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The Evolution of Apartments for Rent in Jersey City New Jersey

The inevitable change in apartments for rent in Jersey City, New Jersey

Change is happening in Jersey City. Everywhere you turn there’s new construction throughout the city. What has caused this change? It could be the modern luxury style residential complexes and skyscraping towers being made available in Jersey City at far less than the price of any Manhattan luxury apartment.

Here are a few of the innovative apartments for rent in Jersey City, New Jersey currently available or coming in the near future…

  1. Trump Bay Street, a 50-story apartment tower with 447 units, is located at 65 Bay St, Jersey City, NJ 07302. Trump Bay Street offers the height of luxury apartment living in the heart of Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District. From the pool to the chef’s table to the observation deck on the 52nd floor, all areas have been designed to elevate the residential experience. The amenity spaces feature furnishings by the luxury brand RH. Trump Bay Street offers well-trained white glove service staff that is on call and at your service.
  2. Completed in 2016, Harborside URL is a 69-story, 766-unit apartment tower that looks like an uneven stack of blocks, scraping the sky at 713 feet tall. Located at 200 Greene Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, URL stands for Urban Ready Living, signifying the energy and space-efficient nature of the units. Harborside URL’s luxury apartments are quickly becoming the best place to live in and are developed with the needs of the contemporary urban renter in mind.
  3. The Ellipse is one of the latest additions to Jersey City’s northern Hudson River waterfront. This 43-story Ellipse presents 363 apartments and 10,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Situated in Newport at 25 Park Lane South, Jersey City, NJ 07310, The Ellipse offers studio, 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units for rent that will be available in the summer of 2017.
  4. The One towers at 110 First Street, Jersey City, NJ and is situated near the vibrant Waterfront area providing stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. Located on the corner of 1st Street and Warren Street, The One is just a short 5-minute walk to the PATH. The One offers pet-friendly accommodations, a top-notch rooftop sundeck with a swimming pool and cabanas, and is 36 stories tall. Also offered is a state-of-the-art fitness center with a dedicated weight room and yoga studio. Contact The One at for availability and/or more information.

Last year in an article posted on, 15,000 new apartments in 5 years are planned for Jersey City. The 4 complexes above are just a little over 10% of that total.



Fully Affordable Two Bedroom Apartments Coming to Jersey City

An article from Jersey Digs indicates that there is a new affordable development coming to Jersey City. In the Greenville neighborhood, 445 Ocean Ave. will be the new home of 64 affordable apartment units. The new complex, on Ocean Ave. between Dwight St. and Fulton Ave., will be called the Dr. Lena Francis Edwards Apartments. The new complex will be within walking distance of the Liberty National Golf Course and just over a mile to the Liberty Science Center.

Dr. Edwards was a local area resident and, according to the National Institutes of Health, “was one of the first African American women to be board-certified as an obstetrician-gynecologist.” Dr. Edwards has two additional locations that bear her name, Dr. Lena Edwards Park and Dr. Lena Edwards Academic School.

two-bedroom-apartments-jersey-cityThere was a ground breaking ceremony held in the fall of 2016 for the new development. When it is completed, it will have 12 one-bedroom apartments, 36 two-bedroom apartments, and 16 three-bedroom apartments. Five of the 64 apartments will be reserved for applicants who are currently without a residence, and priority will be given to US military veterans.

There are still things we don’t know about the building, like a completion date, starting rental rates, and size of the apartments.

With all of the new luxury buildings that have been constructed in the last five years in the Northeast section of the city along the waterfront, it’s good to see a developer commit an entire project to a community that feels like they are getting pushed out by upper-middle class residents coming across the river from New York.

With the rising tension of the inner city residents due to the redevelopment of the downtown area with ultra-luxury one- and two-bedroom apartments into Jersey City, this new development should help reassure the community that they have not been overlooked.



