Connecticut 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

44 Communities in Connecticut


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RiverWalk - Branford, CT

RiverWalk

Branford, CT

RiverWalk

Branford, CT
  • Low $400s–Low $600s
  • 60 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New and Resale Homes
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The Atrium of Portland, CT

The Atrium of Portland

Portland, CT

The Atrium of Portland

Portland, CT
  • Below $100k–Mid $100s
  • 56 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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  • Low $300s–High $300s
  • 56 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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77 Sunset Lane - Ridgefield, CT

77 Sunset Lane

Ridgefield, CT

77 Sunset Lane

Ridgefield, CT
  • Mid $400s–High $700s
  • 54 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New and Resale Homes
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Regency Meadows - Trumbull, CT

Regency Meadows

Trumbull, CT

Regency Meadows

Trumbull, CT
  • Mid $400s–High $400s
  • 51 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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Gloria Commons - Milford, CT

Gloria Commons

Milford, CT

Gloria Commons

Milford, CT
  • Mid $200s–Low $300s
  • 50 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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Chimney Hill - Farmington, CT

Chimney Hill

Farmington, CT

Chimney Hill

Farmington, CT
  • High $500s–High $600s
  • 44 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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Clockmaker's Hill - Winsted, CT

Clockmaker's Hill

Winsted, CT

Clockmaker's Hill

Winsted, CT
  • Low $100s–Mid $100s
  • 38 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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Billingsgate - Simsbury, CT

Billingsgate

Simsbury, CT

Billingsgate

Simsbury, CT
  • High $400s–Mid $600s
  • 37 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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Boulder Brook - Prospect, CT

Boulder Brook

Prospect, CT

Boulder Brook

Prospect, CT
  • High $100s–Mid $200s
  • 35 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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The Woods at Dunham Pond - New Fairfield, CT

The Woods at Dunham Pond

New Fairfield, CT

The Woods at Dunham Pond

New Fairfield, CT
  • Mid $200s–Mid $300s
  • 33 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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Oak Meadow Estates - Torrington, CT

Oak Meadow Estates

Torrington, CT

Oak Meadow Estates

Torrington, CT
  • Mid $200s–Low $300s
  • 31 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New and Resale Homes
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Autumn Estates - Farmington, CT

Autumn Estates

Farmington, CT

Autumn Estates

Farmington, CT
  • Low $500s–Low $600s
  • 30 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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Bartlett Hollow - Middletown, CT

Bartlett Hollow

Middletown, CT

Bartlett Hollow

Middletown, CT
  • Mid $200s–Mid $300s
  • 25 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
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RiverBend Estates - Oxford, CT

RiverBend Estates

Oxford, CT

RiverBend Estates

Oxford, CT
  • Mid $300s–Mid $400s
  • 25 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New and Resale Homes
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Founder's Ridge - MIddletown, CT

Founders Ridge

MIddletown, CT

Founders Ridge

MIddletown, CT
  • High $200s–High $300s
  • 22 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
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Summer Wind Estates - North Haven, CT

Summer Wind Estates

North Haven, CT

Summer Wind Estates

North Haven, CT
  • Mid $300s–Low $400s
  • 18 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
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Park Glen - New Milford, CT

Park Glen

New Milford, CT

Park Glen

New Milford, CT
  • High $300s–Mid $500s
  • 17 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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Newington Ridge Preserve - Newington, CT

Newington Ridge Preserve

Newington, CT

Newington Ridge Preserve

Newington, CT
  • Mid $300s–Low $400s
  • 16 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
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Overview

Connecticut is a great place for active adults looking to settle in the New England area. With approximately 3.5 million people, this state borders Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, and Long Island Sound, which leads to the Atlantic Ocean. Although it is one of the smaller states in the country, Connecticut active adults enjoy a beautiful climate with endless opportunities for recreation and entertainment along with excellent healthcare throughout the state.

Climate & Geography

Active adults looking for a great four-season climate will love what Connecticut has to offer. The state has a humid continental climate with summers averaging in the mid 80s and winters in the mid 30 s. Most of Connecticut sees an even pattern of precipitation over 12 months with both rain and snow. The state also averages 56% of days with sunshine, which is higher than the national average.

Connecticut is made up of everything from small rural towns to larger bustling cities. There are 169 incorporated towns in Connecticut. The state capital is Hartford and is also the state's third largest city. Most of the state's active adult communities are located in the Hartford area. The Connecticut River is the longest river in the New England area. This river spans 410 miles starting at the U.S. Canadian border and discharging at Long Island Sound.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment

Connecticut is rich in history and culture. Becoming the 5th of the 50 United States in 1788, Connecticut is known for being the birthplace of many constitutional changes in the early part of America s history. The Connecticut Freedom Trail is a popular attraction among history buffs as it documents and designates important sites along the trail used by thousands of African Americans who were fleeing slavery.

Active adults who live in Connecticut enjoy a myriad of choices for recreation and entertainment. Golfers will love the numerous public and private courses scattered throughout the state. During the winter months skiers will find multiple places that cater to downhill and cross-country skiing. Those living in Southern Connecticut have access to fishing, boating, and water sports along the coastline of Long Island Sound.

Numerous music festivals find their way to Connecticut such as the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, the Hot Steamed Jazz Festival, and The Gathering of the Vibes, an up-and-coming music festival in Bridgeport, Connecticut featuring musical acts from across the country. Connecticut active adults are sure to find multiple activities that cater to their likes and hobbies. Active adults interested in music and the arts have a great selection of concerts and museums to choose from.

Cost of Living

Taxes in Connecticut are slightly higher than the national average. Income tax is based on total income and is divided into six brackets ranging from 3% to 6.7%. The state levies a sales tax on goods of 6.35% and Connecticut residents also pay the 2nd highest average on property tax.

Homes in Connecticut have a median cost of approximately $226,000. Connecticut also has the most multi-million dollar homes in the northeast and second in the country behind California. While the cost of living for Connecticut active adults might be slightly higher than the national average, many say it s worth every penny.

Healthcare

Connecticut offers excellent health care to its residents. There are approximately 332 active physicians per 100,000 residents. With 24 major hospitals in the state, active adults are never too far from medical services incase of an emergency. On average these hospitals provide care for more than 425,000 patients yearly. With numerous hospitals and specialized medical centers active adults living in an age-restricted community in Connecticut should feel good knowing they are never too far from any type of medical care they might need.

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