Publisher’s Picks: What to look for when becoming an empty-nester

The Residences at Vail Mansion

My three sons have returned to their college dorms for the fall and my wife and I are enjoying our newfound ENS (Empty Nest Syndrome). That means the question of “should we sell?” has been floated many times over coffee. The answer is always “yes,” but where to go? Here are a few luxury condo and apartment ideas — loaded with amenities — that we could consider.

Tom Hughes, publisher & chief revenue officer

Edison Lofts

161 Main St., West Orange: Luxury rentals set in the historic Thomas Edison building. Amenities: state-of-the-art fitness center, 4-lane pool, spa, sky lounge, game room, theater and magnificent views of the New York skyline. 

Three-bedroom lofts from: $3,900/month; 973-996-1166:

The Residences at Vail Mansion

110 South St., Morristown: Located in the heart of Morristown, steps away from dining, shopping and recreation.  Amenities: concierge, fitness center, aerobics studio, club room with game tables and a state-of-the-art media theater.

On the market: $1.28M; 973-889-8612; 

The Pierre 

185 Prospect Ave., Hackensack: Award-winning property recognized for its team of outstanding service providers, plus it offers some of the largest floor plans in Bergen County. Amenities: concierge, outdoor pool, business center, community club room, fitness facility, on-site dry cleaning service.

Three-bedroom floor plans from: $3,100/month; 201-487-5001;

The Claridge House 

Two Claridge Drive, Verona: Centrally located with spectacular views, units are well-designed and feature a 1,700-square-foot floor plan. Amenities: doorman and 24-hour concierge, indoor valet parking, outdoor pool, fitness facility and meeting room.

Two-bedroom unit: $575,000; 973-239-4244