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In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Cambridge area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 45 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 11 hours researching assisted living communities in Cambridge
  • Read more than 120 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Cambridge is $6,100, which is similar to the state average of $6,085 and considerably higher than the national average of $4,051.

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Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Cambridge, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 45 communities in the Cambridge area. Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Cambridge area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Atria Marina Place
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
Assisted Living: $2,895, Independent Living: $2,895, Memory Care: $8,395
Located in the lovely and historic Boston suburb of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Atria Marina Place is a full-service community that offers assisted living, independent living and memory care options. Assisted living residents can choose from different types of private apartments that come with their own emergency alert systems, medication management services, fresh on-site chef-prepared dining, a fitness center and apartment maintenance. Housekeeping and linen service are also provided. All resident apartments, including studios, have their own kitchens or kitchenettes. The community also provides extensive garden and patio space, a beauty/barber shop and resident transportation for scheduled trips. Physical therapy and social activities are available.
What Residents are Saying:
Atria receives overwhelmingly positive reviews. Residents and clients of Atria Marina Place love the community's layout and the engaging activities available for residents. As one visitor enthuses, "The Atria was excellent. It was very modern. The rooms were beautiful. The staff was very professional. The residents that I saw were engaged in an activity, and they were fine."
4.28 out of 5 stars
(56) Reviews
Four Seaport Dr. North, Quincy, MA 02171
Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings
Cadbury Commons At Cambridge
Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle
Maplewood at Weston
Sunrise of Burlington MA
The Residence at Melrose Station
Wingate Residences at Boylston Place
Wingate Residences at Needham
Youville House Assisted Living

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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