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Why New York Professionals Retire to Winchester Gardens

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After a long and rewarding career, you’re ready to trade in the frenetic pace of a city dweller and settle into your retirement years. You value the finer things in life and have a deep appreciation for culture and the arts, but you’re ready to step away from the city. So where do New Yorkers retire?

A gem in nearby New Jersey

Since early 2020, New Jersey has been a prime destination for New Yorkers looking to leave the city. Thousands have relocated to communities like Hoboken, Jersey City, and Princeton. However, it’s hardly a new phenomenon. Jersey offers plenty of appeal for New York City professionals eager for a change of scenery as they usher in a slower pace of life.

Comfortably distant. An easy commute to the city makes New Jersey just far enough away to be removed from the congestion but close enough to visit anytime you like.

More space to spread out. Away from the city, you’ll find plentiful green space and scenic parks for outdoor adventures and leisurely picnics, along with seaside villages that celebrate the best of the New England coastline.

Thriving culture. If you thought leaving the city would mean leaving behind your fascination with arts and culture, you have a pleasant surprise waiting, from the art museums at Rutgers and Princeton to the awe-inspiring collections in Morris and Newark.

Well-rounded wellness. As a retiree, focusing on your health is prudent, and New Jersey delivers well. U.S. News & World Report places New Jersey among the top five states when it comes to health care and ranks the state the second healthiest in the nation based on metrics like mortality, obesity, and mental health.  


Luxury senior living near the Big Apple

City dwellers wondering “Where do New Yorkers retire?” commonly seek a retirement lifestyle that’s simultaneously familiar and waiting to be discovered. Winchester Gardens is the answer many have chosen, and for good reason.

Winchester Gardens is where New Yorkers retire to be surrounded by intriguing architectural design, including a majestic Great Hall that lends nearly a century of historic charm to the community. Crafted under the watchful eye of John Russell Pope, an esteemed architect in the early 1900s, the building’s opulent design is remarkable even by contemporary standards.

The quaint township of Maplewood beyond the community’s gates offers further examples of captivating design and architecture, all of which you can take in while exploring the myriad boutiques and eateries in this walking town.

The community’s convenient location provides effortless access to nearby destinations like the Paper Mill Playhouse, a premier musical theater that has been entertaining audiences since it opened in 1938. Other attractions include the 1978 Maplewood Arts Center, where visitors can enjoy a host of arts and culture performances, exhibits, and even classes and workshops for those who wish to revel in hands-on experiences.

When the allure of the Big Apple beckons, a daytrip is a breeze. The New Jersey Transit Train Station, just a mile from the community, will deliver you expediently with a quick trip to New York City just 16 miles away.

Closer to home, you’ll find a selection of exceptional amenities within the community that make it even clearer why this is a popular place where New Yorkers retire. An onsite arts and crafts studio, state-of-the-art fitness center, and onsite movie theater are just some of the ways our residents pass their leisure time.

As a gated retirement community, Winchester Gardens also offers enhanced security, privacy, and exclusivity to its esteemed residents. Not only is access strictly limited to those who belong, but there’s less traffic to distract from the stunning grounds, where residents move freely across 37 acres of beautifully landscaped terrain.


Discover the ultimate retirement lifestyle

There’s no reason to envision life at Winchester Gardens from afar when the community is such an easy trip from the Big Apple. Make plans to visit and see for yourself where New Yorkers retire—settled comfortably within our welcoming community.


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