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34 Independent Living Communities in the Burlington Area

Atria Longmeadow Place

Looking for Assisted and Independent Living Communities in Burlington, MA?

  •  42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
  • 24-hour availability of a trained staff
  • A choice of apartments
  • A full-time director for events and activities
  • Anytime Cafe with complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day

AVIVA Country Club Heights

Resort-Style Senior Living in Woburn with Premium Care

  •  3 Rehabilitation Way, Woburn, MA 01801 $$$
  • Terrific golf course views
  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments
  • Multipurpose great room for entertainment, presentations and gatherings
  • Lovely dining room serving chef-prepared meals
  • Mulligan's Pub, a favorite social spot

The Gables at Winchester - MA

The Gables at Winchester Luxurious Retirement Living in Massachusetts

  •  299 Cambridge Street, Winchester, MA 01890 $$$
  • Choice of apartment floor plan
  • Restaurant-style dining with menu options
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • All utilities included, except phone and cable services
  • Emergency call response system in each suite

Wood Haven

Celebrating Long Term Memories

  •  2580 Main Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876
  • Set on more than two acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with a courtyard and walking trails
  • 46 apartments all on one level for easy access
  • Three homemade meals served restaurant-style each day, in our elegant dining room
  • Scheduled transportation to off-site activities and appointments
  • Weekly housekeeping, linen and laundry service

The Cambridge Homes

A Distinguished 130-Year History

  •  360 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 $$$
  • We offer a range of accommodations and service packages to meet individual needs and preferences
  • Three delicious meals prepared daily by our chef & served by wait staff
  • A full program of social, educational, cultural & spiritual activities
  • Scheduled group outings in our private van
  • Weekly apartment housekeeping & daily trash removal

The Residence at Watertown Square

Good Times. Good Friends. Great Care!

  •  20 Summer Street, Watertown, MA 02472
  • 24-hour availability of trained staff
  • A choice of apartments with emergency call system
  • Full-time director of events and activities
  • Excercise room and regular recreational activities
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day

Holiday Maplewood Place

Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care for Seniors in Malden!

  •  295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148 $$
  • 24-hour availability of a trained staff
  • A choice of apartments
  • A full-time director for events and activities
  • Anytime Cafe with complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day

Holiday Summer Place

Experience a Thriving Retirement Community

  •  20 Summer Street, Chelmsford, MA 01824
  • Spacious studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom senior apartments come with generous closet space, a kitchenette, walk-in tub, individual thermostat controls, and a patio or balcony.
  • Enjoy chef-prepared meals daily and stay active with our calendar of social and recreational events.
  • We love having cats and dogs as part of our community. After all, they are part of the family.
  • Spa Services, Fitness Equipment, Barber/Beauty Salon, Private Dining Room and More!
  • Guest Suites Available

Concord Park

Welcome to Concord Park

  •  68 Commonwealth Ave, Concord, MA 01742
  • We offer a range of accommodations and services to meet individual needs and preferences
  • Delicious meals prepared daily by our chef & served by wait staff
  • A full program of social, educational, cultural & spiritual activities
  • Wellness Program, including exercise classes to improve strength & balance
  • Access to on-site trained personal care staff 24 hours a day

Cabot Park Village

Welcome to Cabot Park Village Independent Senior Living in Newton, MA

  •  280 Newtonville Avenue, Newton, MA 02460 $$$$
  • A variety of private apartment styles and sizes
  • Reliable weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Heated indoor saline pool
  • General store
  • Fitness center & Exercise classes

The Residence at Freeman Lake

Your Home on a Grand Scale

  •  4 Technology Drive, N. Chelmsford, MA 01863
  • Set on beautifully landscaped grounds with a courtyard, lovely gardens and walking trails
  • 79 apartments on two floors
  • Here our residents,” in many cases, with their pets,” enjoy retirement living
  • Our services focus on wellness to help you maintain your health, so you can live as independently as possible
  • Our common areas,” including our lovely dining room, library and TV room,” give residents and their loved ones the opportunity to get to know one another

Brooksby Village

Peabody senior living, conveniently located on Boston's north shore

  •  100 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody, MA 01960 $

AVG Rate: $3200 monthly

  • Brooksby Village has a variety of maintenance-free apartment homes to choose from, more than other Peabody senior living communities offer.
  • Participate in resident-run clubs and activities that meet regularly on our Peabody senior living campus, there are hundreds to choose from!
  • Sample a variety of delicious food choices served daily in our on-site restaurants.
  • Swim laps year-round in the indoor heated pool or stay strong in the fitness center.
  • Revisit a favorite hobby, pastime or activity. The opportunities for fun are endless!

