A year ago, Verizon Vice President of Operations Lynn Ramsey filled the weekend afternoons at her Basking Ridge townhome with hours of house cleaning and yard work. Now that she’s moved to 40 Park in Morristown, she spends her free time dining in gourmet restaurants, strolling through town with friends and playing in a recreational soccer league. She simultaneously simplified her life and added excitement to it.
“I was looking for a lifestyle of convenience,” Ms. Ramsey said. “I wanted to be able to walk out of my door and have an instant social life, and I didn’t want to have to deal with the hassles of home maintenance anymore. I was looking for more of an urban lifestyle where I would be able to walk everywhere. Morristown was the perfect fit for me.”
Ms. Ramsey moved to 40 Park in July into a two-bedroom condominium with a den and a direct view of the Morristown Green. The 1,389 square-foot residence features an open floor plan that is ideal for entertaining. A large kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances opens to an elegant dining area and comfortable living room. On one side of the main living area is a spacious guest suite and on the other side is the plush master suite, complete with a spacious walk-in closet and huge master bath with luxurious marble, a walk-in shower and separate, relaxing soaking tub.
Ms Ramsey’s favorite part of moving into 40 Park is her location across the street from the Morristown Green. She is a nature lover, so watching the Green come alive in the summer, yield to autumn colors in the fall and glow with holiday decorations in the winter has been a treat. On pleasant evenings, she cooks her dinner and takes it across the street to eat al fresco on the Green.
“Eating outside is something that I love to do,” Ms. Ramsey said. “It’s nice to be able to just walk across the street and do that. There is nature right outside your door. It’s like you have your own backyard right in the heart of town.”
The other amenity that attracted Ms. Ramsey to 40 Park is the concierge. She frequently travels for work, so knowing her residence is secure while she is away is a tremendous benefit.
“The concierge makes my life incredibly easy,” Ms. Ramsey said. “I travel every single week for work, so having someone there looking after my home and collecting packages for me is pure convenience. I never have to worry.”
Ms. Ramsey also enjoys the social atmosphere of 40 Park. Residents are friendly with each other and she’s been invited to several parties since she moved in. Her neighbors sometimes gather in the club room, a beautiful lounge with a billiard table, cocktail tables, sofas and a flat-screen television. When she feels like going out, there are dozens of bars and restaurants within walking distance where she can meet with friends.
“It’s a very convenient location. It’s just six miles from my job and there are so many things for me to do in town,” Ms. Ramsey said. “As far as restaurants go, I love Guerriero’s at the corner of South and Elm. Best Italian food you’ll ever have in your whole life. I’m also a big fan of Roots Steak House, which couldn’t be more convenient because it is right on the first floor of my building. There are so many great places to eat because you’re right in the center of town and everything is nearby.”
Ms. Ramsey’s family is just as excited about her new home as she is. When her brother visited her at 40 Park for the first time and saw the unique lifestyle it offered, he was taken aback. He went home to Virginia and decided to sell his house and look for a condo similar to 40 Park. Other visitors love the fact that she is a short walk from the train to New York City.
“I have had such a wonderful experience at 40 Park,” Ms. Ramsey said. “The entire sales process was so easy and everyone who works here has been great. Not for one minute do I miss where I used to live. From the day I decided to do it, all it has done is enhanced my lifestyle.”
40 Park features 76 luxury condominium residences with a variety of one-, two- and three-bedroom floorplans in a distinctive seven-story building. Prices currently start in the mid- $400,000s and go up to $1 million for the Signature residences and range from $1 million to $2.2 million for the penthouses. The penthouses include up to 3,200 square feet of living space and provide extraordinary private terraces of up to 1,800 square feet of outdoor living space not offered anywhere else in the area. Found throughout the homes are a variety of upscale features and appointments. Balconies with decorative railings and architectural bay windows are included in some residences.
The community’s private amenity floor, The Park Center, boasts a state-of-the-art fitness center, billiard tables, flat screen TVs and a media room. The homes also come with private, indoor parking and concierge service. 40 Park residences sit on top of The Shops on the Green, a collection of shops and restaurants that includes Roots Steak House, the high-end New York style steakhouse that opened in February.
For more information on 40 Park, call 973-359-0010, or visit www.40park.com. The community is located at 40 W. Park Place, Morristown, NJ 07960.