SOMERSET COUNTY, N.J. – The age old question of “own vs. rent” is being solved for many young professionals and growing families at Summerfields, a collection of non-age restricted, Energy-star single-family homes in the prestigious Somerset section of Franklin Township.

The suburban neighborhood has recently completed an incredible sales year, drawing heavily from renters in luxury residential buildings on New Jersey’s Hudson River “Gold Coast” looking to take advantages of the many benefits of homeownership, yet remain within close proximity to the area’s major urban areas.

“Several factors have contributed to make this community a desirable choice for first-time homebuyers,” says Sales Manager Sally Christie. “Affordable pricing starting from the $300,000s combined with historically low interest rates making monthly mortgage payments comparable to what many are paying in rent at high-end apartment buildings from Ft. Lee to Jersey City.

“Add in the considerable space offered in these homes, a suburban location in one of central New Jersey’s most sought-after Townships and the expected appreciation of their home value and it’s easy to see why so many are deciding to invest in a new residence and lifestyle at Summerfields.”

The trademark of Summerfields has been its high level of activity with nearly 70 homes sold since last spring. In addition to its strong sales pace, the community has also recently begun welcoming its first residents, meaning the transformation into a lived in neighborhood is well underway.

“We’re also completing two new models, the Essex and Sussex,” says Ms. Christie. “We expect these to be fully decorated and open within the next two months. Once completed, these homes will join our existing merchandised Mercer model to provide visitors a comprehensive look at the exceptional living spaces, dramatic elegance and considerable value found in each Summerfields home.”

Summerfields features three- and four-bedroom residences developed under strict guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The homes include energy-saving features that make them environmentally-sensitive and significantly more efficient than typical homes while providing greater comfort and lower energy bills.

Seven single-family designs are offered at Summerfields, including the Sussex, a four-bedroom, 3 ½ bath design that includes a first-floor master bedroom or “in-law” suite. Homes range from approximately 2,000 to approximately 3,400 square-feet of space.

In addition to the magnificent homes, residents of this quaint neighborhood will benefit from on-site recreational and social amenities, including an optional clubhouse facility with fitness center, outdoor pool and tot lots, as well as walking and biking paths.

“Homeowners will also have the added benefit of residing in Somerset County which includes some of the state’s most treasured natural recreational resources, including the historic Delaware-Raritan Canal where activities such as fishing and canoeing can be found,” says Ms. Christie. “And there are several other leisurely-pursuits available at Somerset County’s many golf courses, gardens, museums, art exhibits and parks including Colonial Park located right in the Summerfields neighborhood which includes a 1.4 mile fitness paracourse, three fishing ponds, softball field and the Lois Howe Nature Trail.”

Summerfields’ location offers easy access to major highways such as Route 287, the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike, allowing residents to quickly reach the business, shopping and entertainment districts throughout the region, including Princeton, New Brunswick, New York City and Newark Airport. The community is also minutes from public transportation at the New Brunswick Train Station.

Summerfields is next in a long line of distinguished and award-winning residential communities developed by Premier Development in the Somerset section of Franklin Township, recently the highest ranked New Jersey town in Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” and one of the best municipalities in which to reside in the country.

“Summerfields follows in the footsteps of our successful communities in Somerset such as our fast-selling Canal Walk active adult neighborhood which is directly across the street and our Cedar Manor community located nearby,” Ms. Christie adds. “This distinct region of the Township has proven to appeal to homebuyers seeking the ideal small-town, suburban environment without sacrificing close proximity to major commuter highways and the popular business centers of central and northern New Jersey.”

For additional information on Summerfields, please call (732) 356-0084 or visit The community’s sales office is open daily. To visit the community from the north, take Route 287 to exit 12. Proceed left on Weston Canal Road 2.5 miles to traffic light at Schoolhouse Road. Make a left and proceed ¼ mile to Rutgers Boulevard. Turn left onto Rutgers Boulevard and follow signs to sales office.

From the south/Princeton, proceed north on Route 206. Approx. ½ mile after the Princeton Airport, bear right onto Route 533 (River Road). Follow approx. 6 miles and turn right onto Route 514 (Amwell Road). Proceed to traffic light at Mettlers Road. Make a left onto Mettlers Road and follow to the end. Turn left and proceed ¼ mile to Rutgers Boulevard. Turn right onto Rutgers Boulevard and follow signs to sales office.

The GPS address for Summerfields is 63 Schoolhouse Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873.

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