Contributing Writer

Ellen Kershner

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Ellen Kershner has been a content writer for 55places.com since June of 2018. She covers the Northeast, contributing stories about New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania active adult communities and lifestyle. She also writes for Spryte Communications, a Philadelphia healthcare marketing company, Advanta Advertising, and Premier Legal Marketing. From 2008 to 2018, she was the Director of Marketing for Senior Salon Services, a company that manages salons in retirement and assisted living communities. Ellen also worked in the Editorial Department of Shopper’s Guide, a South Jersey publication with a circulation of 500,000. Her work has also been published by The Philadelphia Inquirer, Ed Hitzel’s Restaurant Magazine, and the Burlington County NJ Trend newspaper group. She graduated with honors from The American University in Washington DC in 1986 and currently lives in Marlton, NJ.

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457 Articles by Ellen Kershner

  • The Best Communities for Downsizing in Eastern Pennsylvania

    by Ellen Kershner on December 1st, 2021

    We've curated a short list of age-restricted retirement communities in Eastern Pennsylvania that offer both attached and condo homes. All four have impressive amenities as well as homeowners' associations (HOAs) that have fees to cover costs for things like lawn care and exterior maintenance.


  • Central New Jersey Communities With Homes for Sale

    by Ellen Kershner on November 29th, 2021

    Though New Jersey can be expensive, it's the fourth most popular state for retirement in the U.S. The four 55+ neighborhoods we've chosen are all large, established, and welcoming communities with on-site amenities and budget-friendly price points. Here's what they offer.


  • The Best Lowest-Priced 55+ Communities in Allentown, PA

    by Ellen Kershner on November 23rd, 2021

    Allentown underwent an architectural renaissance some years back and is renowned for its charming downtown, quality of life, commitment to healthy lifestyles, and affordable cost of living. Here are five of the lowest-priced active adult communities in the surrounding area worth looking into.


  • Pennsylvania Communities With Lakes and Ponds

    by Ellen Kershner on November 17th, 2021

    There are many good reasons to live near the beach, but some active adults prefer lakes or ponds. Here at 55places.com, you can find active adult communities with lakes or ponds on their properties, and some even allow boats. We looked at Pennsylvania and came up with four neighborhoods that fall into this category.


  • South Jersey 55+ Communities With Homes for Sale Under $150k

    by Ellen Kershner on November 17th, 2021

    With record surges in home prices throughout the country, one would not think that there are affordable homes to be found in New Jersey. As you head further down in the state, prices become more reasonable; in fact, you can find homes for sale under $150k in some South Jersey 55+ communities. Read on to learn about a few.