Larken Associates announces the completion and full occupancy of Autumn Ridge, Warren County’s newest luxury residential community, located at 1500 Hyde Boulevard in Lopatcong, N.J. Beginning construction in 2019, the ten-building, 198-unit project is Larken Associates’ largest and most ambitious multifamily project completed to date.
Strategically located just off of Route 57 in Lopatcong, Autumn Ridge is comprised of Autumn Ridge at Lopatcong, which includes 148 garden and garage-style units, and Horizons at Autumn Ridge, an age-restricted residential building with 50 units reserved for the 55+ active adult community. Through combining the affordability and accessibility of a suburban location in Warren County with a resort-like amenity package, flexible residential layouts and on-site property management, Larken Associates sought to forge a community that combines the best of suburban and urban living in one concept.
“Our multifamily development philosophy is based on a recognition that today’s apartment residents increasingly represent a broad cross-generational swath of our society at large,” said David Gardner, President and CEO of Larken Associates. “The immediate success of the Autumn Ridge concept showcases the deep unmet demand from a wide variety of residents for this type of product in the current market. I thank our team for their hard work in bringing this vision to life and I am confident that the success of Autumn Ridge can inspire a new generation of multifamily communities geared to today’s apartment residents.”
Meticulously designed to incorporate the latest trends in multifamily development, no detail in the community has been overlooked. Autumn Ridge at Lopatcong’s variety of spacious one and two-bedroom garden and garage-style apartments for rent with boast gourmet kitchens, in-unit laundry, luxury vinyl plank flooring, quartz kitchen and bathroom countertops, private terraces, and stainless-steel appliances. The community’s one-bedroom apartments also feature dedicated den spaces that are perfect for work from home and virtual learning arrangements.
Featuring the same high-end finishes and in-unit amenities, Horizons at Autumn Ridge is a pet friendly four-story, elevatored building with 50 modern one and two-bedroom apartments. The age-restricted building also boasts a heated private pool as well as a mailroom with a package concierge system, game area with card tables, reading nook, conference room, private gym, lounge with dry bar, and elevator lounges on each floor. With ongoing concerns surrounding social distancing, Larken Associates has also implemented WELLBEATS, a platform that offers thousands of streamable fitness classes that can be enjoyed on the active adult fitness center’s Smart TV or in residents’ homes via the WELLBEATS app. By delivering these dedicated in-demand and flexible amenities, Larken Associates is ensuring that members of the 55+ community can enjoy a wide variety of tailored active and passive activities in one of New Jersey’s most exciting residential communities.
In addition to the cross-generational apartments for lease available at Autumn Ridge, the community features a modern, centrally located clubhouse that boasts an outdoor heated pool with a covered outdoor lounge and a BBQ/grill station, game room, conference room, lounge/dry bar, package concierge system as well as a full onsite fitness center and sensory sensitive playground. Additionally, the pet-friendly community offers a pet washing station, bark park and walking/ biking trails, providing further onsite recreational opportunities for residents.
Incorporating the latest in real estate technologies, every resident receives a key fob to ensure easy access to their apartment and all amenities. Additionally, residents no longer need to worry about accidentally leaving their garage door open as every garage apartment is app-enabled, which allows residents to open and close their garage doors remotely.
The community’s technology integration even extends to its amenity offerings. The clubhouse features app-enabled Sonos speakers and Smart TVs throughout that offer residents easy control over the space’s entertainment features. The clubhouse also offers a package concierge system that makes picking up the latest Amazon package or meal delivery kit easy and secure. The gym’s state-of-the-art workout equipment includes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi-enabled cardio machines that allow gym users to connect their Bluetooth headphones or log in to their Netflix account. The community’s technology also caters to its four-legged residents as the custom dog wash station includes dog-friendly water temperature settings and programmed soap, conditioner, and rinse settings.
Additionally, Autumn Ridge provides onsite property management and 24/7 emergency maintenance from Larken Associates’ highly experienced Larken Living team. Comprised of 22 unique communities made up of approximately 2,500 owned and/or managed residential units across the northeast, the Larken Living portfolio defines excellence in residential real estate development and management.
Lenny Tartamella, COO of Larken Associates added, “Projects like Autumn Ridge are only made possible through combining our full suite of in-house end-to-end real estate development, construction and management capabilities with a team of employees who I consider the best in the business. Through their creativity, dedication and teamwork, we were able to not only build each of these buildings but truly create a community that hundreds of residents are proud to call home.”
Along with Autumn Ridge, Larken Associates has several additional multifamily communities in its pipeline that are currently under construction throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Larken Associates is currently constructing The Reserve at Crosswicks, a 272-market rate and affordable unit residential community in Bordentown, N.J. and Hillsborough Village Center, a 191-market rate and affordable unit mixed-use community in Hillsborough, N.J. The company is also enhancing The Reserve at Copper Chase, their 132-unit multifamily property in York, Pa., with the construction of The Oaks at Copper Chase, a 107-unit luxury multifamily community on the property that broke ground in 2020. Already welcoming its first residents this spring, the Oaks at Copper Chase community currently stands at 65% leased ahead of its full completion in October 2021.
About Larken Associates
Larken Associates is a regional leader in commercial and residential real estate building, development and management. Leveraging over 50 years of experience, they are dedicated to bringing great spaces to live and work to life through a long-term ownership strategy and full suite of in-house capabilities. With a diverse commercial portfolio consisting of nearly three million square feet and 800 tenants across office, industrial, retail and mixed-use and approximately 2,000 owned and/or managed residential rental units across 22 unique communities, Larken Associates is deeply committed to the communities in which they work as well as the tenants and residents who call their buildings home. To learn more about Larken Associates, please visit us at https://www.larkenassociates.com/ and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.