Collection of 125 Luxury Residences and 20,000 Square Feet of Amenities Opens Near Train Station

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ – The American, the luxury rental community near the Morris Plains train station, is now open for leasing, developer JMF Properties announced today.

Located at 1000 The American Road, The American delivers 125 brand-new luxury rental residences to Morris Plains, along with a new pedestrian walkway that connects the community to the train station and the many shops and restaurants in the borough’s downtown. Renters will enjoy a well-balanced lifestyle, with modern interiors, upscale appointments, and more than 20,000 square feet of dedicated indoor and outdoor amenity space.

The American opens with nearly 40 percent of its residences already  pre-leased to renters who joined the community’s wait list.

One- and two-bedroom residences are currently available at monthly rental rates starting from $2,775. New-construction specials are available for a limited time. Immediate occupancy is available.

For more information or to schedule a tour of the property visit or call 973-221-8724.

“The American brings a new type of luxury housing to historic Morris Plains, one that offers renters not only beautiful new apartments, but a complete lifestyle package,” said Joe Forgione, the Founder and Principal of JMF Properties. “As we designed this community, our goal was to enhance the resident experience in every way possible, and the result is a product that sets a new standard for rental living in suburban Morris County. We are proud to announce the launch of leasing and look forward to welcoming our first residents in the near future.”

The residences at the American offer up to 1,390 square feet of living space and include features such as nine-foot ceilings, seven-inch composite plank floors, energy efficient LED light fixtures, Energy Star certified appliances, and oversized windows with custom shade treatments. In-unit washer/dryer combo, Moen faucets and shower fixtures, marble mosaic showers, porcelain bath floors, a high-performance heating/cooling system, and Saflok Saffire entry locks with Bluetooth remote feature option are among the many additional finishing touches included.

The gourmet kitchens at The American stand out for their combination of elegance and high-performance features. Renters will find European-style two tone kitchen cabinetry, quartz countertops with undermount stainless steel sink and faucet, glass tile backsplashes, Whirlpool stainless steel gas burner cooktops, XOC stainless steel glide out visor range vented hoods, Samsung stainless steel refrigerators, and Blomberg dishwashers in every home.

JMF made enhancing resident quality of life its top priority when designing The American, a key pillar of the firm’s signature “inside out” approach to development. JMF places the resident experience at the center of every decision it makes throughout the development process, resulting in a luxury community that offers plush, modern residences, key conveniences, and  ample indoor and outdoor amenity space dedicated to resident wellness and enjoyment.

More than 20,000 square feet of amenities are available to residents of The American, including a luxe lobby and lounge with an iron and glass vestibule, polished porcelain Statuary tile and a fireplace. The cutting-edge fitness center features state-of-the-art Matrix equipment and a separate personal training studio with a TRX system, kettlebells, pro boxing punching bag, and yoga equipment. A business center with coffee bar, conference rooms, and private enclosed workspaces, a second-floor lounge with fireplace and coffee bar, a theatre room, a golf simulator, and a billiards room round out the amenity offering.

Outside, a courtyard with a variety of seating and dining areas, a firepit, BBQ grills and intricate landscaping details provides residents with opportunities to relax in the fresh air. A controlled access main entry, electronic doorman, onsite covered garage parking, additional exterior parking, onsite management, and private storage lockers are among the other conveniences and services available to residents.

Situated in the heart of Morris County, Morris Plains is a charming borough of close to 6,000 residents. Its town center is just a short walk from The American, where restaurants and eateries such as Arthur’s Tavern, Carmel Haifa, Time for a Bagel, Tony’s Pizza and Scoop Station Ice Cream line attractive Speedwell Avenue. The many restaurants, shops, festivals and cultural attractions of downtown Morristown are just a 2.5-mile drive away. Residents of The American will also be less than a mile from two premium retail properties JMF and partners are developing, Morris Marketplace, which will deliver 140,000 square feet of retail space and a variety of community-oriented attractions, and Cedar Village, where a brand-new 7-Eleven with gas just celebrated its grand opening on March 14th, in a retail village anchored by Lowe’s Home Improvement.

Morris Plains residents also enjoy a plethora of recreation on the direct western border of the borough, where Central Park of Morris County offers 420 acres of park land to explore. Facilities available for public use include athletic fields, roller hockey rinks, sand volleyball courts, a five-acre dog park, children’s play areas, a natural amphitheater, disc golf course, and 11 miles of trails.

Nestled between Morristown, Morris Township, Parsippany and Hanover Township, Morris Plains offers easy access to highways such as Route 287, Route 80, Route 202, Route 24, and Route 10. Manhattan is a 30-mile drive away, or commutable via NJ TRANSIT’s Morris Plains station, which offers direct service to New York Penn Station. Morristown is also accessible by train, just a four-minute ride away.

In addition to The American, JMF owns multiple luxury residential communities that are in various stages of development and construction, including Clarus Berkeley Heights, slated to open in early 2024.

For more information on The American, visit For more information on JMF Properties, visit

About JMF Properties

Under the leadership of Joseph M. Forgione and his 25 years of experience in the industry, JMF Properties has developed a reputation for creating residential, retail, and mixed-use communities of lasting value in some of the state’s most desirable locations. Mr. Forgione has developed more than 2,500 residential units and multiple commercial and retail properties during his career, with more than a dozen current projects totaling over 3.5 million square feet of retail and 1,800 residential units, with another 3 million square feet under development. Projects range from transit-oriented developments to urban and suburban retail centers to sprawling office parks.

As a former long-time Commissioner of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, a graduate of civil engineering, and a member of the New Jersey Civil Engineers, Mr. Forgione understands the unique responsibilities and needs of all stakeholders involved in the development process, including local government officials, architects, construction managers, investment partners, community members and end users. This holistic approach to development has been vital to JMF’s success, allowing the company to identify under-valued assets, forge strategic partnerships, and develop dynamic residential and retail properties that enhance their host communities, including the first residential community designed for WELL certification in New Jersey.

Mr. Forgione believes in good corporate citizenship. He is a founding board member of REED Academy School for Autistic Children in Oakland, NJ and a long-term fundraiser for Employment Horizons Corp, an organization that provides job training and placement services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. He constructed and donated five homes for Arc/Morris County chapter and recently constructed a group home for Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey, which he donated to the organization in 2020. He is a supporter of engineering education in New Jersey and Don Bosco Preparatory High School, where a new math, science and robotics facility, the Forgione Family Engineering Center, opened to students in 2022.

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