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43 Independent Living Facilities near Columbia, MD

If you’re looking for independent living in the Columbia area, our local senior living advisors can help you each step of the way. From affordable independent living for seniors to luxury options, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of independent living in Columbia. From there, we’ll show you the best independent living communities for your lifestyle, interests, and budget.

Discover unique independent living amenities, social activities, dining, and more independent living benefits. With 43 independent living facilities in Columbia, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.

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Columbia Independent Living Facilities | 584 Reviews

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Last Updated: 1/19/23
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Average starting price $3,719/month
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Recent reviews of Independent Living in Columbia, MD
Sunrise of Pikesville
3.3

With memory care, some of the staff needs more education and training on how to deal with people with dementia. They're task oriented - they let the people with dementia rule them around rather than directing the dementia patents and coaxing them. Some of the staff members are very, very good, but some, particularly the younger ones, don't' seem to get it and are likely lacking in training. Cleanliness is good. Right now during Covid times, the common areas are not allowed for visitors, but you can visit in your person's room or outside, although that's slightly inconvenient. But they do have a couple of designated visiting rooms. It sounds like visitation should be opening up soon, although they haven't given a set date yet. I do like Sunrise, and I think it's a decent place that could just use a few improvements.

The Cottages of Perry Hall in Parkville, MD
4.9

My wife needed professional assisted memory care because of advanced dementia. We were very lucky to find "The Cottages of Perry Hall" The home like atmosphere made the transfer very comfortable and easy for the patient to adapt to these new suroundings. The loving care given by the health staff was increditable. This experience gave our family comfort knowing the she was happy and was receiving the care she needed.

Sunrise of Severna Park
3.1

I am glad our loved one is here and not at a different community I would recommend this community to others based on my experience

Residences at Vantage Point CCRC

5400 Vantage Point Rd, Columbia, MD 21044

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Residences at Vantage Point in Columbia, Maryland, a not-for-profit, non-denominational Life Plan Community with all the extras you could imagine.You've done quite a lot in your life. When it comes to some things, you've done enough. Mowing the lawn, fixing the meals, shoveling snow, repairing...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.8(6 reviews)

I enjoy dining in our Fireside Dining Room, The Bistro and The Pub. The food is well prepared, presented in an attractive fashion, and is exceptional. The atmospheres of the venues are unique. I...

Brighton Gardens of Columbia

7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD 21045

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Brighton Gardens of Columbia is located in the planned city of Columbia, Maryland, a city nationally ranked as one of the 10 Best Places to Live by MONEY, CNN, and FORBES. Against the perfect blend of parks, walking paths, and abundant shopping, Brighton Gardens of Columbia offers a beautifully...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.1(50 reviews)

The staff members at Brighton Gardens are very friendly and they know all the residents by their first name. The community itself is very clean and the residents look like they are really well taken care of....

Sunrise of Columbia

6500 Freetown Road, Columbia, MD 21044

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
4.2(37 reviews)

We chose Sunrise of Columbia because of the friendliness of the staff members, the smaller size of the facility, and also it had a lot of men which was a big plus for him. The location is also great and easy...

Lorien Harmony Hall

6336 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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Harmony Hall has been a landmark in Howard County for over a quarter of a century. With a focus on quality care, socialization, and independence, our philosophy encourages our residents to age in place. Our visionary, diverse campus offers access to 24/7 nursing and caregiving support, on-site...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.0(19 reviews)

I would recommend this place. It's pretty good. Others that I know, that went here were satisfied, and I am also pretty satisfied. There is circumstances where it is difficult putting someone in here but...

Morningside House of Friendship

7548 Old Telegraph Rd, Hanover, MD 21076

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Morningside House of Friendship is located in beautiful Hanover, Maryland, and is considered the 'top-referred' assistant living facility in the area. We are known for our ability to provide effective and compassionate care for seniors of all care levels. Staff members possess unique skills and...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.6(90 reviews)

The staff members at Morningside House get 10 +, they are so attentive from the director to the receptionist and house keeping which is much appreciated. They have great activities that also gets a 10+. The...

Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City

3100 N Ridge Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Welcome to Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City! Our approach to Assisted Living includes a variety of services - from independent living to adaptive personal assistance; from dementia care to short-term stays. This flexibility allows us to continually meet the changing needs of our...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.0(24 reviews)

Loved one, seems to likes the food, and is happy. They offer a lot of activities. They are taking good care of my loved one, and I am happy with the care that they are recieving. I picked Lighthouse because...

Morningside House of Ellicott City

5330 Dorsey Hall Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Morningside House is a leading Assisted Living & Alzheimer's care provider proudly serving seniors and their families in our Baltimore/Washington area residences. Our communities offer the perfect mix of personal care and hospitality tailored to meet the individual needs of our residents. Our...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.0(47 reviews)

I attended a birthday dinner for the month of [date removed], as this was my mom's birthday month. I want to comment on how pleased I was with the meal as well as the service of the staff. I had requested...

