2023 Top New Jersey Senior Living Communities

There are numerous and diverse senior living options for the aging population in New Jersey. While having options is great, being flooded with too many choices can make it difficult to even get started. Most living and care providers offer a wide selection of services and amenities, but which one is right for your loved one?

With so many senior living facilities offering a wide variety of living types, services, and levels of staffing, how do you know what is best for you or your aging parent? We did our best to make your search quicker and easier by building the list of top 15 communities listed below. Don’t see any locations in a city near you? Don’t worry! There’s more high-quality options in our senior living directory. Filter results by living type, city or zip code to quickly find options near you. Still not sure where to start? Contact us and professional advisor will guide you in the right direction.

Tip for Paying for Senior Living Facility in New Jersey: Annuity Income
Annuities come in all shapes and sizes. The basic concept is an individual makes a one-time payment (or a series of payments) to an insurer, and in exchange receives periodic payments at some future date. A future date, in this instance, would be once the senior moves into a senior living facility. Annuity payments are a nice complement to savings and can really help in financing a senior living community and the long-term care services that come with it. 

Ranking The Best Senior Living Facilities in New Jersey

The state of New Jersey itself is incredibly diverse. So it’s no surprise the choices for senior living communities would match its population. To help dig down to the best choices available we scoured Google, Facebook and other websites for reviews both good and bad. Reviews are a great resource to start with, but it doesn’t tell the whole story. Our team also researched the NJ Dept. of Health for repeat offenders of citations and violations that would exclude them from this list.

On average, the monthly cost for an assisted living community in New Jersey is $3,900. This is higher than most states, but that can be expected since the cost of living in NJ is typically greater in the Garden State. There are other factors that can affect price like location, services, and amenities offered. The largest component of price is living type. Independent living costs the least, but doesn’t provide any care. Highly skilled care facilities like nursing homes and memory care units can cost thousands more a month, but can provide the level of attention that non-ambulatory and dementia patients need.

Top Rated New Jersey Senior Living Facilities

4.74 stars

4.74/5 Average Rating of Facilities
574 Total Reviews

The Pines at Whiting Retirement Community

509 County Rd 530
Manchester Township, NJ 08759

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Nursing Home

4.5 stars

4.7/5 Average Rating
44 Total Reviews

the pines at whiting retirement community nj

What residents and loved ones have to say about The Pines at Whiting Retirement Community:

I love The Pines and have lived here 8 months. The employees are kind and helpful. Residents are friendly. There are many activities, exercise classes and outings. Our shuttle bus goes around Whiting a few times each week day. You can also go to doctors. I am so happy I found this community.

-Nancy Matthews

Cambridge Rehabilitation and Senior Living

255 E Main St
Moorestown NJ 08057

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
34 Total Reviews

Cambridge Rehabilitation Senior Living Moorestown NJ

What residents and loved ones have to say about Cambridge Rehabilitation and Senior Living:

I am elated at the care and concern for my mom from the staff and leadership at Cambridge. She initially entered Cambridge on a rehabilitation stint after breaking two hips. Consequently she had been inactive for some time and Nora and the rest of the care team immediately undertook the process of wound care. The entire team contacted me immediately to introduce themselves and their care specialties and plan for my mother. Admissions was especially attentive to my nervous concerns at such a difficult time. I highly recommend, especially as I have peace of mind with their great rehab staff and facilities being on the site of the beautiful campus. Angela of the business team has been responsive to that sticky paperwork side of things and Darren is a concerned and effective director and gets gets great support from Aaron and others.

-Joseph Zangaro

Laurel Circle

100 Monroe St
Bridgewater Township, NJ 08807

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.5/5 Average Rating
40 Total Reviews

Laurel Circle Bridgewater Township NJ

What residents and loved ones have to say about Laurel Circle:

Super nice staff. My grandma was here for a bit for rehab and so was my grandpa. Both has a good experience and went home with the tools they needed to live in their houses after OT and PT.

