Luxury Independent Living Community in Carmel, Indiana

– The Stratford –

Cottage home prices start at $5,890 per month, villa apartment prices start at $5,400 per month.

Luxurious, independent living is yours at The Stratford of Carmel, Indiana. Our maintenance-free accommodations include two-bedroom cottages as well as one, two and three-bedroom villa apartments. The single-story, single-family designs give residents the freedom of movement they need in a spacious, elegant home they can call their own. Our Independent Living options are available as month-to-month rentals with no endowment or buy-in required.

When it comes to Independent Living communities in Carmel, Indiana, or in the greater Indianapolis metro area as a whole, you’ll find that The Stratford is in a class of its own. Reasons for this include our luxury facilities, our excellent location in Indianapolis’ top suburb, our award-winning wellness program, our never-ending social calendar, our restaurant-style fine dining and so much more. One of the top benefits of living at The Stratford is that we are a continuing care retirement community (or CCRC), meaning that in addition to Independent Living, we offer Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, and Short-Term Rehab all under one roof. When you become a member of The Stratford, you are joining a community that takes care of all your needs both now and in the future.

Hear From Our Members – Bill & Shirley

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We learned by moving back into a private house in a community; it’s not easy to make friends. People are not interested (ordinary people of the normal age spread) are not interested in meeting old people. And it’s just difficult from that standpoint as well. And here we’re all here for the same reason and it’s much easier. The advice I’d give anybody considering to come here is, or if you’re already here and you have problems, move away for a year and see what it’s really like out there compared to what it’s like here. And I think you’ll discover that there’s a lot of comforts that you take for granted and security here that you just don’t have on the outside. I know we didn’t appreciate it enough the first time, even though we loved it, we didn’t appreciate it as much as we did coming back.

Independent Living Floor Plans

At The Stratford, we are committed to helping members feel happy, comfortable and independent in their own home, and part of this commitment is giving every member the opportunity to customize their home when they move into our community. Whether its installing new kitchen cabinets, updating bathroom tile, painting your shutters or any other home improvement need, we give you the flexibility to make your home yours.


Independent Living Amenities

At The Stratford, we’ve designed our list of amenities with luxury in mind. Membership at our Independent Living community includes access to all of the following:

  • Winter snow removal
  • Indoor Parking Garage
  • Full Bar and Bistro
  • Heated Indoor Pool
  • Movie Theatre
  • Country Club Style Dining
  • Member Clubhouse
  • Wellness Center

Our Simplified Billing Model

Members of The Stratford enjoy once a month, simplified billing that covers a vast number of amenities and services. Property taxes, property insurance, utilities, cable, home maintenance and repair, weekly and annual spring cleaning, access to tailored social and wellness programs, chauffeured transportation, and so much more. This monthly service fee includes our flexible dining program that provides each member with a dining allocation per month to enjoy their choice of our elegant restaurant, casual bistro and full-service bar. The unused flex dining dollars roll over month to month for the continued enjoyment of our members and a portion can be redeemed for cash value.

Active Lifestyle

We are committed to keeping our Members happy and healthy. At The Stratford, we believe anyone at any age can improve their quality of life. Members have access to the multi-million dollar private wellness center, on-site spa and heated indoor pool, dedicated full-time Wellness and Social Directors to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Winter Promise

The Stratford’s master plan accounts for seasonal weather, including the notoriously cold Indiana winters. The Stratford is designed as a stress-free, maintenance-free lifestyle with particular attention on keeping Members safe, active and happy. By handling winter chores such as snow removal on driveways, vehicles & sidewalks, utilizing the underground parking deck, offering complimentary transportation services, offering dining delivery services and maintaining a robust generator cluster, there’s no more shoveling snow, slippery walks and unnecessary roads tips to the grocery store. The Stratford is your winter wonderland.

Get Started

Are you interested in Independent Living at The Stratford? Would you like to learn more? Give us a call at 317-733-6690 to speak with a lifestyle advisor or schedule an appointment. We hope to hear from you soon!