A time for new beginnings!

Ives Hill Retirement community is Watertown’s one and only private, maintenance-free community with a variety of housing options to support an active and independent lifestyle for adults 62+. We offer one story Duplex Homes and Apartments along with, The Lodge, a licensed, enriched living home-like community.

Life on campus allows you to pursue your passions, gifts, and independent lifestyle in our safe, quiet community. 

Our history

Construction began in June of 1997 and included the congregate building with 44 apartments and eight patio homes, completed in 2002. Due to high demand, the construction of an additional seven duplex homes and five cottages on Stone Circle was completed in 2003. In 2011, five new duplex homes were completed along Elmore Lane. The Lodge at Ives Hill, an Adirondack style residence, broke ground in 2011, and by 2012 was completed, licensed by the Department of Health as an “Enriched Housing Facility,” and opened its doors to new residents.

Today, we continually evaluate the needs and desires of our residents and our community. In 2019, Ives Hill affiliated with Heritage Ministries for additional stability. Through this partnership, we can ensure that Ives Hill is well positioned for future stability and growth.


Learn more about our leadership and affiliations.


Here you’ll find meaningful work and the opportunity to collaborate with others to make a positive impact every day.

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