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Discover unique independent living amenities, social activities, dining, and more independent living benefits. With 72 independent living facilities in Cambridge, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.

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Independent Living Facilities near Cambridge, MA

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Last Updated: 9/30/22
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Independent Living

Average starting price $4,937/month
Average starting price $5,788/month
Average starting price $6,891/month
Average starting price $7,405/month
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Recent reviews of Independent Living in Cambridge, 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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Traditions of Wayland
4.7

My dad was determined and prepared to remain in his Wayland home. He moved to Traditions of Wayland in December for a two month “respite”, not long after a bad fall and several broken bones required hospitalizations and weeks in rehab. When the Traditions Resident Care Director, came to his discharge planning meeting I knew he would be in good hands. [name removed]’s intelligence, compassion, expertise and kind sense of humor inspired trust and optimism. Her resident care staff are especially cheerful, responsive, respectful, skilled and kind. I look forward to seeing them whenever I visit. About halfway through his “temporary” stay at Traditions, my dad decided to become a longer term resident and now lives in a nice apartment furnished with his favorite belongings. He has developed friendships and relationships that are meaningful and bring a new kind of purpose to his days. I am continually impressed by the quality of care and assistance he receives. The staff is responsive, communicative, cheerful, thoughtful and dedicated. From welcoming and informative greeters at the front desk, to the kitchen staff and activity planners, administrators and maintenance staff, everyone is dedicated to providing a pleasant and meaningful experience for the residents. I am grateful and proud to feel part of the Traditions of Wayland community.

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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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Youville House

1573 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138 | (< 1 mile)from Cambridge center

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Provides: Assisted Living

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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4.0(4 reviews)

In March, I finally forgo my fear of a stressful move & joined Youville. The move went smoothly, & I had a dinner partner to feel at home. The housekeeping staff helped me to sleep on my freshly made bed the...

Neville Place

650 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138 | 1.8 milesfrom Cambridge 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...

Youville Place

10 Pelham Rd, Lexington, MA 02421 | 6.6 milesfrom Cambridge center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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5.0(9 reviews)

I feel so fortunate that our Mother is living in a nurturing and safe place. Nothing is better than visiting unannounced and seeing her happily engaged in an activity with a big smile on her face. Plus,...

The Arbors at Stoneham

140 Franklin Street, Stoneham, MA 02180 | 7.1 milesfrom Cambridge center

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4.8(14 reviews)

They are more than accommodating for my aunt's needs. The staff are friendly, very helpful, and concerned about her well being. I wish she would participate in activities, but they respect her choice. ...

Maplewood at Weston

99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493 | 7.5 milesfrom Cambridge 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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4.6(54 reviews)

The cleanliness of the community is amazing and the meals are just delicious, and they have really nice activities. We think the overall value of the community is excellent. We really like the attentiveness...

Atria Longmeadow Place

42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803 | 8.9 milesfrom Cambridge center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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4.4(28 reviews)

We have not been able to eat the meals ourselves, but just from speaking with our loved one he really seems to enjoys the meals and dining and the activities.

Atria Marina Place

Four Seaport Drive, Quincy, MA 02171 | 7.3 milesfrom Cambridge center

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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(50 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...

Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA 02451 | 7.4 milesfrom Cambridge center

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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....

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4.1(27 reviews)

This is a great place. They are very friendly here with a very clean, open, and lighter atmosphere compared to other communities in the area. The staff communication with the family has been great. There...

The Linden at Dedham

391 Common St, Dedham, MA 02026 | 9 milesfrom Cambridge 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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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...

Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

One Cedar Street, Woburn, MA 01801 | 8.2 milesfrom Cambridge center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Assisted LivingBenchmark Senior Living at Woburn in Woburn, 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...

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4.2(24 reviews)

Overall, this place was great for my uncle and I would highly recommend them. He hasn't participated in the activities yet. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Dining seems good to me. If you ask my uncle,...

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Standish Village

1190 Adams Street, Boston, MA 02124 | 7.7 milesfrom Cambridge 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.

Evans Park At Newton Corner

430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458 | 3.7 milesfrom Cambridge 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(34 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

Providence House

180 Corey Road, Brighton, MA 02135 | 2.5 milesfrom Cambridge 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...

Susan Bailis Assisted Living Community

352 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 | 2.9 milesfrom Cambridge center

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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...

Cabot Park Village

280 Newtonville Avenue, Newton, MA 02460 | 4.4 milesfrom Cambridge center

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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...

Holiday Maplewood Place

295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148 | 5.6 milesfrom Cambridge 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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4.4(50 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...

The Falls At Cordingly Dam

2300 Washington St, Newton, MA 02462 | 7.8 milesfrom Cambridge center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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A magnificent waterfall that once powered an 18th century mill creates a dramatic setting for The Falls at Cordingly Dam. Tucked away in a charming historic village, this is an extraordinary natural haven where fond memories and family traditions thrive. Inside, you'll find a familiar feeling of...

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4.4(15 reviews)

I would totally recommend this community to others. This is a true community, and is a smaller community. All the staff know the residents and families. The activities and the atmosphere is upbeat. ...

NewBridge on the Charles

6000 Great Meadow Rd, Dedham, MA 02026 | 8.6 milesfrom Cambridge 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...

Sunrise of Burlington MA

24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803 | 9 milesfrom Cambridge center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Sunrise of Burlington is nestled right in the heart of this great town. Our attractively designed apartments overlook suburban neighborhoods, forests and a town baseball field. Enjoy watching baseball and lacrosse practices in your own backyard! If you are a proud Burlington resident you will be...

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4.6(45 reviews)

My grandfather was a stoic Army veteran who drove tanks in Korea who always told me he wanted nothing to do with nursing homes/assisted livings when he was older. This all changed when he was living with the...

The Residence at Watertown Square

20 Summer St, Watertown, MA 02472 | 3.4 milesfrom Cambridge 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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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...

Sunrise of Newton

431 Washington St., Newton, MA 02458 | 4 milesfrom Cambridge center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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At Sunrise of Newton, you will enjoy living in the lively suburban neighborhood of Newton Corner, just 20 minutes from downtown Boston, and with a unique car courtyard featuring ample visitor parking. Our community is also conveniently situated within easy reach of I-90 for excursions to the...

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4.1(7 reviews)

Sunrise of Newton has very caring, communicative staff that truly seems to have my mom's care and happiness at heart.

VNA Assisted & Senior Living Community

259 Lowell Street, Somerville, MA 02144 | 1.3 milesfrom Cambridge 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...

Zelma Lacey House

9 West School Street, Charlestown, MA 02129 | 2.7 milesfrom Cambridge center

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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...

Sophia Snow House

1215 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132 | 5.4 milesfrom Cambridge 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...

New Horizons At Choate

21 Warren Ave, Woburn, MA 01801 | 7.1 milesfrom Cambridge center

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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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4.8(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...

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Cost of independent living in Cambridge, MA

The average cost of senior living in Cambridge is 4,937 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include West Roxbury, MA with an average of 1,021 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:

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Anchor Bay at East Providence, Youville Place and Atria Bay Spring Village are the top rated independent living facilities near Cambridge, Massachusetts. See full list of communities.

There are 72 independent living facilities near Cambridge, Massachusetts. See the full list.

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

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