3 Big Reasons to Retire in Pennsville, NJ

If you’re interested in living by the water, you enjoy nature, and you want to live in a smaller community compared to big city life, Pennsville, New Jersey, may be a great place to retire. This township in the state’s Salem County has a convenient location, close to popular places like Philadelphia (around 30 miles away) and Atlantic City (around 60 miles away), but far enough away where the pace of life is relaxed and community-oriented.

For seniors who are considering places in the U.S. to live, the following are some of the many reasons Pennsville is a great place to retire in New Jersey.

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1. Riverfront Community

Pennsville is located along the Delaware River, which means residents have lots of opportunities to relax by the water and participate in water-based activities, like boating and fishing.

The close proximity to the water also enables residents to take a ferry from Fort Mott State Park in Pennsville to Delaware City, Delaware. For people who love living close to the water, Pennsville ticks that box.

2. Plenty of Nature

Pennsville is filled with pristine natural habitats that residents can enjoy on walks, hikes, picnics, hunting trips and more. Some of the most popular nature-filled spots in Pennsville include the following.

    • Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge: The Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge spans thousands of acres that diverse wildlife call home. The refuge is a wonderful place to visit when you want to participate in nature activities, including:
      • Hunting: There are several hunting opportunities at the refuge, including archery deer hunting and hunting waterfowl, including the blue-winged teal, green-winged teal, Canada goose, American black duck and American wigeon.
      • Fishing: You can fish year-round in designated areas in the refuge, including Baldridge Creek, Mud Creek, Mill Creek and Mannington Meadow. These areas include species such as white perch, striped bass, channel catfish and white catfish.
      • Hiking: The refuge has two main hiking trails that provide ample access to wildlife viewing. The 1-mile Forest Habitat Trail takes walkers through a scrub/shrub habitat around a pond and through a hardwood forest. Hikers on this trail can hear Southern leopard frogs and spring peppers during the spring and see great blue heron and wood duck in the wet areas. The 2.5-mile Grassland Trail takes hikers through an upland forest that overlooks a tidal marsh and then winds through a grassland area. Various seasons present opportunities to see wildlife, including songbirds, northern harriers and American kestrels.
      • Boating: The refuge also has a 2-mile boat trail for non-motorized boats that winds through the refuge’s tidal marsh habitat. Along the way, keep an eye out for wildlife like marsh wren, clapper rail, osprey and, of course, fish.
    • Fort Mott State Park: Fort Mott State Park is full of history, but it’s also a popular place for nature lovers. Some of the things you can do here include:
  • Biking and mountain biking
  • Cross-country skiing
      • Walking: Fort Mott State Park is close to the Delaware River, so you can walk around the park and head to the shoreline for riverside walking.
      • Hiking: There’s a nature interpretive trail that’s accessible for people with disabilities.
      • Picnicking: There are various picnic tables and lots of open fields for picnics. There are also two group picnic pavilions that can be rented and that accommodate up to 100 people each.
      • Fishing: Registered fishing is permitted in designated park areas.
      • Playing: There’s playground equipment, perfect for when little ones are in town.
  • Sledding
    • Historical walking: Fort Mott, a designated historic site in New Jersey, still has old gun batteries and interpretive signs that tell visitors about the fort. There’s also a park museum.
  • Riverview Beach Park: Riverview Beach Park offers panoramic views of the Delaware River and lots of outdoor recreation activities. Birders and wildlife lovers flock here to see animals like ducks, geese and rare bird species. The park is also a popular relaxation destination, with a pavilion for picnics, reading books and meditating in nature.

From active outdoors activities, to serene river walks, Pennsville has nature everywhere you turn.

3. Close Community

Around 13,000 residents call Pennsville home, which gives the township a friendly small-town feel. There are lots of opportunities for residents to connect with others in their community, including free events and access to resources. Some township amenities include:

  • Pennsville Public Library: At the Pennsville Public Library, residents can rent free entertainment, including books, magazines, CDs and DVDs, and other media.
  • Pennsville Recreation Department: The Pennsville Recreation Department maintains Riverview Beach Park and all local playgrounds and ball fields, as well as overseeing adult and youth programs. The Pennsville Community Recreation Council meets every month from September through June, and residents can attend to share their thoughts.
  • Pennsville Township Historical Society: The Pennsville Township Historical Society makes great efforts to preserve the history of Pennsville. In addition to maintaining an eight-building museum complex, the society also hosts community events, such as crafter and yard sales, 5K races and veterans programming.

There are also many locally owned shops and restaurants in Pennsville, such as the Halter’s Farm Market, which features goods from local purveyors. Whenever you’re out and about in Pennsville, you’re likely to run into someone you know, or at least a friendly face.

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Interested in Retiring in New Jersey? Visit Lindsay Place

For seniors who are retiring in New Jersey, there’s also the assisted living senior community Lindsay Place in Pennsville. Lindsay Place provides everything residents can need right at home, including:

      • Activity room
      • Hair salon
      • Housekeeping
      • Housekeeping and linen services
      • Library
      • Lounges
      • Outdoor courtyard and porch
      • Personalized care plans
      • Transportation
      • Up to three chef-prepared meals per day
      • Wellness monitoring

Lindsay Place also takes residents on community outings and hosts an array of daily programming at the pet-friendly residence. We support active and independent lifestyles, while providing the unique assistance each resident needs.

If you’re interested in life at Lindsay Place for yourself or your loved one, contact us at Senior Lifestyle, or schedule a tour today.

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