Waretown : New jersey


What It Is Like to Retire in Waretown

Waretown is a small town of about 1,500 people about midway down New Jersey's Atlantic Coast. If you come through NJ on the Garden State Parkway you will go very near Waretown. To its west are the famous pine barrens of New Jersey.


Where to Retire in Waretown and Home Prices

Because it is really too far to commute to NYC or Philadelphia and because of the availability of land, many active adult and 55+ communities have been built in Waretown and the surrounding communities of Forked River, Toms River, and Manahawkin (see link to Active Adult Communities at top right).  A lot of the retirees moving in are escapees from the northern NJ suburbs. Median home prices have been volatile in the last few years. Zillow reports the median list price to be $577,647 in Waretown in early 2022. 


What Is Special about Waretown

Small town life on the beautiful Atlantic coast of New Jersey. Lower prices and less commotion than in the northern NJ suburbs. Many active adult and 55+ communities to choose from.

What Is Not Special about Waretown

Waretown is a very small town.

Who Will Like Retirement in Waretown

Those who want to live in a small town near the water may like to retire in Waretown.


Local Economy Is Driven by

Retail and Public Administration


Climate and Physical Environment

Waretown is on or near the coast, about midway down New Jersey.  Its average January low temperature is 22 and the average July high is 86. The wettest month is August is 5".

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Albert Music Hall is the place to go for country, blue-grass, and live musical performances. Waretown also has a branch of the Ocean County public library system.


Crime in Waretown is lower than the national average.


Medical Facilities

Because there are so many retirees moving to the area there is a very large array of doctors and medical facilities to help care for them.


The Garden State Parkway runs through Waretown. Newark International Airport is not that far away. Public railroad  and bus transit is available in the area.

Valuable Links


Township of Ocean

New Jersey retirement guide


What people are saying about Waretown

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