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With the rising popularity of everything even remotely "Hamilton"-related, you could say that it was only a matter of time before Hamilton Park in Jersey City began reaping the benefits.
As you may have guessed, the neighborhood is centered around a park, which was named after the Founding Father and dates back to the mid-1800s. It has new residential developments with lots of amenities, as well as restaurants and outdoor attractions.
The area is chock-full of tree-lined streets and 19th century brownstones that surround the five-acre park, which offers community programs such as outdoor movie screenings in the summer, sports leagues, and even Shakespeare plays. It has two tennis courts, a basketball court, two dog parks, a handful of playgrounds, and a splash area.
New luxury rental properties in the nabe include Revetment House, an industrial-chic building with amenities that include a dog run, fitness center, landscaped deck with a BBQ area, outdoor playground, and shuttle service to the PATH station; and 485 Marin, which offers an outdoor pool with a sundeck, residents’ lounge, and public park with walking paths, a playground, dog run, and picnic areas.
Plans are also in the works for MGM Marin Boulevard, which will bring 482 rental units, 121 parking spaces, and a 14,000-square-foot amenity space to Hamilton Park in 2022.
New eateries have opened their doors as well, including Van Hook Cheese Outpost, a walk-up sandwich counter from the folks at Jersey City’s Van Hook Cheese; and Tacos Victoria, which serves an extensive menu of tacos, burritos, sopes, quesadillas, fajitas, and more.
The neighborhood is a 14-minute walk to the Grove Street PATH station, and then it's 20 minutes to 33rd Street in Manhattan. You can also take the ferry.
Thinking about moving to Hamilton Park? Then check out these five studios and one bedrooms that you can rent for under $2,715 a month—far lower than the $3,550 median price for a Manhattan one bedroom.
Features of this 429-square-foot studio (also pictured top) include high ceilings, recessed lighting, quartz countertops, hardwood flooring, large windows, solar shades, and stainless steel appliances. It’s in the Park Francis, which is located on Hamilton Park. Building amenities include a doorman, daytime concierge, garage parking, on-site management, communal roof terrace, and laundry room. Rent is $2,450 a month.
Listed for $2,715 a month, this 859-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bath unit has a large living and dining area, a kitchen with new appliances, and lots of natural light. It’s in Embankment House, a luxury rental building with an industrial chic aesthetic. Amenities include a landscaped deck with barbecue stations, a fitness room, residents’ lounge, children’s playroom, bike storage, package room, part-time doorman, shared laundry rooms on each floor, on-site parking, and shuttle service to the PATH station.
This freshly painted, one-bedroom, one-bath rental—which is listed for $2,400 a month—has an open kitchen with granite countertops and a tiled backsplash, high ceilings, crown moldings, a decorative fireplace, and a washer/dryer room. It’s located in a multi-family home. Pets are welcomed on a case-by-case basis.
This $2,400-a-month, 665-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bath condo is located one block from Hamilton Park, and was renovated last year. The unit has hardwood flooring, high ceilings, exposed brick, a decorative fireplace mantel, and stainless steel appliances. There’s a free washer/dryer and storage space in the basement, and pets are welcome.
Available for $2,565 a month, this 612-square-foot studio has an open floor plan, white quartz countertops, oak flooring, and an in-unit washer and dryer. It’s in 485 Marin, an 18-story building with 397 apartments. Amenities include a fitness center, private dining room, screening room, attended lobby, and fifth-floor lounge that opens onto an amenity deck with a pool, sunbathing areas, grilling stations, and outdoor showers.
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