Clearbrook - Monroe, NJ

Quick Facts
Price Range
Low $100s - High $300s
Home Types
Attached, Condos, Single-Family
Number of Homes
2,026
New / Resale
Resale Homes Only
Age Restrictions
55+
Gated
Yes
Construction Dates
1972 - 1993
Builder
Clearbrook Partners
Reviews
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Clearbrook Overview

Clearbrook is an affordable, age-restricted community nestled in Monroe, New Jersey. This gated community features 2,026 homes, two clubhouses, and a variety of social clubs. The community features housing styles such as attached ranch homes, single-family homes, as well as condominium buildings with elevators. With a popular location in Central New Jersey, Clearbrook is located about 90 minutes from prime destinations such as Atlantic City, Philadelphia, and New York City.

Homebuyers looking for homes for sale in Monroe, NJ will enjoy what Clearbrook has to offer. 

Clearbrook Amenities

Residents of Clearbrook have access to a variety of amenities. The community is home to two distinct clubhouses: the Cultural Center and the main 25,000-square-foot clubhouse. 

The main clubhouse has a fitness center, computers, billiards, a library, as well as a card room. The hobby rooms include sewing, ceramics and woodworking studios. Outside the main clubhouse, homeowners can take advantage of an outdoor amphitheater, pool and patio, and courts for tennis, pickleball, bocce ball, and shuffleboard. Golfers can enjoy teeing off at the 9-hole Clearbrooks Golf Course. 

The Cultural Center of Clearbrook features an 1,000 seat auditorium as well as an outdoor pool and patio and tennis courts. 

Clearbrook Homes & Real Estate

Home construction in Clearbrook began in 1972 and ended in 1993 with a total of 2,036 homes. Buyers are able to choose from condo, attached, and single-family homes throughout the expansive neighborhood. 

The condo homes come in four distinct floor plans ranging from 520 to 840 square feet, making them the ideal style for those looking to downsize. The condos offer one to two bedrooms and one to two bathrooms. There is ample carport parking outside of each low-rise condo building. 

The attached townhomes come in three models ranging between 1,420 and 1,720 square feet. These hoes have one to two bedrooms, one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached one-car garages. Some attached homes also feature an additional den space. 

The ranch-style single-family homes come in over 20 floor plans ranging from 700 to 1,530 square feet. These homes offer one to two bedrooms and bathrooms with an attached one- or two-car garage. Additionally, there are ranch homes without garages but provide outdoor parking nearby. The single-family homes feature vinyl, brick, or stone exteriors. Some homes offer a den space or an all-year Florida room. 

Many homes throughout the Clearbrook community include eat-in kitchens, formal dining rooms, and cathedral ceilings. 

Clearbrook Lifestyle

Clearbrook offers an engaging and low-maintenance environment for interested homebuyers. The community’s homeowners’ association (HOA) offers a variety of services to ensure that residents have less to worry about. The HOA covers lawn maintenance, snow removal, water, sewer, exterior home maintenance, common area maintenance, and much more. 

With more free time, residents can partake in exercise classes such as Zumba, aquacise, and strength training. Members of the community are also active in a variety of interest groups such as current events discussion group, cribbage, Scrabble, bridge, dance, groups bowling, and ping pong. A full-time activities director is on-site to plan parties, shows, and trips. Residents of Clearbrook can also take advantage of bus service several times a week to go to supermarkets, banks and shopping centers.

Monroe, NJ Area

Clearbrook is ideally located in Monroe, New Jersey. This location puts residents close to major cities such as New York and Philadelphia as well as daily necessities. 

Homeowners are never far from what they may need. Grocery stores like Stop & Shop, ShopRite, and ALDI can all be reached within a half-hour. Pharmacy needs can be met at CVS just under two miles away. 

The community is also close to several health care providers, including Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, Manalapan Medical Center, and Princeton Hospital. 

