The grounds of Bella Vista are spectacular. The site offers community gardens, picnic area, bocce ball and horseshoe courts and walking paths throughout the property. Our residents gather in the attractive gazebos or community rooms to socialize, make plans, and take in the views.\n\nRecreational activities occur regularly and include an on-site exercise facility complete with aerobic cardio exercise machines, on-premise events and celebrations as well as outings to area attractions, casinos and cultural events. There is an on-site City of New Haven Senior Center, library and services for various religious denominations, in addition to our own Resident Services Office. Bella Vista is not only on the Connecticut Transit bus line, but also an actual terminal stop for several Greater New Haven bus routes. Bella Vista also offers a weekday shopping bus free of charge to residents.\n\nConvenient retail outlets located in our community make shopping for necessities even easier for residents who prefer staying closer to home. Residents can go grocery shopping, visit the full-service pharmacy, or do their banking right here on site all before an appointment at the beauty/barber shop, or meeting friends for breakfast or lunch at the Bella Vista Deli.\n\nBella Vistas health care center includes a medical group specializing in internal and geriatric medicine, a diagnostic lab, physical therapy office, professional podiatric foot care, home health care services and a medical equipment supplier.\n\nBella Vista is located on a public bus system line that serves all of New Haven and most cities and towns in the Greater New Haven Metropolitan area.\n\nWhether by bus, taxi, senior shuttles that are regularly scheduled during the week, or by car, residents of Bella Vista are just minutes away from grocery stores, banking, all sorts of retail from small boutiques in the city to large discount chain stores, recreational, health, dining of all sorts from fast food to the finest and even exotic restaurant fare.