Garden Communities Celebrates Scotch Plains ‘Golden Resident’ With a Special Gift

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — For over 60 years, Garden Communities has rolled out the welcome mat for their residents by providing them with quality constructed homes and exceptional customer service.  Family owned; Garden Communities’ philosophy is to design communities where all resident’s needs are met.  Garden Communities put great thought in the placement of their communities, capitalizing on spacious residences that are nearby public transportation, convenient to major roadways and within close proximity to shopping, entertainment and attractions. Their commitment to satisfaction is what sets them apart from the rest. It is one of the main reasons why their residents are delighted and contented to stay for the long term.   

Josephine Macchia, of Scotch Plains, is a prime example. She walked into Scotch Plains Gardens 55 years ago and found her forever home. She chose a home close to the corner of the street, so she could easily catch the bus to Newark, for her teaching job at Barringer High School. There, she taught Italian for 25 years. She was also awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study Italian in Florence Italy, as well as a NDEA Scholarship to study Italian at the University of Connecticut. Classical music and opera are her passions. Josephine takes great pride in maintaining her pristine home. 

“I’ve always admired a beautiful home that looks nice, so I like to keep it clean,” Macchia explains. “I was even able to install my own crystal chandelier in my dining room, which made it really feel like it was my home.”

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Macchia is one of the very first original residents to join the Scotch Plains Gardens development.

“I feel comfortable here”, she adds.  

As a result, she decided this was where she would make her home for over a half century. 

As a thank you to Josephine Macchia, Garden Communities would like to show their appreciation for her loyalty, by presenting her with one year of free rent. Her happiness and satisfaction are the epitome of what Garden Communities strives for. They would also like to extend this gratitude to all their “Golden Residents”, who have remained part of the Garden Communities family for the past 50 or more years. 

Like Machhia, these distinguished Golden Residents represent the foundation of the Garden Communities mission. Garden Communities’ foundation and reputation has been built through the loyalties of these residents. It is a privilege to pay tribute to every one of them.  

Garden Communities are located throughout the tri state area, with many new communities currently under construction. Specializing in an ample array of dwellings, including one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, condominiums, and town homes; there are homes to suit everyone’s needs. 

Birchwood Park, in Cranford NJ is a commuter’s dream come true, within a short drive to the Cranford train station. Top notch schools as well as incredible views, make this community a rare find in New Jersey. 

Even more convenient to public transportation is Riverfront at Cranford Station.  Leave your car at home, and walk to the train, fine dining, or shopping, while enjoying luxury living at its finest.   

The Villas, located in the prestigious town of Springfield, is also an ideal location for commuters, with quick access to major roadways, including Routes 22, 24 and 78. 

Spacious homes provide the perfect space for a home office or children’s  play area.  If a 55+ Active Adult Community is on your horizon, look no further than Woodcrest at Clark. Located in the heart of central NJ, across from Union County Parkland, residents will enjoy the serenity of nature, as well as the convenience of nearby shopping, golf course, senior center, and recreational areas. 

 Pondview Estates, one of Garden Communities newest additions in Wharton NJ, showcases spacious living quarters in a resort style setting. Numerous amenities and a park like setting are attracting residents in droves.   

Garden Communities extends their invitation to become part of their expanding family. For a complete list of current and upcoming neighborhoods, visit

As Garden Communities honors their Golden Residents, they are reminded that resident satisfaction is one of their primary goals.  Outstanding commitment to Josephine and all the other Golden Residents, has enabled them to thrive and prosper for so many wonderful years.   Garden Communities graciously acknowledges their Golden Residents and is looking forward to many more years of continued happiness and partnership.  As their communities continue to flourish and grow, they are eagerly looking forward to welcoming many more residents to the Garden Communities family. Cheers to the next 50!  Salute!

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