Youville House

Youville Assisted Living residences offer support with personal care, housekeeping and meals

Youville House is located in the heart of Cambridge, just minutes from Harvard and Inman Squares. The interior of this eight-story building evokes warm, craftsman-style design. The welcoming entrance brings visitors just outside the library, rich with cherry woodwork, bookcases and a cozy fireplace. Residents’ active community lives are balanced with the privacy of their own personally furnished studio or one-bedroom apartments. Each of the 95 apartments has a private bathroom, kitchenette, individually controlled thermostat and emergency response system.
Youville House Assisted Living residence in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Youville Assisted Living in Cambridge is an urban oasis with an indoor garden atrium, decorated with original art by local artists. Residents enjoy active lifestyles, some continuing to work or travel, while others enjoy the concerts and lectures offered at Youville House. Youville offers the perfect balance of services and support to assist residents in maintaining their independence, privacy and individuality.

Awarded the Readers’ Choice Regional Favorites Award for Retirement Living Residences several years running, Youville House is known in the Boston and Cambridge areas as an extraordinary assisted living residence with an exceptional staff, and energetic and diverse community.
Youville House Assisted Living residence in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Residents of Youville House live busy and varied lives. Regularly scheduled programs may include a discussion on current events, a scholarly evening with local poets, musical entertainment, or an afternoon tea. It’s not uncommon to hear music being played in the living room, laughter coming from a weekly poker game, or to see residents reading the paper and relaxing in front of the fireplace in the library.

Youville is known as a lively community, where residents and families make friends easily. Long-term staff are trusted members of the community as well. New residents and families soon learn that Youville welcomes visitors and families to join residents in the dining room, library, at special events and holiday celebrations.


Youville House shares its campus with Spaulding Hospital. Just a short walk from Harvard Square, it is located on the bus line between Harvard and Lechmere (Bus 69), which provides easy access to the Red and Green lines. Both Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are also easily accessible.

Cambridge Hospital and Harvard Vanguard are steps away, as are coffee and sandwich shops, the main branch of the Cambridge Library, the Cambridge Recreation Center indoor pool, museums, theaters, shops, and much more. Major Boston hospitals are also easily accessible.

The eight-story building features the following amenities:

  • 95 private studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments complete with kitchenettes, bathrooms, and individually controlled heating and air-conditioning
  • Chapel
  • Library with fireplace
  • Living room with baby grand piano
  • Café — stocked with complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Computer lab/office
  • Internet access
  • Fitness area
  • Whirlpool baths
  • Full-scale kitchens for personal use
  • Hair salon
  • “Bare Essentials” store
  • Indoor garden atrium
  • Complimentary laundry rooms on each floor
  • Private dining room available for family gatherings

Youville House has a dedicated staff person who assists residents and families with all the details involved in the move-in process. The Director of Resident Life offers the guidance, support and friendship necessary to help residents and their families and friends transition to this new phase of life.

“Thank you for the warmth, respect, care and affection you have extended to my father during his years at Youville House. He feels safe, happy and at home among friends who understand and love him.”

Youville resident family member