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29 Units Available
Modera Lofts
350 Warren Street
Jersey City, NJ | The Waterfront
Studio
$1,999
464 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,243
826 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,425
1017 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:29 AM
Blocks from the water and close to I-78 for a trip through the Holland Tunnel to NYC. 1-2 bedroom apartments with chic design and lots of storage. Dog park, playground and gym. 24-hour concierge service.
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42 Units Available
70 Greene
70 Greene St
Jersey City, NJ | Downtown Jersey City
Studio
$2,002
566 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,377
859 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,633
1068 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 05:50 AM
Beautiful views of Manhattan and Lady Liberty accentuate this 48-story community. This luxury property also features 24-hour gym, game room, garage parking, pool and sauna. Units have hardwood flooring and walk-in closets.
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39 Units Available
Portside Towers
155 Washington St
Jersey City, NJ | The Waterfront
Studio
$2,050
555 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,200
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,696
1319 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 05:50 AM
Located only 10 minutes from Lower Manhattan and close to the NJ Path Station. Apartments include black granite countertops, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. Gym, tennis courts and media room all on site.
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23 Units Available
The Pier
1 Harborside Pl
Jersey City, NJ | The Waterfront
1 Bedroom
$2,470
859 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,750
1274 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 05:50 AM
Gorgeous waterfront apartment complex with stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. Easy access to NYC via the Path and NY Waterway. Hardwood floors, granite counters and in-unit laundry.
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16 Units Available
Hudson Point
131 Dudley St
Jersey City, NJ | The Waterfront
1 Bedroom
$2,194
753 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,086
1231 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 05:50 AM
Great riverside location adjacent to Liberty State Park. Granite counters, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances are a few of the luxury appointments in-unit. Community has gym, pool table, parking and more.
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14 Units Available
Madox
198 Van Vorst St
Jersey City, NJ | The Waterfront
Studio
$2,145
605 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,565
732 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,180
1111 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 05:50 AM
Recently renovated. Just off the Morris Canal Basin and a short walk from Morris Canal Park. The Marin Boulevard Station is few steps away. Rooftop deck with views of New York City. Pet-friendly with parking.
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308 Units Available
The Beacon
20 Beacon Way
Jersey City, NJ | Bergen - Lafayette
Studio
$1,576
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,596
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,425
1095 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 05:30 AM
Situated west of I-78 close to Liberty State Park. Apartment amenities include roof decks, an organic garden, 24-hour concierge, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Apartments feature panoramic views and washer and dryer.
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161 Units Available
VYV South
444 Warren Street
Jersey City, NJ | Harrison
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,807
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,133
1254 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 05:30 AM
VYV is where life seamlessly comes together. Its two towers and shared amenities transform routines into choices, fostering a plurality that enhances every moment.
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14 Units Available
The Lively
321 Warren Street
Jersey City, NJ | The Waterfront
Studio
$2,355
517 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,725
790 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,160
1168 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 05:30 AM
Inspired by a love of art and design, this boutique apartment community features refined apartment homes, a dynamic multi-arts center, and an unbeatable location in the heart of downtown Jersey City's vibrant Powerhouse Arts District.
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27 Units Available
3 Journal Square
2935 John F Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ | Journal Square
Studio
$1,626
496 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,006
744 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,910
1139 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 05:30 AM
Beautiful common areas with dog run, yoga studio, lounge area and outdoor fire pit. Spectacular view of Manhattan skyline. Housekeeping, dry cleaning and 24-hour concierge services available.
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76 Units Available
Cast Iron Lofts
837 Jersey Ave
Jersey City, NJ | Downtown Jersey City
Studio
$2,559
823 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,329
1042 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,275
1304 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 05:29 AM
Loft-style apartments with high ceilings and panoramic views in a high rise Jersey City building. 10 minutes' drives to Manhattan via the I-78. Clubroom with bar, fitness center and heated pool on site.
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24 Units Available
VYV North
474 Warren St
Jersey City, NJ | The Waterfront
Studio
$2,660
732 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,625
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,060
1127 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 05:29 AM
Larger apartments with quartz and chrome finishes throughout. Apartments feature sustainable wood, chef's kitchens and large windows. Light rail right outside. Concierge service, on-site parking and outdoor decks. Private fitness studio and lounges.
