46 Assisted Living Facilities near Arlington, MA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Arlington, MA

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Caring Star 2013

Sunrise of Arlington MA

Provides: Assisted Living
1395 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476
"I toured Sunrise of Arlington MA. It was in an older neighborhood, but it was still very nice inside. The lady who gave me the tour was lovely, she was very helpful. In the dining area, the people..." More
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Brightview Arlington

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Symmes Road, Arlington, MA 02474
"Brightview Arlington was very nice. The rooms were also nice. They had an exercise class, a Catholic mass, activities for gathering in the living room where a lot of people were there all the time,..." More

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Maplewood at Weston

Provides: Assisted Living
99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493
"Maplewood at Weston was incredible. It was like designer everything. The apartment was nice, too. The only reason we didn't go with them is that my husband had an infection this winter and was..." More

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Atria Longmeadow Place

Provides: Assisted Living
42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
"My Dad LOVES Atria! He told me today this it’s a perfect place for him at this chapter in his life! The facility and staff are terrific! " More

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Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle

Provides: Assisted Living
50 Sutherland Road, Brighton, MA 02135
"I went to Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle. It was very high end, it had that high-end feeling definitely, it was definitely for people with money. The rooms were small. It was stellar in upkeep...." More

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Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Cr...

Provides: Assisted Living
126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA 02451
"Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings is excellent. They're the No. 1 choice on my list. They went out of their way to deal with the rehab center for my uncle. They have really extended..." More

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Sunrise of Burlington MA

Provides: Assisted Living
24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
"My mother is at Sunrise of Burlington right now. Our experience has been good. The rooms, the staff, services, the food, and the dining setup is good. The dining room is restaurant style. She's on..." More
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Atria Maplewood Place

Provides: Assisted Living
295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148
"I liked Atria very much, the building itself was very well maintained, and it would be very convenient for us. The staff seemed very pleasant and knowledgeable. The rooms looked beautiful and very..." More

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Evans Park at Newton Corner

Provides: Assisted Living
430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458
"I toured Evans Park at Newton Corner. I liked it a lot. The staff is typically there like seven years average, and that is important. It is a lively space with lots of activities. You have your..." More

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The Residence at Watertown Square

Provides: Assisted Living
20 Summer Street, Watertown, MA 02472
"My mother was a here for assisted living. The facility is clean and bright, the food is good, and there are lots of activities for the diverse residents --- some still very active, others more..." More

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The Residence at Melrose Station

Provides: Assisted Living
158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176
"The Residence at Melrose Station was extremely luxurious. It just opened and it's like a 5-star hotel. It was beautiful. It was on the pricier side, but when they first opened they were offering..." More

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Providence House Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
180 Corey Rd, Brighton, MA 02135
"I liked Providence House Assisted Living. It was bright, and it was accessible. There was parking there. The staff was very nice. It's very clean. I was surprised by how bright it was. It didn't..." More

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Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Cedar Street, Woburn, MA 01801
"My father was at Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn for respite, and they were great. I talked to probably ten different places and they were the most personable, and they honestly made it feel like..." More

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Scandinavian Living Center

Provides: Assisted Living
206 Waltham St, West Newton, MA 02465
"Scandinavian Living Center was an absolutely lovely facility. Great staff, beautiful, lots of recreational and educational opportunities, and good food. It had beautiful rooms, small, intimate..." More

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The Falls at Cordingly Dam

Provides: Assisted Living
2300 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls, MA ...
"We went to The Falls at Cordingly Dam. We looked at both assisted living and memory care. It was beautiful, it felt like home, and it was a very warm place. All the nursing staff reached out and..." More

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Brigham House

Provides: Assisted Living
341 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
"My father has been in Brigham House for about a week now. It's just perfect, and they are incredibly helpful. I was looking for an economical alternative in Massachusetts, and Brigham House accepts..." More

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The Residence at Boylston Place

Provides: Assisted Living
615 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
"I chose The Residence at Boylston Place because Josh, the CEO, and the staff that I met were very gracious and friendly. I felt comfortable with them. They have lots of interesting, varied, and..." More

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Sunrise of Newton

Provides: Assisted Living
431 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02458
"I like Sunrise of Newton. I like the openness of the hallways and the elevators. Because it's new, they were able to have more space. They took time to follow up and answer my questions. They have..." More
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Prospect House

Provides: Assisted Living
420 Reservoir Avenue, Revere, MA 02151
"I recently toured this facility. I found the staff very attentive and the experience enjoyable . It seemed as though it was very close knit and the residents and staff were harmonious in their..." More

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Susan Bailis Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
352 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
"I visited Susan Bailis. That place was to die for with a cute setup. The room was a one-bedroom with a living room. The people were very nice. The sitting area was very quaint, and it smelled good..." More

