17 reviews
  1. Suburb in New Jersey
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$491,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,269
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    49
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    56
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    395
    525
  • Theft
    1,586
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    148
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$75,388
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

    Weehawken Township Reviews

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    Weehawken is a small, quiet and diverse residential neighborhood. It's like a gold nugget found in the midst of an otherwise very busy area. The view of the NYC skyline along the Hudson River is priceless. It has a small town feel but with a sense of sophistication, history and culture. Proximity to NYC is as good as it can get. Development on the waterfront allows for miles of opportunity for cycling, walking and running. The Township provides enjoyable and meaningful community programs. As a resident on the bluff, I find some frustration in the limited shopping/dining/conveniences available within walking distance; however, this isn't the case for residents living on the waterfront. Overall, I enjoy living here and think it's a special place.
    I love the living in New Jersey, specifically Weehawken. It is such a charming and friendly community filled with a rich history. It is in a perfect location with only a twenty minute commute to Manhattan, all the while right on the edge of the interstate to the New Jersey Turnpike. There are historical landmarks to be found around every corner, with very interesting tales to be told.
    Overall Weehawken is a great place to live. It's close proximity to NYC makes it a great find. New construction along the Hudson River is attracting more white collar workers but I'm not sure they are sending their kids to the Weehawken public schools, which is about 60% minority. They are choosing private schools even though Weehawken public school is ranked one of the best in the country. This choice keeps people from getting involved with the community. By the way, the mayor of Weehawken makes it a point to offer it's residents many things like free recreational sports for the kids to "Fun Day" at the park to many other free things for it's residents.