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Live the life you want to live. Independent vibrant living and valuable peace of mind. AT KIRKWOOD BY THE RIVER Click below to learn more today!
Independent Living
Apartments
Live the life you want to live. Independent vibrant living and valuable peace of mind. AT KIRKWOOD BY THE RIVER Click below to learn more today!
Independent Living
Apartments
Live the life you want to live. Independent vibrant living and valuable peace of mind. AT KIRKWOOD BY THE RIVER Click below to learn more today!
Independent Living
Apartments
Live the life you want to live. Independent vibrant living and valuable peace of mind. AT KIRKWOOD BY THE RIVER Click below to learn more today!

Live Closer To All
Kirkwood Has To Offer

Apartment living at Kirkwood by the River offers an unparalleled experience of independent living, surrounded by an abundance of amenities that truly enrich your retirement lifestyle.

Imagine waking up in your spacious apartment, greeted by stunning views from your balcony or patio of the serene river or beautifully landscaped grounds. Walk outside your apartment, and you’ll find yourself just steps away from a multitude of amenities that cater to your every need and interest.

Experience A New
Level of Dining

We are pleased to introduce our expanded dining services, available at Riverside Dining and Overlook Cafe. These dining options provide a delightful culinary experience that caters to your preferences and dietary needs.

Our talented culinary team is dedicated to creating delicious and nutritious meals using seasonally inspired themes. You’ll savor a variety of flavors and menu choices designed to satisfy your palate. Whether you prefer contemporary sit-down meals or casual dining, our dining options offer the perfect setting for every occasion.

At Kirkwood by the River, great food is an integral part of a fulfilling lifestyle, and our newly expanded dining services aim to provide you with exceptional culinary experiences.

Services and Amenities
Independent Living

From delightful dining experiences at Riverside Dining and Overlook Cafe to engaging in fitness classes, lectures, and daily activities, Kirkwood ensures there’s never a dull moment. The convenience of having all utilities included, weekly housekeeping, and a range of on-site services allows you to embrace a hassle-free way of life.

With amenities like the fitness center, game room, library, and pool, you can effortlessly fill your days with activities that bring joy and fulfillment. Plus, the easy access to common areas, walking trails, and scheduled transportation to medical appointments, shopping centers, and cultural events further enhances your convenience and connectivity.

  • Dining services in Riverside Dining and Overlook Cafe
  • All utilities, except telephone/Wi-Fi services
  • Expanded basic cable television
  • Weekly housekeeping and bed linen laundry service
  • Daily activities
  • Emergency call system in each apartment
  • Regularly scheduled exercise classes
  • Patio or balcony for each apartment
  • Full-time chaplain with weekly Bible studies and worship services
  • Daily resident safety check
  • Licensed nurse on duty 24 hours a day for medical emergencies
  • Climate-controlled storage unit
  • Surveillance cameras
  • Security Guard
  • Scheduled transportation to medical appointments, shopping centers, and cultural events
  • Interior and exterior maintenance
  • Daily trash removal
  • On-site postal services
  • Free delivery of prescription drugs
  • Use of all common areas, including:
    • Fitness Center
    • Living Room with fireplace
    • Cahaba Room overlooking the river
    • Heated Pool
    • Game Room
    • Library
    • Private Dining Room
    • Pavilion on the River
    • Walking Trails
    • Chapel

Kirkwood’s prime location and comprehensive amenities truly make apartment living a remarkable choice for those seeking an active, independent, and enriching retirement experience.

Visit our Virtual Tours page to learn more about available apartments or see our floorplans below.

Contact Sandi Hall with questions or to talk about next steps as you learn about our community.
Please fill out the form below or call 205.862.0305 to schedule an online introduction.

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The Residents

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!

Charlotte Hamilton Current Resident

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.

Alice Brooks Current Resident

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.

Phyllis and John Guschke Current Residents

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.

Brenda Sheehan Kirkwood family member

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.

Carol and Arthur Stephens Current Residents

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.

Fred Rogers Current Resident

The community's cottage living surrounded by a wooded, natural environment with access to future healthcare services is what attracted us to Kirkwood!

Rick and Jane Ricketts Current Residents