Posted on: 01-24-20
As the first residential neighborhood to be introduced at the Fort Monmouth army post, East Gate set a strong foundation for the transformation of this storied 1,226-acre site into the premier live/play destination on the famed Jersey Shore.
That foundation will be significantly built upon in 2020 with the much-anticipated opening of two lifestyle amenities at Fort Monmouth, both located just a quick trip from East Gate’s Oceanport address. The Fort Athletic Club fitness center and the The Loft microbrewery and event space located in the former Dance Hall building are both expected to debut this summer, providing East Gate residents immediate access to leisure time activities and entertainment. And that’s not all. Also not far from East Gate, the Fort Monmouth Bowling Center, a recreational amenity planned to include a bar, bocce courts, pool table, stage and more in the Eatontown portion of Fort Monmouth, is on pace to be completed this year.
“Over 40 homebuyers now reside at East Gate and these new amenities will be a welcomed addition to the existing roster of outdoor activities and services they already enjoy,” says Michael Hong, Assistant Vice President of Development at RPM Development, which has created residences at East Gate fullyrestored century-old Officer’s Housing. “The opening of the athletic club and microbrewery will further solidify Fort Monmouth as Monmouth County’s most sought-after lifestyle community.“
Among the many existing amenities available just steps from East Gate are walking and biking trails around Parker’s 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. There’s also East Gate Park, a one-acre outdoor space featuring a monument paying homage to Fort Monmouth’s storied past, pedestrian pathways, benches, lawns, seasonal flowers and shrubbery and a modernized lightning/ lantern package. For fine dining, events and entertainment, the Marina at Oceanport and Blu Grotto restaurants are less than five minutes from the historic East Gate neighborhood, and Monmouth Park is just two miles away.
There’s also much to do just a quick drive from East Gate, which is located in the heart of all that makes Monmouth County living so desirable. Downtown Red Bank, home to hundreds of shops and boutiques, 20 art galleries and 80 restaurants, can be reached in less than 15 minutes. Just under 30 minutes away are Asbury Park, a chic and fun hub of Jersey Shore culture, entertainment, and nightlife, Monmouth Beach and Pier Village in Long Branch.
Commuters will enjoy the location just two miles from New Jersey Transit’s Little Silver Train Station, which provides direct service to Manhattan, as well as easy access to major highways including Routes 35, 36, 18 and the Garden State Parkway.
The opportunity to live so close to all the delights of Monmouth County in a residential setting as historic and unique as East Gate has resulted in more the 70% of the community’s 68 townhomes, duplexes and single-family residences being sold, according to CB New Homes, which is conducting the on-site sales program for developer RPM Development Group.
Homes available in the community’s current inventory include Officer’s Row, the final housing phase at East Gate which features a limited mix of high-end three-bedroom attached and detached single-family residences. The homes are situated in one of the most desirable community locations on Allen Avenue with beautiful waterviews of Parker’s Creek. The luxury of the spacious homes is rooted in the prestige for which they are named, having served as acclaimed residences for high ranking officers stationed on the post.
Homes in Officer’s Row are priced from the upper $700,000s and feature 2.5 baths, spacious dining/living room, open concept kitchen, expansive master bedroom suite with lavish master bath and sitting room and den. Residences provide spacious backyards with large patios to take advantage of water views of Parker’s Creek. As an added bonus, crown molding can be found throughout the main living level and hardwood flooring is included on both the first and second floors, desired finishes not available in previous duplexes.
East Gate has been quick to differentiate itself thanks to eye-catching architecture and distinctive homes that offer an attractive alternative to the area’s conventional housing stock. To create a nostalgic, yet modern living experience, RPM Development has masterfully blended the original building exteriors which date back to the early 20th century with contemporary interiors boasting expansive living spaces and designer finishes and appointments.
In addition to Officer’s Row, a limited number of townhomes and duplexes are available in Phase II at East Gate priced from the $500,000s to the mid-$700,000s.
Palermo Edwards Architecture has remodeled the buildings’ interiors to create new two- and three-story homes with luxurious kitchens and bathrooms and a high level of style and comfort. Generous floorplans feature designer elements, including modern kitchens with granite or quartz countertops, stainless steel Kohler fixtures and GE appliance packages; and master-bathroom suites with double vanity countertops, Moen Eva faucets and showers with built-in benches and semi-frameless shower doors. Residences also provide hardwood flooring throughout first floors in the townhome designs and throughout both first and second floors in the duplex and single-family floorplans.
About RPM Development Group
Founded in 1986, RPM is one of the leading developers of high-quality homes in New Jersey. RPM brings all aspects of the development process under one roof, with expertise across all phases of construction. We take pride in creating attractively designed and sustainably crafted homes.