Bergen County Empty Nesters Return to Waterfront Living at North Bergen’s Solaia Luxury Condos

NORTH BERGEN, NJ -- New Jersey’s famed Hudson River waterfront, with its vibrant dining, shopping and nightlife scene, has long been a haven for young couples starting their lives together. 

That was certainly the case for Vanessa and Jonas Buzzerio who lived near the waterfront as newlyweds from 1989 to 1997.  It’s the same path being followed by their recently married children who live in the Hudson County Gold Coast cities of Jersey City and Hoboken.

With their son and daughter over 40 minutes away from their home in Bergen County’s Upper Saddle River, the now empty-nester couple decided the time was perfect to return to their roots and trade in their large single-family residence for a Hudson River waterfront condominium that provided great access to Manhattan, proximity to their children and a vibrant, energetic lifestyle. 

“We decided to downsize after our two children were married,” Vanessa said.  “We wanted a maintenance-free home with a much shorter commute for Jonas.  We lived in the Hudson River waterfront area when we were newly married and are very familiar with the neighborhood.”

With the location solidified, the couple set out to find a modern building with world-class amenities and a care-free living environment.  Their search took them to newly built condominiums in Edgewater and Cliffside Park.  Solaia, one of the waterfront’s latest luxury buildings, offered a combination of upscale homes, active living and one-of-a-kind amenities that could not be passed up.    Set against the historic Palisades Cliffs in North Bergen, NJ, the boutique building features just 70 luxury homes and 10,000 square feet of spa-like amenities designed to emphasize health, wellness and the perfect balance of life.

“We love the finishes and layout of the home and its incredible view,” Vanessa added.  The building is not too large and has a boutique feel. We also loved the modern organic vibe and the amazing amenities definitely swayed our decision. We particularly loved the common areas that allow us to entertain a larger group outside of our apartment.  This was especially important after giving up a private home with a beautiful yard and patio.  With Solaia being a smaller building, there’s never a crowd when using amenities such as the hot tub, gym and roof deck, and the party room is exceptional!”

Designed by renowned Fort Lee-based architectural firm Architectura in collaboration with Doni Douglas Design, Solaia fully maximizes its natural surroundings and unique location with dramatic Hudson River and New York City skyline views.  The building boasts a mix of one, two and three-bedroom homes with just seven private east-facing homes per floor. Most residences have private outdoor space and a select number of two-bedroom homes includes a den.  Condominiums are available for immediate occupancy and priced starting in the $600,000’s with incredible limited-time incentives.

The light-filled residences feature expansive, double-pane windows, dark espresso flooring, and living rooms with gas fireplaces, smart thermostats and Latch keyless entry for everyday convenience. Kitchens boast custom Italian cabinetry, SapienStone countertops with waterfall islands, and GE Café Wi-Fi enabled appliances. Primary bedroom suites call attention to custom closet systems and five-fixture en-suite master baths with Seedwood tile feature walls and soaking tubs.

The world-class indoor and outdoor amenities at Solaia are highlighted by The Sanctuary, a three-story wellness center dedicated to rejuvenation and active lifestyles for exclusive use of the residents and their guests. It features a fully equipped fitness center with 18-ft ceilings, TRX and boxing, and a steam room, sauna, experiential rain shower, Himalayan salt inhalation therapy room with infrared relaxation stations, jetted vitality tub, and dressing rooms with personalized residents’ lockers.

Other amenities include a co-working space with private conference room, and a resident lounge featuring a fireplace, billiards, demonstration kitchen and event space.  Outside, there’s also a dog run and a cliffside roof deck with a custom outdoor kitchen, BBQs, dining areas, firepits and lounge seating.

Solaia has been developed by award-winning Skyline Development Group which tapped The Marketing Directors as its exclusive marketing and sales agent.   The highly acclaimed team has made a great impression on homeowners with an elevated level of customer service and attention to its buyers’ needs.

“The Solaia team has been a pleasure to work with,” Vanessa said.  “They are friendly, pleasant and accommodating.  The building’s developer is very approachable and willing to help make our experience here the best it can be.”

Solaia is perfectly situated between Edgewater and Weehawken to take advantage of New Jersey Gold Coast living.  Recent citywide property revaluation has given Solaia the lowest real estate tax rate in the area.  Just minutes away are eclectic offerings of dining, shopping, lifestyle essentials and waterfront recreational and nightlife pursuits in Edgewater, Weehawken, North Bergen and Hoboken.  Lifestyle destinations such as Whole Foods and Starbucks are also nearby. Its transit-rich location has long attracted those commuting to New York City for business and pleasure who appreciate its proximity to the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, Hudson Bergen Light Rail and NY Waterway Port Imperial Ferry Terminal.

Less than five minutes from Solaia is the James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park, an expansive 167-acre cliff top oasis that offers endless recreational facilities, nature trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, the 16-acre Woodcliff Lake and more, all set against the backdrop of the New York City skyline.

For additional information on Solaia and to schedule a visit to experience the amenities and fully furnished model residences, please call 201.548.8000 or visit The onsite sales office is located at 8701 Churchill Rd, North Bergen, NJ 07047.

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