Jersey City’s proximity to New York has made it a popular destination with commuters looking for easy access to the city, without Manhattan prices. But an increased demand for housing has led to a steady increase in cost of living — today a studio apartment in the area can cost as much as $2,600/month. While you might find more affordable options, they likely won’t include the added amenities that make sending over a portion of your paycheck each month feel worth it.
That’s where coliving comes in. Coliving, a housing type in which each resident gets a private bedroom in an all-inclusive shared suite, not only increases the housing supply, but offers renters access to Class-A luxury buildings at prices they can afford. It’s becoming a popular way of living in big cities across the country, and now it’s arrived in Jersey City at Common at The Agnes. Take a look inside!
Coliving offers the cost-saving benefits of living with roommates alongside a ton of additional perks. When you move into your new apartment at Common at The Agnes, you’ll find a fully-furnished, all-inclusive suite with everything you need to feel at home. Skip the trip to IKEA and kick back in the living room, which features furniture from brands like Article, Hem, and CB2 and a flat screen TV. The spacious kitchen, perfect for cooking solo or trying out a new recipe with roommates, is stocked with household essentials including pots, pans, a coffee maker, paper towels, and dish soap.
Beyond your shared suite, you’ll find your own private bedroom. Common provides the basics: a bed frame, mattress, nightstand, lamp, mirror, and even hangers — giving you plenty of room to make the space your own. Some bedrooms also offer en-suite bathrooms!
If living with roommates sounds tricky, you’ve probably never lived in a coliving home. Each member only pays their own all-inclusive bill (that means no more Venmo requests for toilet paper or electric) and the suite is cleaned on a regular basis by one of our professional cleaners.
Amenities for comfort and convenience
At Common at The Agnes, your apartment doesn’t end outside your front door. Alongside a 4th-floor lounge that’s exclusive to Common members, bike storage, and in-unit laundry, your rent also gives you access to time and space saving amenities.
Make the most out of remote work
For hybrid or remote-workers, Common at The Agnes offers plenty of space to be productive, whatever that looks like for you. Grab your headphones and head to the club room and work space, complete with comfortable couches, booths, and communal tables.
Take a break and find inspiration in the building’s art and design library, a peaceful space with a curated book collection and comfortable seating. And once you close your laptop for the day, the club room’s 360 degree fireplace offers the ideal spot to catch up on TikTok or with a friend.
Unwind and connect
As a member at Common at The Agnes, you’ll also have access to the building’s fitness center and pool — a huge win in cold Jersey City winters, and a huge relief on your wallet. In warmer weather, enjoy your morning coffee (straight from the building’s cafe!) in the courtyard, or take in the sunset with new friends from the patio.
For the social butterfly, Common at The Agnes also offers a communal kitchen that can be rented out for private events — think Friendsgiving, birthday parties, or cooking classes.
Location, location, location
Even if you love everything about your apartment, if you don’t love what’s outside of it, you’re going to have a hard time creating a comfortable lifestyle. Common at The Agnes is located in Jersey City’s West Side, a neighborhood well loved for its small town charm — think local businesses, quaint architecture, and a friendly community — and its easy access to everything that makes city living great.
Spend your Saturdays at nearby Lincoln Park, which spans 273 acres and offers everything from fishing ponds to bike trails and public art. Grab lunch at one of the area’s many delicious local restaurants, including its community of popular Filipino and Italian food. For everyday conveniences, you’re a short walk or drive away from Big Lots, Marshalls, Staples, Asian Food Markets, and HomeGoods — perfect for decorating your new space.
For full-time commuters and hybrid workers, Common at The Agnes has your back with a free shuttle to the Journal Square PATH station that runs every weekday and rush hour. Arrive in Midtown Manhattan in 40 minutes!
Book a tour
Common at The Agnes offers an exciting opportunity for renters to live in a luxury building at an attainable price, with a built-in community, incredible amenities, and even more perks we didn’t have space to mention here (like discounts to local and national brands.) There’s a lot more to discover, so why not book a tour? Rent starts at $1,515/month! Head to our website to explore the home virtually or in-person, and learn why Jersey City’s first coliving home is right for you.