Kids moved out? Looking for simpler living? Have you been thinking that it's time to downsize from your larger single family home?
As our life changes, so do our needs! And figuring out just the right next move can be a challenge! Many empty nesters begin to feel the unnecessary costs and time associated with maintaining larger single family homes on larger properties. But what are some options?
To help, we have compiled one option! Our list below includes our favorite 55+ communities in Somerset County, New Jersey.
The benefits include a Homeowners Association that takes care of the exterior of the building, seasonal landscaping responsibilities, snow removal, care of the common amenities like a pool, gym and planned social events. Less time and effort wasted on home chores and more freedom to do the activities you love at this stage of your life!
Find out what we think is special about each 55+ community in our list.
1. Somerset Run, Somerset, NJ
Filled with warm and friendly residents, Somerset Run offers a fabulous community with a long list of amenities and conveniences. This top-rated active adult community features 755 beautiful homes (491 single-family homes and 264 condos) on 246 acres in Somerset County's lush, sprawling countryside. At the center of of the community, Somerset Run's clubhouse—known as Stone Manor—is a hub of activity. An impressive fitness center boasts an indoor heated pool, sauna, massage rooms, and outdoor tennis courts, bocce ball courts, a putting green, outdoor pool, and more. A stunning grand ballroom and kitchen set the scene for social events, and a whole host of other activities (like arts and crafts and games) are popular.
Located at 101 Stone Manor Dr, Somerset, NJ 08873
2. Canal Walk, Somerset, NJ
Residents of the gated, active Canal Walk community have access to all kinds of amenities and opportunities for getting out and having fun! Comprised of 1,200 homes (single-family homes, condos, and duplex town homes), life in this premium community is made all the more enjoyable thanks to Canal Walk's dynamic clubhouse. A huge fitness center includes saunas, steam rooms, workout equipment, an indoor swimming pool, and a massage and wellness center! Outside, two swimming pools, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, a putting green, and many walking and biking trails are all available for members' use. The clubhouse also boasts a library, ballroom, business center, computer room, and more!
Located at 112 School House Road, Somerset, NJ 08873
3. Renaissance at Raritan Valley, Franklin Township, NJ
Elegant condos and single-family homes make up this smaller, more private 344-home community. Filled with active residents, Renaissance features a clubhouse with just as many opportunities for activities as some of the larger 55+ communities. A library, ballroom, arts and crafts room, meeting rooms and more all provide ideal space for social gatherings, and there are several opportunities for exercise: an indoor and outdoor pool, spa, jacuzzi, tennis courts, bocce ball, and more ensure members stay active! There are also several clubs and committees, from poker and movie nights to book club and volunteer groups.
Located at 1 Renaissance Boulevard Franklin Township, NJ 08873
4. Four Seasons at Sterling Point, Franklin Township, NJ
This smaller, active adult community includes 189 residences (ranch-style homes and townhouses) and many enjoy the privacy alongside the same amenities of larger communities. The clubhouse includes several popular amenities, including a pool, fitness center, library, media room, bocce ball courts, a putting green, scenic walking trails, and much more.
Located at 4 Schindler Court, Franklin Township, NJ 08873
5. Four Seasons at the Promenade, Warren, NJ
160 luxurious homes make up this 55+ community, and while its smaller population offers a more tight-knit community, Four Seasons at the Promenade still offers the many attractive amenities that are provided in larger 55+ communities. The expansive clubhouse features a fitness center, a lounge with a fireplace, card room, billiard room, and both indoor and outdoor pools. Outside, residents can take advantage of walking and biking trails, spend time in one of the seven community gardens, gather with friends on the patio, and more. There are also a variety of other classes, activities, and events offered every single day!
Located at 3 Betsy Ross Drive, Warren, NJ 07059
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6. Lakeside Villas at Watchung, NJ
Located alongside the lovely Watchung Lake, the active adult community of Lakeside Villas is a smaller, luxury community that includes 12 new construction townhomes in 4 different layouts to choose from! With a spacious design and elegant style, each carefully crafted townhome offers privacy while providing community for its residents. The lake offers a picturesque gathering space, and is complete with fountains, walking paths, and even a restaurant, Water and Wine.
Located at Schmidt Circle, Watchung, NJ 07069
7. Four Seasons at Bridgewater, NJ
Featuring 154 residences, Four Seasons at Bridgewater is a lovely community made up of condos in four separate buildings. Ideal for those who are looking for a low-maintenance lifestyle, Four Seasons at Bridgewater provides its residents with many convenient offerings. A clubhouse offers a constant source of entertainment, whether it's an event in the multi-purpose room or a low-key gathering with friends on the patio. Members can swim in the outdoor pool, enjoy a game of bocce ball, take a scenic walk on one of the trails in the community, visit the library, take advantage of the fitness center, and more! Several clubs also provide opportunity for socializing and pursuing hobbies alongside friends.
Located at 179 Victoria Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
8. Gateway at Royce Brook at Hillsborough, NJ
Situated in Hillsborough, New Jersey, this new 55+ community features terrific amenities that include a clubhouse, a fitness center, a yoga studio, a sauna for post-workout relaxation, a multi-purpose room for community events, a ballroom, a billiards table, and a library. There's also an outdoor pool and patio where residents can relax during the warmer months of the year. Future amenities will include outdoor courts for shuffleboard, bocce ball and tennis. The whole community will have 296 homes with sizes ranging from 2,374 to 2,975 square feet.
Located at 110 Falcon Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
9. Tapestry at Montgomery at Montgomery, NJ
This luxurious age-restricted community is set among the rolling hills of Montgomery in Somerset County's southern sector. Homeowners can take advantage of the location's feel of wilderness albeit with good proximity to daily conveniences. Notable amenities include a clubhouse; a state-of-the-art fitness center; a sports lounge; a well-stocked library; a craft room; a pool and patio; outdoor courts for bocce ball, tennis, shuffleboard; and a scenic pond that makes a great backdrop for refreshing walks in the morning.
Located at 20 Newbury Street, Montgomery, NJ 08558
10. Clubside at Cherry Valley, Montgomery, NJ
With 89 single-family homes, this beautiful 55+ community is perfect for making friends quickly. Residents can get a membership to the Cherry Valley Country Club where they can enjoy several amenities such as an exercise room, members lounge, bar, multi-purpose rooms, library, and golf pro shop. For outdoor-loving residents, the Cherry Valley Country Club also features an outdoor pool, spa, and patio. Physically-active residents can also take advantage of the bocce ball courts (2), tennis courts (7), shuffleboard courts (2), and a basketball court. Biking and walking trails are also found throughout the community.
Located at Otter Creek Road, Montgomery, NJ 08558
11. Hearthstone at Hillsborough, Hillsborough Township, NJ
This community has 185 homes which can range from low-maintenance condominiums, villas and single-family homes. It also has a home style, size and price range to easily match the needs and budget of any active adult buyer. Residents can enjoy a rich lineup of amenities that include a clubhouse, a card room, a tennis court, a pool, a library and a fitness room. Wrapping up the list would be the bocce ball courts and a gazebo, all created to keep homeowners active and entertained.
Located at 1 Waterman Lane, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844
And if you have any questions or would like to take a look at these communities, call us at 908-287-1269. We can also give you some advice on selling your home as well!
*Featured image of the Promenade Four Seasons in Warren, Photo credit: Dorothy Rubinstein