McGinley Square is a neighborhood in Jersey City, New Jersey with a population of 16,576. McGinley Square is in Hudson County. Living in McGinley Square offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In McGinley Square there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in McGinley Square and residents tend to be liberal.
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McGinley Square Reviews
Jersey City has its bad and good areas. Personally, I live in the mid-point of it all, so I could analyze the difference in each section. The upper part of the city is very dirty and poor, there's garbage all over the streets and it stinks very bad. In general, I wouldn't recommend this city to live in, yes it has its views and positive sides but to visit only.
My first impression of this area was not good but mainly because I was expecting something more, I had been living in a very upscale area internationally, and living in NJ now has its drawbacks in regards to living conditions and the environment around you. It is very urban and the people living in the neighborhood seem very aggressive and I have to be careful and walking from home to the train station or college, is a very hard time for me even though its a 10 minute walk. I have to be extremely careful. There is an off license shop nearby which I think should not be there due to the crime rate. If I were to get another option 4-5 blocks away to live, I will surely take it. However everything is nearby which I like, but I would not go out and wander around after night time or early morning because I wouldn't feel safe. No matter what anyones ethnicity is I don't like having people stare at you while you walk which I do find people do. Maybe I feel this way because I had come from a very good place. Even though there are police cars roaming around and I hear a lot of police sirens go by in a day, I just don't find the place to be suitable for a girl who would be working and studying.
Over the past decade, Jersey City has improved tremendously.