Arbor Terrace Fulton

11584 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, MD 20759

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Arbor Terrace Fulton looks at senior living differently. That’s because we believe no matter where you are in life, you deserve to pursue your passions, maintain meaningful relationships, and live every day to its fullest. With our state-of-the-art senior living and memory care community designed...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.7(7 reviews)

This community is wonderful!! We moved my father-in-law in a few months back and he absolutely loves it! I thought when the time to make the move, he'd be kicking and screaming but he walked into Arbor...

Shangri-La

4475 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

Set in a beautiful 2 acre green estate in Ellicott City, Shangri-La was designed for the ultimate living experience. Our 60 apartment community provides residents with the finest services and amenities in a family-oriented, supportive environment. Our care staff is compassionate, friendly, and...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
3.7(26 reviews)

Staff very helpful and friendly. Cost is in line with other places. Working with management and staff is easy. Food is excellent.

Alta at Regency Crest

3305 Oak West Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043

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Provides: Senior Apartments

A Alta at Regency Crest is an extraordinarily carefree community because of the convenient lifestyle enjoyed by those who live here. We go the extra mile to provide our residents with distinctive amenities and service that cannot be found in ordinary active adult communities.

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4.4(9 reviews)

[name removed] The amenities are inclusive on the complex, always in good working condition and ready for use. The director and Assistant Director respond to our needs and requests promptly. When our adult...

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The Willows at Victoria Falls

14001 Belle Chasse Blvd, Laurel, MD 20707

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Provides: Senior Apartments

Ultra-Luxury Condo Rentals for 55+!Situated in the heart of Victoria Falls, your ultra-luxury condominium rental will be convenient to the Parks, Walking Trails, Tennis Courts, Pool, Fitness Center and all of the community's clubs and activities. Best of all, you'll be right next to the soothing...

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4.5(20 reviews)

We chose The Willows because the location was closer to family, there are a lot of options for activities to do, and my mom wanted to be somewhere with a diverse population and culture and we felt this was a...

Angel's Touch Assisted Living

12799 Buttercup Ct, West Friendship, MD 21794

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Angel’s Touch is a unique assisted living community for senior adults. Aging can be a difficult process – humbling for even the strongest person. Watching relatives struggle with this experience, we were motivated to open our home to seniors in 1997 to help them better deal with the aging...

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Guest meals
4.7(3 reviews)

I wish I could give them more stars! Angels Touch gave my mother a safe, engaging and loving home. Every person there is committed to creating an environment filled with fun activities and tender care. I...

Lorien Encore

11150 Resort Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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Welcome to Encore at Turf ValleyEncore at Turf Valley offers caring support for those who require day to day assistance. Encore can provide the right amount of support while allowing your loved one to maintain as much independence as possible.Encore offers several assisted living floor plans,...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.2(50 reviews)

They basically deliver what they claim they would deliver. I think they are pretty up-front with everything. There are no hidden fees or costs that I was unprepared for. As reflected with the ratings I...

Heartlands at Ellicott City

3004 N Ridge Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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Welcome to HeartLands, a Five Star Senior Living community and Howard County's premier rental retirement community. We are the only community in the county that offers cottages and apartments. Located on 48 picturesque acres near historic Ellicott City, we are close to antique and specialty...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.4(37 reviews)

Everything is working out well for my parents with their move to this community. It is a nice community, and I'am satisfied. I do feel they are safe, and in good hands at this community. They are doing well....

Brightview Rolling Hills

848 South Rolling Road, Catonsville, MD 21228

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Your luxurious home is waiting for you at Brightview Rolling Hills, conveniently located in Catonsville, Maryland. Laugh with friends and family at our daily happy hour in the pub. Enjoy a beautiful day in our outdoor courtyard or from your own balcony. Get a massage in our spa-like setting or...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.2(15 reviews)

From the very beginning of touring the facility to moving my mom into Rolling Hills the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Everyone is friendly and eager to make my mom feel at home and they have...

Brightview Catonsville

912 South Rolling Road, Catonsville, MD 21228

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Located in a lovely and historic residential neighborhood with easy access to Baltimore, Howard and Anne Arundel Counties, Brightview Catonsville is unique in the area, offering Assisted Living residences with personalized care and service as well as award-winning Alzheimer's Care in a secure...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.2(16 reviews)

My loved one's stay is going just great! The facility is very nice and the staff are sure to take care of my loved one. She really likes the menu, as well as the many activities that they have to offer. This...

