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- Public SchoolsB-
- Crime & SafetyC
- Good for FamiliesA-
- Cost of LivingC-
- Health & FitnessA-
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Jersey City is a city in New Jersey with a population of 261,746. Jersey City is in Hudson County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Jersey City offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Jersey City there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Jersey City and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Jersey City are above average.
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Jersey City Reviews
Overall the city is very diverse in demographics and attractions. The location is very convenient for commuters to NYC. The unfortunate part is that there are many new condos being built in various parts of the city, with monthly living expenses that exceeds the local’s affordability. Because of these new develops, many new wealthier people are moving into these pockets of condos going up around the city. Money is being poured into these newly developed areas yet the more “urban” areas of the city are remaining unchanged. There needs to be better action to spread the wealth and invest in all areas of the city so all demographics can benefit from a safer, cleaner, modernized neighborhood.
I like the diversity, restaurants, and night life in Jersey City. However, there are major areas for improvement. It's impossible to find parking in certain areas, and the affordability and cost of rent (and/or home owning) is out of control. There's a great deal of gentrification. Watch where you walk at night, (or just don't walk outside at night), same goes for public transportation/commute. Job opportunities are scarce and some of the schools are okay or great, others are not. Overall, it's a pretty okay or moderate place to live or visit.
I love the atmosphere, diversity, and murals of art spread out throughout the city! Schools are great, neighborhoods are nice, easy access to public transit, and great food.