With more than 10,000 single-family homes, an exciting array of amenities, on-site conveniences, and welcoming lifestyle groups, Holiday City at Berkeley is basically a vibrant small town. What’s more, people lucky enough to call this 55+ neighborhood home just love living here, and they're not shy about explaining why.
This Ocean County community has a variety of floor plans, and you'll be pleased to learn that a great number of them have upgrades and renovations. Read on to discover more reasons why Holiday City’s residents love coming home to this community.
1. You Get a Lot for Your Money
There are 20 floor plans at Holiday City at Berkeley, priced from the mid $100s to the high $300s. These comfortable homes are sized from 757 to 1,852 square feet with one to three bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and either carports or attached garages. Some of the larger models have dens, greenhouses, and foyers that come standard.
You can also find homes with desirable upgrades like granite kitchen counters, vaulted ceilings, and large decks, priced lower than you might expect. According to one homeowner, the “homes here are a tremendous value.”
Like most age-restricted communities, Holiday City at Berkeley has a homeowners’ association (HOA) that charges reasonable quarterly fees. This covers your exterior home and common area maintenance, trash pickup, snow removal, and access to the on-site amenities. You'll also find that the property taxes here are lower when compared to other developments in New Jersey.
2. Impressive On-Site Amenities
Each of the five subdivisions at Holiday City has its own set of amenities, with a total of six clubhouses, five swimming pools, plenty of sports courts, and a community bus to transport residents where they need to go. As the cold weather approaches, friends and neighbors gather in the clubhouses to pursue their favorite crafts, socialize, and attend events.
“You will never be bored living here,” said one homeowner, and it's easy to see why with all of the clubhouse offerings and meeting spaces. These are where many of the club meetings and events take place, like the chorus, singles’ club meetings, art workshops, and exercise classes. There are also planned trips that visit area attractions like Atlantic City and local shopping centers.
3. A Highly Sought-After Location
Holiday City at Berkeley is in Toms River, less than a half-hour’s drive from Jersey Shore towns like Ortley Beach, Seaside Heights, and Lavalette. And since it's located in the NJ Pine Barrens, you'll also be close to some amazing outdoor recreation areas such as Double Trouble State Park and Cattus Island Park. There are also many private and public golf courses in the county, plus museums, wineries, breweries, and all the charming attractions and events held in the downtown area.
Another big perk of living here is the proximity to shops and offices. “All the shopping and conveniences you need are along Route 70,” wrote one resident. There are physician offices, pharmacies, restaurants, banks, clothing stores, convenience stores, and restaurants just a stone’s throw away. In the area, you can also find a wide variety of hair salons, fitness centers, shopping malls, and fun places to take the grandkids like Jenkinson’s Aquarium.
For top-tier medical care, the Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center is about 20 minutes away; you can also visit the highly-rated Monmouth Medical Center, but that's farther north. The closest international airports are in Philadelphia (65 miles), Atlantic City (55 miles), and Newark (67 miles), so when you're ready for serious travel, you have a lot of choices to work with. Otherwise, there are more than enough things to do at Holiday City, and the region offers countless opportunities worth exploring.