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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
The Heights is a neighborhood in Jersey City, New Jersey with a population of 67,568. The Heights is in Hudson County. Living in The Heights offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In The Heights there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in The Heights and residents tend to be liberal.
About The Heights...
Population
67,568

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$317,650
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,237
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    30%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$59,616
National
$55,322
Families with Children
33%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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The Heights Reviews

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An improving neighborhood that combines peaceful lifestyle and comfortable commute to NYC. Have been a resident since 1998 and especially over the last 10 years the changes we have seen are astonishing: More businesses are opening, lots of young highly educated business-oriented people are moving in and overall it has been evolved as a great environment to live in!
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Quiet and peaceful neighbourhood, ideal for families. More and more options for bagel places, boutique cafes, especially over the last year. Love how friendly the neighbors are.
The Heights is very overhyped in my opinion. While relatively close to the city, it is totally bus dependent, and it is a nightmare dealing with port authority. It's also not closer than Weehawken/Union city for a bus commute. Not sure why it's blown up the way it has but i think there will be a ceiling in development for the area