Retire in Jackson, NJ

Livability Score
51
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
55716
Median Househould Income
87629
Median Age
42.1
65 Years and Over
9307
Median Home Value
324600
Unemployed
3073
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Harvest

Been meaning to come here for awhile now. Kicking myself for waiting so long! The restaurant is a cute small place with not much seating. The service was...

2. Cornerstone Kitchen & Tap

Went in last week for dinner and it was terrific. Even though the place was packed our server was attentive and on top of her game. My wife had the Fish and...

3. Ninuzzo Trattoria

Spigola is my favorite Italian restaurant in this area. I've been here several times for work functions and also with family. Love the cheese board and...

4. Destino's Pizza

The best pizza in Jackson. They have gluten free as well it's delicious ! Garlic knots are awesome. Try the meatball ones! The employees are all great!

5. Rosko's Bagels

Out stinking standing bagels, people, and food. Love the owners, but the food is so yummy too....they're always releasing new flavors of cream cheese and...

Golf
1. Charleston Springs Golf Course

This is part of the Monmouth county courses and in my opinion it is by far the best. Many people will say hominy is better but I would disagree....

2. Twin Brook At Tinton Falls

We started taking golf lessons at the Twin Brooks Golf Academy last month, with the Adult beginners class. Last week, we began the Intermediate class with...

3. Eagle Ridge Golf Course

I have played this course many times in the last decade or so. It is an excellent layout, but the conditions went downhill a bit after the new 9 was...

4. Pebble Creek Golf Club

Nice course, when I played the greens were in good shape, fairways and tee boxes looked good to me. The bunkers could use a little work but overall nice...

5. Fountain Green Golf Course

All I can say is wow! What a great course. When you compare it to the one on the AF side of the base it really starts to stand out. My only complaint is the...

Active
1. Jersey Shore Pirates LLC

We had my son's 3rd birthday party at Jersey Shore Pirates. With two competing pirate adventure companies in Brick, it was a hard decision but we are glad...

2. Paddle Out

Always come here to rent SUP. The staff is so helpful and it's right on the water so you don't have to worry about transporting the boards. They have...

3. Shore Shot Pistol Range

I been to other shooting ranges but this location is great. The instructor was professional and was patient. The prices are fair and especially the one I...

4. Turkey Swamp Park

I love this beautiful park! Wonderful scenery, amazing hiking trails, nice playgrounds for kids with abundance of things to do, picnic areas, boat rentals...

5. Whitewater Rafting Adventures

Such a fun day with awesome guides. Expect a 6 to 7 hour day. The guide will go over the rules 1st and then buses take you about a 1/2 hr to the drop off...

Arts
1. Silverball Museum

Been hearing about this place for ages. Finally got a chance to stop in. Wow. It's like a Time Machine. Games from every era, starting in the early 50's....

2. The Lakewood Blueclaws Professional Baseball Club

Went there today for my second Father's Day in as many years. If you are a sports fans there is nothing like minor league baseball. If you have kids this...

3. Grounds For Sculpture

I have been here two or three times. Its like Alice's Wonderland. You get lost in all these funky sculptures. Its best to come here in the spring for the...

4. Cream Ridge Winery

I can't say enough about Cream Ridge Winery. One common misconception about wine is that it is best paired with a good steak or a fresh fruit platter....

5. AMC Freehold 14

Great sound, extremely comfortable reclining seats, and you get to choose your seats when you purchase your tickets. Bathrooms are pretty clean, too,...

Shopping
1. Freehold Raceway Mall

Top notch mall, which gives you all different sorts of selections. From high end to low end, you have the option on where to shop. There are also some...

2. Jersey Shore Premium Outlets

I absolutely love, love, love this outlet. It is my first time visiting an outlet and jersey shore and both experiences were phenomenal ! Everyone is...

3. Rarefind Nursery

If you are a gardener who loves to find unique additions for your yard.. This is a must see! They are open only select weekends so check out their website....

4. The White Butterfly

This place is great. Like others said it is a hidden gem. The food i had here was amazing and i love the atmosphere. I'm not really a huge gift shop guy but...

5. Jersey Smokes

Great local cigar shop. The larger storefront and lounge are a nice step up. Good selection, including there own house blend cigar.

Health
1. Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa

I'm fairly new to getting massages and I've only been about 2 other places than here but I love this spa. This one in particular is very clean, ambient, and...

2. Massage Haven

Unfortunately I'm a visitor from out of town, however when I do come back I'll be looking up Massage Haven again. The experience was wonderful and calming....

3. A Kneaded Vacation Therapeutic Massage

So happy that I have found Nicole from A Kneaded Vacation. Growing up with a relative who was a massage therapist, I was spoiled from a young age with deep...

4. Eyes First Vision Center

I tore my last contact today, I called to make an appointment and the staff even tracked down a trial pair of contacts for me at another location to hold me...

5. Bend & Blossom

The services at Bend & Blossom were incredibly comprehensive for me and my husband. I took a breast-feeding class (if you are thinking about it, definitely...

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