While New York City is very expensive, there are more affordable places that have amenities (pool, clubhouse, walking trails, onsite gym) and are not expensive. In Wantage Township, New Jersey there
You Can Afford To Retire And Play In Northwestern New Jersey
While New York City is very expensive, there are more affordable places that have amenities (pool, clubhouse, walking trails, onsite gym) and are not expensive. In Wantage Township, New Jersey there is a small development called Clove Hill Manor, a 55 plus active adult community. You can buy a 3 bedroom 2-1/2 house for sale for $199K and the taxes are less than $5K. NW New Jersey has a lot to offer. It is the perfect 4-season location, near golf, state parks,ski slopes, and commuter routes (to NYC and NJ). Located near the NY and Pa. borders (not far from the Poconos) and the Appalachian trail. There is a bus to NYC. You might rule out NYC, Bergen, Essex, and Morris Counties but if you settle in this part of New Jersey, there is affordability, peace and serenity…not bad if you want to be about 1-1/2 hours from Manhattan.
Perhaps, you love to play golf and want to be in a development that is not age-restricted. You might want to consider Crystal Springs in Hardyston Twp. There are various styles of homes (condos, townhomes, and single-family). Crystal Springs has a beautiful golf course, but you don't have to play golf to enjoy living here. Close to shopping, schools, state parks, beautiful lakes, and the Appalachian Trail. Enjoy the clubhouse and the world reknown Mineral Springs Spa. You can be on vacation year-round. Come for a visit and check it out for yourself.