The area in Jersey City known as “The Heights” is home to some of the country’s most well preserved Victorian mansions.

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About the Neighborhood

Curbed Cup WinnerAs property values soar across the five boroughs of New York City, many are setting their sights on Jersey City, which has recently been named, "New York City's Best Neighborhood" by Curbed Magazine. While the Wall Street crowd has long been attracted to the promise of cheaper rents and a speedy ride into the city, Jersey City has shaken off previous misconceptions to become the premier place to live and play for people of all backgrounds and walks of life.


One of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, Jersey City has developed a cosmopolitan ambience of its own that surpasses New York City's top 'nabes'. This neighborhood guide provides the secrets to help you get around easily, sniff out locals’ favorite hangouts and get a taste of Jersey City’s exemplary dining.


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With so many transportation options available, it’s no surprise that nearly half of Jersey City commuters take public transit. That’s the second highest percentage of riders for any U.S. city with a population over 100,000, behind only New York City and in front of Washington, D.C.

Whether by rail, water or roadway, getting around Jersey City (and over to Manhattan) is simple.


Trendy restaurants aren't just for the Manhattanites. Celebrity chefs have already set their sights on the "sixth borough," carving out their nooks, staking their claims and throwing open the doors to eateries sure to impress the most discerning foodies.

Light Horse Tavern 199 Washington St. Jersey City, NJ 07302
201.946.2028 |
Porta 135 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07302
201.544.5199 |
Edward’s Steakhouse 239 Marin Blvd. Jersey City, NJ 07302
201.761.0000 |
The Hamilton Inn 708 Jersey Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07302
201.839.5818 |
Taqueria Downtown 236 Grove St. Jersey City, NJ 07302
201.333.3220 |
Satis Bistro 312 Washington St. Jersey City, NJ 07302 
201.435.5151 |


Whether you're looking for an upscale club or a corner pub, you don't need to cross the Hudson to satisfy your inner party animal. With plenty of options right in Jersey City, you're bound to find your go-to place for a nightcap in no time.

Pint 34 Wayne St. Jersey City, NJ 07302
201.367.1222 |
Lucky 7 Tavern 322 2nd St. Jersey City, NJ 07302
201.418.8585 |
South House 149 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07302
201.209.1316 |
Barcade 163 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07302
201.332.4555 |
dullboy364 Grove St. Jersey City, NJ 07302 
201.795.1628 |


One stop on the light rail can take you from the heart of Jersey City to the heart of Hoboken without you even noticing you've crossed city lines. From its infamous nightlife scene to its trendy boutiques, the "Square Mile City" is a perfect quick trip for Jersey City dwellers.

Carlo’s Bake Shop 95 Washington St. Hoboken, NJ 07030
201.659.3671 |
Amanda's Restaurant 908 Washington St. A Hoboken, NJ 07030
201.798.0101 |
Cooper's Union 104 Hudson St. Hoboken, NJ 07030
201.222.3443 |
Mangia Hoboken Hudson Pl. & River St. Hoboken, NJ 07030
201.653.1500 |
Elysian Café 1001 Washington St. Hoboken, NJ 07030
201.798.5898 |


While the allure of the Big Apple's iridescent lights may be tempting, there's more to do in Jersey City than you may think. Picturesque parks, a cornucopia of commerce and a hearty dose of history capture the hearts of those who explore the "sixth borough."

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island New York, NY
212.363.3200 |
Liberty Science Center 222 Jersey City Blvd. Jersey City, NJ 07305
201.200.1000 |
RPM Raceway 99 Caven Point Rd. Jersey City, NJ 07305
201.333.7223 |
Liberty State Park 200 Morris Pesin Dr. Jersey City, NJ 07305
201.915.3403 |
Newport Centre Mall 30 Mall Dr. W Jersey City, NJ 07310
201.626.2078 |
Urban Beach at Newport Green 14th St. Jersey City, NJ 07310 
201.626.5000 |