HUDSON COUNTY

County Offices
567 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City 201-795-6100
www.hudsoncountynj.org

Chamber of Commerce
857 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City 201-386-0699
www.hudsonchamber.org

Major Highways
Interstates 95, 495, 280; New Jersey Turnpike; Routes 1, 9, 3, 7, 139, 169, 185

Distinguished as the smallest and most densely populated of New Jersey’s counties, Hudson County is the urbanized area that has managed to retain a small-town feeling. The county actually forms a peninsula: Newark Bay combines with the Passaic and Hackensack rivers on the west, the Hudson River and the New York City skyline lie to the east. To the south is the Kill Van Kull, with Bergen County to the south. Known as the “Gateway to New York City,” this well-traveled county offers the Lincoln Tunnel at Weehawken and the Holland Tunnel at Jersey City.

Home to a wide spectrum of commerce and industry, the county has shifted in recent decades from a manufacturing center to a diversified economy that includes significant service sector. Development of the “Meadowlands” in the late 1970s gave Hudson County a burst of new energy and attention, catalyzing widespread revitalization. Residents, visitors, and employers all enjoy the convenience of the county’s transportation efficiencies, from major thoroughfares to mass transit options that include buses, trains, vans, and ferries.

 

Services
Crowning the excellent quality of life available in this small but economically powerful county are outstanding hospitals, specialized rehabilitation facilities, and a strong network of social and civic services. New residents can look forward to state-of-the-art healthcare facilities and services that are anchored by a long list of respected hospitals and medical centers. Bayonne Medical Center, Palisades Medical Center, St. Mary’s Hospital, Jersey City Medical Center, Christ Hospital, and Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center are among the institutions that are convenient to a Hudson County address. Christ Hospital in Jersey City alone provides 400 beds and offers a comprehensive array of specialties that include the Harwood Heart Center.

In keeping with New Jersey’s reputation for high educational standards, Hudson County boasts an outstanding public school system and a highly acclaimed network of private and parochial schools. A strong core curriculum combines with a highly educated and dedicated staff, parental and community support, advanced studies and specialized courses, and a comprehensive program for gifted and challenged students.

Two of Hudson County’s four colleges have earned an exemplary reputation on a national level: Stevens Institute of Technology and St. Peter’s College. Jersey City State College and Hudson County Community College provide excellent opportunities for higher education close to home. Local institutions of higher education play a key role in the economic development as well, offering programs that serve government, business, labor, and industry. Non-traditional students who want to launch a career or acquire a new skill will find flexible courses of study in a variety of disciplines.

 

Lifestyle
Reflecting a colorful cultural mix, Hudson County is one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation. Stepped in historic significance, the region was the final destination of thousands of immigrants. More than 30 buildings or sites on state and national historic registries combine with nearly a dozen distinct historic districts. The entire county serves as a living museum, with urban tours that include fire houses, diners, factories, and a gourmet’s delight restaurant tour. Newcomers can create their own lifestyle in Hudson County, with housing options that offer panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, elegant Victorians, or high-rise condominiums that overlook the waterfront. Approximately half of the housing was built before 1940, but personal pride is reflected in the abundance of well-kept properties.

Jersey City spawns a sense of excitement in a pleasing mix of architectural styles and waterfront districts, harmonizing historic homes with new developments and planned luxury communities. North Hudson County communities have an elegant Latin flavor, complete with a network of parks and esplanades that join the charming neighborhoods along the Hudson River. Bayonne offers suburban wood-frame homes that include spacious yards for gardening. The West Hudson County region is noted for its small-town feeling and suburban atmosphere.

In addition to having Manhattans’ world-class shopping close to home, residents can enjoy many first-rate retail districts within the county. Jersey City is especially noted for its retail districts, although Bergenline Avenue in Union City and West New York offers the “Miracle Mile of Shopping” and pioneered summer sidewalk sales. Cultural and recreational opportunities abound in this area where visitors and residents can ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Liberty State Park in  Jersey City remains the most visited park in the state and the site of the spectacular Liberty Science Center. Local visual art displays, musical concerts, multi-media productions, and fine performances grace the local venues. For those who are interested in a lifestyle surrounded by the serenity of a small-town atmosphere, the charm of yesterday, and a progressive outlook on tomorrow, Hudson county is a wonderful place to call home.

