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June 15, 2021

Must Have Apartment Amenities in 2021


Apartments are no longer just a place to live, but rather a central lifestyle headquarters offering a wide range of services that make resident life more convenient, entertaining, and enjoyable. The things that used to be the “best apartment amenities” are no longer deal breakers, and new features have taken their place. If you’re looking for a new home base that offers spacious layouts, stunning interiors, and an unprecedented lineup of hand-selected amenities, The James awaits you. Here’s a list of must-have apartment amenities for 2021.


Full Fitness Center


Gyms are evolving beyond rows of treadmills and racks of free weights. Residents are looking to live somewhere that keeps their wellbeing in mind. With gym membership costs rising, having a space to offer wellness activities is a win. Private yoga studios, on-demand workout routines, and meditative spaces are among the modern community amenities that fitness enthusiasts crave. The James has a state-of-the-art fitness center as well as a yoga studio for residents to take advantage of. If you’re a fan of healthy living, we’ve got you covered.


In-Unit Washer/Dryer


Laundry is an inevitable chore, and laundromats and community laundry rooms typically charge $1.25 to $2.00 per load. The convenience of having an in-unit washer and dryer is something that most renters find extremely attractive. In-unit systems curb expenses on laundry, so you can focus on other necessary payments. At the James, we have in-unit washers and dryers in all of our residences, which helps you save money and optimize your time. If your current home or apartment is not furnished with an in-unit washer and dryer, we can change that.


Coworking Spaces


The number of remote workers in the US has jumped an astounding 87% from pre-pandemic levels and coworking spaces are a huge priority for this new set of workers. If you don’t have the space or resources to convert your apartment into a home office, this is the perfect solution. At The James, you will find a beautifully designed coworking lounge with private offices to support your work-from-home needs.


Transit Services


More and more residents are giving up their cars and turning to public transportation, ride sharing, or car-rental services to get around. When choosing a new apartment, you should pay close attention to the availability of these options. For those who have a car, amenities such as onsite garages, covered parking, or assigned parking spaces are crucial. The James offers covered onsite parking, bicycle storage, and nearby access to the Park Ridge train station and downtown.


Outdoor Spaces


Last year, outdoor socializing experienced its renaissance; the pandemic greatly influenced the need for more outdoor amenities so residents can safely gather, relax, work, and play. When it comes to apartment amenity trends, basic pools and a single grill are not what residents have in mind. We’ve developed our outdoor spaces to accommodate all age groups to provide you with the most value. The James is equipped with BBQs, outdoor dining areas, fire pits, games, TVs, and lounge areas, as well as a plunge pool and turf lawn.


Experience Luxury Living at The James


Forget about settling for less when you live at The James in Park Ridge, NJ. With our all-inclusive amenity collection and wide range of modern residence features, what more could you ask for? We offer studio, one, and two bedroom apartments for those looking to update their living experience in 2021. Contact our leasing team with any questions you may have or apply online for a spot in our community today. We look forward to hearing from you!