Situated just 30 miles north of New York City and surrounded by the majestic Hudson River and Long Island Sound, Westchester County is one of the nation's oldest inhabited areas, with a rich cultural history and heritage. Seniors may find this location ideal for retirement with its unique mix of quiet villages, vibrant cities, and river towns.
Senior citizens in Westchester have a lot to explore, including popular restaurants, cafes, museums and landmarks, such as the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art and Kykuit The Rockefeller Estate. More than 200 properties in the region are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Retiring in New York can mean enduring harsh winters with heavy snowfall at times, but some residents escape that by vacationing in warmer places like Florida. Westchester's proximity to New York City offers easy access to some of the best healthcare facilities in the U.S.
According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, the cost of assisted living in Westchester is $6,350, which is much higher than the national average of $4,051 and New York state median of $4,630.
Note: Information for Westchester was not available, so data from the closest region, Bridgeport, CT, area, was used.
Check out our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Westchester to see if any are right for you.
The Country House in Westchester
2000 Baldwin Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Located on the beautiful and historic Hudson River Valley, The Country House in Westchester is a vibrant senior living community offering independent and assisted living support services. The facility is conveniently positioned near the Franklin Delano Roosevelt State Park and Angle Fly Preserve, and numerous shopping and dining areas are nearby. Residents can pursue their hobbies and passions through the community's social programs and activities, including dance and music sessions, board games, lectures, arts and crafts, exercise classes and outings to local cultural sites and events. Amenities offered include numerous common areas, activity rooms, assistance with personal activities, housekeeping and home-cooked meals.
Sunrise at Fleetwood
500 North Columbus Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10552
Situated just a few minutes from Manhattan, New York, Sunrise at Fleetwood is nestled in a peaceful residential neighborhood in Mt. Vernon. Residents at the facility have easy access to a nearby shopping mall in Eastchester/Scarsdale with popular stores and dining areas, making for easy planning of outings with other seniors or visiting family. Medical support is provided by on-call nursing staff available 24/7, and the New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital is only a short distance away. Seniors will find plenty of exciting activities in the community, including music and piano entertainment, gaming sessions and cooking classes. They'll also have plenty of time to relax at the numerous indoor and outdoor lounge areas provided, as well as their comfortable studio or one-bedroom apartments.
The Kensington White Plains
100 Maple Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
The Kensington White Plains senior living community is located in the heart of White Plains, near the White Plains Hospital and within walking distance of The Galleria and The Westchester shopping malls. The facility's residents enjoy its proximity to numerous eateries, religious sites, the White Plains Performing Arts Center and the Saxon Woods Park. The community emphasizes wellness by offering monthly health assessments, and there's a physician's office on-site. A warm and cozy environment, lush outdoor terraces, housekeeping and laundry, transportation and a full calendar of events are just some of the amenities and services residents enjoy in the community.
Atria on the Hudson
321 North Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562
Overlooking the beautiful Hudson River, Atria on the Hudson offers residents a luxurious living environment with elegant interior furnishings and stunning views of the surroundings. The facility is built on a 10-acre campus with plenty of beautiful gathering spaces perfect for holding conversations with other seniors or friends and family when they visit. Residents and guests enjoy access to a full-service spa, fitness center and aquatic center within the community, and there are numerous attractions nearby, such as Croton Point Park, which makes for a great outing with grandkids or friends. Many games, sports, and arts and crafts opportunities are offered to keep seniors active.
Bethel Springvale Inn
62 Springvale Rd.
Croton On Hudson, NY 10520
Bethel Springvale Inn is a not-for-profit organization offering senior citizens a full continuum of care, luxurious amenities and compassionate support through an experienced team of caregivers available around-the-clock. Located a few steps from the Hudson River and only a short distance from the Blue Mountain Reservation and Salt Hill State Forest, residents at the community never lack options for excursion opportunities. When not relaxing in their elegantly furnished apartments, seniors can join in on the numerous on-site and off-site activities available, including musical performances, discussion groups, costume parties and outings to local cultural events. Transportation to appointments is provided and residents have access to a beauty parlor and barbershop, patios and well-manicured gardens.
Atria Briarcliff Manor
1025 Pleasantville Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
Situated near the lush fields of Law Memorial Park, Atria Briarcliff Manor is a senior living facility that offers apartment-style accommodation along with an array of luxury amenities, including a movie theater, library, worship space and full-service beauty parlor and barbershop. Residents in the community benefit from numerous relaxation spaces such as porches and an outdoor swimming pool, as well as activity rooms where they can interact and socialize with other seniors through games, stories and live entertainment. A choice of studio, one and two-bedroom apartments are provided, all featuring an emergency call system for safety enhancement. Three meals served restaurant-style are offered daily, and there's an on-site café for complimentary snacks and beverages served all day.
The Ambassador of Scarsdale
9 Saxon Wood Road
White Plains, NY 10605
Nestled on a wooded 7-acre parcel bordering the Saxon Woods Park, The Ambassador of Scarsdale offers senior citizens assisted living and memory care within an idyllic setting. Residents at the facility can enjoy spending time at the state-of-the-art fitness center or take a stroll through the community's expansive and beautifully landscaped grounds. A variety of activities, including gardening, yoga, tai chi, music classes and arts and crafts, provide opportunities for regular social engagement among residents. Thoughtfully prepared meals, transportation to appointments, a movie theater, an art studio, a billiards room and a library are just of the many amenities that make this facility one of the best in the area.
Sunrise of Crestwood
65 Crisfield Street
Yonkers, NY 10710
Sunrise of Crestwood senior living community caters to senior citizens in need of assisted living and memory care support services. The facility is located near the Cross Country Shopping Mall and Empire City Casino, and external medical support is provided by the Lawrence Hospital Center and St. John's Riverside Hospital. Seniors in the community enjoy comfort and security with secured main entry and apartments featuring emergency call systems. Shaded walking paths and seating spaces allow for outdoor relaxation and fresh air. Experienced care staff is available around-the-clock to provide assistance with activities of daily living, weekly housekeeping, health monitoring and meal preparation.
The Bristal at White Plains
305 North Street
White Plains, NY 10605
Residents at The Bristal at White Plains have a selection of spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments featuring in-room kitchenettes, private bathrooms and paid utilities. The senior living facility offers seniors a myriad of amenities to promote physical fitness, social engagement and fun living, including a putting green, a fitness center, a bistro, an activity and gaming room, a country club dining room, a library and an on-site cinema and beauty salon. The staff arranges for recreational programs to keep residents active and healthy, including on-site activities such as live musical performances and group outings to nearby attractions, community events and sporting venues like the Century Country Club.
The Fountains at RiverVue
One RiverVue Place
Tuckahoe, NY 10707
The Fountains at RiverVue is a rental community providing assisted living and memory care in a campus-like environment, close to numerous shopping, dining, healthcare and recreational areas such as the Tibbetts Brook Park. The facility's residents enjoy a dynamic full calendar of activities on-site and off-site, regular outings to nearby attractions and festivals and Watermark University classes. In addition, they benefit from a host of amenities that include a media and billiards room, a creative arts studio, expansive terraces, a full-service beauty salon and barbershop and a health and wellness center. 24/7 care staff is present to assist seniors with all their needs, including escorts to physician appointments.