Burlington County 55+ Retirement Communities

Located in southern New Jersey, Burlington County offers a diverse and welcoming environment for those considering an active adult retirement community. The area boasts a rich history, charming communities, and a variety of recreational opportunities. The three largest cities in the county include Mount Laurel, Burlington City, and Willingboro.

Located in southern New Jersey, Burlington County offers a diverse and welcoming environment for those considering an active adult retirement community. The area boasts a rich history, charming communities, and a variety of recreational opportunities. The three largest cities in the county include Mount Laurel, Burlington City, and Willingboro.

Mount Laurel offers a blend of residential areas, commercial centers, and natural beauty. Burlington City showcases its historical significance with well-preserved architecture and a picturesque waterfront. Willingboro provides a suburban setting with parks, shopping centers, and easy access to major highways.

Local resources for visitors and potential residents:

  • Burlington County Times - Stay updated on local news, events, and community happenings. 
  • Visit South Jersey - Discover attractions, dining options, and outdoor activities in Burlington County.
  • Burlington County Parks - Explore the county's extensive park system, trails, and recreational facilities on the Burlington County Parks website.

Burlington County NJ Area Affordability and Cost of Living 

Burlington County, NJ, offers a relatively affordable cost of living compared to neighboring areas although cost of living is 4.9 percent higher than the national average. Median home prices in the county are around $316,600, lower than both the national and state average. When compared to the national average utilities and transportation costs are 13 percent higher, groceries are 5 percent higher and healthcare is 5 percent lower. 

New Jersey's income tax ranges from 1.4 percent to 10.75 percent, social security is not taxed and while other retirement income is taxed there is a large exemption for lower income seniors. New Jersey's sales tax is about average, groceries, clothing, and prescription drugs are exempt. New Jersey does have an inheritance tax on any property over $500 unless it is being inherited by a spouse, child, parent, or grandparent. Siblings are exempt for the first $2,500 of inherited property. Property taxes in New Jersey are the highest in the entire country although there is some variation depending on exact location. In Burlington County the property taxes average 2.06 percent of a property's assessed fair market value. 

Burlington County NJ Area Climate and Geography 

Burlington County, NJ, experiences a moderate climate with distinct seasonal changes. Winters are generally cold and snowy. Those who enjoy winter sports and picturesque landscapes will be happy to know that the average snowfall is 20 to 30 inches. Summers are warm and humid, with average temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-80s with 60 to 70 percent humidity. The average annual rainfall in Burlington County is around 45 inches, with precipitation fairly evenly distributed throughout the year.

Burlington County is characterized by its diverse geography, offering a mix of picturesque landscapes and proximity to natural wonders. The county is home to the Rancocas State Park, which features scenic trails, woodlands, and opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Delaware River, which runs along the county's western border and provides access to various water activities. Burlington County is close to the beautiful Pine Barrens, a vast area of unique forests, streams, and lakes, known for its rich biodiversity. The Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean is just a short drive away, allowing residents to easily enjoy coastal attractions, sandy beaches, and waterfront activities.

Recreation, Shopping, and Entertainment Near Burlington Co NJ Area 

Burlington County offers a wide range of entertainment options for residents and visitors to enjoy. Whether you're a sports enthusiast, history buff, nature lover, or arts aficionado, there's something for everyone.

Golf and Racquet Sports Near Burlington Co NJ Area

  • Burlington Country Club in Westampton
  • Medford Lakes Country Club in Medford Lakes
  • Moorestown Tennis Club in Moorestown
  • Riverton Country Club in Cinnaminson

Hiking, Biking, and Boating Near Burlington Co NJ Area

  • Rancocas State Park in Westampton
  • Smithville Park and Smith's Woods in Eastampton
  • Amico Island Park in Delran
  • Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park in Bordentown

Museums and Historical Sites Near Burlington Co NJ Area

  • Burlington County Historical Society Museum in Burlington City
  • Smithville Mansion in Eastampton
  • Indian King Tavern Museum in Haddonfield
  • Roebling Museum in Florence

