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Why Stamford Offers the Ideal Retirement Location

Choosing where you are going to retire is something that could make or break your overall retirement experience. To make this decision easier, we’re breaking down exactly why your retirement location matters, as well as why making a move to a premier senior living community in Stamford, Connecticut, could be your best decision yet.

Where You Retire Matters

Do you love to be busy and involved in activities, or do you love to relax and spend time by yourself? Do you enjoy exploring nature, or would you rather be exploring a new restaurant or shop that opened? If you like to be active within the community, you’ll want to choose a place where you’ll have access to the opportunities you desire. If you want to take in the beauty of nature, you won’t want to move to a city without any semblance of nature around.

Knowing yourself and your passions is key to choosing the right location, so consider these points to help you narrow down your options.

Retiring in Stamford, CT

Why is retiring here ideal? For starters, not only is Stamford one of the best places in Connecticut to live, but it offers residents both an urban and suburban feel, with easy access to both the countryside and Long Island Sound. That means you’ll find plenty of things to do in Stamford, CT and the surrounding towns like Greenwich and Darien  – which is why so many are drawn to this area to retire.

Interesting Places To Explore

Are you an explorer at heart? There are tons of interesting sites to see and places to visit in Stamford. Check out some of these top recommendations:

  • Explore Bedford Street in Stamford
  • Take a look at the Stamford Cone, full of beautiful stained glass windows
  • Visit the historic Avon Theatre
  • View the unusually shaped First Presbyterian Church of Stamford

Fun Activities

If you are ready to fill your newfound free time in retirement with fun activities and hobbies, Stamford is a great place to do so.

  • Go shopping at Stamford Town Center
  • Plan to attend Bark in the Park with your furry friend
  • Enjoy seasonal events at Mill River Park
  • Take in Stamford from the water on a sunset boat tour

Take in the Arts

Beauty is all around you in Stamford. Discover all the ways you can immerse yourself in the arts.

  • Catch a show at The Palace Theatre
  • Audition for a show at Curtain Call
  • See a performance by Orchestra Lumos, formerly known as the Stamford Symphony
  • Check out a wide variety of art exhibitions through the Stamford Art Association

The Beauty of Nature

One of the perks of urban and suburban living is access to nature. Enjoy the great outdoors by:

  • Exploring Cove Island Park
  • Bird-watching at the Cove Island Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Visiting The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens
  • Joining the Stamford Garden Club and tending to the Goodbody Garden
  • Visiting the Mianus River Park and biking along the cycling path

Lifelong Learning

Your pursuit of lifelong learning continues in Stamford. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover or a bookworm, the options are endless.

  • Learn about Revolutionary War history at Fort Stamford
  • Visit the Stamford Museum & Nature Center
  • Book it to the Ferguson Library to find your next great read
  • Visit the Stamford History Center

Delicious Dining

There’s something to tickle any foodie’s fancy in Stamford. Beyond the exceptional dining you can experience right here at Waterstone on High Ridge, check out some of our favorite local options.

  • Savor a meal at one of the many restaurants at Harbor Point
  • Grab a drink at Half Full Brewery
  • Get adventurous with various types of cuisine

Discover Why Seniors in Stamford, CT, Love Waterstone on High Ridge

Waterstone on High Ridge, located in Stamford, CT, offers residents the best of both worlds. They can enjoy the privacy of their own apartment while having access to a bustling community just outside their door. Beyond our retirement community, residents enjoy the urban and suburban feel of the local area, as well as all the opportunities it provides.

For more information about Waterstone on High Ridge in Stamford, CT, please visit our website. If you’d like to experience our location for yourself, join us for an upcoming open house or event.


Waterstone on High Ridge offers a modern approach to senior living in a beautiful hilltop setting. Come see how we redefine independent living, assisted living and memory care in Fairfield County.