Colonial Gardens

105 Cherry Hill Drive, Beverly, MA 01915

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About the community Colonial Gardens

We believe that Colonial Gardens Gracious Retirement Living is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure.

At Colonial Gardens Gracious Retirement Living, our management teams live on-site, and are available 24 hours a day. Our food is truly made from scratch, and served right to your table along with a smile from our friendly staff.

Enjoy the convenience of our comfortable bus for scheduled appointments, shopping trips and other errands. We also regularly plan special excursions to cultural events, day trips, museums, and other places of interest. If you'd rather stay home, the choice is yours. It's easy to be as private or as social as you wish, Colonial Gardens Gracious Retirement Living features beautiful common areas and there's always a variety of planned activities and a chance to socialize with friends and neighbors every day.

Senior Living Options Offered

Independent living

Pricing for Colonial Gardens

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

Base fees by room type

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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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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.

Amenities at Colonial Gardens

Health Care Services

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist
Occupational therapist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Professional chef
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Ground floor units

Community Amenities

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Uncovered parking

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Indoor atrium
Beauty salon




Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Fitness center
Game room

On-site dining options

Private dining room


Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Protestant services
Catholic services

Reviews for Colonial Gardens


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September 12, 2021
Freya M - Friend of resident/client
Needs improvement

The assistant managers need to pay better attention to the needs of the residents. Sometimes they are not flexible or personable. They need to show more appreciation for the employees who care very much for the residents. These young employees work very hard for the little money they make. They laugh with the residents and bring joy to the community.

August 12, 2021
Carla - Child of resident/client
my review

The meals have really declined in the last two months, and there is a two-hour window of service time for the food. The residents are very accepting and the staff is very helpful and friendly. I would recommend this community as long as you know meals are an issue.

August 2, 2021
Carlene - Loved one of resident/client
A Perfect Place for Mom or Dad

The grounds are gorgeous, and immaculate. The inside is always clean. There is an opportunity for someone to go in an help change the linens and vacuum my loved ones room once a week. The community is extremely friendly and helpful. The staff know the resident's names and family members. They run a tight machine at Colonial Gardens. There is a safety button that the residents wear in case the residents need additional assistance. They have pull cords in the bathroom and kitchens for the residents to use. They offer a lot of activities for the residents, and they provide a calendar of activities for the residents to review. There is a hair salon on site as well. There is an additional care services on site, such as physical therapy and you pay extra for these services.

July 7, 2021
anonymous - Friend of resident/client
A Good Place to Be

I'd recommend it. I've been pretty happy with them. The staff are very friendly, and my loved one is happy with them. His apartment is good and sufficient for his needs. There's a door that opens to the outside, which is nice to be able to come in without having to go through the whole facility. Really the only issue is the food. Sometimes they don't take into consideration that older people might need softer foods, and they serve things that are hard to chew. Especially the meats. But the taste is alright. Overall, I'm grateful to have found a good place for our loved one to be.

April 19, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client
Accommodating and pleasant experience

We really liked the facility itself. It had everything my loved one needed. Even on moving in, there were a couple of things she was very fussy about, for instance the wall color and the rug. And they accommodated us on those changes even before she moved. in. So that really set a good tone. A couple of the managers there were really terrific. They were very accommodating. My loved one lived on her own for more than 30 years, so this was a pretty big change for her. And they did a great job with her. There were a number of activities, and each month it would change. They had different themed activities, like a St Patty's theme for March, arts and crafts, bingo, exercise classes, yoga and such. They had some core things and then switched it up a little each month. My loved one was really neat herself, so it's hard to tell what housekeeping was doing vs. what she was doing. But her apartment was always spotless. I know they did at least light cleaning, like vacuuming and cleaning the bathrooms. And they did a good job of keeping the common areas neat and clean.

March 31, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client
Peace of Mind Living for an Elderly Loved One

Generally we've had a positive experience all in all. It's just that he quality of the food could be improved. My loved one says it's just not tasteful, it's bland, the sandwiches are skimpy, and there's not a lot of variety. The staff are very good. They're all very friendly. It's very clean here. The activities are good as well, although a little restricted due to Covid. But overall we've had a good experience, and I would recommend it to others.

February 4, 2021
John - Loved one of resident/client
A Nice Place as a Retirement Community for Your Mom

The community is well maintained. They have a great staff and they are friendly. One of the weak points is the food varies dramatically. Some of the meals looked good and others looked weak.

