Burlington County, NJ mixes urban pleasure with outdoor serenity. And it's affordable.

Burlington County is part of the New Jersey's Delaware Valley region, rich in history, scenic beauty, and urban pursuits. It has several state forests, including historic Wharton State Forest. Its northwest edge borders the Delaware River, and its southernmost tips hit the Mullica River and Great Bay. Burlington County residents enjoy proximity to New Jersey’s many beaches as well as short drives to major cities. “Burlco” is also very affordable, especially when compared to other Jersey counties.

Active adults enjoy many opportunities for outdoor recreation within the county. There are 18 private and public golf courses, including 27-hole Little Mill Country Club in Marlton, and the championship Fountain Green Golf Course in Fort Dix.

Shopping centers like the upscale The Promenade and the Moorestown Mall are scattered throughout the main thoroughfares. Grocery stores, hardware stores, banks, excellent restaurants, and pharmacies are usually minutes away.

Interested? Here are our top inexpensive 55+ communities in Burlington County.

The Renaissance Club - Mt. Laurel

Below $100k - High $100s

Hard to believe that you can get a home in highly desirable Mt. Laurel for around $100K, but The Renaissance Club’s price points are quite reasonable. This Orleans-built 55+ neighborhood was constructed from 1985 to 1989 and has 500 resale condo and attached homes. Homes range from 900 to 1,000 square feet and have one or two bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, and one-car garages. A homeowners' association (HOA) fee covers lawn care and snow removal.

This neighborhood has a vibrant clubhouse with activity rooms, an outdoor pool, tennis, bocce ball, and shuffleboard courts. It is also just minutes from a Shoprite grocery store, the popular Prospector’s Restaurant, Larchmont Shopping Center, and Route 38, which has every kind of shop and restaurant imaginable. Beautiful Rancocas State Park is also close by, with over 1,200 acres filled with hiking and bicycling trails, outdoor programs, and opportunities to peek at wildlife.

Glen at Masons Creek - Hainesport

Below $100k - High $300s

Just three minutes east of Renaissance Club is Glen at Masons Creek, a smaller active adult community of 255 attached and single-family resale homes. Built from 2000 to 2004 by Orleans, the townhomes feature two bedrooms and bathrooms. To be eligible for one of these units, buyers need to meet certain income limits set by the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing. The single-family homes are sized from 1,515 to 2,062 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two baths, and attached one or two-car garages.

This community features a private clubhouse with its own fitness center, outdoor pool, tennis, bocce ball, and shuffleboard courts. The property also includes scenic ponds and horseshoe pits. Residents get together for aerobics classes, book club meetings, mahjong, and day trips to Philadelphia and Atlantic City.

Leisuretowne - Southampton Township

Below $100k - High $200s

Even though it’s one of the biggest 55+ communities in Jersey, its residents rave about its peaceful atmosphere. Of course, Leisuretowne also has enough activities to keep everyone busy thanks to its active recreation committeeIts wide range of floor plans and woodsy setting near a nature preserve are also part of its appeal. Leisuretowne is a gated community of 2,255 attached and single-family homes. Homes range from 1,000 to over 2,300 square feet, with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a garage. Upgrades include dens and two-car garages in some models. The HOA fee provides for common area maintenance and a community bus service.

There are two clubhouses with amenities like a fitness center, activity rooms, a catering kitchen, an outdoor pool, a driving range, tennis, and bocce. The scenic property has lovely lakes right in the community. It is also located near several major highways, so running errands, day tripping, or traveling is very easy.

Homestead at Mansfield - Columbus

Mid $100s - Mid $200s

Homestead at Mansfield has a tranquil setting, even though it's a large 55+ neighborhood with over 1,000 resale single-family homes. It was built between 1983 and 2012 and residents at this gated community love its park-like feel. There are nine floor plans that have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and one- or two-car attached garages.

Homestead’s modern clubhouse has a fitness center with a sauna, activity rooms, and an auditorium with its own stage. Outside, there is a sparkling pool, tennis, bocce, horseshoes, and walking & bicycling trails. The town of Columbus is home to the Columbus Farmers Market Complex, which has an Amish Market, indoor and outdoor flea markets, and a children’s playground. And if all that weren’t enough, Homestead has over 40 social and activity groups including line dancing, choral groups, a computer club, and weekly bus trips to Atlantic City.

Traditions at Newton's Landing - Delanco

High $100s - Mid $300s

A waterfront setting plus a park down the street, who could ask for more? With Rancocas Creek, Pennington Park, and the Delaware River in the area, the 55+ homeowners in Traditions at Newton's Landing are pretty lucky. This Pulte Homes active adult community was built from 2001 to 2006 and has 250 resale single-family homes. The spacious floor plans range from 1,700 to 3,000 square feet and have two or three bedrooms, two or more bathrooms, and attached garages. An HOA fee provides for lawn maintenance, and trash, and snow removal.

There is a clubhouse with an exercise room, an outdoor pool & spa, tennis, bocce, and nature trails. The busy social committee organizes holiday parties, happy hours, a golf league, poker games, a wine club, and more. And like the other communities listed here, Traditions at Newton's Landing is about 30 miles or less from Philadelphia.