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27 Independent Living Communities in the Ipswich Area

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Atria Marland Place

Searching for Assisted Living Communities in Andover, MA?

  •  15 Stevens Street, Andover, MA 01810
  • 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
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Holiday Birch Heights

Award-Winning Senior Living

  •  7 Kendall Pond Road, Derry, NH 03038 $$
  • Comfortable apartments in a variety of sizes that allow you the freedom to furnish in any style that appeals to you.
  • Perfectly balanced, perfectly delicious meals made from scratch and served in our restaurant-style dining room.
  • We love having cats and dogs as part of our community. After all, they are part of the family.
  • All of your utilities are included in your monthly rent. That includes cable TV, heat, and air conditioning, everything except your phone bill.
  • We know how much seniors value their freedom, so we offer month-to-month leases with no long-term commitment. Enjoy this all-inclusive lifestyle on your terms.
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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

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

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

Charter Senior Living of Danvers


  •  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

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

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!


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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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 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


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

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.