It’s no secret that the town of Whiting, New Jersey is known for its impressive active adult communities, the majority of which have over 1,000 homes. So why are there so many? One of the greatest benefits of living in Ocean County is that it offers retirees choices for everything: new and resale homes, indoor and outdoor recreation, comprehensive medical care, shopping, you name it. Plus, since there are so many people that you have something in common with here, your social calendar will be booked months ahead of time!
Quality outdoor time is on everyone’s minds in this region, and the opportunities are endless. Consider this: Brendan T. Byrne Forest, Crossley Preserve, and Double Trouble State Park are all a stone’s throw away, and it takes just 30 minutes to get to the Jersey Shore.
Quality medical care is also essential for retirees and locals head to Ocean Medical Center and RWJ Barnabas Health when the need arises. Other necessary conveniences like drug stores, banks, salons, grocery stores, churches, restaurants, and veterinarians can be found everywhere in Whiting. Also, the bustling town of Toms River is about 11 miles away, and it has additional shops, plus museums, art galleries, and golf courses.
You’ll find that this area also has some inexpensive active adult communities, which sweetens the pot even more. Here are a few options with available homes for sale in Whiting.
1. Cedar Glen Lakes
Wallet-friendly and right on the outskirts of Brendan Byrne Forest, Cedar Glen Lakes is an established 55+ neighborhood encompassing 1,236 resale attached and single-family homes with private backyards.
There are four attached duplex floor plans, sized from 544 to 1,300 square feet with one or two bedrooms, one bathroom, and an attached one-car garage or driveway. Features include screened-in porches and eat-in kitchens. The single-family homes range from 1,050 to 1,300 square feet, also with one or two bedrooms, one bathroom, and attached one-car garages. Upgrades include dens, three-season rooms, and updated kitchens. The reasonable homeowner’s association (HOA) fee includes trash and snow removal and lawn care.
You will find two clubhouses at Cedar Glen, Lakeside Hall and Lakeside West. Between the two, there are activity rooms, a library, an arts and crafts studio, a ballroom, and a catering kitchen. Warm-weather pursuits include shuffleboard, bocce, horseshoes, mini-golf, and spending time around the scenic ponds located throughout the grounds. There are clubs for volunteering, art, bowling, gardening, fishing, and anything else you can think of.
2. Crestwood Village 4
Crestwood Village has seven 55+ neighborhoods in Whiting, including Crestwood Village 4. Conveniently located next to a Stop n’ Shop and the Ocean County Library, this established community offers 1,190 resale attached co-op homes with dozens of floor plans. These range from 537 to 1,826 square feet with one to two bedrooms, one to two baths, and attached one-car garages or assigned parking spots. Options like stainless steel appliances, porches, and bonus rooms make these low-maintenance homes cozy and appealing.
Homeowners have the advantage of using the community bus for transport, and the community clubhouse provides a multi-purpose room, activity rooms, shuffleboard, and bocce courts. It's also used often for Maj Jongg, dances, game nights, and bingo. The monthly HOA fee provides for common area maintenance, snow and trash removal, the community bus, and lawn care.
3. Crestwood Village 6
Crestwood Village 6 neighbors Crossley Preserve and has 1,141 resale attached and single-family homes offered in a wide variety of floor plans. They range from 537 to over 1,800 square feet, with one to two bedrooms and bathrooms as well as attached one-car garages or assigned parking spots. Some models include dens, porches, patios, or spacious master suites with walk-in closets.
Deerfield Hall is the community’s hub for activities and houses a ballroom with a stage, an exercise room, a catering kitchen, hobby rooms, and a library. Outside, you can find bocce and shuffleboard courts; there's also a community bus for homeowners. Popular events and clubs include bowling, line dancing, chair yoga, book club, art classes, and travel club.
4. Crestwood Village 5
Also located right at the center of everything is Crestwood Village 5, built with 1,114 resale attached and single-family homes offered in a variety of floor plans. They range from 537 to 1,826 square feet with one to two bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and attached one-car garages or assigned parking spaces. Homebuyers can expect to find features like stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, wooded lots, and updated bathrooms in some models. The reasonable HOA fee covers trash and snow removal as well as lawn care.
Crestwood 5 is known for having low taxes, and it has sought-after amenities like a community bus and a private clubhouse with activity rooms, bocce, and shuffleboard. Residents also enjoy community dances, the travel club, bingo, and book club.
5. Crestwood Village 7
Seven is a lucky number for Crestwood Village 7 homeowners who benefit from the neighborhood’s desirable location, nearby services, and friendly neighbors. This established 55+ community has 1,048 resale attached and single-family homes with 32 different floor plans. Homes are sized from 537 to over 1,800 square feet with one to two bedrooms and bathrooms, and attached garages or assigned parking spots. Larger models may have expansive master suites, porches, patios, and fireplaces.
Fernwood Hall is the community’s center for socializing; it has activity rooms, a ballroom, a catering kitchen, shuffleboard, and bocce courts. Residents love participating in the annual Crestwood Craft Show, travel club, dances, and the Resident’s Club. The monthly HOA fee provides for a community bus, lawn care, and snow removal.