Virtual Tours At Kirkwood

As you stay safe in your home, we want to bring Kirkwood by the River to you! We have multiple resources available to provide you with all of the information you need as you explore what life could be like in our community.

Take a closer look at Kirkwood by the River with our Virtual Tours. Envision yourself strolling our riverside 120-acre campus, enjoying our various amenities, and engaging in social and wellness activities.


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Independent Living Apartment - Skyview Two Bedroom Deluxe

Skyview 306 is the Maple floorplan which is a two bedroom deluxe apartment located on the 3rd floor of the Skyview building. It is approximately 1,002 square feet with a large living and dining space, two bedrooms that are each 16’ long, two full bathrooms and two large walk-in closets. The kitchen contains stainless steel appliances including a refrigerator with an ice machine, oven/stove combo, dishwasher and microwave. Skyview 306 has a patio accessible through the main living area as well as a bedroom.

Independent Living Apartment- Mountainview One Bedroom

Mountainview 210 is on the second floor of the Mountainview building and is a unique one bedroom apartment as there are only two of this size in the community. It is over 600 square feet and contains a large living and dining space and an open kitchen with all appliances including a refrigerator with an ice machine, oven/stove combo, dishwasher and microwave. The bedroom is a nice size with a walk through closet leading to the bathroom with a shower and also has a separate linen closet located in the bedroom. The screened balcony has beautiful views of the woods and glimpses of the Cahaba River in the winter.

Healthcare Tour of the Riverview Building - Assisted Living, Memory Care Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing

Our Riverview building is where you will find the healthcare levels in our continuum of care. For both our assisted living and memory care assisted living apartments, you have the option of a Studio or a Studio Deluxe apartment. These floors are fully staffed with caregivers and nurses 24 hours each day to assist residents with daily needs and ensure that they are able to live an independent and active lifestyle. Our Skilled nursing floor is made up of single, double, and triple rooms with round the clock nurses and caregivers who are committed to providing the highest quality of care to our long and short term residents.

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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.

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

My only regret is that I didn’t move here sooner with my late husband. We would have loved living here together. It would have been perfect for us to travel without the responsibilities of a home.

Nell Mehaffey Current Resident

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

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

We love that Kirkwood isn’t only church affiliated, but faith is a very prominent, important part of the community. To us, there just couldn’t be a better place.

Bob Tate Current Resident

If you asked me, I would say it gets better every year!

Robbie Sevier Former Resident of 37 Years

We’re a family. We really are a family.

Bet Kesmodel Current Resident