No Community Fee!

For a limited time, Kirkwood is waiving the
one-time community fee from our Independent
Living Apartments.

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of Independent Living

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Beautiful, Abundant Campus - 120 acres of forested land along the Cahaba River provide a secure, retreat-like setting. Our residents enjoy the outdoors by walking along our trails or exploring our beautifully landscaped grounds.
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Enhanced Security - Residents receive daily check-ins, 24-7 nursing support in case of emergencies available in each apartment.
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Reliable Support - Available meal delivery to your apartment and safe transportation to and from doctor’s appointments.
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More Enriching Lifestyle - Our staff go above and beyond to find socially-distanced and engaging social activities so you can stay connected.
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Extensive Services - Enjoy weekly housekeeping, and quality amenities and services for a maintenance-free lifestyle.

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Live Better at Kirkwood

Kirkwood’s independent living apartments and 120-acre retreat-like environment create the perfect setting where you can live better!

Kirkwood provides an active and engaged lifestyle within the secure framework of a life plan community. Our residents not only receive essential services such as meals and groceries delivered right to your door, but valuable benefits such as the camaraderie of neighbors and support of a dedicated staff.

Live better without the stress and hassles of home repairs and maintenance in one of our spacious and customizable apartments, featuring either a balcony or patio with incredible views of our beautiful campus.

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“During the stay-at-home order, we realized that it was harder for us to get out to shop for necessities. We decided to move to Kirkwood during the quarantine and feel safer knowing that meals are provided and people are available to help us during this unusual time”.

George and Martha Oliver Kirkwood Residents

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For additional information, please contact Sandi Hall, Marketing Director at
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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