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Retirement Life in Utica and Central New York

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What’s Great About Living in Utica and Central New York

The Neighborhoods of Acacia Village is located just southeast of downtown Utica, NY on a large 400-acre campus. As an independent senior living community, we think that this area of New York has so much to offer people who are looking for a quiet, safe area to live, yet can still access all the features that come with living near a city like Utica, NY. We feel so fortunate to have a community like ours located in such an ideal location.

The Natural Charm of the Mohawk Valley

Utica sits in the middle of the expansive Mohawk Valley that was carved out by the Mohawk River, the largest tributary of the Hudson River. The Mohawk River flows parallel to Bleecker Street where Acacia Village is located. The boundaries of the Mohawk Valley run to the foothills of the Adirondacks that are east of the river. The Adirondack Mountains are amongst the most impressive range of mountains you’ll find in the United States. The mountains are the center of a number of outdoor activities that include hiking, bird watching, biking, skiing, and other sights to see. Nature lovers are drawn to this scenic area because it offers so much.

Contemporary Cultural Attractions

Utica has the advantage of having a number of cultural centers and activities that are well-attended but not crowded. You can get tickets to a performance at the Stanley Theatre where they have a wide variety of high-quality entertainment throughout the year. Or head over to the Munson to see their newest special exhibit, or enjoy their collection of paintings featuring the bucolic Mohawk and Hudson Valleys. Or if you’re interested in a sports venue with hockey, professional wrestling, live music, and a rodeo, then the Adirondack Bank Center (or the “Aud”) will have something you’ll love. Over at Roscoe Conkling Park, just a few miles from us, is the Utica Zoo and the Valley View Municipal Golf Course.

Downtown Utica

Community in Utica

Utica has seven neighborhood associations dedicated to the improvement of each of their communities. There are also five colleges and universities in the area that promote culture, diversity, and higher learning. With so much community spirit, there is always something going on in the area that is entertaining or enlightening. There is also a thriving community of churches, synagogues, and other places of worship.

Healthcare Facilities

Access to quality healthcare is crucial in retirement. The healthcare facilities in Utica, includes Mohawk Valley Health Systems, and the brand new Wynn Hospital located in downtown Utica.

Proximity to Other Cities

If you can’t find it in Utica, you’re still relatively close to larger cities like Syracuse and Albany. These cities are easily a day trip away and offer an even wider variety of activities and venues, providing the opportunity for day trips or exploring nearby urban areas. About 30 minutes away is the famous Turning Stone Casino and Resort with a wide choice of live entertainment, dining, and shopping.

Natural Beauty and Cultural Activities

Utica is a place of natural beauty, cultural richness, community engagement, excellent healthcare, and the convenience of nearby urban centers. It’s a place where residents can experience and enjoy the best of both worlds, finding a community at the village or having an opportunity for broader experiences just a short distance away. If you enjoy a variety of food options, Utica is known for a range of culinary choices from fine dining to ethnically diverse restaurants.

Learn more about Utica and the Mohawk Valley here:

City of Utica:  https://cityofutica.com/index

The Munson Museum:  https://www.munson.art/

Stanley Theater:  https://www.thestanley.org/

Adirondack Bank Center: https://www.adkbankcenter.com/

Utica Zoo: https://www.uticazoo.org/

Turning Stone Casino and Resort: https://www.turningstone.com/

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- Tom Smedley, Acacia Village Resident

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