Of all the Gold Coast communities, you may find yourself experiencing déjà vu when you arrive in North Bergen. As the shooting location for the HBO show The Sopranos, a lot of North Bergen has been featured over the years. In reality, this town with a population of 60,000 is more than a backdrop, but one of the starts of the Gold Coast – culturally diverse, well situated, and fun to live in.
Situated on the Palisades, North Bergen offers an amazing view of Manhattan, which is only matched by the short commute into the city. It’s one of the best bedroom towns, offering a wide array of condominiums, town houses, high-rises, and single and multi-family homes for every type of resident. New Construction is popping up everywhere, from townhouses on the waterfront to industrial buildings being converted into condos and lofts.
Professionals employed in Manhattan enjoy an easy commute to work via New Jersey Transit buses into the Port Authority, or by the New York Waterway ferry into midtown or lower Manhattan. Connected to the other Gold Coast communities via the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, it’s easy to get to the business center in Jersey City, and all the great entertainment and recreational activities New Jersey provides. With a car, you have easy access to virtually everything.
North Bergen should not be missed by anyone who is serious about investing in New Jersey luxury real estate.
The Guttenberg Connection
North Bergen has a special relationship with the town of Guttenburg, a separate, four block wide town just on the southern border of North Bergen. The town only covers 0.2 square miles of land, and has only one school that goes until the 8th grad. For high school, students must go to North Bergen High School.
Guttenberg is small, but it is also home the high-rise luxury complex The Galaxy Towers as well as the Bulls Ferry. With many other real estate options, from apartments to single and multi-family homes, Guttenberg can attest that size doesn’t matter – the views of Manhattan are still amazing, and an attractive place to relocate to.
North Bergen Schools
The North Bergen School District serves students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The school district also offers access to North Bergen High School to the neighboring town of Guttenberg (which only has one K-8 school because of its small size). Families can rest assured that their children will receive a strong education from the public school system, or one of the private schools located in North Bergen.
The available public schools in North Bergen are:
PK- 8 : Lincoln School; McKinley School
K- 8: Franklin School; Horace Mann School; John F. Kennedy School; Robert Fulton School
High School: North Bergen High School
Private Schools: A Step Ahead Preschool (PK-K); New Durham Christian Academy (PK-12); St John Nepomucene School (PK-8) ; Sweet Dreams (PK-K)
The Guttenberg School District
K – 8: Anna L. Klein School
North Bergen Recreation
As an Urban Enterprise Zone, North Bergen businesses enjoy incentives that are passed onto customers – the sales tax is about 50% of the state sales tax, and these progressive programs have revitalized the local businesses and economy. Residents not only get to enjoy the fabulous views and luxury lifestyle, but they can also actively participate in building up the community as consumers.
There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and bars within walking distance in North Bergen; you can even stroll into the tiny town of Guttenberg and dine in the Galaxy Towers complex. A quick drive by car or bus will give you access to the other communities in the Gold Coast, including the various parks in Jersey City, Bayonne, and Hoboken. But then again, right in North Bergen is the incredible James Braddock Park. Take an afternoon stroll in this sprawling expanse, take in a softball game or get together with friends for a picnic.
Drivers will love the easy access to other parts of New Jersey, but anyone interested in going to New York City need only walk to their nearby bus stop. Within minutes, whether you choose the bus or ferry, you will be able to get to the sights and activities in Manhattan, no fuss whatsoever. Ask us to show you North Bergen, and you’ll immediately see why it was television worthy.
North Bergen Real Estate Search
In North Bergen, you truly can find it all. Luxury Condominiums, Co-ops, apartments, single-family homes, multi family homes, townhouses, and converted factories and warehouses that are now spacious loft spaces. With such an array of real estate choices, you won’t have any problems finding the right kind of property for you. We’re very well connected to the Condos and Co-ops in North Bergen – feel free to ask about them by name:
Bergen Ridge (Condo)
Parker Imperial (Co-op)
Roc Harbour (Condo)
The Views at Hudson Pointe (Condo)
Woodcliff Gardens (Co-op)
Bull's Ferry (Condo)
Galaxy Towers (Condo)
Summit House (Co-op)
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