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Independent Living

Here, you’ll change your address — not your lifestyle and not who you are.

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The perfect space to shape what’s next.

Take a peek at our apartment homes.

Living room and kitchen of an independent living apartment at Springhouse
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Springhouse apartment kitchen with modern finishes
Balcony of a Springhouse apartment home
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First-rate amenities and programs. Endless possibilities.

Savor Delicious Dining

Our dining room offers fresh, chef-prepared meals daily. Coming soon, the Allandale Grille will offer a farm-to-table atmosphere for bistro-style dining.

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Nature Is Your Neighbor

Set amid 13 acres of lush grounds featuring walking trails and across the street from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, life at Springhouse affords connection with the outdoors right in Boston.

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Engage in Learning and Culture

Everyone can enjoy the work of our numerous artists in the resident art gallery. Plus, residents can enjoy concerts, musical programs and other cultural activities.

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Get Moving in Our Fitness Center

Staying fit is easier when there’s a fully equipped fitness center with classes right on campus.

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View select independent living floor plans.

One Bedroom
1 Bedroom
1 Bath
490–940 Sq. Ft.

One-Bedroom Apartments

All apartments offer easy access to the amenities of our community and feature modern fixtures and finishes. Many are available with step-out patios or balconies.

One Bedroom Plus Den
1 Bedroom + Den
1 Bath
815–980 Sq. Ft.

One-Bedroom Plus Den Apartments

With a flexible den space, these apartments offer extra room to create an office, crafting room, art studio or whatever you please. All apartments offer easy access to the amenities of our community and feature modern fixtures and finishes. Many are available with step-out patios or balconies.

Two Bedrooms
2 Bedrooms
2 Baths
1,100–1,400 Sq. Ft.

Two-Bedroom Apartments

Our largest apartments offer extra room to create an office, crafting room, art studio or whatever you please and feature a second bathroom. All apartments offer easy access to the amenities of our community and feature modern fixtures and finishes. Many are available with step-out patios or balconies.


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Get answers to frequently asked questions.

Simply put, a Life Plan Community (also known as a continuing care retirement community or CCRC) is a community for older adults that offers independent living residences and access to higher levels of care all on one campus.

Independent residences are typically outfitted with the latest in home fits and finishes and offer the freedom of maintenance-free living. For a set monthly fee, so much is included: fresh dining, housekeeping, engaging amenities, and a myriad of cultural, social, educational, fitness and wellness programs.

Should a time come when extra support would be beneficial or required, a plan is in place. Specialized care, such as assisted living and memory support, right on campus provides just what’s needed when it’s needed in welcoming environments.

Choosing to move to a Life Plan Community is about more than a maintenance-free lifestyle and having a plan in place for future care needs. If you are a proactive person, it’s about setting yourself up to ensure you are living life to the fullest. By having more time to do what you want to do — not what you have to do. By expanding your opportunities to be socially connected. By living in an environment designed to support total wellness. And ultimately, by having security and peace of mind for you and those who love you.

A 55+ community offers independent living homes that usually include a maintenance-free lifestyle and a campus with common spaces and amenities. A Life Plan Community such as Springhouse does the same, and, in addition, it offers various care options on campus. This means that if the health of you or your spouse ever changes, a plan will be in place. You won't need to move or be separated.

Springhouse offers independent living apartments in a wide range of sizes and floor plans. All homes feature modern fits and finishes, and many have patios and balconies. And, of course, all residents have access to a wealth of amenities across our 13-acre campus.

Yes, pets are welcome! Some breed and weight restrictions may apply, so please talk to a sales counselor about your specific situation.

Absolutely not. Independent living at Springhouse is just that: independent. You decide how to live your life, structure your day and pursue what’s most important to you. And your residence is your private space. 

We believe strongly in the benefits of living in a community setting with easy access to new friends, neighbors, interest groups and social events. But there is never any pressure to participate. You can partake in community life to whatever extent you desire.

Our beautiful 13-acre campus has plenty of amenities. Our fully equipped fitness center, community gardens, walking trails and adjacency to Arnold Arboretum make it easy to stay active. A resident art gallery and creative project space support the numerous artists who live here. In addition, we have a library, cafe and Main Street auditorium for meetings, movies, lectures, concerts and special events.

Eating well is a cornerstone of our wellness approach. For us, this means healthy, chef-prepared meals served in our elegant main dining room. Dinner each evening is included, and you have the option to purchase breakfast and lunch as desired. Coming soon, the Allandale Grille will offer a farm-to-table atmosphere for bistro-style dining.

Springhouse residents have a wealth of interests.  Some examples of programs include:

  • Gardening club
  • Book clubs and poetry group
  • Live entertainment, cultural and lifelong learning programs
  • Cocktail social hours
  • On-site art classes
  • Fitness programs, such as balance classes, chair yoga and strength training
  • Bridge and Scrabble groups
  • Spiritual and religious gatherings
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Excursions to local points of interest

As an independent living resident with a Life Plan contract, you will pay a monthly fee and a one-time entrance fee. Both types of fees vary depending on the size and type of home you choose. Entrance fees are 90% rebatable, which means 90% of your entrance fee is returned to you or your estate when you leave the community or move to a higher level of care (provided your apartment has been reoccupied).

Please contact our sales counselors to learn more about available floor plans, fees and details of our contract.

If you would like to understand what type of home you could afford at Springhouse, take this simple quiz.

Yes. We work closely with a downsizing and move management company that specializes in helping older adults. It can provide tremendous help throughout the process with sorting, organizing, disposing of unwanted items, packing for the move, space planning for your new home and even unpacking all of your belongings!

Ready to rightsize? See if now is the right time for a move. Take the quiz.

The benefit of a Life Plan Community such as Springhouse is that you have a plan in place for possible future care needs. On our campus, we offer not only independent living residences but also assisted living and memory support.

No, Springhouse is not a traditional nursing home. It is a Life Plan Community, where the majority of our residents live independently. We offer independent living residences, assisted living (which provides assistance with activities of daily living) and memory support on one campus.

In our independent living homes (sometimes also called “residential living”), no caregiver assistance for help with activities of daily living is included as part of the standard monthly fee. No one is precluded from our independent living homes based on any protected category. We welcome everyone. Each independent living resident has the ability to make separate arrangements for caregiver services either by hiring private in-home caregivers or contracting for additional services through their HumanGood community (if such services are offered).

It's normal to wonder if you’re ready to move. Understanding what being ready really means will help you make a decision that feels right for you. At times, people feel like they are waiting for a sign, a special birthday or circumstance. But the truth is, once you understand what a Life Plan Community is — and, just as importantly, what it’s not — the decision will become less fraught. Don’t forget to ask other people who have made the move about how they came to their decision — no doubt what you will hear is that they wish they had done it sooner.

Discover other living options.

A major benefit of the Life Plan Community model is that it offers access to higher levels of care should you ever need them.

Assisted Living

It's care when and where you need it. For those whose health or circumstances require special attention, assisted living at Springhouse is provided in a highly personalized way in a comfortable residential environment. Assisted living is available to both residents and nonresidents of Springhouse.

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Memory Support

Our welcoming memory support neighborhood is designed with a singular commitment to preserving the dignity and individuality of every person and family.

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