Glen Ridge is a unique, 55+ active retirement community nestled in Connecticut’s Quiet Corner surrounded by natural ponds, state forests, and Joshua Trust land.
Residents enjoy a wide variety of activities. Located in a peaceful setting, it’s situated conveniently between the excitement of Manhattan and all the best of Boston. We are home to a diverse group of active, friendly and astute seniors who will tell you “Glen Ridge is a great place to call home.”
You can leave behind the worries of exterior home maintenance, snow shoveling and lawn care. Just step out onto your patio or deck to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you. All units provide generous living spaces, full kitchens, zoned heating, and air conditioning. All the units feature single floor living; some have additional basement space.
Glen Ridge was built with a vision — to provide a comfortable and affordable living environment for older adults. Glen Ridge is unique among many retirement communities in that it combines a respect for nature and the land with a deep concern for community. Initially, Mansfield Cooperative, a not-for-profit corporation, was formed to meet the needs of older residents in Mansfield, but now receives applications from all qualified parties.
Glen Ridge is composed of fourteen buildings (three or four units per building) that are set in clusters that combine a respect for privacy with beautiful views. The units vary in size and layout. Some have basements (finished or unfinished) and some include a walkout. All units have either a deck or patio, some with both. Most units have two bedrooms and most have two bathrooms. Each has an assigned unattached one-car garage.
Glen Ridge is distinguished from condominium associations in that residents are part of a self-governing co-operative. The Glen Ridge Corporation owns the land and the buildings of the facility and is responsible for their maintenance and upkeep. Although residents have discretion over unit interiors, ownership in a cooperative is through shares rather than by specific unit. Owners elect the Executive Board at annual meetings. Their monthly meetings, as well as all committee meetings, are open and residents may bring concerns to those meetings. Committees vital to Glen Ridge are Finance, Building and Grounds, Hospitality, and Rules & Regulations.
Glen Ridge operates according to its Declaration (constitution) and by-laws that established the rights and responsibilities of its members, owners, and the Association. Daily operations are handled by the Glen Ridge administrator.
Oversight is provided by the Executive Board and its committees.
Located in historic Mansfield, it is New England at its most beautiful in any season. The quality of life at Glen Ridge is an attractive bonus to retirement in a safe, secure environment. As a resident, you can be part of a warm, friendly and active community. With the campus of UConn nearby, a bustling commercial district within walking distance, and an area vibrant with social civic activities, you have lots of options to choose from!