The Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Burlington, VT

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Burlington is a picturesque New England town on the eastern shoreline of Lake Champlain. Home to 42,900 people, almost 12% of whom are seniors aged 65 and over, Burlington is the largest city in Vermont. Surrounded by dense woods, Burlington turns vibrant shades of orange and red every fall, and a blanket of snow gently dusts the city's Colonial buildings every winter, when the city gets up to 81 inches. Seniors have their choice of nature trails around the town, many of which are manageable by seniors with limited mobility. Outdoor activities are generally safe for seniors, as Burlington has less than half the crime rate of typical American cities its size.

Assisted living in Burlington costs $5,113 a month. This is significantly more than the $4,051 similar care costs nationwide, according to the 2019 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This is consistent with Burlington's overall cost of living, which is roughly 12% higher than the national average. Other care types in Burlington are similarly priced above the national average. Nursing care, for instance, costs $10,737 a month, while in-home care costs $5,243 and adult day care runs to $3,241 a month.

Check out our list of Burlington's top 10 assisted living communities to see which might be right for you.

The Best Assisted Living Facilities in Burlington

Champlain Valley Senior Community

Address: 10 Gilliland Ln, Willsboro, NY 12996
Phone Number: (518) 817-9108
Website: https://www.champlainassistedliving.com

Champlain Valley Senior Community is located across the lake from Burlington, on the banks of the Bouquet River. This three-story red brick building was built in the classic Colonial style, with vaulted interior ceilings and high wooden arches, and 80% of rooms have a view of the river below. Amenities include daily workout classes and free telephone, Internet and cable TV. The community areas of the facility include an ice cream parlor, full dining accommodations and a worship center. Laundry, transportation and trash removal are also available.

Starting Monthly Cost: $4,955
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 81

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.2 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 77

The Residence at Shelburne Bay

Address: 185 Pine Haven Shores, Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone Number: (802) 985-9847
Website: https://www.residenceshelburnebay.com

The Residence at Shelburne Bay welcomes seniors aged 62 and over with lavish common areas, including a well-stocked library, art studio, private dining facility and landscaped grounds. Private units at The Residence offer kitchenettes, full bathrooms and large picture windows. Laundry and linen services are available, as is in-home assistance with activities of daily living, including medication reminders and management of prescriptions. Staff is available 24 hours a day for emergencies and maintenance requests, and light housekeeping is also provided at no additional charge.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.2 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 34

Gazebo Senior Living

Address: 1510 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone Number: (802) 863-2386
Website: https://gazeboseniorliving.com

Senior residents of Gazebo Senior Living get 24-hour a day caregiver support and care that includes medication management and emergency response for medical and maintenance calls. Emergency call pendants are provided to every resident at no extra cost. The kitchen at Gazebo Senior Living prepares three nutritionally balanced meals a day and provides two daily snacks for residents. Weekly housekeeping service is provided, as are weekly laundry and linen services. Residents can schedule trips anywhere in the Burlington area for medical appointments in the facility van, which is equipped for riders with limited mobility or wheelchairs.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 67

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 8

Mansfield Place

Address: 18 Carmichael St, Essex Junction, VT 05452
Phone Number: (802) 871-5808
Website: https://mansfieldplacevt.com

Mansfield Place is a full-service assisted living and memory care community in the Burlington suburb of Essex Junction. Common areas include a well-appointed living room and gathering room for meetings and family events. The facility has public, private and country-style dining rooms, walking paths through the gardens and a cozy cocktail lounge where residents can sip drinks and relax in the afternoon. Residents at Mansfield Place have 24-hour access to caregivers for emergencies and help with activities of daily living. Each resident has up to 60 minutes of personal medical care a day, which includes personal care and medication management. Meals and snacks are available around the clock, as is emergency response via the facility-issued call pendants. Housekeeping, laundry and flat linen services are provided free of extra charge, as are all utilities and up to 200 channels of cable television in every room.

