If you are looking for a prime destination to retire, few options compare to the retirement homes in Massachusetts. These communities offer a number of unique benefits, from their lush, nearby natural environments to their proximity to buzzing major cities. In Massachusetts, there’s a little something for everybody. One of the most popular retirement homes in Massachusetts is The Overlook, a Life Plan Community that offers a gorgeous campus, stellar amenities and a warm, welcoming culture.
It is hard to overstate how gorgeous the landscape of central Massachusetts is. Mountains, forests, lakes and rivers all weave in and out of each other, creating a vibrant and immersive environment. If you choose one of the retirement homes in Massachusetts, all of these sights and trails will be at your fingertips. Moreover, the environment is so diverse that you can choose how you want to experience it.
Take Chesterfield Gorge, for instance. This dramatic gorge sits right along the Westfield River. If you want to take a walk, you’ll find a number of trails ranging from an easy 0.7 miles to a more intensive 4 miles. However, if you want to just enjoy the view, you’ll find plenty of convenient vistas where you can relax and drink in the scenery. If you live in one of the retirement homes in Massachusetts, you can easily take a day trip to the gorge and be home for dinner.
The list goes on as the Charlton area’s natural beauty has started a sort of revitalization of central Massachusetts tourism. For example, a popular spot in the Charlton area is Broad Meadow Brook, New England’s largest urban wildlife center. Located in nearby Worcester, this center offers 400 acres of natural beauty, walking trails and wildlife (including a butterfly garden!).
Don’t feel like leaving Charlton at all? Not a problem. The Buffumville Lake is extremely close to The Overlook and stretches more than 200 acres. It features everything from walking trails to fishing and boating opportunities to a disc golf course, enabling physical activity and wellness pursuits. With all this in mind, the retirement homes in Massachusetts put you right next to a multitude of beautiful, natural attractions. Without traveling very far, you can easily feel like you are in another world entirely.
Proximity to cities
One of the other appealing aspects of retirement homes in Massachusetts, especially The Overlook, is how close they are to four diverse, exciting cities. On the one hand, there are the cities in Massachusetts itself, the most widely known of which is—of course—Boston. Boston offers a unique combination of colonial history and modern innovation. You can visit theaters, civic landmarks, Fenway Park and an assortment of unique dining experiences. There is also the lesser known but extremely engaging city of Sturbridge. Sturbridge offers a perfect re-creation of 19th century Massachusetts, more than 40 restaurants, and campgrounds and hiking trails to spare!
On the other hand, there is Providence, Rhode Island. Providence is an extremely colorful, diverse and eccentric city full of interesting attractions and unique culture. Whether you attend the WaterFire festival, visit the RISD Museum of Art or take a stroll through Federal Hill, you will meet people and experience cultures unlike anywhere in the country!
Last, but certainly not least, there is Hartford, Connecticut. If you live in one of the retirement homes in Massachusetts, you are a day trip away from this unique city. Hartford combines historical attractions with a thriving arts and entertainment center and a number of beautiful parks to create a town that is culturally rich and visually gorgeous.
If you’re looking to settle in an area full of beautiful environments and unique, convenient cultural opportunities, you should consider retirement homes in Massachusetts. The Overlook, in particular, offers a special level of comfort and peace of mind because it is a Life Plan Community. If you want to learn more, call today at 866-753-5429 or click here for a free information kit.