Living life to its fullest is a full-time occupation for the active adult homeowners at Westlake Golf and Country Club in Jackson, New Jersey. Built from 1999 to 2006 by U.S. Homes, this gated community of 1,421 single-family homes offers a year-round, resort style atmosphere. Aside from its well-designed homes and beautifully landscaped grounds, this 55+ neighborhood has extensive amenities and a highly desirable Ocean County location.
Priced from the low $300s to the high $400s, these resale homes are offered in 13 floor plans ranging from 1,800 to 3,500 square feet. There are ranch-style homes and homes with second-story lofts. They offer two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and two car garages. Some models also include dens. Upgrades vary and can include gourmet kitchens, bright sunrooms, granite countertops, hardwood floors, and high ceilings.
Six Flags Great Adventure put Jackson on the map many years ago, but since then this area has mushroomed into a thriving haven for active adults. It is about a half an hour west of the Jersey coast and is literally surrounded by parks and nature preserves to explore, like Allaire State Park, Crossley Preserve, and Colliers Mill, which covers over 12,000 acres.
Nearby shopping centers include the Jackson Outlets and Freehold Mall. For a day at the races, there are two nearby racetracks: Freehold Raceway and Monmouth Park. Excursions to Atlantic City, Philadelphia and New York are very doable since all three are only around an hour’s drive away. Area hospitals include Centra State in Freehold and Lakewood.
Amenities and Lifestyle
Many 55+ homebuyers are drawn to Westlake because of its championship golf course. Set on 6,300 beautifully manicured yards, it is an 18-hole, par-71 Arthur Hills designed course with its own bar, grill, and pro shop.
There are also several tennis courts, volleyball, shuffleboard, and indoor and outdoor pools located at Westlake’s exclusive 30,000 square-foot clubhouse. This hub for activity also has its own arts, crafts and sculpture studio, game rooms, a library, a computer facility, and a fitness room that features top equipment and group exercise classes.
Westlake also has three on-site dining options. Their newly expanded Westlake Grille has its own patio room and is open six days a week. The Masters Pub provides tasty snacks and cocktails, and The Lakeview Café is a casual spot near the pool that offers delicious breakfasts and light fare.
Many of Westlake’s 30+ social groups meet at the community’s clubhouse, golf course, and restaurants. There are clubs and activities for every interest, including a women’s exercise group, a tennis club, and a classic car club. Friends also gather together to enjoy wine, play bocce, discuss the latest books, and go fishing.