This article is sponsored by 68 West, a boutique rental building in Guttenberg offering a fresh ‘resident first’ experience.
If you’re a renter who’s been sticker-shocked from escalating rents in Jersey City or Hoboken, how about looking a bit north in Guttenberg. For those unfamiliar, Guttenberg sits just north of the Lincoln Tunnel and offers a significant value compared to its southern neighbors, without giving up those coveted urban amenities.
One building in particular, 68 West, provides renters the perks they’d expect in a luxury building without the high price tag. Built in 2012, 68 West is a boutique rental building of 36 oversized apartments with amenities and easy access to transportation.
The homes are large, open and well thought out, with plenty of storage and high-end finishes. Units feature large windows providing great natural light and real hardwood flooring throughout.
The kitchens are the real show stopper. Multi-level cabinet heights and large crown moldings create an elegant and inviting room. Granite countertops are paired with a full tile backsplash. A four-piece modern stainless steel appliance package provides a built-in microwave, dishwasher, gas range, and refrigerator. Washers and dryers are also included in every unit.
The living spaces are complemented by a fitness center and rooftop lounge with Manhattan views.
68 West is pet-friendly and has an onsite parking garage for residents. For commuters, the property is less than a block off Bergenline Avenue where you’ll find direct bus service to Manhattan. A one-way trip costs just $3.50 and takes about 20 minutes.
As for the neighborhood, Bergenline Avenue is the main thoroughfare, stretching almost 5 miles from Union City, West New York, Guttenberg and North Bergen. It offers miles of shops, restaurants as well as other services including various banks and a post office.
Just down the block from 68 West is a Pinnacle Food Market, Bergenline Bagels, River Road Wines, and Papa Johns. There’s also the original location of the wonderful Dulce de Leche bakery which serves up fresh bakery items, sandwiches and coffee.
The best perk of all may just be the building’s owner, TAH Properties. The company’s partners come from the hospitality industry, previously owning and managing numerous hotel properties. They’re now using this hospitality experience to shake up the rental industry with their “resident first” approach.
Unlike many landlords who overlook the resident experience, knowing their tenants are contractually obligated to them for the duration of the lease, TAH Properties does the opposite. They prioritize the resident experience in hopes of maintaining long-term residents as well as building up their reputation as a landlord you want to live with. By self-managing all their buildings, the company is able to have a much more hands-on approach. The partners hold weekly calls with each building manager to stay on top of both building and resident needs.
TAH Properties plans to build a large portfolio of rental properties in Hudson County over the next few years and recognizes the long-term value of their brand’s reputation. At the moment, they’re working on an 80-unit project that will open in Fall 2017 at 320 53rd Street and 321 54th Street.
Renters looking for a great alternative to the higher-priced Gold Coast cities should come check out 68 West for themselves. Apartments average a whopping 1,100 square feet, start at $1,825 and are available with no broker’s fee. One parking space is also included in the monthly rent, with additional parking available.
68 West is marketed exclusively by Boutique Realty. Contact Christopher Carter at [email protected] or 201.433.5500 to schedule a showing.
430 68th St, Guttenberg, NJ 07093