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Special Holiday Attractions You’ll Want to Visit

Categories: Historic Trenton, New Homes in Trenton, Restaurants in Trenton, Revolutionary War, Trenton Attractions | Posted: December 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Special Holiday Attractions You’ll Want to Visit

Being a homeowner at The Whittaker is about more than just loving your brand new condominium — it’s about loving the area you live in.

Fortunately for our homeowners, there’s a ton of wonderful attractions in their own backyard, and when your mortgages are as low as ours, you have more than enough to splurge on some holiday fun.

Union Square Holiday Market

New York City is special all year round but at the holidays there’s an extra bit of magic. Tour the Union Square Holiday Market and take in all the splendor of a traditional market filled with hand-made crafts.

Check out Union Square Holiday Market thru Dec. 24th & get free shuttle service near the event when you #RideTheFerry! See how:

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Whether you stop by a vendor to pick up something for yourself or a friend or just spend the day walking around, venturing through the stalls and the smell of hot chocolate is certain to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Sure, New York City gets crowded around the holidays and fortunately, if the last thing you want to do is fight for parking, when you live at The Whittaker, all you have to do is walk down the street and catch the train. Thanks to NJ Transit, you’ll be in the city in no time!

A Christmas Carol

From December 5 – 31, audience members are welcome to venture to McCarter Theater in Princeton to join Ebenezer Scrooge as he travels through Christmas past, present and future.

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The cast features primarily members from the Princeton area and the show has been called “a dream.” Tickets start at only $28 and the show is sure to bring the holiday spirit to life.

A quick trip up Route 1 will land you in 19th century London in less than twenty minutes!

New Hope

While there’s no place like home for the holidays, New Hope, Pennsylvania is a great second choice. With its traditional feel mixed with tidings of good cheer, there’s something for everyone.

Shop today in a winter wonderland under a million lights! Shops are open for extended hours Sunday 11am-7pm and…

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Stop by a store or take in a piping hot cup of soup at one of the restaurants — no matter where you find yourself, you’ll find yourself overwhelmed with festivities.

You can also wander through Peddler’s Village, which has been transformed into a winter wonderland. It’s completely free to visit and after touring the gingerbread house exhibit and popping in and out of the stores, all it could cost you is a cup of hot chocolate to keep you warm.

Shady Brook Farm Light Show

At the Shady Brook Farm Light Show, every stop has been pulled. Open nightly from November 18 to January 7, there are over three million lights paving the way through acres and acres of farmland.

The exciting performance features a great mix of familiar faces and some more creative displays and takes you on a two-mile journey filled with holiday cheer. You can enjoy it in your own car or take it in from the added magic of an open-air air wagon.

Yes, Virginia, we DO plan on being open for the Light Show tonight!As long as there's not a blizzard and the roads are…

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Admission is only $30 per car (not per person), so grab some friends and family, pack them into the car, and keep your eyes peeled because the show is certainly something to behold!  We’ve experienced it and it’s AWESOME!! You won’t want to miss the adventure!

When you become the owner of a BRAND NEW condominium at The Whittaker, all of these great activities are within your reach. With homes starting at only $1,010/month, many of our homeowners are actually paying less to own than rent.

And, we have zero down 100% mortgages (30 year fixed) for qualified buyers.  And, don’t forget the tax abatement and NJ Energy Star built and certified for lower monthly utilities for the life of your home.

We’re already over 60% sold out so contact us TODAY (with two more new closings this month) and learn how you too can spend this winter in a warm, cozy, exciting home you own.


Top 5 Halloween DIY Decorating Tips For Your Home at The Whittaker

Categories: New Homes in Trenton, Trenton Attractions | Posted: October 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Top 5 Halloween DIY Decorating Tips For Your Home at The Whittaker

One of the best parts about the changing seasons is being able to update the decorations around your house. Now that halloween is almost here, it’s the perfect time to switch out the sand dollars and spook up your home.

