Finding an apartment that offers everything a renter would want isn’t always easy. But sometimes it is.
When Bethlehem-area residents Lisa and Steve Roseman decided to downsize from their single-family home, they went looking for city amenities and conveniences, but also yearned for the peace and quiet of the suburbs.
When Donna Pfeiffer was ready to move out of her apartment in Easton, she wanted a new residence that was near shops and restaurants, especially a grocery store, but also wanted to stay local.
Pfeiffer and the Roseman family found what they were looking for at Madison Farms, a community of shops, restaurants, amenities and luxury apartments in Bethlehem Township.
The Rosemans moved to Madison Farms in September after selling their home of 20 years. They expected an adjustment period, but instead fell in love with the community. The spacious two-bedroom, two-bath loft apartment they chose was an ideal fit for them. It allowed them to spread out and there was space for their daughter Olivia to stay when she was visiting from college. They were five minutes from work and could easily walk to the gym, Starbucks, ShopRite and a dozen other shops in the community’s retail village.
“It was exactly the type of space we were looking for. It’s absolutely perfect,” Lisa said. “The apartments here have a fresh look and everything is so convenient.”
The Rosemans will soon be a part of the Madison Farms business community, as well. Impressed by the vitality of the retail village and the seemingly endless stream of customers the anchor stores attract, they decided to open a Pearle Vision franchise at Madison Farms. The store will open in the spring 2017.
Pfeiffer wanted to stay in the Lehigh Valley when she moved because she loves the energy and culture of the area. She frequents the free outdoor concerts at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks during the summer and enjoys having venues, such as the PPL Center in Allentown and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, nearby.
“I was waiting for a ShopRite to come to the area, so when I heard they were building nice, new apartments next to it I said, ‘That’s it. This is the place for me,'” Pfeiffer said. “Now I absolutely love living here. I have a one-bedroom apartment with a walk-in closet, a balcony and a really nice view. Everything I want is right here.”
Pfeiffer uses the pool, Ping-Pong tables and the gym and is on a first-name basis with many of the shop owners and employees. Morning walks sometimes take her to Starbucks for coffee, Elite Nails for a manicure or Pet Valu to pick up supplies for her dog.
Pfeiffer, a dining room manager, lives five minutes from her job and 10 minutes from the New Jersey border, where she has family. She has become friends with many of her neighbors and the people who work at Madison Farms.
“I never met people as nice as the workers here and the neighbors are great, too,” Pfeiffer said. “The atmosphere is friendly. This is just a beautiful place. Everyone I talk to says they like living here.”
A variety of one- and two-bedroom floor plans are available with 790 square feet to 1,375 square feet of living space. All apartments include upscale features, such as chef-inspired kitchens, gas ranges and top-of-the-line dishwashers and microwaves. Renters enjoy access to a 7,500 square foot clubhouse with numerous amenities, including a fitness center, residents’ lounge and an outdoor pool and picnic area. Pocket parks, ponds, bike paths and a dog park also are planned for the community.
For more information or to schedule a tour, call (610) 628-4063 or visit MadisonFarmsRentals.com. The leasing office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.