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36 Units Available
The Morgan at Provost Square
160 Morgan St
Jersey City, NJ | The Waterfront
Studio
$2,262
545 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,598
757 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,396
1143 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 05:29 AM
Smoke-free apartments in the Powerhouse Arts District of Jersey City just a few blocks from NYC. This pet-friendly community features an on-site pool, gym and parking. Apartments include private patios, hardwood floors and granite countertops.
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109 Units Available
The BLVD Collection
425 Washington Blvd
Jersey City, NJ | The Waterfront
Studio
$1,842
585 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,021
787 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,085
1139 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
With stunning views of Manhattan, stellar service, and a continually evolving and expanding array of luxury amenities and features, the BLVD Collection offers more - three times more. Three times the comfort. Three times the service.
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14 Units Available
100 House
100 Hoboken Avenue
Jersey City, NJ | The Heights
Studio
$2,250
664 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,620
785 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,295
1074 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Live life to the fullest. The brand-new rental residences at 100 House are crafted to anticipate your every need, with amenities designed to exceed all expectations.
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25 Units Available
Liberty Towers
33 Hudson St
Jersey City, NJ | The Waterfront
Studio
$2,337
685 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,338
820 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,403
1265 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Located close to the Upper Bay, I-78 and the Lincoln Tunnel, this green community offers easy access to New York City. Units are recently renovated. Property amenities include yoga, pool, garage parking and a concierge.
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30 Units Available
Soho Lofts
273 Sixteenth St
Jersey City, NJ | Downtown Jersey City
Studio
$2,715
769 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,520
955 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,585
1322 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
So Welcoming. So Luxurious. So You. The residences at Soho Lofts exceed expectations at every turn.
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42 Units Available
The Enclave
675 Monmouth Street
Jersey City, NJ | The Heights
Studio
$2,040
609 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,900
798 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
1167 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Just moments from Hoboken in Jersey City’s hottest new neighborhood, The Enclave boasts an unsurpassed location in harmony with the privacy and luxuries of a perfect home.
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15 Units Available
Rivet
23 University Place Blvd
Jersey City, NJ | Greenville
Studio
$1,587
531 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,952
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,562
1178 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
We are now accepting in-person and self-guided tours. Our virtual tours are also available. Please schedule yours today!Life and style meet at Rivet, artfully crafted apartments in Jersey City.
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23 Units Available
Trump Bay Street
65 Bay St
Jersey City, NJ | The Waterfront
1 Bedroom
$2,106
746 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,541
1112 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
We are now accepting in-person tours by appointment only. Or, you can schedule a virtual tour and connect with a Leasing Specialist virtually via video, phone, or email. Live apartment video walk through tours available.
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20 Units Available
Windsor at Liberty House
115 Morris St
Jersey City, NJ | Downtown Jersey City
1 Bedroom
$2,355
810 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,335
1180 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,275
1326 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
One-, two-, and three-bedroom homes with in-unit laundry, granite countertops, and oversized windows for ample sunlight. A pet-friendly community with heated pools, fitness center, and barbecue stations. Close to Essex Street Light rail Station.
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11 Units Available
Warren at York
120 York St
Jersey City, NJ | The Waterfront
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,370
722 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,130
1185 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Smart homes overlooking the Hudson River, with digital keys, hardwood flooring, and oversized windows. Within walking distance from NY Waterway, this pet-friendly community has free Wi-Fi, billiards rooms, and a dog park.
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9 Units Available
Vantage
33 Park View Avenue
Jersey City, NJ | The Waterfront
Studio
$2,305
558 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,016
801 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,397
1143 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:33 AM
Enjoy the vantage point of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty from our 45th-floor sky lounge. Find your city oasis in our social, fitness and entertainment spaces that extend out to the zero-entry pool complete with fountains and a waterfall.
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10 Units Available
Quinn
197 Van Vorst Street
Jersey City, NJ | The Waterfront
Studio
$2,370
652 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,720
809 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,036
1157 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:33 AM
Welcome to Quinn at Paulus Hook: a modern reflection of classic elegance in Jersey City’s most stylish neighborhood. Here, we strike the perfect chord of chic, contemporary living in Paulus Hook.

