It may sound like it’s some distance from the bustle that is Manhattan, but the town of Montclair in Essex County is an easy commute into the city. With the arrival of new luxury apartments, Montclair is becoming more inviting for commuters.
Montclair is a town of about 38,000 that sits in the northern portion of Essex County, New Jersey, about 30 minutes north of the county seat, Newark, and roughly 40 minutes from Midtown Manhattan’s Penn Station.
Montclarion at Bay Street Station is a new luxury building at 25 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair that has forty 1- and 2-bedroom apartments for rent, to go along with the 7 penthouse apartments. The first floor of the building contains 1,200 square feet of retail space. The complex name is in reference to the proximity of the nearest train station.
The new complex has Jersey City style amenities that are comparable to the likes of The One Jersey City on First Street, including a fitness center, parking garage with bike racks, and a rooftop patio. The interior of each luxury unit includes hardwood floors in the living room, stainless steel kitchen appliances, in-unit washer/dryer sets, 9′ ceilings, and individually controlled central heat and air. This pet-friendly complex has applied for an LEED certification from the USGBC. For the convenience of the tenant, Montclarion II, as it is known in the area, has a resident portal on their website in order to pay your rent online.
Market rate apartments at Montclair II start at $2,250 per month for a one-bedroom unit and $2,650 per month for a two-bedroom unit. There are two units in the complex that have been designated as affordable housing.
The new complex is the second housing project in Montclair to be donned with the Montclarion name. The first, Montclair I, was built just over 30 years ago at 10 Pine Street in Montclair. The original Montclarion complex has 56 recently upgraded rental units, six of which are designated as affordable housing through the year 2048.