Candles are a great way to decorate your home, but let’s face it, they can get expensive. Fortunately, with this halloween hack, you don’t have to break your budget — all you need is a dollar store!

Purchase a few tall white candles in glass containers, grab a sharpie, and draw three circles on one side, thanks to Throughtfully Simple, you now have some awesome ghost candles for a fraction of the cost if you went to Yankee Candle.

Have some old bottles lying around the house? Turn them into massive candy corns! With just a bit of spray paint, the bottles you planned on recycling have now been turned into awesome halloween decorations. You can make as many or as few as you want so they’re perfect for anywhere in your home!

But what about the outside of your home? First impressions mean a lot and your guests will love seeing your halloween spirit from your front door! Follow these instructions from Tried and True and learn how you can easily make a skeleton wreath!

Okay, these decorations are cool, but if you really want to impress your guests, you’re going to have to pull a little bit of Harry Potter action. Using just some witch hats and clear string, you can give your guests the illusion their floating in mid air! Check out Polka Dot Chair to learn how you can even turn them into luminaries!

Okay, okay, you love these ideas but you’re thinking, “Who has 15 minutes to spend doing that?” Lucky for you, this last idea takes about three minutes to do.

All you need is a bag of plastic spiders, some double-sided tape, and a door. Voila! Check out Delia Creates to learn how!

Decorating is even more fun in a home you own. Not only will paying your mortgage instead of renting save you money to spend on fun things like these decorating ideas, but without a landlord telling you what to do, your home is always just that — your home.

So, make this your last Halloween as a renter and OWN a brand new home by Christmas!

Contact us today and learn how you can OWN for less than renting!


Spend Saturday With The Whittaker & The Capital City Book Fair

Categories: Entertainment In Trenton, Food, Historic Trenton, New Homes in Trenton, News, Trenton Attractions | Posted: April 29, 2015 | Comments Off on Spend Saturday With The Whittaker & The Capital City Book Fair


Spring has finally sprung! It may have taken the warm weather a while to settle in but better late than never right? Kick off the first weekend of May the right way and head over to the Capital City Book Fair! It’s taking place this Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mill Hill Park on Lafayette Street in Trenton, NJ. Pour through new & used books to find the perfect summer read or enjoy a game of scrabble. There’s also going to be a poetry slam and an open mic if you’re more into the listening rather than the reading aspect of stories.

The best part? It’s only a few blocks away from The Whittaker so you can pick up a few books and then head over to The Whittaker for a tour of your new home – after all you’re going to need a place that can fit a luxury bookcase for your new reads right?


This weekend’s forecast is calling for blue skies and even though the temperature may be high our prices are always low! Go ahead – buy the second book because for a limited time we’re offering to pay your closing costs! Now the only tough decision you’ll have to make is stainless steel or black?

Contact Claribel Santiago and set up your appointment to tour The Whittaker today! 609-695-3300

Meet The Whittaker Team: Claribel Santiago

Categories: Entertainment In Trenton, New Homes in Trenton, News, Trenton Attractions | Posted: April 15, 2015 | Comments Off on Meet The Whittaker Team: Claribel Santiago



You’ve seen her name all over our Facebook page, website and ads but who is the person behind the 609 phone number? We’d like to introduce you to Claribel Santiago, our number 1 sales associate and the driving force behind making sure you have a home of your own. Claribel or Clary as you’ll come to know her, has been with Leewood Development for 15 years and has sold countless homes to people just like you! One of the things that makes her so great at her job is the motivation behind her success – above all else she wants to make the process of buying a home the best experience possible.

Time and time again she’s heard, “I would love to own my home but I probably can’t, there’s no way I make enough,” and time and time again she’s made it happen. Buying a home can be a confusing, intimidating process but fortunately when you’re buying at The Whittaker you can rest easy knowing Clary has your back. Seriously, just ask any one of her buyers.

