Roedels Split Time Between Palmer Square and LBI for Best of Both Worlds Lifestyle

Arthur Roedel summed up his decision to move to Palmer Square in downtown Princeton with one simple sentiment: “It was time to make it about me.”

Mr. Roedel spent the past 37 years living with his wife Debbie in South Brunswick where he still runs his business, but the time had come to make a change.

“When I was a kid, my goal was to make sure I always gave back to my community and those around me,” he said.  “When I turned 73, it was time to focus on me.  Debbie and I always wanted to live in an environment where we could walk to dinner, to get coffee or just some ice cream.  Palmer Square was the only location we looked at.  We knew this was where we wanted to live.”

The Roedels initially opted for a two-story residence at Palmer Square, which features a new collection of luxury homes integrated into a vibrant array of boutique shops and dining options across from Princeton University.  The couple later decided that single-level living was a better fit for them, and moved into a spacious one-story floor plan with nearly 2,400 square feet of living space.  The flexibility to make the change stems from Palmer Square’s myriad of residential options ranging from single-level and duplex condominiums to multi-story townhomes to rental residences.

“We love the open layout of our new home,” said Mr. Roedel.  “The grounds here are immaculate and well-maintained.  And while we enjoy being able to walk to all of the shops and restaurants within Palmer Square, we also appreciate the privacy this community affords us.”

Their desire to balance the vibrancy of Palmer Square with some quiet solitude is further achieved through semi-monthly trips to Long Beach Island, where Mr. Roedel has been visiting for decades.

“It’s really a best-of-both-worlds scenario,” said Mr. Roedel.  “We enjoy the energy and convenience of Palmer Square coupled with the peacefulness of LBI.  It’s everything we wanted.”

Palmer Square in Downtown Princeton Launches Newly-Designed PalmerSquareResidences.com

palmer-square-residences-websitePRINCETON, NJ – Palmer Square announced today the launch of the community’s newly-redesigned residential website, www.PalmerSquareResidences.com.  The improved website represents a ground-up redesign to better showcase Palmer Square’s collection of sophisticated homes and incomparable location in the heart of downtown Princeton.

Blending improved functionality with a strong design aesthetic, the website features new interior and exterior photography and videos of the community’s distinctive multi-story townhomes and single-level flats.  A separate photo gallery captures the unique charm and appeal of Palmer Square’s picturesque surroundings, including Princeton University’s historic campus and the area’s vibrant shopping and dining landscape.  Prospective buyers and renters can access real-time availability of for-sale and rental homes, download and print 3D floorplans, view pertinent details on amenities and finishes, and “tour” the culturally-rich neighborhood through an illustrative map that links to 50 points of interest.

“We developed the new website to create a more positive user experience for our future residents,” said Lori Rabon, Vice President of Palmer Square.  “We also wanted the site to reflect the unique and sophisticated lifestyle offered at Palmer Square which is ideally located in the heart of one of the country’s most desirable places to live.  We believe the new website accomplishes both objectives and are delighted to now launch it to the public.” [Read more…]

Palmer Square’s Luxury Rental Residences Provide an Appealing Princeton Living Alternative

palmer-square-exteriorIn today’s residential market, living in luxury doesn’t necessarily require the purchase of a home.  From Millennials to Generation X-ers to Baby Boomers, more and more people are choosing to rent, and in some cases, the high-end options available to them have become virtually impossible to distinguish from for-sale properties.

In downtown Princeton, for example, Palmer Square has successfully drawn discerning homebuyers with an incomparable location directly across from Princeton University, a vibrant array of shopping and dining options, and a collection of new condominium and townhome residences that combine sophisticated living spaces with architectural charm.  Those same attributes are also present in the community’s rental residences, which come with a level of flexibility some new Princeton residents are looking for.

“The common denominator is the appeal of Palmer Square’s location in the heart of this dynamic setting which allows residents to live just steps from acclaimed shops, restaurants, culture, arts and education,” says Lori Rabon, Vice President of Palmer Square.  “While some are ready to make a long-term commitment to the area with a new home purchase, others prefer the freedom of renting which might align with employment contracts or their children attending Princeton schools.  In either case, Palmer Square delivers the quality, luxury and lifestyle they’re looking for.” [Read more…]

Palmer Square’s Luxury Rental Residences Provide an Appealing Princeton Living Alternative

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In today’s residential market, living in luxury doesn’t necessarily require the purchase of a home.  From Millennials to Generation X-ers to Baby Boomers, more and more people are choosing to rent, and in some cases, the high-end options available to them have become virtually impossible to distinguish from for-sale properties.

In downtown Princeton, for example, Palmer Square has successfully drawn discerning homebuyers with an incomparable location directly across from Princeton University, a vibrant array of shopping and dining options, and a collection of new condominium and townhome residences that combine sophisticated living spaces with architectural charm.  Those same attributes are also present in the community’s rental residences, which come with a level of flexibility some new Princeton residents are looking for.

