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If you’re looking for independent living in the Boston 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 Boston. From there, we’ll show you the best independent living communities for your lifestyle, interests, and budget.

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Independent Living Facilities near Boston, MA

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Independent Living

Average starting price $4,955/month
Average starting price $5,702/month
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Recent reviews of Independent Living in Boston, MA
Standish Village in Boston, MA
4.0

The facility is beautiful, the staff is very friendly and they communicate very well. However, they could improve on their orientation schedule for those who have mild dementia. Not for the memory care unit, but for regular assisted living.

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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.

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The Glen at Grove Manor in Braintree, MA
3.9

I would recommend the community to others for their loved ones. The overall care and concern for the residents stand out to me. My loved one likes the food and looks forward to the desserts. They have concerts, singing, exercise, classes, arts and crafts, games, and more for the residents to choose from.

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Standish Village

1190 Adams Street, Boston, MA 02124 | 3.4 miles from Boston center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Standish Village 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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4.0(15 reviews)

The manager [name removed] has just been terrific and one of the nursing staff gals [name removed] has been great. However this community could work on improving the intellectual quality of the activities.

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Susan Bailis Assisted Living Community

352 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 | 1.6 miles from Boston center

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Provides: Assisted Living

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Located just minutes from Symphony Hall, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, residents of the Susan Bailis Assisted Living Community live in the heart of Boston's thriving cultural and entertainment world. Convenient to nearby shopping, restaurants, and a host of...

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4.7(6 reviews)

They have been friendly. The staff has been able to assist with people that are able to take my loved one to the doctor and other items. They have a coffee shop next door and close to other shopping...

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Providence House

180 Corey Road, Brighton, MA 02135 | 3.3 miles from Boston center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Providence House at Corey Park offers independent and assisted living for people age 62 and over who want or need supportive services. The non-sectarian community was co-developed by the Archdiocese of Boston Planning Office for Urban Affairs and E.A. Fish Associates, and is managed by Welch...

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4.2(6 reviews)

The cleanliness of the community is great, as well as the staff members. My experience so far has been great and the food is really good. The activities have been pretty limited due to the pandemic, but they...

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Sophia Snow House

1215 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132 | 2.8 miles from Boston center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Sophia Snow Place is a 164 year old not-for-profit, retirement community that offers two options for living. The Residences at Snow Place are 66 independent living apartments with entry fees and low monthly fees with the option of adding on services.Sophia Snow House is a licensed option that...

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5.0(2 reviews)

Seven months ago I could not even dream of a place as wonderful for my mother. She was living in a big old house that I had to maintain, with stairs up to her room, down to the cellar for laundry, I had to...

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Zelma Lacey House

9 West School Street, Charlestown, MA 02129 | 4.1 miles from Boston center

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Provides: Assisted Living

Just like the gas-lit streets of Charlestown, Zelma Lacey House lights your life with care! This beautiful Assisted Living community of 66 studio and one-bedroom apartment homes, many with affordable programs, is situated in the heart of Boston's historic Charlestown neighborhood-- and within...

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5.0(5 reviews)

We like the care that is received. The staff are nice and caring to her needs. We like the menu and the good variety that is offered and they will help with any special needs if required. I like knowing that...

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The Residence at Boylston Place (Now Open)

615 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 | 4.2 miles from Boston center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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The Residence at Boylston Place is a senior living community that provides traditional assisted living with security and every opportunity for a full, enriching life. The Residence at Boylston Place is located in one of Massachusetts' most exclusive and picturesque towns and offers a lifestyle...

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4.2(11 reviews)

The community is friendly and clean. We have been happy there and it was the right placed for my dad. The community is on the smaller size and because of this it has a nice cohesive felling. The concierge...

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Edelweiss Village

2220 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132 | 5.0 miles from Boston center

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Provides: Assisted Living

Edelweiss Village, one of Boston’s premiere senior living communities, provides residents with opportunities to enjoy an active, healthy, and social lifestyle. Here you will find an exceptional level of assisted living senior care. Welcoming all faiths and backgrounds, residents enjoy delicious...

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5.0(1 review)

I toured Edelweiss Village and I LOVED it. They were very nice, very accommodating, and so welcoming. The sales director continues to call and check in; even after knowing that my mom selected another...

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Sunrise of Braintree

618 Granite Street, Braintree, MA 02184 | 8.2 miles from Boston center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Sunrise of Braintree is located minutes from Route 128, Interstate 93 and Route 1, just minutes from South Shore Plaza. Our Victorian-style Mansion was built in 2007 and is set back from the road to provide a tranquil, peaceful environment, surrounded by lush landscaping, green lawns, and paved...

