Natick, MA – National Development has received an award from Multifamily Executive for Avenu at Natick, its new 62+ active adult apartment community. Avenu was the Grand Winner in the senior housing category and recognized for offering an alternative to traditional housing for the area’s aging baby boomer population.
National Development partnered with Elkus Manfredi Architects, Stantec’s Boston site design and landscape studio, and Cranshaw Construction, transforming the site of the former Sam’s Club in Natick into a vibrant new community.
On-site features include a gourmet chef’s kitchen, upscale private dining room, state-of-the-art theater and salon. An expansive landscaped courtyard features lush plantings, a resort-style pool, putting green, and outdoor lounge with fire pits. Residents enjoy robust events and programming (virtual for now in the time of COVID) such as courtyard concerts, chair yoga, golf lessons, lectures, cooking demonstrations and a grow-your-own community garden. An adjacent 136- key Residence Inn by Marriott contributes an additional amenity for residents, visiting family members and guests.
“Avenu fills an important need in the community, providing a stimulating environment for today’s active seniors looking to downsize from their single-family homes. It has been great to see Avenu grow into a vibrant community over the past year,” said Ted Tye, managing partner at National Development.