Boston area Continuing Care
Retirement Community (CCRC)

Building features and unit layouts

The Meadows enjoys a beautiful 40-acre country campus, totally surrounded by conservation lands. Residents sometimes see whole families of deer in the valley, or at the edges of the parking areas. Wild turkeys and all manner of other birds are frequently seen roaming the grounds. Join this prominent five-star community.

See below for other photos of the two largest Meadows buildings, which will alone accommodate up to 260 residents. Floor plans will tell readers a lot about the individual oversized suites at The Meadows, but nothing ever beats a personal visit to get the real feeling of just how very nice they all are. And only a personal visit can begin to help one appreciate our wonderful caring staff and the many neighbors who have already moved into one of the finest senior communities anywhere in Greater Boston!

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• Elegant dining rooms

• Health and fitness center

• Washer/dryer included

• Fully applianced kitchens

• Modern spacious units

• Concrete and steel construction

• Units from 900-1900 sq. ft.

• Generous free parking

• Garages also available

• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner available

• One and two bedroom units

• On-site nurse available 24/7

• 40 acre wooded campus

• Abundant on-site wildlife

• Retirement living in Massachusetts

• Assisted living in Massachusetts

• Spectacular views

• Fully air conditioned

• Surrounded by conservation lands

• All rates include heat, hot water,
expanded cable, and local phone

• Many generous common area lounges

• Beautifully landscaped grounds

• Cottages start at $995

• Large indoor swimming pool

• On-site walking trails

• On-campus religious services

• Just 12.3 miles west of Rte. 128

• Resident organized activities

• Boston area retirement living

• Assisted Living in Boston, MA

• Metrowest Asssisted livivng


Shown at left is a front view of 420 Hemenway Street which opened July 1, 2002. A pleasant two-lane connector drive runs between 420 and 370 Hemenway. There is also an indoor passageway connecting 420 to the main building. This walkway includes a carpeted, air conditioned 130-foot-long pedestrian bridge, shown below left.

The entire property of The Meadows retirement community in Massachusetts and the adjacent New Horizons assisted living community is fully developed. The overall capacity of this multifaceted continuing-care retirement community is about 520 residents. Special priority is always given to residents who are already in the community if their needs change and either a care plan or greater care is ever needed.


The elegantly groomed landscaping and grounds of both communities are interlaced with indoor and outdoor walking paths. There is a comfortable hiking trail which originates beside The Meadows at 420 Hemenway and transcends the woodlands directly to Marlborough Country Club, less than a mile away. Many residents enjoy walking the circular central hallway at 400 Hemenway, with five laps equaling just a mile.

Set among a hundred acres of conservation lands, the two largest buildings of "The Meadows" were completed in 2003. Both buildings are fire-resistive steel-framed buildings with all concrete floors on each level. Shown below are aerial views of 370 Hemenway Street, with 420 Hemenway to the right.
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Following are examples of somewhat typical one-and-two-bedroom layouts at The Meadows, which do not necessarily reflect suites currently available. See also for information on assisted living programs and modified assisted living arrangements. See for more information on New Horizons.


Sample apartments at "The Meadows"

Massachusetts Retirement Living
Summary of features at The Meadows


As an outstanding independent community for Massachusetts seniors over the age of 62, The Meadows provides its residents with superb single-level homes, exceptional amenities, and distinctive design. The Meadows offers generous 900-2,198 square foot, one and two-bedroom units, with much open space and pleasant woodland or meadow views through many oversized windows. Many suites offer outside balconies or patios, professionally designed gourmet kitchens, oversized bathrooms and, on the top floor, skylights.

"The Meadows" Seniors' Community is a very distinct, but integral, part of the New Horizons continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Sharing a beautiful 40-acre campus, it is surrounded by a hundred acres of conservation land and state forest. The Meadows offers one of the most serene country settings anywhere, with convenient access to Boston and Worcester. It is located just off US Route 20, very near Longfellow's historic Wayside Inn in Sudbury, and 13 miles west of Boston's circumferential highway, Route 128/I-95.

The woodlands and meadows which virtually surround the entire campus abound in wildlife. Foxes, wild turkeys and sometimes whole families of deer at one time have all been spotted routinely, right at the edges of the parking areas.


