Seniors seeking to enjoy their retirement years free from the cares of home ownership continue to fuel the strong demand for maintenance-free living at Heritage Pointe of Teaneck, a full-service rental community for active retirees. The community reported a steady leasing activity during 2010, bringing the Teaneck community to more than 70% occupancy at year-end. “People interested generally tour the community and are impressed with the full array of services we offer,” said Community Relations Director Saundra Pomerantz. “They appreciate the size and amenities of the apartments, and the diverse population of our residents and staf
In spite of a still-sluggish housing market in northern New Jersey, Pomerantz said many retirees are placing early deposits on apartments at Heritage Pointe in anticipation of the sale of their house or condominium. “They are attracted to the benefit of full-service retirement living without the worries and expenses of maintaining a home.”
Pomerantz said that although there is limited availability for one-bedroom apartments, several spacious two-bedroom layouts are still available for immediate lease. A variety of floor plans satisfy different tastes with apartments ranging in size from 672 to 824 square feet for a one-bedroom, to more than 1,500 square feet for the largest two-bedroom model. Each apartment is equipped with a fully updated kitchen, washer and dryer, walk-in closets, large windows and well-sized bathrooms.
Full Complement of Services and Amenities
Residents at Heritage Pointe enjoy restaurant-style dining, transportation to appointments and local shopping areas, 24-hour concierge service, and weekly excursions to various cultural and recreational venues throughout the New York metropolitan area. Housekeeping service, daily fitness classes, a fitness room, and on-site wellness center and educational, cultural and social programs and most other services are included in the monthly rent.
A fully furnished guest suite is available for out-of-town family members to stay while visiting residents. Interested individuals can also choose a short-term stay option in order to sample community life before signing a lease and placing a deposit.
A Warm Family Ambiance
In addition to the tangible physical benefits of the Heritage Pointe lifestyle, according to Pomerantz: “The services and programs included in the monthly rent are appealing and many residents say that knowing there is always someone around provides a great sense of security.” In support of this, Pomerantz points to the strong family feeling among Heritage Pointe residents. Several informal clubs have been formed by those who share common interests and hobbies, such as a walking club that hikes through the woodlands that border the property, a knitting club, and the men’s and women’s poker games. Many residents have also referred their friends to the community, which further strengthens the personal connections and the continuing strong interest level in the community. Heritage Pointe offers a $2,500 referral fee to residents who refer a friend or relative who signs a lease.