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Stonebridge at Burlington

Provides: Assisted Living
50 Greenleaf Way, Burlington, MA 01803
"Deciding to become a permanent resident at Stonebridge was one of the most difficult decisions I ever made. It meant leaving the home we designed and built and the friends we had made over the last..." More

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The Gables at Winchester

Provides: Assisted Living
299 Cambridge Street, Winchester, MA 01890
"We toured The Gables at Winchester. It was large, open, and spacious. It was perhaps not as modern and updated as the others. When it was done, it was very well done. Everything was nice and big...." More

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Wingate Residences at Weston

Provides: Assisted Living
75 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493
"The staff at Epoch has been phenomenal. They have gone out of their way to be present every day in my mother's life, from physical care to encouraging her to engage in activities making a point of..." More

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Landmark at Longwood

Provides: Assisted Living
63 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120
"The marketing manager at Landmark at Longwood was very detailed. She explained everything to me, including prices. She answered my questions and toured me around. I like everything except the size..." More

Visiting Nurse Assisted Living Community

Provides: Assisted Living
259 Lowell Street, Somerville, MA 02144
"My mother moved to the VNA Residence on Lowell Street a bit over two years ago and the sparkle has returned to her eyes and spirit thanks to the care and respect and beauty that surrounds her..." More

The Arbors at Stoneham

Provides: Assisted Living
140 Franklin Street, Stoneham, MA 02180
"The Arbors at Stoneham is a very nice place, and I'm very impressed with the people there. We made an appointment, we went there and saw the place, and toured the building. I was very impressed..." More

Visiting Nurse Association Senior Liv...

Provides: Assisted Living
405 Alewife Brook Parkway, Somerville, MA 02144
"My parents have moved in to Visiting Nurse Association. Their building is fairly new and it's very clean. Their apartment is very small, but it has a walk-in bathroom and kitchenette. We went there..." More

Winchester Mount Vernon House

Provides: Assisted Living
110 Mount Vernon Street, Winchester, MA 01890
"Visiting the Mount Vernon House was very pleasureable experience for me. Every part of the building is in pristine condition. It looks more like a luxury hotel than an assisted living facility...." More

Leonard Florence Center for Living

Provides: Assisted Living
165 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150

Goddard House Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
165 Chestnut Street, Brookline, MA 02445
"Goddard House in Brookline is very nice, but it's too expensive for us. The tour was very good. Everybody we met was very informative. They asked us questions; we asked them questions. They have a..." More

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Brightview Country Club Heights

Provides: Assisted Living
3 Rehabilitation Way, Woburn, MA 01801
"My mom is at Brightview Country Club Heights. The place, as expected, has nice accommodations. The common areas are pleasantly appointed, and my mom's apartment is very spacious. The staff is..." More

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Zelma Lacey House of Charlestown

Provides: Assisted Living
9 W School Street, Boston, MA 02129
"I really love Zelma Lacey House of Charlestown. It's very homey and very quaint. If we get my mother in a place, I would like her there. It's a very nice company. I was impressed because most of..." More

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Cadbury Commons

Provides: Assisted Living
66 Sherman Street , Cambridge, MA 02140
"I chose Cadbury Commons for my friend because of its location, it's clientele, its reputation, and I knew someone who is there, but it's not the least expensive from the ones I looked at. Their..." More

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Youville Place

Provides: Assisted Living
10 Pelham Rd., Lexington, MA 02421
"My mother-in-law is at Youville Place. The staff is very professional. They're very engaged with the people who are there. They're very good staff. Both its layout and its upkeep are really, really..." More

Forestdale Park

Provides: Assisted Living
341 Forest Street, Malden, MA 02148
"My mother is in Forestdale Park. It is an outstanding facility. It's newly renovated, and it's beautiful. The staff is outstanding, very caring, and very supportive. I haven't found a better place..." More

Youville House Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1573 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
"Youville is the one that I like very much. It's a good place. Our visit there was fine. The facility was beautifully appointed. It was very new and it had a homey feeling. They did have very good..." More

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New Horizons at Choate

Provides: Assisted Living
21 Warren Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801
"New Horizons at Choate is a not-for-profit retirement community located in a residential neighborhood near Woburn's Horn Pond and offering independent and assisted living. Sponsored by Cummings..." More

Golda Meir House

Provides: Assisted Living
160 Stanton Avenue, Newton, MA 02466
"The Golda Meir House was an excellent assisted living facility for my grandmother. Although she moved away from her close friends, several states away, in order to live near her children and..." More

Life Care Center of Stoneham

Provides: Assisted Living
25 Woodland Road , Stoneham, MA 02180
"The service at Life Care Center of Stoneham Assisted Living is one of a kind. The staff here treat you like family. We are more than just residents we are one big family. The Meals are great and..." More

Everett Nursing and Rehabilitation Ce...

