Greenbriar Stonebridge, located in Monroe Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, is a gated community that welcomes active adults aged 55 and better. This suburban community is set amid picturesque farmlands, yet is within easy distance of Historic Princeton, New York City, and Philadelphia. This diverse setting gives residents the best of suburban living.
The 41,000 square-foot clubhouse at Greenbriar Stonebridge provides a wealth of amenities that will appeal to active adults. There are both indoor and outdoor amenities such as swimming pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, hobby and craft rooms, a library, spa, sports courts and much more. Residents can socialize in one of the many lounges and meeting rooms.
With its various amenities, beautiful setting, and proximity to urban centers, Greenbriar Stonebridge is a gated community that will meet the needs of many diverse active adults. Though formally known as Greenbriar Stonebridge, those who live here and know the community well often just refer to it as simply Stonebridge.
Greenbriar Stonebridge Amenities
The beautifully appointed 41,000 square-foot clubhouse at Stonebridge has the look of a luxurious resort and a variety of amenities to support an active adult lifestyle. The large state-of-the-art fitness center offers a range of equipment to keep residents in great shape. The indoor pool, located beneath a sloping glass roof, is ideal for a swim in any weather. The resort-style outdoor pool is the perfect spot for lounging and swimming when the weather turns warm.
Plenty of social space, including a large ballroom with room for 500 people, and card rooms will accommodate regular group meetings or impromptu get-togethers. The Spa at Stonebridge is the perfect place when you need to pamper yourself. Residents can visit the billiards room for a friendly game, or meet up at the tennis or bocce ball courts. There is something for everyone at Greenbriar Stonebridge.
Greenbriar Stonebridge Homes & Real Estate
Greenbriar Stonebridge in Monroe, New Jersey will eventually be home to 946 residences available in either single-family or duplex models. Many of the homes feature finished second-story lofts or unfinished second-story storage space. Attached two-car garages and concrete patios are also included, and some models feature owner's suites with raised ceilings as well. The homes at Greenbriar Stonebridge range in size from 1,690 to 3,130 square feet and are available in 18 different floor plans. Construction of the community began in 2006 and homebuyers can currently choose from both slightly pre-owned resale homes or new construction homes.
Greenbriar Stonebridge's beautiful homes contain many upscale features, such as gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and 42" upper cabinets. The thoughtful designs include energy efficient features such as Low E Glass windows, tankless water heaters, keyless entries and multiple zoned heating and cooling systems with high efficiency furnaces.
Greenbriar Stonebridge Lifestyle
Stonebridge is an active adult community that welcomes homebuyers aged 55 and better. A full-time activities director is available to help residents plan their recreations. There are several social groups that meet regularly to share their interests such as art classes, dance lessons, garden club, book club, Mah Jongg, poker and much more. With many on-site amenities and close proximity to shopping, dining, and cultural attractions, Greenbriar Stonebridge residents can enjoy an active lifestyle while pursuing a variety of interests.
Located in Monroe Township, Greenbriar Stonebridge is set amid Central New Jersey's picturesque farmland. Major commuter routes, such as the New Jersey Turnpike, are only 10 minutes away. Residents who love the city will be happy to know that Greenbriar Stonebridge is situated only 45 minutes from New York City, and about 60 minutes from Philadelphia. Historic Princeton, New Jersey is only 20 minutes away from the community and is a convenient destination for personal and recreational needs. This charming area is home to Princeton University, McCarter Theatre, and the Medical Center of Princeton. There are hundreds of specialty shops, boutiques, and intimate restaurants as well.
Greenbriar Stonebridge is set in a suburban community in Monroe Township. There are plenty of nearby shopping centers and restaurants which provide daily conveniences. Residents enjoy easy access to both specialty shops and large chain stores, including Wegmans for their grocery shopping needs. Nearby shopping malls include Freehold Raceway Mall, Quakerbridge Mall, and Six Flags Factory Outlets. Additional attractions in the area include the Count Basie Theatre, George Street Playhouse, PNC Arts Center, Battleground State Park, Forsgate Country Club, Peddie Golf Course, Mercer County Waterfront Park, Sun Bank Arena and Six Flags Great Adventure. Residents of Greenbriar Stonebridge never get bored with endless activities and entertainment in and around the community.
- Clubhouse - 41,000 Sq. Ft.
