HARRISON, N.J. – While Noorin Hamid and Zain Naqvi were making arrangements for their wedding earlier this year, they were also busy choosing their first apartment together. The Monmouth County couple wanted to move somewhere where they could have an easier commute to Manhattan and also enjoy the comforts of a modern, spacious residence.
After an online search led them to Water’s Edge, a brand new community located in an emerging commuter neighborhood in Harrison, NJ, the couple was quick to decide it was the perfect place to call home. The location near the Harrison PATH station makes commuting to their respective offices in midtown Manhattan convenient, and the new-construction ambience makes them feel relaxed when they return home from work. They got married in January and recently moved into their new apartment in February.
“We both work in the city, so Water’s Edge made sense for us,” Ms. Hamid said. “The shorter commute gives us more time together and we both love the layout of the apartment. It’s a good size for two people and it feels very comfortable, so overall, it is a good living situation for us.”
Mr. Naqvi and Ms. Hamid live in a one-bedroom apartment with an especially airy, spacious living room that boasts hardwood floors and an idyllic bay window, fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a carpeted bedroom with an oversized walk-in closet. Ms. Hamid believes Water’s Edge offers more than enough space for both living and storage, especially for an urban, mass-transit area.
“We haven’t had to fight over closet space. That is always a plus,” Ms. Hamid joked. “I have a lot of clothes, but with the walk-in-closet, we are doing well as far as space goes.”
Mr. Naqvi and Ms. Hamid particularly enjoy all of the amenities and services Water’s Edge offers. Ms. Hamid said she likes having a state-of-the-art fitness center right in the community, because it doesn’t require any more travel to get to, which means she exercises more often. Mr. Naqvi is looking forward to the outdoor pool opening this summer. They also enjoy relaxing in the resident’s lounge occasionally.
The couple is just beginning to explore everything the Harrison area offers them, but they are happy to live in a growing community with plentiful retail options. Every morning, they either walk to the PATH or take the complimentary shuttle the building offers, passing numerous shops and restaurants along the way. Harrison offers a blend of long-time staple businesses with a loyal following, like the Spanish Pavillion restaurant, and new businesses that are flocking to the neighborhood near the PATH to provide services for the growing population base.
Mr. Naqvi and Ms. Hamid have noticed that there are a lot more residents around than when they first moved in. Water’s Edge has leased more than 85 percent of the available residences in the community, as renters continue to respond to the outstanding value, spacious floorplans and sophisticated array of amenities the building offers.
Located at 301 Dey Street, Water’s Edge is a pet-friendly community managed by BNE Management Group. It is part of a Harrison rental market that is currently on fire, offering many of the same conveniences and mass-transit options that sparked the revitalizations of Hoboken and downtown Jersey City. But the rental apartments at Water’s Edge offer value superior to those other transit-friendly neighborhoods, with monthly rents for the collection of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments starting from as low as the $1,600s.
The interior spaces at Water’s Edge are attractive and modern. All residences include upscale appointments such as hardwood floors in living areas, plush carpeted bedrooms, soaring 9-foot ceilings and high-efficiency washer/dryers. Chef-inspired kitchens boast stone countertops, custom cabinetry, and an enviable collection of stainless steel appliances, which include a dishwasher and gas range. The homes range in size from 545 to 1,232 square feet. Private outdoor space is available and residents receive complimentary window treatments.
Water’s Edge includes all of the amenities that today’s sophisticated renter has come to expect. A 24-hour concierge is available to assist residents, as well as 24-hour on-site management and maintenance, and a complimentary shuttle that whisks residents to and from the PATH station within minutes. A state-of-the-art fitness center, WiFi business lounge, residents’ lounge, game room and landscaped terrace with heated outdoor pool, lounge seating and a fire pit are all included for residents’ enjoyment. The game room features a billiards table, shuffleboard and other activities, while the lounge includes a fireplace and a bar. Free WiFi access is available in all common areas. On-site covered parking is also available.
Immediate occupancy is available at Water’s Edge. For more information, please visit http://www.RentAtWatersEdge.com or call 855-865-1560. The leasing office is open seven days a week.
About BNE Real Estate Group
With over 60 years of real estate development experience, BNE Real Estate Group is a national, family-owned organization that is firmly committed to creating exceptional living experiences for their residents. Their distinguished portfolio of properties include the development of over tens of thousands of homes, more than 1 million square feet of commercial space, and the ownership and ongoing management of nearly 8,000 apartments, with communities stretching from the Tri-state area south to Florida, and west to Texas and California.