Park View at Laurel I

9000 Briarcroft Ln, Laurel, MD 20708

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Provides: Senior Apartments

Your New Lifestyle Begins Here at Park View at Laurel. At our charming and affordable senior community, you can get away from it all, yet be close to everything. Park View at Laurel offers 1- and 2-bedroom apartment homes for active seniors age 62 or better. Our community provides robust and...

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4.0(16 reviews)

Mom is doing okay in her apartment. She is not one to socialize but she keeps busy with family and friends that are nearby. I am hoping soon that I can bring her down to the senior center not too far from...

The Greens at Rolling Road

1505 North Rolling Road, Catonsville, MD 21228

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Provides: Senior Apartments

The Greens at Rolling Road is exclusively for seniors 62 and over, and offers 83 one and two-bedroom apartments with spacious floor plans and a comfortable living style complete with modern kitchens and plenty of closet space. You are sure to enjoy living at The Greens at Rolling Road with an...

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4.0(2 reviews)

The idea of meeting other people who sew and to have a sewing room right there is awesome!

Morningside House of Laurel

7700 Cherry Ln, Laurel, MD 20707

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Morningside House of Laurel is an assisted living community located in Laurel, Maryland in Prince George's County and home to just over 25,000 people. Laurel is a quiet town close to Baltimore and D.C. and residents will be able to take trips to shows, events and concerts. Residents will also be...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.8(62 reviews)

Some of the other communities may have fancier food, but this community had good food overall. Everyone was very responsive to my needs. I would tell people to check out the site, because the sites...

Tiber Hudson

3675 Mount Ida Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043

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Provides: Senior Apartments

Tiber Hudson is a senior apartment complex hidden in the forested beauty of Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland, on the western outskirts of Baltimore. The pristine beauty of acres of untouched woodland surrounds Tiber Hudson, offering breathtaking views for our residents. Just beyond the...

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3.7(3 reviews)

The staff members went out of their way to help my parents with everything. They notified them right away when they had an opening and they supply them with food and everything they need. Overall they are...

Glynn Taff Assisted Living

5741 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Glynn Taff Assisted Living offers compassionate, experienced, quality care in a restored turn of the century Catonsville mansion with beautiful grounds and a deep, relaxing front porch. One of our residents’ describes our community this way: “This is as close to home as you can get. It’s cozy...

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3.7(9 reviews)

Glynn Taff is, in my opinion, a hidden gem in the Baltimore area. The facility is spacious, cozy, and very well kept. The dining area is bright and cheery. The facility is decorated according to the...

Winter Growth Howard Center

5460 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044

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Provides: Assisted Living

Winter Growth Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing Assisted Living Homes and Health and Wellness Day Programs for older and disabled adults. Offering a custom menu of services that are respectful of and responsive to individual preferences, needs, and values, Winter Growth's services...

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Enclosed Courtyard
Art Classes
3.6(4 reviews)

Very nice. I really liked it and I think my mom would like it too.

Paradise Assisted Living

6348 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

At Paradise Assisted Living we combine comfortable living with quality healthcare to ensure our residents receive all the comforts of home. The warmth and hospitality of this gracious community is felt the moment you step onto our wrap-around, covered front porch, walk through the door, and enter...

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3.6(31 reviews)

I would say to go to this community and see for yourself if this community meets your needs. The workers have been for the most part very communicative with minor exceptions.

Lorien Elkridge

7615 Washington Boulevard, Elkridge, MD 21075

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly

Park View at Snowden River

8610 Snowden River Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21045

Provides: Senior Apartments

5.0(1 review)

The community itself is very clean and attractive and the value is good. I like just about everything with the community. There are not any activities right now due to all the restrictions but usually we can...

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Cost of independent living in Columbia, MD

The average cost of senior living in Columbia is 3,719 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Ellicott City, MD with an average of 3,437 per month.

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In Columbia, Maryland, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Columbia, Maryland, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Transportation

Columbia, Maryland, is car dependent. Seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Transit options in Columbia include bus routes, the Light Rail, and Metro Subway. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Columbia has limited biking infrastructure and is not very walkable.

Health care

Columbia offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including Howard County General Hospital and Laurel Regional Medical Center.

Senior activities

Columbia, Maryland, features ten individual villages that are centered around Lake Kittamaqundi, a large man-made lake, and The Mall in Columbia shopping center. The city has a thriving arts and cultural scene centered around its outdoor venues and local bars. Popular spots for music performances include Nottingham’s Tavern, the Green Turtle, and the Merriweather Post Pavilion. Columbia is also home to the Howard County Library System, which is ranked as one of the top libraries in the country.

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
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Heatherwood Community, Sommerset Retirement Community and Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community are the top rated independent living facilities near Columbia, Maryland. See full list of communities.

There are 43 independent living facilities near Columbia, Maryland. See the full list.

The best independent living facilities near you in Columbia, Maryland are Morningside House of Friendship. These independent living communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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