When it comes to dining, today’s active adult homebuyers have better options than ever before. Many retirement communities are located near restaurants, but a large number of communities also have on-site eateries. Some are cozy cafes or pubs, while others offer full-service dining. What's on the menu at these eateries? Modern facilities, relaxing ambiances, and high-quality dishes.
Taking a look at New York real estate, we've found six active lifestyle communities that have on-site restaurants or convenient dining facilities.
High $200s - Low $700s
Though Heritage Hills is not age-restricted, it's a master-planned community designed for active lifestyles. This established, gated community is in the beautiful Hudson River Valley, and it has 2,600 resale condo and single-family homes.
In addition to having restaurants on its property, Heritage Hills has a clubhouse with an exercise room and sauna, crafts studios, and gathering rooms. Another great perk is the Somers Pointe Country Club, which is right in the neighborhood. There are also five outdoor swimming pools; tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball courts; gardening plots; and a long list of clubs and activities.
Heritage Hills has a limited number of detached homes ranging from around 1,200 to 1,700 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. The majority of homes in this neighborhood are condos ranging from 955 to 1,909 square feet with one to three bedrooms, one to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and carports or attached garages. Options include eat-in kitchens and private backyards with patios. The homeowners’ association (HOA) fee covers trash and snow removal and exterior maintenance.
High $400s - Mid $1Ms
This gated, 55+ community in West Long Island is geared for downsizing, with 1,200 resale condo and attached homes. It also has a golf course that homeowners may join for an additional fee. The restaurant and bar are inside the 30,000-square-foot clubhouse which also has an indoor and outdoor pool, tennis courts, saunas, a fitness center, and a multipurpose room. Residents of The Greens at Half Hollow also get together for golf games, holiday fairs, and musical performances.
The two condo models are sized at 1,100 or 1,140 square feet with two bedrooms, one-and-a-half or two bathrooms, and private outdoor space. Upgrades include granite countertops and vaulted ceilings. The five attached models range from 1,940 to 3,200 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached garages. Upgrades include vaulted ceilings, eat-in kitchens, hardwood floors, and Mediterranean-style courtyard entries. The HOA fee covers certain community amenities.
High $400s - Low $1Ms
Meadowbrook Pointe Athletic Club & Spa is also in West Long Island, with 720 resale condo and attached homes. The gated property was completed in 2016, just minutes from Eisenhower Park and Nassau University Medical Center.
Meadowbrook is a 62+ community with resort-style amenities at its private clubhouse. Here, residents can grab a bite to eat, work out at the fitness center and aerobics studio, and swim at the indoor and outdoor pools. Additional amenities include a golf simulator, a business center, a spa, a ballroom, and bocce ball and tennis courts.
The luxury models range from 970 to 3,359 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchens, stainless steel appliances, luxuriously appointed designer bathrooms, and plenty of parking. The HOA fee provides for community management and maintenance services.
Mid $500s - Low $600s
Moving towards East Long Island, we find the gated Meadowbrook Pointe Links & Spa, a 55+ community slated for 280 new and resale attached homes. It features a golf course setting, world-class amenities, and maintenance-free living.
The sports bar and lounge is located in the elegant clubhouse, and it's the perfect place to relax after playing golf or working out at the fitness center. There's also a ballroom, a hobby room, an outdoor pool, and pickleball, bocce ball, and tennis courts. As an added convenience, there's a beauty salon here that offers hair, nail, facial, and wellness services.
The eight attached floor plans range from 1,523 to 2,191 square feet with one to two bedrooms, two-and-a-half to three bathrooms, and an attached one- or two-car garage. You can expect to find features like dens, patios, nine-foot ceilings, wood cabinetry, and basements in these well-appointed homes.
Low $400s - Mid $500s
Also in East Long Island, Stoneleigh Woods at Riverhead is a gated retirement community that will have 176 attached new and resale homes when completed. Its desirable location is less than five miles south of the Long Island Sound near Peconic Bay Medical Center.
Stoneleigh Woods’s private clubhouse has a catering kitchen and bar for entertaining, along with a cozy fireplace lounge, a great room, and a multipurpose room. There's also an exercise room, a heated outdoor pool, a cabana, and an outdoor bar.
The four attached, two-story models offer 1,942 to 2,107 square feet, two bedrooms, two-and-a-half or three bathrooms, front and back patios, and one-car garages. Additional features include first-floor master bedrooms, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and cathedral ceilings. The HOA fee provides for lawn care, trash pickup, and snow removal.
High $600s - Low $800s
This newer active adult community is also in Long Island, and it will have 124 new homes when work is complete. Harvest Pointe’s enviable location places it on the North Fork of Long Island, an area known for its wineries, golf clubs, and proximity to the Long Island Sound.
This high-end neighborhood has a wonderful clubhouse with a kitchen and bar for entertaining, a wine cellar, a great room/entertainment center, a fireplace lounge, an exercise room, and an outdoor pool. Additional perks include an outdoor barbecue area, bocce ball, tennis, walking trails, and a car charging station.
The four models range from 1,600 to 2,000 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, first-floor master suites with walk-in closets, unfinished basements, front and back porches, and attached two-car garages.