The Upscale 399-Home Community Provides Danielle Grisales an Escape from Busy City Life While Still Offering Great Proximity to Manhattan

HARRISON, NJ – For many years, Danielle Grisales had found a nice balance living in Jersey City, where she could embrace an urban lifestyle while remaining close to both her family in New Jersey and near her workplace in Manhattan.  However, a recent desire to undertake a transformative lifestyle shift would lead her on a quest to find a community that transcended mere space and embodied the true essence of a “home.”

“I came to realize that I was seeking more than just a place to live,” Danielle said. “I yearned for a haven that resonated with my preferences and priorities.  Being a New Jersey native, the pull to be closer to family has grown stronger, prompting me to seek not just a home for my current life stage, but a sanctuary that embraces community, comfort, and convenience in perfect unison and within great proximity to friends and family.”

Danielle had several key criteria in mind when it came to finding a new home. Space was a top priority and she desired a more open and expansive living environment.  A modern building with contemporary amenities was also crucial.  

“Proximity to New York City was also significant, but I sought a delicate balance – access to the urban offerings without being engulfed in constant chaos,” she added . “Additionally, fostering a welcoming community was paramount, as I valued not just a place to live but a sense of connection with my neighbors.”

Danielle toured approximately 15 properties as she explored her options. While initially looking to stay in Jersey City, its changing dynamics, rising prices, and a decline in community warmth prompted her to expand her search to other nearby cities like Hoboken, Bayonne and Harrison.

“In Bayonne and Hoboken, I appreciated the spaciousness and neighborhood charm, but the inconvenience of public transportation was a drawback,” she said. “In Jersey City, while newer buildings showcased modern features, I faced challenges with the amenities provided. While I liked specific amenities that were offered, such as working spaces, outdoor space and communal areas, it seemed they were not thoroughly curated for the tenants, appearing more as offerings than thoughtful additions.  In Harrison, the contemporary designs, the array of amenities, and the inviting atmosphere fostered by the friendly tenants all stood out. Space was a key consideration for me, and compared to other apartments, the ones in Harrison felt more open and spacious.”

The Wyldes, the latest high-end rental introduced by Advance Realty Investors in Harrison’s Riverbend District, provided the perfect harmony of modernity, community warmth, and thoughtful amenities that aligned seamlessly with Danielle’s lifestyle.

“I was immediately drawn to The Wyldes’ proximity to the train, ease of transportation and access to New York City and the building's modern features and amenities,” Danielle continued.

After touring the five-story building, the homes, world-class amenities and overall sense of community and professionalism made a great first impression on Danielle and set the tone for the positive experience she has received at The Wyldes. 

“The Wyldes truly stood out for me when it came to overall value,” Danielle said.   “It wasn't just about ticking boxes; it was about finding a place that resonated with my lifestyle and goals. The modern design instantly caught my eye, and the array of amenities, from the staff to the cozy co-working and entertainment spaces, made it clear to me that this was more than just a living space. The responsive and friendly team added an extra layer of comfort, making every interaction enjoyable. What truly sealed the deal was the vibrant community atmosphere which is what makes The Wyldes a special place to call home.”

Designed by MHS Architecture, The Wyldes features a mix of 399 well-appointed studios, one- and two-bedroom homes loaded with designer features that include luxury plank flooring, Bosch in-home washer/dryers, integrated millwork home office nooks with floating shelving in most homes, along with kitchens offering GE stainless steel appliances, designer cabinetry and quartz countertops. Most homes offer 10’ ceiling heights and select loft residences offer 13’ ceiling heights, with oversized Pella windows maximizing natural light, and most providing balconies or expansive terraces.

Residences are priced from the mid-$2,000s and are offered with limited-time Grand Opening incentives including up to two months free rent.  The Marketing Directors is the building’s exclusive marketing and leasing agent.

“The homes at The Wyldes impressed me in various ways,” Danielle recalled.  “The modern design and impeccable cleanliness immediately caught my eye, creating an inviting atmosphere. The finishes and appliances are not just functional but also aesthetically appealing. It was evident that the developer put thought into maximizing space, catering to the tenant, and attending to every small detail. The apartment features were truly curated, creating a unique and welcoming living experience.”

Equally as important for Danielle was the thoughtful design of the socially-infused amenities that make The Wyldes feel not only like a home, but a vibrant and close-knit community, she pointed out.

“The amenity package at The Wyldes provided the lifestyle and convenience I was looking for, not to mention the stunning aesthetics. What truly impressed me were the thoughtful additions like the two-floor 24-hour gym, providing ample space for varied workouts and flexibility for me to workout at any time. The coworking spaces were a practical and welcoming touch, perfect for remote work or collaborative projects. The various building resident events created a sense of community, making it a place to connect with neighbors. Additionally, the tasteful demonstration kitchen space and entertainment rooms added another dimension to the living experience. The incredible soundproof room for karaoke is nothing short of awesome. These unique features showcased The Wyldes' commitment to offering a well-rounded and enjoyable living environment that resonated with my preferences and lifestyle.”

The Wyldes offers an impressive 45,000 square feet of outdoor green space.  Amenities include The Sky Deck, a landscaped rooftop boasting breathtaking views of downtown Manhattan and the Newark skyline, which features a bar with TVs, multiple firepits, sun loungers, and barbecues with inviting outdoor dining areas. The Greene treats residents to a landscaped courtyard with lounge seating, barbecues with outdoor dining areas, TVs, firepits, sun loungers, ping pong, and a cozy screening area.  The Pool offers a resort-style infinity-edge pool, firepits, sun deck, and additional barbecues and outdoor dining areas.

Indoors, two lobbies greet residents with double-height lounges, a coffee station and commercial-grade demonstration kitchen.  There’s also a virtual gaming/karaoke room with a mini bar, the Pool Hall billiards room with a media lounge and kitchenette, the Garden Bar lounge and The Clubhouse lounge, with a media center and full kitchen.  The Office and Reading Room library offer flexible co-working spaces, including private offices and conference rooms. The Wyldes also offers The Gym, a two-story fitness center with specialty trainers, yoga classes, free weights, cardio training on demand, rower machines, and virtual workouts, making fitness goals easily achievable. 

For more information on The Wyldes, visit The building’s leasing program is being conducted from an on-site leasing office at 1100 South 5th Street where prospective residents can experience a private journey through the property’s furnished model homes and almost 70,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities.

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