This is your guide to the many types of retirement communities on Long Island for over age 55 to meet every need. There are apartments on Long Island for seniors, affordable 55+ housing, condos, co-ops, single homes, manufactured homes, master-planned communities and more.
Many residents quit snow shoveling and lawn mowing and sell their long-time home to find an over 55 community on Long Island. They can use their equity to buy a new home and still have some money left over for retirement savings. This scenario has gone on for a long time and isn't likely to change.
Some retirees move to warmer states but also consider Long Island. Long Island has outstanding amenities for retirees in its great 55+ communities, parks, water recreation, libraries, natural surroundings, and train service to the city.
55+ community, Vineyards at Brookfield Condominium 1, in Center Moriches, now open. From $400's - 631-281-3300
New in North Fork: Harvest Pointe 55+ condominiums now open with models to see - 2 and 3-bedrooms From $600's.
Also: Seasons at Elwood condominiums in Elwood - From $700's (See details below)
In Nassau County: Country Pointe Plainview by Beechwood Homes - Condos from $600's - see the new models.
Jump to these communities on this page:
FEATURE: In Master Community The Boulevard (a first on LI); rural country elegance ambience; will be gated (verify)
CONTACT: 1663 William Floyd Parkway,Yaphank. Exit 68 off E-495 - 800-662-2035 (Call for information and appointment.)
Town homes and villas for 55+ with garages by Beechwood Homes - Priced starting in upper $400's - Low taxes (verify) - Part of the master community The Boulevard which is a mixed-use development.
The mixed use development will have a grocery within walking distance, bagel shop, dry cleaners and more (verify). Ask your Country Pointe Meadows rep about amenities and plans.
Country Pointe Meadows will be a gated community (verify) with:
Interior features luxury details such as granite counters, wood floors, gourmet kitchen and more. Some plans have basements, lofts, and dens. 80% 55+ (typical)
Pricing (please verify as can change):
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FEATURE: Townhouse with 2 master bedroom suites
CONTACT: Church St., Bayport - Closed Tues/Wednesday - 631-868-3616
By Northwind Group - Starting price is $400's. 148 town homes. Gas fireplaces. Craftsman style. Clubhouse, 2 pools, putting green, fitness, bocce ball, and more (verify). Phase 3 now.
NOW IN FINAL PHASE - SELLING FAST from ORNSTEIN LEYTON:
LOCATION: Blue Point on the South Shore
FEATURE: Market and Low Income units
CONTACT: Sales Office: 1000 Sunrise Highway, Blue Point - 631-281-3300 - Models open 10-5 weekends, 12-5 weekdays except closed on Thursday. Appointments recommended.
South Shore, Suffolk - a medium-sized community of 280 units - a building consists of 8-9 homes in a row - some units for moderate income - designed to protect environmental concerns - Price from high-$300's-mid-$400's.
LOCATION: Cutchogue on the North Fork
FEATURE: Traditional style with resort amenities; concierge
CONTACT: 75 Schoolhouse Rd. - 631-735-9300 - Open Thurs-Monday 11-5; Closed Tues/Wed
Luxury clubhouse with heated pool and concierge. Resort amenities include tennis, bocce, wine cellar, walking trails and more. Near beaches and vineyards. 2 and 3-bedroom duplex condos starting upper $600's with upstairs 2nd bedrooms. Some with dens.
LOCATION: East Islip
FEATURE: Luxury senior condominiums to buy or rent
CONTACT: 3500 Sunrise Highway and Connetquot Ave., Great River - 631-224-1914
Partly senior apartments, luxury and some affordable senior apartments and purchase condos. By Greenview. Homes from high $300's.
New: Westbrook Green at East Islip, senior rental apartments (631-339-1492).
Read our Review of Westbrook Village.
CONTACT: 544 Elwood Rd., Elwood - 631-368-1600
By The Engel Burman Group - Old Oak Tree Dairy property. Minutes from Huntington and Northport Villages. Phase 1 sold out. Now on Phase II with pre-construction pricing in $700's.
