HERITAGE VILLAGE AT SEABREEZE OFFERS AFFORDABILITY AND SOCIAL BENEFITS FOR ADULTS 55 AND OLDER
New Apartment-Rental Community Adding Final Construction Touches
FORKED RIVER, N.J., July 18, 2011 – Residents 55 years of age and older looking for an affordable maintenance-free lifestyle, near friends and family, can have it all at Heritage Village at Seabreeze in Forked River, N.J. Leasing is now underway at the 100-unit apartment-rental community, where Community Investment Strategies (CIS), Inc., reports a high level of interest among individuals and couples throughout New Jersey. The community is adding final construction touches before the first tenants move in later this summer.
“Many people are not sure what an ‘affordable housing community’ means in terms of qualifying to rent at Heritage Village at Seabreeze,” explained Barbara K. Schoor, CIS vice president. “Most are pleasantly surprised to learn they meet the income eligibility requirements to live at this new community, even if they own their own home or have other assets.” Those who earn 60 percent or less of Ocean County’s median income are eligible. In addition, applicants do not have to reside in Forked River to be considered.
Heritage Village at Seabreeze is comprised of 86 one-bedroom and 14 two-bedroom apartments, with spacious contemporary layouts. “For adults who want to downsize, an affordable, maintenance-free apartment community makes financial sense,” said Schoor. “It’s easier to live within one’s means when cost-of-living expenses are reduced and the financial demands of maintaining a home are eliminated. Rather than a mortgage, there is a set rental fee, with no property taxes or extra maintenance or community fees, and lower utility costs.”
Rents range from $858 to $1,024 per month and each apartment is equipped with Energy Star-rated appliances, designed to help residents save as much as 15 percent on energy usage. The apartment units also feature individually controlled central air conditioning and washer/dryer hook-ups.
“Living at Heritage Village means a more enhanced quality of life for residents, who can enjoy new experiences, recreational and social activities, hotel-style amenities and access to supportive services, while having more disposable income,” added Schoor. “It makes financial sense, and that’s what affordable housing is meant to achieve.”
Residents will have access to a community room to entertain guests, socialize with their neighbors and share in an array of planned on-site social and recreational activities. Additional amenities include a fitness center, health and wellness center, computer center, library, laundry facilities and walking trails for unlimited use.
In addition, tenants can travel for extended periods of time without concern for their home. CIS’ on-site management team and superintendent are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, for emergencies. There also is a secure entry system for added peace of mind.
Situated on 10 wooded acres, Heritage Village at Seabreeze is located in close proximity to Garden State Parkway Exit 74. Forked River is a coastal community, offering convenient access to nearby New Jersey shore points, shopping, entertainment and recreation centers.
This summer, prospective tenants can learn more about Heritage Village at Seabreeze by attending open houses every Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CIS is now offering incentives of up to two months free rent at Heritage Village at Seabreeze for future move-ins throughout September and October. The property is located at 1031 Newark Avenue, Forked River. For more information, call (609) 242-1211, or visit www.ciscommunities.com.