Residents at Fairfield at St. James live in a friendly community where neighbors become quick friends.

Residents at Fairfield at St. James live in a friendly community where neighbors become quick friends.

When active adults are planning their next phase of life but don't want to leave behind the New York style of living they know and love, they should look no further than Fairfield at St. James, a 55+ community located in Smithtown on Long Island. With numerous amenities and activities right on site but all the best of Long Island just minutes away, Fairfield  at St. James is the perfect choice for today's Baby Boomers.

Built between 1972 and 1989, Fairfield at St. James has 653 homes, mostly condominium units but some townhomes. The condos range in size from 1,100 to 1,600 square feet and usually have up to two bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, a one-car garage or driveway, and a private balcony or patio. The townhomes typically have three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, with either a garage or driveway.

Fairfield at St. James has not one but three pools, one indoor and two outdoor, for swimming day or night or no matter what the weather. With a fitness center and two tennis courts, residents have plenty of ways to stay active. Plus, the clubhouse offers a variety of activities for socialization, including billiards, monthly meetings and guest speakers. There also are meeting rooms for gatherings and a library for quiet time. Two active groups, Twin Ponds Senior Club and the Tender Years Group, round out the multitude of activities available. For the philanthropists, fund-raiser luncheons and food drives are part of Fairfield's offerings.

Throughout the picturesque community there is a patio as well as a scenic pond and gazebo for residents to enjoy. For those who want to venture elsewhere, the nearby Avalon Park & Preserve has miles of walking trails surrounded by a natural habitat. Veterans Memorial Park is one mile down the road, and seven miles away is the Blydenburgh County Park. Those who prefer walks on the beach can kick up the sand at the private town beaches in Nissequogue, also located near Fairfield at St. James. Golfers can choose from more than a dozen local courses, while enthusiasts can enjoy the drinks and scenery at the area Whisper Vineyards.

For shopping and entertainment, residents need only drive a half-mile to Lowe's, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods Market and AMC Loews movie theater can be found along Nesconset Highway. Residents are provided with bus service to the local area, or if they prefer to drive, Interstate 495 is less than ten miles away. For destinations outside of New York, Long Island MacArthur Airport is a half-hour away.

Knowing that all of Long Island's offerings are still so close by, with a multitude of options for keeping them entertained at home, active adults have an ideal choice with Fairfield at St. James.