Rent: Studio (from $2,096); one bedroom and one bath (from $2,306); one bedroom, one bath, and a den (from $2,401); two bedrooms and two baths (from $2,871); and three bedrooms and two baths (from $3,901).
Units: 297 upon completion, expected in December. The development is 44 percent occupied.
Year built: 2017
Utilities: Tenant is responsible for gas, electric, and water and sewer. The units have forced-hot air gas heat and central air.
Pet fees: $50 per month for a dog (under 50 pounds)/$100; maximum weight 100. $35 for a cat. Maximum two pets per unit.
Bicycle storage and loaner bikes: Free
Kayaks: Loaned free
Parking: First space is free; second is $150 a month
Modera appears to be designed for people who like to walk.
The new pet-friendly development by Mill Creek Residential is about a half mile to Wellington Station on the Orange Line and is set on the banks of the Malden River, where there is a riverwalk with a canoe/kayak launch and a wildlife observation deck. Modera even loans bikes to its residents for free — if you’d rather wheel it than hoof it. There’s bike storage on site if you have your own.
Other amenities include a media room, fitness center, yoga studio, game room, pet spa, a rooftop deck, garage parking, a coffee bar/cyber cafe, a pool, a barbecue area with a fire pit, and a conference room.
The foyer impresses with its two-story-high barn-wood ceiling and marble-print ceramic-tile floor. It leads to a lounge area with a warm-toned ceramic-tile floor that mimics wood planks. This space has couches that invite chatting, as well as televisions atop a gas fireplace for prime football-viewing opportunities. Prefer to get in the game yourself? Past the fireplace is a game room with pool and shuffleboard tables and a wet bar.
The model I toured was the 767-square-foot one-bedroom unit that rents for $2,336. Here, as in most of the apartments, there are 9-foot ceilings and the entry leads into the kitchen, which features white quartz counters; stainless-steel appliances, including a gas stove; a tile backsplash; sleek, contemporary cabinets (white for the uppers and gray for the base); and a prep island.
The living room, which has room for a small dining table, is flooded in natural light from large windows, and the unit’s bedroom suite comes with a balcony. The bedroom and bath (which has a single vanity topped with dark gray quartz) are connected via a walk-in closet. The bath, with a ceramic-tile floor and tub/shower surround, can also be accessed from the kitchen. The in-unit laundry is in a closet off the kitchen. The flooring in the main living areas is a vinyl plank.
Some of the apartments have fireplaces, and den and loft layouts are available. The development’s website is www.moderamedford.com.
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See additional pictures of the property, as well as photos of the two-bedroom, two-bath model, below: