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You know your family, A Place For Mom knows Independent Living. Our dedicated local Boston, MA advisors have helped 3992 families make the right choice for their needs. Get full details, pricing and read 561 reviews of our hand-picked communities. Typically prices range from $1500 to $10415 per month.

Luxuriate in an independent living community in the historic city of Boston, located in Suffolk county Massachusetts. The home of the Boston Tea Party is an easy city to explore due to the efficient subway system, known locally as the "T", which can help you visit any of the dozens of exceptional seafood restaurants and bars near the harbor or take you to downtown where you can enjoy amazing culture at the Boston Opera House. Independent living in a retirement community in Boston gives you the opportunity to enjoy a stress free life with friends and neighbors who share your love for an active lifestyle.

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Senior housing types near Boston, MA

  • Landmark at Longwood

    Landmark at Longwood

    63 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120
    (8)
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    Landmark at Longwood is a memory care and assisted living community located in the city of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Our community is located at the epicenter of academics and is also proximal to the coastline. Boston is an ideal destination for family and friends who come to visit the...

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  • Waterstone at the Circle

    Waterstone at the Circle

    385 Chestnut Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02135
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    Waterstone at the Circle senior living community sets a standard for luxury senior living in the Boston area. The best of two worlds – urban and suburban – meet at Waterstone at the Circle, Boston’s newest senior living community located on the former site of the Circle Cinema in Boston’s historic...

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  • The Cambridge Homes

    The Cambridge Homes

    360 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    (3)
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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 apartments...

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  • Atria Marina Place

    Atria Marina Place

    Four Seaport Drive, Quincy, MA 02171
    (24)
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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 of...

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  • Atria Maplewood Place

    Atria Maplewood Place

    295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148
    (29)
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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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  • Sophia Snow House

    Sophia Snow House

    1215 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132
    (1)
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    Sophia Snow House, Inc. is a non-profit, licensed, residential care community in a state-of-the art building. Services include meals, housekeeping, laundry services, activities, transportation, nursing staff on site, hairdresser and much more! We are convenient to the attractions of downtown...

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  • Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

    Wingate Residences at Boylston Place

    615 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
    (9)
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    Boylston Place at Chestnut Hill is a senior living community that provides traditional assisted living with security and every opportunity for a full, enriching life. Owned and operated by Wingate Senior Living, Boylston Place is located in one of Massachusetts' most exclusive and picturesque towns...

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  • Assisted Living at Fenno House

    Assisted Living at Fenno House

    540 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02170
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    Fenno House has provided senior housing in the Wollaston section of Quincy for 42 years. Developed by Wollaston Lutheran Church and HUD, Fenno is not-for-profit and non-sectarian. Our residents come primarily from Boston and South Shore towns. Fenno House has offered certified Assisted Living for 12...

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  • The Residence at Watertown Square

    The Residence at Watertown Square

    20 Summer St, Watertown, MA 02472
    (10)
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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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  • The Residence at Melrose Station

    The Residence at Melrose Station

    158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176
    (13)
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    The Residence at Melrose Station opened the summer of 2017 and offers 65 up-scale rental apartment homes that may be for either Independent (retirement) or Assisted Living, or a combination of both as there is no delineation between apartments. If one is Independent Living, for instance and develops...

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  • Cabot Park Village

    Cabot Park Village

    280 Newtonville Avenue, Newton, MA 02460
    (5)
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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 while...

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  • Brookdale Quincy Bay

    Brookdale Quincy Bay

    99 Brackett Street, Quincy, MA 02169
    (26)
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    Welcome to the Good Life If 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 quality...

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  • The Gables at Winchester

    The Gables at Winchester

    299 Cambridge Street, Winchester, MA 01890
    (9)
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    For almost than 25 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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  • The Wingate Residences of Needham & One Wingate Way

    The Wingate Residences of Needham & One Wingate Way

    235 Gould Street, Needham, MA 02494
    (17)
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    Voted Best Assisted Living in Boston in 2014 & 2015 by SENIORADVISOR.COM and Voted Best Retirement Living Residence in Needham and Surrounding Communities by the Readers of Hometown Weekly in 2014. The Residences at Wingate is an Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care Community in...

