New Jersey features miles of beaches, expansive parks and forests, and proximity to New York City, making it a hotspot for retirees. Whether you’re a snowbird looking to downsize on your summer home or hoping to spend your retirement around family year-round, there’s an active adult community for you in the Garden State.
Here are some of the best-selling communities in New Jersey.
Mid $100s - High $300s
At Holiday City at Berkeley, all homes are single-family and vary from 757 to 1,852 square feet. For interested homebuyers, these homes offer a great option to downsize and enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle. Current homes for sale range from the high $100s to the high $300s.
Holiday City at Berkeley is so large that it features two clubhouses for all residents and four other clubhouses among the neighborhoods in Holiday City. Amenities include bocce ball courts, shuffleboard courts, auditoriums, outdoor pools, and community transit.
Mid $100s - High $300s
The first of three Leisure Village communities to rank in on this list, Leisure Village West features affordable attached homes. With 2,692 homes and 21 floor plans to choose from, every buyer will find what they need. Current homes for sale range from the high $100s to the mid $200s. The amenities in this community include three clubhouses, two nine-hole golf courses, various sports courts, and an exercise room.
High $100s - High $300s
Clearbrook is known as a great community for downsizing without having to give up the lifestyle you’re used to. As 55places.com real estate expert and resident Cynthia Gaudio says, “Prices are still low for condos with attached garages. Other units in this price point only offer a carport or detached garages.” Current homes for sale range from the mid $100s to the mid $300s.
Clearbrook boasts a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse with fitness centers, a ballroom, a ceramics studio, a health center, and more. It’s also home to an outdoor pool, a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, and pickleball courts.
Below $100k - Low $200s
Much like the other Leisure Village communities, Leisure Village East is great for downsizing and having access to a variety of amenities. Homeowners can choose from five home models with one or two bedrooms and one or two bathrooms. Current homes for sale range from below $100k to the high $100s.
The centerpiece of the community is the 18,790-square-foot clubhouse. It includes a fitness center, a library, an auditorium, and more. Outdoors, residents enjoy a 9-hole golf course, a pool, shuffleboard, and bocce ball.
Below $100k - Mid $200s
Leisure Village has been around since the 1960s and continues to grow in popularity. The community includes 2,433 attached, low-maintenance homes, and current homes for sale range from below $100k to the mid $200s. Residents enjoy access to two clubhouses, a nine-hole pitch-and-putt course, a health care center, and many other amenities in the community.
High $100s - Mid $400s
Four Seasons at Smithville and its 1,215 homes were completed in 2006. The attached and single-family homes range from 1,281 to 2,400 square feet, and current homes for sale start in the low $200s and top out in the mid $400s.
As 55places.com real estate expert and Four Seasons resident Ellen Stanavitch says, “Clients who have visited multiple communities in the state frequently tell me that our community offers more house for the money and has a clubhouse second to none.”
Amenities include a 23,000-square-foot clubhouse with a state-of-the-art fitness center and aerobics studio. It also includes a ballroom, billiards, and indoor pool. Outside, there’s an outdoor pool, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, and shuffleboard courts.
Below $100k - Mid $400s
Rossmoor Village is known for its variety of home styles. There are 32 condo and attached floor plans and 11 single-family home models. Current homes for sale range from below $100k to the high $300s.
Within this community, there's no lack of amenities. Residents can enjoy a fitness center, an arts and crafts room, a photography studio, and a woodworking shop. The community is also home to an 18-hole golf course, three tennis courts, three bocce ball courts, and eight shuffleboard courts.
High $100s - High $400s
Golf fans love Concordia due to an optional golf membership that grants access to an 18-hole golf course, a pro shop, and a cafe. The community offers a total of 1,757 condominiums, townhomes, and single-family homes. Current homes for sale range from the high $100s to the low $400s.
There’s a wealth of amenities at Concordia, including the clubhouse, Club Concordia. Inside, residents enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor pool, a sauna, billiards, and a library. Outside, there’s another pool, lighted tennis courts, bocce ball courts, shuffleboard courts, and expansive walking trails.
Mid $100s - High $200s
This is another established community offering low-maintenance homes and an extensive list of clubs, groups, and events. Attached homes in the community come in five models, while single-family homes offer ten floor plans. Current homes for sale range from the high $100s to the high $200s.
Most of the amenities can be found at the 30,000-square-foot clubhouse that features an exercise room, an indoor pool, a restaurant, a ceramics studio, a billiards room, and a library. Outdoors, residents enjoy a pool, a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, bocce ball courts, and a basketball court.
Low $200s - Mid $400s
Finishing out the list is Renaissance at Manchester. Completed in 2007, this community has 1,904 single-family homes. These homes come in ten floor plans ranging from 1,522 to 2,256 square feet. Current homes for sale start in the mid $400s.
Centered around the 30,000-square-foot clubhouse, there’s a wealth of private amenities in the community. Inside, there's a state-of-the-art fitness center, a pool, saunas, a ballroom, and a deli. Outside, there are tennis courts, bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits, and a pickleball court. The community is also home to an 18-hole golf course.