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Living in Jersey City, New Jersey:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Jersey City, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked nine people living in Jersey City what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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9 comments on “Jersey City”

If you are moving to Jersey City, beware of the hectic lifestyle. There will never be a dull moment as we are across the river from the infamous New York City. Jersey City is a little taste of New York City without the expensive prices. We can also see the fantastic New York City skyline come to life at night every day.

Audrey, says: 2020

Jersey city is filled with many adventures and numerous things to do. Jersey city is kind of like Hoboken NJ and Manhattan NY. If you are a city person then Jersey City is a good place for you. However, if you are not then maybe this town might not work best for you.

1) Jersey City is a quiet city. Compared to NYC, Jersey City is less crowded and quieter;
2) Jersey City is close to NYC. It will take you only 30 minutes from Jersey City to Manhattan. If you work in Manhattan, you can either choose to take PATH or choose to take the ferry to commute to work.
3) Jersey City has many supermarkets, such as Shoprite, Target, and Asian supermarkets.

Elizabeth, says: 2020

Jersey City has a beautiful waterfront. As you walk along the river, you can see the New York City skyline. Jersey City also has many great restaurants. You can find Italian, Indian, Thai, and many other types of restaurants on Grove Street. Parking can be challenging, but there is ample public transportation.

Jersey City is crowned as the country’s most diverse city! New restaurants open every other week, more strangers move in next door, and the Jersey City family grows larger. Though we don’t live in New York City, Manhattan, we have the quickest commute of any other borough. The famous view of the Manhattan skyline is actually the view from Jersey City, NJ so stop by for food and a drink!

Arneatha, says: 2020

Many people visit my town to wander the narrow lanes of its attractive colonial-era capital. One of the best ways to explore the town is to follow the mural trail. There are over 50 murals and sculptures on the walls of its 1800s buildings, many of which were once Jewish storefronts. There are several routes and maps to help you navigate the artwork, but make sure you go before nine AM to beat the heat and the crowds.

Jennifer, says: 2020

The city which I live in has a diverse population which consists of people coming from various different countries. The school system is superb and schools are walking distance away from your place of residence. My city has many parks for recreational purposes. it is a lovely place for a newly wed couple to begin their life.

Kelley, says: 2020

In some current surveys, Jersey City is considered the most diverse city in the United States. This diversity is a major asset and there are a lot of cultural events consistently held throughout the city because of it. Along with being very diverse, Jersey City’s housing market has also exploded in the last few years. Rental prices downtown are some of the highest in the nation and will continue to increase as more commuters move from NYC to Jersey City. In the process of this transformation, Jersey City still has cheap parking available on the street.

Heather, says: 2020

Jersey City is part of an excellent subway system that connects the city with Hoboken, Newark, and Manhattan. Walking in Jersey City can be a pleasant experience, especially if one walks on the boardwalk that stretches along the Hudson River. Jersey City is home to one of the best Mexican restaurants in the state, known for their mouth-watering dishes that can be considered authentic Mexican cuisine.

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