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Situated just 10 miles from the larger city of Boston, the town of Woburn is home to 40,228 people. This community has a large population of seniors, with 16.3% of the community falling in the 65 and older age bracket. Its close proximity to the medical care options of Boston, combined with its smaller population, makes it an ideal retirement destination. Its many historical sites, like the Benjamin Thompson House and the buildings of the downtown area, showcase the rich heritage that comes from living in a community that was settled in the 1600s.
Many who choose to retire in Woburn will want some additional help with daily living activities, which is what assisted living centers provide. The 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey indicates the average cost for assisted living care in Woburn is $6,100. This is quite high compared to the national average of $4,300, and it’s also high compared to the state’s average of $5,700, but the city’s history and location continue to be a draw for seniors.
Note: Information for Woburn was not available, so data from the nearest city, Boston, was used.
This guide outlines the 10 best assisted living communities in the Woburn area, so seniors and their families can make the right choices for care.
New Horizons at Choate
Located near Woburn’s Horn Pond, New Horizons at Choate is an assisted living community that offers many opportunities for seniors to stay active. We chose this because of its over 30 years of experience. This community is connected to a daycare center, so intergenerational programs are common. Staff frequently take residents on trips to the local community, including shopping excursions, scenic drives and simple trips downtown to take care of personal business. The kitchen serves a rotating menu of delicious food.
Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn
Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn strives to make life comfortable and convenient for seniors. A concierge is available to arrange transportation, schedule appointments and set up housekeeping or laundry service for residents. Many shared spaces throughout the community provide social interaction, whether it’s over a grill on the outdoor patio or a raised garden bed along a walking path. The community’s location on Cedar Street puts it near shopping and dining options along Washington Street.
Brightview Country Club Heights
Brightview Country Club Heights is a senior living community that provides a resort-style atmosphere. Here, apartment homes have a view of the golf course, which further solidifies the feeling of living in a luxury resort. The friendly staff is on hand at this community to assist with the tasks of daily living, accompany residents to medical appointments or point seniors towards activities they enjoy. Spacious apartment homes have kitchenettes and ample storage space, with large windows to let in natural light.
Windsor Place of Wilmington
Located not far from Woburn in Wilmington, Windsor Place of Wilmington is a stately community that provides a feeling of luxury to its residents. Residents have plenty of time to enjoy the community's amenities because they have their linens, laundry and housekeeping needs met by the caring staff. Residents here have plenty of things to do, from visits to the local library and museum to socializing in the on-site pub. An entertainment room is a great gathering place for movies and other activities. An elegant dining room and country-style kitchen provide options to keep residents well-fed.
Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings
Benchmark Senior Living at Billerica Crossings sits near dining and medical care options, providing a convenient location for retirement living. Here, residents get a needs-based assessment to help plan personalized care, so residents get just the right amount of support. The community will assist with arranging medical care, either through the resident's preferred care provider or through one of the on-site providers. Residents reside in private one-bedroom apartments with accessible bathrooms and walk-in closets.
Sunrise of Burlington MA
Sunrise of Burlington is an assisted living community that sits in a residential community not far from the Burlington Mall. This community has its own on-site baseball field and walking path, so residents have many reasons to spend time outdoors. It’s also not far from a number of medical centers. At Sunrise of Burlington, residents have everything they need close at hand. A computer room provides a chance to stay connected with friends and family, while an emergency call system gets help quickly when it is needed. An on-staff nurse is available to assist with medical needs when necessary.
Sunrise of Lynnfield
Located just off of I-95, Sunrise of Lynnfield is convenient to much of the Woburn area. This community is on the list because of its holistic approach to senior living, treating each individual as a whole person and creating individualized care plans. Residents benefit from living near shopping and medical care options, including the North Shore Mall and the Melrose-Wakefield hospital. Daily fitness and creative activities keep residents physically and mentally active while they live here.
Atria Longmeadow Place
Atria Longmeadow Place welcomes residents to an active community that takes a personal interest in each senior. Pets are welcome here, and residents benefit from large one- and two-bedroom apartments with their own kitchenettes. A natural preserve surrounds this Burlington, MA community, so residents enjoy beautiful views from their apartments and common areas. An executive chef oversees restaurant-style dining each day, and staff is on hand at all times to assist when needed. The community has privileges at a local pool, so residents can swim when they want.
Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings
Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings has many amenities to help residents enjoy their retirement. Active seniors can head to the hiking trails around the community or visit the fitness room for a workout, while those who prefer a quieter retirement can grab a book or log on to the Internet in the library. The community boasts a general store where residents can pick up essentials between trips to town for shopping.
The Residence at Pearl Street
Life at the Residence at Pearl Street is all about giving residents more time to enjoy what they love most. Whether that’s relaxing with friends, learning something new or catching up with a favorite book. The staff takes care of daily living and home maintenance needs, so residents are free to relax how they see fit. This community in Reading is surrounded by parkland, with both Memorial Park and the Timberneck Swamp close by. Complimentary transportation makes it easy to get to doctor’s appointments or enjoy the amenities surrounding this assisted living community.