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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:

Posted by NY Waterway on Thursday, November 16, 2017

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.

A Christmas Carol 2017

Join us in celebrating this McCarter tradition with your friends and family.Tickets and info –>

Posted by McCarter Theatre Center on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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…

Posted by Peddler's Village on Sunday, December 10, 2017

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…

Posted by Shady Brook Farm on Saturday, December 9, 2017

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.


The Whittaker Honors Our Troops On Veteran’s Day

Categories: New Homes in Trenton, News, Revolutionary War, Trenton Attractions | Posted: November 11, 2014 | Comments Off on The Whittaker Honors Our Troops On Veteran’s Day


The men who fought at The Battle of Trenton went down in history as playing a pivotal role in securing our nation’s independence and now, over 200 years later, we still show our immense gratitude for the men and women who continue to dedicate their lives to maintaining the independence that was fought for in 1776. The Whittaker is proof that home ownership is alive in our country, that achieving the American Dream is possible, and no one is more deserving of a home of their own than our military men and women who have sacrificed to make sure that the American Dream remains more than just a dream. Homes For Our Troops is a non-profit organization dedicated to building and refurbishing specially adapted homes for the most-injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of the Veterans who they work with are multiple amputees and even quadriplegic. Through Homes For Our Troops these Veterans who fought to protect our freedom can regain some of theirs. Want to get involved? Homes For Our Troops has so many ways to get involved, from donations to being a HFOT team member at a registered Marathon or 10K race, click here to find out all the ways you can get involved and help make the American Dream a reality for our troops.

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

Cheaper To Buy At The Whittaker Than Rent

Categories: Entertainment In Trenton, Historic Trenton, New Homes in Trenton, News, Restaurants in Trenton, Revolutionary War, Trenton Attractions, Uncategorized | Posted: October 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Cheaper To Buy At The Whittaker Than Rent


Life is full of tough choices; salad or cheeseburger, grande or venti, hot or cold? One choice that shouldn’t be tough is whether to rent or buy. The choice is an easy one because the facts are in and it’s time to break free from the monthly visits from your landlord and start investing in your future, now. A recent article from The New York Times stated that the average cost of home ownership is 38% less than the cost of renting which is even higher than last year when the gap was only 35%, data that was put out by Trulia. Now I know what you’re thinking, “It may be a good time to buy but I don’t even know where to look.” Well, my friend, you’ve come to the right place. The Whittaker has mortgages which don’t require FHA so the cost per month are even lower than an FHA loan making owning your home even MORE affordable than ever.

Not all decisions need to be a tough one, contact Claribel Santiago and start investing in your future today.

See Trenton Then And Explore The Whittaker Now

Categories: Entertainment In Trenton, Historic Trenton, New Homes in Trenton, News, Revolutionary War, Trenton Attractions | Posted: September 3, 2014 | Comments Off on See Trenton Then And Explore The Whittaker Now


As New Jersey gears up for its 350th anniversary so is Trenton, after all it is the state capital and one of the oldest cities in New Jersey. If you’re looking for a way to spend an afternoon surrounded by great art and a bit of history look no further than the Trenton Then & Now: Contemporary Views exhibit at the Trenton City Museum, which is open until September 14th. Nineteen regional artists have come together to provide viewers with a look into Trenton’s history through paintings, photos, drawings, sculptures and collages. Pieces range from personal memories and narratives to historical reenactments and places, both past and present, and focus on at least one of the three main statewide themes; diversity, freedom and innovation. Think you know Trenton? Think again, take a trip to the Trenton City Museum and see what surprises are in store!

After you’ve seen all there is to see about Trenton’s history head over to The Whittaker on South Broad Street, only 2.5 miles away, and see Trenton’s future!

For more information on Trenton Then & Now: Contemporary Views

For more information on living at The Whittaker email Claribel Santiago, or you can give her a call at 609-695-1556 x 101

The Whittaker Stands on Historic Ground—2nd Battle of Trenton

Categories: Historic Trenton, New Homes in Trenton, News, Revolutionary War, Trenton Attractions | Posted: April 30, 2014 | Comments Off on The Whittaker Stands on Historic Ground—2nd Battle of Trenton

Trenton History

Most American’s know about the Battle of Trenton fought on December 26, 1776. They know how Washington led his army on a surprise attack that left the Hessian forces with nowhere to turn. They know about this strong victory, a victory that improved the morale of his entire army. What most Americans don’t know about is the Second Battle of Trenton fought on January 2, 1777.   This is the Battle which changed the course of the War to America and led the way to Independence.  Shortly after Washington’s victory in the First Battle of Trenton, he started to prepare his troops for a British counter-attack and established his defensive position south of the Assunpink Creek.  After two British Advances the Americans forced the British to retreat right before nightfall. As darkness crept in Washington ordered all of his men to fall back from their positions…except those necessary to keep the fires going and make enough noise that the British thought the Americans were settling in for the long haul. By the time morning came around and the British staged their attack, all of Washington’s troops had left Assunpink Creek and the British were left attacking an empty camp.  Realizing they were fooled, the British followed Washington to Princeton where they were defeated by Washington’s Army.  The 2nd Battle of Trenton proved to be the turning point of the War as the American Patriot’s forced all British troops out of New Jersey.

Curious to see where it all took place? Stop by The Whittaker in Mill Hill, which now stands tall on this historic battleground just as Washington did 237 years before.   Better yet, own a piece of history by purchasing a condominium you can afford at The Whittaker.

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