Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Manchester, NH

Located in southern New Hampshire near the Massachusetts border, Manchester lies in the valley of the Merrimack River and is surrounded by rolling, wooded hills. Recreation-loving seniors can find 900 acres of city-maintained parks, swimming pools, playgrounds and a public beach as well as several sports complexes. Boston and Salem are only about an hour’s drive from Manchester. If you’d rather not drive, seniors quality for the Half-Fare program on the Boston Express. The Manchester Transportation Center provides scheduled, daily service to and from Logan Airport and Boston’s South Station.

Nearly 113,000 residents call Manchester home, 13.1% of whom are aged 65 and older. Those seeking support with the activities of daily living have 15 assisted living facilities in the Manchester-Nashua metro area to choose from. Seniors pay $7,182 per month on average for such care in this region. This guide highlights 10 assisted living communities we believe stand out.

Ledgewood Bay at Milford

Ledgewood Bay at Milford

43 Ledgewood Drive
Milford, NH 03055

Ideally located in a quiet residential neighborhood with majestic views of the Pack Monadnock Mountains, Ledgewood Bay offers assisted living residents a variety of Northbridge signature programs, including Artists in Residence and S.T.A.R. Club (Sharp Thinking, Active Residents). The day starts with an exercise class followed by recreational and social activities, such as local outings, computer classes and creative crafting. Accommodations include semiprivate rooms and studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes. Seniors socialize at happy hour in the graciously appointed dining room. Outdoors, the beautifully landscaped patio features a welcoming fire pit for cozy evenings.

Call (855) 655-1212 to learn more.

Villa Crest

Villa Crest

1276 Hanover St.
Manchester, NH 03104

This 126-resident property features a lovely campus with four restaurant-style dining rooms, an on-site full-service spa, patio courtyards and comfortable indoor common areas. Seniors can reside in 376-square-foot studio apartments or 564-square-foot one-bedroom suites. So residents can celebrate life and thrive, a full schedule of daily activities and special events are included, such as self-expression through art and music therapy. 

Call (855) 655-1212 to learn more.

Windham Terrace

Windham Terrace

3 Church Rd.
Windham, NH 03087

Nestled in the quaint village of Windham, this elegantly appointed assisted living community empowers residents to live an independent and self-sufficient life while receiving the support they need. Each senior has an individually designed health, fitness and wellness program. A stimulating calendar of engaging activities include cocktail socials, theater outings, ferry rides, sporting events and musical entertainment. Beautifully decorated private studios, deluxe studios and one-bedroom apartments provide seniors with a comfortable space that’s all their own, and inviting indoor common areas include a sunroom, movie theater and library. Chef-prepared meals are accompanied by live music from a grand piano, and plentiful outdoor gathering areas include covered porches, flower gardens and a walking path.​ 

Call (855) 655-1212 to learn more.

The Meetinghouse at Riverfront

The Meetinghouse at Riverfront

60 Riverfront Dr.
Manchester, NH 03102

Active seniors who require minimal personal care services find the Supportive Care model at The Meetinghouse at RiverFront an attractive option. A licensed nurse oversees the program that provides each resident with up to 45 minutes of personal care services from the Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester. Residents also have access to a monthly blood pressure clinic and a wellness education program. A library, fitness center and complimentary coffee shop are popular places to socialize with neighbors as are the beautifully manicured garden and patio areas. The studio and one-bedroom apartments feature wall-to-wall carpeting and emergency call systems. A chauffeured car takes residents to doctor’s appointments, while the private shuttle is available for shopping trips and lunch outings. This facility makes our list for its innovative program of supportive care and the professional, helpful staff. 

Call (855) 655-1212 to learn more.

