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CITY South burlington
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Page Reviewed / Updated – February 14, 2023

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South Burlington is a medium-sized suburb of Burlington, VT, and home to a little over 20,000 people. About 16% of South Burlington’s residents are seniors aged 65 and over, who may be drawn to the area for its mild summers and wide-open green spaces where seniors can enjoy the outdoors.

While the cost of living in South Burlington is a bit higher than the national average, sales taxes are low, and public transportation is among the nation’s best. Seniors on a budget, or on a fixed retirement income, can find a lot of budget-friendly living options in South Burlington.

Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey doesn’t record local long-term care costs for South Burlington, but it bases assisted living rates on averages in nearby Burlington. Seniors in the area pay an average of $6,371 a month for assisted living care, which is $1,871 a month higher than the national average for similar care. The state average for Vermont is closer to South Burlington, but it’s still $1,121 less than the Burlington area.

Note: Data for South Burlington was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Burlington, was used instead.

This guide goes over some of the top-ranked assisted living facilities in South Burlington, which can help with making the decision for long-term senior care for yourself or a loved one.

The Residence at Quarry Hill

The Residence at Quarry Hill has studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as companion care suites, for its 100+ residents. Respite care is available, and small pets are allowed. Seniors at The Residence receive complimentary transportation, on-site care from visiting physicians and housekeeping, laundry and linen services at no additional cost. Facility amenities include a bistro, library, salon and exercise space where senior fitness classes are regularly held. Residents can gather to enjoy each others' company in the shared living rooms, and private dining is available with a reservation.

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  • Complimentary 24-hour maintenance and handyman services
  • TV room and other entertainment spaces

Harbor Village Senior Communities

Harbor Village Senior Communities offers an all-inclusive rent package for its studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Companion suites are available for residents who desire them. All pets are welcome at Harbor Village and on the multiple walking trails that wind through the nearby wooded area. Apartments here have large windows that flood rooms with morning light, and all units have well-appointed kitchenettes with their own refrigerators and microwaves. Meals may be shared in the restaurant-style dining room or taken privately in rooms. Basic utilities and transportation services are provided, as is 24-hour maintenance. Wi-Fi is available throughout the facility for residents and visitors alike.

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Gazebo Senior Living

(802) 863-2386 The 69 apartments at Gazebo Senior Living are available in a variety of floor plans, and all rooms are wired for basic cable and utilities. Religious services are conducted in the chapel on-site, and off-site activities are organized by the staff with complimentary transportation. We included Gazebo on our list because the compassionate staff also help residents with home sales, VA benefits coordination and financial aid/advice. Meal preparation assistance is available for those who need it, and community members share the community activity room for cooking classes, Tai Chi, music and games. Medication management and special diets are provided, and snacks are available all day long.

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The Residence at Shelburne Bay

The Residence at Shelburne Bay is a 193-bed facility that offers studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans for assisted living and companion care and deserved a spot on our top 10 list. Residents are encouraged to bring their own small pets, and there's plenty of space on the walking paths around the facility for them to get the exercise they need. Visiting healthcare professionals help keep residents healthy, as do the onsite exercise classes and workout equipment. The library at The Residence at Shelburne Bay is large and well-stocked, and movie nights are a regular event in the shared living room. The spacious dining room serves three nutritious meals a day, and private dining spaces are available, plus snacks and coffee at the bistro.

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Maple Ridge Lodge Assisted Living

Maple Ridge Lodge Assisted Living is an all-inclusive senior living community with three floor plans to choose from, including two-bedroom apartments with in-room kitchenettes. Meals can be prepared at home or enjoyed with others in the dining room, or seniors can stay in and call down for room service. Beauty and barber shop services are provided at the salon, and residents can get must-haves from the general store. The coffee shop offers drinks and snacks, and the shared party space is great for special events. Seniors at Maple Ridge get free Wi-Fi in their rooms and access to a computer room.

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Mansfield Place

Residents at Mansfield Place share several welcoming common areas together, including a living room, spacious dining room, private dining space, cocktail lounge, exercise room and country kitchens that are great for snacks in the afternoon. Outdoors, residents can take a rest in any of the many sitting areas located around the patio and garden areas. Walking paths surround the facility, where active seniors can keep fit with walking and jogging classes. Residents get up to 60 minutes a day of complimentary medication management and personal daily care. Amenities include a salon and barber shop, unlimited phone and internet service and basic cable with more than 200 channels in every room.

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Champlain Valley Senior Community

Champlain Valley Senior Community offers all-inclusive care for its residents, which includes personal assistance, housekeeping, laundry and linen service. Medication management is provided, as are 24-hour on-call nursing services. Staff form a care team for every resident and help manage a physician-approved care plan for them, along with complimentary case management and status checks performed daily. Amenities at Champlain Valley Senior Community include three home-style meals a day in the shared dining room, snacks at all hours, and a large-screen TV in the living room for movie nights and other events. Rooms at Champlain Valley all have basic cable and high-speed internet, as well as free local telephone service.

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Pine Harbour

Pine Harbour's studio and one-bedroom apartments have their own kitchenettes for meals prepared at home, though shared meals can be enjoyed in the large restaurant-style dining room adjacent to the common areas downstairs. This facility is added to our list because it offers off-site activities organized by staff and complimentary transportation in a luxurious Cadillac sedan that's only for residents' use on personal, family and medical trips into the community. Back at home, a party space welcomes residents and guests for special occasions, though the outdoor garden and patio area is also nice during the spring and summer warm spells. Staff provide medication management and laundry services at no additional charge.

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The Residence at Otter Creek

The Residence at Otter Creek has multiple floor plans new residents can choose from, ranging in size from efficiency studios to spacious two-bedroom apartments and companion suites. Short-term stays are welcome for respite care residents, or for seniors looking into a move soon. Visiting health professionals see to residents' medical needs with regular check-ins, and trained staff are on hand to help with medication management and personal care. Residents share an exercise space and modern workout equipment, and three gourmet farm-to-table meals are served fresh and hot in the shared dining room every day.

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Three Cathedral Square

Three Cathedral Square earned a spot on our list due to its luxurious assisted living facility with 40 one- and two-bedroom apartments for its age-restricted residents. The secure facility features a residents-only garden space, hair salon with professional beauty services, whirlpool bath and a large restaurant-style dining room where three professionally prepared meals are served every day. Private rooms have their own kitchens or kitchenettes as well. Basic utilities are covered, and discount rates for cable TV are available. No-cost maintenance services are on call 24 hours a day, and trained staff can assist with medication management under the staff nurse's supervision.

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