Retirement Villages in Buffalo, NY


Is Buffalo, NY a good place to retire? 

There’s never been a better time or place to retire than in Buffalo, NY. The entire region is alive with a true sense of optimism and the renascence taking place here is astounding. Western New Yorkers are some of the warmest and welcoming people in the country. They take great care of each other – that’s why Buffalo’s nickname is the City of Good Neighbors. 

The Buffalo-Niagara area has experienced overall record setting economic growth over the last several years, despite a global pandemic. With the established resilience of Buffalonians, the area is also experiencing a new period of cultural growth. Chalk-full of historical landmarks, museums, art galleries, and institutions, Buffalo’s rich history has stood the test of time and built a strong sense of character in the city, as well as surrounding areas. 


Choose relaxation or adventure 

When choosing a retirement community in Buffalo, NY, the way you spend your retirement is entirely up to you. Whether you enjoy being inside enjoying a good read, or the love of exploring nature, Buffalo has so many diverse areas that are tied to the city’s history. Art lovers enjoy performances and exhibits, like Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and Niagara Falls’ Castellani Art Museum. World-class architecture is abounding with Frank LloydWright’s Darwin Martin House Complex and Greycliff Estates, Louis Sullivan’s Guaranty Building, and more. For lovers of history and science, institutions such as the Buffalo Museum of Science, the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum, and the Buffalo Naval and Military Park are incredible experiences.

In addition, the Olmstead Park System offers quaint spaces, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens host nature’s bounty daily, and the beautiful Glen Falls just a few minutes north of the city. All worldly gems in Western New York, including the wonderment of mighty Niagara Falls just a few miles to the north. 


Shuffle off to easy living 

With so many amenities available at retirement villages in Buffalo, NY, the golden years have never looked so enjoyable. Offering worship services, art studios, fitness centers, libraries, beauty salons and barber shops, full-service cafés, walking paths, and beautiful outdoor spaces, The GreenFields are easy living defined. Having around-the-clock staff, you never need to worry about simple repairs around your home and emergency assistance is always available. For many, independent residential living in retirement communities is the perfect solution, but assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing/respite care are also available. 

Furthermore, when you’re a part of a retirement community in Buffalo, NY, you’re in good company. In the state of New York, 12% of the population is over the age of 65. That number is expected to grow over the next few years as more families choose Western New York for retirement. 


All options, all in one place 

During retirement, individual people have individual interests, wants, and needs. Choosing the right type of retirement community can sometimes be confusing with all the different terms available to describe communities. So, here’s a brief description of the types of available retirement villages in Buffalo NY. 

  1. 55+ Communities: Sometimes called retirement communities or age-restricted communities, 55+ living is rich with amenities. All the offerings on this site are for individuals over age 55, unless noted. 
  1. Senior Apartments: Rental apartments for seniors or retirees with varying levels of amenities. There are options for market-rate or income-restrictive apartments in the community. 
  1. Active Adult: Retirement living for active adults with amenities desirable for a senior lifestyle, but not necessarily age-restricted. 
  1. Independent Living: Independent living offers an active lifestyle with included assisted living when needed, such as meal preparation and housekeeping included. This type option is part of the Continuing Care Communities listed on this site. 

In short, the excitement is just beginning. Be a part of Buffalo Niagara’s renascence by spending the best years of your life in a community where friends feel like family – at the The GreenFields retirement villages in Buffalo NY. Contact The GreenFields at 716.684.8400 to learn more today. 


The GreenFields resident



5959 Broadway
Lancaster, NY 14086

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