Posted on: 07-16-20
Summer winds have city dwellers often thinking of the sand, surf and relaxation of the famed Jersey Shore. With its bucolic beaches, miles of boardwalks, and entertainment options plentiful, Monmouth and Ocean Counties have long been the perfect vacation escape from the congestion and fast paced environment of New Jersey more densely populated cities. But change is unquestionably afoot, with “shore living” no longer viewed as a short-time getaway, but as a full-time lifestyle.
Large homes with outdoor space, good schools and, of course, access to all the delights of the Jersey Shore are attributes that many young urban families are seeking. All these desired amenities come together at East Gate, a luxury collection of homes created in century-old Officer’s Housing in historic Fort Monmouth, N.J. The Oceanport, NJ neighborhood is located less than 15 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, lies within an award-winning school district with homes of tremendous grandeur, style and space.
All About East Gate
Developed by RPM Group, East Gate is located on Fort Monmouth, a 1,126-acre former U.S. Army post that is transitioning into a complete lifestyle community which will ultimately comprise new housing, office space, retail, entertainment and dining, and recreational and social amenities spread across three municipalities. East Gate has been designed to offer a classic residential environment with a twist of historic charm. Palermo Edwards Architecture has masterfully blended original building exteriors dating back to the early 20th century with modern interiors boasting expansive living spaces and contemporary finishes and appointments to create an eclectic mix of one-of-a-kind homes situated around a central outdoor area.
Single-Family Attached Homes Take Center Stage
A surge of spring and summer sales activity has left limited opportunities to own at East Gate. Among them are some of the most desirable residences the neighborhood has to offer - the 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.
Young couples and families have shown great interest in the two-story single-family attached residences. 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.
Outdoor Living, Ultra-Convenience
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.
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.
Commutability has also played a significant role in East Gate’s appeal to working families, 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.