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10 Best Independent Living Communities in Boulder, CO

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Photo of Brookdale North Boulder
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Very expensive to add care such as shower assist. Staff is friendly and concerned about safety. They need to pay more attention to cleaning. Floors sticky and bathroom never looked clean. At every visit...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Pursue Your Best YearsWhen you decide to call our independent living community in Boulder, Colorado home, you’ll experience a retirement fit for kings and queens. Prepare to enjoy resort-style living, scenic views of the lush Colorado landscape, and the fine company of men and women who will...
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Photo of Brookdale Meridian Boulder
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Based on the experience I have had so far with Brookdale Meridian Boulder, I would recommend this community to others! IT is in a great location and overall a great community. However when it comes to the...
Provides: Independent Living
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Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Cultivate Your Best YearsStep through our front doors and discover an independent living community unlike any other. Our worry-free seniors enjoy all the luxuries of a resort combined with the peace of mind that comes from knowing our staff is available to tend to everything from cooking and...
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Photo of Sunrise of Boulder
1111 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
9.4
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A Place for Mom helped us find Sunrise of Boulder 4+ years ago. We are now moving to Ohio and wish we would take Sunrise with us! Fabulous caring people and a lovely environment!
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Sunrise of Boulder is nestled in a quiet neighborhood with gorgeous mountain views next to a city park and bike path. All our rooms are conveniently located on the first floor, and our decor is arts-and-crafts with a ski lodge/cottage appeal.Step into a Sunrise Assisted Living community and you...
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Photo of Brookdale Boulder Creek
1010 Photos available
22 Floor plans available
9.4
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36 reviews
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36 reviews
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What stuck out about Brookdale Boulder Creek over other places we looked at was that the facility itself seemed very clean. It smelled pleasant, furniture and décor was updated. There was a warm inviting...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Living Life To The FullestTucked in the charming and scenic town of Boulder, Colorado, you’ll find a wonderful assisted living community full of men and women who inspire you to wake up each morning and live life to the fullest. Free from the burdens of home maintenance and chores, you can fill...
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Photo of Balfour Louisville Campus
22 Photos available
99 Floor plans available
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I am currently a resident at Balfour Louisville Campus. I would say that the staff is caring and they are available for all of my needs. Maintenance has also been so helpful with getting all of my needs met....
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Often there are no clear lines separately independent living, assisted living, memory care or even skilled nursing, a cornerstone of The Balfour Way is offering a continuum of care. This allows our residents to age in place and maintain relationships with friends and staff through different...
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Photo of Sunrise at FlatIrons
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77 Floor plans available
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Sunrise at Flatirons is one of the best senior living facilities I've seen. The team is so compassionate and kind, the buildings are clean, there are tons of activities, every resident I've seen has had a...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Sunrise at FlatIrons is a resort-style Sunrise Senior Living community located at 400 Summit Blvd in Broomfield, Colorado. Situated between the upscale Flatirons Crossing Mall and the Omni Interlocken Golf Course, Sunrise at FlatIrons offers a lifestyle free from the worries of home maintenance,...
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Photo of The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail Senior Living
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8.2
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The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail Senior Living has very friendly and attentive staff. My mother's room is spacious and pleasant, with a large window. Friendly residents at all levels of function. Lots of fun,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail Senior Living, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. We offer free wi-fi...
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Photo of Balfour Retirement Community
66 Photos available
8.0
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19 reviews
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Caring staff, excellent activities. Beautiful facility. The room sizes in memory care are quite large, very nice. I cannot say enough good things about the facility and staff. We are very pleased and would...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Balfour Way – Our ApproachAt Balfour, life is all about having extraordinary choices.Our communities are well-regarded for their comfortable elegance and for the individualized quality of life. But it’s our dedication to service, innovation, and respect that truly define The Balfour Way.At...
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Photo of MorningStar of Boulder
1111 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
7.5
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29 reviews
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29 reviews
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All is well. Even though they changed ownership just a few weeks after the move, all is well and going smoothly. I would recommend this facility to others.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Boulder represents the finest assisted living Boulder or Longmont CO has to offer. Having opened our doors and hearts in September 2015, we are dedicated to giving our residents a carefree lifestyle of comfort, wellness and community. Beautifully...
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Photo of The Pearl at Boulder Creek
1010 Photos available
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The staff goes out of their way to be helpful and really look after the residents. The food staff are so kind and the nurses really care.
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Live.It is all up to you. With a full slate of fun activities, health and wellness and travel programs, dining options, and the proximity of downtown Boulder, the University and lively Pearl Street, there are choices galore at The Pearl at Boulder Creek. Fill your days with the richness of...
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Photo of Flatirons Terrace
1212 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
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My dear friend spent the last full year of her life in Flatirons Terrace. The residence was clean and healthy, fresh meals were served daily. The most significant to us were the kindness and helpfulness of...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Flatirons Terrace is an independent living community in an exceptional location – the heart of Boulder. With carefully planned and spacious rental residences, life here is suited to your needs and tastes. Flatirons Terrace offers contemporary and comfortable architecture and interior design, with...
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
The Mary Sandoe House is the first Assisted Living in Boulder and Mary Sandoe had a desire to help others in the community in 1979. We are a small and cozy 24 residence in beautiful South Boulder with a great view of the Flat Irons that is central to shopping centers, library and bus. Residents...
Photo of Balfour at Lavender Farms
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[name removed] is always very pleasant and professional. She always has a smile on her face. The activities are well laid out and lots of fun. I even enjoy participating myself! I feel that [name removed]...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
The Balfour Way – Our ApproachAt Balfour, life is all about having extraordinary choices.Our communities are well-regarded for their comfortable elegance and for the individualized quality of life. But it’s our dedication to service, innovation, and respect that truly define The Balfour Way.At...
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Photo of Affinity at Lafayette
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We picked this community for my loved one, because of the value for cost, nice apartments, and location. They have very friendly residents and management. It's close to main retail stores and the supermarket
Provides: Independent Living, Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
At Affinity at Lafayette we’ve created a new kind of 55+ lifestyle community for people who are ambitious about the years ahead and aren’t willing to compromise their freedom.Rents start at $1517, which includes everything: utilities, WiFi, expanded television services, swimming pool, hot tub,...
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Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Provides: Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Provides: Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Located in spectacular Boulder, Colorado, Golden West provides quality independent and assisted living for seniors 62 and older. It’s what we’ve done since 1965, and one of the reasons many consider Golden West a Boulder treasure. Our environment, programs and caring staff help you to stay...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
The Mezzanine at Golden West is Golden West’s assisted living community on the north side of the Golden West campus. The Mezzanine is a four-story building with 56 assisted living apartments, each with wall-to-wall windows that highlight the expansive views of Boulder. Life at The Mezzanine at...
Provides: Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Provides: Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Photo of Frasier Retirement Community, a CCRC
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Photo of The Residences at Balfour
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Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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5.5
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It's been a good experience for my parents. It's a hard time of life, but the staff have been extremely consciousness. One complaint would be that they do not have enough staff, which is something I...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Waneka Park Assisted living Community is located in a quiet neighborhood, just steps away from Old Town Lafayette. We are also close to hospitals, medical practices, shopping centers and the RTD Bus Station. Waneka Park offers personal care plans specific to each individual's needs. We have 24...
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What families are saying about independent living in Boulder

