Changebridge Townhouses in Montville New Jersey
- GPS Directions: Cable Court Montville, New Jersey 07045
- GPS Directions: Ridge Drive Montville, New Jersey 07045
- Style: Townhouses 2 level
- Typical Price Range: $475,000 + -
- Typical Taxes: $10,000-$12,000 +
- Typical Maintenance Fees: $385 + -
- Approximate Year Built: 1986
- Garages: Yes
- Amenities: Pool/Tennis/Gym/Clubhouse
- Last Known Management Company: Community Mgnt -Changebridge at Montville 973-316-5949
- 293 Units | Set on 96 Acres of land in beautiful Montville, NJ
Gorgeous complex !! Located in a quiet setting in Montville New Jersey. It offers townhouse style living and is a smaller complex with typically 1-4 units available at any given time. Central air, garages and offer top of the line amenities you expect in premier units of this nature.
Changebridge Condos and Townhouse Community in Montville Twp. offers extensive landscaping adds a full charm of this beautiful community. Local township parks in Montville offer bocce ball, tennis, baseball and loads of other offerings. The Morris County Park System offers 24 sites, including three golf courses, Mennen Sports Arena and offers a year-round program of activities throughout the county like adult education courses, programs for school children, planned trail walks, golf tournaments and outdoor concerts. Whatever your like or needs are, it is covered in Montville, New Jersey.
Availability: Large complexes with 75 units and above typically have 5-10 units available, smaller complexes with less than 50 may have 1 or two. Call us for availability 973-256-0303
The Maintenance Fee: Typically in this type of development the maintenance fee covers exterior maintenance, snow removal, lawn, roof replacement, insurance of building, management fee, reserve fund replenishment for capital improvements such as driveway replacement and repairs. Each complex is different as far as what is covered, but this is a general guide.
About this type of complex: This is a townhouse type complex which means that the units are typically 2 or 3 level units. If the complex is under 50 units it probably does not have much as far as amenities which keeps the maintenance fees more affordable. Larger complexes typically have outdoor pools, tennis clubhouses etc.
About these type of units: All units have separate utilities, typically the newer complexes will have either a built- in garage or garage parking underneath the building, but all complexes have different set ups.
Caveats: I would certainly verify the financial status of the complex, insure there is sufficient funds in the reserve account to cover expected failures such as roofs, driveway etc.
The Good: Townhouse style living it great for the individual that wants to free themselves up from the day to day costs of running a home. No lawn care and outside work to be done.
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The 293 units consist of 259 townhouses and 34 freestanding single family homes on 96.5 acres. Density is a low 3.29 units per acre, by far lowest density of any condo development in Montville. This translates into spacious areas between buildings and large park-like settings.
Amenities / Facilities
The development's features include three tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool located in a spacious outdoor setting among rolling hills with a picnic area, and a clubhouse with an adjoining patio equipped with a barbecue grill. The clubhouse contains a recreational area with a TV, pool table, and well-equipped exercise room. Equipment includes a treadmill, elliptical machine, Universal gym, stair stepper, recumbent bike, weight lifting equipment and two TVs.
The clubhouse has a modern kitchen and is available to residents for private parties along with the outside patio at a modest fee. The grounds contain a gazebo that overlooks a picturesque pond with our own waterfall! Numerous sidewalks provide excellent walkways to enjoy the scenery. There is a bus shelter for kids to wait for the daily school bus. A children's playground located at the end of Towpath is equipped with swings, a slide, play gym, and a bench. There are ample areas for children to play ball through out the grounds.
Condo services include snow removal from driveways, walkways, parking pads and streets. Gardening, grass cutting, shrub pruning and maintenance, tree trimming, leaf removal, gutter cleaning, and other exterior maintenance are also included. The grass areas are automatically irrigated with a sophisticated underground water sprinkling system. Garbage pickup is twice weekly, recyclables are picked up once-a-week. All pickups are provided by Montville Township.
Numerous Townhome Layouts
The complex has a great variety of model layouts totaling around 23 including three models of single-family stand-alone homes. The large number of layouts is deceiving from outside appearances. Although similar, each of the three phases has its own style. All units are on two floors. Most units have basements as a third level. Some basements are walk-out depending on the local topography. Some have the master bedroom on the first floor. All units have either a one or two car garage, with all the stand-alone single-family homes having a two-car garage. Typically units have three bedrooms; some have two and a few four. All units have either a deck or patio, and some have both.
The complex was built in three developmental phases by different builders from 1986 through 1994. Phase one or the oldest phase consists of 99 housing units, phase two 75 housing units, and phase three 119 including all 34 freestanding single family homes. In total there are 56 buildings including the clubhouse, plus 34 freestanding single family homes. The buildings breakdown follows: 30 buildings contain 4 housing units, 12 contain 5 units, another 12 buildings contain 6 units, 1 building contains 2 units, plus the standalone clubhouse, and 34 freestanding single family homes.
A professional manager from a property management firm works on site from the clubhouse office at 2 Village Drive, five days per week. A Board of Directors consisting of seven resident members is elected to two year terms on a staggered basis. Residents are encouraged to attend and participate in the monthly evening meetings.
Additionally, active committees provide additional guidance and suggestions to the board of directors. Currently the committees consist of Finance, Landscape, Design and Review, Social, Building and Grounds, Covenants, and Communications/Publication. News bulletins are frequently e-mailed to residents and supplemented by Management and President's "snail mail" letters as needed. Announcements and a calendar of events are also posted on this web site viewable by residents only.
Rentals / Leases
Approximately 95 percent of the units are owner occupied. Purchasing of units for the purpose of leasing them as an investment is highly discouraged. On Nov. 17, 2015 the Board passed an addition to the leasing rules as follows: "No owner shall lease a unit until he / she has resided in that unit for at least 12 months." A list of "Rules & Requirements" for leasing units effective 5/15/2015 follows below. Additionally owners must also comply with a resolution passed by the Board of Directors in August 2011. This resolution is viewable by residents only.
Electricity is delivered by Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), gas by New Jersey Natural Gas, water and sewer by Montville Township Water & Sewer. Cable TV is provided by Cablevision, and Satellite TV by DIRECTV and other companies. Telephone service is available through the traditional local land carrier Verizon, Cablevision's Optimum Voice and other providers. Residents are responsible for their own utilities.
Historic Morris Canal
The complex borders the historic Morris Canal and Park, which once functioned as a main commerce highway between northern NJ and Pennsylvania with the use of barges and mules.
Parking is not allowed on the streets of the development except as noted below. Pads for parking are scattered through out the complex for guests. The clubhouse boasts a large parking lot. Parking is also permitted on the North side of McCullough Drive (the main entrance from Changebridge Road) along the canal side.
Visitors have included deer, squirrels, rabbits, foxes, turkeys, and chipmunks and on rare occasions black bears.