Living in Jersey City
Jersey City—with its extensive business and residential development—has evolved into a cosmopolitan powerhouse to rival its neighbor across the water, New York City. What began as a trickle of people moving from Manhattan and Brooklyn has recently turned into something closer to a rapidly rushing stream, as newcomers discover Jersey City’s many advantages. Jersey City denizens—whether just arrived or natives who are affectionately referred to as the “born and raiseds”—enjoy one of the country’s best dining scenes, with the even New York Times admitting that the best New York pizza might be in Jersey City. The mix of architecture has something for everyone, with historic brownstones downtown, Victorian mansions in Lincoln Park, and luxury waterfront condos. And if you do decide to venture over to NYC? It’s a quick train or ferry ride across the water, arriving in midtown or downtown in 30 minutes or less.