Ideally perched on the New Jersey Palisades overlooking Hoboken and Manhattan, there aren’t many places in New Jersey that can combine access to the Big Apple with a unique and eclectic mix of cafe culture and artistic community. Meet Jersey City Heights.
With a burgeoning art scene, great nightlife and practical family homes, Jersey City Heights sounds like an ideal location, right? In fact, the Heights is quickly becoming a hotspot for residents and tourists looking to strike the perfect balance between NYC and New Jersey. If you’re planning on making the move, here’s what you can expect from your new neighborhood.
1. You’ll have access to so much more than 'just' NYC.
When you don’t live in Manhattan, everyone wants to know how long it takes to get there. Here’s the good news; you can be in the Big Apple in about 30 minutes. Buses are prevalent throughout the city and can take you to Journal Square or Hoboken PATH terminals in around 10 minutes. From there it’s a short train ride to either the World Trade Center, or up towards Koreatown and 33rd Street.
But why stop at New York? Jersey City is a transportation hub. Several bus lines make it easy to get around the city itself. But you’ve also got access to the New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 1 and 9, and I-78. Road trips have never been easier to start.
2. You’ll become fiercely loyal to a bar and restaurant.
You’ll find great food anywhere in New York and New Jersey, but the Heights stands out in particular. Whether you crave a taste of the orient or some homemade classics, you’ll quickly find your own favorite eatery. If you’re a burger lover, we’re betting on it being White Mana Diner. Opened in the 1940s and recently featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, the place sells over 3,000 burgers a week, and you can grab one for just over a buck.
Enjoying a drink after dinner won’t be a problem, either. The Heights is packed full of corner bars that all promise their own unique atmosphere. If you’re anything like the locals, you’ll become loyal to your own favorite watering hole. But don’t forget to sample a few first. We recommend trying out Corkscrew Bar, the Fox & Crow, and Laguna Lounge for starters.
3. You’ll find an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Jersey City Heights real estate is located near many parks that provide a tranquil oasis where you can escape the rush of city life. Leonard Gordon Park, Pershing Field Memorial Park and Washington Park are all perfect for an evening stroll, a weekend picnic or game of touch football. Pershing Field in particular lets Heights residents enjoy a range of activities all year long, from ice skating in winter to swimming in summer. At least one of the parks will be within walking distance of your property should you decide to make the move to the Heights.
Excited at the prospect of making the Heights your home? Learn more in our Jersey City Heights neighborhood guide or start browsing our available properties today.