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Why More Seniors are Choosing to Retire in Wellesley, Massachusetts

Just 12 short miles from the hustle and bustle of downtown Boston, seniors are discovering an idyllic riverside town that’s perfect for their retirement years. Wellesley, MA has long been known as one of the best places to live in our fair state, and it’s been made official by a new survey done by Niche.com, ranking the Boston suburb as the 7th best out of 100 places to live in Massachusetts.

“Wellesley was a perfect place for us to build Waterstone at Wellesley, which is the town’s only senior living community,” says Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley. “Our community, which offers premier independent and assisted living services, allows us to continue the tradition established by Wellesley as a town that’s welcoming, comfortable and perfect for seniors looking for a dynamic lifestyle in their retirement years.”

While providing luxury amenities to Boston-area seniors helps set our town above and beyond other communities, that’s only one of the many reasons why more and more seniors are choosing to retire in Wellesley, MA. Here are 7 reasons why our town makes the perfect place to retire.

You’re right in the middle of everything…

Thanks to Greater Boston’s excellent public transportation system, it’s easy to get from Wellesley to everything Boston has to offer: museums, cultural events, restaurants, Logan International Airport (making it easy to visit friends and family in other states), historical sites and much more.

...but also get that cozy, small-town feel.

You don’t need to head to the big city to get the best of everything New England has to offer. Living at Waterstone at Wellesley offers a world of opportunity waiting right outside our residents’ doors. Citizens are proud of their town, which is evident in the many recreational activities and attractions that are available. Here, you’ll find plenty of open space, sidewalk-lined streets, a charming town center, excellent restaurants and plenty of great shopping opportunities.

It’s home to two top colleges…

Many retirees in Wellesley are affiliated in some way with the universities and colleges of the area, and some are linked to two top-notch colleges in Wellesley itself, Wellesley College and Babson College. These two schools provide a steady influx of young, diverse, international individuals, as well as educational opportunities and sporting events for the entire town. 

...with plenty of outdoor space.

Green space is abundant in Wellesley, whether you’re strolling through the acres of The Gardens at Elm Bank or spending an afternoon on one of the many hiking or walking trails. Thanks to the four-season weather of the East Coast, there’s always some fun, seasonal activity to take part in, whether it’s watching the leaves change, taking a summer hike or snowshoeing through the park. 

Our healthcare is top notch…

The Boston area is home some of the nation’s best healthcare, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and others. In our community, we also have Newton-Wellesley Hospital, which is conveniently located for wellness checkups, doctor’s visits, emergencies and as a link to the Greater Boston medical community. 

...and so is the senior living.

At Waterstone at Wellesley, discerning seniors get the best of both worlds: the freedom of living independently and the security of having their needs met. No more worrying about chores or cooking...everything is taken care of here. Our community is conveniently located just blocks from Newton-Wellesley Hospital and is close to everything Wellesley and the Greater Boston area has to offer. Our vibrant community encourages residents to engage in a variety of recreational, cultural and social programs and activities both inside Waterstone and outside in the greater Wellesley community. 

Confidence of Care

The hallmark of Waterstone assisted living is the peace of mind we provide both our residents and their families. Knowing that care and support is available right on site instills a sense of confidence and calm one can’t find living alone.

For prospective residents or their families interested in residing at Waterstone at Wellesley, please contact us at 781.235.1614.