Covered Bridge Overview
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 adults. In addition, residents also have easy access to the Pine Brook Golf Course which is located next door and offers discounts for Monmouth Country residents. 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 transport residents to nearby shopping. 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
Covered Bridge is host to two clubhouses for Covered Bridge One and Two. These clubhouses act as the focal points for activities and provide the perfect environment for residents to relax, play, and stay fit. Each clubhouse has its own pool, tennis courts, and fitness center in addition to their own amenities.
Residents can relax in the library over a good book. A billiards area is also included for some downtime with your neighbors. A computer area is on-hand for getting some work done or sending an email to loved ones. Hobbyists have use of a woodworking shop as well as a card room and arts and crafts studio for their individual pursuits or classes and group meetings. Living at Covered Bridge also means that you can catch a show at the performance theater. The Covered Bridge clubhouse also has a ballroom for large gatherings or joining a dance class.
Outside, Covered Bridge has four tennis courts, a bocce ball court, four shuffleboard courts, and a basketball court. A sparkling outdoor pool allows residents to swim a few laps or lounge on the patio. For a slower pace, residents can relax and reflect in the community gardening area or the koi pond.
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 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 one of dozens of interest groups and clubs that include everything from ping pong and golf to chess and ceramics.
Join the bowling or golf group to enjoy some friendly neighborly competition or mingle with friends with neighborhood or holiday parties. Staying in-shape is never a chore when you can join exercise groups that range from Zumba to line dancing to chair-cersize. Take a mental break with the meditation group or explore the area on a bus trip. Whether you want to stay active physically or socially, Covered Bridge will have a group for you.
Covered Bridge is conveniently located on Route 9 in Manalapan in Monmouth County, New Jersey. 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 Monmouth County's best historical attractions like 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. When your next destination is farther, Newark International Airport is about 30 miles away. From reasonably-priced homes to sterling amenities to several clubs, active adults in Manalapan, New Jersey have been proud to call Covered Bridge their 55+ community.