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  • Maplewood at Weston

    Maplewood at Weston

    99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493
    (14)
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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 are...

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  • Traditions of Dedham

    Traditions of Dedham

    735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA 02026
    (14)
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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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  • Waterstone at Wellesley

    Waterstone at Wellesley

    27 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
    (6)
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    Waterstone at Wellesley is the best there is in the Wellesley region. Located by the Charles River in Wellesley, Waterstone is the only assisted living community. We offer security and independence, giving you the peace and tranquility you require as a senior resident. Even more, Waterstone is...

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  • Allerton House Weymouth

    Allerton House Weymouth

    43 School House Rd, Weymouth, MA 02188
    (8)
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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 included...

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  • The Residence at Vinnin Square

    The Residence at Vinnin Square

    224 Salem Street, Swampscott, MA 01907
    (1)
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    The Residence at Vinnin Square is a premier Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community, coming soon to a quiet, wooded parcel in Swampscott, MA. When you join our family, you’ll thrive in a vibrant community setting, and as importantly, your family and friends will have the...

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  • Atria Longmeadow Place

    Atria Longmeadow Place

    42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
    (17)
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    Atria Longmeadow Place is a welcoming senior community nestled in a wooded area of Burlington, Massachusetts. The community is adjacent to town conservation land and located directly across the street from the world-renowned Lahey Clinic. Residents at Atria Longmeadow Place enjoy the best of both...

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  • The Residence at Pearl Street

    The Residence at Pearl Street

    75 Pearl Street, Reading, MA 01867
    (23)
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    Conveniently located adjacent to the town center of Reading, Massachusetts and within walking distance to the town common, post office, churches, banks, restaurants and many shops and services found in the thriving town center, our community recently received a $3 million full community renovation....

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  • Residences at Highland Glen

    Residences at Highland Glen

    4100 Highland Glen Rd, Westwood, MA 02090
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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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  • Orchard Cove  Hebrew SeniorLife

    Orchard Cove Hebrew SeniorLife

    1 Del Pond Dr, Canton, MA 02021
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    Orchard Cove is a warm, inclusive, and award-winning senior living community in Canton, Massachusetts. Created by Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a leading nonprofit senior care and aging research organization, Orchard Cove is known for its resident-driven culture. This...

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  • Fairing Way - A Rice Eventide Community

    Fairing Way - A Rice Eventide Community

    25 Stonehaven Drive, South Weymouth, MA 02190
    (2)
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    FAIRING WAY AT UNION POINT " How You Live Starts With Where You Live " We are a non-profit and the only retirement community that offers a 95% refundable entrance fee to you or your estate Since opening in 2016, in South Weymouth at Union Point life at Fairing Way has inspired adults ages 55 and...

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  • The Residence at Penniman Hill (Opening Early 2020)

    The Residence at Penniman Hill (Opening Early 2020)

    276 Whiting St, Hingham, MA 02043
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    The Residence at Penniman Hill is ideally located just around the corner from the Derby Street Shoppes in picturesque Hingham. Whether enjoying historic Main Street, which Eleanor Roosevelt called “the most beautiful in America,” a harbor sunset, or the many charms of this lovely town, residents...

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  • Canton Estates

    Canton Estates

    32 Neponset Street #1202, Canton, MA 02021
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    We have two residential apartment communities in two convenient locations in Canton, MA. Canton Estates is for those who want spaciousness, convenience and comfort in a contemporary environment. We have short term leases available. Our locations are all easily accessible from Routes RT. 1, 128, 95,...

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  • Traditions of Wayland

    Traditions of Wayland

    10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778
    (16)
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    Traditions of Wayland is a senior community located in Wayland, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County, which offers assisted living, independent living and Alzheimer's memory care. Based in a stunning New England estate, the residence is surrounded by acres of beautiful land but is still within close...

