Did you hear about the historic tax reduction happening in Weehawken, N.J., right now? The markdown from 2.23 percent to 1.49 percent has made this one of the Gold Coast’s most homeowner-friendly zip codes and has turned Avora into one of the hottest address on both sides of the Hudson.
From its poetic perch on the Weehawken waterfront facing Midtown Manhattan, Avora combines striking looks, resort-style luxury amenities, and comfort in contemporary condominium homes.
The 11-story building is conveniently located within the Port Imperial master-planned community, with light rail and ferry right on site providing quick commutes to neighboring Hoboken and Jersey City, as well as Midtown and Downtown Manhattan, including Hudson Yards.
So exactly what does that tax reduction — which will go into effect this year — mean in dollar terms? As an example, if you purchase a two-bedroom Avora home for about $1.23 million, you’ll save $96,190 over 10 years.
“It’s already had an impact on buyers who were still exploring other possibilities in New York City and along the New Jersey waterfront but decided to move forward at Avora,” said Gabe Pasquale, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for developer Landsea Homes.
Of course, a light tax load is just the latest reason buyers have responded so positively to Avora, which sold out its first phase in short order and is moving homes quickly in its second. Avora has racked up awards, most recently winning the 2018 National Community of the Year award from the National Association of Home Builders in addition to six Silver Awards. It’s also designed to achieve LEED certification, with renewable energy and sustainable practices embedded in its DNA.
But that’s probably not the explanation for Avora’s presence on the heatmap either. A better answer would start with the resort-style amenity package with 30,000 square feet of indoor space plus the community’s focal point, a third-floor outdoor plaza where unobstructed Manhattan views can be enjoyed while you swim in the pool, cook on the grill, eat at the picnic tables, or just relax on the amphitheater seating and take it all in.
Inside, there’s a private screening room where you can enjoy your favorite movie in immersive surround sound. Entertain in a club room with a catering kitchen and bar, or get down to work in the boardroom, tech lounge or business center. A different kind of work awaits inside the state-of-the-art fitness center, stocked with cardio and strength training equipment. Avora offers bike storage, secured garage parking and even on-site pet grooming.
The gorgeous lobby is another vibrant social space, but it’s also a practical one, with cold storage for grocery delivery and a concierge at your service 24/7. It’s through that concierge that residents can enjoy one of Avora’s best perks: “While You’re Away” service. Whether you travel for business or pleasure, you can go with the peace of mind knowing that your mail, packages, and anything else you need are taken care of during your trip.
Equally thoughtful are the residences, which blend contemporary style and fine finishes with balconies and terraces that lean into their Manhattan skyline views. Kitchens are designed with the home chef in mind, with professional-grade stainless steel KitchenAid appliances set in European imported stone. Master suites are designed with sleek lines and designer porcelain spa baths that fill from the ceiling. Kohler fixtures and Robern cabinets complete the stylish spa aesthetic.
Residences at Avora include 184 one-, two-, and three-bedroom homes and a limited quantity of duplex penthouses priced from the $800,000s to more than $4 million.
If you’d like to learn more in advance of Avora’s early-2018 occupancy, stop by the sales gallery at 500 Avenue at Port Imperial, open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. You can also visit AvoraLiving.com or call 201-499-1638.