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The Lillie Mansion at Lutheran

26 Harvard St, Worcester, MA 01609

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The Willows at Worcester

101 Barry Rd, Worcester, MA 01609

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The Willows at Worcester is a vibrant, full-service, resort-style retirement community offering you spacious, maintenance-free, independent living apartment homes and cottages; award-winning, chef-prepared meals; and abundant, on-site amenities. We have our own bank, spa, salon/barber shop,...

The Residence at Orchard Grove

258 Walnut St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

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The Residence at Orchard Grove is a brand new monthly rental community in Shrewsbury. This luxury senior living community features independent and assisted living apartments along with a supportive neighborhood for those living with dementia and Alzheimer's. Featuring Anytime Dining in a...

Willows at Westborough

1 Lyman St, Westborough, MA 01581

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The Highlands

129 E Main Street, Westborough, MA 01581

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We believe that The Highlands 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 The Highlands, our management teams live...

Artisan at Hudson

235 Washington Street, Hudson, MA 01749

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Artisan at Hudson - a great place to live the good life.We are owned and operated by SageLife. Our founders were pioneers in senior living; they helped define the companies that have defined the industry.Sage’s mission is to create the best home for each member of the SageLife family every day by...

Fairview Estates

132 E Main St, Hopkinton, MA 01748

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Atria Draper Place

25 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA 01747

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Atria Draper Place offers a relaxing senior community in the historic New England town of Hopedale. Residents enjoy taking a stroll down to the pond or quietly reading a book from the public library. A variety of lectures and entertainment provide social interaction for residents, friends and...

New Horizons at Marlborough LLC

400 Hemenway St, Marlborough, MA 01752

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New Horizons is a large not-for-profit continuing care retirement community where a safe, happy, and engaging retirement is everyone's most important concern. Fine dining and extensive activities are vital parts of every day. Our staff of exceptional people has enabled New Horizons to build its...

The Ledges

1 Robert Hill Way, Ashland, MA 01721

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62 Plus Income EligibleA Brand New 62+ Apartment Community!Independent Living! The Ledges in Ashland, Massachusetts offers the comfort and ease of apartment living with all of the thoughtful finishing touches that make this a glorious place to call home. Located in this quaint tree lined...

Brookdale Cushing Park

300 West Farm Pond Road, Framingham, MA 01702

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Quality Care Today and TomorrowIf 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...

The Residence at Valley Farm

369 Pond Street, Ashland, MA 01721

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Located in historic Ashland, our beautiful 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...

Mary Ann Morse at Heritage Senior Living Community

747 Water Street, Framingham, MA 01701

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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...

Manor on the Hill

450 N Main St, Leominster, MA 01453

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Manor on the Hill is an 81 Unit, family owned, Assisted Living Community designed to meet the needs of individuals who are still able to live independently with minimal assistance in their daily activities. Manor on the Hill promotes maximum independence by providing personal care & supportive...

Camellia Gardens NOW OPEN

16 Digital Wy, Maynard, MA 01754

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We believe that Camellia Gardens 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 Camellia Gardens, our management teams live on-site, and are...

Anwelt Heritage Apartments

1 Oak Hill Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420

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The Anwelt Heritage Apartments turn the historic Anwelt Shoe factory into beautiful, eco-friendly apartments for active adults 55 and better. Anwelt Has 86 one and two-bedroom residences ranging in size from 656 to over 1200 square feet. The sun- filled residences highlight architectural...

Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

4 Forge Hill Road, Franklin, MA 02038

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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...

Avenu at Natick

3 Superior Dr., Natick, MA 01760

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Avenu at Natick offers high-end apartment homes and the best of community living to residents aged 62 years and older. Avenu is where neighbors become friends. Enjoy daily activities, classes, and social events just steps away from the area's finest shopping and dining --- You'll love the Avenu...

Traditions of Wayland

10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778

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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...

Cedarbrook Village at Ware NOW OPEN

73 South St, Ware, MA 01082

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Now doing in person tours!Tucked into the verdant hills of the Pioneer Valley is the town of Ware, Massachusetts. Named the “Manour of Peace” in 1716 by its founder, John Read, Ware remains to this day a quiet town that embraces commercial and recreational growth without allowing it to impose on...

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Learn More About Independent Living in Worcester, MA

Independent living communities, also known simply as retirement communities in Worcester, 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 Worcester county retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.


Cost of Independent Living in Worcester, MA

The median monthly cost of independent living in Worcester is about $2,200 within the city proper and $3,000 in both the metropolitan area and the state of Massachusetts.

For this type of senior care, Worcester offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.