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  • New Pond Village, a CCRC

    New Pond Village, a CCRC

    180 Main Street, Walpole, MA 02081
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    Benchmark Senior Living at New Pond Village located in Walpole, MA provides independent living for active seniors who are looking to socialize, stay active, and no longer want the worry of owning a home. Are you ready to enjoy a carefree, maintenance-free lifestyle? Wouldn’t it be great to have...

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  • Landmark @ Ocean View

    Landmark @ Ocean View

    3 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915
    (16)
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    Landmark at Ocean View is a beautifully renovated historic building in the heart of downtown Beverly, close to shops, restaurants, churches, the public library and the town common. A community penthouse offers dramatic views of the ocean and city. One monthly fee includes both personal care and a...

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  • Colonial Gardens

    Colonial Gardens

    105 Cherry Hill Drive, Beverly, MA 01915
    (31)
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    We believe that Colonial Gardens Gracious Retirement Living is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure. At Colonial Gardens Gracious Retirement...

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  • Heatherwood

    Heatherwood

    1624 Main Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876
    (27)
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    We believe that Heatherwood Gracious Retirement Living is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure. At Heatherwood, our management teams live onsite,...

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  • Concord Park

    Concord Park

    68 Commonwealth Ave., Concord, MA 01742
    (2)
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    Concord Park, a Volunteer of America senior community, is conveniently located on Commonwealth Avenue in the heart of the West Concord, MA shopping village. Concord Park offers local seniors a secure, supportive and independent lifestyle. The community features both independent and assisted living...

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  • Heritage at Framingham Assisted Living

    Heritage at Framingham Assisted Living

    747 Water Street, Framingham, MA 01701
    (12)
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    Heritage at Framingham is an Assisted Living community where seniors find the services and security they need without giving up the traditions and independence they cherish. Located in eight park-like acres in the Nobscot region of Framingham, Heritage at Framingham offers seniors personal care and...

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  • Brookdale Cushing Park

    200 West Farm Pond Road, Framingham, MA 01702
    (33)
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    Quality Care Today and Tomorrow If you are ready to exchange the burdens of household chores and maintenance for a lifestyle rich in comfort and quality care, prepare to savor the good life. Nestled on more than 100 acres in Framingham, Massachusetts, our community offers a wonderful quality of life...

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  • Bayberry at Emerald Court

    Bayberry at Emerald Court

    2000 Emerald Court, Tewksbury, MA 01876
    (15)
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    Welcome to a new way of life at Bayberry at Emerald Court. Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood in Tewksbury, MA, Bayberry is an assisted living community ideally located just minutes from major shopping, entertainment and medical centers with easy access to I-93 and I-495. Bayberry offers...

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  • Connemara Senior Living

    Connemara Senior Living

    25 East Nilsson Street, Brockton, MA 02301
    (7)
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    Connemara Senior Living Campello (formerly Emmanuel House Residence) offers safe, enjoyable and affordable assisted living within an attractive apartment retirement community. A wide range of individualized services are available, enabling residents to enjoy their independence to the fullest. Our...

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  • Stone Hill at Andover NOW OPEN

    Stone Hill at Andover NOW OPEN

    141 Elm Street, Andover, MA 01810
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    Stone Hill Assisted Living and Memory Care is located in picturesque Andover, MA is just off I-495 and minutes from the quaint shops and restaurants of historical downtown Andover. This brand new state-of-the-art community is currently under construction and scheduled to open Spring 2019. Stone Hill...

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  • The Residence at Valley Farm

    The Residence at Valley Farm

    369 Pond Street, Ashland, MA 01721
    (6)
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    Located in historic Ashland, our brand-new community boasts easy proximity to great shopping, houses of worship, I-495 and all of the wonderful cultural and recreational attractions in the area. We offer 80 apartments for 84 residents; a combination of 29 studio, 29 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom...

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  • Atria Marland Place

    Atria Marland Place

    15 Stevens Street, Andover, MA 01810
    (36)
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    For more than 18 years, Atria Marland Place has been the senior living provider of choice for Andover's wisest older adults. Building on this foundation of trust, they've recently completed a thoughtful, thorough renovation to expand and enhance their community — including the addition of Atria...

