Cities with Independent Living Communities in New Jersey

The Bristal at Waldwick

  245 Wyckoff Avenue
Waldwick, NJ 07463


Allegria at The Fountains

  114 Hayes Mill Road
Atco, NJ 08004


Sunrise of Cresskill

  3 Tenakill Park Drive East
Cresskill, NJ 07626

Leisure Park

  1400 Route 70
Lakewood, NJ 08701

Winchester Gardens

  333 Elmwood Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Monroe Village

  One David Brainerd Drive
Monroe Township, NJ 08831

The Atrium at Navesink Harbor

  40 Riverside Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Atria Tinton Falls

  44 Pine Street
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753

Atria Cranford

  10 Jackson Drive
Cranford, NJ 07016

The Chelsea at Bald Eagle

  197 Cahill Cross Road
West Milford, NJ 07480

Juniper Village at Chatham

  500 Southern Boulevard
Chatham, NJ 07928

Brightview Greentree

  170 Greentree Road
Marlton, NJ 08053

The Bristal Assisted Living at Wayne

  1440 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470


The Bristal Assisted Living at Englewood

  412 South Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631


The Chelsea at Warren

  274 King George Road
Warren, NJ 07059

The Bristal Assisted Living at Woodcliff Lake

  364 Chestnut Ridge Road
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677


Brookdale Evesham

  1 Brendenwood Drive
Voorhees, NJ 08043

Stonebridge at Montgomery

  100 Hollinshead Spring Road
Skillman, NJ 08558

Seaton Voorhees

  209 Laurel Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043


Arbor Terrace Teaneck

  600 Frank W. Burr Blvd.
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Crestwood Manor

  50 Lacey Road
Whiting, NJ 08759

Meadow Lakes

  300 Meadow Lakes
East Windsor, NJ 08520

Laurel Circle

  100 Monroe St.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

The Chelsea at Fanwood

  295 South Avenue
Fanwood, NJ 07023

Beachview Residences

  3850 Atlantic Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Brightview Randolph

  175 Quaker Church Rd
Randolph, NJ 07869

Brightview Wayne

  1139 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470

Brightview Eatontown

  201 Wyckoff Rd
Eatontown, NJ 07724

Brightview Paramus

  396 Forest Ave
Paramus, NJ 07652

The Evergreens

  309 Bridgeboro Rd
Moorestown, NJ 08057

Five Star Premier Residences of Teaneck

  655 Pomander Walk
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Seabrook Senior Living

  3000 Essex Rd
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753

Allegro Harrington Park

  200 Old Hook Rd
Harrington Park, NJ 07640

Fellowship Village

  8000 Fellowship Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Woodbury Mews

  122-124 Green Ave
Woodbury, NJ 08096

Medford Leas

  1 Medford Leas
Medford, NJ 08055

Lantern Hill Senior Living

  535 Mountain Ave
New Providence, NJ 07974


  1 Applewood Dr
Freehold Township, NJ 07728

Heath Village Retirement Community

  430 Schooleys Mountain Rd
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Linden Lake Senior Apartments

  901 Norcross Rd
Lindenwold, NJ 08021

Thrive at Montvale

  110 Summit Ave
Montvale, NJ 07645

The Vista

  299 Sicomac Ave
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Fairways at Lake Ridge

  1 Fairways Blvd
Lakewood, NJ 08701

Pine View Terrace

  2 Terrace Rd
Browns Mills, NJ 08015

Pines Village

  509 County Rd 530
Whiting, NJ 08759

The Delaney of Bridgewater

  901 Frontier Rd
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Bald Eagle Commons

  21 Richmond Rd
West Milford, NJ 07480

Cedar Crest Senior Living

  1 Cedar Crest Dr
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444

Arbor Terrace Middletown

  1800 NJ-35
Middletown, NJ 07748

Parkers Bend Retirement Community

  600 Centerton Rd
Moorestown, NJ 08057

United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen

  200 Bristol Glen Dr
Newton, NJ 07860

Bella Terra by Monarch

  2 Kathleen Dr
Jackson Township, NJ 08527

Cardinal Village

  455 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd
Sewell, NJ 08080

The Villas of Manalapan

  289 Gordons Corner Rd
Manalapan, NJ 07726

The Landing of Washington Square

  120 Town Center Blvd
Washington Township, NJ 08080


  1700 Route 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08757

The Villas of Holmdel

  200 Commons Way
Holmdel, NJ 07733

Harbour View Senior Living Community

  3505 Bergen Turnpike
North Bergen, NJ 07047

The Point Senior Luxury Apartments

  600 K. Johnson Blvd
Bordentown, NJ 08505

What are Retirement Communities?
Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.