The changing leaves bring splashes of color to the historic Kirby's Mill Pond in Burlington County.

Considered by many to be part of the Philadelphia metro area, Burlington County is the second-largest in the state of New Jersey, stretching from the Delaware River all the way across the state to Great Bay by the Atlantic Ocean. There’s a variety of terrain and regional lifestyles here, from the quiet solitude of the Pine Barrens to the small-town charm of Mount Holly and Medford. It also ranks highly for its historical landmarks (it was founded in 1677), festivals, farmers markets, shopping, dining, and area medical care.

You will find a few active adult communities in Burlington County that offer new construction and homes with high price tags. However, it is still possible to seek out a comfortable, low-maintenance home in an established neighborhood for under $150,000.

Holiday Village East - Mt. Laurel 

Below $100k - High $200s

Holiday Village East is a well-established active adult community 30 miles east of Philadelphia. It offers 963 condos, attached homes, and single-family homes with a total of 14 different floor plans. Its location near Routes 38, 73, 295 and the NJ Turnpike provide easy access to everything but it retains a rural setting near Pennsauken Creek and Laurel Acres Park.

Amenities here include an outdoor pool, an exercise room, a craft room, bocce, and tennis courts. The 20+ activity groups and clubs keep residents active and engaged.

Home models include 284 condos, which range from 950 to 1,364 square feet, one to two bedrooms and bathrooms, and lot parking. The 153 attached homes range from 1,282 to 1,537 square feet and include two bedrooms and bathrooms as well as attached one-car garages. There are 536 single-family homes, sized from 1,260 to 1,828 square feet, with two to three bedrooms and bathrooms as well as attached one or two-car garages. Features vary by floor plan and price but may include large master suites, porches, and fireplaces.

Leisuretowne - Southampton Township

Below $100k - High $200s

Leisuretowne is one of the area’s largest and best-known 55+ communities. With 2,255 resale attached and single-family homes, it’s almost a small town unto itself. Situated within the Pinelands National Reserve, the property includes sparkling lakes and wooded acreage. This natural setting is still just minutes away from everyday conveniences, made easily accessible by the community bus. There is a nearby Walmart, Kohl’s, and plenty more retail on Route 70. Residents are also just 45 minutes from Jersey Shore towns and Long Beach Island.

The homeowners’ association (HOA) and various community committees help manage the many events and clubs that gather at the four recreational buildings, two swimming pools, fitness center, and library. Some of the most popular social groups include line dancing, bible study, bowling, and poker. The HOA fee also covers snow removal, common area maintenance, and bus service.

The single-story attached homes range from 1,000 to just over 2,300 square feet and include two bedrooms, one bath, and a garage. There are 11 single-family models from 1,000 to just over 2,300 square feet that include two bedrooms and baths as well as a garage. Some models include upgrades like expansive master suites, covered front porches, and breakfast nooks.

The Renaissance Club - Mount Laurel

Below $100k - High $100s

The Renaissance Club includes 500 condos and attached homes in Mount Laurel. In addition to its proximity to Philadelphia, this town is just an hour from Atlantic City. The closest golf club is Golden Pheasant, which was rated the top course in the region by the Burlington County Times. Homeowners can drive to the Cherry Hill Mall or the Moorestown Mall in minutes, head to charming towns like Moorestown and Collingswood for more dining and shopping, or just stay on the property and take advantage of its many perks.

Community amenities include a clubhouse, outdoor pool, tennis court, two bocce courts, and two shuffleboard courts. Building and common area maintenance, lawn care and landscaping, and snow removal are handled by the homeowners’ association.

The Renaissance’s standard condo models range from 900 to 1,000 square feet and include one to two bedrooms and baths as well as one-car garages. The attached homes are a bit larger, ranging from 1,100 to 1,200 square feet each with two bedrooms, one to two baths, and a one-car garage.