Arthur Roedel summed up his decision to move to Palmer Square in downtown Princeton with one simple sentiment: “It was time to make it about me.”
Mr. Roedel spent the past 37 years living with his wife Debbie in South Brunswick where he still runs his business, but the time had come to make a change.
“When I was a kid, my goal was to make sure I always gave back to my community and those around me,” he said. “When I turned 73, it was time to focus on me. Debbie and I always wanted to live in an environment where we could walk to dinner, to get coffee or just some ice cream. Palmer Square was the only location we looked at. We knew this was where we wanted to live.”
The Roedels initially opted for a two-story residence at Palmer Square, which features a new collection of luxury homes integrated into a vibrant array of boutique shops and dining options across from Princeton University. The couple later decided that single-level living was a better fit for them, and moved into a spacious one-story floor plan with nearly 2,400 square feet of living space. The flexibility to make the change stems from Palmer Square’s myriad of residential options ranging from single-level and duplex condominiums to multi-story townhomes to rental residences.
“We love the open layout of our new home,” said Mr. Roedel. “The grounds here are immaculate and well-maintained. And while we enjoy being able to walk to all of the shops and restaurants within Palmer Square, we also appreciate the privacy this community affords us.”
Their desire to balance the vibrancy of Palmer Square with some quiet solitude is further achieved through semi-monthly trips to Long Beach Island, where Mr. Roedel has been visiting for decades.
“It’s really a best-of-both-worlds scenario,” said Mr. Roedel. “We enjoy the energy and convenience of Palmer Square coupled with the peacefulness of LBI. It’s everything we wanted.”