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If you’re looking for independent living in the Arlington 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 Arlington. 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 23 independent living facilities in Arlington, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.

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Arlington Independent Living Facilities | 193 Reviews

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Average starting price of Independent Living in Arlington, MA is $5,192/month. Learn more
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Independent Living

Average starting price $5,192/month
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Average starting price $1,415/month
Recent reviews of Independent Living in Arlington, MA
Youville Place in Lexington, MA
5.0

We couldn't be more grateful to have our mom in the loving and capable hands of the Youville community. The Memory Care Unit there is top-notch. To this day, given all the challenges with her Alzheimer's, we feel it is one of the best decisions that we have made. The place is clean, thoughtfully designed, and well managed. The staff is also excellent. They care for my mom's every need and keep her mind stimulated. We couldn't be more grateful for the Youville Courtyard and all they do each day to keep her happy and safe!

Cadbury Commons in Cambridge, MA
4.5

Very good staff for the most part. It is a good environment with a lot of bright people. The community is quite clean and have housekeepers on each floor. The staff is very friendly and knew my name immediately. The activities are good and they offer good off-community trips and normal on-site games and such. The value is probably on par with others here at Cadbury Commons. The community is very well run.

The Residence at Watertown Square
3.9

I am currently a resident at The Residence at Watertown Square. My experience at this facility has been very good so far. The care services are great. The friendliness and food are both okay. The cleanliness and staff are good. The activities and value for cost are also good. Overall, this facility is a great place. I have, and will continue to, recommend The Residence at Watertown Square to family and friends.

Sunrise of Arlington

1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476

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34 reviews

What really stood out to our family was the activities coordinator. She is so vibrant, engaged and full of life which is so hard to find these days. We would recommend this community to most families.

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Positioned to enjoy the greenery & peacefulness of the Lexington Bike Path on one side and the bustling in-town location of Massachusetts Ave. on the other side, Sunrise of Arlington has the best of both worlds under one roof. Our community is perfect for the resident who prefers an urban...

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Brightview Arlington

1 Symmes Road, Arlington, MA 02474

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My brother is fine living at this community. The staff are providing care that he is suppose to get. He likes all the activities and goes places too. He is enjoying the outings. I would recommend them to my...

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Brightview Arlington offers Assisted Living apartment homes and a dedicated neighborhood for dementia and Alzheimer's Care, Wellspring Village. In addition, unique to Brightview Arlington is Enhanced Care for people who need more focused support than traditional assisted living such as a two...

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VNA Alewife Brook Pkwy

405 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Somerville, MA 02144

my preferred location. Terrific people. The only drawback is lack of dedicated bus. So close and very reaonsable

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Neville Place

650 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

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9 reviews

The grounds, which connect to fresh pond reservoir provide wonderful daily walking opportunities for my mom for whom being outdoors and moving through the world is of huge importance. City living would be...

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Neville Place offers local seniors service-enriched Assisted Living and a state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood featuring innovative, research-based programming for those with memory loss developed in affiliation with the Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer's Disease...

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The Gables at Winchester

299 Cambridge St, Winchester, MA 01890

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13 reviews

My father was a resident at The Gables at Winchester and most everything was great. He felt taken care of at this facility. His only complaint was the food, he would complain that it was too bland and...

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living
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For over 30 years, The Gables at Winchester has been serving the Winchester and surrounding communities. The Gables is a comfortable and elegantly furnished senior living community offering the finest in independent and assisted living apartments, as well as rehabilitation services and...

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Cadbury Commons

66 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140

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14 reviews

Our experience with this community was good, overall it is kept pretty clean. The care services are pretty reliable, the activities were however a little bit weaker. The food at this community was very good,...

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Cadbury Commons is a family owned and operated Assisted Living Community located across from Denehey Park in Cambridge, MA.  Seniors choose Cadbury as a residence that provides an independent lifestyle.  Assisted Living services are offered to foster that independence, not remove...

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Winchester Mount Vernon House

110 Mount Vernon Street, Winchester, MA 01890

Provides: Assisted Living

Youville Place

10 Pelham Rd, Lexington, MA 02421

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9.8
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12 reviews

Nice, clean good place. Nice grounds. Easy to work with for move in. Friendly means they recognize us when we visit and that nice.

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Youville Place is a unique assisted living residence located in Lexington, Mass. Surrounded by 12-acres of lush gardens and greenery, this assisted living residence is rooted not only in the region’s history but by its history and traditions. The only mission-oriented, not-for-profit assisted...

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Aviva Country Club Heights

3 Rehabilitation Way, Woburn, MA 01801

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My mother has recently made the move into this community and so far everything seems to be going well for her. The staff have done a good job and have made sure to accommodate her needs to the best of there...

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Located just 10 miles northwest of Boston, and sitting on the fifth green of the Woburn Country Club Public Golf Course, Brightview's award-winning Country Club Heights offers the best of Independent Living and Assisted Living. This community is for golfers, history and culture lovers, and anyone...

