Independent Living

The majority of Kendal at Oberlin’s living spaces are cottages and apartments for independent living. Cottages are spread across the campus and are connected by a series of covered and lighted walkways. The two-story apartment building is connected directly to the Heiser Community Center, with easy access to dining rooms, library, creative workplaces, auditorium and well-equipped fitness center.

What is Independent Living?

Independent Living offers a range of campus views, that may include ponds, wetland, and woodland areas. Walking trails surround these living spaces, providing plenty of opportunity to enjoy the beauty of nature.

Floor Plans

Kendal has been actively updating cottages and apartments for independent living, making them brighter and more energy-efficient. Floor plans range from a studio-style efficiency, up to a two-bedroom with den deluxe with two full baths (over 1,800 square feet). We are well into the process of updating our classic cottages, adding bright open kitchens, extended living room space with vaulted ceilings and new heating and cooling systems.



The two-story apartment building includes residences that range in size from a cozy studio suite to a spacious two-bedroom + den apartment. Recent updates are opening kitchen spaces, enhancing lighting and installing quieter climate control systems.

Renovated Cottages

Renovated Cottages

These single-floor homes range from a comfortable studio to a bright and airy two-bedroom + den space. Arranged in clusters of mixed sizes, these are spacious homes with open kitchens, large windows and efficient storage space.

Newer Cottages

Newer Cottages

Added to the campus between 2006 and 2011, these are larger spaces with features like 10-foot ceilings, utility rooms and walk-in closets. Newer cottages range in size from a one-bedroom space to a two-bedroom + den deluxe home with 1,874 square feet.

couple in cottage kitchen preparing a meal

Included Amenities

  • One meal for each day of the month
  • Heat/Air Conditioning
  • Electricity
  • Water and Sewer
  • Trash Removal
  • Snow Removal
  • Outside and Inside Maintenance
  • Groundskeeping
  • Limited local transportation – within Lorain County

Additional Services for a Fee

  • Specialty Maintenance
  • Beauty Salon
  • Barber Shop

Would You Like to Learn More About Independent Living at Kendal?

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