Located midway (give or take) between New York City and Philadelphia, so you get a little more home for you money compared other NJ towns that might be closer to one of those two big cities. Okay, so this is going to sound a little off the mark, but Jackson is also home to Great Adventure Amusement park. Amusement parks are not typically a retirement attraction but Jackson seems offer other things. Kind of small town feel, lots of local woods and friendly people. There has been a lot of development there and there are a number of "communities" in the area.