Essex Meadows was founded in 1988 to provide its residents a lifestyle of freedom, independence, dignity and security.
A driving force behind its founding was Arthur Hamilton, an Essex resident who envisioned a retirement community in his historic hometown. Hamilton understood the value of lifecare and the importance of planning as health needs change.
With the help of several friends, Hamilton worked to bring his vision to life. Thanks to Hamilton’s efforts, Essex Meadows became more than the remarkable community he envisioned for himself, his wife and his friends: It has now become the premier retirement destination for hundreds of others who have chosen to call it home.

Stability and expertise

Essex Meadows is owned by Essex Meadows Properties, Inc., a small conservative family-held company whose involvement in the senior housing industry extends back over 40 years.