Rental Apartments as Retirement Income: Bergen County is a Nice Choice

Before we get into the topic at hand, we first need to be clear about one thing.  It takes money to make money!  If you are a regular working class person, you should know that investing in your future should start at a young age.  By that, I mean, as a young adult.  Waiting until you are in your mid 30’s to start planning for your retirement would mean loosing out on 10 good years of investing.  If you are nearing the retirement age, I hope you have made the right investment choices to get you through your golden years.  I only say that because I see what my parents are going through, as I am not sure if they had a retirement plan.

One option available, to subsidize the amount of income you are getting from social security, is real estate.  The issue lies in the fact that if you haven’t made any type of investments through your working career, such as an IRA or 401K plan, you may not have enough savings to make a real estate investment profitable.  If you had some type of investment account, when you turn 65 (or 66 for those born between 1943 and 1954) you have the option of pulling out your funds and rolling it into something more liquid.  Depending on the amount you have available goes a long way in determining what you can do with your money.

rental-apartments-as-retirement-income-bergen-county-is-a-nice-choiceIf you decide to invest in some sort of real estate to increase your retirement income, why not take a look at Bergen County luxury buildings in New Jersey with available apartments or condos.  One advantage is it is much easier to turn them into rental property than it is a single family home.  For one thing, in a condo or co-op, you don’t have to worry about mowing the lawn or keeping up with the landscape.

The farther west you go from the Hudson River, the less you will pay for a 2 or 3 bedroom unit.  Keep in mind, that the property you buy will probably not have the same luxury standards as those new luxury apartments NJ built in and around Fort Lee and Edgewater.  Your building will probably not have the amenity package like the one at The Modern. Check out this link and you’ll see what I mean. On the upside, you can still get $2,000 – $2500 a month in rent for your newly acquired rental property.


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Posted by on January 31, 2017 in Uncategorized


Hi-Rise Luxury Apartments With Pool New Jersey

Hi-Rise Luxury Apartments With Pool New Jersey

Yes, it is January, and there is still snow on the ground.  So why are we talking about apartments with pool in New Jersey?  Because, New Jersey apartments with a pool seem to be trending.  Every new building is including a pool in their list of amenities.  Some of the larger complexes are including both an indoor and an outdoor pool.  The latter would make sense since there are only 4 months of the year when you could use an outdoor pool.

theone-jersey-city-poolOne of the newer apartments in Jersey City with a pool is The One Apartments at 110 First Street.  The outdoor pool here is located atop the 6th floor.  The pool area has a hot tub, cabanas, lounge area, fire pits, and bbq stations.  If the pool were heated, you could probably get another 2 months use out of it, but once you get out of the pool, you would need to sprint back inside or at minimum have a warm jacket at your immediate disposal.

While the pool is not available during the wither months, tenants could take advantage of the other benefits in the building.  The fitness center has cardio equipment, exercise machines, free weights, and a yoga studio.  The hi-def media center makes it convenient to take your kids and their friends down to show a movie, Mom and Dad can get some alone time in the golf simulator.  And if you have little kids, there is a playroom to use, so you don’t need to have toys laying all over your apartment.

For those of us that like to do a little work from home, there is a business bar in the lounge where you can get hooked up to the WiFi while you drink your morning coffee.  The front desk concierge service is available 24 hours/7 days a week, just in case you need something that is not during normal working hours.

In addition to all of this, the super lives right on-site.

If you would like to get the full details of available apartments with pool in Jersey City, check out the website for TheOne Jersey City

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Posted by on January 26, 2017 in Luxury Condos NJ


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Turning My Apartment for Rent in Fort Lee NJ into a Luxury Apartment

Turning My Apartment for Rent in Fort Lee NJ into a Luxury Apartment

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Are you just a regular person with a regular apartment?  If you are like me, and live in Fort Lee, NJ, you can get that luxury apartment feel for less than those luxury apartment NJ prices.

Sometimes you need to choose an inexpensive apartment with big potential, and with

a little imagination, effort and investment, you can turn those not so expensive Fort Lee rentals into a more comfortable place to call home.