 

Bayonne
Municipal Offices
Bayonne 201-858-6029
www.bayonnenj.org

Chamber of Commerce
Bayonne 201-436-4333
www.bayonnechamber.org

Forming a peninsula, the city of Bayonne is the southern-most community in the county. The city offers superb transportation facilities as well as a strategic location near Jersey City, Newark International Airport, and Staten Island. One and two-family homes in a variety of price ranges and architectural styles are available in this long-established area, which also features multi-family developments. Although considerable opportunities exist for local shopping, adjacent Jersey City expands every amenity. Recreational opportunities are available in well-developed sports and recreational facilities and supervised programs. Bayonne Medical Center serves a valued local employer and major healthcare provider. In addition to Interstate 78 and a New Jersey Turnpike extension, commuters enjoy bus service to Jersey City and Staten Island. Ferry service is also available to Manhattan.

 

Harrison, East Newark
Municipal Offices
Harrison 973-268-2425
www.townofharrison.com
East Newark 973-481-2902
www.boroughofeastnewark.com

Chamber of Commerce
Jersey City 201-386-0699
www.hudsonchamber.org
Incorporated in 1840, the historic town of Harrison is located next to the bustling city of Newark, the town of Kearny, and the borough of East Newark. The long-established community of East Newark Borough is small in size but densely populated with a strong industrial sector of more than 80 corporations. Harrison expands the residential opportunities in this area and also enjoys a reputation as a premier distribution center with unsurpassed transportation facilities. Local, state, and county parks add to the attraction for families, harmonizing green space and well-developed recreational facilities with residential neighborhoods. The New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway, Interstate 280, and New Jersey Transit bus service ensure transportation efficiencies.

 

Guttenbuerg, West New York
Municipal Offices
Guttenberg 201-868-2315
www.guttenbergnj.org
West New York 201-295-5200
www.westnewyorknj.org

Chamber of Commerce
Jersey City 201-386-0699
www.hudsonchamber.org

Newcomers to Guttenberg will find a pleasing mix of predominantly two-family homes and more modern multi-family developments. Guttenberg also serves as a manufacturing center with thriving industrial and retail activity. The densely populated, vibrant town of West New York is situated on the majestic palisades of the Hudson River. This colorful and active community is well-known for its charming, eclectic shopping corridor along Bergenline Avenue, the “Miracle Mile of Shopping.” Transportation efficiencies include easy access to the New Jersey Turnpike as well as bus and train service to New York City from West New York. Recreational programs and facilities are diverse, including summer programs, local parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, league sports, tennis courts, swimming pools, a community center, golf courses, and nearby county parks.

 

Hoboken
Municipal Offices
Hoboken 201-420-2000
www.hobokennj.org

Chamber of Commerce
Hoboken 201-222-1100
www.hobokenchamber.com

Modern Hoboken preserves a colorful composite of cultures, each with its own festivals, language, music, businesses, and clubs. Hoboken is also home to a large and growing population who are not defined by their background but by their career, family, and lifestyle choices. Caring and concerned residents have enriched the community through involvement and volunteerism, and many young professionals have been attracted to this area for its unique appeal. A thriving commercial-industrial sector is evident, actively encouraged by local planners to ensure a strong economy. Nightlife is lively and dining is at its finest on the streets of Hoboken. Numerous recreational facilities have been developed, from sports fields to city parks. Housing includes condominiums and apartments as well as one and two-family homes along quiet streets. Commuters enjoy major thoroughfares and a New Jersey Turnpike extension as well as bus or train service to New York City.

