Living in the Jersey City--Historic Downtown/Grove Street neighborhood of Northern New Jersey

Selected No Fee Apartments in Jersey City--Historic Downtown/Grove Street

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Jersey City has been undergoing a renaissance for over a decade, and the latest sign of that is The Beacon, a luxury rental complex just opening in a series of landmarked art deco buildings in the historic Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood. It is one of the largest examples of adaptive reuse in the area, with it's conversion to brand new apartments with condo level finishes.

Downtown Jersey City Apartments

Jersey City's Historic Downtown apartments are most likely to be found in any number of the elegant old low-rise buildings and brownstones that comprise most of the housing in the neighborhood, the exception being around the Grove Street PATH station, a section of town that has been the site of a lot recent development and commercial growth.


Historic Downtown Jersey City is generally considered to be the part of town west of Marin Boulevard, while the Waterfront communities lie to the east. To the west of Downtown is the Heights, Journal Square, and Bergen-Lafayette neighborhoods. Not that downtown residents don’t take full advantage of the parks and promenade of Jersey City's magnificently redeveloped Hudson Waterfront—they do, and often--it's just that many of the most sought-after Historic Downtown Jersey City apartments are in niniteenth-century brownstones close to one of the two Victorian-era parks in the area, Van Vorst Park and Hamilton Park


Living in Historic Downtown Jersey City

Apartments in Historic Downtown Jersey City, whether directly on the park, or closer to the waterfront area, are generally situated on pretty, quiet, tree-lined blocks that clearly place a value on preserving the elegance of the past. While a commercial district runs the length of Newark Avenue, most of downtown area in Jersey City is residential, with the occasional corner store or restaurant. But Historic Downtown Jersey City is also continuing its commitment to revitalizing some of its more tired corners, while still maintaining the architectural integrity and character of the neighborhood.


Among the changes are a multi-million dollar renovation to Hamilton Park, completed in 2010, which included new Victorian-looking lampposts, new walkways, two dog runs, a fountain, a freshened up gazebo, and updated playgrounds. Still in the planning stages is the eagerly-sought renovation of the Sixth Street Embankment, from an abandoned, neglected elevated rail line into a public park in the mode of Manhattan's spectacularly successful High Line.


The Grove Street section of the Historic Downtown area is where you'll find most of the retail stores, restaurants, and nightlife options in the neighborhood. The commercial strip of Newark Avenue ends here. It is also the location of City Hall. The main Public Library is a few blocks away, as is the Jersey City Museum.


Residents of the Grove Street area also enjoy down-the-block access to the PATH Train, via the Grove Street station—itself being redesigned and rebuilt--which takes commuters into either Midtown or Downtown Manhattan in a matter of minutes. Grove Street is also the site of recently built high-rise apartment buildings, the only towers in this otherwise low-rise area.


Of course, residents in all Historic Downtown apartments in Jersey City are never far from transportation options, either the PATH Train, with its easy connections with New York City's MTA Subway system; the Water Taxi  and NY Waterway ferries that carry commuters across the Hudson River; or via the Light Rail, which is an excellent way to get around Jersey City itself, as well as travel to adjoining New Jersey communities such as Bayonne and Hoboken.

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