Overall: West New York is a suburb of New York City with a population of 53,345. West New York is in Hudson County. Living in West New York offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In West New York there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in West New York and residents tend to be liberal.
North Bergen is to the north of West New York. Part of North Bergen is along the Hudson River, where several water front condominiums with unobstructed Manhattan views were built. These buildings are along the route of NJ Transit 158/156/159 and free ferry shuttles. Inner part of North Bergen offers more housing options such has townhouse, condominiums, multifamily homes and single family homes. Commute is also easy from North Bergen to Manhattan by NJ Transit. If you are looking in the area, do not miss the James Braddock Park in North Bergen, as it is one of the largest parks in the area with a lake, tennis courts, and playgrounds.
Transportation*: Six bus lines of NJ Transit run by West New York to Port Authority - 165, 166, 168, 156, 158, 159. West New York residents can also take the free Ferry Shuttle to connect to Port Imperial Ferry station. Depending on where you live in North Bergen, there are different lines of NJ Transit that can transport residents to Manhattan. Bus 160, 161, 165, 166, 158, 159, 156 all run through North Bergen. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail takes passengers from North Bergen to Bayonne seven days a week.
Schools: West New York ranked top 1% in terms of the number of students. Therefore, there are one pre-K school, six elementary schools, one middle school and one high school serving the area. See West New York's Public School Reviews. Similarly, North Bergen township also has a large student body. The district is served by one pre-K school, six elementary schools, six middle schools, and one high school. See North Bergen's Public School Review.