Canterbury Village

33 Mount Pleasant Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052

About the community

Upon arrival visitors and prospective residents can acknowledge the warmth and kindness that graces our community. Canterbury Village is a not-for-profit assisted living community in West Orange, New Jersey. We are celebrating 100 years of gracious and affordable senior living. Since 1921, it has been our mission to provide residents and their families peace of mind — in knowing we deeply respect our aging community and believe they should be cared for with respect. We offer living accommodations, professional care, and essential services, making Canterbury an ideal home for your retirement.

West Orange, New Jersey is a quaint, charming town, filled with nature and unique attractions. It’s simply a great place for seniors to retire. Residents and their loved ones delight in various attractions about town, like paddle boating or enjoying historical sites at Thomas Edison National Historical Park.

Community Amenities

On-campus, our community enjoys a variety of common areas, living amenities, and care services provided regularly. We serve three meals daily in our intimate dining rooms, offer a diverse calendar filled with social and physical activities that promote overall well-being, and much more.

All residents are monitored by a professional nurse to help ensure any ongoing medical needs are addressed. Our...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living

Pricing at Canterbury Village

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Professional chef
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units
Handicap accessible
Cable or satellite tv

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Café or bistro

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit


Cats allowed

Common areas

Private bath
Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Beauty salon

Recreational areas

Piano or organ
Raised garden beds


Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Enclosed courtyard
Indoor walking paths

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Visiting rabbi

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September 25, 2020
Patrick - Loved one of resident/client
A Perfect Place I Would Put My Mother

The community was clean anytime we would go see my loved one. The community was extremely friendly from the administration down to the janitor. Everyone was always smiling and always asking what they could do to help.

January 19, 2020
Anonymous - Toured community

Art was terrific. The facility was dark and a bit tired. Rooms were very small. It is not in a good location for me either.

November 1, 2019
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Canterbury is simply wonderful

Canterbury Village not only saved my mother, but me as well. After a terrible, dehumanizing experience at an unsafe, unsound non-profit facility in Somerset, my mother’s life turned around at Canterbury. The Canterbury staff is kind and compassionate, the directors and nurses are attentive to the residents’ needs and medications (with wise suggestions too) and I have watched my mother thrive there. It’s a clean, cozy, and cheery place - not institutional or bleak. Residents with dementia are given freedom and respect; there is never a sense of this being a locked facility, but a sprawling apartment complex or shared home with gardens and good meals (and a therapy dog too!) Staff turnover seems very low, so the residents and families really bond with everyone there. I just can’t overemphasize how wonderful Canterbury has been for my mom - it is a wonderful place. I am so grateful to everyone there

September 12, 2019
D.Risch - Loved one of resident/client
No one is running this place!

My Aunt has been a resident at Canterbury for over a year now and although the facility is clean, there needs to be more observant and attentive staff members. Upon visiting a few weeks ago I noticed a constanl white discharge from my Aunt's eye, indicating a possible infection. I notified one of the nursing staff and went on my way.. I returned 2 weeks later as I was on vacation, and she STILL had the discharge and said she had NOT been treated by anyone. After 2 emails and 3 phone calls, (Nurses' station voicemail box was full) I still have NOT BEEN CONTACTED by anyone from the facility to remedy this situation! Mind you, I pay over $6,300/mo for her to be there and get harassed by one particular [removed] aid to provide diapers, pads, etc.. for my Aunt. I'm one of the few relatives to frequent this facility, sadly most residents don't get visitors. My question is, if they provide supplies when she runs out, as she does...where is the money going? They can't keep a front desk receptionist for more than 6 months either.

January 26, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

The Canterbury was a nice place. I'm just not sure it is right for my mom.

December 19, 2018
Carolyn C. - Loved one of resident/client
Pay a visit. I think you will be comforted after you see this community.

My mother lived in two assisted living communities before we found Canterbury. The first community was very pretty, fresh flowers, piano in the lobby, a nicely landscaped area with fountain spraying water into the pond. Her apartment was the right size for her and we decorated it beautifully and she was comfortable. However, after one fall that was caused by another resident, and another fall caused by my mother's refusal to call for help, we were forced to hire a 24 hour live-in OR get out. When the cost of that help pushed the monthly expenses to nearly 10,000.00, we had to search for another place. We found one we liked, maybe not quite so elegant, but they did not require the 24 hour live-in. People there were so pleasant, it was cheerful, residents were encouraged to participate in conversation groups, music, games, and general socializing. But, over time, cost per month became an issue so we started the search all over again. Canterbury was suggested to me by [name removed]. She told me we would be doing ourselves a favor if we would see the place and consider it carefully. My sister was the first to visit and explore the accommodations, gathering rooms, and the pocket gardens which were very charming that time of year. I went the following day, early in the morning, and unannounced. That is the very best way to judge cleanliness, as we have learned. Everything was so clean and tidy. The carpets, wall paper and drapes give a country cottage feel, well decorated, bright with sunlight. Windows and French doors let out into the little gardens, one of which had BBQ equipment for outdoor cooking in the good weather. A grand piano sat in the main room used for socializing, music, movies, and a fireplace is the focal point in another area of the large space. I was so surprised to see such a pretty interior because the exterior is deceivingly simple, tidy yes, but not fancy. My mother was welcomed and every time we visited, which was at least once a week, my mother was in the middle of a group of residents who were watching an old movie or were talking as a group about a particular topic. Not that my mother participated always, but it was good to see her not sitting alone. I would suggest to a family who are looking for "A Place for Mom" do, please, take a few minutes to see Canterbury. It may be just the place you were hoping to find and, maybe, at a cost that will surprise you. We learned that it isn't always money that matters while judging how happy your loved one will be nor how well she is truly cared for by dedicated people.

March 25, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

We met on a day when [name removed] was not there, but the Health Director showed us around and answered almost all of our questions. We were shown several sizes of rooms that might be available to us. It is well kept and clean. We liked that it was on one floor and the atmosphere was more homey. Lots of windows and sunshine. It is definitely an option for us.

October 13, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Review of Canterbury Village - West Orange, NJ

Great community not too large, friendly staff, good resident care.

April 7, 2017
Catherine vezina - Loved one of resident/client
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Canterbury village is a lifesaver!

I was so impressed by CB from my first visit. The administrator was and still is very helpful. He helped me get through a very difficult time with my aunt. The staff welcomed her with open arms,too. It is such a relief to visit and see her safe, clean, and happy.

March 21, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
We love it hands down!

The staff is very polite and very helpful with anything that my sister needs. The community is just beautiful and it is always clean and bright. The meals are good as well. I really like that it is close to me so I can visit my sister more now.

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