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Retirement Living In Monmouth County - New Jersey

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Area Description

More than 50 miles of ocean and bay beaches, historic sites, nationally recognized parks and golf courses, dining experiences for all tastes & plenty of places to spend your retirement years.

Activities include boating, beaching and fishing and just a few short miles to beautiful countryside with horse farms, orchards, markets and rolling hills. 1 hour to NYC, Newark Airport, Philly.

To see more information about the area, head to tourism.visitmonmouth.com today!

Includes Cities/Towns: Atlantic Highlands, Belford, Eatontown, Fair Haven, Holmdel, Keyport, Lincroft, Little Silver, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Red Bank, Rumson, Shrewsbury.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Everything! Theater, racetrack, water sports...you name it. Baseball stadium, Atlantic City, concert venues all within easy travel distance. Whether you're on the water or secure on land, the Jersey Shore is packed with attractions to keep the whole family entertained. Relax and enjoy the excitement of horse racing at Monmouth Park Racetrack, stroll through downtown Red Bank's River Center, Manasquan, Asbury Park or Ocean Grove. Rich in culture the Jersey Shore has some of the top performers at the Count Basie Theater, Surflight Theatre or the famous Stone Pony featuring the Summer Stage. The Revision Theater in Asbury Park, NJ Repertory Company in Long Branch offers some of the best original theater productions. From the serenity of the lighthouses, nationally recognized park system and historic museums - it's all here!

Cultural Activities

We have festivals, symphony, theaters, summer concert series and just about everything you could want for cultural events!

Public transportation

We have bus,train, corporate airport, and ferry services to NYC. There are numerous New Jersey Transit buses crisscross and deliver hundreds of passengers each day to northern New Jersey and New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan as well as the 317 bus line going into Philadelphia. Many hundreds more each day travel on New Jersey Transit's North Jersey Coast Line railway line, which serves Penn Station in New York City, and passes through Middlesex County, entering Monmouth County at the Raritan River, with 14 stations covering the length of the county, connecting the New York region to Atlantic Ocean shore communities

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What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Monmouth County, New Jersey?

For those of you that retire in Monmouth County, you will enjoy warm summers, a cool fall, a cold winter and a temperate spring!

Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 30's and highs in the low 40's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 20's. Expect some rainy days in the winter. Assume a few days of snow with some days having snow remaining on the ground.

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in Monmouth County such as a movie, a visit to a museum, dining, nightlife or some shopping. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's. Expect a lot of rainy days in the Spring, great for a day of shopping in Monmouth County!

Summertime in Monmouth County is a great time to enjoy your retirement with a day at the lake, an outdoor concert, a local festival or other outdoor activity! Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 60's. Expect a few days above 90°. Humidity may feel "sticky" with muggy evenings. Expect some rainy days in the summer.

If you retire in Monmouth County, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, hiking, enjoying a walking path and more! Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the upper 50's and highs in the mid 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 40's. Expect some rainy days in the fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  24  32  40
 Feb  26  34  43
 Mar  32  41  50
 Apr  42  51  60
 May  51  61  70
 Jun  61  70  80
 Jul  66  75  84
 Aug  65  74  83
 Sep  58  67  77
 Oct  46  56  66
 Nov  38  47  56
 Dec  29  37  45

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  24  0
 Feb  0  22  0
 Mar  0  15  0
 Apr  0  3  0
 May  1  0  0
 Jun  3  0  0
 Jul  6  0  0
 Aug  3  0  0
 Sep  1  0  0
 Oct  0  1  0
 Nov  0  8  0
 Dec  0  20  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  4 "  10  21 %
 Feb  3 "  9  23 %
 Mar  4 "  10  28 %
 Apr  4 "  11  37 %
 May  4 "  11  48 %
 Jun  4 "  10  59 %
 Jul  5 "  9  64 %
 Aug  4 "  9  64 %
 Sep  4 "  8  57 %
 Oct  4 "  9  46 %
 Nov  4 "  9  36 %
 Dec  4 "  10  27 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  7 "  8  4
 Feb  8 "  7  3
 Mar  4 "  3  2
 Apr  1 "  0  0
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
 Sep  0 "  0  0
 Oct  0 "  0  0
 Nov  0 "  0  0
 Dec  4 "  3  2

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Cost of Living for Monmouth County, NJ

Monmouth County, New Jersey cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Assistance in Monmouth County, NJ

Monmouth County, New Jersey offers the following assistance for seniors:

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Monmouth County Offer For Retirees?

County park system, library, municipal committees and many non-profit organizations all welcome volunteers.

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