Part Of Fort Monmouth Converted To Private Homes, Rentals

There are also plans to build a gym (Fort Athletic Club), a microbrewery and a bowling center at Fort Monmouth.

Posted on: 03-04-21

The homes that have been converted include those on Officers’ Row, where high-ranking officers stationed at Fort Monmouth used to live.

OCEANPORT, NJ - Did you know that many of the former U.S. Army buildings at the abandoned Fort Monmouth have been converted into private homes for sale and rent?

The rentals are called Liberty Walk and the 68 private homes for sale are called East Gate. RPM Development Group is the developer for both. The homes that have been converted include those on Officers’ Row, where high-ranking officers stationed at Fort Monmouth used to live.

The developer also rehabbed the one-acre East Gate Park in the middle of the fort property and put in pedestrian walkways.

Fort Monmouth is a 1,126-acre former U.S. Army post in Oceanport. It was used by the U.S. Army for years, but officially closed in 2011, although activity had been winding down there for years. Ever since, acres and acres of land at Fort Monmouth have sat empty and abandoned.

RPM Development says their idea to convert some of the empty buildings into private homes will help “transform Fort Monmouth into the premier live/work/play neighborhood on the Jersey Shore.”

More is being planned for the site: The developer says there are plans to build Fort Athletic Club, a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness facility. Future site plans also call for a bowling center and microbrewery. All of that would be built by other developers, not RPM.

They also say East Gate is quickly nearing a complete sell-out, with just a select few homes remaining for  sale.

Priced from the upper $700,000s, these are three-bedroom single-family homes, featuring Federal-style red brick exteriors that date back to the early 1900s. The homes offer over 2,500 square feet of living space with 2.5 baths, dining/living room, open-concept kitchen, master bedroom suite with master bath and sitting room/den/home office.

They are attached homes, meaning the two homes are connected to each other.

Each home comes with its own yard and 400-square foot patio that provides clear views of Parkers Creek, which runs along Fort Monmouth. The developer also put in pedestrian pathways, newly-seeded lawns, seasonal flowers and shrubbery and rehabbed the one-acre East Gate Park.

Located nearby are the Suneagles Golf Club’s 18-hole course and the Marina at Oceanport. East Gate is very close to the Little Silver train station, located just two miles away, and express ferry service to Manhattan.

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