Downtown Location, Upscale Apartments Draw Broad Range of Renters to Centurion Union Center

Lying in the heart of the dynamic, urban inspired lifestyle in Union, NJ’s reenergized downtown, CENTURION Union Center is shattering leasing records with great appeal to a broad spectrum of discerning renters.  More than 90% of its luxury apartments have been absorbed by residents ranging from young single professionals to empty-nesters scaling down from larger homes.

Ideally located at 945 Stuyvesant Avenue, the modern and stylish four-story building has a location that’s been a tremendous attraction to those who not only want proximity to the restaurants, shops, and retail conveniences in Union Center, but also the major business and entertainment centers of central and northern New Jersey.  Such was the case for Joe Murray, a local Union resident who wanted to rid himself of the hassles of a single-family home, yet still enjoy all that he had grown to love about this Union County borough.

“I decided to downsize to an apartment where I no longer needed to cut grass or shovel snow,” said Mr. Murray, who lived in the Vauxhall area of Union for over 70 years.   “I watched CENTURION be built from the ground up.  I considered renting in several two or three family homes, but it all came down to the location of CENTURION.  Being in Union Center, there’s access to everything you could possible need within a short distance away.”

Union Center is fast gaining recognition for its diverse downtown setting which mixes classic pubs, local boutiques, eateries serving global cuisines and new retailers such as Crow and the Coconut Yoga and B Fit n Focused Fresh Juices.  Its vibrant setting had great appeal to Jeffery Bertoncin, a young single-professional who moved to CENTURION Union Center from Long Branch to be near the conveniences, restaurants and more on Stuyvesant Avenue and a quick community to a new position he took in Irvington.  CENTURION Union Center lies near Routes 78 and 22 and the Garden State Parkway.

“I wanted a new home that was within 30 minutes of my new job in Irvington,” he said. “I looked at apartments in Morristown, Parsippany, Linden and Union.  I drove past CENTURION Union Center and immediately knew it was perfect.  The commute to Irvington is reasonable and it’s in the heart of Union Center.”

Situated about twenty miles outside New York City, CENTURION Union Center is also commuter-friendly for residents traveling to the business centers in Manhattan.  Just a quick walk away from the building, New Jersey Transit’s Union Station on Morris Avenue provides service into Newark Penn Station. 

“I was looking for an apartment that was spacious, located in a building with modern amenities and had close proximity to dining and easy accessibility into New York City,” said Sharita Petersen, who recently moved to CENTURION Union Center with her toddler son from a walk-up brownstone in West Orange.  “I’m currently working from home and plan to return to the office in 2022 so I was looking for homes with a quick commute into New York City, including West Orange, Clifton, Montclair, Bloomfield and Union.  At Centurion I can easily access the city from bus, train or a short drive in. In the meantime, it’s nice to have the lounges and rooftop to work from if I need a change of scenery.” 

Developed by LANDMARK, CENTURION Union Center offers one- and two-bedroom homes currently priced from $2,100 to $3,180 and offered with incentives that include up to two months free on a 26-month lease.  Homes are available for immediate occupancy.  Residences are lined with designer features and appointments, including nine-foot ceiling heights, wide wood-style plank flooring, vented in-home washer and dryers by GE, and open kitchens with full-size slate GE appliances, gas range stoves, island/peninsula workspaces and quartz countertops.  Luxurious baths are equipped with glass-enclosed showers, porcelain tile and polished chrome fixtures.

“The walk-in closet in my apartment is what sold me, but I also loved the finishes in the kitchen and both bathrooms,” said Ms. Petersen.  “I also just loved the building. Great thought was put into the architecture and design of the entire building. It’s gorgeous and both my son and I love it.”

“The fact the building was brand new was very attractive,” added Mr. Bertoncin.  “The island kitchen is perfect for creating space in the studio layout.  There’s contemporary finishes throughout and homes provide modern features including energy-efficient appliances and in-home washer/dryer.”

Design, function, and fun extend to CENTURION Union Center’s suite of modern amenities that enhances the lifestyle experience.  Coveted outdoor social spaces are highlighted by a stunning rooftop deck featuring stainless steel grills, dining areas, sundeck, lounge areas, bar with island seating and flat screen TVs.

“I’m retired so I get to sit back and relax on the rooftop area in the summer months, enjoying the nice weather,” Mr. Murray said. 

Inside the stylish building, there’s a clubroom with fireplace, kitchen, and seating area; resident lounge with billiards, a state-of-the-art fitness center, children’s playroom, and lobby coffee room/café. Residents will also appreciate the building’s concierge and premium package management services, dedicated onsite parking spaces, and 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, most of which has been leased by neighborhood shops and conveniences. 

“The 24-hour gym was a big bonus and there’s a great play area for my son,” Ms. Petersen added.

For additional information on CENTURION Union Center and to schedule a visit to see the furnished model and amenity space, please visit www.LiveCENTURION.com or call 888-910-0975.   The onsite Leasing Center is located at 945 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union NJ.  The Marketing Directors is the exclusive marketing and leasing agent.

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