Holiday City at Berkeley - Toms River, NJ

Quick Facts
Price Range
Below $100k - Low $300s
Home Types
Number of Homes
New / Resale
Resale Homes Only
Age Restrictions
Construction Dates
1969 - 1996
Multiple Builders
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Holiday City at Berkeley Overview

Holiday City at Berkeley in Toms River is one of the largest age-restricted active adult communities in New Jersey. This 55+ community is comprised of many different communities including Holiday City South, Holiday City Carefree, Holiday City West, and Holiday City Heights. Each community has its own clubhouse and pool and offers many clubs and activities. This active adult community feels like a small town with retail establishments, restaurants, banks and countless recreational amenities.

Since construction began in the late 1960s, retirees from across the country have flocked to the community in search of an active lifestyle and low-maintenance living. With over 10,000 residences throughout the community, there is sure to be a home to suit almost any homebuyer. For retirees who want a convenient location, low-maintenance homes and an active lifestyle, this 55+ community is the perfect place to call home.

Holiday City at Berkeley Amenities

The area surrounding Holiday City at Berkeley is very attractive to active adults but the true draw is what’s found within this 55+ community. A diverse lineup of amenities cater to the many socially active and fitness-minded residents. Each community has its own clubhouse that offers a variety of amenities. There is even a bus that takes residents between each clubhouse and around the community.

Inside these six clubhouses, residents can meet neighbors and make lifelong friends with the wide variety of activities and social events. Residents can get creative in the ceramics room, arts and crafts room, and woodworking shop. Homeowners can challenge friends to a game of cards or billiards, relax in the library with a book, or bake in the kitchen. The horseshoe pits, shuffleboard, bocce ball and tennis courts are the perfect place to have some friendly competition. In addition, there is an outdoor pool at each clubhouse.

There are also several everyday conveniences located throughout the community such as doctors, pharmacies, banks, mini-marts, delis, restaurants, bakeries and clothing stores.

Holiday City at Berkeley Homes & Real Estate

Holiday City is made up of five different associations built over a 27-year span. Holiday City at Berkeley I & II offer 3,236 residences. Holiday City Carefree was started in 1978 and has over 1,600 homes. Holiday City West offers over 1,800 homes and was built in 1981. Holiday City South was started in 1985 and has almost 2,500 homes. Lastly, Holiday City Heights was started in 1988 and features over 1,500 homes on a resale basis.

Since this 55+ community started in 1969, there have been countless housing styles and floor plans offered. There are over twenty floor plans that range in size from around 750 to over 1,850 square feet. Most homes feature two bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and a one or two-car garage. With a variety of housing options, this 55+ community is truly a unique living opportunity.

The active adults of this community enjoy a truly carefree lifestyle. Residents pay a reasonable monthly association fee that covers lawn service, common area maintenance, snow removal as well as a private bus service.

Holiday City at Berkeley Lifestyle

Life in Holiday City at Berkeley is a never-ending assortment of fun and activity. With six clubhouses there are a wide variety of clubs and interest groups that cater to the residents. Whether your idea of activity consists of sports, cards, arts and crafts, fitness or simply socializing with friends and neighbors, there is something for everyone at this community.

Residents can easily stay in shape with activities like yoga, Zumba, tennis, and dancing. Arts and crafts minded people can enjoy the camera club as well as the ceramics, stained glass, and woodworking shops. Other popular activities include bingo, computer club, fishing club, and single’s club. A continual assortment of community events, parties and activities ensures that you can be active 365 days a year.


Holiday City at Berkeley is set within Toms River, New Jersey in Ocean County. This beautiful area is located near the Garden State Parkway and Interstate 195 providing easy access to major conveniences and attractions in every direction. Popular destinations include Atlantic City, New York City and Philadelphia.

With stunning beaches, shopping, dining and cultural attractions, there are plenty of recreational activities found within the surrounding areas. Nearby residents can find a medical center, Wal-Mart, and Ocean County Mall. Popular attractions include Cattus Island County Park, Bey Lea Golf Course, and Garden State Philharmonic. With so much to do in and around this community, it’s easy to see why active adults around the country are drawn to this desirable Ocean County community.

Available Models & Floor Plans

Single-Family Homes

Price RangeLow $100s - Low $300s

Since the community started in 1969 there have been countless housing styles and floor plans offered. There are over twenty floor plans that range in size from around 757 to over 1,852 square feet. These homes feature one to three bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, and a one or two-car garage. Residents truly live a carefree lifestyle within Holiday City at Berkeley. Residents pay a reasonable monthly association fee that covers lawn service and common area maintenance as well as bus service.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Newport7571 + Den11
Monterey10342 + Den21
Sarasota10922 + Den11
Yellowstone11242 + Den11
Key West1126210
Laguna11612 + Den - 321
Lakeview12322 + Den21
Bel Aire12642 + Den21
Shoreview12642 + Den21
Capri13282 + Den21
Castle Harbor14402 + Den21
Bal Harbor1440221
Bay Breeze1472221
Dawn Meadow15612 + Den21

Holiday City at Berkeley Amenities

Holiday City at Berkeley

Holiday City at Berkeley features two clubhouses with a wide variety of amenities that are open to all residents of this 55+ community. These two clubhouses can be found off of Jamaica Boulevard.

