During the recent 2017 Smart Growth Awards ceremony, Woodmont Metro at Metuchen Station, located across from New Jersey Transit’s Metuchen train station, was named a Smart Growth award winner by the New Jersey Future committee!
New Jersey Future and the Smart Growth Award
As a non-profit organization, New Jersey Future works tirelessly toward smarter growth, redefining development and infrastructure within the state. The organization’s main goals are to fill New Jersey’s cities and townships with diverse transportation options, safe and affordable neighborhoods for all ages and a stronger economy.
Thanks to its research, advocacy and experience, New Jersey Future has been meeting these objectives with a can-do attitude. The Smart Growth Awards honor places in New Jersey that plan and develop in a smart way.
Filling the Needs of Metuchen
Thanks to its hard work and hands-on experience, New Jersey Future reached out to the community of Metuchen and asked what was most important to them. Residents of Metuchen and the New Jersey Future board generally agreed that a public gathering space and better connections between Main Street and NJ Transit’s Metuchen train station both were high on the list. New Jersey Future also had the end goal of making the housing stock in the area more diverse, inviting both Millennials who are just beginning to commute to and from their blossoming careers, as well as Baby Boomers who are looking to downsize.
Additionally – according to the 2011-2015 American Community Survey – roughly 80 percent of Metuchen citizens lived in housing they owned, so New Jersey Future had been pushing to play around with those numbers a bit, providing more apartment homes to be rented out. The community especially voiced that the public space was something that their beautiful borough of Metuchen was truly missing. They also envisioned a place where outdoor events could take place to enhance the overall atmosphere and morale among residents.
Transit-Friendly Luxury Apartment Homes
When Metuchen received a Smart Future grant to help get the ball rolling, town officials were excited to further establish the borough as a transit-oriented community with walkable paths and other pedestrian-friendly elements. Once they got the go-ahead, Woodmont Properties – a property management company that has been active since 1963 – got to work right away, and began realizing the dreams of the Metuchen community.
Built on top of what used to be the commuter surface parking lot, design and planning began for the Woodmont Metro luxury apartment homes. The complex consists of 273 housing units for rent. Approximately 600 commuter parking spaces were salvaged in the new structure of the parking lot, and only 125 more spaces needed to be added.
Woodmont Metro: A Step in the Right Direction
Both the borough of Metuchen and its residents are very pleased with the positive feedback they have received regarding the new Woodmont Metro apartment community. Aside from the fact that it has met every goal that town officials and New Jersey Future had in mind – establishing a more diverse housing market, creating better connections between Main Street and NJ Transit’s Metuchen train station and providing a public gathering space – the luxury apartment homes are unmatched in the area.
The beautifully designed floor plans are both roomy and practical, regardless of the number of bedrooms and bathrooms it has. The apartment features in each layout are unique and accommodating. Those features for renters include kitchens with state-of-the-art finishings, full-size, front-loading washers and dryers, designer master baths, 9-foot ceilings, oversized, walk-in closets and an electronic keyless entry system. The Woodmont Metro community also provides a clubroom, courtyard swimming pool, BBQ grilling areas, a strength and cardio center and a game room with a sports bar and billiard table for its valued residents.
Move In to Metuchen’s Woodmont Metro Today
It’s safe to say that the transit-oriented development of Woodmont Metro at Metuchen Station received a well-earned New Jersey Future award. If you’re interested in moving into one of these stunning luxury apartment homes, or would like to come see these in person, don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 844-609-2682.