Sterling Heights Gracious Retirement Living

Offers Independent Living

26 Reviews
3500 Fairview St, Bethlehem, PA 18017
Call (800) 385-2527
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Independent Living Reviews for Sterling Heights Gracious Retirement Living

November 07, 2020

By Rosemary

I visited this facility

Sterling Heights Gracious Retirement Living was gorgeous. They had wonderful activities. They had a spa night one time, and my girlfriend and I went. They had different stations over the three floors. We did a mini yoga class, and you could get your nails done. The director gave chair massages, and she was good. I've been there several times. They had a Hawaiian lauu, wonderful food, and a hula dancer from Hawaii. Everything was excellent. The people that work there were very nice. The director was very nice.

September 07, 2020

By Dawn T

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

The place had gone down hill considerably over the last few years. Management keeps changing, food is awful, activities are being cut, no where near what it used to be.

July 06, 2019

By DaniE2

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

After visiting several facilities and researching others on the internet, this is the place my mother chose to live. Unlike some of the other places, Sterling Heights is bright and airy and does not have the "old" smell that others did. The current staff are all helpful and friendly. The apartments are nice, and each has its own patio or balcony. This facility provides 3 meals per day prepared by a 5 star chef, plus room cleaning and linen service. Sterling Heights also offers more social activities and outings than the others.

Provider Response

Thank you for the lovely review; it is much appreciated. At Sterling Heights we truly love our residents! Our goal is to make our residents feel safer, happier, healthier and more social.

May 28, 2019

By trner

I am/was a resident of this facility

We had a two bedroom apt on second floor, the rooms are large and bright. This is not a place for someone who needs special care. It is run on a tight schedule such as Breakfast at 8am down in the dining room lunch 12 to 1 and dinner 530 . The food was allful, very badly prepared! Our rent was $4500 per month and we were spending money at Wegmans to eat every day . There are no stoves in the apt. We moved out after three months. I do not reco this place unless they improve on the meals. The management changes every so often. They do offer some activities such as bean bag chair games, they have a movie theater.

May 01, 2019

By none de plum

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Staff has resently changed. Current staff is very friendly and helpful; they go out of their way to make you happy. Food is great, my child would eat there everyday if he could. The atmosphere is open and light, not like other adult facilities I've seen. The apartments are what I would expect for typical modern accommodations, with light colors, plush carpet and a balcony or porch off every unit. There are several activities a day to keep you as busy as you want. I would highly recommend Sterling Heights to anyone.

January 18, 2019

By clmsycutie

I visited this facility

horrible experience- If I could give a 0/5, I would, but unfortunately technological restraints don't allow me to do so. I came for a walk-in tour and waited over 20 minutes without anyone coming to greet me or assist me. truly abhorrent service.

April 30, 2018

By Barbara

I visited this facility

The apartments at Sterling Heights Gracious Retirement Living were a little bit bigger and had a little bit of an outdoor space, like a little balcony. The common area was very spacious and very nice. When I was there, they were playing chair volleyball. There weren't many people around in other areas, but they had nice facilities. They serve all your meals, clean your apartments, launder the bed linens and the towels, and had a laundromat where you can do your own laundry. They had a bus that they use for outings and to doctors' appointments. The person who gave me the tour was the owner, so they knew everything there was to know about it.

August 21, 2017


I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My father-in-law's apartment at Sterling Heights is nice and big. They offer a lot of amenities, three hot meals, maid and laundry service, and transportation. They personally interact with all residents and take the time to know them. My father-in-law doesn't stay in his apartment anymore since he's very busy in this very social environment.

April 13, 2017

By Diana225672

I visited this facility

We found a community. It's Sterling Heights. I was really impressed when we went there for a tour. We had lunch with them. The place was very clean, and it smelled good. The manager was very personable and friendly, and so were the attendants there. They had a lot of activities for the people to participate in.

July 26, 2016

By Cindy j

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mother just passed away but was a resident here for 18 months. She was 91. She told me she felt lucky to live in such a nice place. The staff was wonderful, the residents so nice. She was initially active and engaged with all the different activities they offer but as her health deteriorated, less so. This place is great for those who can be independent but is not designed to be effective as you transition to needing more assistance. My mom loved the food, she loved her cozy alcove apartment and she loved the managers. These people are saints. Sterling Heights is a gem.

May 10, 2016


I visited this facility

Sterling Heights Gracious Retirement Living was one of the more reasonably priced places. They have a management staff there 24/7 while there were no medical people on staff. The rooms were very nice. We were looking at the smallest studio, which can fit a bed, a small couch, a unit for a TV, and a kitchenette with a full refrigerator, so even for a studio, it’s a nice size. The bathrooms were a nice size, too. It had a very nice dining room where they served three meals a day. There seemed to be a lot of activity there. They’re right across the street from a Wegmans and have scheduled transportation, so if you need to go somewhere, they’ll supply the transportation. I met two of the staff who seemed to be very caring and very knowledgeable. They spent a lot of time talking to us and to my dad about why it’s a good idea for a 91-year-old to be in some place else besides by himself. The facility is very modern-looking and clean and looked almost like a luxury hotel.

October 28, 2015

By Anonymous113706850

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Sterling Heights Gracious Retirement Living is awesome. My mother has been there since the end of July, and it's fabulous, very economical, and a good value. She gets all her meals, and they do her laundry. It's a really good deal. I'm very disappointed they don't have a Sterling Heights in Virginia, where I live. It's everything she needs. They've got a lot of activities, i.e., movies, games, and field trips. It's everything you could want. We found a great place, and she's extremely happy.

