The Community of Thornton Oaks promotes itself as "a senior living retirement community." It consists of private, single family homes for sale, and rental apartments. The private townhomes consist of 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 1-car attached garages. The community promotes them as New England "cottage-style" residences.
Community amenities include community center, exercise room, swimming pool, lounge, dining room, and sunroom.
Rental apartments have 1 to 2 bedrooms, with 1 to 2 baths.
Access to the Thornton Oaks Community is from Baribeau Drive onto Thornton Way.