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55+ Communities in Nassau County NY Condos & Homes for Sale

55+ Communities in Nassau County, NY Homes for Sale

Nassau County is one of the two counties that make up Long Island. Located immediately east of the borough of Queens in New York City, Nassau is the first county travelers reach when going to Long Island from the city. Thus, people who are of retirement age or 55 and better find the community homes in Nassau County excellent options when trading city life for a more peaceful suburban lifestyle while not being too far from the center of action in Manhattan.

Local Area Information

Many towns and villages offer senior living communities for their residents who are 55 and better, and Nassau County alone has about 48 active adult communities. Of these, 30 communities are marketed to ages 62 and above. Some of these are part of the Golden Age Housing and offer more affordable homes. The rest require a lower minimum age of 55, including one referred to as a Life Plan Community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC).

These Nassau County 55+ communities comprise condos, townhomes and single-family homes, often with one-floor buildings and no stairs that the majority of the 55 and over opts for. The flourishing housing stock features a rich variety of property types and features, such as 2-bedroom condos, 3-bedroom condos, homes with a garage and condos with a basement.

While many of these subdivisions feature cozy homes, priced reasonably, in well-maintained areas and offer only the basic amenities, some are sprawling complexes with grander residences in a country club setting and offer resort-style living. Out of these adult housing developments, about 13 offer the privacy and added security of a gated community, and about 25 have clubhouses for the recreational and leisure activities of their residents.

The clubhouses are home to most of the communal amenities, such as a fitness center, spa, game rooms and a host of other types of facilities, the use of which is typically included in the monthly HOA dues. About 21 of these adult communities also offer outdoor or indoor pools, and six have tennis courts. The Life Plan community in Port Jefferson offers single-level dwellings for independent living, assisted living and memory care along with supportive services without needing to move to a different facility.

Whether looking to downsize, live virtually maintenance-free, be in the company of similarly aged individuals or all of the above, Nassau County has many housing options to offer the adult populace that helped build its towns and villages.

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Community Amenities

The 55 and over Communities in Nassau County offer a diverse array of home types, architectural styles, designs, features, amenities, and sizes, from smaller studio apartments to larger two-bedroom homes. Some of the homes belong to private, gated communities, and some are more publicly accessible. Regardless of community type, the majority has at least a recreation room to offer its residents, and others have a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, and tennis court, or a combination of these.

Outside of the communities, the 55+ and other residents of Nassau County enjoy all the county has to offer, such as shopping, restaurants, nightlife, cultural sites, spectacular beaches on the North Shore, South Shore, and barrier islands, as well as amazing parks and preserves, and other great attractions.


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