We will begin construction on Phase II spring 2024. Talk to us today to learn more about this opportunity and how you can reserve the single-family residence of your choice.
Our new independent living neighborhood, Cedar Ridge at Kirkwood, features charming, cottage-style homes perfectly situated in the heart of our 120-acre campus. This natural, wooded, retreat-like setting along the Cahaba River offers the finest in “modern mountain living,” with the serenity that accompanies having a plan for any future healthcare needs.
Phase One of Cedar Ridge is complete. We are now taking reservations for phase two! Select your lot location and floor plan by contacting Sandi Hall at 205-862-0305. Join us as we build a brighter future together!
Picture a Modern Mountain Retreat
Our first phase of Cedar Ridge at Kirkwood comprises 8 single-family residences, while phase two will add 10 additional cottages. These two-bedroom cottage-style homes feature open floor plans, natural light, a porch or patio for enjoying the wooded campus, a one-or-two-car garage, and a fireplace.
These beautifully appointed homes deliver authentic independent living. As a Life Plan Community offering the full continuum of care, Kirkwood’s independent living residents are not only free from the hassles of home maintenance, including repairs and yard work, but also free from the worry of how to plan for the future.
Kirkwood’s expansion offers even more services and amenities to help our residents live an independent, fulfilling life, including:
And most importantly, the full continuum of services for your future healthcare.
Our new campus improvements include a Cafe, a fully-equipped Wellness Center, a billiards room, and upgrades and renovations to our main living area and dining room.
Our residents come from different backgrounds and bring their unique qualities, talents, and life experiences to complete the Kirkwood community. Here are just a few reflections from some individuals who call Kirkwood their home.
I fell in love with the cottage and the view from my back porch. I am excited to have a yard for Ginger, my poodle, to play in and my own garage, all within an established retirement community!
My husband and I looked at a number of places when deciding to move to a retirement community. For the most part, we found communities that said, ‘We’re going to take care of you.’ But Kirkwood was different. It wasn’t just about taking care of us. It was also about having fun, having friends, and living life to the fullest. The attitude at Kirkwood was positive and the atmosphere was comforting. We simply couldn’t resist. Without a doubt, the location was ideal. The Cahaba Room that overlooks the river, the mountains, the trails – there were just so many things about life. The community was lively. It was alive.
We realized we were approaching an age where we might need more assistance than what just downsizing could provide. Knowing we have my sons nearby and the levels of care should we need it is comforting, and the beautiful hillside, river, and the woods makes it that much more appealing. We don’t know of any other community that has the woods, the various levels of care, and so many different amenities.
We were moving my parents down from the Cleveland area to be near us. I looked at almost every retirement place in the Birmingham area. The second I turned into Kirkwood’s drive and drove up the hill, I knew that I’d found the perfect place for my parents to live in Alabama. In the six years that my parents have been at Kirkwood, I have always felt nothing but love and helpfulness from every staff member. Everyone is always helpful with a pleasant attitude. You can truly see and feel the family atmosphere. I’m happy that my parents can call Kirkwood their home.
When we learned that Cedar Ridge was being developed, that seemed to fit our needs very well. It is the ideal place for the next phase of our retirement.
One thing that we feel is very important here at Kirkwood by the River is the relationship that we have between the staff and the residents. They are dedicated to making our life here as safe and secure and pleasurable as possible. That goes a long way.
The community's cottage living surrounded by a wooded, natural environment with access to future healthcare services is what attracted us to Kirkwood!