Surge in Spring and Summer Sales Reported at Jersey Shore’s Most Popular New Home Community
Posted on: 07-13-20
A surge of spring and summer sales activity has left limited opportunities to own at East Gate, one of the Jersey Shore’s most popular and unique new communities. Among them are some of the most desirable residences the 68-home neighborhood has to offer.
The upscale residential community developed by RPM Development Group at famed Fort Monmouth is offering its final selection of single-family attached homes. The spacious and well-appointed residences have been created in century-old Officer’s Housing on the 1,126-acre former U.S. Army post in Oceanport, providing a special blend of modern luxury and historic charm and grace.
Priced from $679,990, the three-bedroom homes 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 with fireplace, 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 private patio to fully enjoy Fort Monmouth’s natural surroundings that are both tranquil and scenic.
“We’ve seen an accelerated sales pace at East Gate since late March, which can be attributed to several factors” says Michael Hong, Assistant Vice President of Development at RPM. “Of course, the lifting of social restrictions has played a large role, with more buyers able to tour these homes and experience first-hand the uniqueness and significance. They’re also able to see as its close-knit community environment, where neighbors are out walking the streets and enjoying the wealth of outdoor opportunities, including waterfront activities, open space and bucolic parks. Also contributing to the high sales velocity is a strong sense of urgency created by a dwindling inventory of available residences.”
Much of the heightened interest at East Gate has been created by young couples and families eager to purchase a two-story single-family attached residence. These buyers are drawn by the comfortable living spaces and roomy 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, especially when factoring in the neighborhood is served by the award-winning Oceanport school district. Better yet, the single-family attached residences offer Immediate Occupancy, meaning buyers who act quickly can close on a home in time for the upcoming academic year.
Commutability has also played a significant role in East Gate’s appeal to working families, according to CB New Homes of Madison, NJ, the community’s exclusive marketing and sales agent. Easily accessible are 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.
Some of the available single-family attached homes are located within Officer’s Row, the final housing phase at East Gate. Aptly named after its former purpose as acclaimed residences for high ranking officers stationed on Fort Monmouth, homes in Officer’s Row are situated in some of most desirable community locations with beautiful waterviews of Parker’s Creek. These residences are priced from the upper $700,000s.
Palermo Edwards Architecture has remodeled the century-old Officer’s Housing buildings into homes that blend early 20 th century style with modern interiors. The well-appointed floorplans offer luxury 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. These contemporary floorplans are complemented by notable brick exteriors of tremendous grandeur and consequence.
Residents at East Gate enjoy being part of the Jersey Shore’s premier live/play community. An abundance of amenities and services are nearby, including the Marina at Oceanport, parade grounds, open space and walking and biking trails and kayaking around Parker’s Creek. 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.
Oceanport is one of Monmouth County’s most desired residential settings, combining a distinctly suburban environment with award-winning schools. The Borough also provides an incredibly commuter-friendly location with easy access to all that makes Jersey Shore living so special.
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.
RPM Development Group has instituted revised sales procedures to assist homebuyers at East Gate during the coronavirus outbreak. The community’s sales gallery is open by appointment and buyers can still discuss the one-of-a-kind homes at East Gate with a sales representative by calling 732-523-5566. As always, a wealth of detailed information, including availability, homes features, and virtual model tours, are available on the community’s website at www.EastGateOceanport.com.
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.