Beacon House

Welcome to Beacon House!

  •  19 Myrtle Street, Boston, MA 02114 $

Subsidized, 30%of income

  • Modern studio and one-bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens and baths
  • Seven apartments fully adapted for wheelchairs
  • Comfortable atrium, community room, and library
  • Computer lab with professional classes for residents
  • On-site access to MGH Senior HealthWISE program

Hale House

Caring Support for Independent Living

  •  273 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116
  • Hale House is an affordable residence that provides personalized care respectful of the need for privacy and independence
  • Private rooms, meals, and 24-hour care to 57 elderly men and women regardless of their ability to pay
  • In addition to providing licensed residential care including full social support services
  • Hale House offers a wide range of community services and activities

The Residence at Boylston Place

Imagine You Being You Again!

  •  615 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
  • Kitchenette with Refrigerator/Microwave or a Full Kitchen
  • 24-Hour State-of-the-Art Emergency Response System
  • Parlor with a Baby Grand Piano and a Limestone Fireplace
  • Full Service Restaurant with a Show Kitchen and Lounge
  • State-of-the-Art Cinema

The Residence at Paine Estate

Welcome to the Residence at Paine Estate

  •  10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778 $$
  • 24-hour availability of a trained staff
  • A choice of apartments
  • An emergency call system in every apartment
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day
  • Scheduled local transportation

One Wingate Way

Step into a unique living experience at One Wingate Way

  •  235 Gould Street, Needham, MA 02494
  • Spacious apartments in a variety of layouts, from 710sqft to 1036sqft
  • Casual dining in the Club Lounge with pool table and bar
  • Theater with Bose sound system, comfortable seating and mini bar
  • Life Enrichment programs featuring weekly lectures, musicians, excursions and more
  • AQUA by Wingate Fitness and Wellness Center

Brightview Danvers

Brightview Danvers serves Peabody, Salem, Danvers, Marblehead, Beverly and the surrounding area.

  •  50 Endicott Street, Danvers, MA 01923 $$$

Avg Price: $5500 monthly

  • Deluxe studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave, garbage disposal and refrigerator with ice maker
  • Inviting outdoor spaces for exercise, dining, gardening or just relaxing
  • Free, designated resident parking
  • Real Movie Theatre complete with theater seating and popcorn

Spencer House

Attractive, comfortable and affordable housing

  •  2053R Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02119
  • One-bedroom apartments measure 540 square feet
  • Each unit contains a full kitchen and private bath and is designed for a one to two-person household
  • Elevator service, central air-conditioning, heat, laundry and trash compacting
  • All units are carpeted and pre-wired for cable
  • Spencer House is ideal for people who utilize public transportation and enjoy the proximity to Franklin Park

Edgewood

Surrounded by Beauty. Connected to the World.

  •  575 Osgood Street, North Andover, MA 01845 $$

Entrance Fees Required

  • Community and private dining rooms
  • Coffee shop, cocktail lounge & a charming 65 seat bistro
  • Heated indoor swimming pool and whirlpool
  • Fitness center with exercise, aquatics classes, arthritis classes, and strength-training classes
  • Excellent dining with choice of venues

Springhouse

Welcome to Springhouse

  •  46 Allandale St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
  • Gracious dining room with private room for entertaining
  • Art gallery and cafe
  • Fitness and exercise room
  • Lovely outdoor seating, gardens and patios
  • On-site physical and occupational services

Sophia Snow Place

Life Your Way

  •  1205-1215 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132 $
  • We are a unique senior living community that offers an affordable lifestyle in a modern facility on a lovely campus setting
  • Two senior living options on our campus - 66 spacious Independent Living apartments & 36 private Supportive Living suites
  • Our location affords easy access to world-class medical care, rich cultural and educational resources, sporting events, fine dining and shopping
  • Community rooms on the ground floor invite friendly gatherings and social events, and provide venues for our extensive activities program
  • Sophia Snow Place offers unusual value in today's senior living environment

The Linden at Danvers

Senior Living with a Whole Lotta Heart

  •  220 Conant Street, Danvers, MA 01923
  • Several floor plans of varying square footage
  • Three homemade meals served restaurant-style each day, in our elegant dining room
  • A diverse, full-time activities program for premier senior living and elder care
  • Scheduled transportation to off-site activities and appointments
  • Weekly housekeeping, linen and laundry service

Florence House

Affordable living for middle income elders...

