UNION TOWNSHIP, N.J. – At least once a month, residents of The Club at Autumn Ridge in Union Township gather in the active adult community’s clubhouse for Nintendo Wii bowling, pizza and casual conversation. On other nights, they’re painting with water colors, watching movies, hosting guest speakers or getting in shape with a Zumba or Yoga class. There is something for everyone at the clubhouse, because Activities Director Barbara Karp designs the weekly and monthly schedules based on resident input.
“We pride ourselves on the vibrant, social atmosphere residents enjoy here at The Club at Autumn Ridge, and one of the ways we maintain that standard is to communicate regularly with our residents to make sure our activity schedule is meeting their needs,” said Lisa Macchi, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Millennium Homes, the developer of The Club at Autumn Ridge. “Thanks to their suggestions we’ve incorporated a number of new activities, programs and day trips that appeal to a wide variety of interests.”
The Club at Autumn Ridge recently held a St. Patrick’s Day corn beef and cabbage dinner complete with games and other entertainment. Residents are also starting a community garden this spring, planning day trips to Atlantic City and planning several casual gatherings, such as bingo night, karaoke night and make your own sundae night.
New activities at Autumn Ridge often begin at the request of a few residents with a specific interest and end up growing over time. Bridge nights and water aerobics classes started based on the interests of a few enthusiasts and grew to be mainstays on the activities list. Activities are held at various times throughout the day, with many taking place in the evening to accommodate working residents.
In the summer, the pool at The Club at Autumn Ridge becomes the place to be for residents and their guests. Many spend the day relaxing in the sun. Poolside activities and cookouts are scheduled on a regular basis.
The community’s social character isn’t the only thing that makes The Club at Autumn Ridge stand out. The one-of-a-kind collection of 154 rental units offers residents who are 48 and better a maintenance-free, resort-like lifestyle and homes with beautiful interior spaces. Located in the heart of Union Township, the community offers easy access to downtown shopping and dining as well as access to The Garden State Parkway, Route 78, Route 24 and Route 22. A variety of mass transit options are also available, including trains to Newark and New York from the Union train station. The shopping of downtown Westfield and The Short Hills Mall are just a 15-minute drive away; as are the cultural destinations of The Paper Mill Playhouse and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
Rentals at The Club at Autumn Ridge are available in three distinctive layouts ranging from 795 to 1,305 square feet of living space. Each plan offers one or two bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, living and dining areas, ample closet space and a private balcony or patio (per plan). Some homes include garages.
Guests can call (908) 206-9452 to arrange a visit. The community’s Leasing Office is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Tuesday by appointment.
To Visit The Club at Autumn Ridge: From Garden State Parkway North — Take Garden State Parkway South to exit 140 A and merge onto US-22 W. Turn right onto Springfield Road (Charlie Browns on corner). Springfield Road turns into Liberty Ave. Stay on Liberty Ave and make a left onto Ridge Drive staying to the left. Follow signs to the Clubhouse.
From The Garden State Parkway South –Take Garden State Parkway North to Exit 139B (toward Rt. 82W/Union). Come off exit ramp and merge onto Chestnut Street. Continue on Chestnut Street make a slight right onto Stuyvesant Avenue. Take Stuyvesant Avenue to Elmwood (at the memorial) make a sharp left and a quick right onto Johnson Place. Make left at the light onto Morris Avenue (Route 82) Take Morris Avenue to Liberty Avenue. Make a left onto Liberty Avenue. Go through first light and make the first right immediately after the breeze building. Bear left into the Autumn Ridge entrance. Follow signs for the Clubhouse.
About Millennium Homes, a Division of BNE Real Estate Group
Millennium Homes, a division of BNE Real Estate Group, has been dedicated to building quality homes that reach the highest industry standards for design. For more than 50 years, BNE Real Estate Group has been building communities nationwide. Whether apartment residences, condo flats, town homes, single family or homes for active adults, BNE Real Estate Group understands the elements that make a development a true community. BNE Real Estate Group has envisioned and completed over 100 communities that stretch from New Jersey south to Florida and west to Texas and California.