Gloucester County of New Jersey’s smaller and more spread out counties, known for its wide open spaces and booming agricultural industry. Much of it is less developed than are other 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.
Parke Place - Sewell
Parke Place is a magnet for active adults that 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 is a community clubhouse, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, tennis, and nature trails. Lawn care and snow removal are provided for by a monthly homeowners’ association fee.
The Village Grande at Camelot - Glassboro
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.
Northgate at Heritage - Deptford
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 homeowners' association fee. The vibrant community clubhouse has an exercise room, computers, game and meeting rooms. Plus, there's an outdoor pool, tennis court, putting green, and nature trails keep homeowners busy during nice weather.
Spicer Estates - Mullica Hill
Mullica Hill is deep in the Jersey farmlands, about 15 miles east of the Delaware River. Spicer Estates is its top active adult community with 225 single-family, resale homes that were built starting in 2003.
Most of these range from 1,450 to 1,536 square feet and have two bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. All come with first-floor master suites, while some have finished basements. There is a public park within walking distance, and a fitness center with a swimming pool is a quarter-mile away. Plus, Inspira Hospital is a ten minute drive from the community.
The Village at Country Gardens - Sewell
The Village at Country Gardens is a newer, gated active adult community. Upon completion, it will have 223 new and resale single-family homes. There are three distinctive, generously sized models from 2,097 to 2,902 square feet. They include two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Upgrades may include hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, gas fireplaces, and dens.
A monthly homeowners' association fee provides for landscaping and snow removal. The modern clubhouse features a library, exercise room, and hot tub room. Outside, there is a lake, a walking path, a tennis court, a putting green, and a horseshoe pit. A busy social committee keeps everyone engaged, with game nights, seasonal socials, bingo, dinners, and a book club.