Canal Walk - Somerset, NJ

Canal Walk is a 55+ community in Somerset, New Jersey, enjoying a prime location near many popular destinations. This community's homeowners' association (HOA) offers a low-maintenance lifestyle and a vast selection of amenities for residents to take advantage of, including a state-of-the-art fitness center and multiple options for outdoor recreation. Socializing is made easy, as well, with a wide selection of clubs and events to join. Homeowners can also easily plan day trips to nearby New York City, Philadelphia, or the Jersey Shore. Closer to home, Somerset offers its own selection of fine restaurants, shopping centers, and cultural attractions.

Homebuyers interested in Somerset, NJ homes for sale will appreciate what Canal Walk has to offer. 

Canal Walk Amenities

Canal Walk's 32,000-square-foot clubhouse contains plenty of amenities to support an active lifestyle. When it comes to socializing, the residents at Canal Walk can easily gather here to play a game of cards, shoot pool in the billiards room, read a book in the library, or get creative in the multiple arts and crafts rooms. The spacious, state-of-the-art fitness center includes saunas, steam rooms, and an indoor swimming pool, and a massage and wellness center. There is also a ballroom, business center, table tennis equipment, and a computer room.

The smaller Freedom clubhouse features additional meeting rooms, card rooms, and a demonstration kitchen. This clubhouse also has an outdoor pool and patio. 

Amenities continue outdoors, as residents can take advantage of two swimming pools for use during the warm summer months. The community also offers tennis and pickleball facilities, bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits, and long stretches of walking and biking trails. Residents can also practice their short game on the putting green or enjoy a nice meal in the picnic pavilion.

Canal Walk Homes & Real Estate

Premier Homes and Garden Homes began construction of Canal Walk in 2002. The community now offers a total of 1,200 residences including condos, attached, and single-family homes. The wide variety of layouts allows plenty of options for buyers looking for Somerset, NJ homes for sale. Models may offer optional features such as gas fireplaces, basements, and lofts. 

Condos at the Enclave come in seven models ranging from 1,503 to 1,838 square feet. These homes have two bedrooms and bathrooms. The condos are located in three-story buildings with elevator access. Each unit has one underground garage parking space. 

The attached homes by Garden Homes range from 1,889 to 1,959 square feet. Floor plans offer three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached one- or two-car garage.

Townhomes at the Enclave by Premier Homes come in two models ranging from 2,115 to 2,168 square feet. These homes have three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a one-car garage.

The single-family homes by Garden Homes offer 1,499 to 1,640 square feet. These homes feature two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. 

Canal Walk homes for sale in The Reserve Collection include 10 single-family floor plans ranging between 1,826 and 2,975 square feet. These homes have two to three-and-a-half bedrooms, three to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.

Canal Walk Lifestyle

Canal Walk is a gated, age-restricted active adult community providing residents with a low-maintenance lifestyle. The Canal Walk HOA fees vary per neighborhood and may cover common area maintenance, exterior maintenance, snow removal, and trash removal. With more free time, homeowners can participate in a wide selection of activities.

A full-time activities director is also available to help residents make the most of life at Canal Walk. Whether homeowners' interests and hobbies include games and sports, crafts and technology, or fitness and exploring, they are sure to find something they enjoy. Members of the community can take up bowling, scrapbooking, or even painting. Residents can also stay in shape with Zumba, fit ball class, Tai Chi, or aquacise. 

Somerset, NJ Area

Canal Walk is located in the town of Somerset. This popular area offers proximity to many exciting destinations as well as daily necessities. 

Grocery stores such as Stop & Shop, ShopRite, Trader Joe’s, and ALDI can all be found within 20 minutes. Pharmacy needs can be met at CVS and Walgreens.

Canal Walk is also close to health care providers such as Princeton Medical Center, University Medical and Treatment Center, and Somerset Medical Center. 

Homeowners looking for dining and entertainment options can find plenty of venues in nearby New Brunswick. Attractions near Somerset, NJ are also a short trip away, including Zimmerli Art Museum, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, the Princeton Battle Monument, and East Jersey Old Town Village. 

Residents of Canal Walk interested in getting outdoors can explore Riverside Park, Colonial Park, and Buccleuch Park. Golfers can play at courses like Hamilton Farm Golf Club, Springdale Golf Club, and Morris County Golf Club.

Canal Walk's ideal location makes taking a day trip to New York City or Philadelphia easily accessible. The beautiful Jersey Shore is only a short car ride away, and the Atlantic City boardwalk makes for another great day trip or weekend getaway. When it comes to long-distance travel, Newark Liberty International Airport is just over 30 miles away.

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Canal Walk Amenities

The following amenities are available to Canal Walk residents:

  • Clubhouse/Amenity Center
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hobby & Game Room
  • Card Room
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Ballroom
  • Computers
  • Library
  • Billiards
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Tennis Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Shuffleboard Courts
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Demonstration Kitchen
  • Table Tennis
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Steam Room/Sauna
  • Golf Practice Facilities/Putting Green
  • Picnic Area
  • Day Spa/Salon/Barber Shop
  • Multi-Purpose/Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center
  • Gazebo

Canal Walk Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Canal Walk. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Acting Up Club
  • Aerobic Walking
  • Aquacise
  • Art Club
  • Bible Study Group
  • Billiards
  • Bocce Club
  • Book Club
  • Bowling
  • Bridge
  • Bus Trips
  • Canasta
  • Choral
  • Computer Club
  • Concerts
  • Core Building Class
  • Fit Ball Class
  • Genealogy Club
  • Gin Rummy
  • Golf
  • Government Affairs Group
  • Grandparents Club
  • Great Decisions Group
  • Hadassah
  • Italian American Club
  • Karaoke Night
  • Knitting Club
  • Mahjong
  • Mens Club
  • Mexican Train
  • Needlework Club
  • Oil Painting Class
  • Pilates
  • Ping Pong
  • Pinochle
  • Poker
  • Pumping Iron Class
  • Quilt Club
  • Scrabble
  • Scrapbooking
  • Singles Club
  • Sit To Be Fit Class
  • Tai Chi
  • Tennis
  • Travel Club
  • Vets Meeting
  • Water Color/Drawing/Painting Class
  • Weight Watchers Group
  • Women's Club
  • Young at Heart Club
  • Zumba

Canal Walk Reviews (2)

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This community is so wonderful. The homes are lovely and the clubhouse is so active. There are many amenities and frequent social gatherings.


We enjoy our townhome here. We both still work part-time so it's nice to have a low-maintenance home. I wish we had more time to enjoy the clubhouse but soon we will! I do use the fitness center and the tennis courts but I want to try my hand at some crafts one of these days. It's nice to know when I'm ready, and have time, the options are available to do more.

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