When members of the community are looking for dining and entertainment options, they can travel to the center of Monroe Township, which is home to a variety of restaurants, shops, and cafes. Historic Princeton with its quaint shops and charming restaurants can be reached within 30 minutes. Additional attractions worth visiting include the Princeton Battle Monument, Six Flags Great Adventure, and Rutgers Gardens. 

Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of living close to parks and greenspaces such as Thompson Park, Monroe Township Memorial Park, and James Monroe Memorial Park. Golfers can tee off at courses like Tamarack Golf Course, Pine Brook Golf Course, and Rossmoor Golf Course. 

Residents hoping to explore nearby metropolitan areas are in luck. Philadelphia and New York City are within 60 miles. When it comes to long-distance travel, Newark Liberty International Airport is about 40 minutes away.

Available Models & Floor Plans

Condominiums

Price RangeMid $100s - Mid $100s

There are four models that range in size from 520 to 840 square feet. These residences feature one to two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Alpine520110
Berkeley660110
Catalina820210
Del Ray840220

Townhomes

Price RangeMid $100s - Mid $200s

There are three townhome models that range in size from 1,420 to 1,720 square feet. These two-story homes feature one to two bedrooms, one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half bathrooms and a one-car garage.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Windsor142022.51
Oxford14601 + Den - 2 + Den1.51
Rutledge17202 + Den2.51

Ranch Homes

Price RangeMid $100s - Mid $400s

There are 21 models offered that range from 700 to 1,530 square feet of living space. Homes typically feature one to two bedrooms and one to two bathrooms. Homes come with either a carport or a garage.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Everglade700111
Timberline I & II1000221 - 2
Cambridge1000221
Essex II1020211
Essex103021.51
Devon10701 + Den - 221
Devon II10701 + Den - 221
Dexter1150221
Tamarack I & II1200221 - 2
Bradford1230222
Kensington1250222
Braeburne1250222
Master Lodge1280222
Belair12852 + Den22
Ashley II1300222
Ashley1300221
Meadowbrook1400222
Excelsior14502 + Den22
Braeburne Excelsior1450222
Edgemont15002 + Den22
Emerson1530222

Clearbrook Amenities

The Clubhouse is the hub for all social and physically activity within the community.

  • Clubhouse - 25,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Fitness Center
  • Billiards
  • Meeting Room
  • Card Room
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Ballroom
  • Library
  • Ceramics Studio
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Sewing Studio
  • Health Center
  • Computers
  • Outdoor Amphitheater
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Patio
  • 9-Hole Clearbrook Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
  • 2 Pickleball Courts
  • 4 Shuffleboard Courts
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Walking & Biking Trails

Cultural Center

The Cultural Center has a 1,000-seat auditorium that is the perfect place for hosting parties or large community events.

  • Auditorium
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Tennis Court

Clearbrook Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

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

  • Active Adults Group
  • American Legion Aux
  • Art Appreciation
  • B'Nai B'rith
  • Billiards
  • Bocce
  • Boomers Group
  • Bowling
  • Brandeis
  • Broadway Shops
  • Catholic Society
  • Ceramics
  • Chair Dance
  • Chess
  • Clearbrook Residents for Equity
  • Computer Club
  • Crafts
  • Cribbage
  • Cultural Yiddish Corner
  • Current Events
  • Democratic Club
  • Deporah
  • Duplicate Bridge
  • Fiber Arts
  • Friday Party Bridge
  • Golf
  • Italian American Club
  • Italian Conversation
  • Jewelry Workshop
  • Jewish Congregation
  • Jewish War Veterans
  • Line dance
  • Marquetry
  • Melody Singers
  • Stage Productions
  • People of Color
  • Planned Trips
  • Post 365 Ladies Club
  • Protestant Fellowship
  • Qi Gong
  • Republican Club
  • Scrabble
  • Senior Citizen Club
  • Senior Olympics
  • Shuffleboard
  • Single Homeowners of Clearbrook
  • Sports Reminisence
  • Stained Glass
  • Stone Sculpture
  • Strength Training
  • Table Tennis
  • Tap Dance
  • Tennis
  • Tuesday Party Bridge
  • Voice Of Clearbrook
  • WA ORT
  • Water Aerobics
  • Woodworkers
  • Zumba

