Posted on: 01-21-21
East Gate is spearheading the evolution of Monmouth County’s historic Fort Monmouth into the Jersey Shore’s premier live/work/play community. Hailed for being the first residential component brought to market at the 1,126-acre former U.S. Army post, the collection of just 68 luxury homes has seen overwhelming success, having achieved the notable mark of 90% sold and providing clear proof of Fort Monmouth’s attractiveness in today’s buying market.
Since its debut, East Gate in the Borough of Oceanport has delivered nearly 100 residents to Fort Monmouth, greatly contributing to its repositioning into a complete and vibrant lifestyle community, according to RPM Development Group, the trailblazing developer of East Gate.
At East Gate, homeowners enjoy residing in an inviting neighborhood where residents can be found strolling along completed sidewalks and mature trees dot the landscape. There’s also the one-acre East Gate Park which includes pedestrian pathways, benches, newly-seeded lawns, seasonal flowers and shrubbery and a modernized lightning/lantern package. The centerpiece of the park is a monument that pays homage to the storied history of Fort Monmouth. What’s more, residents delight in the majesty and natural beauty of Parkers Creek, a picturesque waterway bordering East Gate and home to a wealth of outdoor activities.
The overall Fort Monmouth redevelopment effort will ultimately comprise new housing, office space, retail, entertainment and dining, and recreational and social amenities spread across three municipalities. There’s a wealth of leisure-time activities within the grounds of Fort Monmouth, including waterfront dining, picturesque nature trails and scenic common outdoor spaces. The Fort Athletic Club, a state-ofthe-art fitness and wellness facility, is also in the works, and future site plans call for other exciting new amenities and services such as a bowling center and microbrewery. Also nearby are the Suneagles Golf Club’s 18-hole golf course and the Marina at Oceanport.
The buzz around East Gate has been undeniable since the day it opened its doors, reports CB New Homes of Florham Park, NJ, its exclusive marketing and sales agent. Buyers have responded enthusiastically to the one-of-a-kind opportunity to live in a classic residential environment that’s complimented by a twist of historic charm. Created in century-old Officer’s Housing buildings, the residences blend original building exteriors dating back to the early 20th century with modern interiors boasting expansive living spaces and contemporary finishes.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled with the success of East Gate and are proud of its role in placing Fort Monmouth firmly on the Jersey Shore’s residential map,” says Michael Hong, Assistant Vice President of Development at RPM. “While we knew these homes would lure those seeking something special in the New Jersey housing market, we also wanted to ensure we created a perfect neighborhood environment to compliment the residences. We believe we’ve accomplished that goal by incorporating East Gate Park, as well as leveraging the proximity to Parkers Creek.”
All the homes remaining at East Gate are in Officer’s Row, an acclaimed collection of century-old residences that once housed high ranking officers. The residences offer expansive yards and large rear patios with views of Parkers Creek.
Priced from the upper $700,000s, the 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. The residences provide over 2,500 square feet of living space, with uniquely wide floorplans that feel and live like expansive single-family residences 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 available residence offers a large 400 square foot patio that provides clear views of Parkers Creek. The valued outdoor space is a rare find in a low-maintenance community.
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.
East Gate itself is situated just minutes from popular New Jersey beaches and the banks of the Shrewsbury River, and is in proximity to the entertainment, dining and culture of Red Bank and Asbury Park. Major highways, including Routes 35, 36, 18 and the Garden State Parkway, are also nearby.