Retiring in Gambrills: What You Need to Know

For those who are retiring in Gambrills, Maryland, it’s a wonder why more seniors haven’t taken advantage of this gem of a city. Situated an hour north of Washington, DC, and just 30 minutes east of Annapolis, Gambrills offers residents a small-town atmosphere with easy access to nearby metropolises. 

However, there’s more to Gambrills than just its location. It is the perfect area to retire to, especially because more and more seniors are choosing to skip tropical locations when choosing their dream retirement destinations. Instead, modern seniors and baby boomers are finding that retiring in their favorite city or neighborhood, where they already know the area and are close to friends, is a better option than a sandy beach.

If retiring in Gambrills is on your radar, here are five more reasons why this small city could be your next best decision.

A Varied Climate

Not every senior dreams of warm and humid days year-round. For older adults looking to retire in a city that boasts the ebbs and flows of each of the four seasons, Gambrills is ideal. The area experiences all four seasons, but without the harsh extremes felt in the northern parts of the country. This means you can enjoy crisp mornings and colorful leaves in the fall, blooming flowers in the spring, cozy nights by the fireplace in the winter, and dips in the local pool during the summer.

Plenty of Local Activities

Gambrills offers local dining options to please almost any palate, and shopping destinations for all budgets. For those looking to get outside, there are parks to explore and trails to walk. Have dogs? Bring them along with you to explore Bell Branch Dog Park!

When you are ready to branch out and see sights outside of the Gambrills area, start with the Annapolis Maritime Museum, or bring the grandkids along on an extra-special pirate adventure on the Chesapeake. Head to Washington, DC, for a day trip to explore museums, monuments, and the history of our country. No matter what your interests are, you are sure to learn something new. And if you don’t like to drive, don’t worry. Public transportation is available throughout the Annapolis and DC area so that you won’t be stuck behind the wheel in traffic for the duration of your day.

Senior Resources

Gambrills is packed with support and resources for seniors and their caregivers. Consider visiting one of Anne Arundel County’s many senior centers for drop-in activities or special events. The county’s Department of Aging and Disabilities also hosts support groups, lectures, and workshops for older adults who are seeking information on how to stay healthy during their senior years. Finally, get additional nutritional support and a friendly visitor when you sign up for home-delivered meals.

Senior Living Options

Gambrills is a city that offers its residents a variety of senior living options. Fortunately, seniors can receive the assistance they need and easy access to social opportunities by checking out senior living communities throughout the Gambrills area. Seniors have the opportunity to choose from a variety of levels of care, giving them the chance to find the senior living community that is best for their ability levels, challenges, and preferences.

Affordable Pricing

Finally, retiring in Gambrills is easy on your wallet. With real estate and senior living communities boasting affordable prices, you can be confident your retirement money will stretch farther than you may have expected.

If you are ready to retire in the Gambrills area, but prefer the additional help that assisted living or memory care can provide, be sure to stop by Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel. Our dedicated team is ready to provide you with the environment you need to feel safe, healthy, and happy. You’ll enjoy a variety of activities and events each day, delicious meals prepared by our chefs, and a spacious apartment to make your own.

Stop by for a tour to see what life can look like when you live at Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel.

Michele Daley

About the Author: Michele Daley

I have been in senior living for 15 years. I stumbled into it quite accidentally and fell madly in love. I consider it an honor and privilege to serve our senior population and their families. I have held a variety of positions over the years and still find the most rewarding part of what we do is making a senior smile. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family. Some of our favorite things to do together are going to amusement parks and anything on the beach.

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