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Independent Living

Life at our four retirement communities

All of our 4 campuses at Kendal~Crosslands independent living retirement communities are unique and as you learn more, we believe you will be just as inspired as the residents who live here.

Kendal~Crosslands Communities, a Life Plan Community (formerly known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community CCRC), is made up of two independent retirement living communities – – Kendal at Longwood and Crosslands. Both Communities offer Lifecare contracts with a full continuum of care. Also, we have two 50+ neighborhoods, Coniston and Cartmel, which offers maintenance free living.

The great outdoors at Kendal at Longwood independent living retirement community.

Life Plan Communities


Kendal at Longwood and Crosslands

Kendal at Longwood and Crosslands share adjoining campuses. Each community has its own dining rooms, library, aquatic center, health and wellness center, and more. Residents on each campus have access to everything on both campuses, doubling the number of classes, activities, amenities and opportunities for all residents. They even share a Level II Arboretum and over 7 miles of walking and hiking trails. Residents living at either our Kendal at Longwood or Crosslands campus enjoy the maintenance free and resident engaged lifestyle while knowing their future care in our Personal Care or Skilled Nursing residency is guaranteed and costs remain low.

Kendal at Longwood

Two residents in our 50+ neighborhood in Kennett Square, PA making pottery

Kendal at Longwood offers over 250 unique residential-style cottages reminiscent of an English village. There is a diverse blend of comfortable living options in a variety of sizes and prices. Three-season rooms and open-air patios offer year-round views of our accredited arboretum campus, and there is easy access to the Community Center through a series of covered walkways, making it a pleasant walk no matter the weather.

Entrance to the Kendal at Longwood active retirement community in Kennett Square, PA

Residences are maintenance-free, giving you added time to enjoy favorite pursuits, old and new. Most importantly, Kendal at Longwood thrives because of the friendly, connected community of residents who are actively involved in shaping the life of the community, making it a vibrant and interesting place to live.

Crosslands

apartment interior of kitchen and living room in our Kendal~Crosslands lifecare community
Crosslands Apartment

Crosslands was founded after the success of Kendal at Longwood and homes are surrounded by wooded areas and farmland which helped expand the combined campus in a picturesque natural setting.  Crosslands offers a variety of over 250 cottages and apartments, with stunning open views of the landscape.

Winter at the Kendal at Longwood independent living community in Kennett Square, PA

The variety of size cottages and apartment are within a comfortable walk to the Community Center and Health Center. The outstanding views make the walk to the Community Center a great way to incorporate additional exercise into your daily routine, and offers superb views of local wildlife.

Neighbors relaxing outside a home in our 50+ community at Kendal at Coniston in Kennett Square, PA

50+ Residential Communities


Coniston and Cartmel

Homes at both Coniston and Cartmel are sold as individual residences with Occupancy Rights and so residents are freed from certain expenses that ordinarily accompany home ownership.  Residents of Coniston and Cartmel are encouraged to individualize their homes, inside and out, and take advantage of standard flooring and painting allowances or choose to work with a licensed contractor to customize their home. Residents of Coniston and Cartmel also enjoy the use of the many amenities available on the Kendal at Longwood and Crosslands campuses and have priority access to those Health Centers.  Priority admission to either the Skilled Nursing or Personal Care residencies of the Health Center is paid on a per diem basis. Some residents plan to move to either Kendal at Longwood or Crosslands campuses later. The monthly fee for any home in either community is $2,876/month which includes maintenance free living and housekeeping services.

Coniston

A home kitchen in our Coniston 50+ neighborhood in Kennett Square, PA

With 18 duplex homes on lush Chester County landscape, Coniston is the smaller of the two 50+ communities.  Grouped in sets of two. Coniston homes occupy about a third of the community’s 36-acre campus, which sits atop a scenic ridge.  The majority of the homes are single story with two bedrooms, a den, and 2.5 baths. All have wood-burning fireplaces and two car garages.  Some also have a second-floor loft.

Neighbors at or independent living community at Kendal at Coniston in Kennett Square, PA

Interested in how living at Coniston compares to living at home? Click the button below to download our Cost to Compare worksheet

Cartmel

Cartmel residents gathered in a living room at our independent living retirement community

Cartmel features 56 duplex homes nestled on the gently sloping hills on its 60 acre campus. The carriage homes are arranged in pairs, in mini-neighborhoods, with either meadow views or lovely landscaped spaces. The majority of the homes are one story with two bedrooms, a den and 2.5 baths. All have wood-burning fireplaces and two car garages. Some also have full basements.

Neighbors at the Kendal at Cartmel senior communit

Interested in how living at Cartmel compares to living at home? Click the button below to download our Cost to Compare worksheet

Floor Plans


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