“The common denominator is the appeal of Palmer Square’s location in the heart of this dynamic setting which allows residents to live just steps from acclaimed shops, restaurants, culture, arts and education,” says Lori Rabon, Vice President of Palmer Square.  “While some are ready to make a long-term commitment to the area with a new home purchase, others prefer the freedom of renting which might align with employment contracts or their children attending Princeton schools.  In either case, Palmer Square delivers the quality, luxury and lifestyle they’re looking for.” [Read more…]

How Palmer Square Meshed Yesterday with Today

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via BisNow – While Philadelphia and New York City have been attracting New Jersey’s Millennials, Princeton—equidistant from both cities—is having its time in the sun again. “People are beginning to rediscover the quality of life we have right here,” says Palmer Square Management VP David Newton, who’s been watching its rise since joining the ongoing Palmer Square mixed-use development in 1995.

This renewed interest is particularly benefiting the nearly 80-year-old Palmer Square, which is built around (you guessed it) a square across from Princeton University’s main gate. “A lot of people want to live where they work and play,” notes David, snapped above with Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners’ Greg Mardirossian, whose firm has been the development’s architect of record since 2005. Today, the development—which opened in 1937 and was first conceived in 1906 by Edgar Palmer, heir to the New Jersey Zinc Co and a 1903 Princeton grad—boasts 150k SF of Class-A office space, 110k SF of retail, 228 residential units over 1,000 parking spaces in two garages, and the 188-room historic Nassau Inn.

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Skip the Reservations and Make Dinner for Two at The Residences at Palmer Square With These Romantic Recipes

Instead of struggling to get a reservation at a popular restaurant this Valentine’s Day, make a romantic dinner for two right at The Residences at Palmer Square! There’s no reason why you can’t turn up the heat and create an elegant atmosphere in your own kitchen, and these three recipes are perfect for a Valentine’s-worthy meal at home.

Spinach and Mushroom Ravioli [Food Network]
If you and your sweetheart are fans of Italian fare, you’ll both love this modern take on classic ravioli. There’s no better way to create a cozy feeling than with some Italian comfort food, and this one tastes even better when you pop open your favorite wine to go along with it.

Crispy Rack of Lamb with Honey and Mascarpone [Food Network]
For the foodie couple with more advanced culinary skills than most, this impressive recipe will rival anything served at your favorite upscale eatery. You'll get to share in your love of cooking while creating a delicious meal to enjoy together.

Chicken with Lemon and Potatoes [Country Living]
Season a whole chicken with lots of herbs and spices and fill your kitchen with a delicious scent that’s sure to set the mood. Because this one takes some time to roast in the oven, it will give you time to relax and enjoy each other’s company.

The Residences at Palmer Square Enjoys Location in America’s Top Small City, Financial Website Proclaims

Wallethub.com Ranks Princeton America’s #1 Small City

outsidebuildingPRINCETON, NJ – Downtown Princeton is globally recognized as a desirable place to live, shop and dine, but according to a recent analysis by a prominent financial website, it isn’t only an excellent small town, it is the best “Small City” in America.

Wallethub.com, a website dedicated to helping consumers and small businesses make better financial decisions, analyzed 1,268 municipalities in the U.S. with a population between 25,000 and 100,000 and ranked them based on various criteria. Princeton emerged with the best overall score after taking first in the nation for “economic health”, seventh for “education and health,” and 41st for “quality of life.”

The new accolade follows similar tributes for Princeton over the past year, including being named the “Best College Town to Live In” by the financial website Smartasset.com, and the designation of an “Age-Friendly Community” from the World Health Organization.

“Princeton’s pedestrian-friendly character and plethora of cultural and recreational resources and attractions make it one of the country’s most unique and desirable places to live,” said David Newton, Vice President of Palmer Square Management, which developed The Residences at Palmer Square, a community of upscale residences and boutique retail shops and restaurants directly across Nassau Street from Princeton University.  “It has certainly contributed to the overall appeal of our community and quality of life of our residents who are uniquely positioned to take advantage of it all. The energy of the downtown setting, combined with the luxury of the stately townhome and condominium residences, provides a compelling lifestyle proposition that has resonated with the public.”

The Residences at Palmer Square was conceived as part of a European-style town square for Princeton that would include shops, restaurants and residences as a complement to Princeton University. The community’s collection of homes is integrated into Palmer Square’s acclaimed collection of more than 40 brand-name stores, boutique shops, specialty food stores and restaurants.  The homes include a carefully-crafted array of multistory townhomes and single-level condominium flats that blend distinctive architectural designs with sophisticated living spaces. Designed by Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners of Lambertville, NJ, the residences feature a number of elevations which expertly complement the brick, Federal-style exteriors and Colonial-era structures of the immediate Palmer Square environment.

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