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Live, work, play: There are many options in New Jersey’s thriving and diverse rental market


When Erin Sweeney moved back to New Jersey five years ago, she headed straight for Newark, rather than return to her hometown in rural Sussex County. The 32-year-old nonprofit executive said she always dreamed of living in New Jersey’s largest city. “I feel like it’s our city,” Sweeney said. “It’s a transportation, legal, education hub. It’s an important place. I want it to be great and I want to be part of that.”

History also lives at The Beacon.

Listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places, The Beacon’s six ornate buildings have been restored to preserve the architectural grandeur of its Art Deco-era origins, with marble walls, terrazzo floors, etched glass, gilded beams and moldings and bronze chandeliers. The 241-unit Hague, the latest and final addition to this community, developed by Building and Land Technology (BLT), opened in March.

“BLT had a grand vision for these remarkable buildings,” said John Masso, The Beacon’s regional manager. “To see them now fully reawakened as an inspired 21st-century use teeming with resident activity and, once again, an asset to the city, is both thrilling and rewarding.”

The community, perched at the highest spot in Jersey City, offers a range of options, from studios to three-bedroom triplexes, with rents ranging from $1,600 to $8,000 a month. An array of features, amenities and outdoor space are designed to lure young professionals, couples and retirees.

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