails
Fitness centers and exercise classes
Gathering spaces such as a clubhouse or lounge
Planned social activities
Classes and lectures
Clubs and interest groups

There are many benefits to living in an Active Adult or 55+ Community.  These benefits include:

Location – these communities are often located near shopping, parks, restaurants, office buildings and local attractions
Low-maintenance living – exterior home maintenance and lawn care are usually provided
Neighbors of similar age – being in close proximity to people in the same stage of life makes it easier to form new friendships
Amenities – facilities and programs that promote better health, strengthen social bonds and improve or maintain mental sharpness will help keep seniors vibrant and happy

When searching for an Active Adult Community, be sure to keep in mind which amenities are best suited to your lifestyle, choose a location that provides access to what is important to you and take any rules or fees into account.

Use our US map above to begin your search for Active Adult and 55+ communities. Our search results include pictures, floor plans, contact info and pricing where available.