The Heights section of Jersey City is perhaps the best-kept secret among New Yorkers. Its real estate hasn’t yet reached the prices of downtown, but it’s full of beautiful blocks with skyline views, hip new restaurants, and tons of green space. The Beckford is a new condo in the neighborhood that offers all this and more. Located right on Central Avenue, it has sleek urban luxury condos, along with a backyard and a shared roof deck with a BBQ grill and those NYC views. Currently, there are three two-bed, two-bath units on the market for $495,000.
Condos in The Beckford have in-unit elevators, floor-to-ceiling windows, and wide-plank/white oak hardwood flooring. Kitchens have Dacor appliances, Black Ice quartz countertops, high-end fixtures, and black or white custom cabinetry, while bathrooms feature custom floating vanities, glass showers, high-end matte black hardware, and geometric tiles. Amenities include the roof deck, complete with thoughtful seating areas and grass space, the shared garden, and bike storage.
The three available two-bedroom units all measure 800 square feet and are listed for $495,000. The HOA fee is $225 a month, and there is five-year tax abatement. You can see these homes and take a virtual tour here:
The Heights (as locals call it) is the section of Jersey City perched atop the Palisade Cliffs, just above Hoboken. In the mid-20th century, it was considered the highest-end part of the city, and today, it’s the fastest-growing for commerce and real estate. Known for having an “eclectic vibe and artistic culture” and more single-family housing stock, the Heights is a bit quieter than bustling downtown. But it’s still extremely convenient, with easy access to NYC via NJ Transit bus, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, the ferry, and the PATH train out of Hoboken.
The Beckford is located at 281 Central Avenue. Along with Palisade Avenue, Central Avenue is one of the neighborhood’s main thoroughfares. Within steps on Central Avenue, you’ll find popular spots like Renato’s Pizza Master (recently reviewed by the pizza gurus at Barstool), Wonder Bagels (a Jersey City mainstay), and Noches de Colombia. A quick walk over to Palisade Avenue, will lead you to Bread & Salt (considered by top food magazines as one of the best pizza spots in the entire country), Italian restaurant Corto, and Milk Sugar Love Creamery & Bakeshop.
Also off Palisade Avenue is Riverview-Fisk Park, which has great running trails and incredible skyline views. Pershing Field Park and the Jersey City Reservoir #3 are just two blocks away and offer baseball fields, a swimming pool, ice-skating rink, and side-by-side natural wetlands. Several smaller parks and dog runs are within walking distance, too.
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