Clearbrook Reviews (19)

Average Rating for this Community
3.4
Date (Recent first)
5.0
No matter where u live there are always issues. Clearbrook is a friendly community I here 9 yrs. Check out all the benefits. Ask questions we have beautiful homes for sale with special contacts for utilities and low taxes. Country living,medical offices , xray group, shopping a mile or less away a beautiful senior center close by. Check it out when looking for a senior community. Farms for fresh fruits and vegetables near by.
5.0
I have been living at Clearbrook for 2 years now. Wife and I are much younger than the average age which is probably 75+.
The amenities are excellent. Every group you can imagine, woodworking, fabric arts, billiards, Melody Singers etc etc. 2 excellent outdoor pools (1heated). Excellent gym, library. Huge card rooms. Electric bill is a little higher than normal, average 250-300 a month. My section has a low 10% limit on renters. Maintenance staff is friendly and inexpensive to use for small jobs around the house. Gated and safe. Too many positives to talk about. Perfect for all age couples.
1.0
This community is run by Taylor Management who takes most of the monthly maintenance fee and keeps it and does not put it back into the community. The houses are run down and they will not fix it even if your section is responsible for it. When you need something done, you have to hire yourself a contractor - so why pay the monthly maintenance fee then? The electric bills are extremely high because Monroe Township screwed the senior citizens. This community is horrible. Street lights out, garbage all over the road, broken glass - its turning into trailer park trash. Run away if you can.
1.0
There are too many renters in this community - makes the value of the home decrease. Renters do not care about how everything looks.
(Resident/Homeowner)
4.0
When looking for a home in a 55+ community Clearbrook was not the first choice that the broker had us look. after not finding anything she suggested Clearbrook. I have been a resident of Clearbrook for only a year but have found it to be a great community. As all communities it has its issues with rules and regulations and response time for maintenance but overall the people,e are nice and welcoming g. There are hundreds of activities so always something to do whether it be sports or classes. Dances or trips as with any community it is what you make of it. I am happy that we couldn't find something in the other community
4.0
Clubhouse recently underwent a total renovation. It is beautiful!! Homes are a mix of updated or some needing work--either way there are many options here.
(Resident/Homeowner)
3.0
I have lived here for almost three years. I got an excellent buy on the model home I wanted but because many of these homes are forty
Years old and owned by a much older crowd they are in need of a complete gut job. I fixed my home up to my liking, all new kitchen,
Bathrooms, flooring, central air etc. I love my home but this community is not 55 and up, it's more like 75 and up. I have met some nice people but most people are 20 years older than me.
I didn't realize that when I purchased. We are lacking an indoor which I would've liked. If you are looking for a younger crowd this is not the place for you. When homes are sold they are sold to extreme seniors. The newer developments with younger people are very pricey so people have to realize that when they are shopping for a new home. Also the hoa fees are expensive.
(Resident/Homeowner)
5.0
My husband and I moved to Clearbrook about seven years ago. We have found that the people in the community are friendly and not competitive. We both have a large group of friends and are very happy that we moved here. There are plenty of activities to participate in or not. There is a wonderful maintenance department who do just about anything that is needed.They come when called well within a reasonable time period and charge very reasonable prices. I especially love my unit (home) which is a fully detached house. The taxes are a lot lower than the newer communities,thousands!!! Lately there has been s large influx of younger people which is refreshing since when we moved in I was distressed to see so many people over the age of 70.
3.0
This is one of the communitys we were planing to look at the homes and purchase but now that I found out on here that some of the homeowners are permitted to rent there properties thats a red flag
(Resident/Homeowner)
3.0