Performing Arts Near Burlington Co NJ Area

  • The Palace Theater in Burlington City
  • Burlington County Footlighters in Cinnaminson
  • The Ritz Theatre Company in Haddon Township
  • Bordentown Performing Arts Center in Bordentown

Shopping Near Burlington Co NJ Area

  • Moorestown Mall in Moorestown
  • Burlington Center Mall in Burlington Township
  • Promenade at Sagemore in Marlton
  • Columbus Farmers Market in Columbus

Parks and Gardens Near Burlington Co NJ Area

  • Laurel Acres Park in Mount Laurel
  • Historic Smithville Park in Eastampton
  • Cooper River Park in Pennsauken
  • Allaire State Park in Wall Township

Festivals and Fairs Near Burlington Co NJ Area

  • Burlington County Farm Fair in Springfield Township
  • Bordentown Street Fair in Bordentown
  • Medford Art, Wine & Music Festival in Medford
  • Indian Mills Country Festival in Shamong

Burlington Co NJ Area Health and Wellness 

Burlington County offers a range of health and wellness support and opportunities for its residents. The county is home to several major medical centers including Virtua Mount Holly Hospital in Mount Holly, and Virtua Willingboro in Willingboro. These facilities are equipped with advanced technology and staffed by skilled healthcare professionals to address various medical needs.

For self-care and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, Burlington County offers numerous options. Residents can take advantage of various fitness centers, gyms, and wellness studios located throughout the area. Additionally, the county has several parks and outdoor spaces which provide opportunities for walking, jogging, biking, and other physical activities. Burlington County is home to several farmers markets, where residents can find fresh produce, locally sourced goods, and a variety of healthy food options. 

Recommended Itinerary for Visiting Burlington County NJ Area 55+ Communities

Considering buying a home in Burlington County active adult retirement community? Experience the charm and amenities of this desirable location with a 2-day itinerary designed to help you explore the area and determine if it's the right fit for your lifestyle.

Day One


  • Start your day with a hearty breakfast at First Watch near Moorestown, known for its fresh ingredients and delicious brunch options.
  • Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Smithville Mansion in Eastampton, surrounded by picturesque gardens and scenic views.



  • Enjoy a relaxing dinner at The Local Eatery & Pub in Mount Holly, known for its farm-to-table cuisine and warm ambiance.

Day Two


  • Begin your day with a refreshing cup of coffee at Turtle Beans Coffee in Bordentown.
  • Meet with your local 55places expert retirement community partner agent to discuss your housing options and tour potential communities in the late morning or afternoon.


  • After your meeting enjoy a leisurely lunch at Taste of Soul by Ms. Nancy in Burlington City, famous for its extensive menu of Southern seafood favorites.
  • Take a leisurely stroll along the scenic Delaware Riverfront in Burlington City.


  • Treat yourself to a memorable dinner at Robin's Nest Restaurant in Mount Holly, known for its elegant ambiance and gourmet cuisine.

Getting to the Burlington County, NJ Area

Burlington County is conveniently accessible, making it easy for visitors to reach the region.


The closest major airport to Burlington County is Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), located approximately 30 miles southwest of the county. PHL is served by various domestic and international airlines, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines. Travelers can find direct flights to PHL from major hubs such as Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and New York. 


Major highways that provide access to Burlington County include:

  • Interstate 295: Runs north-south through the county, connecting it to major cities in the region.
  • New Jersey Turnpike: Provides access to Burlington County via Exit 5 (Burlington-Mount Holly).
  • US Route 130: Runs through the county from north to south, offering convenient access to various towns.

By Train or Bus:

Amtrak provides train service to nearby Trenton Transit Center, which is located in Mercer County, approximately 20 miles west of Burlington County. Greyhound offers service to various locations in Burlington County, including the county seat, Mount Holly,. Visitors can continue their journey to Burlington County by rental car, taxi, or ride-sharing services.

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1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

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  • 3 bath
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  • 2320 SqFt
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