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Morris County Multifamily Development Designed to Foster Camaraderie 

Pondview Estates

ROCKAWAY TWP., N.J. (Oct. 27, 2022) Pondview Estates – a 1,050-residence, master-planned luxury multifamily community in western Morris County – has eclipsed the 50% leased milestone as development continues at a steady pace. The 200-acre live/play Garden Communities development features rental apartments and townhomes on private, tree-lined roads, and a full complement of resort-caliber, on-site amenities. 

Since opening its leasing office, Pondview Estates has been positively received by the rental marketplace and by far has been considered the most popular housing choice in Rockaway Township. The continued introduction of new townhome inventory is being met with similar strong leasing performance, according to Garden Communities’ Walter Oberlander, managing director.  

“Pondview Estates is a residential product unlike anything else in the marketplace,” Oberlander said. “The community’s park-like setting – which includes a serene pond – offers the best of both worlds: it is large enough to offer a rich assortment of amenities, conveniences and leisure-time activities while maintaining an intimate suburban feel.” 

Pondview Estates sits just off Route 15, spanning the border of Wharton and Rockaway Township, which earned a spot in this year’s ranking of “Best Places to Live in New Jersey.”  

One-, two- and three-bedroom designs range in size from 930 to 2,220 square feet, featuring nine-foot ceilings, eat-in kitchens with quartz countertops and stainless-steel appliances, and private balconies or patios. Rental residences include abundant closet space, resident-controlled central air and heat, in-home washers/dryers, LED lighting and high-speed Internet access. Almost all Pondview Estates apartments include either a “bonus” loft space ideal for a home office or basement for extra storage. Townhomes offer private driveways, one-car garages with EV chargers, private entryways with Latch smart access, two-zone temperature control, and upgraded fixtures and finishes.   

Development of additional apartment and townhome residences will continue over the next few years through the community’s full buildout. 

Resort-Inspired Living 
Pondview Estates’ on-site social and recreational amenities also set the community apart, according to Oberlander. “When planning Pondview Estates, our vision was to invest heavily in shared amenities that make it easier for people to meet their neighbors, build camaraderie and make new friends,” he said. “This component of the lifestyle continues to evolve, and the results are rewarding.” 

To date, a state-of-the-art clubhouse includes comfortable seating areas and multiple resident lounges as well as a bowling alley, arcades and a game room, a sports simulator, a fitness center, a yoga studio, a co-working space, a children’s playroom and a library/sitting room. Residents also enjoy an outdoor heated saltwater swimming pool with kiddie splash pool; tennis, pickleball, basketball and bocce courts; a putting green; barbecue area; multiple playgrounds; dog park; walking/jogging paths and 2.1 miles of hiking trails amid lush landscaping and natural beauty. 

Pondview Estates is close to major highways; public transportation; medical facilities; top-rated public schools; numerous golf courses; Rockaway Townsquare mall; and other shopping, dining and recreation options. Picatinny Arsenal, an internationally acclaimed military research and engineering facility, is nearby. Historic Morristown with its many shops, restaurants and cultural pursuits – including the Mayo Performing Arts Center – is a short drive away.  

Monthly rents begin at approximately $2,425. For more information or to schedule a tour, call (973) 264-9295 or visit 

Pondview Estates is among the latest luxury multifamily rental developments from Short Hills, N.J.-based Garden Communities. As one of the region’s most active developers in its high-end niche, Garden Communities has a robust multifamily project pipeline that will introduce dozens of new communities in the tri-state area over the next several years. The company is recognized for its responsive, hands-on approach to property operations, and its focus on meeting the needs and desires of modern renters. 


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