Exterior view of the activities center at Glenwood Village in Riverhead, New York

An affordable retirement in New York is easier than many active adults might think.

Active adults from New York looking for a 55+ community will find everything they need in their home state. Retirees seeking a second home, a property closer to family, or a smaller residence have several communities in New York to choose from. These options provide the amenities and lifestyle that many 55+ communities offer but at a fraction of the price.

Whether it’s resale or new construction, there are many affordable homes for sale in these New York communities.

Greenwood Village - Manorville, NY

Below $100k - Mid $100s

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, a great room, a game room, and a woodworking shop, among others. Outdoors, there’s a pool with a patio, a tennis court, bocce ball courts, shuffleboard courts, and walking trails.

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Leisure Village - Ridge, NY

Below $100k - Low $300s

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, a hobby and game room, a ceramics studio, a woodworking shop, and billiards. There are plenty of outdoor amenities too—most notably a nine-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.

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Jefferson Village - Yorktown Heights, NY

Mid $100s - Low $500s

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. Within the community, there are five floor plans ranging from 843 to 1,555 square feet.

The clubhouse includes a fitness center, an arts and crafts studio, a library, and a billiards room. Outdoors, residents have access to an outdoor pool and spa, two tennis courts, horseshoe pits, and gardening plots.

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Woodcrest at Jacobs Hill - Cortlandt, NY

High $100s - Low $200s

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

Amenities include a clubhouse, a fitness room, a community room, a media room, a great room, a card room, a catering kitchen, and billiard rooms. Outdoors, residents enjoy the pool, patio, walking trails, and 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.

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Glenwood Village - Riverhead, NY

Below $100k - High $200s

Construction on Glenwood Village started in 1959, and the community is still expanding today. Glenwood Village 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 offered in two home collections: Glenwood Oaks and Glenwood Village. There are 13 floor plans in the Glenwood Oaks collection and six in Glenwood Village.

Amenities include a recreation center with an exercise room, a catering kitchen, an aerobics and dance studio, a 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 also near several beaches.

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