From offbeat to off-Broadway, you can experience it all.
In 2018, Brooke Lea Foster of The New York Times described Maplewood as one of the “least suburban of suburbs … for its culture and hip factor … and sophisticated post-city life.” Whether you migrated from the big city to be closer to your family or you were born and bred in Maplewood, the retirement lifestyle you’re looking for is right here.
We offer regular transportation to many Maplewood attractions like The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts or Paper Mill Playhouse, fine dining options like Restaurant Lorena’s or Verjus, or trips to The Mall at Short Hills.
Additional activities and things to do in and around Maplewood include:
1978 Maplewood Arts Center
Located just over a mile away from Winchester Gardens, 1978 Maplewood Arts Center provides classes, workshops, art shows, films, and live performances, along with a dedicated space for artists to interact, exhibit, and work on their creations.
Edison National Historic Site
Part of the National Historic Park system in New Jersey, Thomas Edison’s home and laboratory offer visitors a chance to step back in time and discover where America’s greatest inventor changed the world forever.
Paper Mill Playhouse
The mission of Paper Mill Playhouse is to enrich, entertain, and inspire their audience as the nation’s premier musical theater. Paper Mill Playhouse has been thrilling audiences as far back as 1938, when they originally opened their doors.
New York City
The Big Apple is less than 16 miles from Winchester Gardens, and the New Jersey Transit Train Station is just a mile from our convenient location. Residents can head into the city for a day or evening of dining, theater, visiting friends, shopping, and more.
Find a variety of local, charming shops right in downtown Maplewood, like Knitknack, Scrivener’s Collectibles, Maplewood Hobby, and [words] Bookstore. And The Mall at Short Hills is also just a short drive away.
Fine and casual dining
The Maplewood area boasts restaurants for every taste bud! Craving tacos? Head to Toro Loco Mexican Restaurant. Want to catch the big game and enjoy a burger? Bunny’s Sports Bar is the place for you. Or enjoy a romantic evening at Restaurant Lorena’s. No matter what cuisine is your favorite, you’ll find it close by Winchester Gardens.