There are countless benefits to living in an active adult community that recognizes the importance of keeping residents happy and healthy. One way communities support residents' health is by offering on-site community clubhouses with indoor and outdoor amenities like swimming pools, fitness centers, and game rooms. An indoor swimming pool is especially convenient because you don't need to change your exercise routine when the weather isn't cooperating.
If you’ve been considering Mercer County real estate and you enjoy swimming, you’re in luck; there are several retirement communities in the area with indoor pools. We've taken the liberty of researching four for you, and here are the results.
Low $200s - High $200s
This established, affordable 55+ community was completed in 2005, and it offers 416 resale attached and single-family homes. Evergreen at Hamilton’s indoor swimming pool can be found inside its clubhouse, which also has an exercise room, a crafts studio, a ballroom, and a catering kitchen. Outside, you can find shuffleboard, tennis, and bocce ball courts as well as a greenhouse and a putting green. The community’s social activities include holiday parties, board games, line dancing, garden club, and water aerobics.
The attached models range from 1,300 to 3,000 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached garages. The single-family homes are about the same size, but some have rear patios, eat-in kitchens, and basements.
The Hamilton Township area is an ideal location, with the Mercer Mall, Quaker Bridge Mall, a Walmart, a movie theater, and dozens of restaurants nearby. Other local landmarks include Princeton Battlefield State Park, RWJ University Hospital, and Trenton Mercer Airport.
Low $300s - Low $400s
Six miles east of Evergreens at Hamilton, this 55+ gated neighborhood was completed by D.R. Horton in 2004. Village Grande at Bear Creek has 540 resale single-family homes, with six floor plans ranging from 1,372 to 2,261 square feet. They offer two bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and two-car garages. Options include eat-in kitchens, stone and brick interiors, nine-foot ceilings, dens, hardwood floors, and porches. The monthly homeowners’ association (HOA) fee provides for common area maintenance and snow removal.
Village Grande’s 15,000-square-foot clubhouse has an indoor pool and sauna, a fitness center, a crafts studio, and a ballroom. There’s a second swimming pool outside, plus tennis and bocce ball courts, a community garden, walking trails, and a putting green. Health, wellness, and social activities include yoga, water aerobics, Dragon Club, a singles group, Yiddish Language Club, and St. David the King Club.
This exceptional community is near several main roads, so homeowners are close to many shops and services, like Target, ALDI, ShopRite, banks, and plenty of restaurants. For a day out, folks can head over to Working Dog Winery or the beautiful Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park.
High $300s - High $400s
Also in the same vicinity, the prestigious, gated 55+ community of Riviera at East Windsor has 375 resale single-family homes. The eight well-designed floor plans range from 1,700 to 2,600 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, attached two-car garages, and gourmet kitchens. Extras include breakfast bars, granite countertops, two-story foyers, sunrooms, family rooms, and luxury soaking tubs or Jacuzzis. There are also HOA fees in place to provide for certain community services.
You can find both indoor and outdoor pools at the private clubhouse, along with a steam room, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and lockers. Additional perks include a ballroom, a crafts studio, and game rooms, plus shuffleboard, tennis, and bocce ball courts. Also, there are dozens of clubs and activities to join, such as Senior Olympics, coffee & conversation, chess, brunches, Irish Night, dance class, and planned trips.
Riviera is near all the same daily conveniences as Village Grande, and it's also just 10 miles outside of Princeton. The city is best known for its Ivy League University, but it's also home to Penn Medicine Princeton Hospital, Princeton University Art Museum, and a trendy downtown area with boutiques and eateries.
Mid $400s - Mid $500s
Active adult home seekers who prefer smaller communities can consider Elements at West Windsor, a Centex Homes neighborhood of 156 single-family residences. The picturesque property has 115 acres of open space with lovely farmlands, woods, ponds, and walking trails. The 10,000-square-foot clubhouse has a fitness center, an aerobics studio, an indoor pool, computers, and a social hall. During the warmer seasons, you’ll find homeowners outside playing bocce ball or tennis, gardening, or enjoying the outdoor pool and patio. There’s also a playground for the grandkids.
The five available floor plans range from 1,942 to 3,068 square feet, and they offer one to three bedrooms, one-and-a-half to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. You can also find options like dens, butler’s pantries, vaulted ceilings, gas fireplaces, and gourmet kitchens in these magnificent homes. The monthly HOA fees provide for snow removal, lawn care, and common area maintenance.
Well-attended group events include drawing classes, happy hours, exercise classes, holiday parties, theater club, and potluck dinners. The Windsor Heights Shopping Center is a short drive away, so running errands is a piece of cake. Nearby country clubs include Forsgate and Cobblestone Creek, and the closest international airports are Trenton Mercer (described above), Philadelphia International, and Newark Liberty.