Independent Living


Adult retirement communities are designed for those 55 (or 62) years of age or older who wish to live independently within a community of seniors. These are commonly town homes (TH), clusters of single family homes (SF) or apartments/condos (A), and may be either bought or rented. Many are advertised as”active adult” or “resort living,” organized around a golf course or club house. The monthly fee usually includes some maintenance and amenities, such as organized social and recreational programs. Social, health and transportation services are usually not included and many are not on public transportation lines. Residents are expected to be self-sufficient.

New communities are opening every year, so it is difficult to maintain a comprehensive listDevelopers of new communities have an on-site sales office until all units are sold. After that, re-sales are handled through real estate agents. After hours of looking up phone numbers and websites, and then finding that many were no longer active, we have decided that we can not accurately list contact information. Look for local advertising and billboards, contact developers or real estate agents. This website may be helpful in your search:

At present, no age-restricted communities exist within Princeton, although one is near approval. The following are some adult communities in the vicinity of Princeton:

TownDevelopment NameType
AllentownFour Seasons at Upper Freehold (Hovnanian)SF
CranburyRiviera at East Windsor (Toll Bros)SF
Brookside (Kalian)
Four Seasons (Hovnanian)
East WindsorHamptons (Robertson Douglas)
EwingPrimrose La. VillageSF
Ewing Independent LivingA
HamiltonEvergreen at Hamilton (Sharbell)SF/TH
Locust Hill (Sharbell)SF/TH
Villages at HamiltonTH
The Woodlands
Traditions at Hamilton Crossing (Pulte)SF/TH
The Enchantment (Robertson Douglas)SF
The Montage
HightstownEnchantment at Hightstown (Robertson Douglas)SF
HopewellWellington ManorSF
Hopewell Grant & The CrossingSF
Hopewell GardensA
Four Seasons (Hovnanian)
Villages at Twin Pines
Lawrence TwpBrookshireA
Lawrence Point (Pennington)SF
Carriage Park at Lawrence (Kalian)A
The Gathering (Beazer)
Traditions at Federal Pointe (Pulte)TH
Yorkshire Village + MeadowsA
Ventana (Robertson Douglas)TH
Monroe TwpGreenbriar at Whittingham (Union Valley)SF
Greenbriar at StonebridgeSF
Concordia (Union Valley)SF/A
The Ponds (Pulte)SF/A
Renaissance at Monroe (Centex)SF
Encore (Kalian)SF
Regency (Toll Brothers)SF
MontgomeryClubside at Cherry ValleySF
Tapestry at Montgomery (in development)SF
PenningtonPennington PointA
Pennington Point WestA
Four Seasons at Brandon Farms (Hovnanian)SF
PlainsboroWindrows at PrincetonTH/A
South BrunswickPrinceton Walk & Princeton GateTH
West WindsorThe Village Grande at Bear CreekSF
Renaissance at West Windsor (Centex)
Newtown PAFriends VillageA


It is important to understand the differences between market rate rent, where the landlord charges what the market will bear, affordable, where rent is based on income and assets, and subsidized, which is available only to low-income people and is subsidized by government funding. All of the housing listed above is sold or rented at market rate.


Icon Riverwalk provides luxurious apartment homes or seniors over the age of fifty-five that are not ready for assisted living/independent living, but are completely active. Residents crave social connection, activities, inspiration, and enjoy maintenance-free living. A dedicated lifestyle coordinator fills each day with activities and events that focus on residents’ whole-person well-being. Icon Riverwalk’s amenities include an indoor heated pool, theater, fitness center, yoga studio, art studio, virtual sports simulator, library, pickleball court, and rooftop terraces.


Windrows was a build as a Continuing Care Retirement Communities but after financial restructuring became an Independent Living Community. It is a unique Community. It is Independent Living with meals, healthcare, concierge, activities, and some support services. Units are bought and sold through Realtors, but some rentals may be available.


There has been much discussion of building affordable senior housing in Princeton as current options are limited. For some of the options that are available in the area, see

The Princeton Senior Resource Center does not endorse any of the resources listed on these pages. We collect and provide information from many sources as a service to those seeking services in the Princeton area. No listed provider pays to be in our directory.

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