-Erin Mihalik


1700 Route 37 W
Toms River NJ 08757

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Senior Apartments

4.5 stars

4.5/5 Average Rating
16 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Silverwoods:

My husband and I toured many facilities and decided on the haven. It proved to be the best place for the care of my mother in law. We do not worry because she gets exceptional care and they are extremely kind and caring

-Jacquie Thompson

Complete Care at Bey Lea

1351 Old Freehold Road
Toms River NJ 08753

Living Types Available: Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
25 Total Reviews

Complete Care at Bey Lea Front

What residents and loved ones have to say about Complete Care at Bey Lea:

When a loved one needs 24 hour care, it is a family emergency. We found our Super Heroes at Bey Lea. Melissa in admissions, Ed the Social Worker, Sharon the nursing Supervisor, Amy in activities and the many workers on their teams that take care of our Dear Blanche. Thank you, Complete Care.


Heritage at Clara Barton

1015 Amboy Ave
Edison NJ 08837

Living Types Available: Assisted Living

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
14 Total Reviews

Heritage of Clara Barton Edison

What residents and loved ones have to say about Heritage at Clara Barton:

The first thing I have to say is management and staff works above and beyond EVERY DAY! My parents reside in Independent Living and love the apartment, it has everything they need and want! During the time of COVID-19 my husband and I truly appreciated how it was handled. The site was locked down very early to ensure safety of the residents, because of this, there was less than one hand of people effected. This reflects how serious they were to provide protection. My husband and I felt my parents were at the SAFEST place they could be. The management made sure all the needs of the residents were met. This site should be a model for all similar sites. I encourage all to visit The Heritage of Clara Barton and feel confident it is the perfect place for all in need.

-Kenna Andresen

Brightview Warren

57 Mt Bethel Rd
Warren NJ 07059

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
25 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Brightview Warren:

My mom has been at Brightview for 4 years-2 in Assisted Living and 2 in Memory Care. I highly recommend Brightview Warren! My mom has always been well cared for (even through this COVID insanity) at a clean, friendly and beautiful facility. The staff here are amazing! They are so caring and conscientious.

-Jackie Barton

Ivystone Senior Living

7999 Route 130 S
Pennsauken NJ 08110

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
28 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Ivystone Senior Living:

Ivystone is a fantastic community that is well managed by the new Executive Director, Ben. The staff are welcoming and they consistently go over and beyond to take care of your every need! If you are looking for the perfect community, look no further!

-Morgan Dixon

Bella Terra

2 Kathleen Dr
Jackson Township NJ 08527

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.6/5 Average Rating
24 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Bella Terra:

Bella Terra is a wonderful home for my mother-in-law. The apartments are very roomy with lots of sunlight and the staff is amazing. It truly is a big family at Bella Terra.

-Barbara Saker

Homestead at Hamilton

2560 Kuser Road
Hamilton Township NJ 08691

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
6 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Homestead at Hamilton:

My mother has been at Homestead at Hamilton since it first opened. It has been a wonderful place for my mother. The staff is attentive and patient but most importantly they are loving & caring to all the residents. I am writing this review to especially acknowledge the work all the staff has done to keep my mother safe during this time of COVID. Back in March the facility promptly took action to keep the residents safe and have continued to do so through all these months. The staff continued to care for the residents with a smile and were always quick to encourage all to follow safe guidelines. The director has been available whenever I have had a question & just like the staff he has always spent time with my mother when she has had questions or just passing by. The community that has developed within Homestead has been very important to me & my mother. She has a wonderful set of friends & I know everyone looks out for one another. My mother has recently been in the hospital & the residents sent her cards and even videos to keep her spirits up. The most important aspect of my mothers residence at Homestead is that I feel she is safe & well taken care of especially if I am out of town. The security and well being of my mother is the most important thing to me & at Homestead at Hamilton I am confident she is secure, safe & well taken care of. Thank you to all the staff! Your hard work & dedication is greatly appreciated!!!

-Nadine Kaiser

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Woodbury Mews

CareOne at the Cupola

Mattison Crossing at Manalapan Avenue

The Residence at Cherry Hill

Brakeley Park Center

The Arbors at Spring Lake

All American Assisted Living at Washington Township

Atrium Senior Living of Matawan

Brightview Greentree

Juniper Village at Paramus

Atria Tinton Falls

Harmony Village at CareOne Paramus

Life Home Care Senior HomeCare Agency

Juniper Village at Chatham