Holiday City at Berkeley Toms River, NJ

Holiday City at Berkeley Overview

Holiday City at Berkeley in Toms River is one of the largest age-restricted active adult communities in New Jersey. This 55+ community is comprised of many different communities including Holiday City South, Holiday City Carefree, Holiday City West, and Holiday City Heights. Each community has its own clubhouse and pool and offers many clubs and activities. This active adult community feels like a small town with retail establishments, restaurants, banks and countless recreational amenities.

Since construction began in the late 1960s, retirees from across the country have flocked to the community in search of an active lifestyle and low-maintenance living. With over 10,000 residences throughout the community, there is sure to be a home to suit almost any homebuyer. For retirees who want a convenient location, low-maintenance homes and an active lifestyle, this 55+ community is the perfect place to call home.

Holiday City at Berkeley Amenities

The area surrounding Holiday City at Berkeley is very attractive to active adults but the true draw is what’s found within this 55+ community. A diverse lineup of amenities cater to the many socially active and fitness-minded residents. Each community has its own clubhouse that offers a variety of amenities. There is even a bus that takes residents between each clubhouse and around the community.

Inside these six clubhouses, residents can meet neighbors and make lifelong friends with the wide variety of activities and social events. Residents can get creative in the ceramics room, arts and crafts room, and woodworking shop. Homeowners can challenge friends to a game of cards or billiards, relax in the library with a book, or bake in the kitchen. The horseshoe pits, shuffleboard, bocce ball and tennis courts are the perfect place to have some friendly competition. In addition, there is an outdoor pool at each clubhouse.

There are also several everyday conveniences located throughout the community such as doctors, pharmacies, banks, mini-marts, delis, restaurants, bakeries and clothing stores.

Holiday City at Berkeley Homes & Real Estate

Holiday City is made up of five different associations built over a 27-year span. Holiday City at Berkeley I & II offer 3,236 residences. Holiday City Carefree was started in 1978 and has over 1,600 homes. Holiday City West offers over 1,800 homes and was built in 1981. Holiday City South was started in 1985 and has almost 2,500 homes. Lastly, Holiday City Heights was started in 1988 and features over 1,500 homes on a resale basis.

Since this 55+ community started in 1969, there have been countless housing styles and floor plans offered. There are over twenty floor plans that range in size from around 750 to over 1,850 square feet. Most homes feature two bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and a one or two-car garage. With a variety of housing options, this 55+ community is truly a unique living opportunity.

The active adults of this community enjoy a truly carefree lifestyle. Residents pay a reasonable monthly association fee that covers lawn service, common area maintenance, snow removal as well as a private bus service.

Holiday City at Berkeley Lifestyle

Life in Holiday City at Berkeley is a never-ending assortment of fun and activity. With six clubhouses there are a wide variety of clubs and interest groups that cater to the residents. Whether your idea of activity consists of sports, cards, arts and crafts, fitness or simply socializing with friends and neighbors, there is something for everyone at this community.

Residents can easily stay in shape with activities like yoga, Zumba, tennis, and dancing. Arts and crafts minded people can enjoy the camera club as well as the ceramics, stained glass, and woodworking shops. Other popular activities include bingo, computer club, fishing club, and single’s club. A continual assortment of community events, parties and activities ensures that you can be active 365 days a year.


Holiday City at Berkeley is set within Toms River, New Jersey in Ocean County. This beautiful area is located near the Garden State Parkway and Interstate 195 providing easy access to major conveniences and attractions in every direction. Popular destinations include Atlantic City, New York City and Philadelphia.

With stunning beaches, shopping, dining and cultural attractions, there are plenty of recreational activities found within the surrounding areas. Nearby residents can find a medical center, Wal-Mart, and Ocean County Mall. Popular attractions include Cattus Island County Park, Bey Lea Golf Course, and Garden State Philharmonic. With so much to do in and around this community, it’s easy to see why active adults around the country are drawn to this desirable Ocean County community

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