Walters Group




Jersey Shore’s First LEED-Certified Luxury Apartment Project Nears Completion

BARNEGAT, N.J., May 24, 2012 – Demand for luxury apartments at Stafford Preserve, currently under construction in Manahawkin, has been strong, according to the developer, Walters Group, with the first tenants slated to move in this summer. The new complex will feature 216 luxury apartments with an ideal location at the Jersey Shore.

The first three buildings of Stafford Preserve, comprised of 36 eco-friendly units will be available for occupancy in late July. “We’ve already rented 36 units,” said Ed Walters, Jr., founder and partner. “We only have a couple units available in the first three buildings.”

When completed, the community will consist of 18 three-story buildings. Inside the community, one- and two-bedroom garden-style apartments, some with lofts, will range in size from 933 to 1,333 square feet. Floor plans feature stylish island kitchens, hardwood floors, and master suites with walk-in closets. Each spacious apartment will also include a washer and dryer, fully-equipped kitchen with granite counter tops, window coverings and ceiling fans in the master bedroom.

The striking exterior design and exquisite landscaping compliment the community’s long list of amenities. The variety of on-site services and facilities include a community clubhouse with state-of the-art fitness center, outdoor pool, children’s game room, tot-lot playground, tennis and basketball courts, picnic pavilion, one-mile walking trail and barbeque area. Additionally, six parking garages per building with direct access to the buildings will be offered to residents on a first-come, first-served basis.

Stafford Preserve is designed to meet both Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and Energy Star certifications, which creates a healthier living environment for residents. In addition, highly efficient Energy Star heating and cooling systems, sealed ductwork, enhanced insulation and programmable thermostats lessen energy consumption, reducing costs. As a result, the apartments will be more energy efficient, saving residents up to 34%-44% on their annual energy costs.

Stafford Preserve is situated in a 28-acre wooded environment. Within walking distance is Stafford Park shopping center, which is home to a variety of retailers, including Target, Costco, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, PetSmart, Ulta, AT&T, and Olive Garden. The community’s close proximity to the Garden State Parkway and Route 9 corridor makes Stafford Preserve a great place for people who commute north to work but want to live close to Long Beach Island.

The sales and leasing center is located at 246 Stafford Park Blvd., just off Exit 63 of the Garden State Parkway. For more information, visit or call (609) 978‑8005.

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