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Jersey City, New Jersey, 07310
1 Bedroom$2,405 - $3,195
2 Bedrooms$3,125 - $3,485
3 Bedrooms$4,140 - $5,895
Jersey City, New Jersey, 07310
Studio/1 Bedroom$2,440 - $2,640
Jersey City, New Jersey, 07311
1 Bedroom$2,350 - $2,875
2 Bedrooms$3,080 - $3,530
Jersey City, New Jersey, 07302
Studio/1 Bedroom$2,025 - $2,705
2 Bedrooms$2,725 - $4,755
3 Bedrooms$3,575 - $5,205
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Jersey City Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 14.7% 7.0% +7.7% $10,000 to $14,999 7.0% 4.7% +2.3% $15,000 to $19,999 6.0% 4.6% +1.4% $20,000 to $24,999 5.9% 4.8% +1.1% $25,000 to $29,999 6.6% 5.0% +1.6% $30,000 to $34,999 6.3% 5.0% +1.3% $35,000 to $39,999 5.6% 4.9% +0.7% $40,000 to $44,999 5.3% 4.9% +0.4% $45,000 to $49,999 4.7% 4.4% +0.3% $50,000 to $59,999 7.8% 8.5% -0.7% $60,000 to $74,999 9.5% 11.3% -1.8% $75,000 to $99,999 9.2% 13.5% -4.3% $100,000 to $124,999 4.8% 8.2% -3.4% $125,000 to $149,999 2.5% 4.5% -2.0% $150,000 to $199,999 2.1% 4.3% -2.2% $200,000 or more 2.0% 4.3% -2.3%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 7.9% 6.4% +1.5% 10.0% to 14.9% 13.2% 12.1% +1.1% 15.0% to 19.9% 14.7% 14.6% +0.1% 20.0% to 24.9% 12.1% 12.9% -0.8% 25.0% to 29.9% 10.1% 10.7% -0.6% 30.0% to 34.9% 7.2% 7.6% -0.4% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.1% 5.2% -0.1% 40.0% to 49.9% 6.0% 6.7% -0.7% 50.0% or more 18.6% 18.0% +0.6% Not computed 5.1% 5.7% -0.6%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 7.0% 6.8% +0.2% 25 to 34 years 29.1% 26.6% +2.5% 35 to 44 years 24.2% 24.3% -0.1% 45 to 54 years 16.5% 16.3% +0.2% 55 to 64 years 10.3% 9.7% +0.6% 65 to 74 years 7.0% 7.5% -0.5% 75 to 84 years 4.6% 6.4% -1.8% 85 years and over 1.4% 2.6% -1.2%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 20.2% 26.5% -6.3% 30 to 44 minutes 25.8% 22.0% +3.8% 45 to 59 minutes 18.7% 14.6% +4.1% 60 or more minutes 35.3% 37.0% -1.7%
Source: 2000 Census
Make Yourself at Home in Jersey City
The Jersey Shore, this ain’t. This is Jersey City, right on the Hudson River, across from Manhattan, so it’s alive and hopping with activity 24-7. Living in Jersey City is essentially like living in New York. (But as many residents will most likely tell you, New York is much cooler sounding than New Jersey. Sorry, The Situation.) This big, diverse city is home to almost 250,000 peeps and covers over 21 square miles with almost 30 percent of it being water.
Jersey City is nothing if not diverse. Its communities are made up of people from all over the world and it completely makes sense, after all, Ellis Island is here. Visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum or gawk at the Statue of Liberty and you’ll get that warm, fuzzy, freedom-loving feeling in the pit of your American soul. (Plus, you get to ride a ferry to get there, hooray!) Living here means you can get a nice shot of history and patriotism any ‘ol day of the year, and you get to walk inside a giant lady up to her crown. Where else can you do that?
Out and Active
If you’re looking for places to get outdoors and get active, you’ll find some really dramatic places to do it in Jersey City. We’re talking enough Manhattan skyline views to make you feel like you’re walking inside a coffee table book. Walk, jog, bike, rollerblade, fish, boat, bird, or fly a kite at Liberty State Park. Once you get sick of spending time out in nature (or if you just don’t like it at all) you can go check out the Liberty Science Center and the Interpretive Center at the park. Another interesting place to check out (when you’re back in the mood for some outdoor action) is the Jersey Reservoir. Go anytime or head to the reservoir for a special event like Landscape Painting. The reservoir offers meadow, lake, and wetlands, so you can see wildlife, kayak, or just sit and contemplate your life as an Earthling, all within a short distance from your awesome new apartment.
