Heritage Bay at Barnegat

Heritage Bay at Barnegat is an intimate active adult community in Ocean County, New Jersey. This quiet community, open to adults aged 55 or better, is comprised of 292 ranch-style homes. Although the community is relatively small, residents can find plenty of ways to keep busy by utilizing the on-site clubhouse or by joining any number of social clubs.

This age-restricted neighborhood is conveniently located within minutes of Garden State Parkway and close to upscale shopping, historic sites, and other desirable attractions. Active retirees will enjoy the resort-type lifestyle along Barnegat Bay and the four-season climate. Over six miles of nearby waterfront make for great swimming, boating, fishing and crabbing activities.

Heritage Bay Amenities

The 2,000 square-foot clubhouse contains enough amenities to keep residents healthy and active. The exercise room comes with weight and cardiovascular equipment for a complete workout. Residents will be able to relax in the library, over a friendly game of billiards, or catching up in the atrium room or sun room. There is a multi-purpose room suitable for social gatherings as well as crafty pursuits.

Outside, a refreshing pool beckons for cool down periods during hot summer days. Residents of Heritage Bay are also sure to enjoy the scenic walking trails that wind throughout the common areas. There is also two bocce courts, perfect for some friendly competition. Outside the community, but nearby, are marinas with boat slips.

Heritage Bay Homes & Real Estate

These single-family residences were built by Mignatti between 1997 and 2003 and range in size from 1,149 to 1,756 square feet. Heritage Bay’s beautiful ranch-style homes offer two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached one or two-car garage. Many of the residences have screen rooms and three season rooms. Other features are patios, thermal windows, outdoor lighting, storage lofts in the garage, crown molding, extra shelving, nine-foot ceilings, and recessed lights. A lot of the homes have desirable views of wooded areas.

Heritage Bay Lifestyle

Residents of this tight-knit community are very friendly and since the neighborhood is established, newcomers are welcomed with open arms. This community offers a long list of social clubs and special interest groups, many more than one would expect from a community of this size. Some of the more popular clubs are billiards, book, bridge, card games, and travel, but there are many more to choose from. There are also plenty of reasons to explore the surrounding area. History enthusiasts will delight in discovering Barnegat’s past while water lovers will enjoy exploring the Barnegat Bay area.


Residents have plenty of opportunities for shopping, dining, and cultural enjoyment. Barnegat is a charming historical town with many antique shops, museums, and a boardwalk for fishing and crabbing activities. It offers easy beach access and marinas with boat ramps. The local hospital and doctors are only five minutes away from Heritage Bay. The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge is a great destination for nature and bird lovers.

Tuckerton Seaport is 15 minutes away and the Barnegat Lighthouse a mere half hour. Residents love being in close proximity to the desirable Long Island beaches. A half hour drive will take residents to vibrant Atlantic City. For great day trips, New York and Philadelphia make great destinations and both can be reached within 90 minutes and also have international airports for convenient long-distance travel. Heritage Bay is the perfect 55+ active adult neighborhood in Ocean County, NJ that offers so much to do in and around the community.

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Heritage Bay at Barnegat Amenities

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

  • Clubhouse/Amenity Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Library
  • Billiards
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Shuffleboard Courts
  • Lakes - Scenic Lakes & Ponds
  • Demonstration Kitchen
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Multi-Purpose/Meeting Rooms

Heritage Bay at Barnegat Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

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

  • Atlantic Club
  • Bingo
  • Ceramics
  • Dominoes
  • Happy Hookers
  • Hawaiian Luau Pary
  • Holiday Parties
  • Ladies Card Games
  • Mah Jongg
  • Men's Pool
  • Monthly Breakfast
  • Octoberfest
  • Poker
  • Trips & Travel Goup
  • Women's Club

Heritage Bay at Barnegat Reviews (4)

Average Rating for this Community

Moved here six months ago and love this development. Lovey friendly residents. Gives you the feel of an old fashioned neighborhood.


We moved her one year ago from Madison NJ and found it delightful. As real small town development. We have a little town hall where we all meet at social events, a pool, work out room and lots of planned trips for who ever wants to join along. The day we moved in we had at lease 10 people stop and say hello. A really nice little town hidden away from the rest of the area. So glad we didn't buy in the monster big mega resort retirement commutes that have sprung up in South Jersey. Quit, friendly and close to everything. We love it.


We have been looking for a nice quite retirement home in south Jersey for a year now and looked at Heritage Bay. It is a smaller community witch we wanter and rented a home in there for a month from some friends who live there. It is just what we wanted, quite, friendly the club house is small enough to remain the towns center but big enough to handle a good size party. People mind there own biz and the place is always manicured. The pool is just the right size, not to big and not to small. If your looking for a friendly small town felling coumity this is the place. If your looking for a big clubhouse where it has 100% of your social activity planned this is not. Love the place, we looked at them all. Just waiting for the model we want to come on the market and we are buying. Have tried many places and we found this place perfect for what we want. HOA fees are reasonable


We moved here in November 2018. We love this small community. We are looking forward to getting to know more residents as time goes by.

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