Those born 55 years ago, or before, have several retirement housing options that are not generally available to the rest of the population. As a certified Senior Real Estate Specialist® (and over 55, myself!), I am well versed in those housing options, in the real estate needs, and in the lifestyle preferences of this growing consumer group.

As of mid-April 2016, there were 258 homes listed as suitable for the 55+ age group in Middlesex County, 68 in Somerset County, and 31 in Union County.

Retirement Choices

Below, I’ve gathered together some information about the three main retirement housing choices you can make (other than buying a “regular” house or condo).



Retirement Housing Option: 55+ Development

Retirement Housing Option: Retirement Residence

Retirement Residence Retirement Housing
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A retirement residence (also called a “continuing-care community”) usually offers many living options, ranging from completely independent living to round-the-clock care. Most such residences are multi-unit buildings. Retirement residences run, round the clock, to support the retirees’ lifestyle. In addition to dining rooms that offer varied, nutritious meals, the residences have extensive exercise, activity, and excursion programs that enrich your life. A nursing staff supports the health care needs of the residents.

Some retirement residences in this part of New Jersey are listed below, with links to their websites. If you are interested in exploring vacancies in any of these residences, please call the residence, directly. Also, contact me, to discuss selling your current home.

NJ Municipality Retirement Residences
Basking Ridge Fellowship Village
Edison Brighton Gardens of Edison
Fanwood The Chelsea at Fanwood
Florham Park Wynwood of Florham Park
Maplewood Winchester Gardens
Monroe Twp Monroe Village
Montville The Chelsea at Montville
New Providence Lantern Hill
Pompton Plains Cedar Crest
Somerset The Oscar & Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living

Retirement Housing Option: Assisted Living

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