Exterior view of a community building at Glen at Masons Creek in Hainesport, New Jersey

Burlington County has a lot to offer active adults seeking an affordable retirement.

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's still possible to seek out a comfortable, low-maintenance home in an established neighborhood for under $150k.

Holiday Village East - Mt. Laurel, NJ

Below $100k - High $600s

Trees surrounding a picturesque pond at Holiday Village East in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey

Holiday Village East offers 963 condos, attached homes, and single-family homes with a total of 14 floor plans.

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 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 with 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.

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Leisuretowne - Southampton Township, NJ

Below $100k - Mid $300s

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's 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.

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 bathroom, and a garage. There are 11 single-family models from 1,000 to just over 2,300 square feet that include two bedrooms and bathrooms as well as a garage. Some models include upgrades like expansive master suites, covered front porches, and breakfast nooks.

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The Glen at Masons Creek - Hainesport, NJ

Below $100k - High $300s

The outdoor pool at Glen at Masons Creek in Hainesport, New Jersey

Built between 2000 and 2004, this quiet community offers 255 townhomes and single-family homes.

The Glen at Masons Creek is an age-restricted community located near major roads with easy access to shops and restaurants. Built between 2000 and 2004, this quiet community offers 255 townhomes and single-family homes with open layouts and contemporary details. The townhomes typically feature two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and parking spots out front. The single-family homes have two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a one- or two-car garage.

The clubhouse at the Glen at Masons Creek is a social and fitness hub. Residents can work out at the fitness center, relax with a good book in the library, or play a game of billiards with friends. Outdoors, residents can enjoy a tennis match, play some bocce ball, swim in the outdoor pool, or simply take in the community's picturesque ponds.

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The Renaissance Club - Mt. Laurel, NJ

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 HOA.

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.

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