Why rent an apartment when you can lease a lifestyle?

For many people age 55 and older, finding the right place to live is about much more than simply putting a roof over one’s head. Active adults want the opportunity to explore new horizons, socialize and share good times with friends and family.

According to Doreen Continanza, leasing director at Barnegat 67, an active adult apartment community, her tenants are choosing lifestyle-oriented rentals as an alternative to owning a single-family home.

“For many vibrant seniors, the work involved in owning a single-family home just isn’t worth the time and expense,” Continanza said. “Renters are free from high property taxes, lawn care, snow removal and household repairs. Many of our tenants previously owned homes in active adult communities and switched to renting because home ownership was more trouble than it was worth.”

Continanza pointed out that carefree apartment living is very appealing to those who like to travel. She noted that active adults who split time between their home at Barnegat 67 and another home love the fact that they can “lock it and leave it,” secure in the knowledge that the property will be well maintained while they’re away.

People who enjoy a dynamic lifestyle also appreciate all that there is do in and around Barnegat 67. The two-building rental community is located immediately off Exit 67 of the Garden State Parkway, making it easy to reach points of interest throughout the greater New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania region. Barnegat 67 is approximately 90 miles from Midtown Manhattan and just over 50 miles from Philadelphia. The resorts and casinos of Atlantic City are 40 miles away.

Barnegat 67 is the perfect place for active adults to explore new horizons and get together with friends and family.

“This is a wonderful place to live if you like to travel,” Continanza said. “Not only are we convenient to major cities, Newark Liberty Airport is around an hour away and Atlantic City International Airport is only 36 miles from Barnegat 67.”

Continanza also said that while traveling is fun, there’s plenty to do in the Barnegat area. Renowned for its beaches, marinas, boardwalks, restaurants and nightlife, Ocean County is a favorite destination for tourists from around the United States. Historic Downtown Barnegat offers a beach and boardwalk as well as an abundant selection of quaint shops and eateries. Just a short drive away, the six communities that comprise Long Beach Island (LBI) provide miles of white sandy beaches and other shore attractions.

“Our residents can swim, fish, sunbathe, take a boat ride and go out for a fabulous dinner without driving more than a few miles from home,” Continanza said. “Every imaginable convenience is right here. We have restaurants, a 15,000-square-foot Planet Fitness facility, and a Dollar General store open in our public courtyard. We also anticipate several medical offices, including an urgent care clinic, a dentist’s office and a veterinary practice to open on-site soon.”

Barnegat 67 offers residents lifestyle-oriented rentals as an alternative to owning a single-family home.

In addition to a prime location, Barnegat 67 provides residents with countless opportunities to socialize with friends and neighbors. Both Barnegat 67 buildings offer airy rooftop lounges where residents mix and mingle around firepits, gas grills, bocce courts and outdoor theaters. Since Barnegat 67 is a pet-friendly community, there are dog runs on both rooftop lounges. The two buildings also offer indoor lounges that provide card and billiard tables, cozy fireplaces, Wi-Fi enabled work stations and catering kitchens.

“Before COVID-19, our tenants had a very active event schedule,” Continanza said. “Of course, we have observed all state and CDC recommendations since the beginning of the pandemic. Now that summer is approaching and many people have gotten vaccinated, we anticipate social activity to pick up again this year.”

While many active adults are attracted to the community’s fulfilling lifestyle, the elegantly appointed one- and two-bedroom apartments at Barnegat 67 also are a major factor in the enclave’s success. These luxurious residences were designed by the Extell Development Co. team that creates the firm’s Manhattan residences. Features such as stainless-steel appliances, stone countertops, scratch-resistant LVT flooring, an in-residence washer-dryer unit and multiple HVAC zones set Barnegat 67 apart from older apartment complexes in the area.

“We are about 95% leased and our new two-bedroom apartments are in great demand. Apartments that include private studies have become increasingly popular among tenants who work from home,” Continanza said. “There is now a waiting list for apartments that may become available when their leases expire.

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