WALLKILL, N.Y.– Lying just over 60 miles from New York City and bordered by New Jersey’s Bergen and Passaic Counties to its south, suburban Orange County, N.Y. has long been a destination for first-time homebuyers and growing families lured by its affordability, commutable location and family-friendly environment.
Ideally situated in its northwest corner, the Town of Wallkill has come to represent all the attributes that make Orange County so desirable for younger families. With the cost of housing closer to Manhattan soaring, this nearly 63 square-mile Township has become home to scores of homebuyers looking for space, comfort and appeal that’s well within their budget.
Such was the case for Santana Holder. With a new baby on the way, Mrs. Holder and her husband knew the time had come to purchase a home for their growing family. The couple had been renting in New Rochelle, N.Y. when they set out to become first-time buyers searching homes throughout the New York Metropolitan area.
“We looked all over the tri-state region and into Orange County, NY,” Mrs. Holder recalls. “Our search spanned from a townhome community near Woodbury, NY to single-family homes and condominiums in Westchester County and New Jersey.”
The Holders extensive research on local housing markets included utilizing online resources which would eventually lead them to Maple Fields, a collection of three-bedroom townhomes being developed by Baker Residential at 31 Schutt Road in Middletown, a five-square mile City in the Town of Wallkill’s southern portion. The quaint new construction neighborhood immediately drew their attention with spacious two-story floorplans and affordable prices.
“The main factors in our new home search were price, location and square footage,” Mrs. Holder says. “Maple Fields filled all those criteria and more compared to other homes in the market.
“For example, we looked at an 810 square-foot condominium in Westchester County that had no washer/dryer and no garage that was priced from $210,000. At Maple Fields, we received a home with more than 2,000 square-feet, double garage and state-of-the art appliances at a very comparable price.”
The Holders purchased a three-bedroom Ramapo townhome at Maple Fields, which boasts 2,274 square feet of living space for their growing family, 2.5 bathrooms and a two-car garage.
Not to be overlooked by the Holders was Maple Fields ideal location near major highways including Route 84 and the New York State Thruway.
“We loved that Middletown was a growing commuter city, just the right distance from Manhattan and upstate New York,” Mrs. Holder says.
With home prices starting from just $259,900, Maple Fields has had strong appeal to first-time homebuyers, many who still work in New York City.
The second phase of well-appointed townhomes has been released for sale at Maple Fields. Homes in the newest phase boast a number of additional upgrades in the purchase price, including stainless steel refrigerator and state-of-the-art washer and dryer. These new appointments join gourmet-inspired kitchens with breakfast nooks, formal dining rooms, attached two-car garages and finished basements as high-end standard features in the homes. Three distinctive three-bedroom townhome designs offered at Maple Fields ranging from 2,274 – 2,329 square-feet of living space.
In addition to magnificent homes, Maple Fields will provide state-of-the-art recreational amenities when complete, including a recreation center with clubhouse and pool, ½ basketball court and a tot lot.
The Maple Fields sales office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information on the community, please call 914-461-9208 or visit http://www.BakerResidential.com.
About Baker Residential
With over 50 years of experience, Baker Residential has been dedicated to bringing quality construction, premiere customer service and detailed design to each and every home. As one of the most respected homebuilders in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, Baker Residential’s primary goal is absolute customer satisfaction.
Homes built by Baker Residential raise the bar for luxury and value in today’s market by offering “A Difference You Can See” with a long list designer amenities, features and appointments included as standard features that allow buyers to clearly distinguish just how much home they are receiving for their money.