The Merc’s Popularity Evident with Fully Leased Units
The Merc is an apartment community located at Moody and Main streets. It has a total of 269 units, making it one of the biggest new complexes of apartments in the Waltham, Massachusetts. The building is ideally situated in a transit-friendly spot and is now fully leased.
Northland Investment Corporation, the developer of The Merc recently announced that the apartment complex in the heart of downtown Waltham has all of its 269 units leased. Leasing started back in 2015 even when the building was not yet finished. Two years later, every unit has found its resident.
Why The Merc Gets All the Attention
As mentioned, The Merc has been hailed one of the largest apartment complexes in this part of Waltham. It has been a long time since a new apartment has been called such, making it easy for The Merc to grab attention.
Another reason why it is popular is because of its location. It is just across the Waltham Common, and there is a commuter rail stop where the Red Line riders are easily connected to the Porter Square. The square can be accessed within just 15 minutes or so.
The Merc is transit-oriented and is just a short walk to restaurants, museums, shops, and the Town Common. There are also many options for transportation, mainly if commuters are on their way to Route 128 and downtown Boston.
Perhaps one more reason why The Merc is now fully leased is because it will soon host a base for the Brothers Marketplace, a Roche Bros. brand. The outpost will feature 12,000 square feet of space and will open next year in spring.
The design and architecture of the building give The Merc a historic character that is easily visible with its three-building complex. The history of the structure stems from the old Mercantile Building, which is why it is named so. Nevertheless, it still provides an exciting and modern kind of living in the apartment units. Plus, there are ground floor shops as well as restaurants, which further improve the neighborhood.
The Merc Units and Rents
Rents at the complex start at $2,095 per month, which applies to studio apartments. Meanwhile, those who were interested in one bedroom units in the building chose from those that start at $2,495. Two bedroom units were priced at $2,895 and up.
For pet owners who wanted to lease the apartment, they were all welcome. Both cats and dogs are allowed, and there is even a dog washroom. Among the highlights of living in the apartment building is its offered sky deck that provides breathtaking views of downtown Boston.
For the units, the renters can expect the following to greet them:
- Spacious kitchen featuring wide plank floors
- Stainless steel appliances (kitchen area)
- In-home dryer and washer in full size
- Baths and showered (all tiled)
- Cabinetry in European style
- Countertops featuring white quartz
- Fitness or wellness center
- Zip cars on site
- General storage
- Storage for bikes
The apartment complex implements a smoke-free rule, and it is a green community. Meanwhile, the amenities of the apartment include the following:
- Air conditioning units
- Cable or satellite TV
- Broadband Internet access
- Garbage disposal
- Walk-in closets
- Window covering
Apart from the ones mentioned above, the apartment community also provides a business center, freeway access, and public transportation.
The pricing of the units depends on the type, location, features, and other factors. Studio type measures approximately 589 to 676 square feet with one bath, while one bedroom units have one bath as well with an approximate square footage of 666 to 878 square feet. Two bedroom units have two baths and measure 868 to 1,259 square feet. There are also three bedroom units with 1,459 to 1,468 square feet of space and two bathrooms as well.
Those who are looking for a quiet neighborhood with lots bars and restaurants close by and convenient transportation, The Merc is undoubtedly one of the best sites in Waltham City where residents and even entrepreneurs will find living stress-free and peaceful.