Even if you’re far from home, a hearty “home-cooked” meal is easily accessible in the Heights.
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.
With so much to do in Harlem, it's hard to believe you'll ever have to leave. However, should you ever want to visit Midtown, FiDi or beyond, Harlem is extremely well connected.
Even if you’re far from home, a hearty “home-cooked” meal is easily accessible in the Heights. Known for its variety of ethnic foods, from Indian and Italian to Chinese and Japanese, cuisines from around the world have found their place in the Heights. Whether you’re dining on a dime or looking to eat extravagantly, there’s a little something for everyone.
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.
Rising above Jersey City, the Heights boast truly spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. As the sun sets on Riverview Fisk Park, unobstructed views allow you to take in the full splendor of the city’s lights. The Heights additionally boasts its own lush green fields in Pershing Field Park, aquatic diversions at the Reservoir, fresh adventures through the Hudson Farmers Market or strolls through the Riverview Arts District.