Median Rent in Jersey City

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Jersey City is $1,646, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,812.
Studio
$1,477
1 Bed
$1,646
2 Beds
$1,812
3+ Beds
$1,954
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How much is rent in Jersey City?
In Jersey City, the median rent is $1,477 for a studio, $1,646 for a 1-bedroom, $1,812 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,954 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Jersey City, check out our monthly Jersey City Rent Report.
How much is rent in Jersey City?
In Jersey City, the median rent is $1,477 for a studio, $1,646 for a 1-bedroom, $1,812 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,954 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Jersey City, check out our monthly Jersey City Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Jersey City?
You can filter cheap apartments in Jersey City by price: under $1,600, under $1,300, under $1,400, under $1,100, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Jersey City?
You can filter cheap apartments in Jersey City by price: under $1,600, under $1,300, under $1,400, under $1,100, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Jersey City?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Jersey City apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Jersey City?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Jersey City apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Jersey City properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Jersey City properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Jersey City?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Jersey City.
How much should I pay for rent in Jersey City?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Jersey City.
How can I find off-campus housing in Jersey City?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Jersey City. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Hudson County Community College, New Jersey City University, Saint Peter's University, Kean University, and New Jersey Institute of Technology.
How can I find off-campus housing in Jersey City?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Jersey City. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Hudson County Community College, New Jersey City University, Saint Peter's University, Kean University, and New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Median Rent in Jersey City

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Jersey City is $1,646, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,812.
Studio
$1,477
1 Bed
$1,646
2 Beds
$1,812
3+ Beds
$1,954

City Guide

Jersey City
Across the Hudson River from Manhattan sits Jersey City. The “sixth borough” of New York is adorned with waterfront high-rises and office buildings guarded by none other than Lady Liberty herself. She’s no giant fighting robot (yet), but she’s at least the closest thing to it. Located between the Hudson and New York’s Upper Bay, Jersey City began as a docking town. Slowly, but surely it has become a new must-move spot in the New York Metro area, as tons of Manhattanites have migrated here for...
Across the Hudson River from Manhattan sits Jersey City. The “sixth borough” of New York is adorned with waterfront high-rises and office buildings guarded by none other than Lady Liberty herself. She’s no giant fighting robot (yet), but she’s at least the closest thing to it. Located between the Hudson and New York’s Upper Bay, Jersey City began as a docking town. Slowly, but surely it has become a new must-move spot in the New York Metro area, as tons of Manhattanites have migrated here for...

Frank Sinatra may have sung about several other famous cities, but he was born and bred in New Jersey, and that’s good enough. So if the bright lights are calling your name, we recommend you answer.

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Get in where you fit in (Neighborhoods):

As the self-proclaimed “tapestry of nations,” the neighborhoods in Jersey City are definitely diverse. Within a few minutes, you can pick up some matzo ball soup from a Jewish deli, a plate of excellent chicken tikka masala, Puerto Rican plantains, and everything in between. Variety, as they say, is the spice of life around here, so come hungry.

Keep in mind the prices here are in terms of cost of living in NYC/NJ terms. A lower cost neighborhood could mean that rent begins at $900, which is fairly inexpensive, relative to the surrounding areas. The friendliest and most residential areas are listed below.

Downtown: Bursting with townhomes, brownstones and luxury condos, Downtown is anything but inexpensive. Then again, an apartment complete with doormen doesn’t really come across as such, does it? With studios sometimes costing around $1,700, one should be sure they have a fair bit of job security before perusing the area. The most popular spots include Grove St., Van Vorst Park, Hamilton Park and Paulus Hook, and, despite the transformation from warehouses and rail yards to modern looking buildings, the area has managed to retain its historic feel. The Powerhouse Arts District, a warehouse-dominated area that lends itself to art and loft/condo living, has become a popular move-location for those who want to be in the thick of things. While downtown appeals to the hipsters, cool kids and single folk (assuming you are ready to mingle as well), it’s also home to small families who delight in the availability of parks and outdoor space.

