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From vibrant cities boasting world-class entertainment and out-of-this-world dining experiences to a stunning natural parks system and 130 miles of shorelines, there’s nothing quite like retiring in New Jersey as a member of Upside.
Exclusively for active adults 55 years old and up, Upside members get to select their new homes from a curated menu of the best apartments and buildings in Newark, Hackensack, New Brunswick, Cherry Hill, and Glassboro. And that’s just the start of your member benefits.
Ready for a more care-free lifestyle where there’s no need to worry about major household expenses? Or maybe you’re a lifelong Jersey resident and you’re excited to start your next chapter close to the people and places you love. Either way, Upside is not a typical 55+ retirement community in New Jersey. So if you’re expecting nothing but “bingo and buffets” you can just forget about all that! Instead you can look forward to your own personal Upside Manager who acts as a concierge, making it easy to enjoy all the nearby resources and attractions at your disposal. Plus, it’s fun to find the perfect apartment in the right size and layout – whether you’re retiring in Newark, Hassensack, New Brunswick, Cherry Hill, or Glassboro. Here are some of our favorite highlights about senior living in these New Jersey cities:
They say Newark is where it all happens, and we are inclined to agree. From mouth-watering places to eat, memorable attractions, a world-class arts and culture scene, and a whole lot more to love, Newark packs a ton of cool stuff into an easily navigable city. There’s the massive Fairmount Heights Switching Station, which is truly a modern marvel. Not to mention, the city is home to the Newark Performing Arts Center, the Grammy Museum, the Newark Museum of Art, and plenty more.
Central to Bergen County, New Jersey, Hackensack is conveniently located near major highways, and it’s covered by a public transportation system with two train stations as well as a downtown bus transfer station. In fewer words – retiring in Hackensack New Jersey means easy access to just about anywhere in New York City and beyond.
New Brunswick is known as “the heart of New Jersey,” and it’s easy to see why. It boasts a top-notch culture and arts scene; great restaurants, energetic nightlife, and so much more thanks to the New Brunswick City Center. Plus you’ll love the city’s parks, gardens, and the always-impressive Buccleuch Mansion tours.
Cherry Hill is another great choice for unconventional senior living in New Jersey – especially if you can’t decide between retiring in the Garden State or Philadelphia, which is just 15 minutes away. For shopping, special events, great food, and convenience, there’s the mall shopping area and Garden State Park. And for a refreshing pint of craft beer with friends, there’s Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing offering sample-size pours so you can try several different styles.
Retiring in Glassboro, New Jersey offers something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a small-town, close-knit community vibe or you prefer a larger urban environment. The progressive, forward-looking Glassboro is growing fast, making this the perfect time to consider retiring in New Jersey with Upside.
With Upside+ Powered by TheKey, seniors live in their own apartment in a luxury building, not a sterile facility. But they still have access to support and living assistance from certified on-site care professionals. It’s the perfect solution for seniors who want care and community without the stigma or cost of senior living facilities—and with much more flexibility.
Think of Upside as your ticket to the New Jersey lifestyle you love or have always wanted to experience. Retiring in New Jersey as an Upside member means you get to call the shots. There are no fixed daily schedules – just personal freedom to live the life you want.
If you’ve been thinking about 55+ communities near New Jersey, we invite you to explore the Upside way of life in Newark, Hassensack, New Brunswick, Cherry Hill, and Glassboro. Browse our available apartments and learn more about the benefits of becoming an Upside member in New Jersey today.