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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.
There are many hi-rise luxury apartment buildings being developed in New Jersey. It could be due to the lack of available space just across the river in Manhattan. This leads to more industry competition, and in some ways benefits the consumer.
In order to stay competitive, the leasing companies need to add additional benefits to attract tenants. A couple of benefits that attract the most consumers, in my opinion, would be a swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness center. Other benefits that are nice, would be a game room, screening room, and children’s playroom. I am just not sure how much use I would get out of them.
One of the buildings I am referring to is the new development at 110 First Street, Jersey City, NJ. Built in 2015, The One Jersey City, has a long list of tenant benefits including a state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga studio, swimming pool on the roof deck, small movie theater, golf simulator, playroom for the kids, an outdoor deck with cabanas, fire pits and bbq grills.
The fitness center has cardio equipment, free wights, brand name exercise equipment and a yoga studio. The complex is currently offering complimentary yoga classes for its residents. While the pictures on the website of these apartments with fitness center in New Jersey makes the area seem a bit small, I found a video that gave me a better idea of just how much room is in the fitness center.
As I read through the information I have given you, it may seem like I only care about what luxuries the apartment is offering. Some people may think that is a bit shallow or pretentious. Let me assure you that I am also concerned with the actual living conditions of the building. I am not one to need fancy things. I grew up the middle child in a middle class family in the Midwest.
To me, the rental rates are reasonable for the amount of space you get with each different floor plan. For a 600sqft Studio apartment, you will pay just over $2900 a month, a 750sqft one bed/one bath starts at under $3000 and goes as high as $3300, and you could rent a 2 bed/2 bath that is 2078sqft for $4500 a month.