Glen Ridge is a unique, 55+ active retirement community nestled in Connecticut’s Quiet Corner surrounded by natural ponds, state forests, and Joshua’s Land Trust.
Residents enjoy a wide variety of activities. It’s situated peacefully and 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.”
Leave behind the chores and costs of exterior home maintenance, snow removal, and lawn care. Just step out onto your patio and/or deck and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you. All units provide generous living spaces, kitchens equipped with all major appliances, and individually controlled heat and air conditioning. All are single floor living with the exception of basements in some units.
Glen Ridge was built with a vision and a purpose for better living. Unlike other retirement communities, Glen Ridge combines a respect for nature, the land, and a deep concern for people. Mansfield Cooperative, a non-profit corporation, was initially formed to meet the needs of older residents in Mansfield, but is open to applications by the general public. It is a not-for-profit corporation which owns land and buildings and is controlled by the shareholders who also are its resident members.
Glen Ridge is composed of fourteen buildings that are either triplexes or quadplexes, that are set in un-intrusive clusters for a feeling of privacy as well as beautiful views. They are varied in size and layout. Some have basements, either finished or unfinished and/or walkout, all have either a deck or patio, or both. Most units have two bedrooms and all have at least one or two bathrooms. Each has an assigned unattached one-car garage.
Glen Ridge is unusual in that residents are part of a self-governing co-operative. They own shares of stock in Glen Ridge Corporation and together they decide its rules through an elected Executive Board. The Executive Board’s monthly meetings are open and residents bring concerns to those meetings. Other committees vital to Glen Ridge are Finance, Building and Grounds, Hospitality, and Rules & Regulations.
Glen Ridge operates according to its legal Declaration and by-laws that establishes rights and responsibilities of its members, owners, and the Association. Financial oversight is provided by the Finance Committee with day-to-day operations handled by the Glen Ridge administrator.
Located in Historic Mansfield, it is New England at its most beautiful in any season. It may feel like a resort, but it’s really a lifestyle. At Glen Ridge fun and quality of life go hand in hand. Residents enjoy retirement in a safe, secure environment. As a resident, you are part of a warm, friendly and active community. And, you’re just a few hours away from the best of Boston, and Manhattan.