Long drawn to Hudson County, NJ for its affordable luxury, added space and proximity to Manhattan, New York City renters are finding even more reasons to set their sights across the Hudson River in the face of the COVID pandemic. While much of the news reports focus on an exodus to suburbia in New Jersey, Long Island or Westchester County, there’s still a large pool of renters not quite ready to sacrifice the vibrancy and convenience of an urban lifestyle, but are seeking a nearby escape from the hustle-and-bustle of city living.
Enter the New Jersey Gold Coast which provides the perfect balance of an energetic metropolis and a respite from the crowds on New York City. Tremendous access to NJ Transit PATH Trains and express bus service into Port Authority have enabled waterfront cities like Hoboken, NJ to become strongholds in the migration to New Jersey. Home to just over 50,000 residents in its mile-square, Hoboken blends a dynamic scene of restaurants, shopping and recreation with an inventory of luxury, highly-amenitized rental buildings. The newest of its apartment offerings, 7 Seventy House, embodies all that has made Hoboken so attractive to Manhattanites during the pandemic.
Since the pandemic began, the 424-home building has seen enormous demand, driven in large measure by renters looking to receive living spaces larger than New York City can provide and access to abundance of outdoor and indoor amenities at value-laden monthly rents. Studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom homes at 7 Seventy House begin at monthly rents from the $2,300s. What’s more, 7 Seventy House is now offering up to three months free rent.
Jan A., a former Tribeca resident, had no plans to leave Manhattan prior to Coronavirus. However, working remotely changed her needs and led her to consider apartments in Hoboken, Jersey City and Weehawken.
“I am working from home now and wanted a two-bedroom home so I could have an office,” she says. “I also wanted to get a car which is very difficult and expensive to do in Manhattan. Hoboken seemed like the perfect mix of a city vibe, but with more space and room and ability to get around.”
Her Hoboken search included other rental buildings such as The Shipyard, a large rental complex on Hoboken’s northern waterfront and the 140-home Harlow Hoboken.
“None of the Shipyard properties were updated and 7 Seventy House had a better all-around set up and amenities than any others,” she added. “Everything at 7 Seventy House is beautiful. From walking into the lobby with the inviting scents, chic furniture and friendly staff to the apartment layouts with stunning views of the NYC skyline.
In terms of amenities, you can find anything you need at 7 Seventy House. There’s a brand new gym with Peloton bikes and The Mirror, spacious rooftop with views, pool, and BBQs, along with great services and technology that informs you of packages, open maintenance tickets and open the doors for guests.”
Developed by Bijou Properties and partner Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, 7 Seventy House has many advantages for those seeking an alternative to smaller apartments in highly congested areas. In addition to its expansive floorplans and world-class amenities, the building lies behind a two-acre public park on Hoboken’s western edge, a suburban-like neighborhood that’s also transit friendly with direct access to the 9th Street Hudson Bergen Light Rail, whisking residents to PATH trains into Manhattan, Downtown Hoboken and Jersey City, and other popular New Jersey Gold Coast locations.
“We’re getting a high volume of renters who have grown weary of New York City, but can’t pull themselves too far away from its lure,” says Jaqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors, the exclusive marketing and leasing agent for 7 Seventy House. “Many are anticipating a level of normalcy to resume in 2021. This could mean either commuting for a full or partial return to office, or simply wanting to remain close to New York City when its world-renowned entertainment, culture and nightlife come back to life.”
The landmark Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects (MHS Architects)-designed 14-story 7 Seventy House features multiple terraced setbacks, a glass and brick exterior and a distinctive columned entryway. Apartments include open floor plans with red oak engineered wood floors and expansive windows that bathe the homes in natural light. Kitchens boast Quartz countertops, white ceramic tile backsplashes, custom cabinetry, and a premium GE stainless-steel appliance package, with in residence Bosch washer and dryers. Luxury baths are outfitted with grey mineral stone tile and Kohler fixtures.
7 Seventy House has one of the most comprehensive amenity offerings in the Hoboken market with a penthouse pool and roof deck with lounge seating, expansive amenity deck with BBQ stations, multiple outdoor gardens, bocce ball court, state-of-the-art multi-level gym, play room, game room, indoor bike storage, on-site dog park, dog grooming room, alcove with co-working lounge and coffee station and a conference room with access to an outdoor lounge with a fire pit. The amenity spaces are strategically located on multiple floors with views in every direction including the Manhattan skyline.
Beyond the private amenities, 7 Seventy House offers services that include a 24-hour attended lobby and Hello Alfred concierge service. There’s also approximately 24,000 square feet of ground floor retail space that will serve residents and the Hoboken community.
Built and donated to the city by Bijou Properties and Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, the public park boasts a plaza with step seating and a tilted lawn panel, expansive open areas to accommodate vendors and seasonal markets, a children’s playground, a one-acre green space designed for active and passive recreation uses and a state-of-the-art 6,835 square-foot community gymnasium.
For additional information on 7 Seventy House, please visit the building’s website at http://www.7SeventyHouse.com or call 201-795-0770.