Daughter is Wowed by New Digs; Cancels Home Search to Move In
OLD BRIDGE, NJ – After living in their single-family home in Marlboro for 30 years and raising a family there, John and Lisa Risitano were ready for a change. Their daughter Melissa was moving out and they knew they would soon have much more space than they needed.
The Risitanos began looking for apartments in the area that offered a low-maintenance lifestyle, elevator service and spacious layouts. They were amazed when they visited 99 Bridge, the new luxury rental community in Old Bridge.
The residences at 99 Bridge were on another level when compared to other nearby apartment buildings. The interiors were attractive, and all of the finishes, appliances, and amenities were high-end. They fell in love with a particularly spacious layout and quickly signed a lease.
The best part was that Melissa loved 99 Bridge too. Having recently married, she and her husband Peter were planning to buy a house. But when they saw everything that 99 Bridge offered, they canceled their home search and signed a lease. Now the Risitanos live just down the hall from their daughter and son-in-law.
“This was the first time in 30 years that we were going to live in an apartment, and we were really taken aback when we saw it. Everything was gorgeous, high-tech, and high-end. You could see that they really spent money on the place,” Mr. Risitano said. “Our daughter was with us when we saw the apartment and she said ‘this is so beautiful.’ With the housing market so crazy right now, she and her husband decided to rent instead of buying and now they live just around the corner from us.”
The Risitanos moved to 99 Bridge in October. They weren’t sure what to expect from apartment living, but it turned out to be just as comfortable and convenient as living in their old home. The residences are quiet. The doors are well made and block hallway noise. Security is a non-issue, with so many safety protocols in place. There is a cleaning staff that visits the building every day to clean, vacuum and sanitize communal spaces. The development team – BNE Real Estate Group, LPZ, and Sterling Properties – had thought of every detail.
“When we walked into this apartment, we knew it was right for us,” Mr. Risitano said. “The high ceilings caught our eye right away. The bathroom is gorgeous and all of the appliances in the kitchen are top of the line. Even in brand new houses, you don’t always find a kitchen that is this nice.”
Each residence at 99 Bridge includes nine-foot ceilings, custom modular closets, complimentary window treatments, and an in-unit washer & dryer. Kitchens are outfitted with white quartz countertops, espresso cabinetry, modern stainless-steel appliances, full-height tiled walls and backsplashes, and gas ranges. Private outdoor space is also available in select residences.
The Risitanos new residence is in the perfect location, overlooking the outdoor pool at 99 Bridge, one of the many amenities they plan to use regularly after settling in. Other amenities available to them and all residents include state-of-the-art fitness facilities with virtual training technology, a coffee bar, children’s playroom, billiards, shuffleboard, and a variety of recreation and relaxation spaces. Outside, there are BBQs, dining areas, an outdoor bar with TV, lawn areas and fire pits, in addition to the pool. Residents also enjoy access to secure Amazon® package lockers, on-site parking and 24/7 onsite maintenance. As a pet-friendly community, 99 Bridge also features a pet spa and a dog run.
The location of 99 Bridge at the nexus of Route 9 and Route 18 is perfect for the Risitanos. It is near family in Sayreville and Matawan and only 10 minutes from their old neighborhood in Marlboro. Route 9 and Route 18 easily connect to other major roads, such as the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike. Mr. Risitano’s commute to Newark is easier than it used to be thanks to the highway proximity, and the Jersey shore is about a 22-mile drive away. The Risitanos can walk to the Acme supermarket or Wawa convenience store, and dozens of restaurants, shops and service businesses are a short drive away on Route 9.
“The location is dynamite,” Mr. Risitano said. “You can’t beat the convenience of being close to Route 9 and Route 18. You can go to the shore. You can go to New Brunswick. You can go to the Garden State Parkway. There’s an Acme and a Wawa right across the street. We like to go down the shore a lot, and I work in Newark, so the location is perfect for us.”
99 Bridge is about a one-hour drive from Manhattan and a one-hour and 20-minute drive from Philadelphia. NJ TRANSIT rail service is available in the neighboring town of Matawan and NJ TRANSIT and Academy Bus both run commuter buses from Old Bridge Township daily.
Rental rates at 99 Bridge start from $2,295/month, with special grand opening incentives of up to two months free plus a $2,000 rent credit available for a limited time. The community is located at 99 Old Amboy Road in Old Bridge, New Jersey, just off of Route 9.
For more information or to arrange a tour of the community, visit www.Rent99Bridge.com or call 732-970-8444.