New Jersey has been a top retirement destination for many years due to appealing qualities like its central location along the East Coast and distinct landscapes.
It also has more than 200 active adult communities throughout the state, making it the state with the second most age-restricted developments in the country, after Florida. With so many established and amenity-rich active adult communities to choose from, retirees will have no problem finding a great resale community in New Jersey that fits their lifestyle and budget.
Westlake Golf & Country Club – Jackson
This gated active adult community in Jackson has a stunning 30,000 square-foot clubhouse that’s filled with impeccable indoor and outdoor amenities that keep residents active and social. Some of the resort-style amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, hobby and game room, table tennis, restaurant, indoor pool, massage room, 18-hole championship golf course, multiple sports courts, and an outdoor pool. Not only does this established 55-plus community offer a vibrant social atmosphere, it also has great resale single-family homes at an attractive price. This 1,421-home community features beautiful ranch homes that range in size from 1,800 to 3,500 square feet and are priced from the high $200s to the high $500s.
Greenbriar at Marlboro - Marlboro
Central New Jersey’s Greenbriar at Marlboro in Monmouth County is a very popular 55+ community because of its prime location, well-maintained common areas, and reasonably priced homes. This active adult community was developed between 1981 and 1992 by U.S. Homes and offers a variety of resale single-family homes that range in size from about 1,300 to just over 2,500 square feet. These detached homes have two to four bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and attached one or two-car garages. Residents enjoy the community’s tranquil suburban setting, mature landscaping, and well-appointed amenities. Homeowners also love that Greenbriar at Marlboro is just one hour south of New York City and just 30 minutes from the Jersey Shore.
Somerset Run – Somerset
Somerset Run is a 55-plus community built by Del Webb between 2004 and 2007. It hosts 755 condos and single-family homes priced from the low $300s to the mid $500s. Somerset Run is a highly active community with an established homeowners’ association. Residents enjoy an amenity-rich clubhouse, Stone Manor, which offers 25,000 square feet of recreational space. It features a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor pool, aerobics room, sports lounge and bar, wellness center, massage room, sauna, game room, education center, outdoor pool, tennis and bocce ball courts, putting green, and walking and biking trails. Another benefit of living in this active adult community is the services provided by a full-time activities director who plans activities and events, ensuring that residents are always social, active, and busy throughout the year.
Fox Hills – Rockaway
Retirees love living in Fox Hills because of its convenient Northern New Jersey location, world-class amenities, and reasonably priced condos. This age-restricted development was built between 2000 and 2003 and consists of just 672 condos. Buyers can find beautiful resale units starting in the mid $200s that offer spacious layouts, dens, balconies, assigned garage parking, and buildings with elevator access.
Residents also live an exciting and active lifestyle in Fox Hills thanks to its 26,000 square-foot clubhouse that provides an ideal gathering place for everyone in the community. The clubhouse has plenty of fitness classes and groups that meet in the fitness center or indoor pool. It also provides great social areas like a ballroom, card room, billiards room, and TV lounge. Residents can relax in the library, steam room or sauna, or swim a few laps in the outdoor pool.
Whittingham – Monroe
This established age-restricted community offers affordable resale homes that come in a variety of styles, sizes, and price points. Residences typically feature open concept layouts, low-maintenance exteriors, eat-in kitchens, inviting living areas, and spacious courtyards. Whittingham also provides a luxurious 30,000 square-foot clubhouse with well-appointed amenities and an on-site restaurant. Residents enjoy an active and social lifestyle thanks to resort-style amenities such as an indoor pool, indoor walking track, aerobics studio, ballroom, outdoor pool and spa, tennis, bocce ball courts and shuffleboard courts, and 9-hole golf course.
Renaissance at Manchester – Manchester
Renaissance at Manchester is a gated 55+ community in Manchester, New Jersey. This beautiful development was built by Centex Homes and Carlton Homes between 1997 and 2007 and consists of 1,904 single-family homes. Renaissance at Manchester provides residents with a picturesque setting that’s full of open spaces, scenic lakes, and lush landscaping.
Residents enjoy the tranquil environment as well as world-class amenities in this active adult community. The 30,000 square-foot clubhouse features plenty of indoor social spaces like a ballroom, arts and crafts studio, hobby and game room, and a billiards room. Outdoors, residents can enjoy the summer months by swimming in the sparkling pool, playing a round of golf on the 18-hole course, or challenging a neighbor to a game of tennis, bocce ball, basketball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, or pickleball.
Four Seasons at Lakewood – Lakewood
K. Hovnanian built Four Seasons at Lakewood between 1994 and 1999. This active adult community hosts just over 1,300 attached and single-family homes available on a resale-only basis. Homeowners love the community’s proximity to the Garden State Parkway, which makes traveling across town a breeze. Residents are also near great destinations like Atlantic City, New York City, and Philadelphia.
In addition to the community’s prime location, active adults also enjoy the community’s resort-style amenities. The amenity-rich clubhouse includes a fitness center, indoor pool, sauna, theater, game room, ballroom, card room, billiards room, and library. Just outside of the clubhouse, residents also have great recreational facilities like an outdoor pool, 9-hole golf course, four tennis courts, three bocce ball courts, six shuffleboard courts, and miles of walking and biking trails.
Shadow Lake Village – Red Bank
Shadow Lake Village is a charming 55-plus community in Red Bank, New Jersey. This beautiful age-restricted neighborhood is situated on 158 acres of scenic landscape and consists of just 952 low-maintenance attached homes. Homebuyers can find quality built and affordable homes that range in size from approximately 1,021 to 1,391 square feet. Residents also enjoy a private clubhouse that provides plenty of indoor and outdoor amenities that keep them busy all year long. Shadow Lake Village’s prime location allows homeowners to be near great attractions in Monmouth County as well as day trips to Newark or New York City.