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Experience Vibrant Independent Living in Saint Louis

Imagine the joys of home living—with none of the burdens. A beautiful yard that you never have to mow or rake. A driveway that you never have to shovel. And a home you don’t have to clean. Welcome to The Oaks at Bethesda.

Amenities & Lifestyle

Located conveniently off Big Bend near Berry Road, The Oaks at Bethesda is just minutes from the all the shopping, dining and entertainment in Kirkwood, Webster Groves and Crestwood. Each home features a two-bed, two-bath floor plan with flowing designs and amenities you’ll love. When you’re not at home, you’ll likely find yourself in the clubhouse that’s equipped with an exercise room, card tables, a large-screen television and a library. You can also look forward to joining your fellow homeowners for happy hours, book clubs and theme parties.

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The Best in Wellness

Our wellness program encourages all-around wellness in mind, body and spirit. We’re always offering something new to keep our residents feeling engaged and healthy with comprehensive tools and programs designed to help you stay active longer.

Live Well
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A Close-Knit Neighborhood

More often than not, those who live at The Oaks become not just neighbors but friends. All of the residents watch out for each other, and you’ll enjoy spending time together at the Happy Hours and the various trips around St. Louis.

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Activities for All

We focus on creating a positive, vibrant living environment full of engaging and socially connected programs that enable our residents to thrive. Our dedicated life enrichment team finds new ways to engage residents based on their individual preferences, inspiring more time to do what they enjoy.

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You’ve earned this life, one with comfort in every moment and without worry for the future. A life like this shouldn’t feel like a far-off fantasy. It’s just around the corner, and it’s at The Oaks at Bethesda.
Jackie G. and Deb S. of The Oaks
The Oaks has turned out to be a perfect arrangement for Mom. Since the villas have lawns, she could plant her flowers. She could go on the bus trips and she could socialize with her neighbors, who since all four of her kids live out of town has provided her with a surrogate family of sorts.
— Deb S. (daughter of Jackie G.)
Liz W. and John D. of The Oaks
We have referred many people we know to The Oaks because we’ve been so pleased with our experience. We have some friends that we especially think would love living here, and we are encouraging them to join us!
— Liz W. and John D.
Jim and Karen K. of The Oaks
We were looking for a home in which we didn’t have to worry about home maintenance and housekeeping, but we enjoy cooking, so we didn’t need a place where they provide a certain number of meals for you. At the Oaks, we were able to find just what we wanted.
— Jim and Karen K.
Barb M. of The Oaks
When I decided to downsize and started my search, I was looking strictly at condos, but wasn’t pleased with what I was seeing. A friend was moving into the Oaks and wanted me to see her new place. On a whim, I looked at an available villa and that was it – one of the best moves I’ve ever made.
— Barb M.

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Independent Living Costs

It’s hard to put a price tag on your quality of life, but the cost of living matters when considering moving to an independent living community. The Oaks at Bethesda offers financial options that fit a wide variety of budgets and planning needs, and don’t be surprised if you find it to be more affordable than you think.

  • Entrance Fee Agreement — offers multiple refund options. Residents pay a one-time entrance fee based on their floor plan and chosen return option along with associated monthly fees.
  • Rental Agreement — provides monthly rental opportunities with no entrance fee.

An Average Range of Independent Living Costs at The Oaks at Bethesda:

  • Entrance Fees start at $370,000 with an Associated Monthly Fee starting at $2,845
  • OR
  • Monthly Rental Fees start at $4,800

Entrance and monthly service fees will depend on the floor plan and agreement you choose.

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Compare Your Current Housing Expenses to Costs at The Oaks at Bethesda

As you weigh the costs associated with an independent living community, you will discover that many older adults spend more living alone in their own home by paying separately for a mortgage or rent, utilities, groceries, maintenance, and home care or transportation.

Use our Cost Comparison Calculator as a quick and easy way to see how your current monthly expenses compare to monthly fees at The Oaks at Bethesda.

Homes & Floor Plans

Choose from a wide variety of floor plans that offer ample space and true comfort. The Oaks at Bethesda also offers easy access to everything you could want from a community that’s as vibrant, welcoming and unique as you are.
Villa Home — 1,650 sq. ft
Villa Home — 1,925 sq. ft
Villa Home - 2,100 Sq. Ft.
This is a sample of floor plans available at The Oaks. Please contact us to view more floor plan options and discuss pricing.

A Plan for the Future

When you make the move to a Bethesda independent senior living community, you are creating a life plan for both now and the future. That’s because Bethesda also offers an array of living options to accommodate those whose health is starting to decline, including assisted living, memory support, and 24-hour skilled nursing care. We also offer a program called Senior Support Solutions that can provide you with some assistance yet let you remain in your apartment.

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You can take comfort knowing all of these are Bethesda services, and therefore reflect the commitment to quality for which Bethesda is known. Also, it may be comforting to know that our residents get top priority in case any of these are needed.

Staying. Safer. Together.

At Bethesda, we take a very proactive stance on infection control, including providing all of our Independent Senior Living residents and staff with access to flu and COVID vaccines. We are so happy that we are helping keep our community healthy and safe!

We invite those interested in senior living to learn more about our communities and live the life you deserve.

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Moving with Ease

Designed specifically for our incoming residents, Bethesda’s Moving with Ease program simplifies the process and provides you peace of mind. Our Core Experience Team is here to make the transition from your home to your new apartment easy and stress-free.

Your Home Is in Good Hands

When you reserve your home at Bethesda, you will receive up to $3,000 worth of moving assistance through the Moving with Ease program. This benefit includes access to one or more of the following services:

  • Full-Service Movers
  • Professional Organizer and Space Planner
  • Estate Sale Referrals
  • Home Clean-Out
  • Handyman Services
  • Multiple Home Sale Options
  • Weekly House Visits During the Listing Process
  • Consistent Communication
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Embrace Your Independence at The Oaks

Discover the Bethesda Difference and enjoy an exceptional retirement lifestyle — all on your terms. Fill out the below form or call Beth, our Sales Counselor, at (314) 686-4250.