Boston Assisted Living

Average Cost: $4,500

Boston Assisted Living Facility Costs

The median cost of Assisted Living in Boston for a single-occupancy apartment is $5,175/month (Genworth - 2013). This monthly cost typically includes rent, utilities, dining, housekeeping and transportation.

Cost of Boston Assisted Living Facilities

Community Starting Price
Zelma Lacey House of Charlestown $3,200/month
Landmark at Longwood $3,500/month
Susan Bailis Assisted Living $5,200/month

Cost of Nearby Assisted Living Facilities

Community City Starting Price
Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle Brighton $4,799/month
Evans Park at Newton Corner Newton $5,550/month
The Falls at Cordingly Dam Newton Lower Falls $6,899/month
Harriett and Ralph Kaplan Estates Peabody $4,120/month
Allerton House at Harbor Park Hingham $5,995/month
Allerton House at Harbor Park Hingham $5,995/month
Providence House Assisted Living Brighton $5,560/month
Maplewood at Weston Weston $9,050/month
Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings Waltham $4,499/month
Atria Longmeadow Place Burlington $7,130/month
Brigham House Watertown $4,500/month
Prospect House Revere $5,148/month
Wingate Residences at Boylston Place Chestnut Hill $6,300/month
Sophia Snow Place West Roxbury $5,381/month
Cadbury Commons Cambridge $5,200/month
Windsor Place of Wilmington Wilmington $4,775/month
Waterstone at Wellesley Wellesley $7,675/month
Wingate Residences at Needham Needham $6,375/month
Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn Woburn $4,967/month
Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree Norwood $5,299/month
Allerton House at Central Park Weymouth $4,900/month
Cost data provided by senior living communities and compiled by is subject to change without notice. This data is for informational purposes only and may contain inaccuracies. Your actual senior living costs may vary depending on your personal situation.
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Reviews of Boston Assisted Living Facilities

Landmark at Longwood

Review by Yuping


Landmark at Longwood and the staff are good. I liked that it's a special historical building.

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Susan Bailis Assisted Living

Review by Local Professional


The only assisted living community in Boston. Located 1 block from symphony hall, it is warm, friendly and ethnically diverse. Recommended for anyone that loves Boston and wants to remain in the city...

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Map of Boston Assisted Living Facilities

Information About Assisted Living Facility in Boston

Old-world charm, stunning architecture, vibrant cultural charisma, and a rich and remarkable history are all characteristics that have helped place Boston third in nationwide livability rankings and 37th globally. Boston is the largest city in Massachusetts, home to nearly 618,000 residents within the city limits, and also one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded in 1630. Boston’s history has had a lasting impact on the city politically, culturally and economically, and seniors who choose assisted living in Boston live at the heart of a thriving Mecca that has become an international icon for medicine, higher education and entertainment.

Boston Attractions

Sports fans and history buffs have plenty to see and do in Boston. The Boston Sports Trail walks fans through a historic tour around Fenway Park, the oldest sports stadium in use in the United States. The Freedom Trail is also a fun, guided excursion for those interested in famous historical and political events, such as the Boston Tea Party, Boston Massacre and several prominent battles during the American Revolution. Residents of assisted living in Bostonwill be front and center in one of the United States’ largest and most famous fireworks displays. The banks of the Charles River come alive on the fourth of each July with church bells, howitzer cannons and a stunning display of fireworks.

Boston Senior Activities

While most assisted living homes in Boston offer residents a variety of fun and engaging activities, many residents also choose to head to the Veronica B. Smith Senior Center to take part in the many fitness, dance and educational programs offered by the city. For those wanting something more, the city has its own thriving scene for seniors enjoying assisted living in Boston.The Boston Opera House and Boston Symphony Orchestra are local entertainment favorites, and relaxation and leisure can be found in beautiful Boston Common, one of the oldest parks in the nation.

Boston Medical Facilities

Wellness and innovation is a Boston forté, and many of Boston’s prominent medical and research facilities can be found in one tight-knit area, known as The Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA). The LMA is a 175-acre community that hosts educational, healthcare and religious institutions, along with museums and colleges. The Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Joslin Diabetes Center are just a few of the facilities found in the LMA. Residents of assisted living in Bostonwill feel safe and sound knowing that such top-tier facilities are right within reach.

Boston Transit

Boston is a city known for its public transportation. It boasts the fourth-highest rate of public transit usage, providing residents with an underground rapid transit subway system (the first in the country), commuter rail, an Amtrak line, ferry service and a bustling bus system, all operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. With such a robust offering of transit options, residents of assisted living of Boston never have to worry about driving or getting safely and quickly to where they need to go.

Cost of Assisted Living in Boston

As one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country and the largest in New England, Boston boasts one of the highest costs of living in the United States. Assisted living costs are correspondingly high, with a private, one-bedroom unit renting for a median monthly rate of $5,089.* However, assisted living costs fluctuate throughout the Boston area with some communities charging as little as $1,900 per month and some charging as much as $6,465. Seniors should plan on spending at least $61,000 a year for assisted living in Boston.

Find Assisted Living in Boston

Whether you’re a sports buff or a historian, Boston has something for everyone. To see a list of local assisted living communities, visit our Boston Assisted Living page.
*Genworth Financial 2011 Cost of Care Survey.
Written by senior housing writer Chrysti Harrison. Back to Top