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Apartments at Coolidge School

319 Arlington Street, Watertown, MA 02472

Provides: Senior Apartments

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Youville House

1573 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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5 reviews

I am very glad to be here. It would be better if there were more opportunities to interact with younger people on a regular basis. One thing I miss is interesting discussions about current events. I do enjoy...

Provides: Assisted Living
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Youville House in Cambridge is an urban oasis just minutes from Harvard and Inman Square. Residents enjoy active lifestyles; some continue to work or travel while others enjoy on-site concerts and lectures.Youville House offers the perfect balance of services and support to assist residents in...

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Brookhaven at Lexington

1010 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

The Cambridge Homes

360 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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My 90 year old uncle has been living at The Cambridge Homes for more than a year, after a not-good experience at another assisted living. He can't praise the place enough. Caring and thoughtful management,...

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living
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The Cambridge Homes is located in a historic Georgian-style building on Mount Auburn Street just a mile from Harvard Square and adjacent to Mount Auburn Hospital. A trusted senior community for over 125 years, the not-for-profit Cambridge Homes features 44 independent and assisted living...

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Brigham House

341 Mt Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472

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8 reviews

My mom has recently made the move into this community and she is getting better day by day in her new living environment. I am overall comfortable with the care she has been receiving and the staff are...

Provides: Assisted Living
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Brigham House is an affordable assisted living residence located in Watertown, MA about 10 minutes from downtown Boston. Situated near Watertown Square, Brigham House was born out of the restoration of a historic schoolhouse. Renovated in 2002, the house offers 62 apartments and features a staff...

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VNA Assisted & Senior Living Community

259 Lowell Street, Somerville, MA 02144

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My mom is very happy here. The staff is very nice and helpful. She seems to be happy with the meals. She likes the activities that she is participating with the others. This community is clean and we would...

Provides: Assisted Living

The Residence at Watertown Square

20 Summer St, Watertown, MA 02472

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17 reviews

I am currently a resident at The Residence at Watertown Square. My experience at this facility has been very good so far. The care services are great. The friendliness and food are both okay. The cleanliness...

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
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We are located in the heart of historic Watertown, steps from the Charles River and an easy proximity to shopping, houses of worship, recreation and the many cultural attractions that the area offers. We serve the communities surrounding us including Belmont, Newton, Waltham and Cambridge.The...

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Somerville Home

117 Summer St, Somerville, MA 02143

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Provides: Assisted Living

Somerville HomeThe Somerville Home is an assisted living community in Somerville, Massachusetts. Somerville is located just two miles north of Boston and is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United States. Because of this, Somerville offers rich history and culture, and all the...

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New Horizons At Choate

21 Warren Ave, Woburn, MA 01801

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3 reviews

It is restricted, as to who can apply, you have to live in a particular town or have family in the town. It's subsidized by a family foundation. They had good food. They really aren't set up for assisted...

Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

New Horizons at Choate is a private, not-for-profit, non-denominational independent and assisted living retirement community located on the historic site of the former Charles Choate Memorial Hospital, in a lovely residential neighborhood near Horn Pond in Woburn. Beautiful, private...

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Youville House Assisted Living

1573 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

This was a wonderful experience, we left this community to move my husband as he needed higher care, and I wanted to come back! After he passed away, I considered moving back as I love it here. The care here...

Provides: Assisted Living

Vineyard Community Living - Boston

125 Guest St, Boston, MA 02135

Provides: Independent Living

Leland Home

21 Newton St, Waltham, MA 02453

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Great place caring stay they clean everyday foods decent social director is Awesome highly recommend ????

Provides: Assisted Living

The Leland Home is a 40 bed, non profit, licensed residential care facility that offers Independent Living with supportive services for seniors over 62 in Waltham since 1892. We offer a homelike setting with various amenities included at no additional cost. Medication administration, three meals...

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Evans Park At Newton Corner

430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458

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8.4
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37 reviews

I would definitely recommend Evans Park I can't imagine better assistant living then Evans Park I am very grateful for taking care of my husband

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Evans Park at Newton Corner in Newton, MA is an assisted living community choice for older adults who value their independence but need assistance with daily life activities. If you or your loved one needs help with medication management, bathing, dressing, or transportation to and from doctor’s...

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Cambridge Court Apartments

411 Franklin St., Cambridge, MA 02139

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Cost of independent living in Arlington, MA

The average cost of senior living in Arlington is 5,192 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Watertown, MA with an average of 6,092 per month.

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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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Atria Lincoln Place, Maplewood at Weston and Youville Place are the top rated independent living facilities near Arlington, Massachusetts. See full list of communities.

There are 23 independent living facilities near Arlington, Massachusetts. See the full list.

The best independent living facilities near you in Arlington, Massachusetts are Youville Place. These independent living communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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