East Long Island, NY 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

The East Long Island area offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural attractions, and a relaxed coastal lifestyle. With its stunning beaches, vineyards, and parks, there are ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, including boating, hiking, and wine tasting. Proximity to New York City allows residents to easily access world-class healthcare facilities and cultural events while enjoying a quieter, more serene living environment by the sea.

The East Long Island area offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural attractions, and a relaxed coastal lifestyle. With its stunning beaches, vineyards, and parks, there are ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, including boating, hiking, and wine tasting. Proximity to New York City allows residents to easily access world-class healthcare facilities and cultural events while enjoying a quieter, more serene living environment by the sea.

East Long Island Climate & Geography

Active adult communities in East Long Island, unlike the western portions of Long Island and New York City, experience a mostly temperate climate compared to the rest of the state. Nassau County, Suffolk's western neighbor, experiences higher than average snowfall and rainfall than the rest of the country. Suffolk County, on the other hand, has slightly more days of sun than the rest of the country and enjoys cooler summers and warmer winters, giving East Long Island the reputation of providing respite for season-dreary city-dwellers. Although only slightly cooler in the summer than Nassau County, the eastern tip of the East Long Island's Atlantic breeze refreshes on the hottest of summer days, especially in the Hamptons and Shelter Island, making it a more comfortable environment.

Age-restricted communities in East Long Island are bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south, Long Island Sound to the north, and Nassau County to the west. The eastern end of East Long Island is comprised of two forks known as the North Fork and the South Fork. East Long Island is comprised of low plateaus in the north, glacial moraines that run from the east to the west in the center of the island, and serene, sloping plains in the south. Active adults in East Long Island will have no shortage of natural beauty to explore.

East Long Island Recreation, Culture & Entertainment

Active adult communities in East Long Island enjoy proximity to many cultural offerings that reflect the diversity of its residents, from the bungalow owner in sleepy seaside villages to the mansion dweller in the Hamptons. East Long Island is particularly renowned for its bountiful collection of vineyards in East Long Island's North Fork while the shore allows plentiful opportunities for active adults to kayak, fish, and golf near crashing waves.

East Long Island also has several museums like the Oysterponds Historical Society, the Southampton Historical Museum and the Railroad Museum of Long Island to explore. Artistically-inclined active adults in East Long Island also have the Parrish Art Museum and other art galleries to peruse while the area's lighthouses are a favorite sight for tourists and locals alike. There are also thousands of acres to explore in the area's collection of state parks including the Cranberry Bog County Preserve in Riverhead and the Hither Hills State Park in Montauk farther east. East Long Island is also rich in historic homes and sites, a reflection of its role throughout American history.

Residents of East Long Island can enjoy the never-ending number of quaint downtown districts that are filled with local restaurants, boutique shops, and gallery spaces set in colonial-era architecture. Active adults living in an East Long Island 55+ community find that one can hike in the morning, play a round of golf in the afternoon, and enjoy world-class shopping before having dinner in an award-winning restaurant.

East Long Island Cost of Living & Taxes

Overall, East Long Island has a higher than average cost-of-living than the rest of the country, especially when it comes to housing where the prices can be double the national average. However, East Long Island is also home to the Hamptons, considered one of the most expensive places to live. Active adult communities in East Long Island, however, do offer affordable, more modest housing options elsewhere in towns like Holtsville and Mount Sinai. East Long Island generally has a much lower cost of living than their western neighbor, Nassau County, given their proximity to New York City.

Taxes in East Long Island are generally higher than the rest of the country. Income and sales tax are roughly two percentage points higher than the national average. Those 55+ should benefit from the state of New York's levy on school taxes for some homeowners and they do not tax social security, military pensions, and government pensions. Although the tax burden in East Long Island can be hefty, the state and local governments do provide some relief.

East Long Island Health Care

55+ communities in East Long Island have plenty of world-class hospitals nearby. North Fork s Eastern Long Island Hospital is consistently ranked in the top 15% for patient experience throughout the United States. East Long Island 55+ communities are also close to Southampton Hospital in the South Fork, Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in Patchogue, and nationally ranked John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson. Active adults in East Long Island will never have to travel far for a quality local hospital.


