As one of the largest, established active adult communities in New Jersey, the country-club lifestyle at Greenbriar Woodlands appeals to retirees from all walks of life. This gated property covers more than 400 acres, has over a thousand affordably priced homes, and offers a long list of clubs and activities. Not far from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, this community also has a highly desirable Ocean County zip code.
Homes and Extras
With 1,250 single-family homes, Greenbriar Woodlands was completed by multiple builders in 1998. The 15 home models are priced from the high $100s to the mid $300s. They're on private, wooded lots and range from around 1,200 to 1,800 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two bathrooms, natural gas heat, and one- or two-car garages.
Many of the homes for sale in Greenbriar Woodlands have upgrades like second-floor lofts, enclosed sunrooms, fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and updated kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite or quartz countertops. Some of these comfortable homes also have skylights, new flooring, gas fireplaces, decks, and golf course views.
The Greenbriar Woodlands Golf Course is a beautiful 18-hole, par 56 executive course, featuring 1,535 yards from its longest tee, a pro shop, and a putting green. Homeowners can get discounted memberships or pay by the day (only $20 for 18 holes and $15 for nine holes). At the golf course, residents can also join leagues or tournaments and attend special events.
In addition to the golf course, Greenbriar Woodlands’ clubhouse offers a fitness center, an outdoor pool and patio, a multipurpose room, an arts and crafts studio, a library, a card room, and a ballroom. There are also basketball, volleyball, shuffleboard, tennis, and bocce ball courts. This pet-friendly community also has walking and biking trails for both two- and four-legged creatures.
Like most 55+ neighborhoods, Greenbriar Woodlands offers a low-maintenance lifestyle through an active homeowners’ association. The low monthly fees provide for lawn maintenance, trash pickup, snow removal, exterior maintenance, common area maintenance, and other services. It also covers the community bus, a weekly service that takes homeowners to area restaurants, shopping outlets, and malls.
There are over 50 clubs and activities to participate in, with get-togethers for almost every interest. Residents can choose from ceramics, book discussions, the RV club, New York City trips, singles club, garden club, bike riding, dancing, drama, you name it. New residents are also invited to ongoing welcome breakfasts, a great way to meet other community members.
Greenbriar Woodlands is in Toms River, close to the Garden State Parkway, Route 9, and Route 70. Familiar nearby stores include Costco, Christmas Tree Shops, Home Depot, Stop & Shop, ShopRite, Wawa, Starbucks, and Rite Aid. Also, the Ocean County Mall is 10 minutes away. It’s also good to know that there's quality medical care in the area; Ocean County is served by Ocean Medical Center and RWJBarnabas Health. The Ocean County Office of Senior Services is also right in Toms River.
Downtown Toms River is a short drive away, and its walkable streets are along the Toms River (there are plenty of marinas here, too). You can stop at the farmers’ market, check out the shops and galleries, or grab a bite to eat. Other local landmarks include Cattus Island County Park, the Garden State Philharmonic, and the Planetarium at Ocean County College. And let's not forget about those beaches; some of the closest include Point Pleasant, Ortley Beach, and Seaside Park.
If you want to explore some of the largest cities on the east coast, you can drive to Atlantic City (60 miles), New York City (73 miles), or Philadelphia (68 miles). All three have international airports, and there's also one in Newark. The County also has a bus service, and the closest Amtrak station is 40 miles away in Princeton.