The City of Culture
You’re basically in Manhattan, an arts and culture bonanza-city that never sleeps, but if you’re looking for some art and culture specifically in your new city, you’ll find it without much effort. Take in some art at the 58 Gallery or the Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery. Take a class, catch a show, or attend an event at Art House Productions. If history is what floats your boat, visit places like the Apple Tree House, the Barrow Mansion, the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre, or the Afro-American Museum. For a cool little walking tour and some info on juicy, historical deets of JC, click here.
From Here to There
Getting around town is easy and if you’re planning to commute to Manhattan, it’s a piece of cake. You have oodles of options with the ferry, Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH), bus, and train. You may even decide to forgo a car, many residents do. Move into your new apartment in Jersey City and you’ll enjoy life in a diverse, active, community right next door to the Big Apple.
Average Apartment Rent in Jersey City, New Jersey
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Jersey City Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Jersey City have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In February the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Jersey City apartment cost $2,352. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Jersey City apartment was $2,967 in February. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in February was $4,326. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Jersey City rentals listed below.
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How is the public transportation system in Jersey City?
Jersey City has great public transportation and a bunch of choices. The bus service is very good around town, and to get into Manhattan, you've got the choice of the PATH train, buses or water taxis or ferries. It just all depends on where you're going to work out which one is best, but getting to the financial center via water is an amazing view.
What's the best restaurant near Historic Downtown?
With an excellent beer and wine selection, a creative cocktail list, a friendly staff, and delicious menu, it's no wonder Majestic is the most popular nightspot in Historic Downtown Jersey City. The décor is warm and the ambiance relaxed, with candlelit tables and plush seats, and even outdoor seating during the warmer months. Majestic hosts a variety of fun goings-on throughout the week including a board game night, bingo night, and movie night, as well as live music and djs on the weekends. Be sure to try one of Majestic's famed mojitos, or the lychee martini- made with pureed lychee and served with a fresh lychee dropped right in the glass!
Why should I move to Jersey City?
Jersey City is New Jersey's second largest city. Jersey City lies across the Hudson from its larger, more glamorous counterpart, New York City. If you work in New York City or want to take advantage of the culture but can't afford the high prices there, living in Jersey City would provide both proximity and affordability. It's also just a 10-minute drive from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), so it's a good choice for those who fly often.
Is Jersey City a family-friendly town?
Based on safety alone, Jersey City is a fairly family-friendly town. With an overall crime rate of 41 per 1,000 residents, Jersey City has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average when compared to other communities of similar population size. As far as schools are concerned, however, Jersey City fares very poorly. Public education is primarily provided by the Jersey City School District. Comprising 40 schools serving over 28,000 students, this district was rated better than just 4.1 percent of school districts in New Jersey and 15.1 percent of school districts in the nation.
Does Jersey City have a good school system?
No. Public education in Jersey City is primarily provided by the Jersey City School District. Comprising 40 schools serving over 28,000 students, this district was rated better than 4.1 percent of school districts in New Jersey and 15.1 percent of school districts in the country. However, Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School was the top-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 316 schools statewide, in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2006 cover story on the state's Top Public High Schools and was selected as 15th best high school in the United States by Newsweek in 2005. In addition, Jersey City has a number of charter schools serving , and there are also several private schools in the area.
What does everyone in Jersey City do for fun in their spare time and on weekends?
Located just across the Hudson, many Jersey City residents venture into New York City at night and on the weekend to take advantage of the city's culinary and cultural opportunities, as well as its unparalleled nightlife. As a large enough city in its own right, however, Jersey City has plenty of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and stores to keep its occupants entertained. For those that prefer spending time outdoors, Jersey City also has a few options. Within the city limits are Lincoln Park and Liberty State Park, while larger parks outside of Jersey City include South Mountain Reservation, West Essex Park, and Great Piece Meadows.
Are there better areas to live in as far as crime rate is concerned
The Waterfront by the Hudson River, the Liberty Park area, Journal Square and the West Side generally have lower crime rates than some other parts of the city.