  •  17 Florence Street, Roslindale, MA 02131
  • 17 one-bedroom cooperatively owned apartments especially designed to meet the needs of persons 55 years of age or older
  • No income limit on residents
  • On-site staff to respond to after business hours emergencies
  • Private parking lot
  • Emergency call cords located in bathrooms and bedrooms

Colonial Gardens

Welcome to a community where caring hearts and friendly smiles await you.

  •  105 Cherry Hill Drive, Beverly, MA 01915
  • Studio, one bedroom, and two bedrooms w/ kitchenettes
  • Weekly housekeeping, including dusting, vacuuming, and sanitation of counters and cabinets
  • 24-hour emergency pull cords in each room
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • TV room with big screen television

The Linden at Dedham

Senior Living with a Whole Lotta Heart

  •  391 Common Street, Dedham, MA 02026
  • Several floor plans of varying square footage
  • Three homemade meals served restaurant-style each day, in our elegant dining room
  • A diverse, full-time activities program for premier senior living and elder care
  • Scheduled transportation to off-site activities and appointments
  • Weekly housekeeping, linen and laundry service

Atria Marina Place

Atria Marina Place - one of the best Boston Assisted Living Communities and Independent Living Communities!

  •  Four Seaport Drive, North Quincy, MA 02171
  • 24-hour availability of a trained staff
  • A choice of apartments
  • A full-time director for events and activities
  • Anytime Cafe with complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day

Traditions of Dedham

Premier Independent Living, Assisted Living & Reflections Memory Care

  •  735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA 02026
  • 24-hour availability of a trained staff
  • A choice of apartments with emergency call system
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day
  • Scheduled local transportation

Brookdale Cushing Park

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  300 West Farm Pond Road, Framingham, MA 01702 $$
  • Set on 36 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with a courtyard, lovely gardens and walking trails
  • 225 apartments on three floors with independent living cottages close by
  • Our common areas include our lovely dining room, library and activities center
  • Conveniently located in a residential area near the Natick Mall, Shoppers World and Farm Pond
  • With a full range of services, residents can remain here even if their health needs change.

Brookdale Quincy Bay

Independent Living and Assisted Living in Quincy Bay

  •  99 Brackett St., Quincy, MA 02169 $$
  • Spacious studio, one and two-bedroom apartments
  • Emergency response system for added peace of mind
  • Balcony (excluding studios) for private outdoor living space
  • Our general store makes it easy to pick up some last minute things or everyday items for your apartment.
  • Our full-service dining program offers three meals a day, prepared with only the freshest ingredients, and a variety of menu options.

The Residence at Riverbend

Good Times. Good Friends. Great Care!

  •  149 County Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day
  • A choice of apartments with emergency call system
  • Scheduled local transportation
  • Outdoor patio for seasonal dining
  • On-site barber and beauty salon

Wingate Residences at Haverhill

A new senior living residence is NOW OPEN in Haverhill!

  •  10 Residences Way, Haverhill, MA 01830 $$$
  • Private, studio and one-bedroom apartments (companion suites available) in a variety of floorplans
  • Planned life enrichment activities
  • Private and scheduled transportation
  • Chef-prepared meals and dynamic menu available daily
  • Cozy bistro and roof deck overlooking gardens

The Residence at Valley Farm

Good Times. Good Friends. Great Care!

  •  369 Pond Street, Ashland, MA 01721
  • 24-hour availability of trained staff
  • A choice of apartments with emergency call system
  • Full-time director of events and activities
  • Excercise room and regular recreational activities
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day

New Pond Village

Welcome Home. Your Friends Await.

  •  180 Main Street, Walpole, MA 02081 $$$

Entrance Fees Required

  • One- and two-bedroom apartments, many with the option of a den
  • Private balcony or patio with many apartments
  • Well-stocked, spacious library with a fireplace and inviting, comfortable seating areas
  • Upscale Pub & On-site bank
  • Resident greenhouse and raised garden beds

What are Retirement Communities?
Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.