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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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442 Articles by this Author

  • Exploring the Del Webb Communities in New Jersey

    by Ellen Kershner on April 19th, 2021

    Del Webb is the biggest name when it comes to 55+ communities. This brand creates vibrant active adult communities that are designed for pre-retirement and retired homebuyers. There are five Del Webb communities in New Jersey, with the newest one coming soon to Florham Park.

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  • Allentown Communities Offering New Construction Homes

    by Ellen Kershner on April 13th, 2021

    Many 55+ adults are searching for new construction homes to meet their lifestyle needs, and an up-and-coming area like Allentown in Pennsylvania has homes for sale that just might fit your bill. Allentown has nine active adult communities that offer new constructions, and here are a few top picks.

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  • The Best Golf Course Communities in New Jersey

    by Ellen Kershner on April 12th, 2021

    Ocean County, New Jersey has many fine points, including proximity to the seashore, mild winters, historical attractions, museums and galleries, and a wide selection of active adult communities. It's also known for its beautiful golf courses, some with views of the water.


  • New Community Alert: Cadence at Lansdowne in Virginia

    by Ellen Kershner on April 12th, 2021

    Cadence at Lansdowne will be opening in Northern Virginia in the coming months. Plans call for 75 two-level villa homes on a property in Lansdowne, which is located on the Maryland/Virginia border and the Potomac River, about 36 miles west of Washington, D.C.


  • Pennsylvania Communities With Homes for Sale Under $150k

    by Ellen Kershner on April 9th, 2021

    Pennsylvania can also be surprisingly affordable. For example, PA's residents don't pay tax on retirement income. Pension income, withdrawn IRA, and 401(k) funds are all tax-exempt. Active adult community housing costs vary, but you can get into one of these appealing communities for under $150k.