Retirement communities with university ties
Kendal at Ithaca
- Location:Ithaca, N.Y., 5 miles from Cornell University and 12 miles from Ithaca College
- Type of facility: Not-for-profit CCRC
- Accommodations: Cottages and apartments
- $149,900 to $529,300
- Monthly service fee $2,875 to $6,790
Kendal at Ithaca was developed with the participation of Cornell University, which provided seed money and facilitated the acquisition of land. Ithaca College also supported development and maintains an ongoing relationship. Faculty members from both institutions speak at Kendal programs and serve on the board and various committees. Kendal residents may take certain courses at both schools at no cost. They may also use the Cornell libraries and volunteer at the Cornell Arboretum. On-campus events, especially concerts and theatrical performances, are popular.