Apartment Profile: Jefferson Mount Laurel

The upscale garden apartment community is the Virginia-based apartment developer/manager's first foray into South Jersey.

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The first completed building at Jefferson Mount Laurel welcomed its first residents at the end of February. | Photos: Jefferson Apartment Group

Jefferson Mount Laurel, Jefferson Apartment Group’s newest Philadelphia-area community, may not have a grand old Victorian mansion for its clubhouse.

But, says JAG Senior Vice President and Development Partner Drew Chapman, what it does have is a level of luxury that’s new to the South Jersey rental market: “We offer our residents a number of things other communities in New Jersey haven’t offered.”

Those things include amenities now standard in upscale apartment communities on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware, including Jefferson’s own Maybrook apartment complex in Wynnewood. That’s the one that was built around the historic Maybrook mansion, built in 1881 as the summer home of liquor magnate and developer Henry C. Gibson.

The 7,100-square-foot Jefferson Mount Laurel clubhouse will be new from the ground up — it’s rising as you read this — and what it may lack in history and originality (no 60-foot-long, 50-foot-high ballroom here) it makes up for in quality and variety of amenities.

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The interior of one of the finished units

First-class amenities for South Jersey renters

Those include a residents’ lounge with shuffleboard, foosball and billiard tables and a double-sided fireplace, a media lounge, an up-to-the-minute fitness center and a business center. Outdoor amenities include a resort-style swimming pool, a sports court, a putting green, an outdoor living room with fire pit, grills and a movie screen, a courtyard with fountain and lawn games, a pet spa and two dog parks (one for large dogs, another for small ones), a playground for the kids, garden plots and more than a mile of walking trails. The parking lot includes electric vehicle charging stations to boot.

When complete, the complex will have 490 apartments in 21 three-story buildings with controlled access. Most will also have elevators. As of now, 70 units have been completed, with more coming on line as work progresses over the course of this year.

The apartments themselves boast nine-foot-high ceilings, high-end kitchens with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, wide plank floors, in-unit washers and dryers, and private balconies and patios. Apartments with private entrances and garages with remote control access are also available.

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Closeup of the apartment kitchen

More like this to come?

Chapman says “the response has been fantastic” to the first units. He also sees plenty of opportunity to provide more apartment communities like this one in Jersey: “There aren’t a lot of Class A apartments there, not as many as in the city or the Pennsylvania suburbs.”

In addition to the Mount Laurel and Maybrook communities, McLean, Va.-based Jefferson is developing a third garden apartment community in Exton called Parkview at Oaklands. It entered the Philadelphia market with the Jefferson Pointe complex in West Chester, which it completed in 2012 and sold in 2014. This entire complex should be finished by the start of 2020.

Jefferson Mount Laurel by the Numbers

Address: 3101 Knox Way, Mt. Laurel, N.J. 08054

Number of units: 290 1-bedroom, 1-bath and 2-bedroom, 2-bath units, some with dens, some with private garages, ranging in size from 688 to 1,305 square feet. One-bedroom units range in size from 688 to 866 square feet; one-bedroom units with garages have 841 square feet of space; one-bedroom units with dens range from 888 to 952 square feet. Two-bedroom units range in size from 908 to 1,259 square feet; two-bedroom units with garages have 1,259 square feet of space, and two-bedroom units with dens have 1,305 square feet of space.

Number of parking spaces: Not available. Contact leasing office for parking information.

Rents: One-bedroom units, $1,560 to $1,720 per month; one-bedrooms with dens, $1,715 to $1,730 per month; one-bedrooms with garages, $1.875 per month. Two-bedroom units, $1,760 to $2,055 per month; two-bedrooms with dens, $2,200 per month; two-bedrooms with garages, $2,255 per month.

More information: Jefferson Mount Laurel website; 856-347-5625