55+ Community Options on Long Island
The Seasons at East Meadow Sold Out Designed for active adults, Features 404 condominium homes, each with a private elevator, a 17,000 sq. ft. resort-style community building with indoor and outdoor pools, a cinema, fitness room, game room, library and social spaces for events
2,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, with outdoor heated pool
Meadowbook Pointe Stunning villas, townhomes and condominium suites boast gourmet kitchens that include 42″ cherry cabinets, quartz or granite countertops and a stainless steel KitchenAid appliance package.
There is also a 25,000 square foot clubhouse, an indoor and outdoor pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center, complete with personal trainers and nutritionists as well as the Cloud Casino Sports Bar and the Desert Orchid Spa.
Tiffany at Westbury A 55 and over community located in Westbury, NY built in 1997; 3-story building with elevators to all floors. There are 1 and 2 bedroom condos in this community. Each unit has an efficiency kitchen, cac, and a terrace. This active adult community offers amenities such as a heated outdoor pool, a gym, card room, party room with kitchen and storage and is pet friendly.
Snug Harbor Amityville New York is a waterview active 55 and over community in Suffolk County Long Island. Opened in 1970, 55+ retirement community with 176 attached residences overlooking South Shore waters. The community is nestled by a lagoon with a private marina and boat slips.
It consists of attached duplex style and ranch style units. There are no garages here, but there is ample parking throughout the complex. Each unit has a backyard patio, and some have a balcony. All units have central air conditioning and electric heat. It includes a clubhouse, pool, tennis, card room, and get-togethers, and of course the marina where you pay by the foot for docking rights. Sales average $350k.
Narragansett Villas in Lindenhurst were built in 2004. There are eight buildings and 136 condo units. All the condos are attached. There is an outdoor heated pool, Boccie court, clubhouse. You can either live in an upstairs unit or a ground floor unit. There are no duplexes. Upstairs units have a balcony. Downstairs units have a patio and a backyard.
Narragansett Villas Condos all have two bedrooms, a full bath in the hallway and a full bath in the master bedroom. All units have central air/heat and there is also room for your own washer and dryer. Most have an open floor plan, spacious rooms & walk-in closets. Styles of kitchens will vary because some homeowners took the builder's upgrades while others did not.
Cambridge Court in Glen Cove 62 and over community. Opened in 1997, garden style Condo apartments on either the ground level or upper level.
There are no garages here, but there is an assigned parking space in front of the units. Each unit at Cambridge Ct has gas heat. These are mostly 2 bedroom 1 bath Condos, although there are a few with 2 bedroom 1.5 baths. The neighborhood is surrounded by Cambridge Court. There is a Recreation Room, extra storage space and a lovely Gazebo in the community. The upper units have a terrace and the ground level Condos have a patio. Low common charges and income restrictions. The lawns are maintained, snow is removed and trash is picked up.
A Superintendent lives in the community for emergencies. $200k - 230k
Courthouse Commons by Timber Ridge Homes in Central Islip 2 bed/2 bath luxurious condos for 55+ and 1st time homeowners. 4,850 sq ft clubhouse with every amenity. Heated outdoor pool, walking trails, tennis courts.
Willis Terrace in Albertson This is a 62 and over 3-Story adult apartment condo.This is a North Shore senior retirement 3-story elevator condominium building, with 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Built in 1984, each unit has a terrace, washer and dryer, and electric heat. In the basement of the building, there is storage space for the homeowner’s use.
All the condo apartments in this Nassau County complex, whether they are 1 or 2 bedrooms, have 905 sq feet. The 2 bedroom is the same square footage, but the rooms are smaller. There is a community meeting room and each owner has an indoor & outdoor parking space. There is also ample parking for guests. They sell for around 300k.
Bel Aire at East Meadow • 95 spacious 2-bedroom apartments and 3 1-bedroom apartments• 125,000 sq ft building• Heated outdoor pool with deck• 3 acres• Fully equipped fitness center• 24-hour concierge
Foster Meadow Golden Age in Elmont 30 unit senior facility with stainless steel Energy Star appliances, laundry closet with washer and dryer, granite countertops, hardwood floors, outdoor deck and much more. Each unit is priced below market at $175,000, but actually cost approximately $150,000, thanks to $25,000 grants to each purchaser. Property taxes for each unit are a modest $120 per month. The monthly co-op maintenance payment is between $530 and $580.
It is conveniently located next to a senior center, where residents can participate in social, cultural and recreational programs. The facility is also in close proximity to transportation and shopping, including a soon-to-be constructed supermarket. Senior citizens have to meet the affordable housing eligibility requirements. To be eligible for a unit the applicants must be 62 years of age or older. Senior couples can have a combined family income of $65,150 or less.
Dutchgate in North Valley Stream 55+. Manhattan is less than a half hour away. The LIRR and all major parkways are all easily accessible. Shopping, fine restaurants, parks, beaches, golf courses and country clubs, cultural activities, hospitals and houses of worship are minutes away. At a comfortable price point, offering upgrades and amenities found in much higher priced communities. Offers 2 beds/ 2 baths on lower and upper levels. Duplex model available. Clubhouse with full amenities.
Oceanside Cove in Oceanside Co-ops from the 1970's. Mid 200's. Senior gated Community with 24hr Security, Fitness Center, 3 Swimming Pools, Clubhouse, Tennis & Basketball Courts. Plenty Of Guest Parking. Private Dog Run. Horse shoe.
Cathedral Gardens of Rockville Center Built by a Rockville Centre born and raised developer, the Tudor style building is a newly constructed 32 unit condominium consisting of both one and two bedroom residences. Designer kitchens with granite counter tops and solid wood cabinets come complete with full whirlpool appliances, private laundry room and spacious tiled bathrooms. Each residence comes with a reserved on site parking space and a secured storage unit. Each residence is sprinklered, separately metered and smart wired for cable and fiber optics. The building has designer hallways and lobbies are warm and inviting. The building is serviced by a passenger and freight elevator. The building is ADA compliant and has a pet friendly policy.
Harborview in Port Washington 55+ Active Community, 18 hole golf course & clubhouse, Health Club, Indoor And Outdoor Pools, Large Community Center. Master Suite On Main Floor, Customized Kitchen, Large Living Room With Fireplace, Den, Laundry W/Utility Sink, Spacious 2nd Floor W/2Br, Full Bath, Large Loft And Storage.
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