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Sunrise of Arlington

1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476

3.7
(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings

311 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

4.2
(22 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Residents of Shrewsbury Crossings enjoy the pleasure of a close-knit community, the privacy of a spacious apartment home, and the peace of mind that comes from knowing our staff is always available to cater to their individual needs. Our spacious assisted living apartments have room for favorite...

Benchmark Senior Living at Plymouth Crossings

157 South Street, Plymouth, MA 02360

4.7
(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Plymouth Crossings is a lively suburban hideaway, convenient to shops and amenities, and just minutes from historic, artistic, cultural and retail centers. Our community is a place people love to call home whether their favorite activity is catching up with friends, watching a performance or...

Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

4 Forge Hill Road, Franklin, MA 02038

4.1
(22 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill is Franklin's first senior living community. Located on Forge Hill Road less than a mile from routes 140 and 495, Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill is a state of the art community that offers a full complement of amenities and supportive services designed...

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Halcyon at West Bay

2783 West Shore Rd, Warwick, RI 02889

4.3
(22 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

You’ll have the care you need if you need it so you can focus on having fun. If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, our senior living community with both assisted living and memory care could be right for you. You...

Langdon Place of Exeter

17 Hampton Road, Exeter, NH 03833

4.3
(22 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Langdale Place of Exeter is a Genesis senior living community nestled in the historic riverside town of Exeter, NH, the perfect backdrop to our cozy community. Located on the New Hampshire and Massachusetts border, our scenic New England town was home to some of the earliest colonists and honors...

All American Assisted Living at Londonderry

1 Button Drive, Londonderry, NH 03053

4.1
(21 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Putnam Farm at Danvers

9 Summer Street, Danvers, MA 01923

4.5
(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Designed to capture the residential flavor of the neighborhood, Benchmark Senior Living at Putnam Farm boasts features that create the air of a country manor, including a spacious porch with wonderful hilltop views. The community offers residents and families close proximity to the Geriatric Care...

Ashland Farm at North Andover

700 Chickering Road, North Andover, MA 01845

4.4
(19 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Ashland Farm is the premier assisted living community in the Merrimack Valley offering traditional assisted living as well as the Harbor Program for the memory impaired. Ashland Farm provides residents with personalized service plans tailored to meet their unique needs. If you need help with...

Tatnuck Park At Worcester

340 May Street, Worcester, MA 01602

4.6
(19 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Resting at the foot of Worcester's western hills is the historic village of Tatnuck... a place filled with family, fond memories and tradition. Today, traditions continue at Tatnuck Park at Worcester, a respected and valued assisted living community. Built on the site of a former family estate,...

Evans Park At Newton Corner

430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458

3.6
(24 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

The Residence at Salem Woods

6 Sally Sweet's Way, Salem, NH 03079

4.0
(19 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Resting on a beautiful campus in Salem, New Hampshire, The Residence at Salem Woods is a brand new community scheduled to open in the spring of 2016. The community will offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care services to seniors.The Residence at Salem Woods is proudly operated...

The Residence at Melrose Station

158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176

4.9
(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

All American Assisted Living at Raynham

1084 Broadway, Raynham, MA 02767

4.3
(18 reviews)

Studio, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

All American Assisted Living is a premier assisted living community for those looking to settle near Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Our quiet and spacious home is in Broadway, a strategic rural township that enjoys the best infrastructure in Raynham. The area offers tranquility to...

Briston Manor West

37 Ridgewood Road, Bedford, NH 03110

4.1
(20 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

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The Residence at Freeman Lake

4 Technology Drive, Chelmsford, MA 01863

4.1
(19 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Home Sweet HomeLocated in the beautiful town of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, our assisted living and memory care community is a place where you can thrive. Enjoy a full and active life knowing our care team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you with anything you need. You...

Bayberry at Emerald Court

2000 Emerald Court, Tewksbury, MA 01876

4.0
(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA 02451

3.9
(19 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Waltham Crossings is a comfortable and casual senior living community, with easy access to the surrounding Metrowest area. Residents of Waltham Crossings enjoy chatting with friends in the fireplaced living room, barbecuing among the gardens, or joining in on a game of cards in the Cape Cod room....

Blaire House of Tewksbury Assisted Living

10B Erlin Terrace, Tewksbury, MA 01876

3.7
(21 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Blaire House of Tewksbury is a 131-bed skilled nursing center. We are family owned and operated by the Essex Group Management Corp, servicing the health care needs of seniors for over 50 years. We specialize in Short and Long Term care, Rehab, Sub-acute care, and Alzheimer's Specialty care....

Atria Fairhaven

391 Alden Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719

4.4
(17 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Atria Fairhaven is an inviting senior community located in a charming seaside town. Residents gather with friends and family in one of several beautiful common spaces and an array of exciting daily activities provides many opportunities for social engagement. Atria Senior Living is a leading...

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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
Complete guide to independent living

 

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 professionall 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 Christian 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 communities 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 73F. The low summer temperature drops to about 59F in the month of June. The summer high is at around 85F during July. During winter months, the average air temperature sinks to roughly 33F. The winter high will rise to roughly 45F 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 28F. The average high winter temperature is around 45F in the month of January. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 7F during the month of December. During the summer, the average temperature in Massachusetts is around 68F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 85F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 50F 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 cut leaf coneflower. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Massachusetts

VNA Assisted & Senior Living Community, VNA Alewife Brook Pkwy and Sophia Snow House are the top rated independent living facilities near Boston, Massachusetts. See full list of communities.

There are 200 independent living facilities near Boston, Massachusetts. See the full list.

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