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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Waterfront is a neighborhood in Jersey City, New Jersey with a population of 27,026. Waterfront is in Hudson County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Waterfront offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Waterfront there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Waterfront and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Waterfront are above average.
About Waterfront...
Population
27,026

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$690,835
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,608
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    78%
  • Own
    22%
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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
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$149,377
National
$55,322
Families with Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    48%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    6%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Waterfront Reviews

3 reviews
As a retired suburban Mom, who lived in Westchester County, NY and on Lake Norman, NC, I was pleasantly surprised to see how much I love living here !
It is quiet like the suburbs, so it’s a nice break from hectic NYC. It is beautiful, convenient and is ever changing daily. We have new restaurants, walking paths that are waterfront all the way to Weehawken! It’s a great family, retiree and active lifestyle! There’s so much to do here.
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We live in the Waterfront District in a Harborside Apartment with 2 children enrolled in the zoned Ps.16 school. This place is such a gem, it gives us close proximity to Midtown, NYC, excellent public transport via PATH or NY Waterway or locally the Light rail at our doorstep. It is a walkable city, everything is within walking distance. People are friendly and enough quality eating options around. We enjoy the fresh air, family friendly community, the views of the Manhattan Skyline, the people, the vibe, the school and how close it is to NYC without having to put up with the pollution, noise and risks to safety. We are a family of 5 children under 5 and it has been a safe, welcoming fabulous city to raise our children.
I moved to JC for my job in financial services. The waterfront area/Newport is not ethnically diverse. The community here is not welcoming (especially if you are not part of the majority). The tall condo buildings going up rapidly give the area a very sterile feel. Newport is adjacent to an economically depressed neighborhood. When you visit the mall, Newport meets that community head-on. Google hudson county news. There are the typical burglaries, but the mall is a hot-bed of other issues (e.g., large brawls and dead bodies found in the Macys fitting room). The PATH train platform at newport is over crowded. I walk the 15 minutes to Hoboken PATH, but that is now too crowded. People drive terribly. If you live in a rental building (even if it is condo building where owners rent), most of the owners (at least in my building) are off-shore. So, the building is poorly maintained as the owners do not see a capital interest in improving the building.