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What Monroe Township is like for active adults

Monroe Township is an area in central NJ's Middlesex County with several small towns including Clearbrook Park, Monroe, Yorketown, Englishtown, Helmetta, and Jamesburg. The NJ Turnpike runs through the western part of the township. Photo of Thompson Park courtesy of Wikipedia and Mlaurenti. The town has a respected Blue Ribbon school district, recreational opportunities for everyone, and a highly active senior. The population was 27,000 in the 2010 census. There is farmland, streams, and dense woodlands, often referred to as the pine barrens.

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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

Monroe Township has one of the greatest concentrations of active adult communities in the country. Many of these are clustered near the NJ Turnpike. We know of at least 10 such communities, along with developments aimed at all age groups. (See link for several Monroe Active Communities at top right). Others include Concordia, Encore, Greenbriar, Stonebridge, Renaissance at Monroe, and Waterside Mature Apartments.

Real Estate Prices
It is difficult to get an up to date picture of real estate prices in Monroe Township. Depending on the development there can be quite a range. reports the median sale price of a home to be $318,400 in mid-2015.

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What is special about this retirement community
The Township has  a very high concentration of active adult communities. Its Office of Aging has a number of active programs to engage the minds and bodies of the Township's seniors.
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What is not special about this retirement community
Its in the interior of  New Jersey, the average age is around 60.
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What kinds of people like retiring here
People who want to live in an active adult community in New Jersey.
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Local economy is driven by
Retirement is a big industry here.
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Climate and Physical Environment
Monroe Township is in Middlesex County in the center of the state.  The average July high temperature is 85 and the average January high is 38 (the average low is 21). The wettest month is July (5").
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene
Monroe has what is described as a state of the art library. There are also many programs for seniors and a senior center.
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Monroe Township has a very low crime rate.

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Medical facilities
For non-routine medical issues you would probably go to East Brunswick.
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I 95, the NJ Turnpike runs through the township.  Newark Airport is the closest, but Philadelphia is relatively close.  AMTRAK is not far.
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Valuable Links

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Wikipedia for Monroe Township

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  • Monroe Township Active Communities
  • State: NJ
  • Environment: Rural,Suburban,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 45-64
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 60,001-80,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $300,001-$500,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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