What does she love most about The Whittaker New Condos in Trenton, NJ? Besides the price she loves the spacious closets and low utility bills because of Energy Star. This way she has more money each month to put towards her fashion addiction and plenty of space to keep her outfits looking their best. It’s time to free yourself from the monthly visits from your landlord and start building financial security by purchasing a brand-new home at The Whittaker.

What are you waiting for? Contact Claribel Santiago and take your tour today, you deserve it! 609-695-3300

The Whittaker Recommends: Comedy Night At Rat’s Restaurant

Categories: Entertainment In Trenton, Food, Historic Trenton, Italian restaurants in Trenton, New Homes in Trenton, News, Restaurants in Trenton, Trenton Attractions | Posted: March 4, 2015 | Comments Off on The Whittaker Recommends: Comedy Night At Rat’s Restaurant



Ever since Punxsutawney Phil declared six more weeks of winter it’s just been more of the same old routines. Wake up, bundle up, face the cold hair, come home and snuggle on the couch with a blanket. That’s fine for when you want to unwind after a long day of work but the weekends are meant for fun! It’s time to break away from our boring routines and take a cue from the warm weather heading our way (high 40’s woohoo!) and get out of the house for a night of good laughs with great friends. When you’re living at The Whittaker you’ve got so much to do right in your neighborhood that it can be tough to choose which is why we always like to make our recommendations. On March 13th head over to Rat’s Restaurant in Hamilton, NJ and check out Helen Angley, a local comic, as she returns for another night of stand-up! The show starts at 8:30 PM and tickets are $25 if purchased by March 6th and $30 if purchased at the door. But that’s not all – no it isn’t, because at The Whittaker the deals are always a little bit sweeter. If you dine at Rat’s Restaurant before the show, a Stephen Starr restaurant, you get 20% of the food portion of your dinner! That means you can have a dinner for two, complete with your own appetizer and entree, for $40!  The best part about it? It’s only 10 minutes from The Whittaker!

So what’s the hold-up? Check out The Whittaker in Trenton, NJ today and learn about how you can really have it all and your own, brand new home! Call or email Claribel Santiago and set up your appointment today! 609-695-3300


For More Information on Comedy Night At Rat’s Restaurant Click Here!

Curl Up For The Winter With The Whittaker

Categories: Entertainment In Trenton, Food, Italian restaurants in Trenton, New Homes in Trenton, Trenton Attractions, Uncategorized | Posted: February 18, 2015 | Comments Off on Curl Up For The Winter With The Whittaker

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With all the snow on the ground outside, it’s time to bring the fun inside. Fortunately when you’re living at The Whittaker in Trenton, NJ you’ll never have to “rough” it through a snowstorm. Today, we’d like to introduce you to home number 206, a spacious 2 bedroom condo for ONLY $1,349 a month and $0 down! That means you can cuddle up in The Whittaker for the winter without breaking your Redbox and take-out budget, why venture through the cold for a good meal when you can have one delivered? From the time you open the door to your home you’ll be blown away with amenities and comforts you never thought possible at such a great price. The large windows in the living room allow for the most amount of sunshine as possible to bring a new light into your home. Large enough for a couch, dining table and entertainment center you’ll be the center of the social scene for your friends and family.


While we all love entertaining sometimes we just want to get away for a little personal rest and relaxation. Head down the hallway to the Owner’s Bedroom and enjoy the ultimate living experience with a luxurious walk-in closet and a room large enough to fit a king sized bed! Plus, with a second bedroom you won’t have to worry about your space being overcrowded!


Did I mention home 206 comes with washer and dryer hook ups and for a limited time you can get a FREE WASHER AND DRYER with the purchase of your home?


Winter doesn’t have to mean fighting with your old furnace and spending tons of money on trying to keep your home warm. Every home at The Whittaker is Energy Star Certified which means lower monthly utility bills for you.