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4.3(35 reviews)

Thank you so much to the man in maintenance who came to my Mom's Apt. today to inspect her personal dining table that had a damaged/ split leg. He could not repair in house but offered to get the right tools...

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Maplewood at Weston

99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493 | 9.3 miles from Boston center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Maplewood at Weston is located along the Charles River in one of the most desirable suburbs in the country. Surrounded by the tranquil countryside, our community is just minutes from the many cultural attractions of Boston, including the Museum of Fine Arts and The Boston Symphony Orchestra. We...

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4.5(48 reviews)

[name removed] has been such an incredible gift to our family and the care of our dad, [name removed]. She’s not only highly skilled in what she does, but patient, personable, upbeat and truly caring about...

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Grove Manor Estates

160 Grove St, Braintree, MA 02184 | 9.8 miles from Boston center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Beauty Salon
4.6(18 reviews)

We chose Grove Manor Estates because I thought the quality of the place was fantastic and the price was very good. The apartment sizes are pretty good compared to others that we looked into. I would...

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The Linden at Dedham

391 Common St, Dedham, MA 02026 | 7.0 miles from Boston center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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The Linden at Dedham is nestled in an inviting green country setting in a quiet wooded area conveniently located off of Route 95. Although we are not the “shiny penny” in our market, we offer all the comforts of home with unparalleled nursing care, coupled with longevity amongst its staff. As a...

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Cats allowed
4.1(41 reviews)

They really try to be as pleasant as possible and make the residents feel comfortable and cared for. The staff go out of their way to learn everyone's name and help them out. I know quite a few people who...

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Atria Marina Place

Four Seaport Drive, Quincy, MA 02171 | 3.3 miles from Boston center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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At Atria Marina Place, you'll find a welcoming senior community just 10 minutes from Boston on the seaside enclave of Marina Bay. Invite friends and family to enjoy the fresh breeze coming from the water or participate in one of more than 250 monthly activities.Atria Marina Place offers a choice...

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4.2(49 reviews)

We have been able to eat a couple of meals at Atria and overall they are quite good. They are doing good with their activities, the hair salon is now opened once a week. Our loved one really enjoys when the...

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Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

40 Clapboardtree St, Norwood, MA 02062 | 9.2 miles from Boston center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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At Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree, we are committed to ensuring that our every service and amenity will help create the enriched, active life you deserve. It starts with our surroundings. Our community beautifully balances privacy, safety and security, with well-appointed dining rooms...

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4.3(17 reviews)

When it comes to the staff members and the quality of care has been very good. The activities themselves are very good - the residents and even our loved one really enjoy the pool noodle game where they bat...

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Brookdale Quincy Bay

99 Brackett Street, Quincy, MA 02169 | 6.6 miles from Boston center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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Welcome to the Good LifeIf you are ready to exchange the burdens of household chores for scenic views of Quincy Bay and the breathtaking Boston skyline, our independent and assisted living community is the place for you. You can enjoy all the conveniences of the city without sacrificing the...

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Day trips and outings
4.0(49 reviews)

We recently moved back to eating in the dining room, so it's been interesting to meet people in that venue. I'm on the 1 meal a day program, and because they just reopened the dining room,(it was limited...

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Cabot Park Village

280 Newtonville Avenue, Newton, MA 02460 | 6.3 miles from Boston center

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Provides: Independent Living

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Cabot Park Village offers Seniors an opportunity to live independently, while enjoying a truly carefree lifestyle. Just a short walk from Newtonville Center, Cabot Park Village's location offers residents a wide array of social and cultural activities. Residents enjoy pursuing their interests...

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4.5(8 reviews)

There are current restrictions due to covid but there are trying to do some activities with the residents. I would recommend this community for your loved one. The staff are confident and helpful and the...

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Traditions of Dedham

735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA 02026 | 7.5 miles from Boston center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Since 2002, Traditions of Dedham has been committed to not only our residents, but also the Dedham and neighboring community seniors for over 15 years. We are your trusted choice with a great reputation for quality and care. Here you'll find an active, vibrant senior community at Traditions of...

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Day trips and outings
4.6(20 reviews)

We chose Traditions of Dedham for a 3 week respite stay for my mom. It was fabulous; although about half of the time she was there, they unfortunately had a Covid outbreak. They seemed to handle it all...

