Summer Place

20 Summer Street, Chelmsford, MA 01824

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About the community Summer Place

Summer Place provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment.

History comes alive at Summer Place. Located in the heart of Chelmsford, the town square dates back to the 1600's and we're just ten minutes from Walden Pond. Beyond heritage, you'll enjoy the convenience of being a short distance from shopping, healthcare, wonderful dining and many unique regional destinations.

Our all-inclusive month-to-month rent covers:
- Private apartment suites
- Daily chef-prepared meals from scratch
- A variety of enriching activities
- Maintenance-free living
- Weekly housekeeping and linen service
- Local, scheduled transportation
- Most utilities including basic cable

Familiar Faces
From pleasant housekeepers, to attentive servers at mealtime, and helpful maintenance technicians who aare there when you need them, this community is the new extension of your family. We're here to make your life easier in any way we can.

Private apartment suites
Choose from a variety of comfortable senior living apartments in various sizes and configurations allowing you the freedom to furnish in any style that appeals to you.

Built with your comfort and safety in mind
Our easy-to-maneuver floor plans are ideal for seniors and we offer 24/7 emergency response...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Independent living

Pricing for Summer Place

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.

Amenities at Summer Place

Meals & Dining

Meals provided

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Private patio, deck, or balcony
Cable or satellite tv
Air conditioned

Community Amenities

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Uncovered parking



Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Billiards lounge
Fitness center
Game room


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Happy hour
Live musical performances

Reviews for Summer Place


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October 6, 2021
Anonymous - Child of resident/client
Good Community

I would encourage you to check out this community. There are social aspects to this community. They will make it easier on your loved one by providing meals and housekeeping once a week. The staff that work here are very helpful. There are some activities available for the residents. There are chairs out front to socialize along as well as in the dining room. The biggest complaint my loved ones have is the food. The meals don't come out hot and it seems very repetitive in meal options. There was a change to the meals in the last 6-8 weeks.

September 16, 2021
Gregory D - Resident/client
Mom has regained a lot of her old enthusiasm

Living alone for twenty years before moving into Summer Place, Mom’s enthusiasm for life had waned. Now it’s largely back. She’s going for walks again instead of just sitting around her apartment, has made the first real friends she’s had in years, and is eating better. She went from a two-bedroom apartment to a studio with hardly any problem- in fact, it’s easier for her to function and she’s less confused with less room and “stuff” to worry about. The staff is very friendly. From Day 1 she said she likes the food, which is so important because her diet was terrible living alone. And they have a van service for appointments- a life saver!

April 30, 2021
RM - Sibling of resident/client
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i great place for your loved one

The location is great and the community has a good value for your money. Communication could be better. My loved one really loves the food and I would recommend this community to others. They have had a good covid plan and have kept the residence safe.

March 15, 2021
Wayne - Child of resident/client
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Summer Place is the Place to Go When the Need Arises

Go take a tour. There is some turnover, but not much. When people move in, they tend to stay there. Your loved one will definitely enjoy it. They've been offering lots of activities, despite the Covid situation. The staff is very nice, and they definitely cater to your loved one. They're certainly better at dealing with day to day issues than I could be. They're very caring and nurturing. We looked at other places, and based on what Summer Place offers, Summer Place seems like the best value.

February 22, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client
Verified Review
I would recommend

We chose Summer Place at the time because it was affordable and the location to family. The apartment sizes here are nice, she is in a glorified studio and it really works for her. I have heard others residents also talk about how they enjoy their apartment size. The residents have not received their covid shots yet. Another issue we have had is they are short staffed quite a lot. I do think the facility itself needs some cosmetic updating. Overall, I would recommend them.

September 10, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Would recommend this community

Summer Place is an independent living community so they do not really offer any care services. We really liked the convenience of this community it is pretty close to our home. Summer place is very welcoming and pleasant looking and is very clean

August 8, 2020
Joan Yutkins - Loved one of resident/client
Improvement needed

Very cozy place to live. The rooms are bright and cheery! The building needs a facelift to keep up with all the other independent care facilities in same area. The food needs much improvement. It is awful. I also feel staff (management) should be there overnight. At one time the managers (2) lived at Summer Place. Felt way more secure having my Dad living there at that time. All staff go home at 7:30. No one available for folks living there after that. I feel that yearly increases in rent should never exceed 3 percent. That is reasonable. This year it was more than 6 percent, with no renovations or updates to the place, that I feel is needed. Last year it was close to 6 percent also. Way to much for these elders with limited funds.