- State-of-the-Art Studio
- Indoor Lap Pool & Spa
- Aerobics & Dance Studio
- Grille Room
- Card Rooms
- Arts & Crafts Studio
- Library & Lounge
- Computer Lab
- Conference Room
- Movie Theatre
- The Spa at Stonebridge
- Outdoor Resort-Style Pool
- Outdoor Patio
- 2 Tennis Courts
- 2 Bocce Ball Courts
- Pickleball Courts
- Walking & Biking Trails
There are plenty of activities available in Greenbriar Stonebridge. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.
- Art Class
- Ballroom Dance Lessons
- Book Club
- Country Line Dancing
- Free Thinkers Club
- Garden Club
- Health Lectures
- Investment Discussion Club
- Mah Jonng
- Men's Club
- Men's Shuffleboard
- Open Art Class
- Photo Club
- Single Group
- Stonebridge Stitchers
- Total Body Sculpting
- Weight Watchers Group
- Women's Shuffleboard
The immediate attraction of the Stonebridge houses is obvious: brand new, spacious homes. There are also some obvious drawbacks: no choice in selecting granite, tiles, cabinets, or carpet, and a lack of close-by restaurants, stores and other attractions. We were aware of these things when we bought our house. But it is what we didn't expect that was so disappointing.
We found the homes and lifestyle were not anywhere as appealing as what they advertise. Lennar seems to try to present a much more glamorous and rich image than what they actually offer, with workmanship that is pretty at first glance but soon proves to have a variety of problems when you move in.
The homes, in our estimate, are of lower-end construction. We have had problems with cracked and warped walls, flaking paint that rubbed off if you brushed against it, missing caulking around tiles, fake-wood floors that scratch easily. Many of the residents we speak to have had similar problems. The bath and kitchen tiles look like the cheapest ones you see in Home Depot. The carpet is of the lowest quality and doesn't seem to have any pad under it. When we called for repairs (to their poor workmanship) during the first year here, when they did make them we were told they are done "as a courtesy to the homeowner". We do not consider repairing poor workmanship a "courtesy", we believe it is an obligation! It was all too obvious that the representatives Lennar sent to homes to check regarding repair calls had been given the directive to have Lennar accept no blame for any poor work.
Some neighbors have had even more serious problems in their new homes with plumbing, electricity, leaking roofs and especially dangerous, some fireplaces going on by themselves! After the one-year warranty, most repair costs are not covered by Lennar. Construction of new houses here is moving at a faster and faster pace so we expect problems in the newest houses will only get worse.
Other than the house itself, the property has its own problems. There is a nearly constant wind in the area and it covers the houses with dust so we have to have power washing and window cleaning done regularly. The wind blows so hard sometimes that it blew our patio furniture off our patio occasionally so we had to anchor the furniture with sandbags!
The garden soil is solid clay and impossible to plant in. We often see some ponds with floating plastic bags and other garbage that stays for days or even weeks. Some ponds are currently covered with algae that in addition to being unsightly also looks like mosquito breeding grounds. (By the way, there are very large scary looking spiders all over this area, and they do get inside the houses!) Instead of responding to residents' complaints, the management company that is supposed to be responsible for the common grounds has a nonresponsive, confrontational and often very nasty relationship with residents.
Entertainment wise, we have attended many clubhouse events since there is very little else in the immediate area, but events are few and pretty run of the mill. At concerts the noise level of groups of people talking loud all during the concerts makes it impossible to hear much of the music or singing.
So when you see the appealing Lennar ads and visit the beautifully decorated model homes at Stonebridge, also be aware of the real deal here as you compare Stonebridge to other communities.
Frustrated with Stonebridge
Stonebridge is ALL about giving great first impressions: large clubhouse, large houses with large windows, pools, etc - but after 2 years we have found the quality of our house and appliances get low grades. Its "largest clubhouse in NJ" is a lot of empty, unused space - but, yes it IS large. The indoor pool was closed ALL last winter - supposedly from hurricane damage - but why did it take so long to repair? The small movie theater was closed for months last year because of a mold condition - wand was also very delayed in being repaired.
There is no cafeteria or food service of any kind. The outdoor pool doesn't have enough chairs - we ended up having to bring our own!
The "entertainment" offered is infrequent and sadly of a very amateur nature - it will not satisfy anyone who enjoys attending professional events.
There is plenty of very basic shopping (chain stores and restaurants) available within 12 miles, and lots of pizza and Chinese takeout close by (nothing is walkable) - but nice restaurants are farther away accessed by dark roads.
Stonebridge has been a major disappointment.
We were hoping Stonebridge would be a wonderful, active retirement community for us where we would have no or little house repair and would have easy access to a variety of entertainment - but we feel our retirement money has been very poorly invested here.
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