Holiday City at Berkeley - Toms River, NJ

Holiday City at Berkeley - Toms River, NJ
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Price Range:
Below $100k-Low $300s
Home Types:
Single Family
Number of Homes:
Resale Homes Only
Age Restrictions:
Construction Dates:
1969 - 1996
Rating: 2 Reviews
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Holiday City at Berkeley Overview

Holiday City at Berkeley in Toms River is one of the largest age-restricted active adult communities in New Jersey. This 55+ community is comprised of many different communities including Holiday City South, Holiday City Carefree, Holiday City West, and Holiday City Heights. Each community has its own clubhouse and pool and offers many clubs and activities. Holiday City at Berkeley feels like a small town with retail establishments, restaurants, banks and countless recreational amenities.

Since construction of Holiday City at Berkeley began in the late 1960s, retirees from across the country have flocked to the community in search of an active lifestyle and low-maintenance living. With over 10,000 residences throughout Holiday City at Berkeley there is sure to be a home to suit almost any homebuyer. For retirees who want a convenient location, low-maintenance homes and an active lifestyle, Holiday City at Berkeley is the perfect place to call home.

Holiday City at Berkeley Amenities

The area surrounding Holiday City at Berkeley is very attractive to active adults but the true draw to Holiday City at Berkeley is what’s found within this 55+ community. A diverse lineup of amenities cater to the many socially active and fitness-minded residents of Holiday City at Berkeley. Each community has their own clubhouse that offers a variety of amenities. There is even a bus that takes residents between each clubhouse and around the community.

Inside these six clubhouses residents can meet neighbors and make lifelong friends with the wide variety of activities and social events. Residents can get creative in the ceramics room, arts and crafts room, and woodworking shop. Homeowners can challenge friends to a game of cards or billiards, relax in the library with a book, or bake in the kitchen. The horseshoe pits, shuffleboard, bocce ball and tennis courts are the perfect place to have some friendly competition. In addition, there is an outdoor pool at each clubhouse.

There are also several everyday conveniences located throughout the community such as doctors, pharmacies, banks, mini-marts, delis, restaurants, bakeries and clothing stores.

Holiday City at Berkeley Homes & Real Estate

Holiday City is made up of five different associations built over a 27-year span. Holiday City at Berkeley I & II offer 3,236 residences. Holiday City Carefree was started in 1978 and has over 1,600 homes. Holiday City West offers over 1,800 homes and was built in 1981. Holiday City South was started in 1985 and has almost 2,500 homes. Lastly, Holiday City Heights was started in 1988 and features over 1,500 homes on a resale basis.

Since Holiday City at Berkeley started in 1969 there has been countless housing styles and floor plans offered. There are over twenty floor plans that range in size from around 750 to over 1,850 square feet. Most homes feature two bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and a one to two-car garage. With a variety of housing options, Holiday City at Berkeley is truly a unique living opportunity.

Residents relish a carefree lifestyle while living within Holiday City at Berkeley. Residents pay a reasonable monthly association fee that covers lawn service, common area maintenance, snow removal as well as a private bus service.

Holiday City at Berkeley Lifestyle

Life in Holiday City at Berkeley is a never-ending assortment of fun and activity. With six clubhouses there are a wide variety of clubs and interest groups that cater to the residents. Whether your idea of activity consists of sports, cards, arts and crafts, fitness or simply socializing with friends and neighbors, there is something for everyone at this community.

Staying in shape in Holiday City at Berkeley is easy with activities like yoga, Zumba, tennis, and dancing. Arts and crafts minded people enjoy camera club, ceramics, stained glass, and woodworking shop. Other popular activities include bingo, computer club, fishing club, and single’s club. A continual assortment of community events, parties and activities ensures that you can be active 365 days a year.


Holiday City at Berkeley is set within Toms River, New Jersey in Ocean County. This beautiful area is located near the Garden State Parkway and Interstate 195 providing easy access to major conveniences and attractions in every direction. Popular destinations include Atlantic City, New York City and Philadelphia.

With stunning beaches, shopping, dining and cultural attractions, there are plenty of recreational activities found within the surrounding areas. Nearby residents can find a medical center, Wal-Mart, and Ocean County Mall. Popular attractions include Cattus Island County Park, Bey Lea Golf Course, and Garden State Philharmonic. With so much to do in and around Holiday City at Berkeley it’s easy to see why active adults around the country are drawn to this desirable Ocean County community.


Single-Family Homes

Price Range: Below $100k – Low $300s

Since the community started in 1969 there have been countless housing styles and floor plans offered. There are over twenty floor plans that range in size from around 757 to over 1,852 square feet. These homes feature one to three bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, and a one or two-car garage. Residents truly live a carefree lifestyle within Holiday City at Berkeley. Residents pay a reasonable monthly association fee that covers lawn service and common area maintenance as well as bus service.

