Oxford has flourished in recent years as the university has grown, but the small town also has become a great place to retire and a new assisted living and retirement community is expected by next fall.
Ridgeland-based developer Cardinal Ventures is the building vision behind The Blake at Oxford assisted living and memory care community. The facility will be located at 110 Ed Perry Blvd. in Oxford Commons adjacent to the Oxford Conference Center.
Estimated at $15 million in turnkey development costs, the 100-unit, 85,000-square-foot community will be the newest addition to the Blake portfolio. The company also has facilities in Flowood, Ridgeland, Gulf Breeze, Florida, Daphne, Alabama, and Lafayette, Louisiana.
“Our firms is targeting active, vibrant areas,” Harrison Young, vice president with Cardinal Ventures, said. “Although Oxford is a little smaller than the metropolitan areas we usually choose, it’s an atypical community with fantastic benefits. For example, Oxford is one of the top retirement destinations in the country anchored by a top university. The advantage of locating a senior facility in a university town is not just about education opportunities for residents — it means that The Blake at Oxford community will have access to all kinds of activities including great sporting events, museums, the Ford Center and many cultural enrichment options.”
The Blake at Oxford broke ground in August with a slated opening date of fall 2015. When completed, The Blake at Oxford will provide impeccable assisted living and memory care services. The community will offer fine and casual dining, salon services, outpatient therapy, theatre room, activity room and outdoor activity courts and courtyards. The variety of suites offers flexible floor plans, kitchenettes, courtyard views, Juliet balconies and individual climate controls.
For more on the community visit The Blake’s website.
Amelia Camurati is editor-in-chief of HottyToddy.com and can be reached at email@example.com.
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