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Welcome to a whole new way of living at Beacon Hill.

Expect to be surprised.

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The Vistas at Beacon Hill are specifically designed for active, independent people who are ready to live their retirement to the fullest. The Vistas features lots of upscale amenities both in your home and steps from your door, from an indoor pool and fitness center to four unique restaurants. It’s the perfect home base for travelers and lovers of the Grand Rapids social scene. Our chauffeur service will drop you anywhere you want to go, from downtown Grand Rapids to downtown Chicago — and, of course, the airport.

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What amenities do you offer?
  • Indoor parking
  • Extra storage
  • Farm-to-fork, chef-inspired cuisine featured in 4 different restaurants
  • Auditorium
  • Transportation
  • Game room
  • Wellness Center
  • Community Garden
  • Beauty salon
  • Beautiful gardens
  • Full concierge services
  • Housekeeping and linen services
  • Transportation
  • Wireless internet
Where can I see the pricing?

We anticipate having pricing in late Fall 2019.
Call Laurie Freshour at 616-608-8254 for further details.

What is the projected opening date?

We plan to open The Vistas in Summer 2021.

Do you have covered parking?

Yes, we have indoor parking. Garages are kept at a mild 60 degrees. Just think, no brushing off snow in the winter months!

Do you have open meeting spaces for large groups?

Yes, we offer a variety of spaces throughout the Community, including an Arts and Crafts Room, Community Room, Auditorium, Club Room and Library. The new building will also feature common spaces on each floor to host a variety of activities, from business meetings, to social gatherings, to book clubs, to shuffleboard.

What exercise and wellness options do you offer?

We offer a wide range of fitness programs to incorporate all our residents’ exercise preferences. This includes an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool hot tub and fully equipped fitness center. Plus, there are group activities, games and exercise classes, including Yo-lates (a combination of yoga and Pilates) AquaFit and Water Aerobics, Tai Chi, Gentle Beginnings, and seasonal outdoor lawn activities such as badminton and corn hole.

What type of food options do you offer?

Beacon Hill’s restaurant-style philosophy affords residents, family and friends several different dining venue options. Our bistro and bake shop with a wood-fired oven serves quick and easy, made-to-order food. The Garden Café, with indoor and outdoor seating, serves farm-to-fork fare and sits just steps away from our beautiful community garden. Our Club Room and classic dining rooms offer residents a more upscale dining experience in a casual atmosphere. Together, we can accommodate all types of appetites in each dining experience.

Do you have Gluten Free and Vegan options on your menus?

Yes. We can accommodate many diets—just ask!

Will I be able to bring my pet?

Yes. We are a pet-friendly community.

Can I bring friends and family to meals at Beacon Hill?

Absolutely. We are happy to help you host any number of guests in the variety of our dining venues. Should you want to host a special occasion or event, you can simply contact our Service and Events Manager to work through all the personalized details you desire.

Do you have a transportation service that goes to downtown Grand Rapids?

Yes. We have 2 chauffeurs at your service to drive you downtown or around town in one of our fleet of vehicles: a Town Car, Cadillac and 18-passenger bus. We can take you to medical appointments, shopping trips, out for dinner and a movie, or to the theatre. Transportation is simply booked through our Concierge.

Is housekeeping included in my monthly fees?

Yes. Each apartment home is assigned a personal housekeeper who provides weekly cleaning visits.

Do you have guest suites available for out of town guests to stay overnight?

Yes. We offer 2 hotel-style suites for your guests to stay in. Each suite features a full bath, kitchenette and bedroom with additional seating.

When will the floor plans be available?

We anticipate having floor plans available late Fall 2019.

How many people will live in this community, and how many apartment homes will there be?

Currently, Beacon Hill is home to about 225 independent living residents. The Vistas will feature 26 new apartment homes where up to 52 residents could reside.

Is it possible to visit the site?

The site of The Vistas is where a Medical Office Building (MOB) currently sits, at 1945 Boston Street. This building is on the northeast side of our campus, just north of the B-Wing of the main Independent Living building.

Is there extra storage available?

Yes, upon move-in you will receive a storage unit at no charge.

Do I have to take my meals at Beacon Hill?

No, at Beacon Hill we have a flexible meal program. You can eat at any of our dining venues as often as desired or prepare your own meals in your own kitchen

If I need rehabilitation, where do I go?

As a full Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), we offer onsite rehabilitation in our Mary and Martha Center, which is connected by a bridge to our main Independent living building.

Meet The Vistas Community Host

Please meet John Steketee, your Vistas Community Host. He’s dedicated to helping you in any way he can, whether it’s familiarizing you with Beacon Hill and all of our amenities, or giving you the low-down on Grand Rapids and West Michigan if you’re new to the area. As a life-long resident, John is the perfect guide.

“I’m looking forward to meeting our newest residents and welcoming them to the Beacon Hill family,” says John. He will acquaint you with all that’s available here, whether it’s a tai-chi class, a chauffeur-driven Cadillac ride to downtown Grand Rapids (or Chicago), or a lecture at one of our many colleges and universities. Options abound and you can choose to participate in as many or as few as you wish.

John will ensure that Vistas residents can easily arrange and attend activities not only at Beacon Hill, but throughout the community. That shouldn’t be too hard for a fifth-generation Grand Rapidian. “It’s home,” he says, “I like the size of the city and I like the openness of the people. We’re West Michigan nice.”


Each of our brand-new, spacious one- and two-bedroom units has beautifully-appointed features and amenities you might not expect. Like granite countertops, large walk-in closets and upgraded kitchens. Enjoy your morning coffee on your private balcony or patio. The open floor plan and sunny picture windows fill your home with light and have the perfect ambiance both for a quiet day at home or entertaining friends and family.

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1,467 square feet
2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment w/patio or balcony


The demolition of the medical office building is now complete. This time-lapse video shows the process from start to finish! We can’t wait to get started with construction on the Vistas. Stay tuned for more updates on the process before the grand opening of the Vistas in the summer of 2021.

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