Focus on New Jersey
Retreat to the Garden State
New Jersey is urban sprawl meets old historic charm. Truly something for anyone looking to call one of its 393 active adult communities home. Jersey is known as the most densely populated state in the U.S, boasting big cities, and romantic victorian getaways. Active retirees can find their niche, and settle into this diverse east coast gem.
About New Jersey
Welcome to the garden state, also known as one of the original thirteen colonies. The capital of Trenton is a history lovers playground, and home the New Jersey State House. Agriculture is the state's third largest industry hence the appropriate nickname, and in fact is a top producer of cranberries, and blueberries. For one of our smaller states, Jersey ranks ninth in the nation with the highest population with about 8.938 million residents in 2014. According to USA today, the state is amongst the top more expensive places to live in the nation, however with it's quality of life, it's worth the higher price tag. Retirees seeking comfortable senior living can expect an average home price of about $280,000, with options ranging from charming Cape May to the historic Village of Ridgewood.
New Jersey's weather is considered moderate with warm humid summers averaging in the 80's, and winters falling to about 30 degrees. The state receives quite a bit of annual rainfall averaging about 47 inches. Fall tends to be the driest, and appropriately enough, the party capital of Atlantic City stays on the dry side as well. Coastal storms can be expected given the warm air coming in from the Atlantic. New England natives can attest to the occasional "nor'easter" which is a severe storm blowing strong gale force winds onto the shore.
HealthEASE is a program created for New Jersey's senior community, that promotes healthy living by offering resources such as lifestyle tips, management of chronic diseases, and provides an opportunity for older adults to enjoy independent living. For more information regarding this visit, www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/services/healthease/
New Jersey is probably most famous for its cities by the shore. For you gamers, and night owls, look no further than Atlantic City with it's lively casino resorts, fine dining, and plentiful shopping. It's only about two and a half hours from New York, so imagine the possibilities? Cape May offers a historical setting complete with picturesque beaches, and wine tasting tours. 600 Victorian buildings reside here where there is no shortage of romance, and old fashioned charm. Lace up your hiking shoes, and explore Princeton Battlefield State Park where you can delve into the American Revolution wandering through its 1600 acres. 55+ fitness gurus can head out to Mountain Creek ski park in Vernon Township, for an exhilarating trek down the mountain, and end their day winding down at nearby Crystal Springs Resort offering first class amenities, and fine dining. If skiing isn't your forte, the resort provides "tee" time at one of it's six award winning golf courses.
Activeadultliving.com can help you find the independent living community to best suit your lifestyle. Contact them today for more information if you'd like to call New Jersey home.