DREAMING OF A SIMPLER LIFE: FORMER MIDDLESEX COUNTY RESIDENT NOW CALLS HERITAGE VILLAGE AT SEABREEZE IN LACEY TWP HOME
Affordability Attracts 55+ Adults from throughout NY Metro Area
FORKED RIVER, N.J., March 14, 2012 – Ada Mas yearned for what many New York-metropolitan area residents want: a reduced commute to work, more free time and lower cost-of-living expenses. An optical sales representative, the 59-year-old traveled five days a week to her job in Toms River, N.J., from Monroe Township, N.J., and wanted to carve out more free time while cutting her gas, auto and rent expenses. Since moving six months ago to Heritage Village at Seabreeze in Lacey Township, a newly constructed 55+ affordable active adult community, she has been able to achieve all of her goals – and so much more.
“Thanks to the change I was able to make in my own lifestyle, I have been encouraging my neighbors to get more involved in shaping the character of our brand new community,” said Mas, who has helped establish a new Scrabble club and knitting club. “I have a lot of ideas for the future, including a salsa dancing class in the evenings.”
Now, Mas enjoys a 40-minute round-trip commute, as compared to the two-plus-hours she had been spending each weekday on the road traveling to and from Middlesex County. This mother of three and grandmother of four also enjoys being closer to her eldest son, who lives in Freehold, and entertaining friends. Recently, she hosted a handbag party for guests in the Heritage Village Community Room. And, she frequently works out in the on-site state-of-the-art fitness center.
“This is an awesome community where I feel at home. I have tremendous peace-of-mind knowing that my belongings are always safe and my apartment is looked after when I am away,” said Mas, who frequently visits her other two children in the Carolinas, where they are stationed while serving in the armed forces.
Opened last fall, Heritage Village at Seabreeze features an affordable, maintenance-free active-adult lifestyle that boasts contemporary apartment-rental layouts. Each of the 86 one-bedroom and 14 two-bedroom units is equipped with Energy Star-rated appliances, wall-to-wall bedroom carpeting, full size kitchens and ceramic tile bathrooms, private washer/dryer hookups, individually controlled central air conditioning and a private balcony or patio. Monthly rentals are $858 for one-bedroom apartments and $1,024 for two-bedroom units.
In addition to the fitness center and community room, resident amenities include on-site laundry facilities, a computer center, library and outdoor walking paths, all available for unlimited tenant use. The developer, Community Investment Strategies (CIS), Inc. and its affiliate, CIS Management Inc., also provide 24/7 property management services, including a live-in superintendent and recreational and social events. Pets are always welcome.
“Ada has embraced the Heritage Village at Seabreeze lifestyle almost as quickly as we have embraced her and all of our new tenants, whose local ties extend from Staten Island, N.Y., and Middlesex, Ocean and Monmouth counties to Northern New Jersey and Southern New York State,” said Melissa Haupt, Property Manager. “Leasing has been steady and we have already surpassed the 50-percent occupancy mark.”
Heritage Village at Seabreeze is located at 1031 Newark Avenue North in the shore community of Forked River, part of scenic Ocean County. Residents enjoy close proximity to cities such as New York, Atlantic City and Philadelphia. The community is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway at exit 74.
For more information about Heritage Village at Seabreeze, contact the marketing office at 609-242-1211, or visit www.ciscommunities.com.