Jackson : New jersey

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What it's Like to Retire in Jackson

Jackson, New Jersey, named after Andrew Jackson, is a township in Ocean County.  As of the 2010 census, the township had a population of over 54,000.  Jackson's most famous attraction is Six Flags Great Adventure, which is home to one of the tallest roller coasters in the world.  Picture of Kingda Ka roller coaster courtesy of Wikipedia and Dusso Janladde.


Where to Retire in Jackson and Home Prices

The median sale price of a home in Jackson in late 2015, was about $315,000 (Zillow.com). 


What is special about Jackson

Jackson has an active senior center; is home to Six Flags amusement park


What is not special about Jackson

Jackson is not considered a walkable community; it is cold during the winter months; New Jersey is not known as a tax-friendly state.


Who will like retirement in Jackson

Those who want to live in a mid-sized town but close to large cities and transportation may enjoy living here. 


Local economy is driven by

Six Flags and Jackson Premium Outlets, a retail outlet center, help to drive the economy


Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 32 degrees and the average July temperature is 74 degrees.  The town averages a little over 20 inches of snow during the winter.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area is located within Jackson and Plumsted townships, Success Lake is located within the management area. The area is part of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve.  Jackson also has several parks, shopping centers, and restaurants, but for the best cultural scene Philadelphia is nearby.



Jackson's crime rate is below the national average.


Medical facilities

Meridian Health



New Jersy Transit offers service to Midtown Manhattan and Philadelphia; The closest international airport is in Philadelphia, 30 miles away.


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Facts about JACKSON
  • State: NJ
  • Environment: Suburban,Small-mid Sized City,
  • City Population: 50,001-100,000
  • Median age of Population: 0-24
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 80,000+
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
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