I give this a three star because I love the home. We try to up keep the outside of the unit as we wish to live as we had prior to moving here. Unfortunately, a goodly amount of the residents surrounding our area apparently are not of the same opinion when it comes to their units. Too many of the units are rented and the common areas as well as the three foot section surrounding (owner's responsibility) are in terrible condition. There are eighteen sections and each section governs whatever maintenance is required. In my opinion, the units being rented, the tenants really don't care and don't attend section meetings. The owners of these units use the unit as a means of income and could care less about the outside surrounding the place. Hence, a shabby community in a large part of the community. There are some areas where it's obvious the homeowner is a homeowner in every sense of he word. Also, there are many residents that are very old and infirm thus the lack of interest allowing a decline in the aesthetics of the community.
(Resident/Homeowner)
5.0
Love my place. Closest thing to resort living. Right decision for me.
(Resident/Homeowner)
3.0
This community is a dated community with varying concerns that nobody seems to care about. While driving through the community you pass through areas that appear as though it's a trailer park and then you pass through a newer area that appears to be more serene. All,of the landscaping is hideously dated and overgrown and it's painfully obvious the landscape company has no idea as to what they are doing. The office does not appear to care when told you have a problem, they want to to fill out a form and they will address it. This place is a step above Rossmorr, but not for long.
(Resident/Homeowner)
4.0
I have lived here for 2 years and find it to be a very friendly community. I have more friends here than I did in my old neighborhood where I lived for 36 years. There are more activities than anyone can participate in if you are in good health. The new Clubhouse is always hopping with activity. There are always bus trips to shopping, plays, casinos, etc. When I needed a new toilet put in, the Maintenance Dept. supplied the toilet and put it in within a week at a very reasonable cost. I find that more and more younger people are joining the community and fixing up the older models. Sure, you can go to other Adult Communities in the area with larger homes which are significantly more expensive, but you can't beat the dollar value in Clearbrook!
3.0
Joseph - please say why you don't like it because I'm looking over there in the Nutley Drive area.
(Resident/Homeowner)
1.0
forget this place. to many negatives. attica is a better choice.
3.0
Busy bodies? Very old, non-active adults? The previous reviewer was disrespectful. There is a newer section of Clearbrook also and many residents are active outside the community. Maybe food is not allowed at the pool to prevent residents from eating and leaving a mess. Maintenance and electric is high but buyers know this when they purchase a home.
2.0
My Aunt and Uncle lived there for 10 + years. It was very difficult to get maintenance to fix anything. HOA is very high for what you get living here. This is a very old communinity too. 50 plus years old , not insulated well and utilities are all electric. Thus higher than normal electric bills avg. $600 + per month. This development does need a huge face lift too. 9 hole Golf course is nice but pools are horrendous. My diabetic Uncle recovering from a stroke and could not speak could not bring a meal to the pool (which he needed occasionally to maintain his blood sugar). We had to store his food in our car when he needed something. The old ladies gave him a hard time about having a sandwich. We had to explain to the busy bodies why we are feeding our dad and uncle. Then they subsided. This property is recommended for very old non-active low income adults which is not a bad thing, Just beware, the activity level is bare bones minimal. Homes are cheaper than anywhere else but monthly HOA and utilities are the downside. 50 plus folks will rather purchase in Monroe at other places with more energy efficient homes once they saw this place.
(Resident/Homeowner)
4.0
I've been living here for 10 years and it is a nice community. It's got all the basics and the homes are very affordable. The people are friendly too. The clubhouse is nice and was updated not too long ago.
5.0
My husband and I lived in Clearbrook for 21 years. We had to sell our home because we were both ill. If I were in the market for a house,Clearbrook would bed my first choice. The amenities are more than most adult communities have. The maintenance department was exceptional and the overall cost of living there was extremely nominal. It was a pleasure to deal wsith the office staff. They were friendly and always willing to help. Thanks Clearbrook for giving us 21 years of comfortable living.

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