SOMERVILLE, NJ – Sterling Properties has successfully executed the leasing program at SOMA less than three months after the four-story luxury rental building opened its doors on South Bridge Street, located a few hundred feet from the NJ Transit Raritan Valley line.

Many of the pioneering renters at SOMA are single-professionals and young couples seeking the excitement of an urban-style environment with walkable access to nightlife, dining and shopping as well as close proximity to mass transportation all at a price more competitive than city centers like Hoboken and Morristown, according to Nick Hollenbeck, director of Sales and Marketing for Sterling Properties. 

“To complete our leasing program in such a short period of time is a testament to the desirability of Somerville as a premium lifestyle hub and an affordable alternative to some of the state’s more publicized towns,” Hollenbeck said.   “Somerville is well positioned to be New Jersey’s next great downtown and we knew introducing a fun and contemporary residential address such as SOMA would satisfy the hunger for a modern building that’s a quick walk from all that makes this Somerset County borough so attractive.”

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Downtown Somerville has been  named one of the state’s “Great Places” by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association and was a 2018 recipient of a NJ Future Smart Growth Award for its efforts to create a welcoming and walkable retail and residential district.  The bustling tree-lined district draws thousands of visitors each year to delight in its local shops, boutiques, art galleries, fine restaurants, and many events hosted by the Downtown Somerville Association.

SOMA offers a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units ranging from 594 to 1,290 square feet of space and feature tall ceilings, washer/dryer in every unit, stainless steel appliances and designer finishes.

SOMA has been built to meet LEED Gold standards from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which will not only reduce the building’s carbon footprint and minimize its impact on the environment, but also provide residents significant savings by lowering monthly energy bills and more. 

“As part of our LEED efforts, we’ve instituted a bike share program our residents will be sure to appreciate,” Hollenbeck said.  “Rather than getting in a car, they will have access to bikes which will allow them to pedal downtown, save on emissions and also shop locally.”