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Evans Park At Newton Corner

430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458 | 5.8 miles from Boston center

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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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3.8(31 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

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Atria Maplewood Place

295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148 | 8.2 miles from Boston center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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At Atria Maplewood Place, you'll find a friendly, family-like environment in a peaceful New England town. Residents are close to shopping, the theater, movies, places of worship and Revere Beach. Atria Maplewood Place combines the convenience of city life with the comforts of country living.Atria...

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4.3(48 reviews)

We chose Atria Maplewood Place because it was close to where his house is so he is familiar with the area and he would be more comfortable there. The apartment sizes are on the smaller side, he has a studio...

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Allerton House Weymouth

43 School House Rd, Weymouth, MA 02188 | 9.7 miles from Boston center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Allerton House Weymouth provides pleasant, private apartments and a host of personal services, which emphasize independence, dignity and well-being. Help is available 24 hours a day. We offer: Choice of studio, 1 or 2 bedroom apartments Help with personal care: bathing, dressing, etc. is...

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4.5(12 reviews)

This is a nice community with great staff. We like that the community is clean and they offer a great variety of meals that she is happy with. The community is nicely taken care of inside and out. The...

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NewBridge on the Charles

6000 Great Meadow Rd, Dedham, MA 02026 | 6.8 miles from Boston center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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You want the best for your loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. So do we. Strongly informed by research, memory care assisted living at NewBridge on the Charles offers comfortable and secure apartments and living areas, stimulating programming that keeps residents...

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4.0(3 reviews)

My family and I have nothing but positive things to say about Newbridge in the Charles. The staff couldn’t be kinder and more attentive to the residents. Most important to me, they have kept my dad engaged...

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Residences at Highland Glen

4100 Highland Glen Rd, Westwood, MA 02090 | 9.4 miles from Boston center

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Welcome to The Residences at Highland Glen, a friendly, upscale community for active adults, age 55 or older. Residents will enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Twin Pine Hill in Westwood, yet be in close proximity to everything! Conveniently located at Exit 16B/Westwood Route 109, there is...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
5.0(4 reviews)

We chose this community because my mom and dad had looked at it a few years ago and loved it. I love it here, they take good care of the grounds, it is always clean, and my mom feels very safe here. Her 1...

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The Residence at Watertown Square

20 Summer St, Watertown, MA 02472 | 6.0 miles from Boston center

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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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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
3.8(16 reviews)

The staff members and the meals and dining service get 5+ everything has been amazing. We are not super familiar with all the activities just yet but we are sure they are wonderful. One thing we really love...

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VNA Assisted & Senior Living Community

259 Lowell Street, Somerville, MA 02144 | 5.2 miles from Boston center

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5.0(1 review)

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...

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Neville Place

650 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138 | 5.9 miles from Boston center

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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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4.4(8 reviews)

Searching for an assisted living home for your loved one(s) can be daunting. Neville Place at Fresh Pond in Cambridge MA felt right from day one to today, six years later. The level of care has been...

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NewBridge Independent Living

5000 Great Meadow Road, Dedham, MA 02026 | 6.7 miles from Boston center

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Provides: Independent Living

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5.0(1 review)

I moved into Newbridge assisted living with my wife, who was dealing with health issues. I found the apartment size good with good closet size. They had very good and meaningful activities and programs 7...

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Cost of independent living in Boston, MA

The average cost of senior living in Boston is 4,955 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include West Roxbury, MA with an average of 1,021 per month.

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

Financial assistance

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

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Transportation

Boston is not car dependent, meaning seniors can expect to rely on public transportation. Transit options in Boston include a number of bus, commuter rail, subway, and ferry options managed by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Boston has robust biking infrastructure and is walkable.

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Health care

Boston 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 Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Medical.

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Senior activities

With one of the largest reputations in the county, the city of Boston boasts a wide set of attractions and a vibrant local culture. Some renowned and senior-friendly attractions throughout Boston include the Museum of Fine Arts, the New England Aquarium, and the historic Paul Revere House. The city is also home to a number of senior centers that host wide-ranging activities to fit a variety of interests.

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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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Anchor Bay at East Providence, Atria Bay Spring Village and The Arbors at Stoneham are the top rated independent living facilities near Boston, Massachusetts. See full list of communities.

There are 78 independent living facilities near Boston, Massachusetts. See the full list.

The best independent living facilities near you in Boston, Massachusetts are Maplewood at Weston. These independent living communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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