Starting Monthly Cost: $4,525
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 128

Wake Robin Life Care Retirement Community

Address: 200 Wake Robin Dr, Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone Number: (802) 264-5100
Website: https://www.wakerobin.com

Wake Robin Life Care Retirement Community provides independent senior living apartments, as well as assisted living and unlimited skilled nursing care as needed. Every private apartment at Wake Robin has washer and dryer hookups, a full kitchen, a private bathroom and either a patio or a deck open to the landscaped grounds. One main meal is provided in the community dining room each day, and snacks are available during regular hours. Weekly housekeeping and basic cable are provided for residents at no charge, as is the free Wi-Fi that's available throughout the facility. All utilities except telephone service are paid for by the community, as is a high-tech in-room emergency response system. Residents who keep their personal cars get a covered parking space, and residents can schedule trips in the facility vehicle. Once accepted into the community, residents are guaranteed lifetime residency, regardless of life events or changes in financial status.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,237
Room Types: One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Cottages
Number of Beds: Not Listed

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.1 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 29

The Residence at Quarry Hill

Address: 465 Quarry Hill Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone Number: (802) 652-4114
Website: https://www.residencequarryhill.com

The one- and two-bedroom apartments at The Residence at Quarry Hill all have a full bathroom, kitchenette and emergency call system for residents' comfort, privacy and safety. Laundry and linen services are available for residents, as is personal housekeeping. The 24-hour staff provides in-home caregiver assistance that includes medication reminders and management, assistance with personal needs, such as dressing and grooming, and other activities of daily living. The common areas of The Residence at Quarry Hill include a large library, media room and bistro for snacks and drinks. Private dining is also available for residents, as is a large common dining hall for community meals. 

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.9 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 18

Ethan Allen Residence

Address: 1200 North Ave, Burlington, VT 05408
Phone Number: (802) 658-1573
Website: https://livingwellgroup.org/location/living-well-residence-burlington-vermont

The senior residents of Ethan Allen Residence get assistance with activities of daily living from a team of experienced caregivers. Three meals a day and snacks are available from the professionally managed kitchen. Residents can spend their free time taking enrichment classes in art, music, Tai Chi and yoga. Housekeeping and laundry services are provided weekly, and scheduled transportation is available for medical and personal trips into town.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 39

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.1 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 11

Our Lady of Providence

Address: 47 W Spring St, Winooski, VT 05404
Phone Number: (802) 655-2395
Website: https://ourladyofprovidence.org

Our Lady of Providence provides assisted living and residential-style memory care at its 2.5-acre facility in Winooski. Nursing support is available on-site 24 hours a day, which includes medication management and daily check-in services. Residents can make use of free scheduled transportation and weekly housekeeping and laundry services. Exercise programs are available, as are daily spiritual support activities.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 46

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 5 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 3

Holy Cross Senior Housing

Address: 468 Church Rd #1, Colchester, VT 05446
Phone Number: (802) 863-0121
Website: https://cathedralsquare.org/property/holy-cross-senior-housing

Holy Cross Senior Housing's Church Road facility is part of a larger community of senior residences in the Burlington area. This site provides 28 assisted living efficiency and one-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes and full bathrooms. All utilities are included in residents' monthly fees, except telephone, cable TV and Internet, though discounted rates are available for cable. Nursing services provided at Holy Cross include medication management and personal care. Rooms get weekly housekeeping and laundry services, as well as 24-hour emergency maintenance.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 28

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 6

Pillsbury

Address: 90 Allen Rd Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Phone Number: (802) 863-7897
Website: https://pillsburyvt.com

Pillsbury offers independent and assisted living at its Allen Rd. location, which is licensed for up to 15 residents in single-occupancy rooms with their own kitchenettes. Residents at Pillsbury have the option to share meals in the family-style dining room, or they can take meals in the privacy of their own rooms. This facility has a landscaped garden and is surrounded by hiking trails that are accessible to seniors of all physical ability levels. Weekly housekeeping, linen and laundry services are provided for all residents, as are medication management services.

Starting Monthly Cost: $4,400
Room Types: One-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 15

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.9 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 12

Learn More About Assisted Living in Burlington

Burlington is the classic New England city, where fall colors are vibrant enough to draw thousands of tourists and the spring rain showers keep the surrounding mountains green all summer. Low crime and a seemingly endless list of local cultural activities seniors can engage in help to make life in Burlington very attractive for seniors from all over the country.

If you are interested in finding a great place to live in Vermont, read our article about paying for assisted living in Burlington here.