Author: Sharon Hazard

Empty nesters flock to Monroe. The town has more active-adult developments than any municipality in the state, comprising 50 percent of the local housing stock. As a result, almost half the population is 55-plus.

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Industrialist Andrew Carnegie built 36 libraries in New Jersey—each an architectural gem. Thanks to preservation efforts and creative reuse, most still serve their communities.

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