The Majority of the Gold Coast of New Jersey lies within Hudson County – stretching from Bayonne through Hoboken, and up to North Bergen, this section of New Jersey is truly an extension of New York City, with numerous transportation options that can have you in Midtown or Lower Manhattan in mere minutes.
The 47 square miles of land that Hudson County covers has a population of about 610,000, many of who take advantage of the easy commute to New York City on a daily basis – whether by ferry, train, bus or car. They also return from the workday to a high quality of life that offers many recreation activities, fine dining, and a vibrant nightlife.
Families have access to excellent public school systems as well as private schools, and there are many colleges, such as the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, available for those seeking higher education opportunities. On weekends, you can easily take your family down to Monmouth County and the Jersey shore for a beach day – the best part of living here is that you don’t need to look to New York for a get away.
Ah, but the view. The Manhattan skyline is truly magnificent to behold, and investing in Hudson County real estate will give you front row seats to a vista that looks great all year round. Whether your preference is a historic brownstone, a high-rise, a single-family home, or a luxury riverfront condominium, Hudson County has it all. Just look at the various neighborhood profiles and see what community fits your personality.
Hudson County History
Named after Henry Hudson, who established claim of the area soon after he landed his ship in 1609, Hudson County was originally inhabited by the Lenape Indians. Originally, European settlers purchased the land in the area, and the Dutch were in control of the region until the 1664, when they ceded control to the British. Under British rule, Hudson County became part of Bergen County, and did not separate again until 1840.
During the Revolutionary War, several battles took place in Hudson County that turned the tide for the American revolutionaries. In fact, many of the street names in Jersey City, for example, are named after military figures. After the War, Weehawken became the site for many a duel, including the famous and fatal duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.
Hudson County experienced incredible industrial and economical growth in the early 20th Century – the ports and railroads continues to stimulate the economy, population, and immigration for decades – one is able to still find may of the low rise homes that were built during that period, but have been renovated since. Although Hudson did fall victim to the economic decline in the area until the 1990’s, it is also now the heart of the marvelous economic and housing renaissance we are experiencing today.
Hudson County Communities
Hudson County has a total of twelve municipalities, eight of which are in Gold Coast territory – most virtually sitting right on the west bank of the Hudson River and teeming with new luxury real estate on the waterfront and pre and post war homes and condominiums. No matter what kind of real estate property you are looking for, Hudson County has it – it’s just a matter of finding out what area is right for you. From quiet, tree-lined suburban streets to in-the-thick-of-it-all apartment down the street from the hottest nightlife spots, feel confident that we will find you the right home for you.
Ask about the following Hudson County Communities.
- Jersey City
- Union City
- West New York
- North Bergen
Also in Hudson County:
- East Newark
Hudson County Recreation
Hudson County’s section of the Hudson River Walkway is the most obvious recreational resource to point out – it’s a favorite for both residents and visitors, with its unobstructed view of the Manhattan Skyline, and access to the harbor.
There are also nine county parks in Hudson County - Stephen R. Gregg Park and Mercer Park in Bayonne, Columbus Park in Hoboken, Lincoln Park and Lincoln Park West in Jersey City, James Braddock Park in North Bergen, Washington Park in Union City and Northern Jersey City, West Hudson Park in Kearny and Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus.
Liberty State Park is home to the excellent Liberty Science Center, which holds the world’s largest IMAX Dome theater, and various science exhibits and educational resources such as the Hoberman Sphere. You can also take a Circle Line ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty from Liberty State Park.
For the best sporting events, horse racing, and concerts, the Meadowlands is a short drive away in Bergen County. And of course, there’s the city that never sleeps – Manhattan, just across the river. Wherever you go, you can feel assured that once you’re home in Hudson County, you will get your much-deserved sleep.
Hudson County Commute
Go anywhere in New Jersey, and you will probably drive through Hudson County. Whether you’re taking the New Jersey Turnpike to Newark Airport, or one of the major highways to virtually anywhere in the U.S., it’s easy to get anywhere by car.
The most convenient commuting options to New York City are also located in Hudson County. The New Jersey Turnpike goes through Hudson County, and connects to the Lincoln Tunnel in Weehawken. The Holland Tunnel in Jersey City is also in Hudson County, and the Bayonne Bridge in Bayonne goes to Staten Island. Or just hop on the ferry for an aquatic ride – but sit inside if you’re worried about your hair.
New Jersey Transit and other private bus operators offer bus routes all over New Jersey, as well as into New York. The PATH Trains, Amtrak, and New Jersey Transit trains are also easily accessible. And The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will take you up and down the Gold Coast at will.
The commute is a major reason why many people look to the New Jersey Gold Coast – but it’s really just the tip of the iceberg for an area that offers so much more. But if easy access is what you seek, then feel confident that you will get it in Hudson County.
Hudson County Real Estate Search
Hudson County offers some of the most varied riverfront towns and riverfront real estate. First, we recommend you take a look at the communities we specialize in, and find the right area for you. Each municipality, from Bayonne to Jersey City has its own unique flavor. The real estate property you can find ranges from high-rise condominiums to classic brownstones, and is a vibrant area for buyers and renters alike. Only interested in waterfront property? No problem. Let CENTURY 21 Viewpoint Realty translate your needs into the right home for you.
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