A lifeboat on the beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey

While there are no 55+ communities in Atlantic City, there are quite a few nearby.

Atlantic County is mostly known for its biggest tourist draw: Atlantic City. It’s a great place for casino gambling, world-class entertainment, gourmet dining, shopping, boating, and sandy beaches. This particular zip code doesn't have active adult communities within its borders, but the surrounding area has some that hold great appeal.

Back around the 1850s, Atlantic City was a popular resort town, and tourists came in by the droves from Philly and New York. In fact, the "Monopoly" game streets are named after the city's downtown streets. Things slowed down after World War II, but after gambling was legalized in the 1970s it underwent a revitalization. Now, retirees can find affordable, attractive homes not far from downtown.

The Fairways at Mays Landing - Mays Landing, NJ

Below $100k - Mid $100s

The old lighthouse at Lake Lenape in Mays Landing, New Jersey

This mid-sized neighborhood has 465 resale, single-family homes.

Active adults seeking golf course communities can settle in nicely at The Fairways at Mays Landing. Built from 1999 to 2005 by Hometown America Communities, this mid-sized neighborhood has 465 resale, single-family homes. Floor plans start at just under 1,000 square feet and have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a garage. Some include appliances, sunrooms, and patios.

This land-lease community offers lower taxes; a homeowners' association (HOA) fee provides for the municipal fee and common ground maintenance. You can find the residents spending time at the community clubhouse, indoor or outdoor pool, in the activity rooms, and at the links. Social activities include Aqua Zumba, golf groups, a singles club, poker and Texas Hold'em, game nights, book clubs, line dancing, and a vibrant singles group.

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Woodland Village - Absecon, NJ

Below $100k - Mid $100s

Woodland Village is perfect for active adults that want to be near Atlantic City, yet appreciate the benefits of living in a smaller neighborhood. This active adult community consists of 108 resale condos built from 1991 to 2007. There are seven models with two bedrooms, two baths, and a garage or parking spot. Each one features a luxurious master suite, and a balcony or porch.

There's a private clubhouse with an exercise room, a catering kitchen, and an outdoor pool and patio. The 36-hole Seaview Golf Club is about five minutes away. The area is dotted with parks, greenspace, and all of the modern conveniences.

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Traditions at Blueberry Ridge - Hammonton, NJ

Low $100s - High $200s

Exterior view of a model home at Traditions at Blueberry Ridge in Hammonton, New Jersey

Homeowners in Traditions at Blueberry Ridge get all the advantages of a small, quaint town.

Drive 30 minutes north of Atlantic City and you’ll run into Hammonton, the Blueberry Capital of the World. Homeowners in Traditions at Blueberry Ridge get all the advantages of a small, quaint town with the option of making a quick trip to the city whenever the mood strikes. Built from 2005 to 2007 by Pulte Homes, this property has 134 single-family, resale homes. Floor plans are sized from 1,610 to 2,013 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and a two-car garage.

Traditions at Blueberry Ridge is close to Wharton State Forest, an expansive recreation area and wildlife preserve with biking, horseback riding, canoeing, and hiking trails. It's also home to historic Batsto Village. Downtown Hammonton has also been revitalized and has attracted many vibrant small businesses, gourmet restaurants like Annata Wine Bar, theaters, and salons.

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Tavistock at Mays Landing - Mays Landing, NJ

Mid $100s - Low $200s

Situated about 20 miles west of Atlantic City, Tavistock at Mays Landing provides low-maintenance living for active adults in a new community of 208 attached and single-family homes.

Built by D'Anastasio Corporation from 2004 to 2017, the attached townhomes are approximately 1,300 square feet with two bedrooms and bathrooms, and a one-car garage. Upgrades include patios, lofts, third bedrooms, and Florida rooms. The single families come in four models sized from 1,391 to 1,990 square feet with two to three bedrooms and bathrooms, and a one or two-car garage. Optional upgrades include lofts, sunrooms, fireplaces, and covered patios.

Tavistock has a private clubhouse with an exercise room, a great room, and a catering kitchen. Local attractions include Hamilton Golf Club and Driving Range, Balić Winery, Regal Cinemas Hamilton Commons, and Hamilton Mall.

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The Village Grande at Little Mill - Egg Harbor Township, NJ

High $100s - Mid $200s

The indoor pool at The Village Grande at Little Mill in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

The Village Grande at Little Mill has reasonably priced, single-family homes for sale.

Not only does The Village Grande at Little Mill have reasonably priced, single-family homes for sale, but it also has indoor and outdoor pools, a 10,000 square-foot clubhouse, a fitness center, an arts & crafts studio, tennis courts, a horseshoe pit, and a grand ballroom.

Built from 2003 to 2006, it has 299 resale homes in five models. The ranch-style floor plans range from 1,372 to 2,261 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two-car garages. There's a wide range of social clubs, activity groups, and events for homeowners. These include adult education classes, bingo, book clubs, karaoke, poker, singles’ events, movie nights, yoga, Zumba, ice cream socials, fashion shows, holiday parties, and planned trips.

Egg Harbor Township is home to Story Book Land, a famous, pint-sized amusement park that grandchildren love. In addition to being 20 minutes from Atlantic City. Egg Harbor is also close to quiet beach communities like Margate and Longport.

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