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Create Retirement Dreams in Connecticut

The Constitution State is a charming fusion of old, and new. It's where Ivy League students flourish, and 55+ retirees can find their happy place with 190 active adult communities to choose from. Connecticut's capital of Hartford was home to beloved authors Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Mark Twain, and it's picturesque river front parks will make you wonder how you ever lived any place else. Residents here will tell you your neighbors are like family, and even though the Big Apple is in close proximity, they'd never consider leaving small town charm behind.

Living in Connecticut will not leave you landlocked. In fact there's literally a geographic spot to suit anyone whether you're a beach dweller, or prefer to be tucked away in a lush mountain setting. The weather here is humid continental with warm, humid summers, and cold winters. The beauty of living in a state located along the coast, is the chance to escape the snow in favor of milder temperatures. If there were an ideal moment to savor senior living in New England, it would be during October, and November when stunning fall foliage is on display.

Economically speaking, living in Connecticut means higher cost of living. It is one of fourteen U.S states which taxes social security income, and with rivers flowing through much of the state, waterfront properties are highly desirable, but will cost you. It is however the quality of life here that makes it worth the expense, and most folks wouldn't have it any other way. Access to top rated medical facilities puts this place on the map. U.S News and World Report listed Yale-New Haven Hospital in first place, followed by Hartford, and Danbury Hospital. Many 55+ communities feature on site medical services or provide transport to nearby facilities.  

Whatever your lifestyle, Connecticut's got you covered. Urban New Haven, and Hartford offer opportunities for active adults to get out there and enjoy arts, entertainment, and night life. Experience a museum goers dream, and visit the Connecticut Impressionist Art Trail featuring 18 art museums across the state.  After spending the day soaking in the art scene, stop in at Louis' Lunch in New Haven, where it's said the first hamburger was created in 1900.  For a day by the sea, visit the charming maritime town of Mystic which features the famous Mystic Aquarium, and seaside restaurants, and shops.  South Norwalk or "SoNo" is a hip, and eclectic coastal town featuring upscale restaurants, and shopping, with a youthful vibe. A place for golf enthusiasts? Rated one of the top ten by Golf Digest, the Stanwich Club in Greenwich, has offered picture perfect scenery, and a championship course since it opened in 1964. Greenwich is known as one of the wealthiest towns in the state, and when these affluent residents come together at Stanwich, it's game on.  There is no shortage of opportunity for seniors in Connecticut, so whether you're a die hard Red Sox or Yankees fan, or just prefer an afternoon outdoors sipping the state's famous microbrew, you've come to the right place.

For a list of 55+ retirement communities in Connecticut, visit

Fairview at Oxford Greens

Newtown Woods-Townhome Collection

New Haven Country Club

The Rennaissance

Chatfield Farms by EG Home

Connecticut Top Communities