  • 2 Clubhouses
  • Card Room
  • 2 Catering Kitchens
  • Billiards
  • Table Tennis
  • Auditorium
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Community Transit
  • 14 Bocce Ball Courts
  • 6 Shuffleboard Courts

Holiday City Heights

Holiday City Heights is a neighborhood of Holiday City Berkeley. It features its own clubhouse located off of Prince Charles Drive.

  • Clubhouse
  • Auditorium with a Stage
  • Card Room
  • Library
  • Billiards
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Table Tennis
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • 2 Bocce Ball Courts
  • 8 Shuffleboard Courts

Holiday City West

Holiday City West's clubhouse is located off of Cabrillo Boulevard and features great amenities to stay active.

  • Clubhouse
  • Game Room
  • Auditorium
  • Card Room
  • Ceramics Studio
  • Billiards
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • 3 Bocce Ball Courts
  • 6 Shuffleboard Courts

Holiday City South

Holiday City South is another neighborhood of this large 55+ community. The clubhouse can be found at 139 Santiago Drive.

  • Clubhouse
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • 3 Bocce Ball Courts
  • 6 Shuffleboard Courts

Holiday City Carefree

The Carefree community clubhouse is off of Bananier Drive and features some of the popular amenities throughout the community.

  • Clubhouse
  • Auditorium
  • Card Room
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Media Room
  • Library
  • Billiards
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 1 Pickleball Court
  • 2 Bocce Ball Courts
  • 4 Shuffleboard Courts
  • 2 Horseshoe Pits

Holiday City at Berkeley Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

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

  • Art Workshop
  • Billiard Club
  • Bingo
  • Bocce Club
  • Book Club
  • Bowling Club
  • Bridge
  • Camera Club
  • Ceramics
  • Chorus
  • Computer Club
  • Dance Club
  • Exercise Class
  • Fishing Club
  • Friendship Club
  • Golf Club
  • Line Dancing
  • Mah Jongg
  • Melodiers
  • Planned Trips
  • Singles Club
  • Stained Glass
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis Club
  • Woodshop
  • Yoga
  • Zumba

Holiday City at Berkeley Reviews (7)

Average Rating for this Community
Date (Recent first)
Moved here two months ago and we are thrilled with our new home. We are still finding our way around the area and arranging for new Doctors but we are making progress. We can't wait for our Club House and more restaurants to open fully. Also looking forward to much beach time which is one of the primary reasons we moved here.
I bought here 3 years ago and I absolutely Love it! Two beautiful pools, (one for the grandchildren)there is art classes, ceramics, woodshop for the guys, two really nice clubhouse, trips, activities, rides to stores, various events at clubhouse, they cut and weed wack, the animals are lovely, and it's PEACEFUL! I HIGHLY recommend culdesac
I love it here, but I wish the community would update the clubhouse to include treadmills, weights, etc. I have heard this from many people. I still work and it would be great when I come home at night, especially the winter, to go and use the treadmill. the next generation coming into the community are exercise conscience.;)
Found my happy place! I'm here almost a year and met so many wonderful people. Close to the beach, stores, etc. Best thing I ever did was to move to this community.
Homes here are a tremendous value. The clubhouses are very active and there are always lots of activities as well as seasonal parties planned. All the shopping and conveniences you need are along Route 70.
Great bang for your buck! We have 2 houses here....1 for us and we just got 1 for Mom! Why buy a shore house when you are only 20 minutes away from the beach! (Get your free pass to Island Beach State Park if you are old enough - what a bargain!) don't have to have high priced flood insurance! You own your own house AND LAND with Low taxes, low utility costs and low maintenance fee make this place a great location to retire and be only 1 and a half hours drive from NYC or Phily! Atlantic City and the airport less than 1 hour away - park your car cheaply and jump on that flight to Las Vegas, Orlando or the islands. Why travel to Newark or JFK when you get go all over the world from Atlantic City.
Holiday City at Berkeley is an established community, close to good doctors and services, stores of all kinds and tons of activities. Two nice clubhouses with lots of clubs round out living here.
My grandparents knew what they were doing when they moved here in 1972 and this bargain in retirement housing here in NJ consistently remains a cherished "secret"!
Holiday City is a very casual and welcoming community. There are activities every single day. You will never be bored living here! The homes are older and priced right. You can find some really great deals on homes that need some TLC or you can get a nicely updated home too. Even the updated homes are still reasonable in price.

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