Quick Facts

Price Range
Mid $300s - Low $600s
Home Types
Attached, Condos, Single-Family
Number of Homes
1,200
New/Resale
New And Resale Homes
Age Restrictions
55+
Gated
Yes
Construction Dates
2002 - Present
Builder
Premier Homes, Garden Homes
Rating
  • 4.50 out of 5 star review
2 reviews

Canal Walk Overview

Canal Walk is a 55+ community in Somerset, New Jersey, enjoying a prime location near many popular destinations. This community offers a vast selection of amenities for residents to take advantage of. Homeowners can also easily plan day trips to nearby New York City, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, or the Jersey Shore. Closer to home, Somerset offers its own selection of fine restaurants, shopping centers and cultural attractions.

Homebuyers interested in homes for sale in Somerset, NJ 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. In addition to providing equipment and space to work out, the spacious, state-of-the-art fitness center includes saunas and steam rooms. The clubhouse also houses a massage and wellness center, as well as an indoor swimming pool.

When it comes to socializing, the residents at Canal Walk can easily get together in the expansive clubhouse. Here, homeowners can play a game of cards or shoot pool in the billiards room. The library is a welcoming area to cozy up with a good book and the arts and crafts room is the perfect place to express creativity. There is also a ballroom, business center, table tennis, and a computer room.

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

The 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. 

Learn more about the amenities offered at Canal Walk here

Canal Walk Homes & Real Estate

Premier Homes and Garden Homes began construction of Canal Walk in 2002. Upon completion, the community will offer a total of 1,200 residences including condos, attached, and single-family homes. The wide variety of options allows potential residents the ability to choose the style of home that best suits their personal needs. Each type of home can be found in its own section of the community. The Reserve at Canal Walk contains single-family homes, The Enclave at Canal Walk houses the three-story condo buildings, and the area which includes the attached townhomes is simply known as Canal Walk.

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. These homes 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. 

The Reserve Collection offers 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.

The single-family homes offer many optional features such as gas fireplaces, basements, and lofts. 

Learn more about the homes & real estate offered at Canal Walk here!

Canal Walk Lifestyle

Canal Walk is a gated, age-restricted active adult community providing residents with a low-maintenance lifestyle. Like many other active adult communities, Canal Walk strives to provide homeowners with a variety of amenities and activities. A full-time activities director is also available to help residents make the most of life at Canal Walk.

There are a wide variety of clubs, social events, and activities for residents to participate in. Whether residents' 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. 

Learn more about the lifestyle offered at Canal Walk here

Somerset, NJ Area

Canal Walk is located in the lovely town of Somerset, New Jersey. This popular area offers easy proximity to many exciting destinations and 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 just a few minutes away. 

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

When homeowners looking for dining and entertainment options, can find plenty of venues in nearby New Brunswick. Additional attractions in the area include Rutgers Gardens, Princeton Battle Monument, and East Jersey Old Town Village. 

Those interested in exploring the outdoors can enjoy Riverside Park, Colonial Park, and Buccleuch Park. Golfers can play at courses like Royce Brook Golf Club, Spooky Brook Public Golf Course, and Rutgers Golf Course. 

Those looking for an interesting day trip can easily visit New York City or Philadelphia, which are both accessible by rail. The beautiful Jersey Shore is only a short car ride away, and the glittering Atlantic City boardwalk makes for another great day trip or weekend getaway. For something more rustic, Canal Walk residents can hike the nearby Appalachian Trail or visit one of the region's local ski resorts.

When it comes to long-distance travel, Newark Liberty International Airport is just a little over 30 miles away.

Canal Walk Amenities

Main Clubhouse

The main clubhouse on the eastern portion of Canal Walk provides a wealth of amenities for the entire community.

  • Premier Club - 32,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Ballroom
  • Arts & Crafts Room with Kiln
  • Hobby & Game Room
  • Card Rooms
  • Café
  • Demonstration Kitchen
  • Library
  • Business Center
  • Computer Room
  • Billiards
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Shuffleboard
  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
  • Indoor Pool & Spa
  • Steam Rooms & Saunas
  • Massage & Wellness Center
  • Full Service Salon
  • Outdoor Pool & Spa
  • Outdoor Patio
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • 2 Bocce Ball Courts
  • 2 Shuffleboard Courts
  • 2 Pickleball Courts
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Putting Green
  • Picnic Pavillion
  • Gazebo
  • Walking & Biking Trails

Freedom Clubhouse

A smaller clubhouse offers cozy spaces and amenities on the west side of the community.

  • Clubhouse
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Card Rooms
  • Demonstration Kitchen
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Patio

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
  • Art Club
  • Aquacise
  • 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
  • Mah Jongg
  • 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

Condos at the Enclave

Price Range: Mid $300s - Mid $400s

Condos at the Enclave come in seven models ranging from 1,503 to 1,838 square feet. These homes have two bedrooms and bathrooms.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Bayberry1503220
Cambridge1503220
Drexel1565220
Andover1653220
Devonshire1720220
Columbia1775220
Charleston1838220

Townhomes by Garden Homes

Price Range: High $300s - Low $400s

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

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Hampton18893 - 3 + Den2.51 - 2
Greenwich195932.51

Townhomes By Premier Homes

Price Range: High $300s - Low $400s

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.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Ashley211532.51
Devon216832.51

Single Family Homes by Garden Homes

Price Range: High $300s - Low $600s

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.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Adams1499222
Berkley1640222

Reserve Collection by Premier Homes

Price Range: High $300s - Low $600s

The Reserve Collection offers 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.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Concord1826222
Danbury213132.52
London2372332
Exeter24173 - 3 + Den2.52
Madrid2450332
Sydney24753 + Den - 43.52
New York257233.52
Milan2779332
Paris29353 + Den3.52
Rome297533.52

Canal Walk Reviews

Average Rating:
  • 4.50 out of 5 star review
4.5
  • Rating:
    • 5.00 out of 5 star review
    This community is so wonderful. The homes are lovely and the clubhouse is so active. There are many amenities and frequent social gatherings.
  • (Resident/Homeowner)Rating:
    • 4.00 out of 5 star review
    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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