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  • Summer Place

    Summer Place

    20 Summer Street, Chelmsford, MA 01824
    (24)
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    Summer Place provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. History comes alive at Summer Place. Located in the heart of Chelmsford, the town square dates back to the 1600's and we're just ten minutes from Walden Pond. Beyond heritage, you'll enjoy the convenience of...

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  • Doolittle Home

    Doolittle Home

    16 Bird Street, Foxboro, MA 02035
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    The decision to explore retirement communities is complex, involving different considerations for you, your spouse, your children, or your advisers. Since 1915, Doolittle Home has been providing exceptional care and peace of mind for residents and their families. Frequently described as a bed and...

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  • New Horizons at Marlborough LLC

    New Horizons at Marlborough LLC

    400 Hemenway St, Marlborough, MA 01752
    (28)
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    New Horizons is a large not-for-profit continuing care retirement community where a happy, engaging retirement is everyone's most important concern. Fine gourmet dining and extensive planned activities are vital parts of every day, but it is our staff of exceptional people that has most enabled New...

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  • The Residence at Five Corners

    The Residence at Five Corners

    678 Depot Street, Easton, MA 02356
    (8)
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    The Residence at Five Corners is located in the heart of Easton's Five Corners neighborhood, with close proximity to many of the town's historic landmarks, and all of the wonderful cultural and recreational attractions in the area. We offer 84 apartments for 90 residents; a combination of 32 studio,...

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  • Sacred Heart Apartments

    Sacred Heart Apartments

    23 Hawley Street, Lawrence, MA 01843
    (2)
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    The brand new Sacred Heart Apartments include 44 affordable one and two bedroom rental apartments. In order to qualify, at least one member of the household must be 55 years of age or older. Sacred Heart Apartments is a pet-friendly and entirely Smoke-Free Community. This restoration of three...

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  • The Residence at Riverbend

    The Residence at Riverbend

    149 County Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
    (5)
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    The Residence at Riverbend is a new rental community that has already established an outstanding reputation on the North Shore and beyond! Our dedication to an impeccable standard of quality in every aspect of the Riverbend lifestyle is evident in all we do; for instance our programs are created in...

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  • Village at Proprietors Green

    Village at Proprietors Green

    10 Village Green Way, Marshfield, MA 02050
    (17)
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    South Shore's new premier senior rental community with a continuum of care. Independent living offers spacious one and two-bedroom apartment homes with attractive dining options, fitness program, library, theatre and much more. The neighboring Allerton House provides exceptional Assisted Living and...

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  • The Village At Willow Crossings

    The Village At Willow Crossings

    25 Cobb Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
    (27)
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    The Village at Willow Crossings is an active Senior community situated on a 20-acre woodland campus in the heart of Mansfield, MA. Manicured gardens grace the winding drives that travel through the picturesque campus, accented by the white picket fences of the charming cottage neighborhood. The nine...

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  • Cadbury Commons

    66 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140
    (10)
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    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 it. ...

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Boston, Massachusetts

Independent Living

An Independent Living Community allows residents the choice to live an active life while making sure their essential needs are fulfilled. Residents may continue to use their free time as they wish while their meals are cooked by a professional chef, housekeeping and laundry duties are handled by staff, and recreational activities are scheduled and organized. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy the opportunity to be among peers, in a community with others of similar age groups and interests. Within the individual units, residents have access to a private living space and a full kitchen, and can even live with a partner if they choose. While policies differ between communities, numerous residences allow pets as well. Nursing and health care services may always be arranged for with private care providers if desired. There are a number of costs and advantages to consider while determining an independent living community. It is important to learn if these services are covered in the plan: private phone, internet access, cable TV, parking, utilities, field trips, laundry, and Waiting list deposit. The luxuries associated with independent living include laundry service, fitness center & swimming pool, healthcare center, game/TV room, restaurant-style dining hall, private rental hall, transportation, and golf course.

