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In 2005, the housing market was booming. Retirees in the Detroit area were itching to sell their houses and move to Fox Run, an Erickson Living continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Novi, Mich. Fox Run had several apartment homes reserved. But they sat vacant.


Space was foremost on Dan and Lucia Valerio’s minds when they decided to take a look at an Erickson Living community in New Jersey. Their two-story house of nearly 40 years in Morristown included an attic and a basement “where a lot of things collected,” Lucia says.

“There’s nothing like it in the area,” says Executive Director Patricia Swan of the Lantern Hill community.

“What’s important to people entering their freedom years?” Patricia Swan asks rhetorically. 

As executive director at Lantern Hill, the new continuing care retirement community coming to New Providence, N.J., next year, Swan has the answer. Three answers, in fact. 

Lantern Hill, developed by Erickson Living, is on schedule to open next fall in New Providence, N.J.

Last year, New Jersey homeowners paid an average of $7,885 in property taxes, according to the State Department of Community Affairs. While that seems high compared to the national average of around $1,000, some towns tower above that number with average property tax bills of more than $20,000. 

As sales associates at Lantern Hill, Peggy Ferro and Jose Gomez help prospective residents and priority list members get to know each other and learn more about the community in New Providence, N.J.

If you’re thinking about visiting Lantern Hill, the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) slated to open in New Providence, N.J., next fall, you’ll have a chance to meet Peggy Ferro and Jose Gomez. 

Peggy Ferro

Lantern Hill will mirror the close-knit culture of surrounding communities like downtown Summit, pictured here.

Though floor plans and elegant finishes steal the limelight right now at Hill, Sales Associate Peggy Ferro says the best is yet to come. 

Lantern Hill, developed by Erickson Living, is on schedule to open next fall in New Providence, N.J.

Until now, people who have lived in the quaint, close-knit towns nestled in the Watchung Mountains have had to leave their beloved communities to find a continuing care retirement solution—one that would provide an active, independent lifestyle plus the peace of mind of additional

Lantern Hill Sales Counselor Kathy Banks.

New Providence, N.J., is abuzz with the news of Hill—a continuing care retirement community opening in fall 2015.

Workers blast, dig, and carry away loads of stone on the Lantern Hill construction site.

If you’ve been near the corner of Mountain Avenue and South Street, you may have thought mountains were being moved. And you’d be right. But what exactly is going on behind the hill?