Punxsutawney Phil said we have six more weeks of winter so what are you waiting for? Come check out The Whittaker and ditch those winter blues! Call or email Claribel Santiago and set up your appointment today! 609-695-3300

Spend Valentine’s Day With The Whittaker

Categories: Entertainment In Trenton, Food, Historic Trenton, Italian restaurants in Trenton, New Homes in Trenton, News, Restaurants in Trenton, Trenton Attractions | Posted: February 11, 2015 | Comments Off on Spend Valentine’s Day With The Whittaker

The Whittaker Valentines Day


Well it’s that time of year again, can you believe we’re already in February? It’s time to break out the heart shaped chocolates and lay out your favorite pink and red outfits but celebrating the special people in your life doesn’t have to mean you’re stuck eating Ramen noodles the rest of the month. When you live at The Whittaker, some of your most special nights can happen from right inside your home!  We all want to enjoy a nice dinner but on Valentine’s Day restaurants can be so crowded and loud that your big dinner out can turn into a big mess. With brand-new Frigidaire appliances and a spacious kitchen you can share laughs with your significant other or a group of good friends as you make a meal to remember. Don’t trust your friends not to burn the sauce but don’t want to miss out on the fun either? That’s no problem at The Whittaker, let your friends cozy up to the breakfast bar and you can enjoy each other’s company without having to sacrifice your cooking!


Prefer to let someone else do the cooking? Indian, Italian, Chinese? Take your pick from any of the great restaurants located within walking distance to your home, place your order and bring it home to enjoy a nice meal at home – minus a few extra dishes! The open floor plan of The Whittaker gives you a spacious living room that’s perfect for cozying up with good food, good friends and a good movie.


Would you rather spend Valentine’s Day by yourself? Grab a book or some relaxing music and enjoy a nice bubble bath in your luxurious master bathroom. Why bother going to a spa when you can bring the spa to you? When you’re living at The Whittaker in Trenton, NJ you can treat yourself without even touching your wallet!


However you decide to spend Valentine’s Day this year, make it special by stopping by The Whittaker for your tour. The best gift you can give yourself and the people you love is the gift of home ownership – at a great price!


Call or email Claribel Santiago and set up your appointment to take a tour and fall in love with The Whittaker today! 609-695-3300

2015: A Year To Prosper, Invest In Your Future Now With The Whittaker

Categories: New Homes in Trenton, News, Trenton Attractions | Posted: December 24, 2014 | Comments Off on 2015: A Year To Prosper, Invest In Your Future Now With The Whittaker

2015 New Year celebration

Every year thousands of people sit around a table, surrounded by family and friends and make the New Years Eve resolution of better financial planning and every year thousands of people find themselves the following December feeling defeated by not sticking to that resolution. I know what you’re thinking, “I would love to make smarter financial decisions but I don’t want to have to give up all the little things that I love.” Well, luckily for you, all of us at The Whittaker in Trenton, NJ feel the exact same way, whether it’s the occasional dinner out, pair of shoes or weekend trip, you can have all those things and STILL set yourself up for financial success. When it comes to the little pleasures in life Forbes recommends making a list of all the things under $30 that are great pick-me-ups or feel-good splurges. It can be anything from your favorite Frozen Yogurt place to your favorite lip stick, then when you need a little boost or even a gift for a friend, you choose an item from the list and you get the happiness boost you need without setting you off course financially!  Investing a little bit of money can go a long way but for most of us, we’re better off learning Chinese than figuring out how to properly diversify our assets. Forbes recommends using an all-in-one asset allocation fund, which will give you the diversified portfolio you want without the fees associated with hiring an investment advisor! The best part? You can start small and gradually work your way to invest more as you start to feel more and more comfortable!


The third recommendation we have for you to prosper in 2015 is to own your home. Every month that you make a mortgage payment your equity increases which basically means what you can sell it for minus what you still owe on it so as you make more payments, you’re more likely to walk away with a bigger check if you ever decide to sell. One thing we can all agree on is paying taxes can get frustrating, you watch your paycheck slowly dwindle down but when you own your home you get mortgage tax benefits! You not only get to deduct your mortgage interest from your taxes but you also get to deduct your property tax from your income tax!  Paying rent may seem cheaper at first but when you’re ready to leave, or if your landlord decides to sell the home and kicks you out, you’re leaving empty handed. When you own your home YOU make the rules, YOU customize it how you want and YOU walk away with a check when YOU decide you’re ready to leave.


