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Nation’s First Online Directory for University-Based Senior Living Lists Top Properties

Sweetwood of Williamstown at Williams College leads List of most searched communities in U.S.

Sweetwood of Williamstown Independent Living Community
Sweetwood of Williamstown Independent Living Community, the nation’s first directory and information website for the rapidly growing model of senior living communities with a connection to a university or college, has released its list of the most searched University Retirement Communities, or “URCs”, since the launch of the site last Fall.


Among the more than 80 URCs on the site, the Top-10 most searched and viewed communities are associated with academic institutions ranging from small liberal arts colleges to large public universities nationwide.


“Baby Boomers are the most highly educated retirement demographic in history. With more than 11,000 turning 65 each day, they’ve made it clear they want active, intellectually stimulating, and intergenerational retirement environments – essentially a college campus – no matter where it’s located,” says Andrew Carle, Founder of the website.


Leading the list is Sweetwood of Williamstown, with its close proximity and connections to Williams College, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Rounding out the Top 10, along with their associated academic institution:

2. Broadview at Purchase College/SUNY Purchase College, Purchase, New York

3. Academy University Hill/University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

4. Mirabella at ASU/Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

5. Lasell Village/Lasell University, Newton, Massachusetts

6. The Village at Penn State/Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania

7. The Colonnades/The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

8. The Forest at Duke/Duke University, Chapel Hill, NC

9. Capitol Lakes/The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

10. ClarkLindsey/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois

Information on each community, additional URCs, background on the history, benefits, services, and costs of such communities, and links to articles on them can be found on the website.

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