Recent reviews for independent living in Boulder

Westhaven Apartment Homes in Lakewood, CO

4.0
I have moved in to Westhaven Apartment Homes, and I really like it so far. I like that I can still maintain an independent lifestyle here, but that it is also a very active and social retirement facility. The staff is great, and they have a lot of activities like Bingo, movies, crafts, story ...
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Golden Orchard III in Wheat Ridge, CO

5.0
We love the staff and living situation for my 2 elderly parents at Golden Orchard, Finding this lovely group home was a Blessing for us. My Dad and Mom are well taken care of in every way. Such a huge difference in how well my parents are doing in this very caring group home environment!. Food ...
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Village at Belmar in Lakewood, CO

5.0
My mother was previously a resident at Village at Belmar and everything was great for her at this facility. The cleanliness and friendliness were great. The staff, care service and value for cost were also great. They did a wonderful job caring for my mother. I would recommend Village at Belmar ...
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Cost of independent living in Boulder, CO

The average cost of senior living in Boulder is 4349.99 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Louisville, CO with an average of 4054.96 per month.

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Boulder, CO vs. nearby cities

Boulder, CO

$4,350/mo

Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
Complete guide to independent living
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Brookdale Meridian Arvada, Brookdale North Boulder and Brookdale Longmont are the top rated independent living facilities near Boulder, Colorado. See full list of communities.

There are 24 independent living facilities near Boulder, Colorado. See the full list.

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