The outdoor pool beside the clubhouse at Northgate at Heritage in Deptford, New Jersey

Active adults have many affordable options to choose from in Southern New Jersey's Gloucester County.

Gloucester County is known for its wide-open spaces and booming agricultural industry. Much of it is less developed than are other New Jersey counties and the lower price points reflect this nicely. Active adult homebuyers can get more for their money at many of the communities located here.

Its rich history, which dates back to its founding in 1686, is still evident today. Visitors can tour Revolutionary War sites like Red Bank Battlefield and other landmarks like The Thomas West Home. Scenic lakes, woods, and parks are scattered over the county’s 329 square miles, including 1,000-acre Scotland Run Park.

There are also over a dozen golf courses and large shopping centers like Cross Keys Place and Gloucester Premium Outlets. This diverse and thriving county is also close to Philadelphia, Delaware, and New Jersey beaches. Local medical facilities include Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury and Kennedy University Hospital in Turnersville.

Here is a short list of Glouco’s top active adult communities.

Lakebridge - Deptford, NJ

Mid $100s - High $100s

The Delaware River from a pedestrian bridge in Portland, Pennsylvania

Lakebridge benefits from a prime location with easy access to everyday conveniences.

Lakebridge is a well-established neighborhood with single-family homes for sale on a resale-only basis. These homes range from 1,175 to 1,510 square feet and offer two or three bedrooms, one to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached one-car garage. Eat-in kitchens, large private patios, and single-story living are just a few of the appealing home features for active adults.

Residents have access to a central clubhouse with a ballroom for community events, a library for quiet afternoons, and a community room for club meetings. Outdoors, there's a tennis court, two bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits, and an outdoor pool and patio. Lakebridge also benefits from a prime location with easy access to everyday conveniences and local attractions as well as the big-city entertainment in Philadelphia.

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Holiday City at Monroe - Williamstown, NJ

Mid $100s - Mid $200s

Holiday City at Monroe is a 55+ community in Williamstown in Southern New Jersey. Residents of Holiday City at Monroe can expect a socially centered lifestyle. Most of the amenities are in the clubhouse, but outdoors, there's a pool and a patio, two shuffleboard courts, two tennis courts, and the community is linked by paved sidewalks, making it easy to enjoy this wooded neighborhood.

With 682 single-family homes, Holiday City at Monroe has a wide variety of floor plans available, but most homes have at least two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached one- or two-car garages. Also, the homeowners' association (HOA) provides snow removal and maintenance of the clubhouse amenities.

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Parke Place - Sewell, NJ

Low $100s - Mid $200s

Greenery surrounding the community sign for Parke Place in Sewell, New Jersey

This established community has 406 condos and single-family homes.

Parke Place is a magnet for active adults who are looking for low-maintenance homes, warm and inviting neighbors, and very affordable prices. This established community has 406 condos and single-family homes, built from 1999 to 2003.

The condos are housed in two-story buildings and range from 1,353 to 1,436 square feet. They have two beds, two baths, patios or balconies, and lot parking. There are seven single-family floor plans ranging from 1,308 to 2,268 square feet. They have two or three beds, two to three baths, and attached one or two-car garages. There's a community clubhouse, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, tennis, and nature trails. Lawn care and snow removal are provided for by a monthly HOA fee.

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The Village Grande at Camelot - Glassboro, NJ

High $100s - High $300s

The Jersey town of Glassboro has been undergoing a revitalization over the past years, and now is a perfect time to get in on this upswing. The Village Grande of Camelot consists of 450 new and resale homes and was started in 2008 by D. R. Horton. There are seven floor plans sized from 1,299 to 2,261 square feet.

They feature two bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half baths, attached two-car garages, and first-floor master bedrooms. Available upgrades like sunrooms, whirlpool tubs, and home security systems are offered. The Club Grande clubhouse has an exercise room, game rooms, and a library. Outdoors, residents enjoy an outdoor pool, nature trails, and ponds on the property.

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Northgate at Heritage - Deptford, NJ

Low $200s - Mid $200s

The shuffleboard court at Northgate at Heritage in Deptford, New Jersey

Northgate at Heritage was built from 2001 to 2012 by Engel Homes.

This woodsy, active adult community is close to the hustle and bustle of the Deptford Mall area, yet far enough to be a quiet, homey retreat for its residents. Northgate at Heritage was built from 2001 to 2012 by Engel Homes.

The 400 single-family homes are sized from 1,448 to 2,385 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. The majority of homes have front porches, dens, and fireplaces. Lawn care, trash, and snow removal are covered under a monthly HOA fee. The vibrant community clubhouse has an exercise room, computers, and game and meeting rooms. Plus, there's an outdoor pool, tennis court, putting green, and nature trails keep homeowners busy during nice weather.

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