Gracious homes as spacious as these are not often found, even in the suburbs. In addition to the exceptional design features, there are many practical features in The Meadows, including fully applianced kitchens, tile baths, full air conditioning, and in-unit washer/dryers. A variety of personal preferences and lifestyles is accommodated by many different floor plans.

Designed to promote choices and independence, The Meadows has not cut back on the amenities. On-site banking, a hair salon, full-service fitness club, regular on-site religious services for several faiths, common lounges and dining salons, and much more are all part of the picture. Cable television and local phone service are included.


Coming home to The Meadows Independent Living Community means coming home to a special way of life. Not only is each home unique in its design and layout, but one will find great privacy with all the comforts and conveniences of today's retirement living at The Meadows.

The Meadows offers its residents a world of first class amenities and common area features. The architectural team has thoughtfully designed, both inside and out, a living environment that responds to the needs of today's independent active senior.

The Meadows rentals feature convenient single-floor living in elevatored buildings. Many offer skylights, patios, and balconies, and limited garage parking is also available. "The community was planned with real people in mind, to accommodate their preferences and lifestyles," Bob O'Connor, Executive Director says. "We built homes, not just some cookie-cutter complex with no individual personality."


The dramatic lobby entrances with their, cozy fireplace, and two-story atrium extends a warm welcome to all who come to The Meadows. Additional common area amenities include courtesy professional office in each building, plus large function areas, mail rooms, libraries, and elegant dining rooms. Both 370 and 420 have large water features in their main lobbies, including a 15 foot high waterfall in 420.


Outdoors, the campus has been carefully designed and professionally landscaped with extensive plantings, trees, and sitting areas. This delightful setting for The Meadows compliments the continuous surrounding Marlborough green belt between The Meadows and Marlborough Country Club to the southeast. In addition, there are numerous on-campus recreational areas including a very large indoor swimming pool, fitness center, and walking trails, as well as abundant free parking for residents and their guests.


The Meadows' developer, Cummings Properties, LLC of Woburn, is no stranger to the concept of "building what people want." During the past 45 years, the debt-free family-owned firm has grown to own and operate 10 million square feet of office and residential real estate in 10 communities north of Boston. Most of the buildings operated by Cummings Properties have been donated to Cummings Foundation.

In 1990, the company purchased the former Choate Memorial Hospital in Woburn, and created not-for-profit New Horizons at Choate. The upscale 125-resident retirement community has been lauded by state officials as a model for assisted living. The firm also built and managed Place Lane Condominium, a 149-unit luxury condo building in Woburn.

For more information about the independent and assisted living programs at New Horizons, with three meals each day, please visit our second website,
Both New Horizons are strictly not-for-profit communities owned by Cummings Foundation, a $1.2 billion net worth charitable foundation, founded in 1986 by William S. and Joyce M. Cummings. New Horizons in Marlborough has grown steadily under the same Executive Director since before its opening in 1992.

Massachusetts retirement living near Boston

Consider The Meadows apartments for Boston area seniors. This large MA retirement community is a member of MassALFA - Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association. The Meadows offers easy access and is on the same campus as New Horizons independent and assisted living residence in Marlborough, MA.

Other Mass Alfa Independent and Assisted Living Communities for Seniors

Central Massachusetts
Ayer Assisted Living
Christopher Heights Of Webster
Christopher Heights Of Worcester
Coleman House
Corcoran House
Draper Place
Ducharme Estates
Eisenberg Assisted Living Residence
The Elms At Briarwood
Hampton Suites At Southgate
Hearthside At Baldwinville
Leominster Crossings
The Lodge At Eddy Pond
Manor On The Hill
Notre Dame Du Lac
Oak Ledge Terrace
Rivercourt Residences
Shrewsbury Crossings
Sunrise Assisted Living Of Leominster
Tatnuck Park At Worcester
Whitcomb House
Whitney Place At Northborough
Whitney Place At Northbridge
Whitney Place At Westborough
The Woods At Eddy Pond

