A slice of the West Village right in Jersey is what you find in Hoboken. Students and professionals, singles and couples – they all are drawn to the energy and style of this small, but cosmopolitan, city.
Hoboken is a racially and economically diverse town with a large number of recent college grads drawn to the urban lifestyle, families who’ve stayed since Hoboken was first gentrified in the 80’s, and long time residents who’ve stayed for generations. The short commute to NYC – both midtown and downtown – on the PATH trains is another attractive feature.
There is no shortage of night life in Hoboken itself, though. Both fine dining and casual meals can be found here, as well as an array of clubs, pubs and cafes. A walk down Washington Street, the main thoroughfare, gives you a great idea of all the things there are to do here.
There are a variety of rental options for you in downtown Hoboken, all of which are walking distance to the Hoboken Train Station and PATH. There are high-rise condos and apartment buildings, brownstones, and townhouses available.
There are also a wide variety of options in uptown Hoboken as well which are accessible to the PATH via the Light Rail at the 9th St.-Congress St. station, which takes you directly to the Exchange Place stop.
There are two options to get from downtwon Hoboken to Newark by train. First, New Jersey Transit lines out of the Hoboken Train Station stop at the Broad Street station in Newark, which takes about 20 minutes. Second, PATH trains run from Hoboken to the Journal Square, Grove Street, and Exchange Place stops in Jersey City where another PATH train takes you to Newark.
If you live in uptown Hoboken, while it is possible to walk to the Hoboken Train Station, the time-saving option would be to either take the NJ Transit Bus to the Hoboken Train Station, and then follow the first option above, OR to take the Light Rail which runs from the 9th St. - Congress St. station to Exchange Place, where you can then take the PATH train to Newark.
If you prefer to drive, the law school is less than 10 miles away and can be easily accessed via the Pulaski Skyway (Routes 1&9), the New Jersey Turnpike Extension, and Interstate-280, all of which take you into Newark.
Hoboken boasts one of New Jersey’s most vibrant arts communities. If you love visual or performing arts, or any kind of music, you can find it here.
Maxwell’s is a well known showcase venue for bands hoping to land that big break. Pier A Park is the location for Movies Under the Stars, Fitness in the Park, Shakespeare in the Park, and much more. And you can attend festivals that celebrate ethnic and religious pride, as well as artistic excellence with fetes that range from the Feast of St. Anthony to Art and Music Festivals in the Fall and Spring.
Hoboken is served by a number of different banks, dry cleaners, grocery stores, shops, fitness centers and restaurants. The public library is part of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System, but also give you access to InfoTrac and LexisNexis among other databases.