Learn More About Worcester, MA

Cost of Living

The costs associated with living in Worcester are rated nine points above the national average, although the cost of living is 10% lower than the state average, and housing costs are significantly lower than average, as well. Grocery and other essential costs, however, are rated slightly higher. All index scores are based on a sliding scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living indexGrocery indexMedian rentRent burdenMedian home valueMedian family incomeEstate tax109106$1,40121.4% of residents spend over 30% of their income on rent$210,195$45,869The top estate tax rate is 16% (exemption threshold: $1 million)

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals in Worcester include:

  • UMass Memorial Medical Center — With 749 beds and a staff of more than 1,200, UMass Memorial offers a full range of services and has been highly rated in several heart surgery procedures as well as colon and lung cancer surgeries.
  • Saint Vincent Hospital — A teaching hospital with 272 staffed beds, Saint Vincent provides general medical care to patients of all ages, and has been acclaimed for its cardiology services and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) procedures. The hospital was founded in 1893 and is now owned by Vanguard Health Systems.

Weather and Climate

Worcester’s climate is classified as humid continental, typically consisting of warm summers and cold winters. The average humidity level is about 66%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at roughly 71%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer tempTypical summer highTypical summer lowAverage winter tempTypical winter highTypical winter low69°F82°F (July)55°F (July)29°F40°F (December)18°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index ratingAverage maximum air quality index rating41 (Good)54 in December (Moderate)

Moderate air quality rating means that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should limit the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitationAverage maximum monthly precipitationAverage yearly snowfall4”6” (October)51”

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election for Worcester County

Voted DemocraticVoted RepublicanVoted Third Party69.9%27.5%5.6%

Population Statistics

Population metro areaPopulation city properPopulation densityPopulation trend498,997185,6771,918 people per square mileGrowing at a rate of 0.25%

Age

Median55+60+70+80+3424%9%5%4%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diplomaCollege degreeGraduate degree30%30%12%

Race & Ethnicity

AsianBlackHispanicNative AmericanPacific Islander or Native HawaiianWhiteTwo or more7.6%13.1%21.3%0.5%<0.1%56.2%4.3%

Crime

Total crimesProperty crimes per 1,000 citizensViolent crimes per 1,000 citizens5,620237

Miscellaneous

UnemployedParticipate in the labor forceHave some form of disabilityLive in povertyWidowsVeterans8%61%15%22%6%5%

Worcester is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. The city is protective of its LGBTQ+ community, according to a 2014 study by Vocati.com, which named Worcester the 26th most LGBTQ+ friendly city in the United States. The city hosts an annual pride day with a parade and festival.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Pronounced “Wuh-ster” — or often “Wuh-stah” by locals — Worcester is the second-largest city in all of New England. Though it may seem like a small town compared to Boston, Worcester is known as “The Heart of the Commonwealth” and rivals many major cities when it comes to art, culture, and history.

Fine-art fanatics can spend hours at the Worcester Art Museum, which opened in 1898 and contains more than 38,000 works of art from all over the world. For theater and classical music aficionados, there’s the grand, historic Mechanics Hall as well as the Hanover Theater for the Performing Arts, both internationally recognized for their world-class productions and ornate designs. Then there’s Worcester’s annual stART on the Street festival, which allows residents and visitors free admission to view works by more than 300 artists, crafters, and street performers.

Worcester offers plenty of options for history buffs, too:

  • The Worcester Historical museum is devoted to local history and runs Salisbury Mansion, a house museum built in 1772 and restored to its 1830s appearance.
  • The American Antiquarian Society — the oldest historical society in the U.S. — collects and preserves printed materials from the country’s first European settlements through the late 1800s.
  • Bancroft Tower was built in 1900 in honor of George Bancroft, a Worcester statesman who served as a U.S. diplomat and secretary of the Navy. Made of stone and granite, the tower stands 56 feet high, giving it the appearance of a miniature medieval castle.
  • The Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial is an impressive four-acre area consisting of a pond, walking paths, and multiple granite structures.

Thanks to Worcester Lunch Car Company, which built many diners in the early- to mid-1900s, you can still find many old-fashioned lunch car diners around town, including the Boulevard Diner, Chadwick Square Diner, and Miss Worcester Diner.

Transportation

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) provides public bus services throughout Worcester and several surrounding cities. Residents over 60 or people with disabilities can ride the bus at half the regular fare, but they must provide proper identification. The WRTA local bus services, as well as train services connecting riders to Boston, run from Worcester’s historic Union Station.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Massachusetts

There are 20 independent living facilities near Worcester, Massachusetts. See the full list.

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