Cities with Independent Living Communities in New York

The Bristal at York Avenue

  1622 York Avenue
New York, NY 10028


Sunrise of West Babylon

  580 Montauk Hwy
West Babylon, NY 11704

Sunrise of Dix Hills

  337 Deer Park Avenue
Dix Hills, NY 11746

Elderwood Village at Bassett Park

  245 Bassett Road
Williamsville, NY 14221

Brookdale East Side

  7164 East Genesee Street
Fayetteville, NY 13066

Elderwood Village at Vestal

  505 Clubhouse Road
Vestal, NY 13850

Elderwood Village at Greece

  1404 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Elderwood Village at Fairport

  7 Chardonnay Drive
Fairport, NY 14450

Elderwood Village at Colonie

  626 Watervliet Shaker Road
Latham, NY 12110

Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield

  100 Crestwood Court
Wheatfield, NY 14304

Canterbury Woods Williamsville

  705 Renaissance Drive
Williamsville, NY 14221

Atria Bay Shore

  53 Ocean Avenue
Bay Shore, NY 11706

Atria Woodlands

  1017 Saw Mill River Road
Ardsley, NY 10502

Atria East Northport

  10 Cheshire Place
East Northport, NY 11731

Atria Briarcliff Manor

  1025 Pleasantville Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

The Bristal Assisted Living at Holtsville

  5535 Expressway Drive North
Holtsville, NY 11742


Atria Greece

  150 Towngate Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Atria Penfield

  2006 Five Mile Line Road
Penfield, NY 14526

Peregrine Senior Living at Crossgate

  140 Washington Avenue Ext.
Albany, NY 12203

Atria Glen Cove

  146 Glen Street
Glen Cove, NY 11542

Atria on the Hudson

  321 North Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562

Atria Tanglewood

  125 Ocean Avenue
Lynbrook, NY 11563

Atria Plainview

  12 Washington Avenue
Plainview, NY 11803

Atria Forest Hills

  112-50 72nd Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Atria Lynbrook

  100 Peninsula Blvd
Lynbrook, NY 11563

Atria Huntington

  165 Beverly Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746

Atria South Setauket

  4089 Nesconset Highway
South Setauket, NY 11720

Atria Park of Great Neck

  51 Great Neck Road
Great Neck, NY 11021

Atria West 86

  333 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024

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

Atria Riverdale

  3718-3726 Henry Hudson Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10463

Atria Kew Gardens

  117-01 84th Avenue
Kew Gardens, NY 11418

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

Castle Senior Living at Forest Hills

  10825 Horace Harding Expy
Corona, NY 11368

Atria Cutter Mill

  96 Cutter Mill Road
Great Neck, NY 11021

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 Retirement Communities?
Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.

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