Independent Living means the freedom to do as you please.

Your vision for retirement is like no one else's. That's why we offer an abundance of choices—and it's always up to you to pick the ones you want. You create your own adventure; we provide everything you need to make it happen. 

A lifestyle that has everything you hoped for and more than you imagined.

Home and yard maintenance will be a thing of the past, and you will be free to live a truly carefree life. Plus, you'll enjoy the services and amenities of a world-class hotel with the comforts of home.

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Fitness Center
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Sauna and Sun Deck
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Dog Park
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Putting Green and Chipping Area
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Verdant Resident Gardens
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Indoor Pool
Bocce Ball
Tennis and Croquet Courts
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Well-Stocked Library
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Male resident plays with his dog on a couch in his apartment with his grandchildren

Enjoy distinctive living in a comfortable and spacious apartment home.

We have some of the largest apartment homes found in any retirement community in the state. You'll be at the height of luxury and ease in our maintenance-free homes that come standard with attractive finishes. Among them are walk-in closets, fireplaces, crown molding, stone countertops, high-end appliances and a fully monitored call system. You'll always be comfortable and secure when at home.

Engage in as many or as few entertainment and social opportunities as you’d like.

Boredom? That word is not in our vocabulary. Nor will it be in yours. There are so many things to see and do on and off campus that you will never be at a loss for meaningful and fulfilling activities.

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Resident couple sitting outside on a bench smiling

Meet Bob & Carol Russell.

"We decided if we were going to move from our home in Wilton, we were only going to move once. As soon as we saw the beauty and opportunity on campus, we simply could not image life anywhere else."

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Fresh, delectable, farm-to-table cuisine makes dinner a peak experience.

Our professional chef uses only the finest local ingredients—including produce from our resident garden and fruit from our community orchard. Our always-changing menu includes dishes that are as fresh and expertly prepared as at any fine restaurant.

Meet our executive director.

Chris Barstein's skills, developed during a long career in the hospitality industry, serve him well as our executive director. He says that caring for others is "a calling at the highest level."

Professional Background

Chris worked at Edgehill, another Benchmark community, from 2013 until 2021 when he was named executive director of Meadow Ridge.

His Mission

"To be able to continue using the tools I've honed over the years with the added responsibility and joy of caring for seniors," he says. "It makes for a job unlike any other."

Chris Barstein

Experience distinctive senior living that rises above the rest.