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Elizabeth, NJ

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Located across the Hudson River from Manhattan, Elizabeth, New Jersey has a population of around 127,000 people. Aside from being one of the busiest port cities in the world, it is also a city of diverse neighborhoods, ethnic qualities and is one of the 50 greenest towns in the country.

Getting Around in Elizabeth, NJ

Elizabeth is a remarkably walkable city. In the right neighborhoods you will be able to do most of your shopping, eating, and drinking on foot - and should you find yourself in one of the \less\ walkable areas you still won't be to far from the action! NJ Transit runs the city's public transit system, and offers Trains, Light Rail, and Buses to get you around the city.

75
Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
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The average commuter time in Elizabeth is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.49%
  • 12.55%
  • 2.92%

Park Views

<p>Even though Elizabeth is a very urban city, there are 46 parks. Warinanco and Mattano parks are popular and the Veteran's Memorial Waterfront Park has fantastic views. You'll find plenty of places to run, bike and even hike. Sticking to the sidewalk, rather than the trail? Midtown Elizabeth is the most historic area, and there you'll find not only interesting architecture but plenty of shops for all your walking (and window shopping) needs. There are a number of annual festivals too, the largest being the Latin Festival which attracts a quarter of a million people each autumn.</p>

Dining at IKEA

<p>While you're getting moved into your Elizabeth, a good diner is a handy thing to know about so remember the Olympia Diner. It's located on Maple Avenue and serves up very good very fresh foods. Spirito's is a classic Italian restaurant which has served generations of people and is still beloved. Even IKEA's restaurant is good and gets high marks from locals and tourists alike. Very handy if you're hungry while shopping for your new apartment! Tequila's is a locally owned Mexican restaurant which serves up great margaritas and sangria too.</p>

Upstairs Downstairs Bars

<p>At night, you'll find bars and clubs just as diverse as the restaurant scene. From Dolce, which is new and upscale, to Terminal One, which is a dive bar downstairs and more upscale upstairs, there's a huge range to be found. And if you like pubs, there's Dr. Jekyl's. With Newark only steps away and Manhattan just a train ride, you've got a world of entertainment at the door step of your Elizabeth apartment!</p>