For East Coast retirees, New Jersey offers several well established active adult communities with exciting amenities and low-maintenance homes. Those on a budget can easily find affordable resale homes in the Garden State, many which offer resort-style recreations like golf courses, swimming pools, tennis courts, and fitness centers.
Set in Manchester, Ocean County, Leisure Village West is one of New Jersey’s largest 55+ active adult communities. The community was developed between 1972 and 1993, and now contains 2,692 attached homes in a wide range of styles and sizes. Leisure Village West also boasts three clubhouses, two 9-hole golf courses and an exciting line-up of amenities and social activities.
Larger homesites and a spectacular 18-hole golf course help Concordia deliver scenic beauty and increased privacy. The community’s 1,757 homes were built between 1983 and 2000, in diverse styles to meet nearly any budget. Concordia also boasts a spacious clubhouse with fabulous amenities, such as hobby and game rooms, a state-of-the-art-fitness center, swimming pools and sports courts.
Set in Ocean County, within easy access to the Garden State Parkway, Four Seasons at Lakewood is a K. Hovnanian community with a wealth of amenities. The community features about 1,500 homes, built between 1992 and 2000, in both single-family and attached designs. An inviting clubhouse offers resort-style amenities, while the lovely grounds boast a 9-hole golf course, sports courts and an outdoor pool.
Developed between 1995 and 2001, Greenbriar features 1,200 affordable homes, resort-style amenities and a variety of special-interest social clubs. Although Greenbriar shares its 30,000 square-foot clubhouse and 9-hole golf course with the adjacent Whittingham development, it has its own homeowners’ association and its own line-up of distinctive single-family and attached home designs. Together, the two communities are also known as Greenbriar at Whittingham.
With just 600 homes, Whittingham is the smaller, more established neighborhood which shares its amenities with the adjacent Greenbriar community. While the two communities are collectively known as Greenbriar at Whittingham, they each have their own homeowners’ associations and home styles. Amenities include a 30,000 square-foot clubhouse with indoor and outdoor recreations, a 9-hole golf course and several social clubs and groups.
With a prime location in Lakewood, Ocean County, Leisure Village East is a well-established community which offers maintenance-free, active adult living. The 18,790 square-foot clubhouse features hobby and game rooms, a fitness center, meeting rooms and more. The grounds also offer a swimming pool, a 9-hole golf course, sports courts, a scenic gazebo and a boat accessible lake.
In Central New Jersey’s Monroe Township, Clearbrook is an amenity-rich, gated community with 2,026 homes, two spacious clubhouses, a 9-hole golf course and a full social calendar. Built by Clearbrook Partners, between 1972 and 1993, the community offers affordable homes in a variety of styles, including both high-rise and garden-style apartments, two-story townhomes and ranch duplexes.
Built between 1965 and 1994, in Middlesex County’s Monroe Township, Rossmoor Village features a mix of New England charm and modern amenities. The 30,000 square-foot clubhouse offers amenities to suit any interest, while outdoor recreations include a swimming pool, sports courts and an 18-hole golf course. The 2,303 community residences include both condos and single-family homes.
Nestled amid 158 acres of scenic land, Shadow Lake Village was built between 1972 and 1980 as a tranquil retreat for active adult retirees. The community features 952 one- and two-bedroom attached townhomes. Highlights of its resort-style amenities include a spacious clubhouse, a 9-hole golf course, an outdoor swimming pool, walking trails and a lake for fishing and boating.
Featuring mature trees and surrounding forests, Greenbriar Woodlands is set on 404 acres of rural land in Toms River. Yet the community is just minutes from shops, restaurants and other attractions. On-site amenities include a 20,000 square-foot clubhouse, an 18-hole executive golf course and outdoor recreations, such as tennis, bocce ball, volleyball, softball, basketball, shuffleboard and horseshoes.