The Commons

4300 Chris Drive, Huntsville, AL 35802

About the community The Commons

The Commons is Huntsville's first 55+ Active Adult Community and is very different from other apartments or retirement living options in our area.

A 55+ Active Adult Community, like The Commons, is an age restricted community. That means we are required by the 1995 Housing for Older Persons Act to certify that 80% of our Members are age 55 or older. Because of this requirement, at least one Commons Member living in each apartment must be age qualified. This means your neighbors will have lifestyles, interests and stories like yours!

At The Commons, there are no Homeowners Association fees, buy-in options, or entrance fees. All you pay is your monthly rent, and the cost for any of our optional services you choose to enjoy.We offer seven different floor plan options with various bedroom, bath, den, patio and balcony options. Our apartments range in size from a one-bedroom, one-bath at 692 square feet to a two-bedroom, two-bath with a den and patio or balcony at 1,325 square feet.

Senior Living Options Offered

Independent living
Senior apartments

Pricing for The Commons

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

Base fees by room type

1 Bedroom
Starting at
2 Bedrooms
Starting at

*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 The Commons

Health Care Services

Medication management

Room Amenities

Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Ground floor units
Private patio, deck, or balcony
Handicap accessible
Cable or satellite tv

Community Amenities

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Uncovered parking

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Beauty salon
Computer or media center


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed



Recreational areas

Fitness center

On-site dining options

Private dining room


Happy hour
Live musical performances
Activities on-site
Activities off-site

Reviews for The Commons


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December 11, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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my review of the commons

Make sure to check into the facility thoroughly. It's a very nice facility. there is no transportation right now either. The room sizes are nice, you have a choice to buy a food plan with the facility. the communication is

May 7, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Sounded great however way beyond her budget.

May 1, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
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From what I saw of the commons, this seemed like a nice place to stay. Everything was clean and staff and residents were friendly. Though it did not quite fit my needs, as I preferred not to live in apartments, The Commons seemed like a nice place to live.

February 28, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Easy process, great prices!

My mother in law just moved into The Commons last week and the whole process was very easy and enjoyable. Their prices are much more reasonable than another place she had looked at, and she is able to afford living here without outside support from other family members. We loved the "al a carte" process of being able to choose which services she needed rather than assuming she needed them all and charging for everything. Granted, she has only been there one week, but we saw her there yesterday and she was very happy and getting settled nicely. (Note: her AT&T cell phone does not get very good service there, so she may have to change to another provider, but that is no reflection on The Commons at all).

February 11, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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That is what I call Security in my book!

The way it was designed is great for someone like my moms age. She would need the security. I feel secure for her to be there, people cant go in without a keycard or a code and that makes it's secure in my book. The residents have a card but the family get a code . Just not anyone can get in, that makes me feel secure. Also why I chose the facility. They keep it exceptionally clean in and outside , very tidy.

November 4, 2014
Anonymous - Toured community
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Review of The Commons Independent Living in Huntsville, AL

Very Nice. Roomy, lots of amenities. I looked at assisted living also. Very caring. Met w/ resident/staff. I am a healthcare worker and I was impressed.

Neighborhood around The Commons

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Commons

The Commons offers 1 Bedroom and 2 Bedrooms. Learn more.

The Commons has received an average review rating of 4.3 based on 6 reviews. See all reviews.

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