March 25, 2015

By Caring108247850

I visited this facility

Sterling Heights was independent living, and my father-in-law just wasn't a candidate for that, but it was an absolutely gorgeous facility, and the apartments were very nice. But as nice as it was, it just wouldn't meet his needs; he needs more assistance than what they offered. It just wasn't for us. It is perfect for someone who could be a little more independent. The staff was very nice, we had a nice tour, and they took all the time with us to answer questions and such, but like I said, it just wasn’t for us. Their dining area was very nice. They have a winding staircase that overlooked the dining area, and I think you got to pick your own spot.

March 18, 2015

By Lori36

I am a friend or relative of a resident

One of the things we liked about Sterling Heights is how they didn't smell like a hospital. A lot of these places smell like old people and look like old people homes, but this one didn't. It was very nicely decorated and very clean. Everybody was very friendly. They have a lot of activities that you can participate in. It is not really an assisted living facility, but an independent living facility. You need to be well enough to handle all your own needs. They have people come in too, whether it be a therapist or things like that. They don't give you your medicine. You take care of them yourself, and they don't dispense them to you. It was very nice. They love the food and everything. When you setup the visitation, they want you to come over one of the meal times, so we went over lunch. We got to see how they run lunch. It was very nice, and the food is very good.

December 22, 2014

By Caring98867550

I visited this facility

We have found Sterling Heights for my mom. What I like best about this one is that it is new and very clean. It is beautifully maintained and kept. The room is beautiful. It is open and bright. It is very pretty. Regarding the staff, they're all very friendly, very helpful, and very clean looking. They're very nice people. My mom has not yet moved in, but we hope that she'll be moving in soon.

December 17, 2014

By Deborah123

I visited this facility

Sterling Heights was very nice, but it was too expensive. It’s beautiful, they supply three meals, and it’s pretty nice. They have a gym, tours, and a pool. The one woman that walked us through it was very nice. They have a recreation room with a pool table.

September 29, 2014

By Barbara60615050

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Sterling Heights is where my mom is at now. It is a month-to-month. Their apartments are the most beautiful apartments I have ever seen. Sterling Heights is beautiful, but they're new here to us. They're supposed to be OK -- they were promised to be -- but they're just not ready I guess. They run out of food, and their meals, in the beginning when we were first there, had been amazing. They will not supply steaks because they say it is so expensive, so you eat fish or chicken, and most of the time, my mom doesn't even eat there anymore. Her kitchen is not a full kitchen, but you can bring your microwave and stuff. It is a little efficiency apartment, but it is beautiful. My mom goes to exercise class and they put a video on and that's what they do, just that video. It is a beautiful place, but they're going through their problems. It is cheaper than any place we have been to. However, they need to stop making promises they're not going to keep. My mom should go down and have a restaurant-style dinner because that's what they said. She has the right to demand things that they promised her. They need to keep the kitchen staff; I don't know why they couldn't. They had been through seven chefs since my mother moved in since this summer. Also, how they can trust their staff when they haven't been there a long time? They're firing so many or letting them go or not showing up, but the high point is, I don't care if that's happening, my mother shouldn't suffer from it.

September 27, 2013

By Debra15

I am a friend or relative of a resident

He is in a place really close to me now called Sterling Heights. The place is brand new and they provide three meals a day. They do a lot of activities and it's the cheapest facility that we've found.
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Services and Amenities of Sterling Heights Gracious Retirement Living


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2665/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments


  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed
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About Sterling Heights Gracious Retirement Living

We believe that Sterling Heights 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.

Enjoy the convenience of our comfortable bus for scheduled appointments, shopping trips, and other errands. We also regularly plan special excursions to cultural events, day trips, museums, and other places of interest. If you'd rather stay home, the choice is yours. It's easy to be as private or as social as you wish, Sterling Heights Gracious Retirement Living features beautiful common areas and there's always a variety of planned activities and a chance to socialize with friends and neighbors every day.

In addition to visiting therapists, podiatrists, dermatologists and on-site lab services, we also have the following:

  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • TV room with big screen television
  • Chapel
  • Guest room
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Mail and newspaper delivery
  • Parking
  • Billiards
  • Exercise Room
  • Craft Room
  • Card Room
  • Bistro
  • Grand Theatre

Senior Apartment Amenities:

  • Studio, one bedroom, and two bedrooms w/ kitchenettes
  • 24-hour emergency pull cords in each room
  • Refrigerator
  • Carpeting
  • Drapes
  • Linens
  • Thermostats in each room
  • Fire sprinkler
  • Cable TV
  • Bathrooms (some with Handicap accessibility)
  • Vaulted Ceilings (select apartments)
  • Wonderful Views

Basic Services included in Rent

  • 3 Chef prepared meals daily
  • All day coffee bar and snack bar

Life Enrichment Features:

  • Exercise
  • Shopping
  • Parties
  • Entertainment
  • Community Volunteers

Housekeeping and Maintenance Services:

  • Bed Linens and bath towels provided and laundered weekly
  • Weekly housekeeping, including dusting, vacuuming, and sanitation of counters and cabinets
  • No-charge laundry facilities for personal items
  • Maintenance performed as needed in all rooms and common areas

What Makes Us Special

At Sterling Heights Gracious Retirement Living, our management teams live on-site, and are available 24 hours a day. Our food is truly made from scratch, and served right to your table along with a smile from our friendly staff.

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