The Retreat at Carmel

The Retreat at Carmel by Pulte Homes is a 55 and better community located in New York's charming Putnam County. The Retreat at Carmel consists of new and resale single-family homes and townhomes. This active adult community features world-class amenities, low-maintenance living, and breathtaking views of scenic mountains and state parks. Pulte began construction on The Retreat at Carmel in 2008 and the community will feature 312 homes upon completion.

Active adults will find this resort-like community full of luxurious homes with modern features and numerous home design options that can meet their specific needs. The convenient location of this community in Carmel, New York provides homeowners with a variety of places to explore in the surrounding area with nearby shopping, dining, parks, recreation, and golf courses.

The Retreat at Carmel Amenities

With a 7,100 square-foot clubhouse, residents are sure to find an activity to keep them entertained daily. From playing bridge in the card room to shooting pool in the billiards room, or relaxing with a book in front of the fireplace lounge, comfort and fun is all around this 55+ community. Picking up a new hobby is easy with an arts and crafts studio. The clubhouse caters to the active lifestyle of its residents with a state-of-the-art fitness center equipped with cardiovascular machines and strength-training equipment as well as an aerobics room.The clubhouse also has a catering kitchen for preparing a meal with friends and a game room for some friendly competition. 

And if that's not enough to keep them active, the clubhouse also provides residents with an outdoor heated pool, two bocce ball courts, a tennis court, as well as a three-hole pitch and putting green. There is also a sundeck and BBQ area, which are great spots for socializing with friends during warm summer months. For those seeking nature-focused activities, residents can enjoy the beautiful flowers and plants at the community greenhouse or take a stroll along the picturesque walking and biking trails within the neighborhood.

The Retreat at Carmel Homes & Real Estate

The community will have a total of 312 energy-efficient residences made up of single-family homes and townhomes. With five different floor plans for the single-family Manor collection and two floor plans for the Essex townhome collection, active adults are sure to find a luxurious and low-maintenance home within this 55 and better resort-style community.

The Essex collection ranges from 2,021 to 2,148 square feet, with two-story floor plans as well as two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms and loft space. The Manor collection ranges from 1,957 to 2,778 square feet with two or three bedrooms and two or three bathrooms. Single-family homes come in either one-story or two-story floor plans and have formal dining rooms. Both collections are equipped with a two-car garage. Homeowners can also customize their house with an optional walkout basement, patio, or additional bedroom or bathroom.

Some of the standard features within the residences include state-of-the-art kitchen fixtures and appliances, maple cabinets, first-floor owner's suite, and master bathrooms equipped with a chrome finish.

The Retreat at Carmel Lifestyle

The Retreat at Carmel offers comfort and fun all in one place with different clubs and social events. 55 and better adults can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, such as arts and crafts, card games, bocce ball, tennis, Zumba, putting, and community parties. Active adults can also participate in seasonal activities such as clambakes, holiday parties, and summer barbecues.

Homeowners truly enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle at The Retreat at Carmel. Residents can be worry-free due to the homeowners' association fee taking care of lawn maintenance and snow removal. It also covers the activities provided by the clubhouse. 


The Retreat at Carmel has the benefit of being located within Carmel's beautiful natural landscape. It has breathtaking views of lakes, wooded hills, mountains, and the scenic Hudson Valley. This active adult community is only one-hour away from New York City and 20 miles east of Cold Spring and Garrison, so residents can take a trip to visit the Big Apple or waterfront towns within a moment's notice. The Retreat at Carmel is also conveniently located across the street from Hannafor Supermarket, restaurants, and banks. 

The areal also offers many exciting attractions, shopping destinations, and restaurants as well as easy access to Interstates 684 and 84 and public transportation. The Retreat at Carmel is full of fun opportunities to explore within the community and surrounding area perfect for active adults in Eastern New York.

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The Retreat at Carmel Amenities

There are plenty of activities available in The Retreat at Carmel. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Clubhouse/Amenity Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Aerobics & Dance Studio
  • Hobby & Game Room
  • Card Room
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Ballroom
  • Billiards
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Tennis Courts
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Gardening Plots
  • Demonstration Kitchen
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Golf Practice Facilities/Putting Green
  • Picnic Area
  • Gazebo
  • Locker Rooms
  • Lounge

The Retreat at Carmel Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in The Retreat at Carmel. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Aerobics
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Bridge
  • Bowling
  • Book Club
  • Bunco
  • Canasta
  • Clambakes
  • Community Greenhouse
  • Game Room
  • Golf
  • Holiday Parties
  • Homeowner Parties
  • Mah Jongg
  • Summer BBQs
  • Tennis
  • Zumba

The Retreat at Carmel Reviews (1)

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We purchased a brand new home here in 2011 and feel like it was a great investment. Our experience with the builder was pretty good although we have had a couple issues but again, everything has been taken care of promptly. The clubhouse is fabulous and we get a lot of use out of it. We both exercise a few times a week and use the swimming pool as much as possible. The community is very nice yet has a casual feel to it. I'd say it's very welcoming and the views are outstanding!

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