The New York area is full of affordable active adult communities.

The New York area is full of affordable active adult communities.

Active adults from New York looking for a 55+ community will find everything they need in their home state. Baby boomers either looking for a second home, finding a home closer to family, or simply downsizing to decrease maintenance have several communities in New York that provide the amenities and lifestyle so many 55+ communities offer but at a fraction of the price. Whether it’s resale or new construction, active adults looking for a deal can find great options in these communities.    

Greenwood Village – Manorville

This resale-only community provides homeowners with a low cost of living all while being near New York City. Construction on Greenwood Village started in 1980 and was completed in 2000 with 512 homes. Prospective homeowners can choose between attached homes or eight distinct single-family floor plans.

What makes Greenwood Village such a bargain is the long list of amenities the community offers. These center around the clubhouse, which features an exercise room, great room, game room, and woodworking shop, among others. Outdoors, there’s a pool with patio, tennis court, bocce ball courts, shuffleboard courts, and walking trails. Homes in Greenwood Village start below $100k and top off in the mid $100s.

Leisure Village – Ridge

Another Long Island community where residents can really find a bargain is Leisure Village. This attached-home community was completed in 1986 but its many amenities have been updated since then. Those amenities include a 25,000 square-foot clubhouse with a fitness room, hobby and game room, ceramics studio, woodworking shop, and billiards. There are plenty of outdoor amenities too, most notably a 9-hole golf course. There’s also an outdoor pool, five shuffleboard courts, three bocce ball courts, and a putting green. Leisure Village features everything an active adult needs, including quick access to New York City. There are eleven different floor plans in the community ranging from below $100 to the mid $200s.

Jefferson Village – Yorktown Heights

Jefferson Village is a condominium community located in the popular Carmel Area and features 1,000 homes. Construction on the community started in 1967 and was completed in 1982. There are five different floor plans in the community ranging from 843 to 1,555 square feet of living space.

The community clubhouse includes a fitness center, arts and crafts studio, library, and billiards room. Outdoors, residents have access to an outdoor pool and spa, two tennis courts, horseshoe pits, and gardening plots. Jefferson Village is a leafy, well-maintained community with homes starting in the low $100s and going into the mid $300s.

Woodcrest at Jacobs Hill – Cortlandt

One of the newer communities on the list, Woodcrest at Jacobs Hill is a quaint community that was completed in 2010. There are 58 condominiums in the community that come in five different floor plans.

Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness room, community room, media room, great room, card room, catering kitchen, and billiard rooms. Outdoors, residents enjoy the pool with patio, walking trails, and a gazebo. With low-maintenance condos, a prime location, and modern amenities, Woodcrest at Jacobs Hill is a perfect active adult community for those looking to downsize. The homes in this community start in the high $100s and peak in the low $200s.

Glenwood Village – Riverhead

Construction on Glenwood Village started in 1959 and is still expanding today. The community is located in East Long Island so residents will find it easy to get to New York City. There are currently 588 single-family homes in the community that are offered in two different collections: Glenwood Oaks and Glenwood Village. There are 13 different floor plans in the Glenwood Oaks collection and six in Glenwood Village.

Amenities include a recreation center with exercise room, catering kitchen, aerobics and dance studio, library, and billiards. Outdoors, residents enjoy the bocce ball courts, shuffleboard courts, putting green, and, of course, the outdoor pool. Besides New York City, homeowners are never far from several beaches. Homes at Glenwood Village start below $100k and go into the high $200s.