Posted on: 11-30-20
The flexibility of remote work has convinced hundreds of homebuyers now is the time to fulfill longtime dreams to make the famed Jersey Shore a year-round residence. Monmouth County has unquestionably become one of the state’s hottest housing markets luring young families and emptynesters ready to enjoy all the recreational and outdoor activities that are plentiful in the region.
Perfectly positioned to capture the attention of these eager homebuyers has been East Gate, a unique new residential community in Monmouth County’s Oceanport, NJ which offers immediate access to sought-after nature and waterfront activities, along with a location that’s just minutes from all the popular Jersey Shore attractions. East Gate is a collection of luxury residences created in century-old Officer’s Housing on historic Fort Monmouth, a 1,226-acre former U.S. Army post which is fast transitioning to a complete lifestyle community blending a low maintenance environment, new homes, recreation, leisure-time activities and business centers.
Touching East Gate’s northern border is Parkers Creek, a tranquil natural treasure that serves as a home to ospreys and other unique birds and provides access to activities such as fishing, boating, kayaking and more. The waterway, which flows into the nearby Shrewsbury River, boasts walking and biking trails filled often with East Gate residents enjoying all four seasons.
Having direct access to such a unique and activity rich outdoor amenity such as Parkers Creek is one of the special attributes that has drawn so many new residents to Monmouth County’s most sought-after neighborhood. The diverse enjoyment it provides was recently on full display during a “Herons and Hot Chocolate”event where attendees gathered to learn more about the local wildlife, birdwatch and receive waterfowl photography instruction from a professional photographer.
In addition to Parkers Creek, there’s East Gate Park, a one-acre outdoor space featuring a monument paying homage to Fort Monmouth’s storied past, pedestrian pathways, benches, lawns and seasonal flowers and shrubbery. The professionally landscaped open space serves as a community gathering point and recreational hub.
When not at home, residents have access to an abundance of outdoor opportunities within the Monmouth County Park system, one of the state’s most diverse. There’s the Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, a 38-acre beach park located ten minutes away in Long Branch, the historically preserved Monmouth Battlefield State Park with miles of hiking and horseback riding trails and a restored Revolutionary War farmhouse just 15 miles away in Manalapan, as well as over 30 additional parks and recreational areas that provide an endless list of year round activities. Monmouth County is also home to premier public golf courses, including five championship courses and two executive courses. What’s more, Suneagles Golf Club’s, 18-hole golf course, is located in nearby Eatontown.
When not enjoying the outdoor recreation delights, there is still much to do for East Gate residents on the Jersey Shore. For fine dining, events and entertainment, the Marina at Oceanport and Blu Grotto restaurants are less than five minutes away, and Monmouth Park is just two miles away.
Downtown Red Bank, home to hundreds of shops and boutiques, 20 art galleries and 80 restaurants, can be reached in less than 15 minutes and just under 30 minutes away is Asbury Park, a chic and fun hub of Jersey Shore culture, entertainment, and nightlife, as well as Monmouth Beach and Pier Village in Long Branch.
Having such a dynamic and vibrant lifestyle within reach is just one of the many reasons why nearly 60 families have decided to call East Gate home. The popularity of this community has left just a select few opportunities to receive its one-of-a-kind lifestyle in perfectly preserved single-family attached homes. The available three-bedroom residences provide a desirable blend of early 20th century historic charm and high-quality construction and spacious and modern interiors designed to meet the needs of today’s homebuyer.
Part of famed Officer’s Row, a collection of premium residences that once housed high ranking officers stationed at Fort Monmouth, the single-family attached homes boast Federal-style red brick exteriors that date back to the early 1900s, a time when building strength and fine craftsmanship were the norm. Situated on some of the most desirable community locations, the residences offer over 2,500 square feet of living space complimented by expansive yards, large rear patios and vistas of Parker’s Creek.
Less than ten of the single-family attached homes are available for sale at East Gate, according to developer RPM Development Group. Priced from the $700,000s, the contemporary floorplans have caught the attention of sophisticated homebuyers both locally, as well as those seeking refuge from denser city living.
The single-family attached homes are move-in ready and boast uniquely wide floorplans that feel and live like expansive single-family homes inside and out, without the hassle and headaches of tiresome maintenance. The floorplans offer 2.5 baths, dining/living room, open concept kitchen, expansive master bedroom suite with lavish master bath and sitting room and den that makes for the perfect home office that everyone wants and needs in today’s business climate. Crown molding can be found throughout the main living level and hardwood flooring is included on both the first and second floors. Outside, each home has a large patio to fully enjoy Fort Monmouth’s natural surroundings that are both tranquil and scenic.
East Gate has had significant appeal to buyers scaling down from single-family homes but still seeking residences with spacious and comfortable interiors, roomy, private outdoor areas, and appreciative of the extra leisure time afforded by the neighborhood’s maintenance-free lifestyle. They’re also quick to take advantage of an extremely affordable cost of ownership created by today’s low interest rates, low monthly maintenance fees and property taxes that are reasonable.
Commutability has also played a significant role in East Gate’s appeal. The community is easily accessible to New Jersey Transit’s Little Silver Train Station, located just two miles away, and express ferry service, both of which provide fast service to Manhattan. Major highways including Routes 35, 36, 18 and the Garden State Parkway are also nearby.