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38 communities near East Long Island

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Greenwood Village - Manorville, NY

Greenwood Village

For Sale
  • Low $100ks - High $200ks
  • 512 Homes (7 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1980 - 2000
  • 4 reviews
Leisure Knoll - Ridge, NY

Leisure Knoll

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - High $400ks
  • 701 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1972 - 1982
  • No Reviews
Leisure Village - Ridge, NY

Leisure Village

For Sale
  • High $100ks - High $300ks
  • 1500 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1969 - 1986
  • 1 reviews
Fairfield at St. James, NY

Fairfield at St. James

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Low $500ks
  • 653 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1972 - 1989
  • No Reviews
Glenwood Village - Riverhead, NY

Glenwood Village

For Sale
  • Low $200ks - Mid $400ks
  • 588 Homes (10 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1959 - Present
  • 9 reviews
Meadowbrook Pointe Links & Spa - Medford, NY

Meadowbrook Pointe Links & Spa

For Sale
  • Mid $700ks - Mid $700ks
  • 280 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2010 - Present
  • 10 reviews
Sunrise Village - Sayville, NY

Sunrise Village

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - High $400ks
  • 213 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1985 - 1990
  • 1 reviews
The Waterways at Moriches, NY

The Waterways at Moriches

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Low $600ks
  • 343 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1985 - 1999
  • No Reviews
Leisure Glen - Ridge NY

Leisure Glen

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $500ks
  • 646 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1985 - 2010
  • 1 reviews
Polo Club at Islandia - Islandia NY

The Polo Club at Islandia

For Sale
  • Low $600ks - High $700ks
  • 72 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews
Foxwood Village - Calverton, NY

Foxwood Village

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - Mid $400ks
  • 294 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1986 - 2007
  • 2 reviews
Plymouth Estates at Mount Sinai, NY

Plymouth Estates at Mount Sinai

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - High $500ks
  • 285 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2013
  • 2 reviews
Vineyards at Blue Point, NY

Vineyards at Blue Point

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Low $700ks
  • 280 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2016 - 2018
  • 1 reviews
Encore Atlantic Shores - Eastport, NY

Encore Atlantic Shores

For Sale
  • Low $800ks - High $800ks
  • 240 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2004 - 2011
  • 2 reviews
Encore at Lake Grove, NY

Encore at Lake Grove

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - High $700ks
  • 228 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2007
  • 1 reviews
Woodridge Strathmore Terrace - Mount Sinai, NY

Woodridge Strathmore Terrace

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - High $300ks
  • 226 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1974 - 1985
  • No Reviews
Saddle Lakes - Riverhead, NY

Saddle Lakes

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $500ks
  • 196 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2000 - 2002
  • 1 reviews
Country Village Estates - Coram, NY

Country Village Estates

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $300ks
  • 195 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1993 - 2001
  • No Reviews
Sunken Pond Estates - Riverhead, NY

Sunken Pond Estates

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $400ks
  • 194 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2003 - 2005
  • 1 reviews
Westhampton Pines - Westhampton, NY

Westhampton Pines

For Sale
  • Low $900ks - Low $1Ms
  • 189 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2005 - 2013
  • 2 reviews
Villages at Mount Sinai Park - Mount Sinai, NY

The Villages at Mount Sinai Park

For Sale
  • Low $600ks - High $600ks
  • 185 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2005 - 2007
  • 1 reviews
Stoneleigh Woods at Riverhead, NY

Stoneleigh Woods at Riverhead

For Sale
  • Low $500ks
  • 176 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2016
  • 1 reviews
Strathmore Gate East - Coram, NY

Strathmore Gate East

For Sale
  • High $200ks - Mid $300ks
  • 174 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1970 - 1975
  • No Reviews
Setauket Meadows - Setauket, NY

Setauket Meadows

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Mid $600ks
  • 150 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2005 - 2007
  • No Reviews
The Manors at The Colony Preserve - Shirley, NY

The Manors at The Colony Preserve

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $400ks
  • 150 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2013 - Present
  • No Reviews
Vineyards at Brookfield - Center Moriches NY

Vineyards at Brookfield

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 146 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews
Windcrest East - Calverton, NY

Windcrest East

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $500ks
  • 126 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2004 - 2005
  • No Reviews
Harvest Pointe - Cutchogue, NY

Harvest Pointe

For Sale
  • Low $800ks - High $3Ms
  • 124 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2017 - Present
  • 2 reviews
Windmill Gate - West Sayville, NY

Windmill Gate

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $400ks
  • 110 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1989 - 1991
  • No Reviews
Vineyards at Moriches - Center Moriches, NY

Vineyards at Moriches

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - High $600ks
  • 92 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2008 - 2014
  • 1 reviews

$369,000

1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

  • 3 bed
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  • 3 bath
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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
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