Beginning east of the Hudson River, Long Island stretches across four counties and is known for its variety of amenities from racetracks to sandy beaches and world-class wineries, the region has plenty to offer retirees.
Long Island's expansive 118-mile coastline gives seniors access to 150 beaches and countless opportunities for outdoor recreation, including fishing, championship golf courses and a number of state parks. Residents can also visit the region's unique historic attractions, such as beautiful Gold Coast mansions, the Montauk Lighthouse and over 100 museums. Culinary enthusiasts will appreciate that Long Island was named as one of the world's top 10 wine regions by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, and boasts a vibrant restaurant scene. Over 400 events are hosted each year across the region, most within driving distance. For longer commutes, the Long Island Railroad offers easy access to towns throughout the island as well as to the five boroughs of New York City and the Big Apple itself.
One downside of retiring to Long Island is that it's a relatively expensive place to live, especially for seniors on a fixed income. At close to $6,000 per month, the average cost of assisted living services on Long Island is much higher than the New York state average of $4,185 per month.
Note: Information for Long Island was not available, so data from the nearest city, New York, was used.
Despite its high living costs, Long Island has a lot to offer seniors. If the Long Island lifestyle appeals to you, check out this list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in the region.
Sunrise of Holbrook
320 Patchogue Holbrook Road
Holbrook, NY 11741
(631) 289 8400
The Sunrise of Holbrook senior living community offers assisted living, memory care, short-term stays and coordination of hospice care. Located near reputable medical centers, the Great Patchogue Lake, and several breweries and pubs, this senior living facility set on several rolling acres with spectacular views of the Long Island Pine Barrens. Seniors calling this community home enjoy the service of compassionate caregivers who are available 24/7 and provide assistance with activities of daily living, including medication management and personal care. Regular outings include visits to local attractions such as the Holtsville Ecology Center and horse racing competitions. There are plenty of meal options on the menu, and residents enjoy restaurant-style dining.
Sunrise of West Babylon
540 Montauk Highway
West Babylon, NY 11704
(631) 422 8500
Residents living in the Sunrise of West Babylon can maintain an active lifestyle and enjoy all that Long Island has to offer. Located near the Babylon Village, this senior living community is close to many shopping areas, restaurants, theatres, and cultural and community event locations. It's also a few minutes from Long Island's beautiful shorelines. Residents enjoy living in a secure, home-like atmosphere with attractive outdoor landscaping. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments are available, and the staff helps with housekeeping and laundry service. Residents are urged to participate in on-site and off-site activities such as games, music performances, gardening and Wii Sports to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Atria South Setauket
4089 Nesconset Highway
South Setauket, NY 11720
(631) 816 2598
An active and friendly senior living community, Atria South Setauket is an ideal place for seniors to spend their golden years. Located near plenty of shopping, dining and local attractions, the facility offers residents an excellent choice of excursions to explore. Residents can relax on the community's garden, patio or outdoor swimming pool while the staff takes care of all their needs, including housekeeping and laundry. Seniors here can take advantage of the many activities, learning and socialization opportunities available to keep their minds and bodies active. Hotel-like amenities are available on-site, and accommodation options include standard and deluxe apartments.
565 Albany Ave
Amityville, NY 11701
(631) 842 6091
Residents at the Dominican Village enjoy a broad range of programs, services and amenities designed to foster independence among seniors and at the same time promote physical, emotional and mental health. The village is a nonprofit, nonsectarian retirement community and assisted living residence sponsored by the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville. Located on a 13-acre campus, this facility offers seniors plenty of outdoor space within a secure environment. Studio and two-bedroom apartments are available with housekeeping and laundry services included. Amenities and features include a beauty and barbershop, a computer room, party space, transportation, meals, a general store, and a garden and patio.
165 Beverly Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746
(631) 714 6332
Residents at the Atria Huntington senior living community enjoy their retirement years in a facility that is very similar to living at home. Located on a 14-acre parcel in the country-side and nestled in a tranquil neighborhood, the community offers the ideal relaxation place for seniors. Its one-floor ranch-like layout makes it easy for residents to move around the facility, especially those using wheelchairs and walkers. Studio apartments and companion suites are available, and they feature emergency alert systems, individual thermostat control and housekeeping service. Caregivers offer assistance with activities of daily living, such as medication management, bathing and dressing. Daily restaurant-style meals are available.
Sunrise of Dix Hills
337 Deer Park Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746
Residents at Sunrise of Dix Hills senior living community in Long Island get to enjoy the finer things in life as a way of celebrating their golden years. From stylish residences set in a Victorian-style estate to high-end restaurant dining and professional 24/7 care staff, residents at the facility delight in quality senior living care. The facility is close to reputable healthcare providers such as the Huntington Hospital, and additional on-site medical care is provided by the facility's 24-hour nursing staff and visiting physicians. A community bistro, beauty parlor and barbershop, coffee shop, private dining room, fitness room and party space are on-site.
The Bristal Assisted Living at East Northport
760 Larkfield Road
East Northport, NY 11731
(631) 858 0100
The Bristal Assisted Living at East Northport is a senior living community that strives to maintain a balance between luxury, privacy, safety and health. East Northport is centrally located between the vibrant neighborhoods of Northport, Huntington and Smithtown, providing easy access to shopping, dining and entertainment, all within walking distance from the facility. Residents at this community enjoy its broad range of amenities, activities and programs meant to keep them active, social and content. In addition to well-structured indoors for socialization and gaming sessions, the community has lovely outdoor gardens, patios and a pool where residents can relax and exercise.
Atria Bay Shore
53 Ocean Avenue
Bay Shore, NY 11706
(631) 328 2324
Residents at the Atria Bay Shore senior community enjoy living in a comfortable, secure environment where they can relax, play and socialize with fellow senior citizens. Excursions to nearby shopping centers, restaurants, libraries, attractions and places of worship are regularly scheduled. Staff is available 24 hours a day and helps with housekeeping, laundry services, transportation to medical appointments and the coordination of events and activities. Residents can choose between studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments, depending on their preferences. Seniors in need of assisted living have caregivers on standby to help them with bathing, grooming and medication management.
• Daily restaurant-style meals provided
• Emergency call system present in every apartment
Atria East Northport
10 Cheshire Place
East Northport, NY 11731
(631) 615 7206
Residents at the Atria East Northport enjoy a wealth of activities, events and programs designed to spice up their retirement years. Located in a tranquil neighborhood setting, this facility is close to New York City and Long Island's North Shore, offering easy access to numerous attractions, fine dining restaurants and shopping areas. Residents can choose between studio and one-bedroom apartments that come with in-room kitchenettes or kitchens and housekeeping services as standard. A beauty/barbershop, party space, outdoor dining space, movie theater, game room and library are also on-site. The care staff is present 24/7.
Whisper Woods of Smithtown
71 St. Johnland Road
Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 210 5464
Located on a wooded campus with picturesque surroundings and a quiet atmosphere, Whisper Woods of Smithtown may be your ideal choice of a senior living community in Long Island. The facility is located right across the St. Catherine Medical Center, and there are numerous attractions and shopping areas nearby. The community offers assisted living and memory care services through specially trained caregivers and staff that is available 24/7. Each resident has a personalized care plan to ensure they receive the right amount of care required to remain as independent as possible. Accommodation includes studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, and the staff takes care of housekeeping and laundry services.