Choosing a place to retire is one of the biggest decisions you make in your life. While many Northeasterners 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, home to The Club at Briarcliff Manor, is close enough to the city that you can go enjoy NYC any time you like. But compared to the big city, Westchester, New York, is a much quieter, safer and friendlier place to retire.
You’ll surely wonder if New York is a good place to retire. New York can be expensive, but there are other factors to consider when looking for a home. In Bank Rate’s rankings of different living categories, New York is ranked #5 both in Well-Being and Culture & Diversity. Crime is also lower than many other area locations.
Find out more why Westchester is the best place to retire in New York and the reasons you should consider retiring to The Club at Briarcliff Manor.
6 Reasons to Retire in Westchester County NY
1. Activity: There’s Plenty To Do in Westchester
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 activities. For example, The Westchester is a beautiful shopping mall featuring an Apple Store, Coach, Crate & Barrel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Nordstrom and more.
2. Atmosphere: Nature Is Always Nearby
Westchester County boasts more than 50 county parks. The county also maintains pools, dozens of miles of hiking trails, and six gorgeous golf courses. There are also five nature centers, an interpretive farm, and Lasdon Park and Arboretum to visit.
Westchester residents also have access to nearby public beaches like Croton Point Park Beach in Croton-on-Hudson, Glen Island and Harbor Island Park Beach in New Rochelle, and Playland Beach in Rye. You’ll never run out of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the sunshine in Westchester.
3. Culture: Westchester County Has the Finer Things
Westchester County boasts dozens of museums, theaters, historic sites and points of interest. Westchester boasts world-class museums such as The Neuberger Museum of Art, performance spaces, arts centers and other cultural locations.
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. Proximity: You Can Get to New York City in Less Than an Hour
If you start in the county seat of White Plains, you can board an express train and arrive in Manhattan less than an hour later. Driving from Westchester to New York may take as little as 30 minutes, but prepare for traffic. Either way, you’re not too far away from Manhattan to make it worth your while.
Living a short trip from New York City’s events, restaurants, shops and shows is a major perk of living in Westchester County.
5. Safety: 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 few years. The vast majority of reported infractions were property crimes like petty theft.
Westchester County’s crime rate is 68% lower than the national average, and is safer than much of the United States.
6. Well-Being: Excellent Health Care 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 health care.
How The Club at Briarcliff Manor Fits Your Westchester Lifestyle
Situated at the former site of historic Briarcliff Lodge, The Club at Briarcliff Manor is Westchester’s premier senior living community. The Club at Briarcliff Manor offers 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 don’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 round-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 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. The Club at Briarcliff Manor is just one of the many reasons why Westchester is the best place to retire in New York.
Live Your Best Life at The Club at Briarcliff Manor
The Club at Briarcliff Manor offers the best senior Independent Living in Western New York, Westchester and nearby New York City. This option lets you spend your days pursuing your passions and forming meaningful friendships while our staff provides housekeeping, transportation, cooking and more.