Cities with 55 Plus Living Communities in New York

The Bristal at York Avenue

  1622 York Avenue
New York, NY 10028


Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield

  100 Crestwood Court
Wheatfield, NY 14304

Canterbury Woods Williamsville

  705 Renaissance Drive
Williamsville, NY 14221

Castle Pointe at Baywinde

  200 Kidd Castle Way
Webster, NY 14580

Quail Summit

  5102 Parrish Street Extension
Canandaigua, NY 14424

The Bristal Assisted Living at West Babylon

  520 Montauk Highway
West Babylon, NY 11704


The Bristal Assisted Living Lake Grove

  2995 Middle Country Road
Lake Grove, NY 11755


The Bristal Assisted Living at Armonk

  90 Business Park Drive
Armonk, NY 10504


The Bristal Assisted Living at Massapequa

  400 County Line Road
Massapequa, NY 11758


The Bristal Assisted Living at North Hills

  99 South Service Road
North Hills, NY 11040


The Bristal Assisted Living at North Woodmere

  477 Hungry Harbor Road
North Woodmere, NY 11581


Brookdale Battery Park City

  455 North End Ave.
New York, NY 10282

Brookdale Summerfield

  100 Summerfield Village Lane
Syracuse, NY 13215

Holiday Fleming Point

  720 Latta Road
Rochester, NY 14612

Brookdale Clinton

  99 Brookside Drive
Clinton, NY 13323

Atria Rye Brook

  1200 King Street
Rye Brook, NY 10573

Towne Center Retirement

  3900 Medical Center Drive
Fayetteville, NY 13066


Parkrose Estates

  7251 Janus Park Dr
Liverpool, NY 13088


Solstice Senior Living at East Amherst

  6363 Transit Road
East Amherst, NY 14051

Solstice Senior Living at Fairport

  55 Ayrault Road
Fairport, NY 14450

Holiday Maple Downs

  7220 E Genesee Street
Fayetteville, NY 13066

The Gables at Brighton

  2001 S. Clinton Ave.
Rochester, NY 14618

The Amberleigh

  2330 Maple Road
Williamsville, NY 14221

Elison Independent Living of Orchard Glen

  6055 Armor Duells Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127

Diamond Ridge

  59 Harris Road
Troy, NY 12182

Eddy Hawthorne Ridge

  30 Community Way
East Greenbush, NY 12061

The Glen at Hiland Meadows

  39 Longview Drive
Queensbury, NY 12804

Glen Eddy

  One Glen Eddy Drive
Niskayuna, NY 12309


  40 Autumn Drive
Slingerlands, NY 12159

Beechwood at Eddy Memorial

  2218 Burdett Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

Avila Retirement Community

  100 White Pine Drive
Albany, NY 12203

Kittay Senior Apartments

  2550 Webb Avenue
Bronx, NY 10468

Flushing House

  38-20 Bowne Street
Flushing, NY 11354


Atria Hertlin Place

  675 Portion Road
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

St. Ann's Community

  1500 Portland Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621

The Bristal Assisted Living at East Northport

  760 Larkfield Road
East Northport, NY 11731


The Bristal at Bethpage

  1075 Stewart Avenue
Bethpage, NY 11714


What are Active Adult and 55+ Communities?
Active Adult and 55+ Communities are geared towards older adults who are able to live independently and who don’t require the services that retirement, assisted living or memory care communities provide.  Many residents still work full- or part-time.  For those seniors who desire a low-maintenance lifestyle, often with resort-like amenities and organized social activities, an active adult or 55+ community may be the right option.  These communities fall into two categories:

1) Age-Restricted – For 55+ communities, in order to comply with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995, one person must be aged 55 or older in at least 80% of the occupied housing units.  The other 20% of the homes are open to younger adults, sometimes with a minimum age that is established by the community, creating the 80/20 rule.  If the minimum age in the community is 62, then all residents must be aged 62 or older.

2) Age-targeted – These communities are marketed towards the 55+ population, with amenities that promote an active adult lifestyle, but there are no age restrictions.

The types of homes in an active adult neighborhood vary from community to community, as do the range of services and amenities provided.  From small apartments to two- or three-bedroom single-family homes with attached garages, there’s a broad range of housing options available, with many communities offering multiple home styles.  Communities can offer luxurious, resort-like features with multiple, daily planned activities, or be lower-engagement with more simple amenities.  The term “active” adult does not necessarily mean physically active, although these communities often have facilities that help foster a more physically active lifestyle.  Events and outings that encourage social activity are common, and opportunities for mental stimulation, through cultural excursions and enrichment classes, may also be scheduled.  Amenities may include:

Tennis and pickleball courts
Walking trails
Fitness centers and exercise classes
Gathering spaces such as a clubhouse or lounge
Planned social activities
Classes and lectures
Clubs and interest groups

There are many benefits to living in an Active Adult or 55+ Community.  These benefits include:

Location – these communities are often located near shopping, parks, restaurants, office buildings and local attractions
Low-maintenance living – exterior home maintenance and lawn care are usually provided
Neighbors of similar age – being in close proximity to people in the same stage of life makes it easier to form new friendships
Amenities – facilities and programs that promote better health, strengthen social bonds and improve or maintain mental sharpness will help keep seniors vibrant and happy

When searching for an Active Adult Community, be sure to keep in mind which amenities are best suited to your lifestyle, choose a location that provides access to what is important to you and take any rules or fees into account.

Use our US map above to begin your search for Active Adult and 55+ communities. Our search results include pictures, floor plans, contact info and pricing where available.

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