Maybe it’s the proximity to New York City and Philadelphia or the impressive selection of championship golf courses and outdoor recreation areas. Or perhaps it’s the presence of so many top-tier hospitals and universities. Whatever the reasons may be, New Jersey’s Middlesex County is perfectly poised to meet the needs of today’s active adult homebuyers.
The seven gated communities we’ve listed below are especially appealing since they offer added security and peace of mind. Read on to learn more about Middlesex County real estate and these tasteful gated neighborhoods.
Mid $300s – Low $400s
The Princeton suburb of Monmouth Junction is part of South Brunswick and close to scenic spots like Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park and the Plainsboro Preserve. The Pointe at Turnbury was built from 2008 to 2014 and has 190 resale attached homes and sought-after amenities.
The seven low-maintenance townhome models range from 1,844 to 2,508 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two-and-a-half to three baths, first-floor master suites, gourmet kitchens, and attached two-car garages. Options include basements, lofts, and terraces.
The Pointe’s modern clubhouse features a fireplace, a library, a fitness center, a catering kitchen, an outdoor pool, and the upscale Grand Club Salon. There’s also a bocce ball court and community activities like movie nights, fitness classes, game nights, and day trips.
2. Encore Monroe – Monroe, NJ
High $300s – Mid $500s
Monroe is one of Jersey’s best-loved areas for retirees, with 13 active adult communities including this one. Completed in 2006, Encore Monroe has 394 resale residences located near the NJ Turnpike and the exclusive Forsgate Country Club. The community’s eight floor plans range from 1,597 to 2,810 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and two-car garages. Interested buyers can expect to find hardwood flooring, security systems, and gourmet kitchens in these luxury homes.
Encore Monroe’s resort-style amenities can be found at the private clubhouse, where homeowners have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, outdoor pool, and pickleball court. Group events and activities include jewelry-making classes, painting, and a singles’ club.
High $400s – High $700s
Princeton Manor has 349 resale single-family homes available in 11 designs. Floor plans range from 1,814 to 2,821 square feet. Features like open-concept kitchens, breakfast bars, and 10-foot ceilings make these homes expansive and comfortable.
Well-attended group activities include the International Travel Group, the Gourmet Club, games of Mahjong, and Zumba classes. Many residents meet at the community clubhouse, which offers an aerobics studio, an arts and crafts room, an indoor spa, and an outdoor pool. There’s also a fishing pond and a pier on the property, which is located less than 10 miles from historic Princeton University.
Mid $300s – High $500s
Renaissance at Cranbury crossing is an established 55+ community that’s perfect for those seeking upscale, single-family homes for sale. Built from 2004 to 2011, the community has 182 residences in eight models ranging from 1,517 to 2,230 square feet. Floor plans offer two bedrooms, two bathrooms, one- or two-car garages, and modern features such as deluxe master bathrooms, gourmet kitchens, lofts, and sunrooms.
The private clubhouse provides an outdoor pool, an exercise room, and a computer room as well as tennis and bocce ball courts. There are also a variety of clubs, including an arts and crafts group and a club for computer aficionados. Nearby attractions include Freehold Raceway Mall and Thompson Park.
Low $400s – Mid $500s
Single-family homes for sale can also be found in Four Seasons at Monroe, another 55+ neighborhood in town. This community features 149 residences in five models sized from 1,540 to 2,110 square feet. They offer two bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half baths, and attached two- to three-car garages. Additional features include patios, lofts, porches, dens, and granite countertops.
The community clubhouse includes an outdoor pool and spa, a fitness center, and gathering rooms. Homeowners will also have use of its outdoor bocce ball, tennis, and pickleball courts. This extraordinary community is also less than five miles from Cranbury, a lovely village rich with history, charming shops, and restaurants.