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

  • Sorted through 66 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 14 hours researching assisted living communities in Princeton
  • Read more than 140 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 Princeton is $7,478, which is significantly higher than the state average of $6,650 and the national average of $4,051.

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Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Princeton, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 66 communities in the Princeton area. Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Princeton 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 Cranford
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, Shared Rooms
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Hospice, Skilled Nursing
Assisted Living: $3,895, Memory Care: $6,995
Atria Cranford is a senior living community in Cranford, New Jersey. Situated near Rahway River Park, this community helps older adults with assisted living, memory care and independent living services. Atria Cranford's Life Engage program emphasizes social connection, mental and physical well-being, and creative expression. Registered nurses at the community's wellness center, who are available 24/7, provide weekly health checks. Residents have access to personal trainers, physical therapy and salon services. Popular activities among residents include trivia sessions, in-room fitness and crafts, yoga and movie nights. Pathways wind through the courtyard and garden, where residents can sit around bistro-style tables to enjoy meals or connect with friends and loved ones. The restaurant-style dining room serves professionally prepared meals three times a day.
What Residents are Saying:
Relatives appreciate the on-site therapy services and well-maintained environment. One says, "My sister-in-law really likes her physical therapist there. She went from a two-bedroom to a studio, and she is comfortable with the room size. She has had no complaints about the food. Our favorite part of the facility is the location, hygiene and the cleanliness."
4.04 out of 5 stars
(110) Reviews
10 Jackson Dr., Cranford, NJ 07016
Brandywine Living at Princeton
Brandywine Living Serenade at Princeton
Brighton Gardens of Mountainside
Brookdale Hillsborough
Brookdale Monroe
Brookdale Northampton
CareOne at Hamilton
HarborChase of Princeton
Sunrise of Basking Ridge

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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