 

Jersey City
Municipal Offices
Jersey City 201-547-5000
www.cityofjerseycity.com

Chamber of Commerce
Jersey City 201-386-0699
www.hudsonchamber.org

The thriving metropolis of Jersey City serves as the hub of an enormous transportation wheel connected by mass transit, vehicular tunnels, motor carriers, a nearby international airport, and a modern container port. Jersey City provides all the friendliness of a small town in a major urban center with an unparalleled multi-ethnic appeal. Revitalization and renewal efforts have focused on the scenic waterfront area, transforming into “New Jersey’s Gold Coast” — an important center for commercial enterprise and financial services. The recreational amenities in this area are well-developed, crowned by Liberty State Park with its spectacular science center, musical concerts, and other special events. Transportation efficiencies are provided by the New Jersey Turnpike and other major thoroughfares as well as bus or train service to New York City and regional key destinations.

 

Kearny
Municipal Offices
Kearny 201-955-7400
www.kearnyusa.com

Chamber of Commerce
Jersey City 201-386-0699
www.hudsonchamber.org

An attractive community of upland and meadows, the town of Kearny is a well-developed municipality with a concentration of industry just five miles south of a residential sector that enjoys a prime location on a scenic ridge. This area provides a pleasing mix of residential neighborhoods where well-kept older homes in a variety of architectural styles are shaded by mature greenery. Some of these long-established neighborhoods harmonize a selection of modern two-family homes and contemporary condominiums with single-family homes. Recreational amenities include county parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, league sports, tennis courts, and a swimming pool. Retail and industrial expansion continue in the well-balance community. Transportation efficiencies include Interstate 280, the New Jersey Turnpike, and bus or train service to New York City.

 

North Bergen
Municipal Offices
North Bergen 201-392-2000
www.northbergen.org

Chamber of Commerce
Jersey City 201-386-0699
www.hudsonchamber.org

Ideally situated in close proximity to New York City, Newark International Airport, and PATH commuter trains, North Bergen Township is characterized as a community of cultural and religious diversity. The housing selection is equally varied, ranging from one and two-family homes to townhouses and high-rise apartments. A good balance of commercial and residential sectors enhances the overall appeal, and residents enjoy dramatic views of the New York skyline on the east and vistas of the Watchung Mountains to the west. James J. Braddock County Park provides 167 acres with a stocked lake for fishing and other recreational facilities like ballfields, tennis courts, and a children’s play area. Local retail shops and services offer a convenient lifestyle, with larger malls available just minutes from home. Transportation efficiencies include the New Jersey Turnpike, regional highways, and bus service to New York City.

 

Secaucus
Municipal Offices
Secaucus 201-330-2000
www.secaucusnj.org

Chamber of Commerce
Jersey City 201-386-0699
www.hudsonchamber.org

The suburban community of Secaucus can be best described as a setting where long-established families and traditions blend harmoniously with a growing, modern economy. Supporting a significant industrial sector, Secaucus also offers famous outlet centers that attract local residents and visitors. Well-maintained residential neighborhoods, a diverse and attractive housing mix, excellent municipal services, and good schools characterize the area. Recreational facilities are abundant within the town and combine with riverfront water sports for a full complement of leisure activities and outdoor adventures. Easy access to major transportation hubs has encouraged international and national companies to establish major operations or even headquarters in the town. Transportation efficiencies include the New Jersey Turnpike, Route 3, bus service to New York City, and commuter train into Manhattan.

 

Weehawken
Municipal Offices
Weehawken 201-319-6005
www.weehawken-nj.us

Chamber of Commerce
Jersey City 201-386-0699
www.hudsonchamber.org

Primarily residential, Weehawken Township enjoys an ideal location at the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel and numerous key transportation routes. To support a considerably large industrial sector, the township’s infrastructure was dramatically upgraded. As a result, the township has attracted further economic expansion and continues to enhance its appeal as a residential choice for commuters. Historically significant, Weehawken is most famous as the site of the Aaron Burr-Alexander Hamilton duel. Recreational amenities are diverse and include local parks, playgrounds, athletic facilities, sports leagues, and a public swimming pool. Secaucus shopping centers are just two miles from home and expand the retail options available locally. Transportation efficiencies include regional highways, Interstate 80, the Lincoln Tunnel, and bus service to New York City.

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