From the shore to the city, new and resale properties popular among buyers

Posted on: 07-21-19

Some people thrill at the sound of waves crashing on the beach while others favor the reflection of city lights on the Hudson River. Whether you prefer the Garden State’s shore resorts or the urban luxury of the Hudson County Gold Coast, you’ll find a wide selection of exciting coastal communities to call home in New Jersey.

According the Jane Betancourt, director of sales at The Lofts Pier Village in Long Branch, the coastal living experience is a blend of prime location, spectacular views, top-of-the line amenities and dazzling home designs.

Developed by Extell Develop-ment Co., The Lofts Pier Village, offers a unique collection of oceanfront condominiums that is attracting a diverse cross section of homebuyers, including downsizing empty nesters, vacation home buyers, year-round residents and investors.

“Our superb beachfront location is very appealing,” Betancourt said. “People love living just steps from the beach, boardwalk, bou-tiques and fine restaurants of Pier Village. We are also very close to the Long Branch train station and only a short drive from the Seastreak Ferry Terminal in the Highlands. It is so convenient to go into New York City for a show and visit the gourmet eateries in nearby Asbury Park and Red Bank.”

Every aspect of The Lofts Pier Village complements the coastal lifestyle. The building itself is arranged in a “U” shape that maximizes views of the ocean and beautifully manicured courtyard. The elevated courtyard provides spectacular views of the beach plus a host of resort-style amenities including a lap pool and cabanas, an expansive pool deck with towel service, a meticulously groomed private park with winding paths and relaxation lawns in addition to an outdoor lounge area. The Lofts Pier Village also features a fully equipped private fitness center with men’s and women’s locker room, a children’s playroom and a resident’s lounge with a catering kitchen.

“Our one- to four-bedroom condominium layouts are open and airy,” Betancourt said. “Most homes feature 9-foot ceilings. Ceilings in the penthouses rise to 12 feet. The floor-to ceiling window walls in our homes flood the living space with natural light and private terraces to take full advantage of the scenic views.”

With prices ranging from the mid-$500,000s to $2.75 million, about 60 % percent of the homes at The Lofts Pier Village have been sold in pre-construction. Ac-cording to Betancourt a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) pro-gram — 30-year year tax abate-ment, saves homeowners around 60 percent on their property taxes.

Just to the north of The Lofts, shore lovers can enjoy coastal living at East Gate by RPM Development. The community of distinctive townhomes, single-family homes and duplexes is built on the former site of historic Fort Monmouth. RPM Development recently introduced Officer’s Row at East Gate, a limited offering of eight upscale duplex homes priced from $800,000s.

“Officer’s Row will deliver a prominent housing opportunity,” said Michael Hong, assistant vice president of Development at RPM. “These homes offer an even higher level of luxury, comfort and appeal in addition to providing sought-after locations with spacious backyards and views of Parker’s Creek.”

East Gate residents enjoy a variety of amenities and services, including the nearby Marina at Oceanport, parade grounds and open space, as well as an expected bowling alley, microbrewery, walking trails and The Fort Athletic Club, which is slated to open soon. In addition to exciting onsite amenities homeowners at East Gate appreciate the prime Oceanport location, with award-winning schools, incredibly commuter-friendly location and easy access to popular New Jersey beaches and the banks of the Shrewsbury River as well as entertainment, and fine dining.

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