Jersey City

Jersey City

LocationWhat to Expect • Guide to JC

Welcome to Jersey City!

Jersey City is an awesome place to live. Not only is it less than a 15 minute train ride away from Manhattan, it is a great place to go shopping, enjoy many dining options, or learn about the cultural landmarks. Living in Jersey City is fun and exciting — keeping its residents interested throughout the year!

And, the views of Manhattan are extraordinary!


The Commute

Commute from Jersey City into downtown Manhattan in less than 10 minutes via PATH train. Or, get to midtown via PATH train in 20 minutes. There are also ferry boats that provide direct routes from Jersey City into Manhattan, along with buses. Regardless of how you get there, commuting from Jersey City into Manhattan is quick and easy!

What to Expect

When you find a home in Jersey City, you are putting yourself in the middle of one of the largest cities in New Jersey, with one of the fastest growing economies. Jersey City has everything you need and more! Relax in a downtown coffee shop, shop at the Newport mall (with amazing views of New York) or take in the vibrancy of Journal Square.


Your Guide to Everything in Jersey City





Jersey City is home to some amazing restaurants. The restaurant scene here is on fire and continues to prove that there’s great cuisine on this side of the Hudson. From Mexican to European, to Indian to Italian, to American comfort to vegan cuisine, and beyond, there’s certainly many options to satisfy your cravings and have a great meal.


With nearly 60 parks, Jersey City offers great space to enjoy the outdoors and weather. Some of our favorites include:
● Lincoln Park
● Liberty State Park
● Hamilton Park
● Newport Green
● Jones Park
● Van Vorst Park


Jersey City is a great place to raise a family and because of that there are a lot of young couples and young families. Having so many young families, Jersey City has some of the best daycares, including:
● Cari’s Little Friends
● Smile Pre School & Nursery
● Smart Start Academy
● The Brunswick School
● The River School
● K9dergarten - for the pups!

Click here to learn more about Daycare Centers in Jersey City»

Coffee Shops

Jersey City is not holding back when it comes to authentic coffee shops. And when we say coffee shop, we mean shop with coffee in addition to gourmet baked goods, artisan donuts, new and exciting cuisine and more! Be sure to check out:
● Modcup Coffee
● Prato Bakery
● Sam A.M. Cafe
● Lackawanna Coffee
● Dames Coffee Espresso Bar

Do & See

And if eating and shopping isn't your thing, there's plenty more to do in Jersey City. Such as:

● Rent Citi Bikes
● Visit the Liberty Science Center
● Visit the Free Public Library
● Walk along the Hudson Waterfront
● See the Statue of Liberty
● Go to Ellis Island


Jersey City loves to celebrate the city, the culture, the people and the area businesses. Join in on the fun with:
● All About Downtown Street Fair
● Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival
● The Jersey City Project - ProjectEats/ ProjectMarket
● Groove on Grove
● Farmers Markets
● Artist Makers Market

Art Galleries

Jersey City has some of the best art galleries and artists in the tri-state area. To mention a few:
● Blackbird Gallery & Art Studio
● Mana Contemporary
● Art House Productions
● The Artists’ Abode
● Project Greenville

Ice Cream

From small batch gelato to handmade organic ice cream to frozen yogurt, Jersey City is definitely on their ice cream game. Try all these places (you won't be sorry):
● Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato
● Torico Ice Cream
● Downtown Yogurt
● Milk Sugar Love
● Baonanas


There are great little shops throughout Jersey City - from clothing boutiques to vintage stores, there is something for everyone. Be sure to check out:

● Tia’s Place
● Aspasia’s Boutique
● Mint Market
● Kanibal & Co.
● Love Liesel
● Another Man’s Treasure Vintage Store
● Thriftique Warehouse
● Very Clothes & Goods