August 7, 2020
Gary Freket - Loved one of resident/client
Thank you

Great job by all team members. With all of your hard work, Summer Place continued to remain a safe environment.

August 5, 2020
Lloyd D. Adams - Resident/client
Great place

Great place, they’ve handled the pandemic very well. No one sick here. Well done

November 23, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Nice place- everyone was very friendly, and it was clean and welcoming.

January 2, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

visited on 10/20. nice facility. may go for lunch with mom. transportation to/from St. Mary's

September 12, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
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Dingy Place!!

I had recently taken a tour of this community for my parents and I was not impressed at all of what I had seen. I ended up not even taking my parents to look at it after my first impression of the facility. It was a very depressing atmosphere and felt like I was in a ghost town when I had walked in. Everything was out of date and the carpets as well as the wall paper just seemed like it had not been changed in decades. Another thing I was not very pleased with was the staff. They where not very professional during our visit and just was not flexible in any of the questions I had for them. I would not want my parents living in a place like this one.

Response from Summer Place

September 19, 2017

Hello Jasmine, my name is Katie, I work for Holiday, and while I am very sorry to hear these comments and reflection on your experience, I would like to sincerely thank you for sharing them with us. We want to make Summer Place the best possible place to work for our employees, and can not do that with your open and honest feedback. I am going to take these comments regarding appearance and professionalism and share them with the appropriate parties; but please, if you have additional feedback, we would really like to hear from you. Thank you so much, Jasmine, for reaching out and sharing this with us. We hope you have a wonderful rest of your day. --Katie

August 30, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
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Good Tour Of This Community

We toured this community for my sister, and her needs. We had a pleasant tour. Everyone was kind to my family, and I. The community was clean, and appeared to be well maintained. It was a good experience, but we did find another community that my sister was more fond of.

August 11, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
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Lovely Tour, But Not The Right Fit For My Love One

I had a nice tour of this retirement community. Everyone was kind, and friendly to me. The community was nice, and clean from what I saw. The staff I met was kind, and helpful. They answered my questions, and the experience went well overall. Unfortunately my love one needed more care than they were able to provide.

July 19, 2017
Anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
They Moved Out

We moved out of this community, it was a bad experience for us.

Response from Summer Place

September 11, 2017

Hello, my name is Katie, I work for Holiday, and while I am very sorry to see this comment, I would like to sincerely thank you for sharing it with us. I'd love the chance to speak with you to learn more about your experience and understand the reasons for your move. We want to make Summer Place the best possible place to retire, and can not do that without honest and sincere feedback such as yours. We sincerely hope and look forward to speaking with you, and hope until then that you do well! Thank you so much. --Katie

April 17, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
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Good Tour, but too Expensive

This is a nice community, and my tour of it was a good one overall. From what I saw the community looked, everything was well maintained. The staff was friendly, and kind. There were many factors that played into where to move my loved ones too. Their prices were to expensive for our budget.

April 13, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
A nice community

I thought this was a nice community when I visited. The person that took us on tour was nice and helpful. The community seemed clean. This community does not really offer assisted living. They have a base price and then they have additional charges for other services that may be needed.

September 22, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
I would recommend Summer Place!!

I tried the food at this community it was ok but I felt like it was a little salty. The community is clean and well taken care of. I think they could use another elevator. Mom likes some of the daily activities and the patient staff are good at encouraging her to participate.

September 13, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
A place to retire

From the very first time I visited Summer Place I was impressed by the professional manner we were treated. Very friendly and accommodating. Extremely informative on how the place is running. My aunt is enjoying all the wonderful things that are offered. I feel very comfortable having her stay at Summer Place.A place

September 1, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community

Tracey and I went 8/1 and met with Robert. The place was clean, smelled good because it was lunch time. The cafe had many people. The one bedroom (580sq.ft)was spacious and comfortable. Patio/porch is available too. Walking distance from mini mall and liquor store. Trips are every Wed. Popcorn is made daily. You can bring your own wine to dinner. Downside-no next-step care.

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Summer Place has received an average review rating of 3.5 based on 33 reviews. See all reviews.

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