Bergen County: Metropolitan lifestyle, small town safety

Whether or not you are ready for retirement or are just planning ahead for the best place to spend your retirement years, deciding where to live is a big deal. You want to choose a community that fits your lifestyle and provides opportunities to grow. Proximity to cities, parks, and transportation are important factors. You may have already made a list of your top retirement destinations and researched the cost of living and home prices there. The decision is a tough one, of course, pitting priorities against other priorities. Do you want to find a more rural location or somewhere close to a major metropolitan area? Do you want a lot of nearby green space or easy access to cultural events and destinations?

You can find all of those things and more in Bergen County, which is why it is one of the best places for retirement in New Jersey. It is the most populous county in the state, but it is also home to 9,000 acres of gorgeous parkland. Close to both nature and the amenities of urban living, Bergen County retirement is affordable, safe, and comfortable. The county continually expands its services to create a vibrant, connected, and caring community.

As more people choose Bergen County for their retirement years, the independent living communities in the area are growing and expanding their services and amenities. When you retire in Bergen County, you can expect well-rounded, secure, and enjoyable living.

Discover the many reasons why Bergen County might be your location of choice to retire:

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Location

From a night in the city to a weekend in the mountains, Bergen is close to it all.

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Recreation and culture

Enjoy nearly 200 arts and history organizations, endless shopping, and entertainment choices.

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Medical care

Bergen County has six major medical centers with a seventh in North Bergen.

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Cost of living

Bergen County is more affordable than you might expect!

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Diversity and education

Surround yourself with enriching cultures and continuing education opportunities.

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Safety

Crime rates in Bergen County are significantly below the national average.

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