April 16, 2019
SOMERVILLE, NJ – Sterling Properties has successfully executed the leasing program at SOMA less than three months after the four-story luxury rental building opened its doors to the public in downtown Somerville.
Located at 110 South Bridge Street and just a short walk from the New Jersey Transit train station and the bustling Division Street Plaza and Main Street Corridor, the collection of 69 upscale homes effectively tapped into the growing demand for luxury apartment living in an ultra-convenient downtown setting.
In fact, many of the pioneering renters at SOMA were single-professionals and young couples seeking the excitement of an urban-style environment with walkable access to nightlife, dining and shopping as well as close proximity to mass transportation all at a price more competitive than city centers like Hoboken and Morristown.
“To complete our leasing program in such a short period of time is a testament to the desirability of Somerville as a premium lifestyle hub and an affordable alternative to some of the state’s more publicized towns,” says Nick Hollenbeck, Director of Sales and Marketing for Sterling Properties. “Somerville is well positioned to be New Jersey’s next great downtown and we knew introducing a fun and contemporary residential address such as SOMA would satisfy the hunger for a modern building that’s a quick walk from all that makes this Somerset County borough so attractive.”
Enhancing the walkability and activity-rich lifestyle at SOMA is its location one block from New Jersey Transit’s Somerville Station with service into Newark Penn Station and New York City, bringing all the business, cultural and entertainment delights of Manhattan and northern New Jersey within easy reach.
Closer to home, downtown Somerville has been named one of the state’s “Great Places” by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association and was a 2018 recipient of a NJ Future Smart Growth Award for its efforts to create a welcoming and walkable retail and residential district. The bustling tree-lined district draws thousands of visitors each year to delight in its local shops, boutiques, art galleries, fine restaurants, and many events hosted by the Downtown Somerville Association.
SOMA offers a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom homes ranging from 594 to 1,290 square feet of space and feature tall ceilings, washer/dryer in every unit, stainless steel appliances and designer finishes.
Designed by Comito Associates, the building blends seamlessly with the architectural landscape of downtown Somerville. SOMA has been built to meet LEED Gold standards from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which will not only reduce the building’s carbon footprint and minimize its impact on the environment, but also provide residents significant savings by lowering monthly energy bills and more.
“As part of our LEED efforts, we’ve instituted a bike share program our residents will be sure to appreciate,” Mr. Hollenbeck says. “Rather than getting in a car, they will have access to bikes which will allow them to pedal downtown, save on emissions and also shop locally.”
SOMA also offers a state-of-the-art fitness studio and tech lounge. Interior Design firm Mary Cook & Associates designed the project’s unit interiors and common space.
About Sterling Properties
Sterling Properties is widely recognized as a multi-faceted development organization with a wide range of upscale real estate including residential, office and commercial communities throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut. For additional information on the company, please visit http://www.sterlingpropertiesnj.com or call (973) 535‑1888.