New senior housing fills up fast

At $675 per month plus utilities, Westfall Senior Apartments has only two vacancies left a few months after completion

Make text smaller Make text larger


  • The new Westfall Senior Apartments (Photo by Anya Tikka)

By Anya Tikka

— The newly constructed Westfall Senior Apartments, which opened on Hulst Drive, near K-Mart, on Dec. 18, are almost full, said Chief Operating Officer Paul Kratzer and Property Manager Claudia Arghir of Devon Management in a phone call.

The complex is made of two three-story buildings, with 92 apartments in all. In early April only two remained available.

Tenants must be over 55 and have a minimum annual income of $16,200, with no upper income limits, Arghir said. The selection is on a first come, first served basis once criminal, sex offender, and credit checks are out of the way.

The rent of $675 a month plus utilities — on average $80 for heat and electric plus $62 to cable and internet — may play a role in the quick rentals. All the units are similar: handicapped accessible and 770 square feet, with one bedroom and a living area, kitchen, and shower. Amenities include parking and a community room. Anyone needing age-related assistance must make their own arrangements.

Being a Pike County resident is not a requirement, even though the project was started as a way to keep Pike seniors close to their communities by offering them affordable housing

Michael Sullivan, director of the Pike County Economic Authority, states on its website that Pike County’s percentage of over-65 residents is 20.3, well over the national average of 14.5 percent.

Arghir didn’t know how many of those already in the apartments are from out of state, but said some are from as far as South Carolina. She guessed that the average age of tenants is about 60.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect the correct sum for the monthly rent, which a typo in the original made a lot less than it really is. The Courier regrets the error.

Make text smaller Make text larger


Pool Rules


Image Evan Snyder completes Eagle Scout project
Delaware Valley High School student Evan Snyder (pictured) has completed his Eagle Scout project, which provided the Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) of Safe Haven of Pike County...
Image 'Faure-In-A-Day' workshop coming to Drew Methodist
, N.Y. — All singers are welcome to a one-day "Faure Requiem" workshop hosted by the Tri-State Chorale from 2 to 5...
Image Anti-Semitic graffiti found at Airport Diner days before Rosh Hashanah
Residents in the Sussex/Wantage area woke up on Sunday morning to news of a grim discovery —...
Image What DV did on its summer vacation
By Anya Tikka
— The Delaware Valley School District's main campus saw some timely physical updates during the summer, some...


Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.


St. Joseph's to hold tricky tray
  • Sep 17, 2017
Where in clues
Pike's Peek
  • Sep 14, 2017
Local News
Chamber awards dinner rescheduled
  • Sep 19, 2017
Newton Theatre to present A Christmas Carol
  • Sep 18, 2017
Local News
Delaware River frack ban moves forward
  • Sep 14, 2017
Readers and Writers Festival gets busy
  • Sep 14, 2017
Local News
Venturing toward Alaska
  • Sep 13, 2017


Weather in Milford, PA