Living in the Jersey City--Journal Square/Marion neighborhood of Northern New Jersey

Selected No Fee Apartments in Jersey City--Journal Square/Marion

View ALL of the available no fee apartments in
Jersey City--Journal Square/Marion. Below are a sampling of what is on the market.

1 Bedroom
1 Bedroom
1 Bedroom
2 Bedroom
2 Bedroom
1 Bedroom
2 Bedroom

Journal Square Apartments

Journal Square apartments are most often available in one of the great old pre-war apartment buildings, walk-ups, and private houses that make up much of the housing stock in this centrally-located neighborhood of Jersey City, the second largest city in the state of New Jersey.


Journal Square was once considered the commercial heart of Jersey City, and the actual, physical, "Square" itself lies at the intersection of Kennedy Boulevard and Bergen Avenue. Today the residential and commercial neighborhood of Journal Square has been expanded to include the Marion section of Jersey City, as well as Bergen Square, India Square, and the Five Corners. which is the County Seat of Hudson County (and where you can see the historic William Brennan Courthouse building).


West of Journal Square, and north of the Holy Name Cemetery, is the neighborhood of Marion, a subset of the greater Journal Square area. It is a mostly low-rise residential area. There is a section of factories and warehouses that has received historical designation by the state of New Jersey, some of which is being transformed into upscale housing. There are also restaurants in the area, and it shares a border with India Square, known in the region for it's many Indian restaurants and shops.


State Square, built on the location of the former State Theater, is a 12 story apartment building opened in 2006, and was the first new construction in Journal Square in over 15 years. There are plans on the table, and construction in the earliest stages, for the magnificent 1 Journal Square. Two towers, 68 and 50 stories tall and containing over 1600 apartments, will have retail and a parking garage at the base, and will completely transform the neighborhood when completed.


Living in Journal Square & Marion

Journal Square has embraced several other revitalization projects, including the excellent rebirth of the Baroque/Rococo Loew's Theatre, one of five of that film distribution company's so-called "Wonder Theatres" when it first opened in 1929. Today Journal Square residents can take in classic movies in this grand, astonishingly ornate venue--complete with a majestic old pipe organ that was produced at about the same time as the Loew's Theater's original instrument--or, even, better, see one of today's hottest indie bands, courtesy of the music promoter Bowery Presents, which more and more often puts on shows here. The theater is slowly being restored to its former glory by a group of volunteers.


Across the street is another historic theatre, the Stanley Theater. Though that venue is currently not used for public performances--it's a meeting center for the Jehovah's Witnesses--tours of the building's interior are available. For anyone interested in architecture, particularly the grand old movie palaces, this is a must see. The interiors have been completely restored, including the 3 story lobby with crystal chandeliers (from the original Waldorf-Astoria) and the auditorium built to resemble Venice, complete with the Rialto Bridge spanning the stage, and a celestial ceiling.


Journal Square has it's own stop on the PATH train, which makes for an easy 20 minute commute to Manhattan, as well as an extensive network of New Jersey Transit buses for public transportation within the city itself as well as points beyond. The neighborhood of Journal Square also features it's own Little India, known as India Square, where people hungry for the likes of poori, curries, samosa, and kababs come to eat from all over northern New Jersey.


As far as green space, residents of Journal Square apartments have ready access to the nearly 275-acre Lincoln Park, with its playing fields, playgrounds, sunny lawns, bike paths, and ball courts, including tennis courts that date back to approximately 1909. A popular farmer's market runs in the heart of Journal Square from July through November, where fresh produce, baked goods and more from several NJ farms can be purchased. Meat-lovers will find themselves at one of the few remaining local butcher shops, Moloneys Meat Market.

Back to the top