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Old 06-25-2007, 08:15 AM
 
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I am considering an Adult 55+ Community, anyone have any info on them in the Monroe area? I am just 55. Thanks,
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:36 AM
 
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Knock yourself out.

http://www.55online.net/communitydirectory.php (broken link)
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:58 AM
 
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Default Monroe Adult 55+ Community

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I am considering an Adult 55+ Community, anyone have any info on them in the Monroe area? I am just 55. Thanks,
We live in the New Brunswick area of NJ and have friends who checked out Monroe. If you can handle high $300-500 and $6000 or more in taxes,
then God Bless you!

We are going to research the Active Adult Communities in Delware. If anyone has info on Del. we would appreciate it. Good Luck in your search.
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:45 AM
 
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My parents live in Clearbrook and love it. You can find inexpensive houses, but be aware that the HOA fees are high.

And you can certain still get a place in Monroe in a 55+ community for less than $300K.

Edited to add: My parents have been there for 5 years. They are 64 and 63 respectively, and were on the younger end of the spectrum when they first moved in. They do enjoy being called the "kids".
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:17 AM
 
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We just signed a contract to buy at Renaissance at Monroe, a Centex development. We had looked at others in NJ and PA, and feel this has everything we are looking for. Also not too far from the kids and grandkids.

We bought one of their larger models, and their incentives were good. So far, our experience with them has been good. We also talked to many of the current residents in the development, and everyone seemed pleased with the area and the builder. They have a great clubhouse with indoor and outdoor pools and all the other goodies.

Taxes are around $5,000 and monthly dues are 262.

It's not for everyone, buy we think it's a good match for us.

www.centex.com can get you more info.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:01 PM
 
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Default Equestra at Colts Neck Crossing

We are considering buying a home at Equestra at Colts Neck Crossing. Any comments on this 55 and over community? Also, what is the word about living by The Earle Naval Weapons Station? Any pros and cons about moving into this area?

THANKS FOR ANY HELP...
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:30 PM
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I am considering an Adult 55+ Community, anyone have any info on them in the Monroe area? I am just 55. Thanks,
Check out Rossmoor. My sister and her husband moved there not long ago, and she really likes it. She is 59, still working. Her husband is 62.
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:03 AM
 
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We live in the New Brunswick area of NJ and have friends who checked out Monroe. If you can handle high $300-500 and $6000 or more in taxes,
then God Bless you!

We are going to research the Active Adult Communities in Delware. If anyone has info on Del. we would appreciate it. Good Luck in your search.
We checked out DE as well and are leaning back towards NJ. Haven't ruled out DE just yet, though. There is a great 55+ thread on their city-data forum 55+ Communities
I got a lot of useful information from there. I was hoping to start something similar on the NJ forum.
We looked primarily in Dover area. The area is building fairly quickly, but I don't think the infrastructure is quite catching up. I'm sure in a few years; that will happen, as well (good news... bad news...)
We felt that is quite far from family and friends and I am not a Turnpike fan. The best thing is the taxes - on a 2400sf home; taxes ran around $1200/year (yes, you read that correctly - $1200 - not $12,000).
HOA fees were around $180+ a year. Some are a bit more, and some are a bit less.
I'm still getting drawn to the Jersey shore, but in Dover you are only about 45 minutes away from the beach. We are really torn.... I am 55, also, but my husband is older so we have a few years to retire.
Good luck!!
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:24 AM
 
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My sister told me about a 55+ community where you don't pay school taxes. Anyone know anything about it? Is that even legal?
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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We are considering buying a home at Equestra at Colts Neck Crossing. Any comments on this 55 and over community? Also, what is the word about living by The Earle Naval Weapons Station? Any pros and cons about moving into this area?

THANKS FOR ANY HELP...
Colts Neck Crossing. Fancy name for "Howell".
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