Toll Brothers Retirement Communities in the Northeast

by Nelda_Hoxie

A helpful guide to over-55 retirement communities in the Northeast designed and built by Toll Brothers, an award-winning national home builder.

Toll Brothers was founded in 1967 by Robert Toll. During the next 45 years the now publicly-owned company expanded to build residential communities in 20 states. Responding to the changing demographics as Baby Boomers age, Toll Brothers has entered the Over-55 retirement community segment of the home-building niche. Despite the prevailing stereotype that retirees move south, Toll Brothers has built several retirement communities for active adults in the Northeast in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The Regency at Prospect located in Prospect, Connecticut features town homes in the upper-$200,000 range. There are two over-55 active adult communities in Massachusetts. The Regency at Methuen, in Methuen, Massachusetts contains town homes and detached single family homes in the mid-$300,000 range. The Regency at Assabet Ridge, in Marlborough, Massachusetts has town homes also in the mid-$300,000 range. Three Toll Brothers active adult communities call New Jersey home. All three of the New Jersey over-55 active communities provide single family homes. Princeton Manor (Kendall Park, NJ) homes run in the upper-$300,000 range - as do the homes in the Regency at Monroe (Monroe, NJ). The coastal active adult community in Forked River, NJ (Sea Breeze at Lacey) runs a bit less selling in the low $300,000s. Toll Brothers has built a condominium retirement community in Fishkill, New York (Regency at Fishkill) with units selling in the mid $300,000s. Pennsylvania hosts 3 Toll Brothers retirement communities in its eastern portion. The Regency at Yardley (Yardley, PA) is the most expensive in the low-$400,000 range. Both the Meadow Glen at Skippack (Skippack, PA) and the Regency at Providence (Collegeville, PA) sell homes. Meadow Glen homes run in the low $300,000s, while the homes in Regency at Providence go in the upper $300,000s.

Toll Brothers Active Adult Communities in the Northeast

Both of the Toll Brothers over-55 active communities are located in Massachusetts cities along Route 495, the outer loop road surrounding Boston. Methuen has 3 exits on Route 495. Marlborough is located at the junction of Route 495 and the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Methuen, Massachusetts

Methuen is small city with a population of about 40,000. As is typical in Massachusetts, its founding dates back to 1642 when it was first settled and 1746, when it was incorporated. Because of its many rivers which provided a cheap source of power, Methuen played an important role in the Industrial. Revolution. Today you see the legacy of that economic activity in revitalized mill buildings and historic municipal architecture. Architecture and history buffs will love exploring the Searles Tenney Nevins Historic District created in 1992 to preserve the community's architectural history as a mill town, specifically Gaunt Square, which has been the commercial center of Methuen since the mid-19th Century. David Nevins, Charles Tenney and Edward F. Searles, are three important men who left an architectural legacy which still articulates the district's character today.

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Toll Brothers is an expert company when it comes to finding just the right town, in which to build one of it's residential retirement communities. You'll find that their location experts find beautiful and upscale villages away from big cities, but with great access to those cities. So you get the great combination of small town life and big city outings. Fishkill, NY is a perfect example of a village where Toll Brothers locates its retirement communities in.

Fishkill, New York

Located in the beautiful and very quaint Hudson River Valley, the Village of Fishkill, New York has the perfect balance of urbane sophistication and small town chic. Wondering about the name? Kill is the Dutch word for stream. Given it's location on the Hudson River, you'll notice quite a few villages that end in kill. World-renown Vassar College is nearby. Located just 60 miles north of New York City Fishkill is an affluent suburb in southwestern Dutchess County.

Lacey Lights Boat Parade

Join fellow boaters as they decorate and light their boats, and parade up the Forked River, from Barnegat Bay.

The Seabreeze at Lacey is the only coastal Toll Brothers over-55 retirement community in the Northeast United States. Deciding where to retire isn't just about the tax base and housing costs, it's about a quality of life and still having adventures. Watch the video above and imagine enjoying the Lacey Lights Boat Parade. Whether you're a boater in the parade or just watching along the shore, doesn't it look like a great way to share a summer night with friends and family?

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Updated: 02/26/2012, Nelda_Hoxie
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JaneG on 02/28/2012

Fortunately I'm not of retirement age yet. With my parents however, I think the most important thing is to keep them active and interested. Living in a community with people of similar age, to them, is very important to their quality of life.

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