Why Westchester is the Best Place to Retire in New York

Choosing a place to retire is one of the biggest decisions you will make.

While you may feel tempted to head south for sunny Florida, it can be hard to leave behind the people and places you have come to love. The good news is that you don’t have to.

Westchester County is close enough to the city that you can go enjoy NYC any time you like. Compared to the big city, living in Westchester is a much quieter, safer, and friendlier place to retire.

Today’s retirees are more social and active than their parents were, and Westchester County has everything you could need for a happy modern retirement. You can enjoy New York’s finer offerings while enjoying all four seasons. You don’t have to leave your friends and family behind for a Miami retirement. Here are a few reasons why Westchester County is the best place to retire in New York.

1. You can get to New York City in less than an hour

If you start in the county seat of White Plains, you can hop on an express train and arrive in Manhattan less than an hour later. If you choose to drive from Westchester to New York, your journey may be impacted by traffic. Be sure to plan ahead for any and all travel to Manhattan.

Living a short trip from New York City’s restaurants, shops, shows, and events is a major perk of living in Westchester County.

2. You don’t have to leave Westchester County to find the finer things

Many people bring their families here to raise their kids and never leave. The neighborhoods are well-kept, with plenty of opportunities for shopping, restaurants, and exquisite culture.

Whether you are a lover of the great outdoors, craft beer and wine, New England history, or opera, New York’s finest experiences are right around the corner.

3. There’s plenty to do in Westchester

Westchester County boasts dozens of museums, theaters, historic sites, and points of interest.

One must-see spot is Kykuit, formerly John D. Rockefeller’s estate which is now home to expansive gardens and art galleries. Visiting the Kykuit is a summertime ritual for many Westchester families, and you won’t want to miss it, either.

4. Westchester is a safe and friendly place to live

For a densely-populated area near New York City, Westchester’s crime rate is surprisingly low. In fact, Westchester County’s crime rate has been steadily declining over the past five years. The vast majority of reported infractions were property crimes like petty theft.

Westchester County’s crime rate is 72% lower than the national average, and is safer than 75% of the United States.

5. Nature is always nearby

In fact, Westchester County boasts more than 50 county parks! The county also maintains beaches, pools, dozens of miles of hiking trails, and six gorgeous golf courses. With five nature centers, an interpretive farm, and Ladson Park and Arboretum to visit, you will never run out of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.

6. Excellent healthcare is plentiful

Westchester has ample access to quality health care facilities and services across the county, with 18 hospitals at your service. Add to that the numerous health centers, home health care providers, and private practices within Westchester.

With some of the best specialists in the world residing in New York, you couldn’t pick a better spot to retire for outstanding healthcare.

Is The Club at Briarcliff Manor your future home in Westchester?

Situated at the former site of historic Briarcliff Lodge, The Club at Briarcliff Manor will be Westchester’s premier senior living community. Opening in the summer of 2019, The Club at Briarcliff Manor will offer residents Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. With gourmet, full-service dining rooms and plentiful on-site amenities, residents who don’t wish to venture out won’t have to. But we are located close to fine restaurants, high-end shops, and excellent services for those who want to explore the area.

As your health care needs change, The Club at Briarcliff Manor will adapt and meet you where you need us. We offer on-site medical facilities and around-the-clock skilled nursing for those who need it. Some of our social activities double as Memory Care programs and can help keep your mind sharp throughout your retirement.

When you are ready to choose your apartment-home at The Club at Briarcliff Manor, you will have various sizes and floor plans to choose from. We know that our residents all share a keen eye for fine details, so each of our units features elegant finishes and modern décor.

Throughout the property, you will notice that no expense was spared. From the lush landscaping to the small details throughout the hallways, you can feel the quality and luxury all around you.

Call The Club at Briarcliff Manor at 914-368-2510 for more information about retiring in Westchester County.


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