Step into the 55+ community Oronoque Village, and it's like living in your own private cottage in the woods. That's because the homes here were designed to naturally complement the surrounding 300 acres of lush landscapes, wooded areas and the gorgeous greens of the on-site golf course, all throughout the four seasons of this Stratford, Connecticut active adult community.
Residences at Oronoque Village
Built between 1971 and 1977 on farmlands and apple orchards, Oronoque Village offers 929 attached homes. Architects from the local area and San Francisco worked together to create a style from designs of the New England saltbox, the Swiss chalet and the Northern California cottage, for a house that is truly unique.
Most of the homes are designed with outstanding views of the Village grounds and golf course. There are seven floor plans: Cooper, Emerson, Hawthorne, Peabody, Thoreau, Wolcott and Whittier all with square footage from 1,600 and up. In fact, Oronoque Village prides itself on the fact that most of the condos are comparable to the size of a small house, making the community perfect for those who want to downsize their maintenance responsibilities but not necessarily their homes.
With one-car garages as well as ample closet and storage space, plus lower levels that can be transformed into offices and dens, residents have plenty of room for relaxing, entertaining, and living. And although these homes were built in the '70s, they are not outdated.
Over the years, the Village's Maintenance Department has maintained and upgraded exteriors, and the interiors have been renovated and updated with new features. That worry-free and maintenance-free lifestyle is just one of the reasons that residents have chosen to live at Oronoque Village, located near the city of New Haven. The monthly association fee pays for not only the exterior building maintenance, but also landscaping, snow plowing, fiber optic cable, trash and recycling pick-up, and security service—plus use of all facilities.
Residents automatically become social members of the on-site Oronoque Country Club, allowing them full access to the clubhouse restaurant and bar, plus limited golf-playing privileges.
For those who want full playing privileges, the club gives a substantial discount on its fees. But the activities offered at Oronoque Village don't start and end with golf because residents have an abundance of sports and clubs to keep them engaged on a daily basis. Oronoque Village features two community buildings, one on the northern side of the village and another on the southern half. Both have kitchens, auditoriums, meeting rooms, activity rooms, and outdoor barbecue areas with grills.
The South Building also has table tennis, an outdoor bocce ball court and the Fitness Center, while the North Building has a pool table, indoor golf driving range, putting green, and library. In addition, the grounds contain three pools, one of which is a children's pool for visiting family, five soft-surface tennis courts in stadium-like settings, and Mini-Farm gardening plots for those residents who want to grow their own vegetables.
For woodsy charm and premier amenities in a New England atmosphere, active adults looking for a 55+ community in Connecticut have the perfect choice in Oronoque Village.