Mountainside is tucked away in New Jersey’s scenic Union County, offering a small-town atmosphere just miles away from New York City. This proximity to the city offers Mountainside residents the opportunity to take advantage of its world-class museums, dining, and theater opportunities while still being able to retreat to their charming and relaxed suburban home.
It’s no wonder more seniors are choosing to retire in Mountainside; it’s beautiful and offers the best of both worlds for city lovers and suburban dwellers alike.
Love the Four Seasons
Seniors can enjoy Mountainside all year, marveling at everything each season has to offer. From bustling farmers markets throughout the summer to vivid colors on the trees in the fall, the view through your window will surprise and astonish you at any time of the year.
Older adults who call Mountainside home can find seasonal hobbies to try out, from snowshoeing in the winter to bird-watching in the spring. Not sure how to get started with a new nature hobby? Try taking a class at the local library or asking a friend to help you get started.
Explore the Museums
Learn a bit about history or discover your new favorite artist by touring any of the museums around the Mountainside and NYC area. Residents in Mountainside can check out museum passes from the library that significantly decrease your cost of admittance. Remember: You don’t have to travel to New York City to enjoy history or art. There are plenty of museums right in the Mountainside area, such as the Miller-Cory House Museum or the Trailside Nature & Science Center.
Discover Parks and Trails
One of the biggest perks of living in suburban Mountainside is the scenery! You can enjoy any of the parks and trails throughout the area; well-maintained trails make for safe access for everyone, even if you have a mobility aid or device. Try bird-watching, hiking, or picnicking throughout the Watchung Reservation or Echo Lake Park.
Enjoy Senior Services
Retirement in Mountainside means access to the outstanding senior services the borough provides. Services include specialized transportation, a senior lounge, fall prevention lectures, and regular AARP safe driving classes. You can learn more about scams targeting the senior population through the borough’s senior services program, as well as find vetted handyman services that can help you with projects in your home.
Find Assistance When You Need It
As your medical needs change and grow during retirement, Mountainside offers services that are designed to keep you feeling your very best. Meals on Wheels deliveries throughout Mountainside bring nutritious meals and friendly smiles to older adults who need it. Living in Union County also means easy access to top-rated hospitals, including Hackensack Meridian’s Mountainside Medical Center and specialists throughout New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. For those who prefer a Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital, there are two located within 5 miles of Mountainside.
Finally, Mountainside offers multiple senior living options for older adults who are looking for more socialization and assistance. At Arbor Terrace Mountainside, our residents enjoy the perks that come from retiring in a luxury senior living community, such as delicious chef-prepared meals, live concerts, and personalized assistance in their spacious apartments. We love being a part of the greater Mountainside community and frequent local businesses and attractions during our regular trips with residents.
Learn more about how to choose a senior living community by downloading our free resource, “Finding a Safe and Comfortable Senior Living Community.” You’ll learn what senior living really looks like today and how to ask the right questions during tours to make your most confident decision.
Then, call the team at Arbor Terrace Mountainside. We would love to tell you more about our community and our services; it won’t take you long to see that our community is exceptional.