Cape May County may be known as a summer destination, but active adults can find much to do in the scenic New Jersey region.

Cape May County is one of the most unique parts of New Jersey. Located in the southernmost part of the state, residents flock here to enjoy peaceful, easygoing lifestyles. Some of the seaside communities here have kept to their roots as times have changed, but they still manage to keep pace with today’s active adults. And even though it is home to some of the most beautiful beachfront on the East Coast, there are plenty of year-round activities to keep its residents busy winter, spring, summer, and fall. 

There are many historical landmarks in the county, like the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum at the Cape May Airport, the Ocean City Historical Museum, and Historic Cold Spring Village. Visiting wineries like Cape May Winery and Natali Vineyards, breweries like Slack Tide Brewing in Cape May Courthouse, and an endless list of wonderful restaurants are year-round pursuits. Golfers can choose from 10 or so golf courses and all of the modern conveniences are within close proximity.

Here are some of the best choices for active adult homebuyers within and near Cape May County. 

Mystic Shores - Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Below $100k - High $100s

Located just outside of the County, Little Egg Harbor’s Mystic Shores sits at the bottom of Ocean County. This affordable, well-established active adult community of 365 attached and single-family homes offers homeowners easy access to all that both counties offer. It is near Barnegat Bay, Great Bay, and miles of the beautiful Jersey shore. It is also by scenic  Bass River State Forest and is close to the Garden State Parkway. Onsite, Mystic Shores homeowners enjoy its 11,000 square-foot clubhouse, fitness center, game rooms, outdoor pool, trails, sports courts, charming ponds and lakes, and a community bus. There are 12 floor plans ranging from 930 to 1,760 square feet, with two bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, and one car garages. 

Osprey Point - Upper Township, NJ

Low $300s - Mid $300s

Osprey Point is a woodsy, intimate community of 149 attached resale homes built from 2004 to 2005. These low-maintenance homes come in two models which include 1,850 or 2,010 square feet of living space. Both offer two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached garage. They are all single-level with features like gas fireplaces, upgraded bathrooms, and gourmet kitchens.

Social activities are hosted in the clubhouse, exercise room, outdoor pool, tennis, bocce, and shuffleboard courts. There's also scenic walking trails, ponds, and gardening plots. Osprey Point is just 20 minutes from family-friendly Ocean City, NJ, The Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, and Route 9, which has all of the shopping, dining and modern conveniences that active adult homeowners need.

Legacy at Cape May - Rio Grande, NJ

High $200s - Low $300s

Legacy at Cape May is a newer, active adult community of 141 attached resale homes close to Cape May and the Wildwoods. Homeowners can enjoy miles of beaches year-round, hop on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry and ride to Delaware, or visit area museums, parklands, wineries, and shops. Two companies are responsible for the development of Legacy at Cape May: Ryan Homes and Lennar Homes. Ryan’s floor plans range from 1,983 to 2,023 square feet with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached one- or two-car garage. The Lennar models are 2,140 to 2,600 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached one or two-car garages. The property has an exclusive clubhouse, fitness room, outdoor pool and patio, and activity rooms.