Best 9 Affordable Luxury Apartments in Jersey City (With Videos & Photos)

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Jersey City Skyline
Jersey City Skyline

Do you want to live half an hour away from Manhattan, but don’t feel like Queens or Brooklyn are quite right for you? Do you want to wake up in the morning with incredible views of Lower Manhattan? Do you also want an affordable luxury apartment that makes those crazy-high Manhattan rents seem like a childhood nightmare you want to forget? Then Jersey City might be the best choice for you.

View of Downtown Manhattan from the Exchange Place, Jersey City
View of Downtown Manhattan from the Exchange Place, Jersey City – Photo Credit: John St. John

There are many other reasons you want to make Jersey City your home, like no tax on clothing, great beaches, lots and lots of restaurants and did we already mention cheap rents? Well, everything is cheaper in Jersey City compared to NYC, luxury apartments included.

Let’s take a look at available options for luxury apartment dwellers that don’t want to break the bank, starting with the basics. The average rent in Jersey City is $2,831 per month. If you’re looking for a 2 or 3-bedroom apartment, expect to pay north of $3,500. Affordable luxury apartments would start at roughly $2,000 for a studio and $3,000 for a one-bedroom. Let’s take a closer look at some of the best apartments on offer.

1. Parkside East (Official Website)

Address: 30 Newport Parkway, Jersey City, NJ 07310
Parkside East offers spacious floor plans, incredible waterfront and Manhattan skyline views. Located on the Hudson River Waterfront, it is perfect for those who want to enjoy an active lifestyle. It comes with 24-hour doorman and concierge, fitness center, BBQ and picnic areas, and bike racks.

Studios start around $2000, while a 2-bedroom apartment is just shy of $3000. Not bad!

2. 70 Columbus (Official Website)

Address: 70 Christopher Columbus DriveJersey CityNJ 07302
70 Columbus is a new addition to Jersey City skyline. It was designed by the famous architect Kostas Condylis and interiors designed by up-and-coming Andres Escobar. Residents can enjoy panoramic views of the NYC skyline and a wealth of luxury amenities, such as a pool, sports court, 24-hour attended lobby, pet area and party room.

Studios start around $2000, while a 2-bedroom apartment starts at $3350.

3. Journal Squared (Official Website)

Address: 615 Pavonia AvenueJersey CityNJ 07306
Located steps away from the Journal Square Transportation Hub, the rental tower was finalized in 2017 and offers affordable luxury rentals in the very close proximity to the PATH train. Residents on a tight schedule can enjoy exclusive perks such as apartment cleaning, in-home package delivery and grocery shopping.

Studios start around $2000, while a 2-bedroom apartment starts at $3200.

4. Newport Luxury Rentals (Official Website)

Address: 100 Town Square PlJersey CityNJ 07310
Newport is a massive planned community alongside the Hudson River Waterfront. It was built by the wealthy LeFrak family. Residents will enjoy the “fastest commute to Manhattan” from any other residential community in Jersey City and some incredible skyline views of Lower Manhattan.

Studios start around $2000, while a 2-bedroom apartment starts at $2780.

5. 225 Grand (Official Website)

Address: 225 Grand StreetJersey CityNJ 07302
Located in the heart of Grove Street and Historic Downtown Jersey City, 225 Grand is a new luxury rental building that matches superb amenities with NYC views. The building lies in close proximity to the PATH train, which allows for a very short commute to Manhattan. Residents can enjoy a billiards lounge, a media room, a social room with wifi and a lots of other exciting amenities.

Studios start around $2200, while a 1-bedroom apartment starts at $2301.

6. Essex Commons (Official Website)

Address: 39 Greene StreetJersey CityNJ 07302
Just a short walk from the ferry and the PATH, Essex Commons offers affordable luxury rentals in the tree lined Paulus Hook neighborhood. The building features a stylish marble lobby, a state-of-the-art fitness center and gated parking.

One-bedroom apartments start at $2300, whilst a 3-bedroom apartment will cost you under $4000.

7. Pacific (Official Website)

Address: 25 River Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07310
It’s all about affordable luxury at Pacific, which is part of the massive Newport mix-used community developed in Downtown New Jersey. Incredible views of Lower Manhattan, a children’s playroom, a fitness center and spacious floor plans, are just a few of the amenities residents can enjoy. Did we also mention that the apartment building is pet-friendly?

One-bedroom apartments start around $2,500, whilst a 2-bedroom apartment starts at $3300.

8. The Beacon (Official Website)

Address: 20 Beacon Way, Jersey City, NJ 07304
The Beacon is an apartment complex that spreads over 10 buildings and boasts 1,200 luxury rental units. In addition to apartments, you’ll also find a large shopping center and a 25,000 square foot lifestyle center. Residents can enjoy panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and lots of luxury amenities such as a 24-hour concierge, beautiful ceramic tile flooring, indoor swimming pool and yoga rooms.

Studios start around $1,600, whilst a 2-bedroom apartment starts just above 2,000.

9. Rivet at University Place (Official Website)

Address: 23 University Place Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Part of the mixed-used redevelopment named University Place, Rivet is a new affordable luxury apartment building in the the Hackensack River Waterfront District of Hudson County in Jersey City, NJ. Its distinctiveness comes from the buildings industrial look apartments with high ceilings. Building amenities include Wi-Fi enabled cyber café, a pet spa, 15,000 sq. ft.  third floor courtyard, a fully equipped fitness center with fitness on demand and a TRX system as well as a concierge service.

Studios start at $1,698, whilst 1-bedroom apartments start at 2,110 and 2-bedroom apartments at $2,890.

Featured Image Photo Credit: JJ