Exterior view of a home in Hearthstone at Woodfield in Pemberton, New Jersey

Burlington County is the largest county in New Jersey, and active adults can get a lot of bang for their buck.

As the largest county in New Jersey, Burlington County covers a large chunk of Southern New Jersey—a total of 827 square miles and 524,160 acres. This area is a study in contrasts, with immense forested areas like Wharton State Forest, an intricate system of roads and highways, large shopping complexes, wineries, farmers markets, and top-notch golf courses like Medford Country Club.

Active adults can find homes for sale in Burlington County starting below $100k and going up into the high $500s. Prices depend on factors like when the retirement community was built, home size, community amenities, and of course, location. The county is shaped like a wedge, with the wider, northern part butting up to the Delaware River from Philadelphia to Trenton. Its southernmost point ends at the Mullica River, and from here, it flows into the Atlantic Ocean, so heading to beach towns like Brigantine and Beach Haven is a favorite pastime of Burlco residents.

55places.com profiles 21 retirement communities in Burlington, and here are some that hover around the $250,000 price range.

1. Holiday Village East - Mt. Laurel, NJ

Below $100k - High $200s

As one of Burlco’s larger 55+ communities, Holiday Village East is in a leafy suburban area close to major highways like Route 38, I-295, and the NJ Turnpike, putting it close to the Cherry Hill Mall and countless shops, medical offices, restaurants, and pharmacies.

Holiday Village’s clubhouse is a hub for activities, with game and craft rooms, a ballroom, an exercise room, and a library. There’s also an outdoor pool, bocce, and tennis, plus 12 ponds and plenty of natural space on this large property. Friends enjoy attending book club, aerobics class, craft club, movie nights, and pool parties.

There are 963 resale attached, condo, and single-family homes here, with a total of 14 floor plans ranging from 950 to 1,828 square feet. The 284 condo units have one to two bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and lot parking, while the 153 attached patio homes have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and one-car garages. There are 536 single-families, and these have two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached one- or two-car garages. Options may include dens, porches, and roomy master suites, and the monthly homeowners’ association (HOA) fee provides for lawn and common area maintenance plus trash and snow removal.

To learn more about Holiday Village East, request info here.

2. Leisuretowne - Southampton, NJ

Below $100K - High $200s

The fittingly-named 55+ neighborhood of Leisuretowne is in a woodsy area in the Pinelands National Reserve, about ten miles outside of Brendan T. Byrne State Forest. It’s also only about 30 minutes from the Jersey beaches, and it has a community bus that takes homeowners to nearby shopping centers.

Additional community amenities include two clubhouses, a catering kitchen, meeting rooms, tennis and bocce courts, an outdoor pool, and a driving range. There are dozens of activity groups, including military veterans, quilting, the African American Fellowship, and exercise classes. Golfers head over to Golden Pheasant Golf Club to play, and nearby Toms River is full of interesting shops and restaurants.

This established, gated community has 2,255 resale attached and single-family homes with a variety of floor plans. The single-story townhomes range from about 1,000 to over 2,300 square feet with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and garages. There are 11 single-family models ranging from 867 to over 2,300 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and garages. Options include dens, covered front porches, breakfast nooks, and family rooms. Also, there's an association fee to cover certain community services.

To learn more about Leisuretowne, request info here.

3. Hearthstone at Woodfield - Pemberton, NJ

Low $200s - High $200s

If you’re in the market for a single-family home, you should consider Hearthstone at Woodfield, a tasteful 55+ neighborhood with 142 resale homes. Pemberton is about 10 miles north of Southampton, and this neighborhood is right by the town’s center. Residents can walk or bike to Wawa, church, and other shops.

With a gathering area, card tables, an exercise room, and an outdoor patio, Hearthstone’s private clubhouse is the perfect spot for relaxing. Nearby golf courses include Fountain Green and Springfield, and the nearest hospitals are Deborah Heart & Lung and Virtua Hospital Mount Holly.

There are four floor plans, ranging from 1,384 to 3,100 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Some of these appealing homes have options like fireplaces, sunrooms, breakfast bars, lofts, and bay windows. The HOA fee covers road and common area maintenance.

To learn more about Hearthstone at Woodfield, request info here.

4. Ashley Crossing - Delran, NJ

Low $100s - High $200s

Ashley Crossing is designed for retirees who prefer smaller neighborhoods and friendly neighbors. It's in a desirable location near Rancocas Creek, where you can go hiking, biking, and canoeing. This community is also right by Route 130, which is lined with shops and services like ShopRite, Five Below, Lowes, and Staples. There are also numerous restaurants, churches, auto shops, pharmacies, and fitness centers in this area. You'll also find a nice little clubhouse on the property, which has a catering kitchen and a meeting room, plus a barbecue area, horseshoes, and a bocce ball court.

There are a total of 103 resale single-family homes here, and the floor plans have two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Home options include bay windows, basements, decks, and hardwood floors, and the reasonable HOA fee provides snow removal and lawn maintenance.

To learn more about Ashley Crossing, request info here.