May 20, 2020
Jim - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
It has lived up to its potential

Overall, the community is always clean. The staff always treats the residents well. The staff has gone above and beyond with the residents. Our two relatives at the community have been very well taken care of. The staff has done a good job of accommodating for the changing needs my relatives. The price is right for the level of care they are able to provide. I think the community is well run and during the Covid-19 pandemic, they have done a good job keeping the residents safe.

February 28, 2020
Lesley Atwater
Loving Colonial Gardens

I love it here!!!! But I am very afraid my rent will increase in a year and I will be extremely sad because I will not be able to afford it. Right now it takes just about my total income. and I don't know how to fix that issue due to my income will not chANGE

November 10, 2018
Kerry - Loved one of resident/client
Home away from home!

The day we moved our uncle was a whirlwind time. Colonial Gardens was incredible. They knew our urgency was real, they knew our uncle was in need and they made the process beyond easy. It was incredible. Everyday we are blessed beyond words for the entire staff. [Name removed], [Name removed], [Name removed], [Name removed] wife (forgive my memory ) are asssets to Colonial Gardens. They take incredible cqre of the residents, provide a safe, sound clean and secure family environment! The services and ancillary staff are tremendous. Thank you Colonial Gardens!!

August 30, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

This facility was wonderful. It was very clean and really nicely set up. If it was up to me my mother in law would choose to live here. I feel she would be very happy.

July 11, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Mom really liked the size of the apartment. Which means that she can bring most of her "stuff" with her. Liked the "feel" of the place.

June 21, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Wonderful Place!!

I have no complaints of how things are going for my loved one since she made the move into this community. I am comfortable with the quality of care the staff are providing her and they have been a delight to work with. She has had no issues with the meals and enjoys participating in the activities from time to time. Overall it is a very clean facility and I would recommend it to anyone.

June 21, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Nice, but not as vibrant...

My loved one's stay is going well so far. He gets the care that he needs. However, we are a bit concerned because the facility isn't as vibrant as the last facility that he was in.

June 18, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

I have to agree with the review of the managers at Colonial Gardens in Beverly, MA -they have no business being the managers of a “retirement” community - this is a facility that the residents are paying for and they are treated with disdain as the prior review stated. [Removed] feel it is a burden listening to the complaints of the residents. I don’t think they understand that these residents are paying their salaries and they should have a better understanding of their issues. This is the last chapter of their lives and they should be treated with dignity and not made to feel that their complaints go unheard. It is time for new managers who are caring, compassionate people and know how to listen and respect others! The food is also terrible and served like an institution and not a "retirement" community!

May 2, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Clean facility with many activities!

My loved one's stay at Colonial Gardens is going great! The facility is very clean and well maintained and the staff is very friendly and polite. For the most part, my loved one is very fond of the food, as well as the activities, such as bingo, that are offered at this facility. My main concern is that resident and family requests are not always given the care and attention that they require, but overall, this is a very nice facility!

November 21, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Very Clean Place!!

My mother and I would defiantly recommend this community to a friend because the place is very nice and well maintained. The community provides housekeeping once a week. They also provide 3 meals a day, and they are well balanced, taste good, and provide a variety of options. The room my mother is in is very comfortable and she has her own balcony. The only thing I wish they would change is I wish they would have the option to take the meals up to the resident's bedrooms.

August 9, 2016
Disenchanted family member - Loved one of resident/client
Go Somewhere Else!

Don’t be fooled by the nice facilities. The managers here, Al and Cheryl [Removed], show nothing but disdain for the residents, and though it’s meant to be ‘independent living’ the place is filled with residents who need a greater level of care. Not to mention the fact that they can’t keep staff. Since my parents moved here, I couldn’t count the number of people they plough through in housekeeping, activities, and in the kitchen. Run!!!!

July 18, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community

Beautiful environment and furnishings, gorgeous "restaurant-like" dining room with daily gourmet meal menu, lots of great amenities, nice, peaceful location. Was disappointed that the studio (in our budget) was much too small to accommodate anything more than a bed, nightstand and dresser. Would be perfect if it was only to be used as a bedroom, however I needed a seating area in the room, and this studio was not big enough for even an armchair.

August 21, 2015
Anonymous - Toured community

Of those visited, the most affordable other than low-income rentals. Private pay only. Some units attractive. In a corporate park. Dull walking. Strange dining area like hotel lobby. Poor activities. Free stays elsewhere incl. UK.

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Colonial Gardens has received an average review rating of 3.9 based on 40 reviews. See all reviews.

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