Hudson Waterfront: Stand at the edge of the Hudson waterfront and look across towards the skyline of Jersey’s lovable insomniac neighbor, Manhattan. Overlapping with the Downtown area, the Hudson Waterfront is a desirable area for those who want access to newer apartments and studios, as well as luxury high-rises. In Newport, which is close to the Exchange Place (or Financial District) for all you business types, new residential condos, towers and waterfront offices have been erected. It’s where you’ll find a mall (isn’t New Jersey the birthplace of shopping malls, after all?) along with several waterfront restaurants and hotels. Feeling artsy? WALDO (Work and Live Overlay District), an eight-block area consisting of artist work/live space made up of studios and apartments, is also found here. The artists who live and work in the area consider WALDO to be a sort of private area; but this doesn’t mean non-residents can’t come appreciate the pieces created by its residents. 2 bedrooms are around $2400.

Journal Square: With its own stop on the PATH (“Port Authority Trans-Hudson” for all you newbies) and a current redevelopment plan in the works, Journal Square is Jersey City life on the inexpensive side. The perfect blend of office buildings and mixed-use buildings (shopping/living) gives Journal Square a comfortable feel despite its addresses. This is a good area for young couples just starting out and those who have come to the great Garden State for a bit of higher education, as this part of town sits beside a Hudson County Community College campus. Keep in mind that Journal Square doesn’t have the same nightlife scene as Downtown and the Waterfront, so if you’re coming to party, you should probably factor the commute time into your game plan.

The Heights: Outdoor lovers, families and those looking for a little greenery (What else would you expect from the “Garden State”?) should head to The Heights. The further east you rent (think towards Hoboken), the more convenient transportation gets. Better yet, sweet views of Hoboken and NYC are pretty common around here. The Heights is much more residential than many of the other options, due to its abundance of townhomes, so you’ll find small families and young professionals. If you are in the market for apartment living, the area of Palisade Ave. is chock-full of happening spots. Areas like Pershing Field offer year-round outdoor activities including an Olympic-sized pool that turns into an ice skating rink in the wintertime. Talk about nifty!

Get in where you fit in (Neighborhoods):
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As the self-proclaimed “tapestry of nations,” the neighborhoods in Jersey City are definitely diverse. Within a few minutes, you can pick up some matzo ball soup from a Jewish deli, a plate of excellent chicken tikka masala, Puerto Rican plantains, and everything in between. Variety, as they say, is the spice of life around here, so come hungry.

Keep in mind the prices here are in terms of cost of living in NYC/NJ terms. A lower cost neighborhood could mean that rent begins at $900, which is fairly inexpensive, relative to the surrounding areas. The friendliest and most residential areas are listed below.

Downtown: Bursting with townhomes, brownstones and luxury condos, Downtown is anything but inexpensive. Then again, an apartment complete with doormen doesn’t really come across as such, does it? With studios sometimes costing around $1,700, one should be sure they have a fair bit of job security before perusing the area. The most popular spots include Grove St., Van Vorst Park, Hamilton Park and Paulus Hook, and, despite the transformation from warehouses and rail yards to modern looking buildings, the area has managed to retain its historic feel. The Powerhouse Arts District, a warehouse-dominated area that lends itself to art and loft/condo living, has become a popular move-location for those who want to be in the thick of things. While downtown appeals to the hipsters, cool kids and single folk (assuming you are ready to mingle as well), it’s also home to small families who delight in the availability of parks and outdoor space.

Hudson Waterfront: Stand at the edge of the Hudson waterfront and look across towards the skyline of Jersey’s lovable insomniac neighbor, Manhattan. Overlapping with the Downtown area, the Hudson Waterfront is a desirable area for those who want access to newer apartments and studios, as well as luxury high-rises. In Newport, which is close to the Exchange Place (or Financial District) for all you business types, new residential condos, towers and waterfront offices have been erected. It’s where you’ll find a mall (isn’t New Jersey the birthplace of shopping malls, after all?) along with several waterfront restaurants and hotels. Feeling artsy? WALDO (Work and Live Overlay District), an eight-block area consisting of artist work/live space made up of studios and apartments, is also found here. The artists who live and work in the area consider WALDO to be a sort of private area; but this doesn’t mean non-residents can’t come appreciate the pieces created by its residents. 2 bedrooms are around $2400.

