Overall: Hoboken is a much more compact neighborhood than Jersey City. It is to the north of Jersey City and the south of Weehawken. It is facing West Village and Chelsea across the Hudson River. In contrast to Jersey City where new high-rise development has been rampant in recent years, Hoboken's new development seem much more stable. Because most of the city is subject to height restrictions for development, most of Hoboken's home types are townhouses, two/three-family houses, and apartment buildings with a small numbers of units. Walking down in Hoboken's downtown on Washington Street, you will find amazing restaurants, bakeries, cafes. You many also run into your neighbors in this tight-knitted community. But just in a few minutes' walk, you are overlooking the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline, seeing runners, bikers, strolling families enjoying Manhattan without being in Manhattan. Long-time residents find it hard to leave, and families from Brooklyn and NYC especially are moving in and settling down. In summary, Hoboken's intimacy is unparalleled. Plus, home prices are more affordable here than NYC's.
Transportation: Getting to Manhattan cannot be easier from Hoboken - it is only one stop away to Midtown Manhattan and two stops away to the World Trade Center by PATH. The PATH system also connects Hoboken to Journal Square, Newport, and Newark. Check out PATH schedule and service map. The NY Waterway Ferry operates from Hoboken Terminal/14th Street to Battery Park City Ferry Terminal, Pier 11/Wall St, and the Midtown Ferry Terminal. See NY Waterway Ferry's fare, routes, and schedule. NJ Transit line 126 runs from Hoboken to Port Authority. Hudson Bergen Light Rail can transport Hoboken residents to Jersey City, Weehawken, North Bergen, and West New York areas. See the service map of Hudson-Bergen Light Rail.
Hoboken is served by four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Hoboken's public school district earns 2022 Niche Best Schools badge.
There are some private school options too. Stevens Cooperative School offer education from PK-3/PK-2 to 8th grade.
Hoboken High (Secondary School) View Report
Joseph F Brandt No 2 (Elementary School) View Report
Salvatore R Calabro No 4 (Elementary School) View Report
Thomas G Connors (Elementary School) View Report
Wallace No 6 (Elementary School) View Report
Transportation methods to Manhattan: NJ Transit, Ferry, Hudson Bergen Light Rail
Jersey City is best for people longing for bigger space, yet still want to be close and connected to NYC.
*Transportation information is subject to change due to COVID. Visit NJ Transit, Ferry, Hudson Bergen Light Rail websites to get the latest bus schedules.