Provides: Assisted Living
289 Elm St, Everett, MA 02149
"I was checking in on one of my relatives and the costumer service was outstanding. Every question I had was answered. They was good to me while I visited. My aunt loves it there. Her living space..." More

Meadow Green Rehabilitation and Nursi...

Provides: Assisted Living
45 Woburn Street, Waltham, MA 02452
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Katzman Family Center for Living

Provides: Assisted Living
17 Lafayette Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150

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Brightview Wakefield

Provides: Assisted Living
21 Crescent St., Wakefield, MA 01880
"Located ten miles north of Boston, Brightview Wakefield is tucked into the historic town of Wakefield, Massachusetts lined with churches, storefronts, restaurants, a beautiful library and Town..." More

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Courtyard Nursing Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
200 Governors Ave, Medford, MA 02155
"Offering skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and residents. Whether for a short stay or for an extended period, our Clinical Care Teams are focused on implementing..." More

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Leland Home

Provides: Assisted Living
21 Newton St, Waltham, MA 02453

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Oosterman's Rest Home

Provides: Assisted Living
93 Laurel St, Melrose, MA 02176
"If you want to increase the quality of your life and enjoy professional care in a safe environment, Oosterman Rest Homes offers a high level of services for both short-term and long-term care in..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Arlington

    Arlington, Massachusetts, is listed as one of the best suburbs to retire in the Boston area. Located six miles northwest of Boston, Arlington is home to more than 7,200 seniors. For seniors who require daily assistance, Arlington is home to two assisted living facilities, and there are 42 in nearby in places such as Winchester and Boylston Place.

    In Arlington and the state of Massachusetts, assisted living residences (ALRs) are regulated by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA). The state also has adult foster care (AFC), which is specifically for seniors who want to live in assisted living in a home-like atmosphere.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Arlington

    • Seniors who don’t drive and need a ride to their doctor’s office, various errands or to other appointments can get a ride through the Minutemen Senior Services. This service helps match individuals with available transportation options throughout the city and area. Seniors receive discounted fares, and services are available both for scheduled routes and door-to-door services.
    • Arlington is home to world-class medical facilities, including the McLean Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Arlington has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Arlington Seniors Association, an organization that helps to improve the lives of seniors in the area, and at least one senior center.
    • The prices in Arlington are high compared to similar size cities within the U.S. Based on the national cost of living index of 100, Arlington has an index of 193.2. Seniors may have a hard time managing money when living in the area.
    • Arlington has a low crime rate, which is ideal for seniors who enjoy getting out to explore the city. Based on the national property crime index of 35.4, Arlington is ranked 15.2. Violent crime is ranked 9.1, which is compared to the national average of 22.7.  
    • The climate in Arlington includes cold winter temperatures with average January lows around 18. Summers are mild with average July highs around 82. Summers in Arlington is ideal for exploring the city streets and surrounding green spaces.   

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Arlington

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Massachusetts

    $5,552.00 Watertown
    $5,450.00 Woburn
    $5,250.00 Winchester
    $5,250.00 Arlington
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,050.00 Waltham

    Assisted Living costs in Arlington start around $5,250 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

    It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Arlington and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Arlington

    Services in an ALF in Arlington are covered by the Medicaid State Plan program and the Money Follows the Person Residential Supports Waiver program. The program covers personal care, nursing and oversight. To help with room and board, the state also has an optional state supplement (OSS) that is added to the federal Supplemental Security Income payment (SSI). 

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.

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    More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.


    Free Assisted Living Resources in Arlington

    Arlington and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Arlington, please visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Arlington

    Arlington-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Massachusetts are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page for more information about these laws.

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    Assisted Living near Arlington, MA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Arlington

    • Review of Brightview Arlington

      Brightview Arlington was very nice. The rooms were also nice. They had an exercise class, a Catholic mass, activities for gathering in the living room where a lot of people were there all the time,... Read more

      Janet
    • Review of Sunrise of Arlington MA

      I toured Sunrise of Arlington MA. It was in an older neighborhood, but it was still very nice inside. The lady who gave me the tour was lovely, she was very helpful. In the dining area, the people ... Read more

      Alex
    • Review of Sunrise of Arlington MA

      My 88 year old mother has been in assisted living at Sunrise for 9 months. So she arrived during covid of 2020. I knew as soon as I walked in that Sunrise was the place I wanted my Mom to live in. ... Read more

      mazie dae
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