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Solaris Lofts: Chic, Eco-Friendly Apartments in Jersey City’s Oldest Neighborhood

by Hoboken Girl Team
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Over the past year, the hidden gem that is Bergen-Lafayette has continued to gain popularity as Jersey City’s newest hot spot for renters. The neighborhood’s award-winning coffee shop The Grind just opened Grind General Store featuring gourmet groceries and apparel, Plant Base Market and Café is now an established vegan zero-waste market and food spot on Pacific Avenue, and 902 Brewing Co. chose a home in a sprawling industrial complex just down Pacific Avenue. Locals and transplants from Manhattan and Brooklyn are all flocking to this neighborhood to be part of the activity and experience the unique community of artists, creatives, and pioneers.

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Solaris Lofts is the go-to luxury building in the Bergen-Lafayette area of Jersey City for renters seeking reasonable rents, large spaces, and chic urban style. The building has a unique modern industrial vibe, and also a conscience, featuring a 75-kilowatt Solar installation that provides much of its electricity production. Keep reading to find out more about these popular Lofts, located at 65 Maple Street in Jersey City.

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Exclusive Offer

Solaris Lofts is offering one month free on any 13-month lease and readers can mention Hoboken Girl for the month free when contacting Solaris. Visit their website here or call 201-247-6555 to inquire.

The Design

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The luxury apartments feature Carrera marble bathroom vanities, solid birch cabinets, stone kitchen counters, and wide plank white oak flooring. Additionally, there are giant entry doors, 9’+ ceilings, and industrial loft windows letting in a significant amount of natural light and air. The unique one-bedroom lofts feature studio prices yet offer a separate sleeping area with a full wall closet and sliding barn door for a fraction of the market price. 

Design features: 

  • Soaring 9’ + ceilings
  • Large casement loft windows
  • 6” wide white oak flooring
  • Counter-depth French Door refrigerator
  • Hansgrohe bath fixtures
  • Deep soaking Kohler bathtubs
  • “Shou Sugi Ban” Japanese charred wood exterior
  • Individual fully vented GE washer and dryer
  • 8’ tall entry doors with electronic access
  • Imported Carrera marble vanities
  • Solid Birch kitchen cabinets
  • Stainless Steel GE appliances
  • Exposed concrete walls and ceilings
  • “Montauk” black slate flooring

The Amenities

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The building’s state of the art gym with daily yoga and CrossFit classes and its Bauhaus Modern coworking lounge and conference room have proven to be key for the new work-at-home world.  The architecturally distinctive property also offers a level of environmental sustainability that is unique in Jersey City with a 75-kilowatt solar farm on its roof. It is just steps from the convenience of the Light Rail and the historic Liberty State Park with miles of jogging and biking paths and ferries to Manhattan.  

From a 75kw solar farm on the roof to a circuit training gym offering daily yoga classes to a fleet of deluxe commuter bikes for resident use, Solaris Lofts has up-leveled modern living. Charge your electric car, co-work in our lounge, or grab a bite from our gourmet café market. There’s an onsite dog park or hop on over to Liberty State Park—it’s practically the backyard. Solaris Lofts also has a retail space open to the community, featuring a gourmet market offering high end and organic groceries, including vegan options. 

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Amenities include:

  • State of the art fitness center
  • Yoga Studio with three weekly classes {currently being conducted on the Rooftop}
  • Biweekly Cross-fit style bootcamp classes
  • Running Club  
  • Onsite dog run
  • Resident lounge and co-working areas
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on the first floor
  • Onsite gourmet grocery and deli {River Mart}
  • Roof deck with views of the Manhattan skyline
  • Amazon Hub automated package storage
  • ButterflyMX video intercom system
  • Onsite parking
  • Onsite management office
  • 75 kW rooftop solar installation
  • ChargePointe Electric car charging stations
  • Fleet of deluxe commuter bicycles
  • Purified water bottle filling station

A Part of the Community

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Solaris Lofts prides itself on being active in the community and engaging residents in locally-owned and operated businesses.  The building hosts monthly residents events involving local businesses like happy hours featuring Harry’s Daughter, Valentine’s Day cooking class at Pinwheel Garden, catered Mexican Christmas Fiesta from Downtown Taqueria. 

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Solaris Lofts hires all its employees from the local community, even down to the in-house designer director, Raphael Pangilinan, a renowned artist with studios at Mana Contemporary and public sculptures in Jersey City @konusdesign.

Part of what makes the property connected to the community is that it is managed and leased by Bergen-Lafayette and Jersey City’s very own local influencer, Evelyn Ibarra @TheFoundryGirlJC, who always has the latest pulse on everything happening in the neighborhood first-hand, and who makes local offerings available to the residents. During the pandemic, she was able to connect residents with additional food options by bringing food trucks to the building weekly, as well as local plant pop-ups and dessert vendors. 

Things to Do Nearby

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Bergen-Lafayette is a tightly-knit and animal-friendly community and features many local businesses and upcoming establishments coming to the neighborhood. The neighborhood comprises popular Jersey City small businesses such as The Grind Coffee Shop, Harry’s Daughter, Mordi’s Sandwich Shop, Pinwheel Garden, Hooked JC, Plant Base Market, 902 Brewery, as well as new developments such as The Grind General Store and Cafe Lafayette, coming soon to the neighborhood right across the street at 74 Maple Street.

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Activities & Public Transportation:

  • River Market
  • Liberty Humane Society
  • Liberty Science Center
  • Liberty State Park Ferry to Manhattan
  • Paulus Hook Ferry to Manhattan
  • Liberty Light Rail Stop
  • Liberty State Park, Park, and Ride Public Parking
  • Liberty Landing Marina
  • Liberty State Park
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Exchange Place Path Station
  • Grove Street PATH Station
  • Exchange Place Ferry to Manhattan

Food & Drink:

  • Corgi Spirits
  • 902 Brewing
  • Pacific Flea
  • The Grind Shop
  • Grind General
  • Harry’s Daughter
  • Pinwheel Garden
  • Mordi’s Sandwich Shop
  • Hooked JC
  • O’Leary’s
  • Marthas
  • Plant Base
  • Mi Casa
  • 99 Ranch 

Solaris Lofts is celebrating its one-year anniversary this September in the bohemian, rapidly-changing, and tight-knit Lafayette neighborhood of Jersey City. To learn more about Solaris Lofts, visit their website here or call 201-247-6555. 


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