Montebello by J.S. Hovnanian is an active adult community located in Berlin, New Jersey. What makes this 55 and over community so unique for the area is the European exterior design style. Montebello’s theme is stained front doors and Carriage-style garage doors to match the siding. Residents also have access to a well-equipped clubhouse that allows everyone to meet new neighbors and accomplish their fitness tasks.

Situated between New Jersey beaches and historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Montebello is within a rural section of Camden County in southern New Jersey with plenty of farms and lots of agriculture. However, a more suburban area with world-class shopping and dining is only a 15 minute drive away. For a community of smaller size, on-site amenities are plentiful at Montebello in Berlin.

Montebello Amenities

The 14,000 square-foot Montebello Club and Spa features a comprehensive fitness center with aerobics studio and indoor pool. After a healthy workout, residents can relax in the grand salon and lounge. Socializing with friends and neighbors is easy over a game of billiards, cards, or simply by getting together for a drink by the fountain at Cloisters Lounge. A ballroom is on-hand for major social events and seasonal gatherings. A business center with computers rounds out the indoor amenities at Montebello.

Outdoors, residents can enjoy the beautiful weather by the beach-entry outdoor pool with covered veranda or by practicing on the putting green. A bocce ball court and horseshoe pits make for some competitive fun. For some fresh air, homeowners can take a stroll along the walking and biking trails or relax in the gazebo.

Montebello Homes & Real Estate

Construction at Montebello started in 2007, and new homes are available until the community target of 348 single-family residences is reached. Homes in Montebello are designed to offer between 1,758 and 3,277 square feet of living space and offer two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. J.S. Hovnanian offers a variety of models in Montebello at Berlin all of which offer three European elevations.

Per plan, the builder offers ten foot first-floor ceilings with oversized doors and windows and gourmet-style kitchens with large islands or peninsulas. Optional features are finished basements and elevators. Homes in Montebello are known to have covered rear porches, decorator quality lighting and fixtures, 42” overhead cabinets in kitchens, arched embossed two panel interior doors, as well as luxury master baths with soaking tubs and cultured marble countertops. Landscape packages at Montebello are enhanced and include sodded front, side, and rear lawns with irrigation. Some home have upper storage areas that are perfect for lofts or an additional bedroom.

Montebello Lifestyle

Residents enjoy luxurious living with European-inspired villas in an active adult community loaded with distinctive amenities unique to this area. Despite its rural setting, the on-site amenities are world-class, while major shopping, dining, and culture are just a short drive away. Montebello in Berlin includes a full-time activities director, who makes sure the ballroom gets fully utilized and also schedules exciting trips to places like Atlantic City. There are many daily activities as well including book club, movie night, water aerobics and bocce. Whatever your mood, the clubhouse will entertain your whims and invite your arrival.


Although Montebello at Berlin is in a rural location, there is plenty of shopping and dining close by. The Berlin Shopping Plaza is five minutes away and features convenience stores and a department store, while twenty minutes away the Cherry Hill Mall offers additional big retailers with hundreds of other stores and restaurants. Also a twenty minute drive away, historic Philadelphia offers much in amenities and entertainment. Residents also appreciate the close proximity to three hospitals that are located nearby.

Educational tours, shopping, and fine dining are perfect ways to spend a day. Montebello residents can also go to concerts at Camden Waterfront Park and the Susquehanna Bank Arts Center. They can also enjoy relaxing at the New Jersey State Aquarium located on the Camden Waterfront. Golf enthusiasts love that there are three golf courses all within twenty minutes of the community. Atlantic City is only a 45 minute drive away from Montebello in Berlin. Montebello's prime location in Camden County, New Jersey provides the perfect place for active adults and retirees to buy a forever home.

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Montebello Amenities

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

  • Clubhouse/Amenity Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Aerobics & Dance Studio
  • Hobby & Game Room
  • Ballroom
  • Computers
  • Billiards
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Steam Room/Sauna
  • Golf Practice Facilities/Putting Green
  • Day Spa/Salon/Barber Shop
  • Business Center
  • Gazebo
  • Locker Rooms
  • Lounge

Montebello Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

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

  • Billiards
  • Bocce
  • Book Club
  • Circuit Training
  • Golf
  • Horseshoes
  • Ladies Night
  • Lunch Bunch
  • Social Night
  • Water Aerobics

Montebello Reviews (3)

Average Rating for this Community

Montebello has the WOW factor! The unique design really sets it apart from any other 55 community we looked at and ultimately, it's what made me really want to live here. We both use the clubhouse every single day and are very active in the community. The rural area out here is beautiful and I don't mind at all driving a few extra minutes to shops and such. It's worth the drive to live here!


Helping relatives with the construction of the new home at Montebello. Interesting experience to say the least. The higher up managers are condescending and they do not value the customers (although their rhetoric says that they do). Rather, they are more interested in their deadlines, glossing over issues (so as not to fall behind in construction calendar), and actually yelling at customers. After making changes that were necessitated by their mistakes and omissions, they are more interested in telling us how much they have DONE for us. What they overlook is how the obstacles to a smooth process were generated by THEIR deficiencies, not by outrageous demands of the customer (the latter being what the management's behavior implies). Framing had many substandard studs (bowed outside of standard acceptable tolerances, installed out of plumb and out of square, split lumber). Rather than being openly interested when these defects were identified (at an early stage), they were annoyed, To be fair, they did, after some time, reluctantly address some of the easy issues. As they moved forward with the construction, the simple fixes (like replacing defective studs) became too involved them to now address (electrical and dry wall already in place). Management was actually yelling at us as we calmly pointed out the remaining issues. I have never seen anything like it! We are the customer. How about calmly asking what items are troubling, and calmly addressing them? After this process, we deserved an apology and "I'll take care of it" rather than an argument and a scolding about our demands on the half million dollar house. I hope it gets resolved eventually, but new buyers beware!.


Having a house built in Montebello. construction supervision is very lacking. Lots of small problems that r turning into big problems.

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