Four Seasons offers active adult lifestyle

Amenities include a 17,000-square-foot clubhouse with fitness center, library, computer and game rooms, plus indoor/outdoor aquatic centers.

   Walt Nerlick will turn 55 by the time he moves into his new home at Four Seasons at Upper Freehold and he’s planning to make some changes in his lifestyle. That’s one reason he decided to buy a home at K. Hovnanian’s newest active adult community.
   Mr. Nerlick, who is single, lives in a townhome in Manalapan. It’s a great home — completely paid off — in a nice neighborhood full of kids, young families and activity. All are good reasons to move, said Mr. Nerlick. He’d been "sort of" looking for a while when a friend told him about Four Seasons at Upper Freehold.

Philip Mischner, left, of K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Upper Freehold is joined by buyer Walt Nerlick.

   "I wanted to capture the investment of my townhome by selling it and reinvesting in another home," he said. "I also wanted to move to a quieter place. The active-adult lifestyle seemed perfect."
   Mr. Nerlick chose the Bonaire, a 1,750-square-foot home with two bedrooms, two baths and a two-car garage. He added a sunroom, bay windows, upgraded the lighting and added an attic storage area over the garage. He also chose several kitchen options.
   "The kitchen is an important room," he said. "It opens into the family room and flows right into the sunroom. It’s laid out very nicely and it’s where I’ll be spending a lot of my time with friends."
   In fact, the family room was so nice, he decided he really didn’t need the living room. Mr. Nerlick chose to have the open living and dining rooms divided and make the living room into a private den. The addition of the bay window, he said, would make it roomier.
   Mr. Nerlick said he’s looking forward to moving to Four Seasons at Upper Freehold. He calls the area rural and beautiful, and said he looks forward to taking advantage of the nearby golf courses. He added that he can’t wait to use the clubhouse.
   "The clubhouse is going to include a computer room and fitness center," he said. "The pool also will be good for me. I have a rowing machine now. I can throw that away since I can walk to the clubhouse."
   With 10 different home styles to choose from and an active lifestyle, K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Upper Freehold offers all of the ingredients that have made the Four Seasons lifestyle the winner of many regional and national honors.
   Each of the 387 homes here will conform to the New Jersey Energy Star Home program, providing homeowners with improved comfort and up to 30 percent cost savings on average bills. A spacious ranch-style, single-family home at Four Seasons is priced from the mid $200s.
   Four Seasons residents live in the beautiful Monmouth County countryside, surrounded by golf courses and ranked among the best places to live in America. Residents can walk to the historic Allentown Shopping District, with a general store, restaurants, antique shops and art galleries. Another easy walk is to a park with ponds, a picnic area with benches and barbecues. The Cream Ridge Winery, The Horse Park of New Jersey and Princeton are close by.
   Four Seasons is set on 178.7 park-like acres filled with lush landscaping, ponds, cul-de sacs, walking paths, a gazebo and benches. Gently curving streets allow most homes to back up to open space. There is city water, sewer and gas service to each home and sidewalks on all streets.
   Amenities include the 17,000-square-foot clubhouse. It includes a fitness center, a library, billiard, card, computer and craft rooms, a grand ballroom beside a catering kitchen for parties and meetings. There’s even an indoor aquatic center with a swimming pool, sauna and changing rooms. Outdoors, a broad terrace with chairs, tables and umbrellas, an outdoor swimming pool with sundecks, a horseshoe area, a chipping and putting green, community garden and tennis and boccie courts are featured.
   Four Seasons’ single-level homes range up to three bedrooms, two baths and almost 2,500 square feet of living space plus a two-car garage. Two distinctive loft plans increase the living space available to nearly 3,500 square feet.
   Visitors will find great rooms and family rooms open to gourmet kitchens with breakfast nooks and pantry closets. Luxurious master suites can have oversized baths, walk-in closets and cathedral ceilings. There are storage closets and full laundry rooms. Interior flexibility allows each family to make a variety of personal choices, such as cathedral ceilings, fireplaces, bay windows, a sunroom and a spacious storage room above the garage.
   Residents are minutes from Route 195, the New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 9, 18, 33 and Interstate 295. They are only 20 minutes from Princeton or Trenton, 25 minutes from the Jersey Shore, under an hour from Atlantic City and Philadelphia and only an hour-and-a-half drive from New York City. Exceptional shopping at malls, trendy boutiques or unique small stores is close at hand.
   The sales office phone is (609) 208-0576. To reach Four Seasons at Upper Freehold from the Garden State Parkway (North or South), take Exit 98, follow the signs onto Interstate-195 West and take Exit 8 (Allentown). Bear left onto Route 539 (Old York Road). Go through town and turn left on Ellisdale Road and Four Seasons is about one-half mile ahead on the right.
   From the New Jersey Turnpike (North or South), take Exit 7A, follow the signs onto I-195 East and take Exit 8 (Allentown). Go through town and turn left on Ellisdale Road, and Four Seasons is about one-half mile ahead on right.