Perched atop the New Jersey Palisades, overlooking Hoboken and the Manhattan skyline, Jersey City Heights is becoming a go-to spot for new residents and tourists alike. Once known as Hudson City, the Heights was previously an independent municipality that formally became part of Jersey City in 1870. Offering luscious green parks, the Riverview Arts District and bustling thoroughfares dotted with shops and restaurants, it’s clear the Heights is making its name as a premier destination.Comprised of mainly one- and two-family homes, the most famous being the Van Vorst farmhouse (considered to be the oldest single-family home in Jersey City), the Heights offers larger spaces at desirable price points but maintains close proximity to the Big Apple. New zoning laws in the recently named Riverview Arts District allow for live/work spaces, making the Heights a haven for budding artists.
Take the stairs off Paterson Plank Road to Hoboken’s 2nd Street Light Rail Station or the elevator at Congress Street to the 9th Street Light Rail Station to easily commute around Hoboken, Weehawken, Jersey City, Bayonne and beyond! New Jersey Transit bus routes also serve this neighborhood, with several major lines to help you zip around locally or the 123 and 125 busses running to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. You can find several prominent stations lining the main thoroughfares such as Central Avenue, Palisade Avenue or Summit Avenue and smaller minor stops conveniently located throughout the town.
Take a break from extravagant club scenes fraught with blasting music and bottle service and pop into any of the many corner bars throughout this neighborhood. Each bar has a slightly different flavor (though most promise at least a beer and a bite to eat!) and every local swears loyalty to “their” beloved bar. Find your niche by starting with our five faves.
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