Demographics and Values

In terms of crime, Boston has 7.0 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 22.5 property crimes per 1000 residents. Demographically, Boston is 52.8% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 7.2% other or not specified, 9.5% Asian, 0.4% Native American, 25.3% black, 19.4% Hispanic, and 4.9% mixed race. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Boston, out of the total population 0.7% practice Judaism, 1.0% practice an Eastern religion, and 1.1% practice Islam. In Boston, 37.2% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Boston 48.2% practice Catholicism, 4.9% practice another Chrisitan faith, and 2.0% are Baptists. Of the population of Boston 47.4% have a college degree, 20.9% have a high-school diploma, and 21.3% have a graduate degree. During the last presidential election, 81.8% voted Democrat, 4.1% voted for a third party candidate, and 14.1% voted Republican in Suffolk county. In Boston, 2.9% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Boston is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Out of the total city population, 51.9% are female and 48.1% are male. In Boston, 20.4% of the population are over the age of 55, 8.1% are over the age of 60, 4.5% are over the age of 70, and 2.9% are over the age of 80. The median age of Boston is 32 years old. Out of the total population of Boston, 3.9% do not have health insurance, 12.3% have some form of disability, 68.9% participate in the labor force, and 4.1% are widowed. The current population of Boston is growing at a rate of 0.009%. Boston has a population density of 5,472 people per square mile.

Cost of Living

Cost of living can be a major influence when determining which destination is best for your family. The sales tax in Boston is 6.25%. The rent burden for Boston is around 22.6% of the average person's monthly income. Monthly, the median rent in Boston is $1,964 and the median home value for Boston is about $455,371.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

Access to medical facilities can be a significant consideration in selecting the right destination for you or your loved one. In total, there are 13 hospitals located in Boston which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service Boston include Massachusetts General Hospital, New England Baptist Hospital, and Brigham And Women's Faulkner Hospital.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

For many seniors, weather and climate are a major influence in determining a home that is right for you. During the summer months, the average temperature in Boston is approximately 73°F. The low summer temperature drops to about 59°F in the month of June. The summer high is at around 85°F during July. During winter months, the average air temperature sinks to roughly 33°F. The winter high will rise to roughly 45°F during the month of December. The low winter temperature is around 22 °F during the month of February. On average, the air quality index rating in Boston is approximately 48.3. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index rating is at its peak in December at about 58.7. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. Boston has a humid subtropical type of climate. Monthly, Boston measures around 4 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation historically occurs in October with an average of 5 inches in a month. Boston receives an average of 48.10 inches of snow in a year. On average, the humidity level for Boston is about 64%. Humidity ratings reach their peak in September at roughly 69%.

State Information

An overview of Massachusetts

Residents of Massachusetts enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 26th in the United States. In terms of personal well-being, Massachusetts ranks 2nd in healthcare and 8th in quality of life compared to other states. There are 78 hospitals and 129 health centers that service a population of 6,941,273. The three highest ranked hospitals in Massachusetts are Cape Cod Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital. In terms of resources, Massachusetts has a cost of living index of 133.8, a grocery index rating of 113.9, and a housing index rating of 170.3. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average.

Social demographics of the state

In the most recent presidential election, 33% of Massachusetts residents voted Republican and 60% voted Democrat. In terms of religious values, 23% of Massachusetts's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 4,200 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-9%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Massachusetts there are 27 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 39, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The state of Massachusetts ranks 16th in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly.

State-wide weather information

On average, Massachusetts has an air quality index rating of around 38.9 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 47.5 AQI. On average, the humidity rating for Massachusetts is around 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 71%. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28°F. The average high winter temperature is around 45°F in the month of January. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 7°F during the month of December. During the summer, the average temperature in Massachusetts is around 68°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 85°F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 50°F during the month of June. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.10 inches. On average, the state receives 4.04 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of Massachusetts mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Massachusetts can include hurricanes, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornados.

Wildlife to be found in Massachusetts

The state of Massachusetts has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of american linden, eastern red cedar, eastern hemlock, and american beech. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the obedient plant, the spotted geranium, the white pine, or the cutleaf coneflower. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.