For Livingston schoolteacher and native, ParkVue at Livingston, a new and exciting place to call home
December 08, 2017
Greer Gelman chose the luxury apartment complex for its amenities, location close to work and family
LIVINGSTON, N.J. December 08, 2017 — For some, moving back to the place they grew up means much of the same — the same grocery store, the same scenery, the same people.
Not so for Greer Gelman, a Livingston native who moved into the brand-new ParkVue at Livingston luxury apartment community over Labor Day Weekend.
“At first glance, it’s obvious that everything is beautiful from the outside-in — the manicured lawns, the landscaping, the whole extraordinary presence when you pull up and walk to your apartment,” Gelman said. “Everything is new; the appliances are state-of-the-art. You can tell that ParkVue put so much pride into the complex they built.”
Gelman, who teaches kindergarten at Collins Elementary School in Livingston, spent several years in New York City before returning to her hometown approximately 10 years ago. Since her return, she has been involved in several community endeavors, including a fundraiser for cancer research called Cycle for Survival and admittance to the Livingston High School Hall of Fame.
“I’ve always been connected to the community, whether as a resident or as a teacher — or as both,” Gelman said. “I was so happy to be back in Livingston after living in the city for several years.”
Gelman decided to change developments after renting for nearly a decade at a nearby, older complex. ParkVue at Livingston’s new construction — the complex broke ground in 2015 and first opened to residents this past summer — initially attracted her to the community, and once she saw the amenities she would receive for her rent, she knew that this was the right place for her.
“I kept my eyes open, and I learned quickly that other apartment buildings in ParkVue’s price range do not even compare to the facilities, grounds and new appliances offered here,” Gelman said. “The price is phenomenal for what you’re getting. It’s not even a question that this is the best value.”
The amenities don’t just stop at new, stainless steel appliances. Each 1 and 2-bedroom model features oversized tile showers, a patio/deck off the living/dining room area in most units, a washer/dryer in the unit, walk-in closet and hardwood floors throughout the main living area. Each unit also includes a secure underground parking space, with direct elevator service leading residents directly to their apartments.
“As someone who lives alone, safety is very important for me,” Gelman said. “I have the full feeling of security and safety living here… I have no problems coming and going at night.”
Outside the apartment, Gelman and all the other ParkVue residents have their choice of activities, from a heated pool and sports courts to barbecue areas and Clubhouse, which features billiards and a lounge. Gelman said she gets the most use of the expansive health and fitness center.
“The gym is the biggest draw for me,” Gelman said. “Like everything else at ParkVue, it’s well managed and very well-maintained. You can tell that the management really thought about the type of fitness equipment to include, and it’s all brand new and super convenient to get to.”
Aside from all the amenities offered by ParkVue at Livingston, Gelman couldn’t be happier with her neighbors.
“Everybody I walk past has a ‘hello’ and a smile,” Gelman said. “Everyone is so respectful of each other, and everyone I pass in the elevator or outside is very nice, especially if you’re new. There’s a true community feel here; everyone I’ve spoken to is so happy living here and feels really good about their move.”
Additionally, Gelman said she was surprised to run into other residents who, like her, grew up in Livingston or were otherwise connected to the township, but all settled on ParkVue as the new and exciting place to live.
“So many people throughout the course of my life have moved into ParkVue, whether they were downsizing or simply looking for a better value for their dollar,” Gelman said. “When I was growing up, there were no communities like this available in Livingston. Everyone lived in a house. It’s a good feeling that everyone can come together in a new, community-oriented place.”
Squiretown Properties, the developers of ParkVue, whose family has lived in Livingston for the past 40 years, have announced the opening of the new Building 3000 for lease. Occupancy is scheduled for January 2018. The building is now 50% leased.
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.