Model Name Sq. Ft. Beds Baths Garage
Newport 757 1 + Den 1 1
Monterey 1,034 2 + Den 2 1
Sarasota 1,092 2 + Den 1 1
Yellowstone 1,124 2 + Den 1 1
Key West 1,126 2 1
Laguna 1,161 2 + Den or 3 2 1
Lakeview 1,232 2 + Den 2 1
Shoreview 1,264 2 + Den 2 1
Bel Aire 1,264 2 + Den 2 1
Capri 1,328 2 + Den 2 1
Manhattan 1,346 2 2 1
Castle Harbor 1,440 2 + Den 2 1
Bal Harbor 1,440 2 2 1
Amsterdam 1,450 2 2 2
Bay Breeze 1,472 2 2 1
Greenwich 1,481 2 2 1
Madison 1,556 2 2 2
Dawn Meadow 1,561 2 + Den 2 1
Lexington 1,583 2 2 1
Broadway 1,852 2 2 2

Holiday City at Berkeley Amenities

Holiday City at Berkeley
Holiday City at Berkeley features two clubhouses with a wide variety of amenities that are open to all residents of this 55+ community. These two clubhouses can be found off of Jamaica Boulevard.
  • 2 Clubhouses
  • Card Room
  • 2 Catering Kitchens
  • Billiards
  • Table Tennis
  • Auditorium
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Community Transit
  • 14 Bocce Ball Courts
  • 6 Shuffleboard Courts

Holiday City Heights
Holiday City Heights is a neighborhood of Holiday City Berkeley. It features its own clubhouse located off of Prince Charles Drive.
  • Clubhouse
  • Auditorium with a Stage
  • Card Room
  • Library
  • Billiards
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Table Tennis
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • 2 Bocce Ball Courts
  • 8 Shuffleboard Courts

Holiday City West
Holiday City West's clubhouse is located off of Cabrillo Boulevard and features great amenities to stay active.
  • Clubhouse
  • Game Room
  • Auditorium
  • Card Room
  • Ceramics Studio
  • Billiards
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • 3 Bocce Ball Courts
  • 6 Shuffleboard Courts

Holiday City South
Holiday City South is another neighborhood of this large 55+ community. The clubhouse can be found at 139 Santiago Drive.
  • Clubhouse
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • 3 Bocce Ball Courts
  • 6 Shuffleboard Courts

Holiday City Carefree
The Carefree community clubhouse is off of Bananier Drive and features some of the popular amenities throughout the community.
  • Clubhouse
  • Auditorium
  • Card Room
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Media Room
  • Library
  • Billiards
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 1 Pickleball Court
  • 2 Bocce Ball Courts
  • 4 Shuffleboard Courts
  • 2 Horseshoe Pits

Holiday City at Berkeley Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Holiday City at Berkeley. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Art Workshop
  • Billiard Club
  • Bingo
  • Bocce Club
  • Book Club
  • Bowling Club
  • Bridge
  • Camera Club
  • Ceramics
  • Chorus
  • Computer Club
  • Dance Club
  • Exercise Class
  • Fishing Club
  • Friendship Club
  • Golf Club
  • Line Dancing
  • Mah Jongg
  • Melodiers
  • Planned Trips
  • Singles Club
  • Stained Glass
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis Club
  • Woodshop
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
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Holiday City at Berkeley
631 Jamaica Boulevard
Toms River, NJ 08757
Ocean County

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Anita (Resident/Homeowner)

Great bang for your buck! We have 2 houses here....1 for us and we just got 1 for Mom! Why buy a shore house when you are only 20 minutes away from the beach! (Get your free pass to Island Beach State Park if you are old enough - what a bargain!) don't have to have high priced flood insurance! You own your own house AND LAND with Low taxes, low utility costs and low maintenance fee make this place a great location to retire and be only 1 and a half hours drive from NYC or Phily! Atlantic City and the airport less than 1 hour away - park your car cheaply and jump on that flight to Las Vegas, Orlando or the islands. Why travel to Newark or JFK when you get go all over the world from Atlantic City.
Holiday City at Berkeley is an established community, close to good doctors and services, stores of all kinds and tons of activities. Two nice clubhouses with lots of clubs round out living here.
My grandparents knew what they were doing when they moved here in 1972 and this bargain in retirement housing here in NJ consistently remains a cherished "secret"!

Harry & Jean (Resident/Homeowner)

Holiday City is a very casual and welcoming community. There are activities every single day. You will never be bored living here! The homes are older and priced right. You can find some really great deals on homes that need some TLC or you can get a nicely updated home too. Even the updated homes are still reasonable in price.

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