Travel & Leisure Ranks Jersey City As “Best Place to Live” in New Jersey

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The Jersey City building boom that has translated into a lot of national press has officially reached the offices of Travel & Leisure, as the publication has named Hudson County’s largest city as the best place to live in New Jersey.

“The city has grown incredibly in the past 15 years, from sleek high-rises along the waterfront to the trendy bars and restaurants that have popped up along its historic, tree-lined streets,” Travel & Leisure noted in their rankings list. The magazine gave shout outs to Newport and Paulus Hook in their article, two neighborhoods that boast modern high-rises and historic brownstones respectively.

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The article did note that the median home price in Jersey City is $589,891 according to Zillow. Jersey City’s real estate values have skyrocketed over the decade despite a small dip during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Neighboring Hoboken came in second place on Travel & Leisure’s list of best places to live in New Jersey, with the publication noting the growing west side and industrial renovations like the Monroe Center, which was revitalized in 2016. The median home price in Hoboken is $782,317.

Other spots in New Jersey that made Travel & Leisure’s list consisted of much more suburban towns, with Princeton, Montclair, Ridgewood, Millburn, Wayne, Avalon, Middletown, and Fair Haven all making appearances.


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