Evergreen Place 

Evergreen Place

813 Beech St.
Manchester, NH 03104

Inside the stately brick-and-column building that houses 52 assisted living residents, Evergreen Place surrounds seniors with a cozy, homelike atmosphere. Garden-to-table dining, a kitchen that’s always open for snacking, a resident gift shop and a lending library are just a few of the special touches that make this community so desirable. Single seniors live in private bedrooms with private or shared bathrooms, and couples can choose from two- and three-room suites. Daily exercise programs, art therapy and musical entertainment are some of the engaging pastimes. The immaculately clean, warm and welcoming Evergreen Place earns a spot on our top-10 list for its commitment to serving the Manchester community since 1904.

Call (855) 655-1212 to learn more.

Bentley Commons at Bedford

Bentley Commons at Bedford

66 Hawthorne Dr. S.
Bedford, NH 03110

Bentley Commons takes a proactive approach to senior wellness with its signature Optimal Living program, which is shown to reduce falls through increased strength and balance, decrease hospitalizations and increase residents’ overall satisfaction. Seniors can be as active as they like with a daily calendar that features a rich mix of entertainment, learning, art and culture. Residences include a variety of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as companion suite options. A library, full-service beauty salon and barbershop and exercise gym are a few of the on-site amenities. 

Call (855) 655-1212 to learn more.

Birch Hill

Birch Hill

200 Alliance Way
Manchester, NH 03102

Situated on 29 wooded acres, Birch Hill is a continuing care retirement community that provides residents with high-quality medical care on-site if needs change. Boasting one of the most active programming teams in the area, this assisted living community offers seniors engaging activities and abundant fun seven days a week. Monthly dining-out opportunities and exciting excursions, such as trips to the Currier Museum of Art, Palace Theatre and harbor cruises out of Portsmouth, keep seniors active. Residents choose from a large variety of spacious, open floor plans and participate in the Flexible Dining Points program, so they can choose when and where they’d like to eat.

Call (855) 655-1212 to learn more.

Inn at Parker Station

Inn at Parker Station

46 Parker Station Rd.
Goffstown, NH 03045

This quaint and cozy 15-bed assisted living community gives seniors a homelike environment that feels comfortable and familiar. Meals are served family-style in the cheerful dining room at the Inn at Parker Station, which is located in a historic farmhouse that’s more than 100 years old. A spacious backyard and seasonal porch make it easy for residents to enjoy the scenic country setting. While the private and semiprivate rooms are furnished, seniors can bring their own items to personalize their living space. Visits from pets are welcome, and the Inn at Parker Station has birds, fish and a cat for residents to enjoy.

Call (855) 655-1212 to learn more.

The Courville at Manchester

The Courville at Manchester

44 West Webster St.
Manchester, NH 03104

With an 82-resident capacity, The Courville at Manchester cares for short- and long-term guests with a dedicated and professional interdisciplinary team. It’s designed to provide the comforts of home in a warm environment where seniors feel safe and cared for. Residents receive award-winning dining experiences and participate in a variety of fun programs and activities. On-site physical, occupational and speech therapy services as well as a full-time licensed nurse ensure high-quality medical attention.

Call (855) 655-1212 to learn more.

Bedford Falls

Bedford Falls

5 Corporate Dr.
Bedford, NH 03110

Residents at Bedford Falls benefit from Benchmark Senior Living’s signature Live Now, Live Well program that’s designed around what each senior would like to do, learn or try. The robust calendar of daily opportunities offers residents personal and group activities every hour, including exercise classes, book discussions, gardening clubs, volunteer opportunities and art workshops.  Seniors live in one- or two-bedroom apartments equipped with kitchenettes. This community is on our list because of the innovative Benchmark Senior Living Sensory Dining program that welcomes the sights, sounds and tastes that comes naturally with meal preparation.

Call (855) 655-1212 to learn more.

Is Manchester the Right Choice for You?

Many consider Manchester to be a New England diamond in the rough thanks to its low cost of living compared to other cities in the region, it’s desirable setting and proximity to Boston. If you don’t mind the wet and snowy winter, you’re rewarded by a spectacularly colorful fall. New Hampshire retirees aren’t taxed on Social Security benefits or any other forms of retirement income, and there’s no state sales tax, according to the Kiplinger reports.

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