[caption id="attachment_148" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Retirement Communities in Connecticut"][/caption]As a quaint and picturesque location for retirement living, Connecticut doesn't get much attention. However, retirement communities in Connecticut offer the kind of relaxing environment that seniors on the verge of retiring are looking for when ready to move on to the next phase of their lives. With area attractions and natural beauty that rivals major cities and bigger states, living in Connecticut is a great way to enjoy retirement and discover new experiences.Connecticut: Hidden TreasuresSelecting one from among many retirement communities anywhere can be a hectic process. But if you're looking for a place where you can experience nature's beauty in all its aspects and manifestations while still enjoying the perks of retirement living, then Connecticut is the clear choice. Fishing aficionados will appreciate the proximity to the Connecticut River, which, according to AmericanRivers.org is 410 miles long and encompasses over 11,260 square miles and 148 tributaries. Art and history buffs will find themselves enthralled with sites like the Mark Twain House and Museum and the World Clock Museum. And at day-trip distance from wonderful cities like New York City and Boston, seniors living in Connecticut can look forward to a fun and relaxing retirement.Three Communities to Check OutHiking trails, fishing ponds, 41 acres of wooded nature preserve – when it comes to true retirement communities in Connecticut, The Gables at Guilford is without a doubt one of the most laid back and secluded communities. The Gables features both independent living and senior apartment floor plans with included utilities, meals, and other amenities. With the Connecticut shoreline, Hammonasset Beach State Park and other regional attractions close by, The Gables at Guilford is an ideal place to retire for those who seek to truly relax and enjoy their retirement.If elegant cultural experiences are more akin to your senior's retirement plans while living in Connecticut, the Village Gate, located near Hartford, is the place for him or her. Enjoy all of the amenities of a luxurious community while mere minutes away from great shopping, delicious dining, and top quality healthcare facilities. From unique museums and cultural attractions like the Basketball Hall of Fame in nearby Springfield, Mass., to engaging on-site activities and events, Village Gate gives eager retirees access to everything they need to make retirement enjoyable and enriching.History and literary buffs may appreciate retiring in a place brimming with stories, real and fictional. At White Oaks, located in the beautiful sleepy town of Manchester, residents have the opportunity to explore their inner author, connect with town history or reflect on nature. Located near the Mark Twain House and Museum and the Manchester History Museum, seniors can enjoy all-inclusive month-to-month rent without worrying about utilities, transportation or even meals, leaving plenty of room for growth and learning.Alternatives for Seniors is a print and online directory that specifically caters to the senior housing and senior care concerns of senior citizens and their families since 1992. Contact us at 888-743-9928, or visit the Alternatives for Seniors website to begin searching for the perfect home for you or your loved ones. Also, be sure to join our Facebook community and follow us on Twitter.