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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
    A-
West Side is a neighborhood in Jersey City, New Jersey with a population of 34,945. West Side is in Hudson County. Living in West Side offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In West Side there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in West Side and residents tend to be liberal.
About West Side...
Population
34,945

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$285,886
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,150
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%
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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
$51,921
National
$55,322
Families with Children
36%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
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I think housing is great in my area. As I mentioned before my area has been marked as historic which has drawn a lot of Realtors and new faces, however let's be clear. You can walk just down my block and watch the dynamics of the area change (which isn't considered historic). It's almost like going into an entire different city, you go from what looks to be a middle class area to what is then very low income. The best area would have to be the downtown district which has turned into a mini NY. Often people who can't afford NY high prices move here or deeper into the city. The worst area in the city is the Greenville section! This area is filled with low income, drugs, alcohol, proverty and crime.
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I believe people intend to live in my area for a very long time. A lot of residents I believe are lung to own than to rent. My area is very pet/family friendly ,however there needs to be events which bring neighbors and communities together. We need more block parties, fairs, and parades!
The overall experience of this area is okay because sometimes it is good and no so bad. I would choose to live here again though because I have known this area as my first home for most of its perks, like knowing people and places around in close proximity. In the future for this area, a couple of areas are starting to improve for appearance and attraction for more people to visit and see new beauty in this area.