Many of you know that already. A new train station in North Brunswick along the Northeast Corridor Line, in a new urban village off Route 1 across from the Regal Theater. But for some of you this may be news, and for all of you the timeframe is a complete mystery.
Here’s what’s known, collected from random sources: The new North Brunswick Transit Village has been under construction for a few years now, with Costco and Target already doing brisk business on the site. The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille and a Panera just opened, and their parking lots are reasonably full. A Hyatt facility is planned for the site, along with several other eateries and a bank.
What would a village be without homes, and new townhouses at the rear of the village are under construction, some finished, and many already sold. The models are open, if you want to take a peek. Homes are for sale, but a good number are available for rent as well. The four-story townhomes with a two-car garage, finished loft and outside terrace start at $554,000 for the 2,198 SF models, and rentals range from $2,750 to $3,300.
But what about the train station? That’s coming, although no one can pin down a time. I’ve heard two years from now, I’ve heard five. But it’s definitely coming, and if you’re a Village Person type who dreams of living steps away from shopping and transportation, this location just may be for you.
Oh, and the bus to New York City that currently stops at Governors Pointe will swing through the village as well. Commuting doesn’t get much easier than this.
The village is a work in progress, but it’s a badly needed addition to this area that will have a positive impact on home prices in North and South Brunswick. Reach out to me if you have any idle questions or want to know more about sales and rentals in the village.