When Camilo Giraldo and Jackeline Rodriguez decided to purchase a new condominium home after renting in Jersey City for four years, the couple put together a definitive wish list of their requirements. Little did they know at the time that living by the water, commuter convenience to Manhattan, upscale amenities and quality finishes would lead them past more well-known Gold Coast locations to Cliffside Park and its new signature condominium building, One Park.
“We knew we wanted to remain in New Jersey by the Hudson River, and focused our search on Jersey City, Hoboken and Edgewater,” said Camilo, who works for a large global bank located close to Grand Central Station, while his wife works in downtown Manhattan. “We spent two years looking at what was available, but nothing fulfilled all of our needs. It was very frustrating.”
From a lack of amenities to overpriced homes to unimaginative design, home after home, new development after new development fell short.
“As we became dissatisfied with Jersey City and Hoboken, we moved further north into Edgewater, but found the homes either priced too high for what you were getting or too close to River Road and all of the traffic and noise issues that come with it. We just didn’t like the vibe.”
That’s when they discovered One Park, a new 14-story upscale condominium building rising on top of The Palisades in Cliffside Park overlooking the Hudson River waterfront with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline.
“We looked at One Park’s website and loved the overall concept, including the modern architecture, incredible amenities and quality finishes,” said Camilo. “But we weren’t familiar with Cliffside Park, so we did our due diligence and visited the location. We were pleasantly surprised to discover this quiet community that was close to the waterfront and New York City, but much more suburban and not as densely built up or congested with cars as Edgewater. We also recognized that because of its elevated site, it would never be affected by major storms like the waterfront towns that are located in flood zones. It was a perfect combination.”
Convinced that they had finally found what they were looking for, the couple purchased a one-bedroom condominium at One Park.
“We love the open layout of this residence, the floor-to-ceiling windows, the overall quality of the finishes, and the smart-home attributes,” Camilo points out. “We’ll still have a convenient commute into Manhattan, and we can’t wait to enjoy the resort-like amenities. As a swimmer and amateur squash player, I’m especially excited about the swimming pool and squash court, which is a pretty rare amenity for a building.”
Camilo and Jacqueline are scheduled to move into their new home at One Park this fall, joining a number of other buyers who have discovered this sophisticated Gold Coast destination.
Developed by DMG Investments and designed by noted architectural firm Architectura, One Park offers 204 one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom residences priced from $495,000. The distinctive new landmark boasts a glass curtain wall and private outdoor space for every home. Interior spaces curated by boutique design firm, VLDG Inc. feature expansive kitchens with chef-caliber appliances, the finest fixtures, and magnificent views. Bedroom suites are calm sanctuaries for rest and relaxation, with floor-to-ceiling windows flooding the space with light. Spa-inspired bathrooms are adorned with a freestanding sculpted tub, large open shower, porcelain flooring and richly-toned wall tiles.
The dramatic elegance and sophistication of One Park are further enhanced by its more than 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities. These will include a 24-hour attended front desk, an Aquatic Center featuring an indoor 55-foot heated pool with adjoining outdoor sun deck, sauna and steam rooms; and a private furnished roof deck including dining terrace with grilling stations, fire pits, intimate seating areas and outdoor movie theater. There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness center with private Pilates room and squash court, a golf simulator, children’s playroom, a pet spa, guest suites and a secure parking garage with a fully-automated Unitronics system.
One Park’s Cliffside Park 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 and New York Waterway ferry service to Manhattan. The one square-mile borough also enjoys a diverse dining and shopping scene. The main thoroughfare, Anderson Avenue, or “The Avenue” as it is affectionately referred to, is lined with boutique stores and shops, while an eclectic offering of dining, shopping and waterfront recreational and nightlife pursuits are just minutes away in Edgewater, Weehawken, North Bergen and Hoboken.
For more information on One Park, please call 201-633-7600 or visit www.OneParkCondosNJ.com