The 23,000-square-foot clubhouse is the center of the community for social actives and amenities.

Located in the picturesque New Jersey shore community of Barnegat, the Four Seasons at Mirage is an active adult community of 1,200 homes. Builder K. Hovnanian broke ground in 1998 and completed the development in 2007, with homes ranging from 1,250 to 3,450 square feet. Homebuyers can choose between ranch style or two-story houses, each with two or three bedrooms and one- or two-car garages. Homes have optional lofts, sunrooms, or basements, and many are situated against peaceful, wooded areas.


The gated community has a large, impressive clubhouse with many popular amenities. Residents can stay healthy in a fitness room with the latest equipment, spa and sauna, or indoor pool. Events of all sizes can be hosted in the large, multi-purpose ballroom. A well-stocked woodworking shop and library are popular places for continued learning.

In addition to these amenities, there are many social clubs to meet anyone’s interest. Five rooms provide ample space for the residents’ activity groups, including line dancing, mahjong, poker, bridge, quilting, travel, computer, billiards, and a theater troupe. Notable opportunities for outdoor activities include a swimming pool and tennis, bocce, and shuffleboard courts. A community picnic pavilion and putting green are hubs of activity on sunny days thanks to the efforts of a full-time activities director who assists residents in planning and carrying out their interests.

Nancy Muldowney, a local real estate professional, is enthusiastic about the Four Seasons at Mirage because it “offers a resort lifestyle with unparalleled amenities like indoor and outdoor pools, state-of-the-art fitness center, ballroom, activities, trips, woodwork shop, and so much more. And it's all within 15 minutes of Long Beach Island and 35 minutes of Atlantic City.” She says the adult community has “exquisite home designs with open floor plans and gorgeous master bedrooms and baths. And the best part is you don’t have to be 55. Twenty percent of residents can move in at 48 years old.”


Barnegat, a delightful town with a variety of antique shops, has a boardwalk for fishing and crabbing that Four Seasons at Mirage residents enjoy. On the ocean, the area provides access to beaches and nearby marinas. The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge offers bird lovers many wonderful opportunities to enjoy natural habitats. Tuckerton Seaport is a 15 minute car ride away, and the Barnegat Lighthouse is just a bit farther with a 30-minute drive. Philadelphia and New York City, with their endless, world-class attractions, can both be reached within an hour and a half.

The Four Seasons at Mirage provides its residents with attractive amenities and comfortable, beautiful homes at reasonable prices. Active adults will savor the well-maintained, quaint neighborhood on the New Jersey shore.