The Best Communities for Downsizing in Monmouth County, NJ

If you\'re looking to downsize, take a look at these communities in Monmouth County.

For active adults, one of the first steps to downsizing is to purge your house of the things that you don’t really need. After this, your house may suddenly seem too big, so it’s probably time to find a more manageable space, especially in a neighborhood where you need not worry about your home’s maintenance.

When considering these important elements, Monmouth County comes to mind. It’s steeped in Revolutionary War history, and it’s home to 30 parks, outstanding golf courses, and more shopping than you’ll ever need. And don’t forget about those beaches. With nearby resort towns like Asbury Park and Sandy Hook, you’ll never lack something to do.

The active adult communities in the county offer a wide range of home choices, community sizes, amenities, and price points. Here are a few noteworthy options that are perfect for homebuyers looking to downsize.

Nobility Crest at OceanOcean Township, NJ

Mid $300s – High $400s

Lounge chairs beside the outdoor pool at Nobility Crest at Ocean in Ocean Township, New Jersey
Nobility Crest is near the junction of Routes 18 and 66.

Nobility Crest at Ocean is an intimate community with 120 condos. It offers eight models sized from 1,058 to 2,222 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, underground parking, private terraces, and modern kitchens. A reasonable homeowners’ association (HOA) fee covers landscaping, snow removal, and common area maintenance.

The private clubhouse has several activity rooms, an exercise room, bocce, a putting green, shuffleboard, and a relaxing outdoor pool and spa. Homeowners get together for book club, movie nights, holiday and pool parties, and competitive chess games.

Nobility Crest is near the junction of Routes 18 and 66, with a Costco, a Walmart, and the Seaview Square Shopping Center nearby. The resort towns of Asbury Park and Bradley Beach are also less than five miles away.

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Marlboro GreensEnglishtown, NJ

Low $100s – Low $200s

The outdoor pool at Marlboro Greens in Englishtown, New Jersey
Marlboro Greens doesn’t come up short on location, home offerings, or amenities.

For an affordable 55+ community, Marlboro Greens doesn’t come up short on location, home offerings, or amenities. Floor plans range from 1,080 to 1,508 square feet, with one to three bedrooms, one-and-a-half to three bathrooms, and an assigned parking spot or one-car garage.

At the private clubhouse, you’ll find activity and exercise rooms, tennis courts, bocce ball, basketball, a children’s playground, and an outdoor pool. There are plenty of clubs and activities, like cookouts and parties, day trips, bocce club, a singles’ club, and of course, a golf club.

If you’re not familiar with Englishtown, it’s just off the Garden State Parkway close to Raritan Bay and the Sandy Hook Bay Marina. This region also has a waterfront park, beaches, and the PNC Bank Arts Center, and it’s right next to Pine Brook Golf Course, which offers discounted rates for those 65+.

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Chelsea SquareMarlboro Township, NJ

Low $200s – Mid $300s

Exterior view of a community building at Chelsea Square in Morganville, New Jersey
Chelsea Square is an impressive mid-sized condo community with 225 new and resale units.

Our third choice for downsizing in Monmouth is Chelsea Square, an impressive mid-sized condo community with 225 new and resale units built by Regal Homes. There are eight models ranging from 1,482 to 1,918 square feet with one to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two-car garages. Upgrades include patios, balconies, and expansive master suites with tray ceilings.

This 55+ community has more than its share of desirable amenities, including an outdoor pool and walking trails. Its vibrant clubhouse has a lobby with a fireplace, a catering kitchen and bar, and a business center. The exercise room, aerobics room, weight room, and massage room are all perfect spots to maintain your health and wellness.

Local recreation areas include Big Brook Park and Holmdel Park. Homeowners can head over to Marlboro for shopping and services, and the renowned Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Center in Old Bridge is just minutes away.

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Shady OaksRed Bank, NJ

Mid $100s – Mid $300s

A dock on the Navasink River in Red Bank, New Jersey
The town of Red Bank butts up to the Navesink River.

You can choose a resale condo or attached home at Shady Oaks, a well-established gated K. Hovnanian-built community with 366 homes. The condo units range from a cozy 1,032 to 1,147 square feet. These have one or two bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and assigned parking out front. The townhomes are slightly larger, at 1,147 to 1,386 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and one-car garages or assigned parking.

Shady Oaks’ clubhouse has tennis courts, shuffleboard, and activity rooms, plus a sparkling outdoor pool. Some of the most popular activities include game nights, holiday parties, luncheons, bingo, and yoga. The town of Red Bank butts up to the Navesink River, and it’s also known for attractions like Riverside Garden Park, Monmouth Park Racetrack, and Count Basie Center for the Arts.

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