Whiting : New jersey


What It Is Like to Retire in Whiting

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). Photo of Center of Whiting courtesy of Wikipedia and Mr. Matte, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/


Where to Retire in Whiting and Home Prices

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. Realtor.com reports the median listing price of a home in Whiting was $184,900, in mid-2021.

What Is Special about Whiting

One of the lower cost places to retire in New Jersey, with a tremendous selection of retirement communities to choose from.

What Is Not Special about Whiting

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.

Who Will Like Retirement in Whiting

New York City refugees looking for a lower cost retirement community will love it here.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Retirees and medical support and the military are the drivers of the economy.

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.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

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



Crime in Whiting is lower than the national average.


Medical Facilities

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



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


Valuable Links

New Jersey retirement guide

  Whiting, NJ


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