It’s been called a suburb of Trenton, New Jersey, but Hamilton (also called Hamilton Township) is better known for its historical charm, attractive parks, and community events. This town is also home to Vintage at Hamilton, the area’s newest 55+ community. Sharbell Development Corporation broke ground on this Mercer County property earlier this year, and plans call for 122 townhomes and duplexes. Construction is underway on Vintage of Hamilton’s model and first homes, with completion dates scheduled for this summer.
About the Floor Plans
Sharbell has designed four spacious two-story models ranging from about 2,100 to 2,300 square feet with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached one- or two-car garages. Prices start at $389k, with included features like nine-foot ceilings, gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, and stainless-steel appliances. Other standard features include wall-to-wall carpeting, luxury bathrooms, and Smart Home Technology. As for options, there are countertop and cabinet upgrades, flooring choices electronic fireplaces, and finished basements with game rooms. Here are details about the individual floor plans:
- Asti: 2,191 square feet—This floor plan features a covered entryway, with a study on the right as you walk in. The owner’s suite takes up most of the left side of the first floor, with an open kitchen/dining/gathering room on the right. The other two bedrooms are on the second floor, which also has a bathroom, a storage area, and a loft.
- Dolcetto: 2,281 square feet—This layout is similar to the Asti, with a larger garage and loft.
- Barolo: 2,218 square feet—The Barolo is more of a horizontal layout, and when you walk in the study is to the right, and the dining room is to the left. The kitchen and gathering room are next to the dining room, and the owner’s suite is on the back left. The second floor has two more bedrooms, a bathroom, and storage.
- Chianti: 2,315 square feet—As the largest model, the Chianti has a similar layout to the Asti and Dolcetto, with the owner’s suite to the back left and an open kitchen/dining room/gathering area, all on the first floor. The room sizes may be somewhat larger, and the cozy second-story loft measures 13' x 11'-7″.
Amenities and Lifestyle
This active adult neighborhood will have a private clubhouse with a multipurpose room, plus an outdoor pool and patio for residents. It will be the community hub and a great place to meet neighbors and hold get-togethers. There will also be an on-site park as well as a homeowners’ association (HOA) that will provide for common area maintenance.
Vintage at Hamilton is also right across the street from Veteran’s Park, which offers a dog park, outdoor picnic areas, gardens, sports fields, a children’s playground, and running, hiking, and biking trails. Routes 33, I-195, and 130 are close by and filled with stores like ShopRite, ACME, CVS, and restaurants, movie theatres, clothing stores, and anything else you can think of. There are also Planet Fitness and Retro Fitness centers in the area for when you're ready to head back to the gym.
The closest hospital to Vintage at Hamilton would be Robert Wood Johnson Hamilton, and Penn Medicine Princeton Health is about 20 minutes north. Newark International Airport is under an hour away, while Philadelphia and JFK airports both take an hour or more to get to.
Location, Location, Location
One of Hamilton's best-known attractions is the Grounds for Sculpture, an impressive landmark with outdoor sculptures, gardens, and a lovely restaurant. Kuser Farm Mansion and the Civil War & Native American Museum are also worth exploring, and nearby shopping malls include Hamilton Square and Whitehorse Plaza. Hamilton Township also has annual events like July 4th fireworks, Winter Wonderland, and a yearly Azalea Festival.
Hamilton is only about 10 minutes from Trenton, and here, you can find attractions like Trenton Thunder, minor league baseball games, and the New Jersey State Capitol & Museum. Downtown Princeton is about 16 miles north, and you can drive up here to check out their wonderful restaurants, Princeton University, shops, and theatres. Other day trip-worth destinations include Six Flags Great Adventure, Washington Crossing State Park, and New York City (the Big Apple is a 90-minute train ride from Hamilton’s train station).