Hunterdon County might just be the most picturesque place in all of New Jersey. Those who live here can walk or ride their bicycles down the Delaware River Canal Path, go trout fishing at Ken Lockwood Gorge, or try horseback riding along the Columbia Trail. There are also scenic wildlife parks to explore and al fresco dining available at restaurants like The Clean Plate Kitchen.
Located in the northwestern part of NJ, this region is only an hour from Philadelphia and New York. Other reasons to consider Hunterdon County real estate include its charming small towns like Flemington and Clinton, its highly-rated school systems, and its appealing 55+ communities. These upscale active adult communities offer thoughtfully designed homes and sought-after amenities.
Low $500s – Mid $700s
Regency at Readington is a mid-sized 55+ community slated for 209 attached and single-family homes just five miles from Fox Hollow Golf Club in Branchburg, NJ. There are over a dozen floor plans ranging from 1,844 to 2,694 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Features include granite countertops, Whirlpool appliances, ten-foot ceilings, dens, and lofts. The monthly homeowners’ association (HOA) fee provides for snow removal and common area maintenance.
Plans are underway for a private clubhouse with a state-of-the-art fitness center, gathering areas, an outdoor pool, and a bocce ball court. Regency at Readington is just off Route 22, and it takes about five minutes to drive to the nearest grocery store. This road also has restaurants, banks, pharmacies, and other services as you drive to the west. Nearby entertainment options include Fleming House Museum, Hunterdon Art Museum, and Round Valley Recreation Area.
Low $300s – Mid $300s
Less than a mile from Regency, Legacy at Readington is a more established community with 51 resale condos built from 2010 to 2014. It’s close to the same shopping, services, and attractions. If you drive east on Route 22, there are even more shopping centers as well as Raritan Valley Country Club and Bridgewater Commons Mall.
This 55+ complex has two buildings. The seven condo models range from 1,000 to 1,616 square feet with one to three bedrooms, one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half bathrooms, wood floors, gourmet kitchens, extra storage space, and one-car garages. The HOA fee covers common area and exterior maintenance.
For a smaller community, Regency has some nice amenities to keep homeowners active. There’s a fitness center, a media room, a game room, a gathering room, a catering kitchen, and a library. Outside, you can find a lovely community garden, a barbecue area, and a walking trail. There are also clubs for gardeners, movie fans, card players, and book lovers.
High $300s – Low $400s
Also in Readington, this smaller retirement community offers 98 attached homes. Completed in 2002, Four Seasons at Readington offers low-maintenance homes, well-maintained landscaping, and a private clubhouse.
The floor plans offer two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached garages. Most feature first-floor master suites, gourmet kitchens, and cathedral ceilings. The HOA fee covers trash and snow removal plus common area and exterior maintenance.
The clubhouse has a fitness room, a fireplace lounge, a catering kitchen, an outdoor pool and spa, and tennis and bocce ball courts. Also, this neighborhood is right outside of Round Valley State Park and just minutes from downtown Whitehouse Station. The closest hospital is Hunterdon Medical Pavilion, or you can drive further into New Brunswick to visit Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center or Saint Peter’s University Hospital.
Mid $300s – Low $500s
Raritan Township is about 12 miles north of Readington and closer to highways 78 and 287. It’s home to Hunterdon Creekside, a gated 55+ community that will have 246 attached and single-family homes upon completion.
There are 109 townhomes with four models ranging from 1,370 to 1,510 square feet. These homes offer two to five bedrooms, two to four-and-a-half bathrooms, gourmet kitchens, and one- or two-car garages. Options include patios, porches, lofts, and basements. The 137 single-family homes come in five floor plans ranging from 1,674 to 2,900 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, gourmet kitchens, and two-car garages. Options include French doors, dens, and basements.
Once Hunterdon’s clubhouse is finished, residents will have access to a fitness center, activity and gathering rooms, an outdoor pool, and pickleball, bocce ball, and tennis courts. Nearby landmarks include the Premium Outlets at Liberty Village, Morales Nature Preserve, and Heron Run Golf Course.
High $300s – Low $500s
Flemington Fields is our second Raritan Township active adult community, and it has 228 resale attached and single-family homes. It’s conveniently located near a shopping center that has a farmers’ market, a ShopRite, a Home Depot, and restaurants. Nearby landmarks include Hillsborough Golf & Country Club, Bucks County Playhouse, and Princeton University Art Museum (Princeton is 20 minutes away).
Flemington Fields’ 142 attached homes include 26 duplex and 116 quad configurations. These beautiful homes range from about 1,594 to 2,550 square feet with one to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Desirable features like first-floor master suites, spacious decks, dens, and updated kitchens make these homes modern and comfortable.
The private clubhouse is a hub for activity, with well-attended card games, social hours, movies, and parties.