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West New York

West New York is, as its name suggests, directly to the west of New York City, though somewhat confusingly, the town is actually part of New Jersey. West New York sits alongside the Hudson River, and residents often head into the nearby towns of Union City and Weehawken for dining and shopping. Commuters can catch the ferry from Weehawken to midtown Manhattan or ride on the numerous public and private bus routes that also go into New York City. The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, a 30-foot-wide path that stretches for 18.5 miles from the tip of Bayonne to the George Washington Bridge, borders the eastern edge of the city. Housing on the waterfront is generally the most coveted and the most expensive, as residences have a panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline, as well as access to the walkway right outside their front doors.

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Living in Hudson County

The bridges and tunnels connecting New Jersey to New York City have always had a lot of traffic flowing across the river, but now, it’s filled with moving trucks heading into New Jersey. This stretch of cities along the Hudson River—including Jersey City, Hoboken, and Weekhawken—has become an immensely popular destination for people in the New York City area looking for more space at more affordable prices, and yet still enjoying a vibrant metropolitan atmosphere. You’ll not only find the convenience of bigger supermarkets and other suburban amenities out here on New Jersey’s Gold Coast, but the food scene is superlative and the cultural offerings are destination-worthy, including a branch of France’s Centre Pompidou opening soon. The coastal towns are linked together by the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, which offers pedestrians a panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline.