Brrring on the Cold: These New Rental Buildings Offer Indoor Amenities To Get You Through the Winter

Shorter days and cooler temps aren’t stopping residents of northern New Jersey’s new crop of luxury rental buildings from enjoying an activity-rich lifestyle.  With outdoor roof decks and pools hibernating for the winter, modern indoor amenities like fitness centers, sports simulators, resident lounges and screening rooms are sure to scratch the itch for those looking to enjoy social gatherings or get their bodies moving.  Here are some new rental buildings in the area that are fully equipped to keep residents inspired, energized and connected during the colder months.

Le Léo, Jersey City www.leleo.com

Situated in Jersey City’s Journal Square, Le Léo brings a boutique living experience to the historic and culturally-rich neighborhood with just 99 upscale homes and amenities designed to foster that sought-after live/work/play lifestyle.  Residents enjoy a welcoming lobby lounge, state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga studio, resident lounge, and co-working space with a conference room.  For a bit of a hotel-like feel, developers Fields Grade and Park Stone Management integrated local Hudson County favorite Choc-O-Pain French Bakery + Café into the six-story design.  The popular café is now serving up its signature house-made breads, French pastries, croissants and coffee in the street-level retail space at Le Léo with direct access for residents from the lobby lounge.

Allure 258, East Orange www.allure258.com

Allure 258 Rooftop Lounge

This new lifestyle-driven rental building features 213 upscale apartments and an inspiring amenity package to elevate the living experience.  The 18-story high rise in East Orange  — just 12 miles from NYC — boasts an attended lobby, 24-hour concierge, fully-equipped fitness center, party room which can be reserved for private gatherings, and a rooftop lounge. Residents also appreciate the building’s work-from-home lounge and conference room that provides great access for remote work.

The Franklin, Franklin Lakes www.thefranklinnj.com

Golf simulator at The Franklin in Franklin Lakes, NJ

Offering just 52 luxury apartments in the tiny Bergen County borough of Franklin Lakes, which is often recognized as one of the best places to live in New Jersey, The Franklin provides a surprisingly robust package of amenities for a building of its size.  Residents enjoy a furnished lobby, lounge/event space with a billiards table, movie theatre, golf and multi-sport simulator, children’s playroom, fitness center, conference room, private office and workspaces and a dog wash.  There is also a secured indoor parking garage with electric car charging capabilities.

Rock Pointe, Rockaway TWP. www.rockpointenj.com

Living in New Jersey’s suburbs often means enjoying more space for amenities, and this rental community in Rockaway Township is a prime example.  The indoor amenities alone at Rock Pointe span more 10,000 square feet, with an expansive, centrally-located clubhouse featuring a resident lounge with a soaring, double-height ceiling, seating areas, a fireplace and bar, conference room with co-working spaces, screening/gaming room, and more. The community’s state-of-the-art fitness center offers two stories of cardio and weight training equipment and a separate yoga room. Oversized windows provide gym goers with views of the community’s ridgetop setting. Residents also have access to a pool house, dog wash station, package lockers, television viewing areas, EV car charging stations, and a host of outdoor amenities in warmer months.

Citizen Linden, Linden, NJ www.citizenlinden.com

Architectural and Interior Design Photography.

As part of the growing “Citizen” brand of luxury rental residences from developer Accurate, Citizen Linden was designed with a wide range of lifestyle amenities and stylish, modern décor. There’s a lobby lounge, separate resident lounge with a fireplace and demonstration kitchen, and a  fitness center with virtual fitness capabilities. Co-working spaces and conference rooms are available in multiple locations throughout the building, offering a convenient option for residents who work from home or commute part-time from the Linden train station, just a short walk from the community.

Bay 151, Bayonne, NJ www.bay151.com

Maybe you haven’t noticed, but Bayonne is now a thing, especially its waterfront peninsula where new residential buildings, retail, and open space are sprouting up, all near mass transit.  One of the newest rental communities to open its doors there is Bay 151 which offers an astounding 65,000 square feet of space for resident enjoyment and convenience, including a wide variety of indoor recreation and social spaces. These include WiFi-equipped resident lounges, a billiards room with club seating, library and co-working space, business center with individual workstations and a conference room, a children’s playroom, media room, a two-story fitness center, yoga room with on-demand virtual fitness classes, and a mail room with package concierge.

Clarus Glen Ridge, Glen Ridge, NJ jmfrentals.com/projects/clarus-glen-ridge/

Clarus Glen Ridge falls under developer JMF Properties’ “Clarus” brand which promotes resident health and wellness.  The community’s generous amenity package starts with a cutting-edge wellness center where state-of-the-art exercise equipment with touch consoles, cycling, TRX® suspension training, a heavy bag, kettlebells and more are available. A separate personal training studio gives residents access to Echelon® Reflect Touch touchscreens with both live streaming and on-demand training classes. Additional amenities include a central lobby and lounge with hospitality-inspired finishes and a two-sided fireplace, reading lounge, parlor with gas fireplace and wet bar, business center, theatre room, and billiards room with vintage billiards table.

Station Bay, South Amboy, NJ www.stationbaynj.com

With over 37,000 square feet of amenities and social spaces, developer BNE Real Estate Group made the lifestyle experience of its residents a top priority when designing Station Bay, the luxury rental community on the South Amboy waterfront. Residents have access to an elegant lobby lounge with coffee bar, multiple entertainment lounges, a Matrix fitness center with separate yoga and spin studios, a co-working lounge with private meeting rooms and a smart café, a multi-sport simulator, movie theater, arcade and game lounge, kids’ playroom, a pet spa, and more.

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