Why Wellesley Offers the Ideal Retirement Location

When you picture your retirement, where do you imagine yourself being located? Is it somewhere active with plenty to do nearby? Or is it somewhere you can relax and spend quality time with friends and family? For those who make the move to Waterstone at Wellesley, they find both.

Waterstone is conveniently situated just off Route 128, behind Wellesley Hills shopping, but also tucked away – putting you close to everything the town of Wellesley offers, while still providing privacy. Not only this, but we put you right in the heart of nature, adjacent to the Charles River and its walking paths, a footbridge and beautiful foliage.

With our prime location near dining, shopping, education and nature, there are always things to do in Wellesley, MA. Even better, there’s usually a friend close by to enjoy it with. Whether residents choose to remain on site or venture through the surrounding community, our residents love living here – and it’s easy to see why.

So what’s going on in Wellesley?

Foodies and adventure seekers to nature lovers and passionate learners will find plenty to do each day. Whether you’re preparing for a visit, doing some retirement planning, or are simply wanting to get a better view into what life at Waterstone at Wellesley could look like, check out some of our favorite places to go and things to do.

A helpful tip: Before setting off, check out the websites and social media pages of what you’re most interested in seeing and doing. This can help you plan effectively while ensuring they are open and able to be visited. It’s important to note that some may be closed for the season or have restrictions in place that may change periodically.

Upscale Dining Options

No matter your preferences, there is a dining option that will be perfect for you. Our culinary team delivers an exquisite culinary experience, but if you’re looking for an adventure in Wellesley, you can choose from one of the many delicious restaurants and cafés in our area such as:

Fine Retailers and Shops

Whether you’re looking for the perfect outfit, the right gift, or just a delicious accompaniment for a dinner you’re hosting, you’ll find it in Wellesley. From shopping centers featuring an array of boutiques to cheese shops and specialty stores, options abound no matter where you choose.

Check out some of the following shops and shopping centers our residents and families love to explore.

Educational Opportunities

Our residents enjoy lifelong learning, and our location makes it easier. Featuring educational institutions, museums, galleries and more, you can pursue whichever opportunities you desire. If you’re looking for even more, Boston is just a short trip away. Check out some of these resident favorites.

  • Babson College
  • Wellesley College
  • The Davis Museum
  • J. Todd Galleries

Outdoor Attractions

With the fall season upon us, it’s a great time to get outside before the colder seasons hit. Our location lends itself to some of the most beautiful areas, including gardens, bodies of water, and walking trails. Take some time to explore the parks and grounds of some of these gorgeous sites.

Proximity to Health Centers

Our senior living community offers supportive care and assisted living services on site. However, residents enjoy the peace of mind of having quality healthcare centers nearby. In fact, we are just blocks away from Newton-Wellesley Hospital. We’re also close to Boston’s medical community and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Access to Other Active Communities

If residents want to explore further, Natick and Boston are great places to start. With plenty of attractions in Natick and Boston, you’re sure to find many things to do. If you’d like some suggestions, we’d be happy to help.

Are you already planning and in need of some ideas for a trip to Boston? Check out our sister community Waterstone at the Circle’s blog!

Explore the Possibilities

At Waterstone at Wellesley, there is always so much to explore. Our residents would love to share their favorite places to visit with you! Schedule a tour to talk to our residents and discover what awaits at Waterstone at Wellesley.


Waterstone at Wellesley offers independent living and assisted living options in the heart of Wellesley, MA. Contact us for more information or to schedule a personal visit today.