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Residents bring good cheer with Wine Wednesdays series at The Beacon


When Melissa Capo and her husband Mark decided to relocate from Maryland to the New York City area, their search for a new home took them to Jersey City. They were particularly captivated by The Beacon, the collection of historic Art Deco buildings reborn as modern residential properties with incomparable indoor and outdoor amenities. Impressed by the spacious residences, stunning views and warmth of the staff, the Capos decided The Beacon was the ideal place to live.

“The people we came across at The Beacon were pleasant and welcom-ing,” Melissa said. “My husband and I loved the diversity of both the staff and the tenants, as well as the breathtaking views and luxurious ameni-ties. Everything we experienced convinced us that we wanted to be a part of The Beacon community.” The couple signed a lease, moved in and discovered their first impressions were accurate. They met so many friendly neighbors that they decided to invite them to a wine-tasting party.

Amenity-rich apartment communities thriving


With homeownership not as accessible as it once was and many New Jersey professionals preferring a more mobile lifestyle, the demand for rental apartments will continue to boom in 2016. The hottest properties remain those that place residents within easy reach of his or her workplace.

In such a competitive market, how-ever, many developers have been sweetening the pot by building in an array of onsite amenities, which can include everything from fitness centers, club rooms and swimming pools to ultra-luxurious perks as concierge service, movie theaters and rooftop terraces.

Renters snap up The Beacon’s latest offering in Jersey City


It seems there’s no end in sight to the demand for new luxury apartments at The Beacon in Jersey City as nearly 50 percent of the community’s latest offering of 271 residences has been leased since August.

The spirited rental activity at Criterion, which rises 18 stories above The Beacon’s elevated site overlooking the Manhattan skyline and Liberty State Park, follows the successful lease-ups of four other luxury apartment buildings at The Beacon, according to Building and Land Technology (BLT), which is developing the community’s collection of residences and indoor and outdoor amenities.

Boutique rentals offer a luxurious lifestyle


Luxury is more than a word; it’s a lifestyle. And it’s more attainable than ever thanks to an array of attractive boutique rentals on the market today. These communities boast luxurious attention to detail that will satisfy discerning renters. Desirable amenities, such as lap pools and fitness centers, club rooms, dog runs, movie theaters and landscaped outdoor retreats compliment upscale features that include spacious kitchens, large windows, rich finishes and grand vistas. Convenient locations with proximity to job and entertainment centers take into account the work/play balance that today’s renters seek. Boraie Development has recently started leasing at The Aspire, a 17-story high rise that aims to be the premier address for luxury in New Brunswick.