The Essex model at Premier Development’s Summerfields

SOMERSET COUNTY, N.J. – All signs are pointing to a recovery in the housing market and nowhere is the renewed sense of buyer confidence more evident than at Summerfields, the exclusive collection of non-age restricted single-family homes in Somerset County’s Franklin Township.

Homebuyers continue to rush to the community where incredibly affordable prices and historically low interest rates are making the American Dream of homeownership more attainable than ever. The heightened buyer interest at Summerfields has resulted in strong early summer sales activity with more than 100 homes already sold in Phase I.

“Interested purchasers are visiting our sales office in large numbers spurred in part by recent encouraging news about the housing market,” says Sally Christie, Sales Manager for Premier Development. “They’ve also heard about the incredible purchasing opportunities that still exist in our current inventory which incorporate all the elements homebuyers desire — spacious single-family homes in a distinctly suburban environment and prices well within their budget.

“It’s the perfect combination and many are deciding to act now before it’s too late.” Homes at Summerfields are priced from just $399,900.

Two new model homes are now open for viewing at the community, including a decorated four-bedroom Essex model and a magnificent four-bedroom Sussex model with 3 ½ baths and a first-floor master bedroom or “in-law” suite.

The new homes join the existing Mercer model to provide visitors a comprehensive look at the exceptional living spaces, dramatic elegance and considerable value found in each Summerfields home.

Many of the homebuyers at Summerfields are traveling from expensive communities found along New Jersey’s Hudson River “Gold Coast” hoping to escape the hustle-and-bustle of urban living and significantly improve their quality of life.

“Several of our recent purchasers have been young professionals and growing families living in luxury rental buildings in places such as Jersey City and Hoboken,” Ms. Christie points out.

Seven three-and four-bedroom single-family designs are offered at Summerfields, ranging from approximately 2,000 to approximately 3,400 square-feet. Homes at Summerfields are being developed under the guidelines of the NJ Energy Efficient Homes Program.

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 and just 20-minutes from the Outer Bridge Crossing into Staten Island.

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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