Why This Is Important For You
West Orange townhouses are a bargain compared to Bergen County prices. While I am a Bergen County real estate agent, I made it a point to know about other locations too. As a result, I can get you a much better purchase because I can show you more options. West Orange townhouses are about half what they would cost in Bergen County. When I have buyers who don’t need the Bergen County location, I bring them there.
Here’s another example: Lincoln Park NJ. In Lincoln Park you will find the Hovnanian Society Hill townhouses just like you will in Mahwah. Because Lincoln Park is further from Manhattan, they are less expensive. They also have more amenities such as a 9 hole golf course. If you don’t need to be in Bergen County this could be much better for you.
The Villas at Crown View
Crown View is a gated community staffed by a guard 24/7. There is an outdoor pool, tennis courts, playground, exercise room and jogging/walking paths along a lake. These are stand alone townhouses. That’s right – not connected to another. As a result, it’s like buying your own house. Crown View is also pet friendly. You can have as many cats or dogs or whatever as you wish.
There are several townhouse styles with the smallest being at 1,884 sq ft and the largest at 2,307 sq ft for the 1st and 2nd floors. They all have very large 2 car attached garages and are 3 bedrooms with 2.5 baths. The floor plans are like a colonial home. You’ll find a living room, dining room, kitchen, powder room and family room on the 1st floor. The 2nd floor has a Master Suite with 2 walk in closets and large full bath. There are also 2 other bedrooms, a laundry closet and an open loft area.
These units have have nice basements that can be finished with decent ceiling heights. If you finish the basement your living space comes to nearly 3,000 sq ft for the smaller units.
Some of the larger units have deep yards that back onto the lake side of the street. Those can sell for just over $500,000. Many recent sales for the average sized units have been in the low to mid 400’s.
Maintenance fees are moderate at $410 per month. This includes all the amenities, snow removal (including your front steps and walk) and exterior lawn/plantings. Property taxes, however, are higher than what you’ll find in Bergen County. I’d say that property taxes will cost you about $275 more per month than a similar sized townhouse in Bergen County. However the sales price will be roughly half.
Let’s figure this on a mortgage. If a similar Bergen County townhouse will cost at least $750-800,000 that’s about $1,500 more per month. This is why it’s such a deal. You save at least $1,225 per month or $240,000 in mortgage dollars.
Crown View is literally across the street from Eagle Rock Nature Preserve. It’s a 5 minute drive to shopping malls where you’ll find everything you need from a CVS to Whole Foods. West Orange has free jitney service to a short train commute to Penn Station. There is also an express commuting bus to NYC that stops by the front gate. Newark Liberty Airport is 25 minutes away by car. Want to shop till you drop? The upscale Short Hills Mall is 20 minutes away. The Lincoln Tunnel to NYC is 35 minutes away.
West Orange Townhouses
I love Bergen County but sometimes it’s important and better for my clients to show them opportunities elsewhere. Click this link to take a look at my listing at 1091 Smith Manor Road. This Crown View townhouse has a fireplace in the Master Bedroom and a built in wet bar in the family room. It wasn’t updated but I’m sure you’ll agree it’s very pretty.
There are other gated townhouse communities nearby. Consider them. The value is terrific and the location is ideal. West Orange townhouses are a great deal for many consumers. If you’d like to see some of these townhomes, just get in touch with me.