4.8 out of 10

Jersey City

Ranked 5th best city in New Jersey
40.7301409013505 -74.058608859065
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Medical Facilities
  • Clean & Green
  • Shopping Options
  • Childcare
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5

"Best for tight budgets and commuters"

I have two school-aged children (in different schools) and I've been sorely disappointed with the quality of the schools, not the education per say but the school systems. As a whole, I find the staff to be either unknowledgeable or impolite and the children don't get enough exercise or fresh air. As far as the medical facilities go, they're mediocre at best. I recently starting going to a doctor in Elmwood, NJ- much better. Jersey City is inexpensive (in comparison to the surrounding area), has fairly good rentals and there is a small sense of community but overall I don't feel this is a good location for families. It's great for young couples and professionals who need an easy commute to the city and want to save some money. There's a couple okay restaurants (only half are child-friendly) and a few decent enough bars for nightlife. This isn't a party location but it isn't quite a family one either! Commuters. Definitely for commuters.
  • Sense of community
  • Easy access to NYC
  • Affordable rentals
  • Not safe for kids
  • Dirty- garbage everywhere
  • Bad schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students

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"Busy city street"
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"Gateway to Lincoln Park"
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"Street with condos and apartments"
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"A decent area but still has a long way to go!"
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"Busy Highway during rush hour"
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"Great place to live"
40.7149732279763 -74.0701174937935
"Typical Jersey City street"
40.7453083474258 -74.0501964221227

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