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Community Overview

Take a tour of Kendal at Lexington’s gorgeous campus grounds.

Kendal at Lexington offers 150 apartments and cottages, ranging from 550 to 2,000 square feet. Residences may include such amenities as high ceilings, a sunroom, fireplace, garage, hardwood floors throughout and custom appliances.

The Anderson Center

The Anderson Center houses an exceptional fitness center and indoor heated pool, as well as the main dining room, Restaurant and Café, an auditorium, library, and meeting spaces. Webster Assisted Living apartments and the Benjamin Borden Health Care Center are directly on campus.

The beautifully restored Sunnyside House, circa 1800, serves as a guest house for visitors and an entertainment and meeting venue for residents.

We are a nonprofit life plan community that offers a wellness-focused, resident-driven lifestyle for independent living. When needed, Kendal’s Borden Center and Webster Center provides person-centered care for memory support, assisted living and nursing care.


Kendal at Lexington supports an environment that satisfies the emotional, physical, intellectual, cultural, social and spiritual needs of all those who reside here. Active or tranquil, in a group or off on their own, residents find joy and meaning in life in this vibrant community.

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Community Amenities

  • Art Studio
  • Art Galleries (Resident Gallery and Restaurant Gallery)
  • Three Dining Venues
  • Roof terrace deck with spectacular views
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Nature Trails
  • Library
  • Café
  • Guest House
  • Gardens
  • Scheduled Local Transportation
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Wellness Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Heated Indoor Pool
  • Clinic Nurse
  • Massage Therapy
  • Exercise Classes
  • Health Center
  • Nutrition Experts
  • Personal Trainers
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

Resident Stories

Residents Paul and Lee

Meet Paul & Lee

Lee is a 3rd generation Kendal resident, her grandmother and mother also lived in Kendal communities. She and her husband Paul sought out the best Kendal for their needs.

Resident Winifred

Meet Winifred

Winifred felt welcome from the minute she started unpacking boxes. With new friends and adventures, Kendal at Lexington is her “happy place.”

Resident Pat

Meet Pat

Pat and her husband were tired of dealing with the roof, furnace and other maintenance problems in their former home. Solution: They love their worry-free Kendal cottage.

Resident Don

Meet Don

Don, a former teacher, found his Kendal niche in planning and performing in cultural events. He appreciates knowing that he will transition through life in the same community.

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Programs and Activities

Classes, Committee Work, Creative Spaces—Kendal at Lexington offers residents opportunities to do as much or as little as they want each and every day.

Residents themselves drive what happens here.
A strong Residents’ Association and committees—with input from all—plan events, manage budgets, and impact decision-making across the community.

Resident committees include, but are not limited to, Horticulture, Culture and Entertainment, Library, Interior Decorating and Resident Council.

Residents choose from these activities and more. And when they have an idea for something new, they make it happen.


  • Concerts
  • Film Series
  • Kendal College (on-campus lifelong learning)
  • Cultural Trips
  • Wine Tasting
  • Themed Dinner Parties


  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Fit and Flex
  • Hiking and Walking
  • Swimming
  • Balance Classes
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Ping Pong

Recreation and Enjoyment

  • Hiking Trails
  • Music Venues
  • Wineries and Breweries
  • Museums
  • Downtown Main Street Shopping
  • Card games
  • Informal Gatherings

Hobbies and Other Interests

  • Art studio and classes
  • Auditing Courses at Washington and Lee University
  • Volunteering
  • Bridge
  • Gardening
  • Book Club
  • Writing Workshops
  • Recorder Groups
  • Singing
  • Woodworking Studio and Classes

View Cottages and Apartments

Click below to view floor plans and see what is available now.

Schedule A Tour

Contact us to schedule your next tour of Kendal Lexington