Seaford, NY - September 30, 2016 - Hempstead Town Supervisor, Anthony Santino, Hempstead Town Clerk, Nasrin Ahmad, New York State Senator, Michael Venditto and Nassau County Legislator, Steven Rhoads attended the Grand Opening of The Club at The Seasons at Seaford, a 62 and better community located at 2165 Seaford Avenue in Seaford.
The Club, which will serve as a community center for residents and guests, will feature a sports bar, fitness room, golf simulator and other amenities for Long Islanders who will continue to play a crucial role in suburban society.
Demographic data compiled by the Rauch Foundation’s Long Island Index, shows that Long Island’s 55-plus population is growing by about 2% per year, more than six times the overall rate of Nassau and Suffolk Counties population growth. Since 2012, the number of people over 55 on Long Island grew by 19,000 individuals, or 2.3%, as the baby boom generation continues to age. 29% of Nassau and Suffolk residents were over 55 in 2013, up from 25% in 2007.
“Over the last 45 to 50 years, it has been common for Long Islanders and residents of the greater New York Metro area to reach a certain age and sell their home, leave their friends, adult children and grandchildren to move to Florida. The warmer weather and the more affordable cost of living draws them to gated communities in the Sunshine State,” said Steven Krieger, a partner in the Engel Burman Group. “But that is no longer the case. A study by the Brookings Institution finds that the best predictor of where a person will retire is actually determined by where they live at the age of 45.”
According to Krieger, “For the residents of The Seasons at Seaford, our proximity to New York City, the great restaurants of Nassau & Suffolk, the terrific golf courses, our beaches and parks all make Long Island as attractive in retirement as it was during the years that they were busy raising their families. And for so many, there is nothing more important than being close to their children and grandchildren.”
“Many people feel attached to their home towns. Whether they grew up on Long Island or moved here to raise a family, they still enjoy going to the park where they took their kids as toddlers,” Said Jan Burman, President of the Engel Burman Group. “The bottom-line is, home is where your friends are, a strong social network is crucial for successful aging. The Seasons at Seaford is perfect for Long Islanders who are ready to right size their home, without downsizing their lifestyle. As they prepare for the next stage in life, many Long Islanders have made it clear that they are not interested in a move down South, but wish to stay close to their children, grandchildren, friends and all the amenities that Long Island has to offer.”
Prices start at $494,000. Upper level homes which offer 1162 square feet of space feature private residential elevators and lofts. Lower level homes which are 1034 square feet feature full basements which may be finished.
The sales center is open daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, please call (516) 679-6900 or visit the website.