Considered by many, as the most diverse city in the United States, Jersey City is renowned for its many ethnic and culturally diverse communities from every corner of the world. The Historic Downtown and Waterfront area of Jersey City, boarders and/or include the following; New York City, Hudson River, Ellis Island, The Statue of Liberty, Liberty State Park, Liberty Science Center and Liberty National Golf Course. The Historic Downtown neighborhoods of Jersey City are Paulus Hook, Hamilton Park, Van Vorst Park, Exchange Place, Powerhouse Arts District and The Village. Jersey City’s downtown area with its many views of the NYC skyline has quickly developed its own equally beautiful skyline. The Jersey City skyline includes the Goldman Sachs building (on the top 100 list of tallest buildings in the United States) other impressively tall buildings, URL Harborside Tower, Merrill Lynch Building, Trump Plaza, Newport Tower, and 77 Hudson Street.
Jersey City has many shopping options to offer throughout the Historic Downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods, from mom & pop stores, eclectic boutiques, big-box retailers and the Newport Center Mall with 150+ stores, you can shop until you drop. Foodies will feel challenged by the many restaurants and content with the variety of cuisines, no need to travel to Manhattan, you can rejoice and eat locally.
The Paulus Hook neighborhood is located on the Hudson River waterfront of Historic Downtown Jersey City and sits just across the southern tip of Manhattan. The Brownstone charm, weekly Farmer’s Market, many restaurants, boutique stores and easy access to NYC makes this neighborhood one of the most sought after and most desirable in all of Downtown Jersey City.
Jersey City’s Historic Downtown area is a commuters dream with easy access to public transportation, The Holland Tunnel and major highways (NJ Turnpike/Interstate 78). The Paulus Hook neighborhood is a short walk to Exchange Place PATH Station, NJ/NY Waterway Ferry (Paulus Hook Terminal), Liberty Landing Ferry (Warren St Stop) and the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (Essex Street Stop)
The Historic Downtown neighborhoods have access to the following public transportation options;
3 – PATH Train Stations with 24-hour PATH Train service to NYC.
2 – NJ/NY Waterway Ferry Terminals.
8 – Hudson-Bergen Light Rail System Stops.
1 – Liberty Landing Ferry service to World Financial Center