Heritage Village is a dynamic community for adults 55 and up, nestled among the woods and streams of a New England town. While the Village is the largest adult community in Connecticut, with more than 2,500 condominiums placed throughout 1,000 acres, its thoughtful design, reflecting a deep respect for the natural landscape, never intrudes on the beauty of its setting. The light-filled condominiums, painted in subtle shades to complement the neighboring trees and fields, lend the community a harmony with nature rare in a planned community.
Yet the outside tranquility belies the active, bustling community underneath. With four outdoor pools, courts for tennis, pickleball, and paddle tennis, a well-equipped fitness center, as well as pathways and hiking trails, the Village has enough venues to keep even the most physically active challenged.
Avid gardeners, worried about giving up their home plots, will be delighted to join the beloved River Gardens, where they can continue growing vegetables, flowers, or herbs. The shared tools and a vegetable-washing area will keep their own garages neat.
Yet it’s not only the body that will be engaged at Heritage Village. Artists will discover studios and classes for painting and drawing, stained glassmaking, pottery, photography, woodworking, and metalworking. Quilters and other craftspeople can join the various clubs for their interests and display their work at the Heritage Gallery and at the Arts and Crafts shows during the year.
Performers in the Village can shine in our theater company, choir, or tap-dancing troupes. Language-lovers may practice with other speakers, and genealogy fans can trace their family history with fellow club members. History and current events fans will appreciate and debate the talks given by visiting lecturers.
The Heritage Village calendar is full of interesting things to do, including simply sitting back to enjoy the professional music and theatrical groups that regularly visit the Village.
If that’s not enough, the Village organizes bus trips to New York City, Boston, and other regional attractions throughout the year, including a river cruise to admire fall foliage, or a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Arts for the latest exhibit. The Village also travels farther afield, with trips to National Parks, or to fascinating cities such as New Orleans, as well as to international sites such as Antarctica or the Maya pyramids.
Villagers have the time to travel or learn new sports or skills, because Heritage Village and its staff take care of the worries and chores that steal time away. No more snow shoveling, pruning trees, or cleaning out gutters: the Village’s superb maintenance and landscaping teams see to that. With its own security team working 24/7, nearby ambulance services, and a resource office in the Meeting House staffed by a member of the local police department, Heritage Village offers a safe and secure setting to its residents.
This combination of a tranquil and beautiful country environment, coupled with the exciting activities and energy of a small city, make Heritage Village the best of both worlds, and a place for the curious, the engaged, and for those embarking on the next chapter of their lives.