SOMERSET, N.J. – Summer sales are heating up at the Reserve at Canal Walk as active adults are jumping at the chance to purchase popular single-family designs in creative ranch style floorplans at the well-established neighborhood rising on the border of the Delaware-Raritan Canal in Somerset County’s Franklin Township.
The recently released section of single-family ranch homes has already recorded several sales since its official debut just two weeks ago, according to Theresa Feo, Sales Manager for Premier Development, which is developing Canal Walk.
Much of the popularity of these innovative designs can be attributed to value-driven prices starting from just $359,900 which were introduced to respond to today’s market needs. The home designs feature an energy-efficient approach and are included in the Energy Star Homes program which provides homeowners greater comfort and lower energy bills.
“These residences have been quick to appeal to active adults who want to enjoy some of our largest single-family designs, but also want the ease and convenience of single-level living,” Ms. Feo point out. “Of course, the incredible price point also plays a significant role.
“Savvy adult buyers recognize this as the chance to take advantage of the current market conditions and get the most home for their money by purchasing at the most affordable prices ever to be offered at the Reserve at Canal Walk. It’s all added up to strong sales activity in the early summer months.”
The offering of single-family ranch homes is being developed under strict guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and include energy-saving features that make them significantly more efficient than typical homes.
The spacious single-level floorplans provide up to approximately 2,500 square feet and are located on oversized homesites. The two-and three-bedroom, 2 to 2.5 bath residences present a tremendous opportunity for savvy homebuyers to receive the same luxury, elegance and quality that has made the Reserve such a popular choice for active adults at an incredible new price.
“We wanted to introduce new designs that met the lifestyle needs of our active adult buyers while also reflecting the current economic climate,” says Ms, Feo. “These homes have quickly accomplished that goal. What’s more, the residences are being offered with new feature packages that will provide buyers with more interior options and more flexibility than ever before.”
In addition to the exciting new features and options, the new homes boast upscale standard appointments such as nine-foot first floor ceilings, hardwood flooring, decorator light fixtures and large eat-in kitchens with 42” cabinets, granite countertops and GE™ appliances, including a self-cleaning range and space-saver microwave. Sumptuous master bedrooms include tray ceilings and a master bath with a soaking tub and separate shower with built-in seat.
“These homes also include plenty of storage space which is always a major consideration for active adults,” adds Ms. Feo.
While the new Ranch designs have become a hit among active adults, there are also a number of upscale two-story homes in the Reserve now available for immediate occupancy. The residences provide many of the same standard features as the ranch homes, as well as staircases with oak treads and dramatic oak railings. These two story homes are priced from $439,900.
The allure of Canal Walk is intensified thanks to its well-rounded, activity rich lifestyle. Residents enjoy a private 32,000 square-foot clubhouse — the Premier Club at Canal Walk — which offers an ideal social setting and is one of the largest and most amenity-rich in the state.
Featured inside are a heated pool and whirlpool, a spa equipped with steam room, sauna and a fully-equipped fitness room. There’s also a library, crafts room, billiards room and separate men’s and women’s card rooms for gathering with neighbors. In addition, a business center, banquet hall and lounges are also available. Tennis, bocce courts and a putting green are offered on-site, adjacent to the refreshing outdoor pool and spa. Additional services include a beauty salon and a massage and wellness center.
“And, of course, the location near the Delaware and Raritan Canal offers direct access to recreational amenities such as the community’s walking trails which have been carefully laid out to connect with sections of the historic canal that have been preserved as public open space,” Ms. Feo says.
Situated just 10 minutes from New Brunswick and a quick trip to downtown Princeton, Canal Walk is within a short distance to the many cultural and entertainment delights of central New Jersey. Commuting is made easy at Canal Walk with a number of major highways within easy access. Nearby Route 287 offers a quick commute to The New Jersey Turnpike and The Garden State Parkway for access to the business and entertainment centers of Bergen County, Central New Jersey, Westchester County and New York City, while Route 18, 1, 206, and 202 surround the township.
For more information on the Reserve at Canal Walk, please call (732) 564-0010. To visit, take Route 287 to Exit 12. Make a left onto Weston Canal Road and proceed 2.4 miles until you reach Schoolhouse Road. Turn left onto Schoolhouse Road and continue 7/10 of a mile until you reach the entrance at Canal Walk Boulevard. Make a right into the entrance and follow signs to the Reserve model park and sales office.