Housing Options for Seniors


According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2005-2007 American Community Survey, 3,848 or 12.5% of Westfield residents are 65 and over. Many Westfield seniors own single-family homes and condos or inhabit multifamily housing that is not designated as senior housing. There are also these, more senior-specific possibilities:

The Chelmsford  (not restricted but senior popular)
The one-floor units make Chelmsford a popular community for downsizers who want to keep a pied-a-terre in town. Units include two bedrooms and two full bathrooms, with one unit recently selling for $475. The Chelmsford is situated only a block away from downtown Westfield, and in very close proximity to Trader Joe’s. Many of the units have dining areas or bedrooms that open to private balconies. Onsite parking is available, with an elevator to each floor.

260 Prospect Street NJ 07090
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Cowperthwaite Square Townhomes (restricted)
Restricted to the 55 and over community, Cowperthwaite Square consists of beautiful 2 bedrooms, 3 bath condominiums. With a brick façade and paver stone patio, these condos offer everything you could want by way of aesthetics. Add to this the beautifully landscaped front lawns and you might forget you are sharing walls.

Cowperthwaite Square Westfield, NJ 07090
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Heather Glen
Scotch Plains 55+, Single Family homes in a planned community
Yet another wonderful living option for active adults is the “55 years and better” Heather Glen community. There are only 51 single-family homes in this community, which includes a clubhouse with a billiards room, card room and prep kitchen. Additionally, there is an outdoor heated pool and a beautifully landscaped front garden. Features include garage, basement, and first-floor bedroom with capacities ranging from 3-4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Located only a mile away from downtown Westfield, residents can easily enjoy all that Westfield has to offer while still delighting in the seclusion that Heather Glen has to offer. Priced from $550.

628 Fanwood Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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One Lincoln Plaza  (not restricted)
Located in-town, each of these limited edition one and two-bedroom condominiums situated in a former bank simply exude elegance. The extravagant units feature oak, stone, and tile floors throughout. There are gas fireplaces in the formal living areas, entertainment bars replete with wine refrigerators, and designer kitchens to make your favorite Food Network star proud (or jealous). With cabinetry done in maple and cherry and the latest in fine appliances, you will be sure to “wow” your guests whenever you invite them over. The designer bathrooms include a whirlpool tub, and the room itself is finished with natural stone tile. Add to this an enviable location (right in the heart of downtown Westfield), on-site parking, secure individual basement storage and even a secure bicycle storage area, you will truly be living in the lap of luxury if you choose to reside at One Lincoln Plaza. From $450.

1 Lincoln Plaza Westfield, NJ 07090
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The Savannah
The new plus ultra of in-town, 55 and over age-restricted condominiums. They are all designed for one level living and a few are even offered with libraries and studies. These luxurious age-restricted homes feature soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, fine appliances, fixtures and finishes. Step in the elevator to access all of downtown Westfield’s shops and restaurants just steps away, or your very own private, underground parking. Add the doorman, and it is somewhat like luxury living in a mini-Manhattan. If you want to go to big Manhattan, it’s a five-minute walk to the train. The Savannah in downtown Westfield also features a clubhouse as well as kitchen facilities and is exclusively sold to residents aged 55+ at prices starting from about $700.

111 Prospect Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sunrise Assisted Living Community
Sunrise has been providing the world with Assisted Living Communities since 1981, and their years of experience have lent a spirit of welcoming homeliness to the Sunrise of Westfield. Observed from the outside, the Sunrise sits sprawling on beautiful green lawns surrounded by exceptional outdoor gardens. Once inside, however, the true beauty of Sunrise emerges. You can find numerous fresh-cut flowers throughout the residence, as well as multiple comfortable community areas filled with residents participating in whatever activities may be taking place at the time. There is a widely varied selection of activities to choose from such as darts, balloon volleyball, sing-a-longs, bible study, current event discussions, reminiscing activities, life skill activities, and family get-togethers. Residents are encouraged to keep active, and trips to museums, theaters, shops, and movies are often being made. There’s even an on-site parlor for all your beauty needs. Sunrise provides Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s Care, and perhaps one of their greatest offerings is their choice of suites, which enables residents to choose between a private or companion suite with its very own full bath and resident choice of floor plans. For all the animal lovers out there, be sure to keep an eye out for the resident dog and cat.

