My first-hand experiences at Canterbury Woods have been wonderful. This has to be the poshest assisted living facility I have ever visited. My 2 friends and the other residents are very high functioning -- mobile, alert-- and the place feels more like an exclusive, country club apartment complex rather than an assisted living facility. On the way to the entrance, I often see senior citizens gardening on their patios. Once inside, there's a reception desk with a woman who greets and screens visitors. The foyer area is like a hotel's. My friends live a good distance away from the entrance so I get to walk a bit to their apartments, which are huge and luxurious. They have a good-sized kitchen, a big livingroom, bedroom, and a full bathroom. Again, the place is reminiscent of a 5-star hotel. That being said, I note that, despite a lot of social recreational opportunities, my friends are kind of lonely. The big apartments, long hallways, and layout of the place ensure privacy but there's so much space and spaces devoid of people that it's easy to feel isolated. (There's something to be said for smaller apartments or shared rooms -- at least you bump into other people more often.) My 2 friends are widows. That being said, I think Canterbury Woods might be better for a couple, who will be in close proximity with each other so as to keep each other company without exerting any special effort.