Study: 89% of New Buildings In NJ Offer Fitness Amenities

As more and more renters look to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle, they take into account whether or not the apartment buildings they move into are equipped with exercise rooms, gyms and physical fitness amenities. Well, there’s a new study just published by the RENTCafe, the nationwide apartment search website, which says that over the past decade 89% of newly constructed apartment buildings are offering this convenience.

Here are some statistics found in the study, as well as a link to the RENTCafe blog and the article published by the website which you may find interesting.  Learning which New Jersey municipalities are best suited for active, lifestyle renters may help you decide where to rent, if you are looking to relocate, that is:

Here are the best cities for active renters in New Jersey:

  • Edgewater leads the pack with a 69% share of buildings with gyms. Residents here will be happy to know that renting in a community with this amenity will not set them back more than $7 over the city average, which is the second-highest in the state – $3,190.
  • New Brunswick and Hoboken come 2nd and 3rd in this ranking with shares of 67% and respectively 63% buildings with gyms. Rents in these communities, however, will seriously set you back, as apartments here are between $222 and $277 more expensive than the city average.
  • Jersey City boasts a 60% share of apartment buildings with fitness amenities, taking up the 5th spot in our ranking. The rent difference between this type of building and the city average is a solid $268.
  • 43% of the apartment communities in West New York are equipped with gyms, and most probably with other premium amenities, as the rent difference between them and the city average is the highest in the state – $447.

Check out the complete ranking and how much this convenience will set you back in rent in each location:

You can access the full story here:

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