Aging causes epigenetic modifications, which are utilized as a biomarker for the aging process. While genome-wide DNA methylation profiles enable robust age-predictors by integration of many age-associated CG dinucleotides (CpGs), there are various alternative approaches for targeted measurements at specific CpGs that better support standardized and cost-effective high-throughput analysis. In this study, we utilized 4,650 Illumina BeadChip datasets of blood to select the best suited CpG sites for targeted analysis. DNA methylation analysis at these sites with either pyrosequencing or droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) revealed a high correlation with chronological age. In comparison, bisulfite barcoded amplicon sequencing (BBA-seq) gave slightly lower precision at individual CpGs. However, BBA-seq data revealed that the correlation of methylation levels with age at neighboring CpG sites follows a bell-shaped curve, often accompanied by a CTCF binding site at the peak. We demonstrate that within individual BBA-seq reads the DNA methylation at neighboring CpGs is not coherently modified but reveals a stochastic pattern. Based on this, we have developed an alternative model for epigenetic age predictions based on the binary sequel of methylated and non-methylated sites in individual reads, which reflects heterogeneity in epigenetic aging within a sample. Thus, the stochastic evolution of age-associated DNA methylation patterns, which seems to resemble epigenetic drift, enables epigenetic clocks for individual DNA strands.