The best investment you can really make is in yourself and your own home. Buying your first home can be nerve-racking but it doesn’t have to be. Contact Claribel Santiago and set up your tour of The Whittaker today! 609.695.3300 or

Ring In The Holidays With The Whittaker

Categories: Entertainment In Trenton, Food, Historic Trenton, New Homes in Trenton, News, Restaurants in Trenton, Trenton Attractions | Posted: December 11, 2014 | Comments Off on Ring In The Holidays With The Whittaker

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Dying to get into the holiday spirit but don’t know where to start? If ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas just isn’t your thing, you’ve come to the right place. If you’ve read our blog before you know that we LOVE The Grounds For Sculpture and Rat’s Restaurant, they’ve got great things to see and do and even better food but the real reason we love The Grounds For Sculpture is because of all the holiday spirit they have! Tomorrow, Friday December 12th, head over to the East Gallery and enjoy a night filled with vintage holiday music. The Boheme Opera NJ will be dressed in turn of the century costumes and share songs from English carols to the original American holiday songs. Want to spend some time walking the grounds and seeing the amazing sculptures? Head over there early and then enjoy free admission to the concert! Already have plans to make holiday cookies at home tomorrow? Don’t worry you can head over to Rat’s Restaurant for New Year’s Eve! Whether you choose to dine off their menu or indulge in their unique five-course tasting menu the romantic and luxurious ambiance will be the same. Don’t forget to bring in the New Year by joining the dance party in the Pavillion! Make your reservations today and start 2015 out the right way! The best part of all this holiday cheer? It’s located only 10 minutes from The Whittaker in Trenton, NJ which means you can spend more time having fun and less time getting there!

Come Home For The Holidays and contact Claribel Santiago to schedule your tour of The Whittaker today! 609.695.3300 or

The Whittaker Recommends: The Mill Hill Holiday Tour

Categories: Entertainment In Trenton, Food, Historic Trenton, New Homes in Trenton, News, Restaurants in Trenton, Trenton Attractions | Posted: December 3, 2014 | Comments Off on The Whittaker Recommends: The Mill Hill Holiday Tour


It’s the first week of December and everyone’s gearing up for the holiday season. ABC Family has started their 25 Days Of Christmas series, Menorahs are being shined and Holiday Cheer is being spread all over the place. Trenton is definitely starting to feel the holiday spirit too and is going to kick off the holiday season with the 48th Annual Mill Hill Holiday House Tour this Saturday December 6th! The tour begins at noon and ends at 5 p.m. and will take you through the historic neighborhood of Mill Hill in Trenton, NJ.  Walking down the tree lined streets you’ll find yourself transported to colonial America, passing by historically preserved house after house but once you get inside you’ll see how each of these houses becomes a home. Each home boasts its’ unique flair and holiday spirit in a way that is all its own, after all style takes a house and makes it a home. Once you’ve seen all that Mill Hill has to offer head over to The Whittaker, only a block away on Broad Street, and see what happens when historic meets contemporary by taking a tour! Discover your very own brand new, luxurious 2 or 3 bedroom condominium, complete with individual video surveillance system, club room, and fitness room for all homeowners. A historic neighborhood feel combined with the luxuries of modern day living is truly an amazing and unique opportunity but it gets even better. The Whittaker offers 0 Down Payment, 30 Year Fixed Rate Mortgages starting at $1,619/month to qualified buyers, which means you can buy a home of your own without breaking your holiday shopping budget. Finish off 2014 by starting to invest in your own future and stop investing in your landlord’s future.


For more information on living at The Whittaker and the dream of home ownership contact Claribel Santiago at 609-695-3300 or email her at


For tickets to the Mill Hill Holiday Tour click here! 

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