Covered Bridge is an affordable age-restricted community in Manalapan, New Jersey. This established community built in the 1970s is comprised of two condominium associations known as Covered Bridge 1 and Covered Bridge 2. Covered Bridge has a total of 1,557 units on 254 acres of original farm land.
A very well-appointed clubhouse, low priced homes, many social functions and over 50 clubs make Covered Bridge a popular community for active retirees. In addition, residents also have easy access to the Pine Brook Golf Course which is located next door. Major transportation routes, shopping, and medical services are all accessible within a few minutes. The community also provides a S.C.A.T. bus to help the disabled and infirm with their shopping needs. Covered Bridge is an age-restricted community that requires at least one occupant be 55 or older and no one under the age of 19 may permanently reside in the community.
Covered Bridge Amenities
The spacious clubhouse at Covered Bridge in Manalapan is the focal point for activities and provides the perfect environment for residents to relax, play, and stay fit. Residents can work out in a great environment at the fitness center and relax in the library over a good book. A billiards area is also included, and so are computers. The community provides assistance setting up e-mail accounts on the computers and also will teach residents how to upload photos to send to their loved ones. Hobbyists have use of a woodworking shop as well as a card room and arts & crafts studio for their individual pursuits or classes and group meetings. The Covered Bridge clubhouse also has a ballroom. Not only is it used for large gatherings, but also for bi-weekly dance classes, such as line dancing and folk dancing.
Outside, activity options include tennis facilities, bocce ball courts, shuffleboard, and a basketball court. For a slower pace, residents can relax and reflect in the community gardening area. A sparkling outdoor pool rounds out the amenities at Covered Bridge in Manalapan.
Covered Bridge Homes & Real Estate
K. Hovnanian started construction of Covered Bridge in 1972 and by 1982 all 1,557 residences were completed in both Covered Bridge 1 and Covered Bridge 2. The community is comprised primarily of condominiums that are mostly in buildings of eight or ten units each with four or five upper units and four or five lower units. Condos have either one or two bedrooms with one or two baths. Covered Bridge also has some two-bedroom attached one-level ranch-units. Resale homes may offer eat in kitchens, living room/dining room combinations, screened in porches, walk in closets, and neutral decors. All homes in Covered Bridge have electric heat.
Covered Bridge Lifestye
Covered Bridge is a wonderful established community occupied by a diverse group of residents. A full-time activities director makes sure that there are many social functions and events held throughout the year. In addition, residents can join any of dozens of interest groups and clubs which include everything from ping pong and golf to chess and ceramics. A large variety of ethnic interests are also represented. Also, residents can take classes like defensive driving or participate in groups like meditation or current events.
Covered Bridge is conveniently located on Route 9 in Manalapan, Monmouth County. Residents are within walking distance to New York City bus service. Shopping is made easy and convenient at the nearby Freehold Race Mall. There are also several other malls and plenty of shopping centers in the area. Culture enthusiasts will enjoy two of Monmouth County's best historical attractions - Monmouth Battlefield State Park and Covenhoven House. The Jersey Shore beaches, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City are all easily reached from Covered Bridge and make great destinations for day trips.
- Fitness Center
- Outdoor Pool
- Arts & Crafts Studio
- Woodworking Shop
- Card Room
- Tennis Courts
- Bocce Ball Courts
- Shuffleboard Courts
- Basketball Court
- Gardening Plots
- Golf Course
There are plenty of activities available in Covered Bridge. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.
- 3-D classes
- Flea market
- Neighborhood parties
- Bocce ball
- Line dancing
- Folk dancing
- Meditation group
- Current events
- Ping pong
- Defensive driving
- Duplicate bridge
- Canasta classes
- Yiddish club
There were even days when I heard from snow removal companies "There is no salt in NJ"
And I heard plenty of horror stories from residents of other communities. The Board here did an exemplary job in the handling of the snow removal.
The undersigned is not a Board member but is active in the Buildings and Grounds Committee.
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