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What Whiting is like for active adults

Whiting is a very small town within Manchester Township in interior New Jersey.  Nearby towns include Lakehurst. Several retirement communities are incorporated within this township including Leisure Village West- Pine Lake Park with over 11,000 residents (see active communities at right for more communities).  Picture of Center of Whiting courtesy of Wikipedia and Mr. Matte.

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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

The area is so popular with retirees that the average age in Whiting is a whopping 68. Many are escapees from the New York City metro. Average home prices in mid 2012 according to Zillow were $153,800 in the Leisure Village/West Pine Lake are, so it is definitely a lower cost place to retire.

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What is special about this retirement community
One of the lower cost places to retire in New Jersey, with a tremendous selection of retirement communities to choose from.
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What is not special about this retirement community
With an average age of 68, If you are looking for a diverse community this is not it.  It is not that close to the water, which is a big attraction for many in this part of New Jersey.
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What kinds of people like retiring here
New York City refugees looking for a lower cost retirement community will love it here.
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Local economy is driven by
Retirees and medical support and the military are the drivers of the economy.
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Climate and Physical Environment
Whiting is in the New Jersey Pine Barrens near Fort Dix and Lakehurst Naval Air Station. Located in Manchester Township, it is west of Toms River.
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Philadelphia is just 45 miles away for restaurants and the cultural scene.

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Crime in Whiting is lower than the national average.

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Medical facilities

Whiting and the surrounding area offers several choices of medical facilities.

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The nearest regional airport is in Trenton, 38 miles away; Atlantic City has the closest international airport, about 45 miles from Whiting.

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Valuable Links

Manchester Township wikipedia entry
New Jersey retirement guide


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Facts about WHITING
  • State: NJ
  • Environment: Rural,Suburban,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 65+
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: <80 (Very low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: Boomer

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