About Jersey City

Jersey City “The Golden Door to America”


Jersey City is divided into the following neighborhoods: Newport, Bergen-Lafayette, Downtown, Greenville, Hackensack Riverfront, Journal Square, Liberty Park, Lincoln Park, McGinley Square, The Heights, and West Side.

Jersey City is in northeastern New Jersey. Its eastern waterfront faces the Hudson River where it meets Upper New York Bay. Liberty State Park has panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the former immigrant gateway. The park’s Liberty Science Center features interactive exhibits, live animals and an IMAX Dome theater. Bars and ethnic eateries line downtown’s Grove Street.

Journal Square is ranked #3 out of 8,700 Opportunity Zones nationally.  Journal Square is ranked #3 for Top Smart Growth Potential according to the national report by LOCUS.


Jersey City is one of New Jersey’s most densely populated cities with more than 270,000 residents within 17 square miles.  The city’s population has experienced stunning growth since the 2000 census reported 240,000 residents-a testament to Jersey City’s steady renaissance.  Since the beginning of the Jersey City renaissance, high wage earners from Manhattan, Northern New Jersey  and other parts of the country and would have fueled the relentless demand for high quality housing and retail space in Jersey City.  Moreover, the new trend of “lifestyle renters” choosing to live in diverse urban neighborhoods with great access to quality transportation has also spurred the Jersey City growth.

Journal Square is a business district, residential area, and transportation hub in Jersey City, New Jersey, which takes its name from the newspaper Jersey Journal whose headquarters were located there from 1911 to 2013. The “square” itself is at the intersection of Kennedy Boulevard and Bergen Avenue.

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