The Best Places to Retire in New Jersey

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Most retirees think of Florida, Arizona, or California as their ideal retirement destination. But New Jersey also has plenty to offer. It boasts a central location along the East Coast, varying landscapes, and tax benefits. Some of the desirable age-restricted communities in New Jersey also offer resort-style amenities and vibrant atmospheres. 55+ homebuyers can spend their retirement years staying social and fit while having fun in some of New Jersey’s best 55+ communities.

Let’s explore some of the best places to retire in New Jersey.

1. Holiday City at Berkeley – Toms River, NJ

High $100ks – High $300ks

As one of the largest 55+ communities in New Jersey, Holiday City at Berkeley has more than 10,000 homes, and it’s made up of individual neighborhoods including Holiday City Heights, Holiday City Carefree, Holiday City South, and Holiday City West. Additionally, each neighborhood has its own homeowners’ association (HOA), clubhouse, and list of activities.

Also, residents living in this active adult community have endless options for fun and entertainment. With six clubhouses and an amazing schedule of activities, events, classes, and clubs, there’s always something to do in this thriving age-restricted community.

2. Silver Ridge Park – Toms River, NJ

Low $100s – High $200s

A bench on the grounds of Silver Ridge Park in Toms River, New Jersey.

Silver Ridge Park is an active adult community of 3,169 residences in Toms River, New Jersey. This 55+ community is divided into four separate neighborhoods that each have their own HOA, clubhouse, and recreational activities. Silver Ridge Park is a friendly and welcoming community with plenty of activities for all residents to enjoy as well as great social spaces where neighbors can mingle and build lifelong friendships.

3. Leisure Village West – Manchester, NJ

Below $100k – High $100s

A fountain beside the community sign for Leisure Village West in Manchester, New Jersey.

Located in Manchester, Leisure Village West is a beautiful 55+ community that consists of 2,692 residences. This active adult community provides reasonably priced attached homes, a rich lineup of amenities, two nine-hole golf courses, and more than 50 social clubs. Active adults won’t have a hard time picking up a new hobby or sharing interests with neighbors in this vibrant neighborhood.

4. Leisure Village – Lakewood Township, NJ

Below $100k – High $100s

The community sign for Leisure Village in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Leisure Village in Ocean County is an age-restricted community developed between 1960 and 1970. Leisure Village features resort-style amenities and low-maintenance homes as well as an active social calendar with a variety of clubs, classes, activities, and events. Also, this active adult neighborhood is centrally located near major roadways that provide easy access to entertainment and attractions in surrounding areas like New York City, Atlantic City, and Philadelphia.

5. Rossmoor Village – Monroe, NJ

Below $100k – Mid $400s

Tables and chairs beside the outdoor pool at Rossmoor Village in Monroe, New Jersey.

Set on 418 acres of land, this award-winning 55+ community in Monroe resembles a New England village. It consists of 2,303 homes that come in a variety of styles at affordable prices. Additionally, Rossmoor Village features a 30,000-square-foot clubhouse, an 18-hole golf course, a full-time entertainment and recreation department, and a health center. Residents also enjoy a wide selection of clubs, activities, and events such as Zumba, line dancing, shuffleboard, open art classes, and computer club.

6. Leisuretowne – Southampton Township, NJ

Below $100k – High $200s

Homes beside a pond on the grounds of Leisuretowne in Southampton Township, New Jersey.

Situated in Southampton Township, Leisuretowne enjoys a desirable location among picturesque lakes and beautiful pine trees, providing a quiet and calm environment. This age-restricted community has 2,255 homes that are reasonably priced and offer low-maintenance living. Homeowners also enjoy world-class amenities such as tennis courts, an outdoor pool, bocce ball courts, a driving range, and community transit.

7. Clearbrook – Monroe, NJ

Low $100s – High $300s

The entrance to Clearbrook in Monroe, New Jersey.

Clearbrook is an age-restricted community located in Middlesex County in Central New Jersey. With just over 2,000 homes, residents can easily meet new neighbors to build lasting friendships in this close-knit setting. Additionally, homeowners have two clubhouses where they can participate in social events and stay physically fit.

The 25,000-square-foot clubhouse also offers a health center, an outdoor amphitheater, a nine-hole golf course, an outdoor pool, and multiple sports courts for pickleball, tennis, and bocce ball. Clearbrook is the ideal active adult community because of its busy social calendar. Residents can enjoy everything from boomers group, scrabble, and chair dance to chess, table tennis, and water aerobics.

8. Greenbriar – Monroe, NJ

High $100s – Low $400s

The community sign for Greenbriar in Monroe, New Jersey.

Greenbriar is a charming active adult neighborhood in Monroe. This luxurious 55+ community has world-class amenities in its 30,000-square-foot clubhouse. It offers plenty of social spaces where homeowners can meet for clubs and activities as well as areas for staying in shape.

Additionally, residents have access to a billiards room, a ceramics studio, a ballroom, an indoor pool, an indoor walking track, an aerobics studio, and an exercise room. Other amenities include a 9-hole golf course, an outdoor pool, and multiple sports courts for tennis, pickleball, bocce ball, and shuffleboard. Greenbriar also features an onsite restaurant and RV parking to accommodate residents.

9. Concordia – Monroe, NJ

Mid $100s – Mid $400s

Exterior view of Club Concordia at Concordia in Monroe, New Jersey.

Concordia is a 55+ community in Middlesex County, and it has 1,757 residences that come in a variety of styles and sizes. This active adult neighborhood features a clubhouse with luxurious amenities that support a healthy and active lifestyle, such as an aerobics and dance studio, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor pool and spa, a sauna, and a ballroom.

Additionally, residents can stay active outdoors by using the swimming pool, tennis courts, and bocce ball courts. Homeowners can also opt for a golf membership to play on the 18-hole Concordia Golf Course.

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