ParkVue At Livingston “Simplifies Living” For Pharmaceutical Research Professional

ParkVue At Livingston “Simplifies Living” For Pharmaceutical Research Professional

October 09, 2018

1-Bedroom Luxury Apartments in high demand for area execs

LIVINGSTON, N.J.– When the opportunity arose for Ken Reed to relocate for work, he jumped at the opportunity to find an apartment that truly felt like ‘home’.

“ParkVue at Livingston offered several floor plans that I thought I could love to live in.With other places, I felt I was making sacrifices,” Reed shared. “At ParkVue, I didn’t need to give up on what I truly wanted in a new 1-bedroom apartment.”

A Metuchen, New Jersey native, Reed is a longtime professional in the pharmaceutical research industry. He spent several years traveling to different states before buying a townhouse in Parsippany in 2014 to be close to work. When his office relocated from Parsippany to Warren in 2017, he searchedfor a way to downsize into a one-floor apartment that was close to highways, shopping, and regular hangouts in nearby towns.

“I wanted to simplify my life, and it was time to downsize,” Reed said. “Plus, the only reason I lived in Parsippany was for work, so I was looking forward to exploring a new neighborhood.”

Reed narrowed down his new neighborhoods to South Orange and Livingston, and eventually chose ParkVue because of its intuitive floor plans.

“ParkVue had the floor plan that I really liked – all the rooms have the right amount of space, and the whole layout makes perfect sense,” Reed said. “I like that the kitchen opens up to the living room, which makes it nice to entertain. I also like that the study and the bedroom are tucked to the side.”

Reed moved into the Bel Air residence, a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom loft apartment on the third floor of ParkVue’s first building, in April 2017. He said he was happy to be the unit’s first occupant, noting that he has “an appreciation for new construction.” The 1,062-square-foot apartment features a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors throughout, a walk-in closet in the bedroom, and a sizable den area in addition to the loft. Reed added that the third-floor level and south-facing windows let in welcoming natural sunlight.

“The Bel Air has a study and loft, so it feels more like a three-bedroom apartment than a one-bedroom apartment,” Reed said. “This floor plan supported my vision to have true separate spaces for entertaining and an office.”

Accessibility was also important to Reed, who has arthritic knees. As the stairs in his townhome became more difficult to climb the fact that ParkVue’s elevator offers direct access from the underground parking garage, coupled with the apartment’s single-floor design, made everyday living easier for Reed.

“I wanted to be all on one floor, and I don’t really need to go into the loft that often, so this layout provided tremendous accessibility and simplified daily life,” Reed said. He added that the apartments are well-insulated, saying that “there seems to be a great amount of soundproofing” at ParkVue.

“Once I get into my unit, I don’t hear much of anything – even though I’m in an apartment building, it’s wonderful to feel like I’m in my own cocoon,” Reed said.

The community boasts a private clubhouse with a game room, bar, and lounge. Tenants can break a sweat in the cutting-edge fitness center and cool down in the outdoor swimming pool. Afterwards tenants can fire up the BBQ grills for delicious outdoor dining.

“The people who live here are very nice – it’s always a pleasure to run into them in the common areas,” Reed said.

Just 20 minutes from work in Warren and a quick drive to local hangouts, Reed said that ParkVue’s accessibility to major highways made Livingston the perfect new place to live. “Route 10 has every possible store I’d want to shop and every type of restaurant I’d like to visit,” Reed said. “I also like that I’m close to Route 280, I-80 & 287 and Route 78. In terms of access to highways, I think ParkVue at Livingston is ideal.”

Five apartments are now available for immediate occupancy in Building 4000, which is currently 85% leased.

To tour a furnished unit or learn more about unit availability, please call (973) 251-2454 or visit The leasing center is located at 1 Briggs Circle (GPS 211 Eisenhower Parkway) in Livingston. Hours are Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, Tuesday-Wednesday by appointment, Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. The exclusive marketing and leasing company is Builder Marketing Services.