• The Best Buildings {With Roof Decks and Outdoor Space} In Hoboken And Jersey City

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    O U T D O O R   S P A C E…is there anything more coveted in our mile square? It comes very far and few properties between, so it’s important to be in the know. To help you, we’ve rounded up the best roof decks and outdoor spaces in Hoboken and JC to soak up some sun. Because there’s nothing better than a rooftop BBQ {or party} when you’re stuck in the concrete jungle on a summer weekend. Here are a few of our faves.

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    Photo: Courtesy of 1450 Washington Street

    1450 WASHINGTON STREET, Hoboken

    FAB FACTOR: This sleek rooftop comes fully loaded with grills and common areas to full-on chillax. This peaceful rooftop and unparalleled city views are breathtaking. Units are primarily for sale, but you might be able to score yourself a rental. 1450 Washington is one hot property, so slip on those bidding gloves and may the best offer win! If you can buy a unit that has a deeded private terrace, this little slice of heaven will transport you far beyond the realms of 14th St — and it’s one match worth fighting for!

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    Photo: Courtesy of Maxwell Place

    MAXWELL PLACE: Maxwell Lane, Hoboken

    FAB FACTOR: Maxwell Place tops the charts of luxury buildings. With six outdoor spaces throughout the community — including the rooftop terraces, two outdoor pools, the resident lounge, and BBQ areas — this Toll Brothers property delivers ultimate resort style living experience with uber city style. You could not ask for more idyllic direct NYC views than from Maxwell Place. There might be an occasional rental available, so speak with your realtor. If you’re in it for the long haul {we wouldn’t blame you!}, said realtor can also get you info purchasing {or you can pop into the sales center at 1450 Washington Street}.

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    Photo: Courtesy of The Saffron

    THE SAFFRON: 215 Newark Avenue, Jersey City

    FAB FACTOR: If you thought getting a unit at 1450 Washington was tough… the madness that swirls upcoming availability at The Saffron is like someone giving away one of Wonka’s golden tickets. The amazing thing about The Saffron is that it’s literally 3 blocks from the Grove Street Path and even closer to restaurant row. All about that location! This quick walk to brunch will be too fast to even take a Snapchat selfie of your crew walking to eat, f-realz. The building is mostly sale units, but rentals do pop up — so get your realtor on the case!

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    Photo: Courtesy of The Oakman

    THE OAKMAN: 160 1st Street, Jersey City

    FAB FACTOR: The Oakman is one of the newest, condo sale buildings to hit downtown Jersey City. They have been selling like hot cakes, so call your agent to set up a tour — like NOW — and prepare to be ‘wow-ed.’ Aside from the tranquility of the roof top scene, this ultra-luxurious building is styled with the perfect blend of industrial finishes and sophistication. No car? No problem. Rent a Zip Car and charge that bad boy right in front of the building at one of their Zip Car charging stations.

    Pro tip {and how to steal that style, without the broker fee?}: Easy peasy. Head on over to the building’s leasing office — with or without your agent. Get the scoop on the floor plans and availability, learn about leasing incentives, fill out the application, and select your lounge chair. If you’ve been working with an agent you like and you want to see them get compensated for their time, bring him or her along. They will still get a portion of their fee paid—just not out of your pocket.


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    Photo: Courtesy of The Hamilton House

    THE HAMILTON HOUSE: 255 Brunswick Street, Jersey City

    FAB FACTOR: Hamilton Park — where old meets new. If you haven’t spent time in Hamilton Park, what are you waiting for? Hop on the PATH over to JC and spend the day strolling the romantic, brownstone-lined streets, and then escape to this urban sanctuary. The Hamilton House has every amenity covered — from the huge rooftop terrace, to the yoga room, to the free cold storage for those impromptu food {or prosecco} deliveries planned while in-transit. Love this addition to Hamilton Park and we definitely think Carrie Bradshaw would approve.

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    Photo: Courtesy of 70 Columbus

    70 COLUMBUS: 70 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City

    FAB FACTOR: 70 Columbus is one of JC’s newest rental buildings. This one knocked our socks off — or weather-appropriate flip flops rather. The green building has 60,000 sq ft of amenity perks: 4 outdoor grills, outdoor showers, green areas for both kids and pups play, as well as stunning NYC views, a free gym membership at BASE {what??- that’s a roughly a $95 a month freebie!}, the PATH at your doorstep, oh and psst — hang around long enough, and you can take advantage of the Whole Foods coming soon across the street. Truly a must see!

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    Photo: Courtesy of Park + Garden

    PARK + GARDEN- 1450 GARDEN STREET, HOBOKEN

     FAB FACTOR: FOUND! The perfect combo of indoor/outdoor space. Park + Garden’s rooftop features an outdoor pool and landscaped deck, and it is bordered by multiple club rooms. This is perfect building for some fun in sun or keeping busy in the comfy living space just off the pool area {fit with a game center, might we add}.  So… if sun/swim/lounge/repeat is your summer circuit, this sleek uptown Hoboken location may be your new favorite staycation spot.


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    Photo: Courtesy of 1000 Jefferson

    1000 JEFFERSON — 1000 JEFFERSON STREET, HOBOKEN

    FAB FACTOR: Everyone thinks you need to be on Washington to enjoy our town. Not so, Hoboken ladies and gents. Enjoy 1000 Jefferson’s rooftop lounge and outdoor pool and get your fun in the sun on. With a fitness center on-site and parking options — just hop on the shuttle that will zip you right down to the PATH, or, take advantage of all of the awesome things that are popping up in NoHo {Northern Hoboken for you newbies}.

    Happy Summer, all — may you create fabulous memories — and not forget the SPF!


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    Tamara is NJ native, spending the last decade in Hoboken and Jersey City. She's a real estate agent at Boutique Realty, with offices are in Hoboken, Jersey City and Redbank. She aims to share with you all of the tricks of the trade to help you score your dream home and avoid the pitfalls of real estate. She balances the intensity of real estate by dancing her cares away in Zumba and finding her zen at her boyfriend’s studio, Real Hot Yoga. With all of the fabulous restaurants in town, her favorite date night is still a night in complete with a home-cooked meal and her favorite shows.