Town of Huntington Lottery:
FEATURE: Market rate and affordable condos
CONTACT: Open by appt - 631-923-1057 - 25 Deshon Dr., Melville
Melville - New resort-like community with affordable pricing - photo with permission shows rendering of clubhouse - Gated on 13 acres - 261 attached 2-bedroom condos - Limited number of units available priced in $300's based on qualifying (verify all information). Looking at income, assets and residency. Open market units from upper $300's.
The Manors at the Colony Preserve
William Floyd Beach on Fire Island
FEATURE: Condos located 2 miles to ocean beaches (Smith Point)
CONTACT: 333 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley - 631-772-6770
This is the over 55 neighborhood of the Colony Preserve - 205 acres - Formerly the Links golf course - Gated with 150 units in 6-unit buildings - Clubhouse, pool, lake with boating and more. Pricing starts low $300's (Phase 2). The adjacent neighborhood, Country Woods, is for all ages and this would accommodate those wanting to live near their parents.
See the Review with more photos.
LOCATION: Port Jefferson
FEATURE: Near the popular Port Jefferson village
CONTACT: 415 Liberty Ave. - 631-724-1000 - By appointment only
Upscale condominiums overlooking the Port Jefferson Harbor on 18 acres. Property includes 10-acre conservation easement (verify). Large homes with 2 master bedroom plans, walkout basements, garages, clubhouse, pool, fitness, hardwood floors and more. 43 homes with water views. Start $700's. (Photo rendering by Northwind Group.)
Green community includes Energy Star appliances, upgraded insulation, Andersen Windows, and state-of-the-art gas heating system.
(Almost Sold Out.)
FEATURE: Near Westhampton Beach
CONTACT: Eastport Manor Rd & Montauk Hwy (Meadow Way) - 631-801-2309 - Open Thurs thru Monday 11-8 (verify) - Best to call first.
Condominiums in small community of townhomes - Walking distance to historic Eastport. Clubhouse, pool. Phase 2 starts $399,000 (verify). Getting near close-out.
LOCATION: Center Moriches
FEATURE: Townhomes by Ornstein-Leyton
CONTACT: 210 Brookfield Ave., Center Moriches - Open Daily 12-5 except closed Thursday; Saturday and Sunday 10-5 - 631-281-3300
Gated community of 146 Town homes - Resort-like clubhouse and pool. From $439,000 (verify as prices can change)
Just a side note: If you qualify for affordable housing, watch for updates about when that might occur in this community. Go visit and consult with the agents on the property.
Snug Harbor Condominiums
1 and 2 Bedrooms (townhouse style)
176 condos since 1974
Amenities include community center, pool, tennis
Harbor Street and South Bayview Avenue
138 units since 2006
395 Sunrise Highway and County Line
12 2-bedroom units since 1991 - contemporary townhouse style
Petersen Court and Arnold Avenue
64 1 and 2-bedrooms with garages since 1988
From upper $200,000's
Primrose Lane and Weeks Rd.
Windcrest on the Lake
43 2 bedrooms since 1997 (contemporary style)
Amenities include 1-car garage, water inlet
Joyce's Way and Saxon Avenue
DaVinci Town homes
West Bay Shore
18 3-Bedrooms since 2006 (townhouse style)
Amenities 1-car attached garage
Harbor Street and South Bayview Avenue
West Bay Shore
60 2-bedrooms since 2005 (traditional styled)
Amenities include clubhouse, pool, garage, basement, elevators
Orinoco Dr. and Manor Lane
The Vineyards at Moriches - SOLD OUT - Developed by Ornstein Leyton Company - 92 luxury condominium homes near East end of Long Island on South Shore. Many amenities such as clubhouse, pool and tennis. 200 Brookfield Ave., Center Moriches - 631-281-3300
(See The Vineyards at Brookfield Condominium)
Central Islip/East Islip
Courthouse Commons by Timber Ridge Homes in Central Islip -
252 smaller square footage condominium homes with 7 floorplans
Amenities include luxury clubhouse, outdoor heated pool, tennis and more.