Greater Boston
The BayView
Boylston Place at Chestnut Hill
Cadbury Commons
The Cambridge Homes
Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle
Edelweiss Village
The Foley Senior Residences
Goddard House In Brookline
John F. Kennedy Apartments
The Landmark at Longwood
Neville Place at Fresh Pond
Providence House Senior Living Community
Rogerson House
Ruggles Affordable Assisted Living Community
Standish Village at Lower Mills
Sunrise Assisted Living of Arlington
Susan S. Bailis Assisted Living Community
Visiting Nurse Assisted Living Community
Winter Valley Residences, Inc.
Youville House
Cabot Park Village
Center Communities of Brookline
McCrohon House
Milton Residences for the Elderly
Zelma Lacey House of Charlestown

North of Boston
Ashland Farm at North Andover
Assisted Living Center – Salisbury
The Atrium at Drum Hill
The Atrium at Veronica Drive
Bertram House of Swampscott
Billerica Crossings
Blaire House of Tewksbury
Brighton Gardens of the North Shore
Chelmsford Crossings
Cohen Florence Levine Estates
Country Club Heights
Elizabeth Calsey House
Elizabeth Calsey House at Lions Mouth Road
Florence & Chafetz Home For Specialized Care
The Gables at Winchester
The Grace Morgan House
Harborlight House
Haverhill Crossings
Hearthstone Alzheimer Care
Heritage at Danvers
The Herrick House
The John Bertram House
The Landmark at Oceanview
Longmeadow Place
Longwood Place at Reading
Maplewood Place
Marland Place
Meadow Lodge at Drum Hill
Merrimack Place
MI Residential Community
The Pines of Tewksbury
Prospect House
Sunrise Assisted Living at Gardner Park
Youville Place

South of Boston
Allerton House at Central Park
Allerton House at Hancock Park
Allerton House at Harbor Park
Allerton House at the Village at Duxbury
Assisted Living at Fenno House
The Atrium at Faxon Woods
Brighton Gardens of Dedham
Emmanuel House Residence
Glen at Grove Manor Estates
Grove Manor Estates
Hearthstone Alzheimer Care
Heights Crossing
Marina Place
New England Friends Home
River Bay Club
Sunrise Assisted Living of Cohasset
Sunrise Assisted Living of Norwood
Traditions of Dedham
New Pond Village

Southeastern MA & the Islands
Alden Place
The Arbors at Taunton
Atria Woodbriar
Canterbury Woods
The Cedars Assisted Living
Christopher Heights of Attleboro
Decatur House
EPOCH Assisted Living of Brewster
EPOCH Assisted Living of Norton
Forge Hill Senior Living Community
Harbor Point at Centerville
The Henrietta Brewer House
Heritage at Dartmouth
Heritage at Falmouth
The Inn at Silver Lake
The Landmark at Fall River
Long Hill
Plymouth Crossings
Pocasset Place Assisted & Independent Living
Sunrise Assisted Living of Dartmouth
Sunrise Assisted Living of Plymouth
Swan Brook
Thirwood Place
Victorian Mansion
The Victorian of Chatham
The Village at Willow Crossings
Whaler's Cove
Whitehall Estate

West of Boston
Avery Crossings
Brigham House
Carmel Terrace
Concord Park
Dorothy Frances Home
Evans Park at Newton Corner
The Falls at Cordingly Dam
Golden Pond
Hearthstone Alzheimer Care
Heritage at Framingham
The Inn at Robbins Brook
New Horizons at Marlborough
Norumbega Point at Weston
Orchard Hill at Sudbury
Scandinavian Living Center
Sunrise Assisted Living of Wayland
Sunrise Assisted Living of Weston
Traditions of Wayland
The Village at Farm Pond
Waltham Crossings
Whitney Place at Natick

Western Massachusetts

American Inn for Retirement Living
The Arbors at Amherst
The Arbors at Chicopee
Cameron House Assisted Living Community
East Village Place
EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne
Glenmeadow Retirement Community
The Landmark at Monastery Heights
Mason-Wright Retirement Community
Orchard Valley at Wilbraham
Pinehill at Kimball Farms
Reeds Landing
Rockridge Retirment Community
Rockwell Victorian
Rosewood Homestyle Assisted Living
Ruth's House
Side by Side
Sugar Hill Senior Living Community