Manalapan, NJ 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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    Manalapan is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The township is known for being part of the East Coast’s rich history. Retirees that are seeking a quaint location and enjoy a range of weather will surely appreciate Manalapan. 

    Climate & Geography

    Manalapan has a humid subtropical climate. The average annual high temperature is in the low 60s and the average annual low temperature is in the low 40s. The average annual precipitation is roughly 50 inches of rainfall. 

    Manalapan completely surrounds the city of Englishtown. The township’s elevation is 82 feet above sea level. 

    Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment

    Manalapan is a quaint township with parks scattered throughout the city. Active adults can take a stroll or bike ride as they enjoy the natural scenery of the parks. Manalapan also offers spas and craft stores with workshops often available. Golfers frequently make their way to Pine Brook Golf Course. The larger cities of New York City and Philadelphia are both approximately 50 miles away and offer a larger array of indoor and outdoor activities. 

    Cost of Living & Taxes

    The overall cost of living in Manalapan is above the national average. The higher median home cost, grocery costs, and utility costs in Manalapan all increase in the overall cost of living. 

    The average effective property tax rate is 2.40 percent. This is significantly higher than the national average of 1.19 percent. Most retirement income is taxable besides military pensions. On the plus side, Social Security is not taxed. 

    Health Care

    There are two regionally ranked medical centers and hospitals located within 15 miles of Manalapan. They are Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center and the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center is ranked high performing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, and hip replacement. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is ranked high performing in five adult specialties and five adult procedures/conditions. 

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