Active adults looking to retire within the New England area will love Connecticut. Although small in size, Connecticut offers retirees quaint country towns and large, vibrant cities as well as numerous attractions, endless opportunities for recreation, and exciting entertainment. The diverse landscape features beautiful rolling hills, horse farms, lush woodlands, and winding rivers as well as a four-season climate that offers a stunning display of the colorful, changing seasons. Connecticut is also known for being the birthplace of many constitutional changes during America’s early days, which provides Boomers with a great combination of rural charm, rich history, and culture. Retirees searching for the best of both worlds should check out these active adult communities found throughout Connecticut.
The Village at Oxford Greens – Oxford, CT
This Del Webb 55+ community was opened in 2004 and will host 835 residences upon completion. The Village at Oxford Greens offers retirees low-maintenance attached and single-family home designs that are tailored for active adults. They feature spacious indoor and outdoor areas for relaxing and entertaining as well as spa-like master baths, upscale finishes, open layouts, and gourmet kitchens. In addition to beautiful homes, residents also have plenty of resort-style amenities and fun activities that keep them healthy, active, and social. The welcoming atmosphere allows homeowners to build lifelong friendships as well as share similar interests with their neighbors. They can join numerous clubs and organized groups like fishing club, book club, yoga, or investment club that will keep their social calendars full.
Heritage Village – Southbury, CT
Heritage Village is an established age-restricted community that has been regarded as a tranquil, amenity-filled oasis in Western Connecticut. The community features multiple amenity centers and recreational facilities spread throughout its 1,000 pristine acres of landscape in Historic Southbury. Some of the notable amenities include an activities building, fireside lodge, sports courts, outdoor pools, arts and crafts studio, and a nine-hole and 18-hole golf course. This 2,580-home community offers homebuyers reasonably priced attached homes starting below $100k. Residences come in a variety of models and have one to three bedrooms and range in size from 955 to 1,689 square feet. These homes have open layouts, private patios or decks, fully equipped kitchens, and storage space.
Oronoque Village – Stratford, CT
Built around the Oronoque Country Club, this 55-plus community in Stratford, CT features affordable resale homes and a long list of world-class amenities in two clubhouses. Oronoque Village has a vibrant social atmosphere where residents have numerous places to gather and socialize. There are two clubhouses that include amenities to keep residents active and social such as a fitness center, hobby and game rooms, auditoriums, outdoor pools, tennis courts, and walking and biking trails. Residents also have the option of purchasing a social membership to the Oronoque Country Club where they can dine at the on-site restaurant, attend a club party in the multi-purpose room, work out in the fitness center, or play golf at the 18-hole golf course.
Regency at Prospect is a 177-acre active adult community in New Haven County, Connecticut. This 55-plus community will have just 379 attached homes upon completion and are priced starting in the high $200s. These low-maintenance homes are situated within a luxurious setting and feature first-floor master suites, lavish kitchens, elegant dining areas, vaulted ceilings, and manicured landscaping. Regency at Prospect also promotes an active and healthy lifestyle thanks to its well-appointed, 7,000 square-foot clubhouse. Residents can mingle with friends in one of the many social spaces in the clubhouse, including a card room, billiards room, ballroom, catering kitchen, or state-of-the-art fitness center.
Outdoors, homeowners can swim in the pool or lounge on the sundeck during the warmer months. The community also provides a putting green area, tennis and bocce ball courts, and garden. And with miles of walking and biking trails, residents can stay active while getting some fresh air.
Chatfield Farms – Beacon Falls, CT
Residents of this age-restricted community in Beacon Falls, CT, enjoy low-maintenance single-family homes priced from the mid $300s as well as a luxurious 10,000 square-foot clubhouse that’s packed with resort-style amenities. Chatfield Farms will have just 231 single-family homes, making it a close-knit environment where homeowners can get to know their neighbors easily. The social scene within Chatfield Farms is also very friendly thanks to its rich lineup of clubs, activities, and special interest groups. Residents can join fun clubs like book club, card clubs, and fitness clubs as well as participate in social events like Thursday night brandy and cigars, Friday pizza night, or Monday movie nights. Whatever activity residents choose to do, they are sure to stay active and busy at Chatfield Farms.
Newtown Woods – Newtown, CT
Newtown Woods offers Boomers an outstanding location in Fairfield County along with quality homes and well-appointed amenities. Buyers can choose from new or resale condos and townhomes that come in a variety of designs, sizes, and price points. Residents also have access to the 5,800 square-foot clubhouse that has a long list of amenities for an exciting and active lifestyle. Homeowners can stay healthy by working out in the fitness center, relaxing in the sauna, mingle with neighbors in the gathering room or over a drink at the bar. Outdoors, they can swim a few laps in the sparkling and heated pool or lounge with a good book on the spacious patio. Neighbors can challenge each other on the bocce ball court or take scenic strolls along the community’s peaceful walking and biking trails.
The Summit at Bethel is a luxurious active adult community located in the Danbury Area in Connecticut. It was opened in 2010 and will have 232 attached homes at completion. Buyers can choose from a variety of home designs that range in size from 1,780 to 2,594 square feet and feature cathedral ceilings, large master suites, elegant kitchens, and spacious floor plans. These homes also have two or three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Active adults will also love the community’s notable amenities, which include a 5,600 square-foot clubhouse called The Summit Club. It has a fitness center, yoga studio, saunas, billiards room with a bar, game room, and art studio. Residents also gather in the clubhouse’s catering kitchen to attend cooking lessons or the grand hall for parties and banquet events. Homeowners maintain an active lifestyle outdoors thanks to the recreational facilities that include a swimming pool, tennis and bocce ball court, and scenic walking and biking trails. The Summit at Bethel allows residents to enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle thanks to the homeowners’ association fee that takes care of exterior home care, snow removal, landscaping, trash pick up, and clubhouse upkeep.