Started $200's. Partly all ages.
101 Saxton Court
Islip Landing - half of community is all ages
67 condos since 2007
Maya Circle and Eastview Blvd.
Amenities include clubhouse, pool, elevator buildings
Cypress Way Condominiums - By Peter Max Group - 26 well-priced 1-bedroom/2-bath garden-style condos in Islip with luxury features such as hardwood floors, granite and stainless steel. Contemporary design. From high $200's. Lower units have full basements and upper units have decks. One mile to beach. 3025 Sunrise Highway, East Islip - 516-658-8705
203 attached units since 1987
1 and 2 bedroom/2 bath
Amenities include clubhouse, pool, tennis, activities
From upper $100,000's and low taxes (verify)
Hidden Harbor Resale and Rentals in Copiague:
Now has rentals - Phone: 631-957-5106 - 100 Schmleek Pl., Copiague
Stone Ridge Estates - Dix Hills - Small gated condominium community of 2-bedrooms singles and duplexes. Near Tanger Outlets/The Arches. Ride into Manhattan by way of LIRR Huntington Station. 1 mile south of LIE Exit 51. See local Realtors for resales--may be more coming.
FEATURE: East End with country setting
CONTACT: Call them for Resales - Phone: 800-208-6267 - 47 Stoneleigh Dr
Luxury attached condominiums on the Northfork, East End - Builder is award-winning Blue and Gold Homes. Started $400's.
Clubhouse includes outdoor pool, English billiard room, bar, game room, exercise room and more.
Sunken Pond Estates for Over 55 - Riverhead - Gated by Blue and Gold Homes - Although this community is sold out, there are usually resales available. This is a nice area close to major shopping.
Saddle Lakes - at Riverhead just down from Stoneleigh Woods location on Middle Road. Gated older community with resales only.
Eagles Walk at East Quogue - by Blue and Gold Homes - If you missed out on this one, you can check the community for resales. For 62 plus. Hamptons location with quiet country ambience. Community has pool and clubhouse. Near beaches, marinas, country clubs, tennis.
Affordable housing with income and assets limits - within Meadowbrook Pointe Links and Spa luxury community - 28 townhomes were priced at $295,000 and flats started at $225,000. Pool, clubhouse and more amenities. Separate kids and adults heated pools (verify) 2-bedroom, 2 baths - some with garage. 4 units per building. Qualification information: 631-435-4710 (LIHP-9-5 M-F). Adjacent to golf. 270 Mill Rd., Medford
Waterways at Moriches
Resales - (May have new phase at a later date but nothing definite now.)
346 Homes built in 2 Phases in 1988 and 2000.
Amenities include Marina and pool.
Oak Bluff Court and Bay Pointe Drive
Locust Cove entry
Locust Cove Entrance
Locust Cove - Oakdale on South Shore - smaller community of Townhomes and condominiums on the south shore and historic Gold Coast. Electronic gated entry - clubhouse for social activities and potlucks. Sold out - check with local Realtors for resales or by owners - Developed by Calvosa.
Fairfield at St. James - This is a wonderful gated condominium retirement community on Long Island that posts their rentals and sales by owner on a bulletin board inside their clubhouse front door. Resales only. Fairfield at St. James at Fairfield and Moriches in St. James, Suffolk County has over 600 units. Lots of land and space throughout.
Amenities include pools and clubhouse. Close to major shopping. Transportation, activities and great location. Price range approximately upper $200's and up.
St. James clubhouse
Kensington Gardens in St. James:
Kensington Gardens - St. James - Suffolk County - In St. James starting in upper $200,000's - 104 co-op condominiums. Pool, clubhouse, Fitness. Some affordable units.
Highway 347 to Moriches and about a mile to Lennox - look for sign.
Setauket Meadows by Northwind Group in East Setauket - Luxury condominiums on 27 acres. Gated community in 3 Village area. Sold out. Hulse Rd & Enterprise Dr.