So, as I was trying to get some ideas on how to magically, on a budget, give my apartment a facelift.  First I had to check with the manager to make sure he was OK with me doing a little “renovating”.  I am pretty handy, so I was able to do a few things on  my own to spruce it up.

Let’s look at a few things that I was able to do, and maybe this will help jump start your imagination to do your own apartment.

The apartments for rent Fort Lee, NJ that I looked at to get my inspiration is called The Modern.  If you check them out at you can get an idea of what the luxury apartments look like.

So here we go…

Home Depot or Lowes should know you by name by the time you are finished.

  1. Paint the walls – The easiest and least expensive way to start is giving your place a fresh coat of paint.  Usually, you should stick to neutral colors for the big walls, and you can use a different color on 1 or 2 small walls as an accent color.  Make sure you mask off the base boards & door frames so you have clean lines when you are finished
  2. Lighting – Your dining room light probably hasn’t been changed in years.  You can run over to your local DIY store and pick up a new chandelier or hanging light fixture for your dining room.  It doesn’t have to be expensive, but a new modern style fixture could make a big difference on the look of the room.
  3. Upgrade your bathroom – There are many things you can do in the bathroom to give it a more luxurious look.  A new shower-head, a new vanity for the sink, new faucet fixtures. You can upgrade that ugly medicine cabinet to a new one with a real wood finish.
  4. Kitchen Appliances – Although, this is probably a little more money than I wanted spend, I replace the stove, microwave, dishwasher & Refrigerator.  I went with all stainless steel appliances.  They are easier to keep clean, and I can take them with me when I decide to get a new place.
  5. Doors & Door Knobs – Not sure about your apartment, but mine had doors on the bedrooms & bathroom that had about 12 coats of paint on them.  I went down to Home Depot and picked out some new hard wood doors,some wood stain, and some nice chrome door knobs.

Now that I am finished, I feel better about my apartment.  I am not the type that needs a huge luxury apartment.  I just want a place that I can relax and enjoy after a long day at the office.  If you are like me, I hope this article helps you get motivated to start your own renovation.



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Posted by on November 28, 2016 in Luxury Condos NJ


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Manhattan apartments: Everybody deserves one.

I grew up in a small town and when I was a child I used to dream about living in a big city full of people.  I used to play that I was a secretary working for an important company but at the end of the day I just was another kid living in a small town. When I was a teenager I had the same dream, my school was boring for me, I was bored of seeing the same people everyday. One day, when I finished my studies, I decided to move to the Big apple. I started looking for Manhattan apartmentsbecause I used to see a movie with teenagers who lived there and it always seemed very fun to me. When I saw the prices of Manhattan apartments I was surprised, because I never thought that I could actually live there. So I visited a few of them and I chose one. Now Manhattan is my home, my family comes very often to visit me, and they’re very happy for me. I could make my dream a reality and I’m very happy, besides my apartment is very comfortable and nice, I have everything I’ve ever wanted and even more. Manhattan also gave me a great job, I’m not a secretary but I’m sure that one day I’m going to work doing what I really like. I can’t complain, I have exactly what I wanted and I think that everybody deserves that.

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Posted by on August 21, 2012 in Uncategorized


New apartments in New York have everything I need.

I moved to New York city when I was 20 years old, I wanted a new job, a new boyfriend, a new haircut, etc. Since that time I’ve lived in a lot of apartments. My first new apartment in New York was pretty small, but close to everything!. I loved it, in that apartment I felt pretty comfortable. As I got older,  I decided to move to another new apartment in New York, so, my second apartment was bigger than the other one, more comfortable and nice. While I was living in that apartment I met my current husband, we started a relationship and we got engaged. Two years after that, before our wedding, I got pregnant so we decided to move to a new apartment in New York. This is our current apartment, we’re living here with our two children and we are happier than ever. After all, new apartments in New York always have had everything I needed.

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Posted by on August 21, 2012 in Apartment Rentals