As sales associates at Lantern Hill, Peggy Ferro and Jose Gomez help prospective residents and priority list members get to know each other and learn more about the community in New Providence, N.J.

If you’re thinking about visiting Lantern Hill, the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) slated to open in New Providence, N.J., next fall, you’ll have a chance to meet Peggy Ferro and Jose Gomez. 

Peggy Ferro

Lantern Hill will mirror the close-knit culture of surrounding communities like downtown Summit, pictured here.

Though floor plans and elegant finishes steal the limelight right now at Hill, Sales Associate Peggy Ferro says the best is yet to come. 

Lantern Hill, developed by Erickson Living, is on schedule to open next fall in New Providence, N.J.

Until now, people who have lived in the quaint, close-knit towns nestled in the Watchung Mountains have had to leave their beloved communities to find a continuing care retirement solution—one that would provide an active, independent lifestyle plus the peace of mind of additional

Lantern Hill Sales Counselor Kathy Banks.

New Providence, N.J., is abuzz with the news of Hill—a continuing care retirement community opening in fall 2015.

Workers blast, dig, and carry away loads of stone on the Lantern Hill construction site.

If you’ve been near the corner of Mountain Avenue and South Street, you may have thought mountains were being moved. And you’d be right. But what exactly is going on behind the hill? 

Lantern Hill Personal Moving Consultant Jennifer Kohan uses over a decade of real estate experience to help people downsize and declutter. She says it’s never too soon to start planning.

“The combined effects of increased home purchase demand and tight inventory levels is causing continuing home price increases in New Jersey,” according to the Otteau Valuation Group, a real estate market analysis firm specializing in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Lantern Hill's Stacey Gunderman with her baby son.

If you call Hill, the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) coming to New Providence, N.J., in 2015, you’ll likely hear the friendly, knowledgeable voice of Sales Associate Stacey Gunderman on the other end of the telephone. 

woman holding her son

If you call Hill, the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) coming to New Providence, N.J., in 2015, you’ll likely hear the friendly, knowledgeable voice of Sales Associate Stacey Gunderman on the other end of the telephone. 

rendering of Lantern Hill

Even with careful planning, the most prepared person wants to know they’re making a smart financial decision when it comes to choosing a retirement community. 

Financial structures vary, but one of the most financially sound options is a fee-for-service community with predictable monthly costs, like Lantern Hill, which will open in New Providence, N.J., in fall 2015.