New Jersey is one of the best places for active adults to live on the East Coast. It offers easy access to major metro areas like Baltimore, Wilmington, Philly, and New York City. It also has miles of shorelines and delightful small towns. Atlantic City offers world-class casinos, while the revitalized Camden Waterfront has the Adventure Aquarium and Battleship NJ. Jersey also has top medical centers like Hackensack Hospital and MD Anderson. There's also over 200 golf courses, incredible shopping malls like Garden State Plaza, and endless acres of parks, mountains, and farmlands.
With all this, it’s hard to believe that there are so many affordable 55+ communities in the state. Have a look at some of our top choices.
Below $100k - Mid $400s
Rossmoor Village consists of 2,303 condos, attached, and single-family homes built from 1965 to 1991. It's in Central NJ right off Exit 8A of the New Jersey Turnpike. Rossmoor’s convenient location puts its residents in close proximity to Concordia Shopping Center, Freehold Raceway Mall, grocery stores, movie theaters, and beauty salons, while Forsgate Country Club is three minutes away.
With over 40 floor plans ranging from the smallest 590 square foot condo to the largest 2,259 square foot single family, this neighborhood has something for everyone. Current homes for sale range from below $100k to the high $300s. There’s also a large clubhouse, fitness center, craft studios, two libraries, an outdoor pool, three tennis courts, bocce, RV parking, and an 18-hole golf course.
Below $100k - Low $200s
Leisure Village offers affordable, low-maintainence homes in the Ocean County area. With 2,433 attached homes, this neighborhood is the largest retirement community in Lakewood. There are 10 distinct home models with two bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and attached one-car garages. Current homes for sale range from below $100k to the high $100s.
Leisure Village has two clubhouses that offer plenty of amenities, including a library, a fitness center, a card room, a computer room, shuffleboard courts, horshoe pits, and much more. Also, Leisure Village is situated near the Garden State Parkway and Interstate 195, providing easy access to restaurants, shops, and recreational opportunities.
Below $100k - High $200s
Constructed between 1972 and 1993, Leisure Village West is a gated, golf course community with over 50 clubs and three clubhouses. Among many other amenities, Willow Hall includes a ballroom with a stage, Club Encore features an exercise room, and Leisure Fair has multipurpose rooms for events and activities. Also, the community's ideal location provides access to cities such as Philadelphia, New York, and Baltimore.
Leisure Village West has 2,692 homes and over 20 floor plans that range from 737 to 2,013 square feet. These homes feature one or two bedrooms, one to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a garage or parking nearby. Current homes for sale range from below $100k to the mid $200s.
Mid $100s - High $200s
The Renaissance Club is an active adult community of 500 attached and condo homes that were built from 1985 to 1989 by Orleans in desirable Burlington County. Mt. Laurel is a thriving suburb not far from Philadelphia. The area is packed with shopping malls, scenic parks, and is quite close to top hospitals like Virtua Hospital and Cooper University Hospital in Camden.
The cozy units are anywhere from 900 to 1,200 square feet with one to two bedrooms, one to two bathrooms each, and attached one-car garages. The neighborhood features a lovely clubhouse, an outdoor pool, tennis court, bocce, and shuffleboard. Current homes for sale range from the mid $100s to the high $100s.
Below $100k - Low $200s
Crestwood Village 4 is a 55+ community near fine dining, upscale shopping, and historic attractions. Residents enjoy living in a quiet neighborhood with plenty of amenities. The community clubhouse, Independence Hall, has a multipurpose room, a card room, and billiards. Outside, residents can enjoy a game on the bocce ball or shuffleboard courts.
Crestwood Village 4 has 1,190 low-maintenance, co-op homes. There are many styles and sizes for homebuyers to choose from, but homes typically range from 537 to over 1,800 square feet with one to two bedrooms and one to two bathrooms. Some homes have an attached one-car garage while others offer an assigned parking spot. Current homes for sale range from below $100s to the low $200s.