240 Springfield Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090
Tel: 908-317-3030

Trinity Place Condos
These high-rise condominiums include 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. With a brick façade, Trinity Place will charm you with its traditional appeal. Located only two blocks away from the train station, these condos are the perfect spot for those who have to commute to work, but still want to live in a lively, affordable neighborhood. Senior High School is located right down the block as well, making Trinity Place a wonderful option for those who desire the peace of mind that comes with knowing your child will have a safe commute to school. The average listed price varies from $275-$400.

515 Trinity Place Westfield NJ 07090
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The Pointe at Garwood
These beautiful townhomes were built by Millennium Homes, a company that specializes in exclusive, luxurious, state-of-the-art communities. One of their recent additions has been the Pointe at Garwood, which is a 55+ community that is set in the heart of Garwood’s new downtown. Townhomes feature three levels, come with a private elevator, and floor plans include 2 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a finished basement. With downtown Westfield and Cranford only a mile away, there are plenty of things to do within walking distance of The Pointe. Restaurants, shops, and movie theaters can be found close by, and if you’re looking to expand your reach, the nearby train station can bring you directly to Manhattan or even the Jersey Shore. If you prefer to travel by bus, then you can find the bus stop bound for New York directly across the street. The Pointe has a bocce court and a clubroom, which boasts a kitchen and media room. Nearby Golf Clubs and Unami, Echo Lake and Lenape Parks ensure that you will more than adequately enjoy your active adult lifestyle at The Pointe. Starting from $499,000.
512 Maple Court Garwood, NJ 07027

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Sandra Circle
Not walkable, coop ownership, Pool-Outdoor $150-$250

When you first set sight on the homes of Sandra Circle, you notice how elegant they appear, with a red brick façade and matching red shutters and door. In Sandra Circle, you can find affordable housing in a peaceful, serene setting. Condos vary in size from 1-2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Carpeting comes standard, and all tenants have access to their very own basement storage area. There are laundry facilities on the premises. Note that this is a co-op, and your tax-deductible maintenance fees will include taxation as well as heat, hot water, snow and trash removal, and outside maintenance. Be sure to use the in-ground pool during those hot summer days.

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Scotch Plains 55+ Condominiums Club House, Pool-Outdoor, Tennis Courts
This private, gated condominium community consists of 294 townhouses that sit on a majestic 55 acres. Located along the banks of Robinson’s Branch of the Rahway River, the scenery seems to shift stunningly around you as the seasons change. Most of the townhomes have 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, with an available driveway, one-car garage and guest parking. You can enjoy your living quarters with supreme peace of mind as well, as the community offers 24-hour security. The grounds are beautifully maintained, and you do not have to leave the community to go swimming, engage with your neighbors, or enjoy a tennis match. There is a newly renovated pool, clubhouse, and tennis courts on the property making Southwyck a great place to live peacefully, comfortably, and safely amongst your fellow residents.

1 Carriage Drive Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Westfield I
1133 Boynton Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
(908) 233-5898

Westfield II
1129 Boynton Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
(908) 518-9586

If you or someone you love is 62 years of age or older, and are seeking Senior housing in a beautifully well-kept, safe area, then the Westfield Senior Citizens Housing Corporation welcomes you to come and visit one of their two buildings located on Boynton Avenue. One building provides living options for low-income seniors and sits on 8.5 acres of park-like land. The building is “W”-shaped, allowing for openness amongst inhabitants and great views for all. The second building meets all of the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. Every bathroom in each of the 130 one-bedroom units includes grab rails, giving residents the freedom they deserve. Additionally, help is just a call away, should you need it, as each room in the one-bedroom unit has an emergency response alarm. Laundry can be done on-site (with a laundry room on every floor), and there are numerous amenities available including an expansive library and a multipurpose room where one can log online, surf the net, and e-mail the grandkids. Additionally, special events take place at the Westfield on a continuous basis. There are weekly trips, book groups, college courses, concerts, and even parties. There are recreational opportunities as well for the active adult and these include walking groups, fitness classes, the PACE program (People with Arthritis Can Exercise), Tai Chi, and more. You must place yourself on the waiting list if you wish to live here, and applicants are considered on a rolling basis. The Town of Westfield Senior Transportation Service provides handicapped accessible curbside transportation to and from town Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.