Luxury Lifestyle for 55-Plus Active Adults Is Available at The Townhomes at Riverwalk
HANDSOME HOMES: This splendid townhouse is one of the 45 homes available at The Townhomes at Riverwalk, a 55 + active adult community in Plainsboro.
By Jean Stratton
Every detail has been carefully thought about. Every amenity is provided, and everything can be customized to personal taste.
The Townhomes at Riverwalk, a group of 45 homes located at One Riverwalk in Plainsboro, are now ready for occupancy. An active adult community for those 55 and older, this is a unique opportunity featuring a club membership program, which offers shared amenities and services with the neighboring rental community, Ovation at Riverwalk.
“Sharing the clubhouse amenities is a new concept in New Jersey,” explains Anna Shulkina, realtor at Re/Max of Princeton, who is the listing agent for the Riverwalk Townhomes, “This is really a special benefit of living here. As club members, residents can enjoy the restaurants, gym, swimming pool, library, game room, etc. The monthly maintenance fee includes access to all these club amenities.”
Owned by MVB Riverwalk Urban Renewal LLC, which is headquartered in Philadelphia, The Townhomes is a grouping of eight buildings, including four different home models. They offer owners opportunities for customized materials, a variety of cabinet and countertop colors, and floor plans.
“The four models offer different options, including a sunroom and even an elevator,” points out Shulkina. “The style of the homes is traditional with an open concept.”
Among the features are Mullican oak hardwood flooring, 9-foot ceilings throughout the first floor, and quality Nych 25 carpet in all bedrooms. MOEN Lindor bath fixtures, cabinets with cultured marble vanity tops and choice of colors, ceramic tile flooring in master and hall bathrooms, and first floor powder room with pedestal sink are all included.
The kitchens offer quality Aristokraft cabinets with wide choices of color; granite countertops with color choices, and stainless steel GE Profile appliance package, including gas oven/range, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator.
All models offer three bedrooms and two and a half baths. They vary in size and square footage, but all have two-car garages and patios.
Exterior features include selected front and side brick façade; HardiePlank siding; Andersen 400 series double-hung, tilt wash, insulated glass windows; and exterior front and back lights.
“The quality of construction is excellent,” reports Shulkina. “It’s all top-of-the-line in every way. MVB is a unique builder, and has thought of every detail, with the focus on providing a lifestyle, not just a cookie-cutter new construction house in a 55 + community.”
Shilkina adds that in addition to the clubhouse format that sets The Townhomes at Riverwalk apart, the location is a key component. “Location is everything. The Townhomes are three miles from Princeton and a mile and a half from Plainsboro Village. The hospital and Merwick Care and Rehabilitation Center are within walking distance, and it is a very scenic setting, with walking trails and paths along the Millstone River.
“They are also an hour from New York City and Philadelphia, and from the New Jersey shore. The Princeton Junction railroad station is less than 10 minutes away.”
And, as she has mentioned, the amenities available to residents are extensive and really similar to those in a private club. Everything is dedicated to making life easier for residents.
A full-time, 24/7 concierge can help with directions, tee times at nearby golf courses, arrange for theater tickets, reservations, and more.
The library; game room; fully-equipped fitness center (with fitness coach and personal trainer); yoga studio; massage therapy; hair salon; year-round indoor/outdoor swimming pool; virtual simulated sports center for golf, hockey, and other sports; a real putting green; and bocce court are just some of the amenities.
In addition, there will be opportunities to attend classes, seminars, and lectures.
The dining opportunities are exceptional. Several restaurants and cafes offer a variety of cuisines from casual to formal.
The 609 Bar and Piano Lounge features casual dining, artisanal cocktails, and craft beers, as well as music. The Garden Restaurant provides breakfast and lunch in a “smart-casual” cafe atmosphere, while Classified is an upscale steakhouse, featuring an Art Deco-style motif.
2nd Home Kitchen offers a demo kitchen for tastings and classes with the in-house executive chef and also guest chefs. It will be a real gathering place for foodies. And for those wanting that special morning brew, the Riverwalk Coffee House offers fresh-roasted coffee as well as specialty teas, and smoothies. Light fare, including fresh-baked pastries and more, is also available.
“The amenities here are truly unique in the area and similar only to some of the finest places in New York or special luxury resorts,” says Shulkina. “How lucky we are to have them here.”
The opening of The Townhomes occurs at a time when more people are leaving the cities and moving to the suburbs because of COVID-19, Shulkina adds.
“The area has definitely seen an influx of people who have left New York City due to the virus. This part of New Jersey, although pricey because of our great schools and proximity to Princeton, is very appealing. And The Townhomes, with their spacious floor plans and environment, offer all sorts of space for people to enjoy a quieter and pleasant lifestyle. Also, even during the virus, the chance for social engagement is so important.
“In addition, we are getting a lot of interest from people in Princeton and the area, who are beginning to downsize. But they still want the advantages and opportunities that they can have being near Princeton.”
For those looking forward to a new lifestyle with a range of extraordinary amenities, an attractive setting, which will include landscaped park-like surroundings, The Townhomes at Riverwalk can be an ideal match. They also offer the chance to be in a brand-new building, free of lingering viruses, mold, or other concerns.
“There is so much to offer here,” emphasizes Anna Shulkina. “I enjoy meeting people and introducing them to this wonderful place. I can help their dream come true, as they find the perfect place to live. In fact, as I look ahead, I would consider moving here myself. It is an exciting new venture!”