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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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451 Articles by Ellen Kershner

  • What Active Adults Can Get for $300k Near Philadelphia

    by Ellen Kershner on July 30th, 2021

    This thriving city and its surrounding suburbs are a hotbed for new development, growth, and active lifestyles. As a matter of fact, active adult home seekers have over 100 retirement communities to consider if they're interested in Philadelphia area real estate.


  • Clearbrook vs. Rossmoor Village

    by Ellen Kershner on July 29th, 2021

    Looking at the two active adult communities of Clearbrook and Rossmoor Village, they have plenty in common--and lots of differences to consider, too. This can complicate making an educated decision when choosing where to move. We've put together this list to help you learn what makes them stand out from one another.


  • The Best Lowest-Priced Communities in the Pittsburgh Area

    by Ellen Kershner on July 23rd, 2021

    Pittsburgh has a low cost of living, world-class attractions like the Andy Warhol Museum, over a dozen golf courses, and some wonderful parks and recreation areas. The area is also booming with new retirement communities. Here are the best lowest-priced communities in and around Pittsburgh.


  • Traditions of America at Chesterfield to Begin Selling in Fall of 2021

    by Ellen Kershner on July 22nd, 2021

    Buyers that have had their eye on Traditions of America at Chesterfield will soon be able to purchase a brand new home. The community has announced plans to open for sales beginning in the fall of 2021. Read on to discover all the details.


  • West Long Island 55+ Communities Offering Condos

    by Ellen Kershner on July 20th, 2021

    One of the best locations for a happy retirement in the northeast is West Long Island, and at last count, it had 15 active adult condo communities with homes for sale. Many New Yorkers have second homes here since the area is only about 45 miles from Manhattan.