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Sunrise of Lynnfield

55 Salem Street, Lynnfield, MA 01940

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In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

The Arbors at Stoneham

140 Franklin Street, Stoneham, MA 02180

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The Residence at Pearl Street

75 Pearl Street, Reading, MA 01867

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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...

Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

One Cedar Street, Woburn, MA 01801

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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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The Residence at Melrose Station

158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176

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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...

Forestdale Park Senior Living

341 Forest St, Malden, MA 02148

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Forestdale Park, located at the site of Malden’s former McFadden Manor, opened its doors in 2018 as the newest Volunteers of America Massachusetts Senior Residence.The community features Independent Living apartments, and studio and one bedroom Assisted Living apartments that feature our...

Windsor Place of Wilmington Assisted Living

92 West Street, Wilmington, MA 01887

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Windsor Place offers independent,assisted and Alzheimer's/memory care. You've mastered the art of living well, and it shows. At Windsor Place Assisted living, you can retire that way, too. No matter what you are looking for in an assisted living residence, you'll find the best of it all at...

New Horizons At Choate

21 Warren Ave, Woburn, MA 01801

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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...

Atria Maplewood Place

295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148

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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...

Kaplan Estates

240 Lynnfield St, Peabody, MA 01960

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Welcome to Woodbridge, a friendly and vibrant assisted living community where safety and comfort are paramount. Located on a wooded knoll in Peabody, Massachusetts, on the North Shore of Boston, Woodbridge offers private rental apartments for seniors. Aviv Centers of Living May News: Aviv...

Prospect House

420 Reservoir Avenue, Revere, MA 02151

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Prospect House is an assisted living community located in the oceanfront neighborhood of Revere. Opened in 2002, the house features 109 apartments and offers a staff of trained professionals and state-of-the-art services. New Spring Senior Communities is a group of four unique Massachusetts...

Sunrise of Burlington

24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803

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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...

VNA Alewife Brook Pkwy

405 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Somerville, MA 02144

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Atria Longmeadow Place

42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803

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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...

VNA Assisted & Senior Living Community

259 Lowell Street, Somerville, MA 02144

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Chelsea Jewish Foundation

201 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150

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The Chelsea Jewish Foundation is an assisted living community located in the quiet area of Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Located just across the bridge from Boston, the Chelsea area has always been an independent, working-class industrial community from the beginning of its existence....

Sunrise of Arlington

1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476

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

Putnam Farm at Danvers

9 Summer Street, Danvers, MA 01923

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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...

Sunrise At Gardner Park

73 Margin Street, Peabody, MA 01960

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Sunrise at Gardner Park, which provides both Assisted Living as well as Reminiscence (memory) Care, has been serving the needs of seniors and their families since 1994. Famous for it's 'Bed and Breakfast' ambiance, Gardner Park is housed within a gracious Victorian Mansion. Besides the 55 private...

Stonebridge at Burlington

50 Greenleaf Way, Burlington, MA 01803

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Located in the heart of all that's buzzing in Burlington is Stonebridge—the newest, most innovative senior living community in the area. Stonebridge at Burlington offers all the benefits and amenities of community living— dining, housekeeping, transportation, maintenance... and fun....

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Learn More About Independent Living in Wakefield, MA

On the northern end of the Boston metro area, this suburban Massachusetts town offers all resources and services to meet residents’ daily needs, including shopping centers and health care facilities. Wakefield’s location amongst other suburbs allows for many leisure and entertainment opportunities in the surrounding area or in Boston’s accessible downtown district. Events like the annual Festival by the Lake showcase the area’s local artisans and celebrate Wakefield’s culture and community.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Wakefield are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Wakefield retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.


Cost of Independent Living in Wakefield, MA

The median monthly cost of independent living in the state of Massachusetts is around $3,000. To learn more about the cost of independent living in Wakefield, contact A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors.

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Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Wakefield are rated 14 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated above the average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household ExpensesHealth CareInsuranceEntertainmentGroceriesClothing114119122117110114

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64Median Income Age 65+Median Household IncomeAverage Individual IncomeMedian Employee SalaryAverage Property TaxOne-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate$107,962 per year$58,493 per year$92,977 per year$46,194 per year$51,345 per year$6,662 per year$1,296 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Wakefield include:

Winchester Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 200+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, physical therapy

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Burlington

  • Facility type: corporate, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 340+
  • Specialties: ICU, liver transplant, kidney transplant

Weather and Climate

Wakefield lies in a transitional zone between humid subtropical and humid continental climates, experiencing four distinct seasons with heavy rain and snowfall during winter months. The average humidity level is 65%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at about 70%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January AverageJanuary MaximumJanuary Minimum26°F35°F16°F

July AverageJuly MaximumJuly Minimum72°F83°F60°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 73

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average annual precipitation: 48″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median AgePercent of Population Over 65PopulationPopulation DensityAverage Household Size4418.6%27,3143,713 per square mile2.5

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan NativeAsianBlackHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian or Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite (not Hispanic or Latino)0.1%2.4%1.8%3.5%<0.1%1.3%91.0%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Boston: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 100/100

2020 Presidential Election Results for Middlesex County

DemocraticRepublicanOther71.8%26.4%1.2%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Wakefield include:

  • Wakefield History Museum
  • Elizabeth Boit House

Outdoor attractions in Wakefield:

  • Round Park
  • Sullivan Memorial Park
  • Middlesex Fells Reservation
  • Lake Quannapowitt

Wakefield’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Festival by the Lake
  • North Ave. Plaza

Transportation

Middlesex County Area Transit (MCAT) offers public bus transportation throughout the Boston metropolitan area with connections to local community transportation services. The city of Wakefield operates a senior transportation program with demand-based trips for groceries, appointments, and more. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Wakefield.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Massachusetts

VNA Alewife Brook Pkwy, VNA Assisted & Senior Living Community and Stone Hill at Andover are the top rated independent living facilities near Wakefield, Massachusetts. See full list of communities.

There are 198 independent living facilities near Wakefield, Massachusetts. See the full list.

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