Bayonne’s waterfront community, Citizen Bayonne, 90% leased

The Bayonne waterfront continues to attract luxury renters, with one of the neighborhood’s premier residential communities, Citizen Bayonne, announcing Monday that it is more than 90% leased.

Accurate, the developer of the community, said its first phase of 252 apartments is nearing a full lease-up. Renters are choosing Citizen Bayonne because it offers brand-new, modern residences, upscale amenities and an attractive price point, all in a location that provides pristine waterfront views and easy accessibility to both New York City and Jersey City.

Situated at 155 Goldsborough Drive, the community plays an important role in the rental market as a value and lifestyle alternative to Manhattan, Brooklyn and neighboring Jersey City. At the same time, it’s a destination that has moved to the top of the list for a growing number of renters who have heard about everything Bayonne offers, according to local real estate agents.

“If you enjoy a quieter scene that is still close to everything, Bayonne is the place to be,” Lavar Greene, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Realty who has helped three clients lease an apartment at Citizen Bayonne, said. “The clients I worked with asked me specifically about Bayonne right from the beginning. They knew that was where they wanted to live, so word is definitely spreading.”

Nico Aronson, a real estate agent at HomeSmart First Advantage Realty, has clients who ask him directly about the Bayonne waterfront and others who are thrilled to discover it after shopping nearby neighborhoods.

“They’re finding that, within earshot of Jersey City, you can get more space and a better building for the same money,” Aronson said. “I was just shopping a client around downtown Jersey City and we moved our search to Bayonne because of the value. At the same time, I think it is the attractiveness of the setting that is really selling people. At Citizen Bayonne, you get those water views, along with really desirable, spacious layouts, which is a great first impression to make.”

Citizen Bayonne is part of Accurate’s popular “Citizen” brand of apartments rising throughout New Jersey, as well as Philadelphia, Miami, and Fairfield, Connecticut. Citizen brand apartments are known for delivering modern, high-quality housing to transit-oriented locations.

Designed by Devereaux & Associates, with interiors by HH Designers and landscape design by Melillo & Bauer, Citizen Bayonne will ultimately comprise two phases — separate five-story buildings — on Bayonne’s waterfront peninsula, within walking distance of a growing list of shops, markets, and mass-transit options.

Studio, one- and two-bedroom residences are currently available at monthly rental rates starting from the $2,200s for one-bedroom residences and the $3,300s for two-bedroom residences, net effective, inclusive of special grand opening incentives of one month free on a 13-month lease or two months free on a 26-month lease.