A location close to both the mountains and cities

When considering a retirement location, three things are important: location, location, and location. With its proximity to major metropolitan areas and its setting in the Ramapo Mountains, Bergen County offers a best-of-all worlds locale for living your best life in your retirement years.

Bergen County checks off all the boxes for a good place to call home: entertainment, amenities, health care, low crime rate, shopping, art galleries, easy access to airports and transportation, and some of the nation’s prettiest landscapes.

Because of its prime location, Bergen County offers access to a wide variety of cultural, health, and recreational opportunities for people of all ages. When residents are up for a day trip or weekend getaway, its proximity to New York City, the Catskills, Philadelphia, the Jersey shore and more create nearly endless opportunities for quick road trips.

Easy accessibility to New York City

Bergen County is in the northeastern part of New Jersey and its gateway region. While situated in New Jersey, Bergen County is part of the New York City Metropolitan Area and sits directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, connected by the George Washington Bridge.

Divided into 70 municipalities, Bergen County offers a collection of vibrant towns and mid-sized cities. You can even see the New York skyline from parts of northern New Jersey, with plenty of public transportation options into Manhattan.

Beautiful natural landscapes

While Bergen County is a hub of activity with direct connections to big-city amenities, it also provides access to some of the most beautiful natural areas in the Garden State. Ramapo Reservation in Mahwah, NJ, offers hikes on trails with elevations as high as 1,100 feet and sweeping views of the New York City skyline.

Bergen County is ideally located near other New Jersey counties in the New York Metropolitan Area, including Passaic County and Morris County. Morris County features nearly 11,000 acres of park land that offer a wide variety of hiking, cycling, wildflower and nature trails, along with outdoor education centers, a marina, golf courses, a riding stable, indoor ice skating arena, cultural center, and arboretums.

Retiring in Bergen County

People who choose Bergen County typically seek a retirement without much compromise: they want to be close to the excitement of a city, as well as the peace of a nature trail. This is why The Vista is such a good fit for this area. It’s created for individuals who seek an active lifestyle in a peaceful community alongside other neighbors who do, too.

This brand new Continuing Care Retirement Community in northern New Jersey provides priority access to all levels of care, such as short-term rehabilitation, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing care, and mental health services.

If you’re interested in retiring in Bergen County, consider making your home at The Vista. You can take a virtual tour of The Vista. If you like what you see, contact us online or call us at (201) 848-4200. We look forward to telling you about what The Vista can offer you!

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