Are You Looking for a Senior Living Community in Hamilton, NJ?
Everyone has an idea of what they want from retirement. While some ideas are more realistic than others, retirement is something we all eventually think and dream about – especially where you will live. Taking location, amenities, lifestyle and cost into consideration, everyone has their own individual idea of their “right place.” For many, a senior living community is the answer.
Hamilton Township in Mercer County, situated next to the state capital of Trenton, and only 65 miles from New York City and 35 miles from Philadelphia, is a hub of activity. Since 2005, much of Hamilton’s new residential development has been geared to accommodate the needs of the aging boomer generation. Conveniently, much of the new development has been in close proximity to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, a highly-respected source of care in the state.
Homestead at Hamilton
In the midst of all this activity is Homestead at Hamilton, one of the many senior living communities located in and around Hamilton, New Jersey in Mercer County. Homestead at Hamilton is situated on 24 beautiful acres in historic Hamilton Township. We offer a holistic wellness philosophy based around years of research on the process of aging well, focusing on each resident’s potential to achieve his or her personal goals regardless of physical or emotional challenges. With more than a dozen unique floor plans, many unique amenities and entertainment options on campus, independent living, assisted living and memory care, we strive to make retirement both easy and enjoyable.
A short trip further into Hamilton Township offers more entertainment and dining options. Although one of the largest townships in New Jersey, Hamilton has several settlements and unincorporated communities within its township forming many smaller commercial centers rather than a true “downtown.” This offers many shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities at several different locations near Homestead at Hamilton.
International Airports in and near Hamilton
For anyone wanting to pursue dreams of travel, or for those who enjoy entertaining family and friends who come from a distance, proximity to an airport makes sense. There are five international airports within 100 miles of Homestead at Hamilton:
- 45 miles away in Newark, NJ is Newark Liberty International Airport
- 66 miles away in New York, NY is LaGuardia Airport
- 68 miles away in New York, NY is John F. Kennedy International Airport
- 75 miles away in Atlantic City, NJ is Atlantic City International Airport
- 82 miles away in Philadelphia, PA is Philadelphia International Airport
Public Transportation in Hamilton
Homestead at Hamilton extends scheduled transportation services to its residents. Other options are also available. To provide for their almost 90,000 residents covering 40 square miles of real estate, Hamilton Township offers transportation services for those not wishing to get behind the wheel. These include:
- The Hamilton Train Station offers service on NJ Transit’s Northeast Corridor Line to New York Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan and to Trenton station where a SEPTA Trenton Line Regional Rail offers service to and from Philadelphia.
- NJ Transit offers an extensive bus network of routes throughout New Jersey and branching into Philadelphia and New York.
- Amtrack service is available at Trenton Transit Center and Princeton Junction.
Hospitals in and near Hamilton
If you have health issues that require a hospital’s close proximity, there are 59 hospitals, clinics and surgery centers in or near Hamilton. Here are five hospitals, all less than 15 miles from Homestead at Hamilton:
- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton located in Hamilton
- Capital Health – Hamilton, also located in Hamilton
- University Medical Center at Princeton located in Plainsboro Township
- Capital Health Regional Medical Center located in Trenton
- St. Francis Medical Center, also in Trenton
Universities and Colleges near Hamilton, NJ
Having a university or college nearby offers opportunities to take a few classes attend lectures and other campus events, such as the Westminster Symphonic Choir performances. Several colleges and universities are located less than 15 miles from Homestead at Hamilton:
- The College of New Jersey in Ewing
- Mercer County Community College; West Windsor Campus in West Windsor and the James Kerney Campus in Trenton
- Thomas Edison State University in Trenton
- Westminster Choir College, in Princeton and Lawrenceville
Points of Interest at Homestead at Hamilton
Our unique layout encourages activity throughout the community. Places to learn and interact have been skillfully interspersed throughout the buildings. Don’t be surprised if you come across four friends locked in a game of bridge on the second floor, a yoga workout on the first floor, or a computer class being taught on the second.
Our campus is designed to keep you moving, learning, connected and having fun. But there’s also lots of space to kick your feet up and enjoy the latest must-read book or to enjoy a relaxing conversation with friends.
Additionally, Homestead at Hamilton provides several on-campus entertainment options including a theater, a performing arts center, an art studio, a game room and a pub. For those times when you may want more, Hamilton Township has many other choices.
Things to do in Hamilton
Offering many local points of interest, Hamilton hosts one of the largest recreational parks in New Jersey, as well as bordering another. During one of your excursions, you might want to schedule one or more of the following as your destination:
- The Grounds for Sculpture, located in Hamilton, is a 42-acre sculpture park housing more than 270 sculptures, water features, gardens and other nature scenes. It also has six indoor galleries, two cafes and a restaurant for fine dining. The grounds can also be used as a venue for special occasions such as family reunions and other social celebrations.
- Mercer County Park encompasses over 2500 acres and includes Mercer Lake, one of the largest man-made lakes in the state. It is open year-round and includes both active and passive recreational opportunities. It is composed of 9 parks including the Herrontown Woods Arboretum, a 142-acre arboretum containing a pine forest and walking trails. The park offers a variety of nature programs and activities, a lake with a marina, lots of wooded trails and a dog park.
- Sayen Park Botanical Garden, located in Hamilton Township, is a welcome sanctuary to garden enthusiasts, nature lovers and history buffs alike. The garden contains more that 500 rhododendrons, 1000 azaleas and more than 250,000 other flowering bulbs making spring a magical time. Walking trails, gazebos, bridges and ponds make the property a nature lover’s destination. The house, which can accommodate 98 people, is available for private parties.
- Hamilton Veterans Park is a 333 acre city park. Built to honor Hamilton’s veterans, the part contains ribbons of walking paths, picnic grounds, and athletic fields. Annually, a group of volunteers conduct a Civil War re-enactment program inside the park which is enhanced by encampments designed to recapture the time period.
This is just a sampling of local area attractions. For a more exhaustive list, check out our area attractions page.
Golf Courses near Hamilton
For many, their retirement dreams would not be complete without golf, and lots of it. Fortunately, Hamilton has four golf courses that many golfers only dream about:
- Mountain View, located in Ewing, is a mature 18-hole championship golf course, featuring a course characterized by a natural terrain of rolling hills and valleys. Its new clubhouse, completed in 2007, has been recognized by Golf Inc. magazine as one of the nation’s top clubhouses.
- Mercer Oaks, located in West Windsor, offers two championship golf courses. Mercer Oaks West is an 18-hole traditional style course with tree-lined fairways, ample bunkers and challenging greens. Mercer Oaks East is an 18-hole links styled course. Through its strategic design containing large bunkers and greens, and its careful placement of bunkers and other hazards, the course offers a challenging test of golfing skills.
- Princeton Country Club is an 18-hole championship golf course with tight tree-lined fairways and small back to front sloping greens. Accuracy over distance, as well as a keen short game, are required to achieve a low scoring round on this golf course.
With all the choices and amenities both Homestead of Hamilton and Hamilton Township have to offer, finding the right place to retire, and chase your dreams, just got a whole lot easier. If you have any other questions about a retirement lifestyle in New Jersey, please don’t hesitate to contact us.