The Park at The Villages By Pulte. Mount Sinai in Suffolk County. 2 bedrooms/2 bath single family detached in gated North Shore. Clubhouse, fitness, pools, tennis. Resales only. (Pulte currently has no future communities on Long Island planned.)
Plymouth Estates - Mt Sinai near Port Jefferson - Quaint seaside town with yacht harbor, shops and restaurants. Enjoy a resort atmosphere. Gated upscale community with resort amenities. Shown by appt only for resales. 631-331-4196 - Patchogue Mt. Sinai Rd & Canal Rd, Mt. Sinai
Encore Lake Grove By WCI - In Lake Grove adjacent to Whole Foods Market. Luxury condominiums. Now sold out. Contact management for resales. No rentals. One of my favorite communities for location on Long Island. You can walk to Whole Foods and the Lake Grove Mall is across the street also. Very central location. See my review of Encore Lake Grove.
Encore Atlantic Shores - Also by WCI. Now sold out. Check local Realtors for resales. East end of Long Island where it becomes very flat and all farmlands. Upscale homes and amenities. 59 Encore Blvd., Eastport.
More Resale Retirement Communities on Long Island in Suffolk County:
FEATURE: Semi-attached homes
CONTACT: Sold Out - See local Realtors for resales
By Beechwood Homes (don't confuse with Meadowbrook Pointe Athletic Club and Spa in Nassau County-also now available-see Nassau, below). 280 2-bedroom semi-attached homes. Some with basements and 2nd floor. Gated entry full-time manned. Energy Star. Started $500's.
Seasons at Seaford - Sold Out
Luxury condominiums with lower level having basements
For 62+ by Engel Burman Group. Elegant traditional design with contemporary touches. 112 2-bedroom, 2-bath condos in upper/lower level buildings. Upper level features elevators and lofts and lower level homes have basements. Lots of storage areas.
Resort-style clubhouse with pool and spa. All interiors have granite counters and ceramic tile flooring. Other luxury items include gas range, deck or patio, and stall shower in master bath. Near South Shore beaches. Pricing started at $400's - 2165 Seaford Ave., Seaford
Strathmore Gate - Off of Halock Rd. off 347 in Stony Brook - 150 homes in great mid-island location since 1971. Mature landscaping and contemporary-style
The Knolls at Stony Brook - 180 condos since 1982
Villas and singles (contemporary-styled)
Amenities include wide streets, single garages, pool and clubhouse.
Stony Brook Rd and turn onto Oxhead Rd.
The Highlands of Port Jefferson - 118 Windward Dr., Port Jefferson - Contemporary-styled condos near the picturesque downtown for great shopping, restaurants, marina and more. Pool, clubhouse, activities.
Dutchgate at North Valley Stream
LOCATION: North Valley Stream
FEATURE: Easy commute to NYC
ADDRESS: 27 Willow Lane, North Valley Stream, NY
Electronically gated, low maintenance condominiums of 1 and 2 bedrooms - Clubhouse, pool, Fitness Center, recreation and more. Rear patio/balcony. 2nd floor vaulted ceiling in living room and bedroom. Rare 1-bedroom floorplan. Also, 2-bedrooms/2 baths. Condos started upper $200's. Also 2-story townhomes were from $400's.
FEATURE: Gated and manned luxury community for age 48+
ADDRESS: 1100 Corporate Dr., Westbury - See local Realtors
By Beechwood Homes. Gated, active adult community in Nassau County with many luxury amenities. Condos, townhomes and villas were from $500's and up. Sold Out.
Harbor View - Port Washington (Nassau County) - Upscale Over-55 community next to the New Amsterdam Lifecare community. Another luxury community in the Harborview development which consists of 145-unit highrise condominium building and ranch homes- adjacent golf course - sold out. See your local Realtor.
See our Review of Port Washington
Resales By the Engel Burman Group:
Lower Income Senior Housing:
See separate page for comprehensive list of assisted living communities.
See our review of: Glenwood Village Manufactured Homes by Stark Homes Inc
Vineyards at Bluepoint
Note: We do not make recommendations or give advice. All listings are for information only. Please verify all information and prices as they can change.
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