For Livingston Couple, ParkVue Luxury Apartments Was Love At First Sight
February 14, 2018
Marsha and Richard Larner downsize their living space, gain a vibrant new community in the process
LIVINGSTON, N.J. February 14, 2018 — When it came time to downsize their three-bedroom triplex condominium, Marsha and Richard Larner turned to ParkVue at Livingston – the community they frequently passed while running errands along Eisenhower Parkway in Livingston, N.J.
“One day, we just asked ourselves why we needed to deal with all this space, so many stairs and maintenance fees,” Marsha said. “We always wondered about ParkVue every time we drove by. We pulled in on a whim one day, walked into the leasing office and immediately fell in love with the community.”
Marsha, a retired fashion editor and singles event planner, and Richard, a retired nail polish manufacturer and commercial real estate professional, chose The Heritage, a 2-bedroom, 2-bath unit. They moved after living 12 years at the Regency Club in Livingston.
The Heritage features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring, an in-unit washer/dryer, and plenty of windows so their new home is always filled with natural sunlight. Faced with increased maintenance costs and breakdowns in their old condo, moving into brand-new construction meant less maintenance for the Larners, as well.
“Who needs all this,”Marsha said. “It was enough already. We were ready to live in a rental community like ParkVue which has an on-site maintenance team to handle these repairs and replacements for us.”
Marsha added that a move close by meant that they did not need to find new service providers or change their normal shopping destinations — they’re still just a heartbeat away from the Route 10 commerce corridor.
“Grocery stores, banks, pharmacies — everything is on Route 10,” Marsha said. “Turn right, and we’re at the Livingston Mall. Turn left and we’re close to Nordstrom Rack, Bed, Bath and Beyond, The Container Store and Costco, among others. The Short Hills Mall is just six minutes away. We have everything at our fingertips — we didn’t need to change any of our regular destinations.”
The Larners said the apartment is designed in a way which provides the same amount of space as their old condominium.
“The architect who designed the apartment used every inch of space,” Marsha said. “The closets and kitchen cabinets are extremely generous. The Heritage holds as much as our condo held, something I never visualized until we moved in.”
According to Richard, ParkVue’s attentive management team addresses any maintenance needs quickly, and often without needing to be notified.
“When I let management know about an issue, whether it’s in a communal space or in our home, it’s always fixed the next day,” Richard said. “The owners, management team and maintenance team take great care of the property. There are crews vacuuming and mopping every single day. Everything is always taken care of and you don’t even need to think about them.”
“We hear from many tenants like the Larners who moved to ParkVue because they simply don’t want to maintain a large home anymore,” added Eli Montag, Director of Leasing for ParkVue at Livingston. “ParkVue’s management team takes care of everything from shoveling the sidewalks to replacing appliances that break down. Our residents can relax knowing that the on-site management team provides a maintenance-free lifestyle to all the residents.”
When they’re not spending time in their new apartment, Marsha and Richard can be found taking advantage of ParkVue at Livingston’s many amenities. Richard uses the state-of-the-art fitness center every morning, while the couple attends social events hosted by ParkVue management. And when their granddaughters and great granddaughter come to visit, there’s plenty for them to do as a family: the kids love to swim at the pool and play billiards in the clubhouse.
“We meet neighbors at the clubhouse’s social events who we wouldn’t have otherwise met,” Marsha said. “The complex is diverse and filled with friendly, wonderful people.”
“It’s a pleasure living here,” Richard added.
Squiretown Properties, the developers of ParkVue, whose family has lived in Livingston for the past 40 years, recently announced the opening of Building 3000 for lease.“Apartments are available for immediate occupancy,” says Montag,” but the building is already over 60% leased so I encourage those interested to act fast.”
To tour a furnished unit or learn more about unit availability, please call (973) 251-2454 or visit www.RENTPARKVUE.com. The leasing center is located at 1 Briggs Circle (GPS 211 Eisenhower Parkway) in Livingston. Hours at the leasing office are Monday-Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The exclusive marketing and leasing company is Builder Marketing Services.