Expand Your View.

What’s your view of an ideal future? With a range of convenient senior living options, the vibrance of neighboring Ithaca College, two miles from the unique, small city vibe of Downtown Ithaca, overlooking Cayuga Lake in the heart of New York State’s idyllic Finger Lakes Region—check out the view from here! Welcome to Longview.

Looking Back, Looking Ahead.

2024 will mark Longview’s 50th year serving the Ithaca community. Looking back over all those years, we are more energized than ever to be looking ahead. Longview is actively planning comprehensive campus updates. We are innovating to expand the scope and range of our services. We are ever deepening our unique living/learning collaboration with Ithaca College. Longview is charting a bold path forward using our mission, vision, and values as our compass.


Longview promotes well-being of mind, body, and spirit for older adults through life-enriching housing options, supportive services and community partnerships.


Longview will continuously innovate, evolve and collaborate to help Ithaca and surrounding communities maximize all aspects of well-being regardless of age.


Our core values – kindness, respect, dependability, integrity, inclusion, and accountability – guide everything Longview does for everyone we serve.

Life Enriching Housing, Services, and Partnerships

Longview is a tax-exempt charitable organization dedicated to the well-being of older adults through housing options, supportive services, and community partnerships.

Our unique collaboration with Ithaca College brings 600+ students and faculty to Longview each year representing aging studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreation, and many other programs.

We are an organization deeply committed to enriching the lives of everyone we serve.

Independent Living

Whether you choose a patio home or apartment, Longview has an option perfectly suited to the space you need and the way you want to live. Longview is a rental community with a flexible lease plan and no expensive "buy in" fees. We have enhanced care options if the need ever arises, but you are not paying in advance for service you may never need. All of our living options come complete with friendly neighbors and courteous staff who respect and care about you as a person. We are at your service to handle all the indoor and outdoor repairs, groundskeeping and snow removal. Forget chasing expensive contractors. You need it? We’ve got it.

Short-Term Stay

Based on availability and with prior approval, short-term assisted living stay is often available as an option. You have the option to also 'Be Our Guest' for a few days, couple of weeks or even several months while deciding if Longview is the place for you.

Assisted Living Studios

Happily, the vast majority of people will never spend one day of their life in a nursing home. An assisted living studio at Longview is the ideal solution for people who need daily living support but don’t need all the services and excessive costs of skilled nursing.

Enhanced assisted living provides our Residents the added daily support that they need and allows them to continue aging in place at Longview.

Patio Homes

These beautiful homes are set to the south end of Longview and take spacious, safe and convenient living to a new level. Complete with a garage and open floor plan, it’s a perfect place to call home.


Apartment living offers a perfect blend of privacy, neighborliness, and convenience. Your front door is the gateway between your personal sanctuary and a world of social connection and engaging programs. And we’ve got you covered with dining, housekeeping, and maintenance services.

Assisted Living Studios

Happily, the vast majority of people will never spend one day of their life in a nursing home. An assisted living studio at Longview is the ideal solution for people who need daily living support but don’t need all of the services and excessive costs of skilled nursing.

Everything You Need
In One Place.

Nestled on 34 acres overlooking Cayuga lake, close to downtown Ithaca, our state of the art campus has everything you need to live a carefree lifestyle in an award-winning community.

Longview Career Opportunities

Join the Longview Team

We're looking for positive, caring, team players who take pride in a job well done. Join a strong, mission-driven organization that has served Ithaca for nearly 50 years, always putting people ahead of profit.


Longview is officially certified

as a Living Wage Employer!

Ithaca College Partnership

Enjoy a Unique and Active Program-Based Relationship with Ithaca College

Many senior communities talk in vague terms about some type of college affiliation. Only a few in the nation come even close to the unique and active program-based relationship Longview has with Ithaca College. We’re known nationally and even internationally for this innovative and powerful 25-year collaboration. It’s never too late to attend or return to college!