About Jersey City Real Estate
An urban oasis located just minutes from New York City
Welcome to Jersey City
Jersey City is a vibrant, exciting blend of tourist destination and suburban paradise. Immensely walkable, with beautiful homes and quaint shops lining the streets, Jersey City truly has something for everyone. Only 15 minutes away from New York City, many residents find that they have everything they need in Jersey City itself — and with a myriad of exciting festivals and parades throughout the year, tourists will love the wealth of attractions and adventures in Jersey City as well.
What to Love
- Many farmer's markets and parks
- Excellent variety of public transit options
- A wide variety of architecture
- Many fabulous restaurants
Hip and exciting, Jersey City always has something going on. From festivals to art gallery openings and food and wine tastings, Jersey City feels like an urban oasis but maintains a peaceful atmosphere in the city's residential areas. Visitors will appreciate the open, inviting attitude of the locals. If you have a question, a friendly resident is always eager to assist — whether with a restaurant recommendation or directions to the city's best park.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Jersey City boasts a wide variety of fabulous eateries, from upscale steakhouses to casual bistros. 15 Fox Place is an Italian restaurant that has become a top destination for discerning diners, while Harry's Daughter is a bustling Caribbean-style restaurant that has earned significant local renown. With home-cooked cuisine and handcrafted cocktails, this eatery isn't to be missed. For excellent brunch options, check out The Hamilton Inn — and don't miss this restaurant's lunch and dinner service as well.
Head to the Light Horse Tavern for American-style dishes and an extensive drink selection, or opt for delicious potato-based gin and vodka drinks at Corgi Spirits at the Jersey City Distillery. 902 Brewing Co. is another local hotspot, a brewery with fabulous drinks and a friendly ambiance. For some of the most unique gifts and fun home goods in the state, check out Kanibal & Co. in downtown Jersey City. You'll find everything from charming stationery to artsy T-shirts in this locally-owned shop.
Things to Do
Liberty State Park is one of the city's true hotspots, welcoming hundreds of tourists and locals on a weekly basis. Many exciting festivals and community events are hosted in the park throughout the year, including the 4th of July Festival. From vendors and live music to delicious food and fireworks, this festival is one of the most highly-anticipated events in Jersey City. Plus, you'll enjoy waterfront views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. This park is a great place to take a picnic or spend a low-key afternoon with family and friends.
The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery also gets in on the community spirit with special events of its own, with the fabulous spooky Ghost of Uncle Joe's Halloween Concert
benefiting the historic cemetery.