Experience Life In the Big Apple
New York state is the one destination aside from L.A that our neighbors from across the pond flock to for the ultimate American experience. Known for being a major immigration hub, New York has become a melting pot of cultures making it one of the most diverse states in the U.S. From the bright lights, and towering architecture, to rural upstate living, Baby Boomers, and retirees have access to 110 55+, and active lifestyle communities with all the amenities this beautiful state has to offer.
About New York
Nicknamed the Empire State, or the Big Apple, New York isn't all skyscrapers, and pavement. Outside of the metropolitan hustle, and bustle, New York is home to the Adirondack, and Catskill mountains as well as majestic Niagara Falls. The climate is considered humid subcontinental with snowy winters, and warm humid summers. New York's natural beauty is at its best during the spring, and fall months with a showcase of vibrant colors, and mild temperatures. Active adults can enjoy the bounty of each season with a variety of outdoor recreation including boating, fishing, and hiking.
Cost of Living
Cost of living in New York is high compared to other states with a median home value of $616K according to Zillow. AARP listed Cornell University's Ithaca, New York as one of more affordable cities in the state with home prices averaging under $200K. While the overall state tax burden is the second highest in the country, New York does not tax social security, military, or civil service pension. One money saving aspect to living in New York particularly if you'd rather not hassle city traffic, is the efficient public transit system, and walkable downtown. It's a great way to trim your waistline, and your wallet!
The Community Life
From rental, and manufactured, to resort style golf communities, New York offers 55+ retirees an array of options for an active lifestyle. The luxurious 55+ community of Regency at Wappinger-Villas in Wappingers Falls is a beautiful age-restricted community in the Hudson River Valley with plenty of amenities, and low maintenance living. If urban living is more your style, The Sutton in New York, NY is a gorgeous condominium community featuring elegant architectural details with all the convenience of being in the city.
Activities and Entertainment
New York literally has it all when it comes to entertainment, dining, and recreation. A culinary paradise, one can find every style of cuisine imaginable for the ultimate palate pleasing experience. From the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, to a picnic in historic Central Park, one could probably live here for years, and not see and do everything this state has to offer. Taking in a Broadway show, ringing in the New Year in Times Square, or venturing on a breathtaking hike through the mountains, is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to active senior living in this diverse state. Experience a rewarding lifestyle, with endless amenities at your fingertips. Whatever your flavor, New York is an exciting state for anyone looking for the perfect retirement destination.
Regency at Wappinger-Villas
Enclave at Pleasantville
Wildflowers at Wallkill
The Retreat at Carmel