Interior view of a den in a Merion model home at Venue at Smithville Greene in Eastampton, New Jersey

Active adults seeking a new construction home should take a peek at Burlington County, New Jersey.

Burlington County is shaped like a wedge, with its northernmost part meeting the Delaware River (Pennsylvania is on the other side) and its southern end down at the Mullica River which flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Called Burlco by locals, it’s New Jersey’s second-largest county, and it presents the best of both worlds. Up north, you’re close to Philadelphia, major thoroughfares like I-95 and Route 295, and a variety of shops and services. Drive south and you’ll run find forests, rivers, farmlands, and some pretty spectacular scenery.

New Jersey is known for its shopping malls and strip mall shopping centers, and Burlco has more than its share with bustling hubs like Eastgate Square and the Promenade at Sagemore. Renowned county restaurants include the famous Blue Claw Seafood & Crab Eatery and Oliver A Bistro. And when you’re not shopping or dining, you can hit the links at challenging golf courses like Laurel Creek Country Club or Springfield Golf Center.

There are more than 20 active adult communities in Burlco, and if you’re interested in those with new homes for sale, here are four exceptional options. Prices start in the low $200s, and top off in the $500s. Read on for more details.

Legacy at Hidden Lake Village - Burlington Township, NJ

Low $200s - High $200s

Ryan Homes broke ground on this property in 2008, and upon completion, it will have 47 new attached homes. Built for active adults who cherish privacy and tight-knit communities, Legacy at Hidden Lake Village is just two miles from the Delaware River waterfront, where you can attend special events like concerts and festivals, walk your dog, or go for a run. This neighborhood is also situated near Route 130, which is lined with shops, services, eateries, and medical offices. The closest hospital is Cooper University Healthcare in Camden, and you can also cross over the bridge into Philadelphia for more choices.

Legacy’s spacious attached home model offers 2,186 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a first-floor master suite, a second-story loft, and an attached one-car garage. The grounds will also have walking trails, a pond, and a gazebo, and residents will love the exterior home maintenance package, which includes snow removal and lawn care.

Learn more information about Legacy at Hidden Lake Village here.

Heritage at Medford - Medford, NJ

Mid $200s - Low $300s

If you’re looking for a location that combines scenic beauty and an appealing downtown area, look no further than Heritage at Medford. The peaceful suburb of Medford is between the Pinelands Natural Reserve and lovely farmlands, and its Main Street is lined with antique shops and restaurants like the historic Braddock’s Tavern.

Heritage at Medford is a Bob Meyers community, and it will have 228 new single-family homes when work is complete. The six thoughtfully-designed floor plans range from 1,254 to 1,696 square feet with one to three bedrooms, two or three baths, and one- or two-car garages. Options include dens, patios, bay windows, and cathedral ceilings, and the HOA fee provides for lawn care and snow removal.

Plans are also underway for a private clubhouse with an outdoor pool and patio area plus a fitness center. The property also has scenic ponds as well as walking and biking trails, and those who seek more outdoor fun can head over to nearby Freedom Park or watch the planes at the Flying W Airport (Be sure to check out their plane-shaped swimming pool).

Learn more information about Heritage at Medford here.

Venue at Smithville Greene - Eastampton, NJ

Low $300s - Mid $300s

Here's an impressive 55+ neighborhood that's just outside of historic Smithville, a charming village with shops, restaurants, an inn, and a small lake for paddle boating. Year-round events like holiday festivals, craft shows, and car shows take place here, and it won’t take long for you to become a fan. Eastampton is also near Mount Holly, another charming town with unique stores and restaurants, as well as Route 206.

When finished, Venue at Smithville Greene will have 452 new single-family homes alongside resort-style amenities. Built by Lennar Homes, the three floor plans are sized from 1,728 to 1,936 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two baths, and attached two-car garages. Features like formal dining rooms, breakfast nooks, fireplaces, and screened porches make these elegant homes modern and comfortable.

Once the clubhouse is complete, residents will have access to an exercise room, an aerobics studio, a coffee bar, a sports lounge, activity rooms, and a heated outdoor pool. Homeowners will also be able to play on the bocce ball, pickleball, and tennis courts.

Learn more information about Venue at Smithville Greene here.

The Mews at Laurel Creek - Moorestown, NJ

Mid $400s - Mid $500s

The upscale suburb of Moorestown is where you’ll find The Mews at Laurel Creek, an elegant community of 122 new attached homes. Just west of Rancocas State Park, it's a stone’s throw away from a shopping hub on Route 38, which has a Shoprite, a Walgreens, banks, restaurants, and other businesses.

There are seven floor plans ranging from 2,260 to 2,823 square feet with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and two-car garages. Standard features include nine-foot ceilings and luxury first-floor master suites. Options include skylights, marble floors, and gourmet kitchens, and community amenities will include a putting green, walking trails, and a modern clubhouse with an outdoor pool, bocce courts, and fitness center.

Learn more information about The Mews at Laurel Creek here.