Senior Living Communities: MA South Shore
Three senior living facilities on the South Shore of Massachusetts are Fairing Way, Village at Duxbury, and Linden Ponds Retirement Community. All three offer 1 and 2 bedroom apartments as well as similar services and amenities such as fitness centers, libraries, dining options, and maintenance services. Details on the specific offerings for each facility are provided in the attached spreadsheet.
We began our research by finding the requested details for the two provided facilities, Fairing Way and Village at Duxbury. We obtained most of the details from the corporate websites but did use external sites for additional details when they were not available on the websites.
For Fairing Way, there is very limited information on the website. The website requires contact information to download a brochure with more details. We pulled property features from pictures on the website since amenities and services were not listed. An external site, Caring.com, was used to obtain some additional services and pricing. The only pricing information on the website was regarding the buy in starting at $300,000. For the monthly cost, we used the data supplied by Caring.com.
The Village at Duxbury did not provide any pricing information or details on the square footage on their website, so we utilized some estimates we found at Apartment Finder as proxies. This data was very limited and is likely not a full representation of the pricing and apartment sizes. Additionally, there was no data on the website about the number of units at the facility. A 2016 article discussing zoning for the facility had unit numbers so these were utilized in the spreadsheet.
To find a third facility, we searched for senior living facilities in the South Shore region with similar amenities and services. This was somewhat difficult to compare for Fairing Way, due to the lack of details on the website, so Village at Duxbury was used as the main comparison. We located Linden Ponds Retirement Community in Hingham, MA and confirmed that the town is considered to be on the South Shore. Both facilities have 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, as well as similar facilities and service offerings. All the details for Linden were found on the website except for the number of units. This number was found on Apartment Finder.