Journal Square: With its own stop on the PATH (“Port Authority Trans-Hudson” for all you newbies) and a current redevelopment plan in the works, Journal Square is Jersey City life on the inexpensive side. The perfect blend of office buildings and mixed-use buildings (shopping/living) gives Journal Square a comfortable feel despite its addresses. This is a good area for young couples just starting out and those who have come to the great Garden State for a bit of higher education, as this part of town sits beside a Hudson County Community College campus. Keep in mind that Journal Square doesn’t have the same nightlife scene as Downtown and the Waterfront, so if you’re coming to party, you should probably factor the commute time into your game plan.

The Heights: Outdoor lovers, families and those looking for a little greenery (What else would you expect from the “Garden State”?) should head to The Heights. The further east you rent (think towards Hoboken), the more convenient transportation gets. Better yet, sweet views of Hoboken and NYC are pretty common around here. The Heights is much more residential than many of the other options, due to its abundance of townhomes, so you’ll find small families and young professionals. If you are in the market for apartment living, the area of Palisade Ave. is chock-full of happening spots. Areas like Pershing Field offer year-round outdoor activities including an Olympic-sized pool that turns into an ice skating rink in the wintertime. Talk about nifty!

By Sea, By Land and By Speed of Light:

Getting around this area of Jersey can be done in just about every way (except for teleportation… yet). Walkers, bus riders, motorists and ferry lovers alike coexist here. Work in the New York City? Simply motor your way through the underwater Holland Tunnel through the Hudson River (one place no one should go without the protection of a car, or at least a wet suit). Have to head out to other parts of Jersey? Take the NJ Turnpike (aka I-78) or other highways (139 & 140) to navigate through the tri-state area. With the 2nd highest percentage of public transit users, Jersey City is also home to a couple of rail systems including the Hudson-Bergen and the PATH train. Finally, just as with any great Northeastern city, there is plenty of walking room.

By Sea, By Land and By Speed of Light:
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Getting around this area of Jersey can be done in just about every way (except for teleportation… yet). Walkers, bus riders, motorists and ferry lovers alike coexist here. Work in the New York City? Simply motor your way through the underwater Holland Tunnel through the Hudson River (one place no one should go without the protection of a car, or at least a wet suit). Have to head out to other parts of Jersey? Take the NJ Turnpike (aka I-78) or other highways (139 & 140) to navigate through the tri-state area. With the 2nd highest percentage of public transit users, Jersey City is also home to a couple of rail systems including the Hudson-Bergen and the PATH train. Finally, just as with any great Northeastern city, there is plenty of walking room.

History, art and business collide:

Have some downtime from work? Good news! There’s a ton to do in this fair city. Whether it’s a short boat ride to Ellis Island, a day of ice skating in Pershing Park or a night out in the arts district, Jersey City is anything but boring.

If business is on your brain, you have come to the right place. Jersey City has one of the largest banking centers and is, in fact, called “Wall Street West” – complete with an abundance of food trucks and Gordon Gekko look-alikes cloaked in power suits.

The art scene here is exploding and local studios, cafés, galleries and museums are showcasing the best of what the local artists have to offer. Both appreciators and creators tend to agree that this city is nothing short of an artist’s dreamland.

As New Jersey’s second largest city, Jersey City offers residents nightlife, attractions and a cool, laid-back culture situated in a diverse area. Did we also mention the ever-growing NYC skyline behind it? Because it’s awesome, in case you haven’t heard. Come see what’s waiting for you on the other side of the Hudson (love of teased hair and Bruce Springsteen songs accepted but not required)!

History, art and business collide:
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Have some downtime from work? Good news! There’s a ton to do in this fair city. Whether it’s a short boat ride to Ellis Island, a day of ice skating in Pershing Park or a night out in the arts district, Jersey City is anything but boring.

If business is on your brain, you have come to the right place. Jersey City has one of the largest banking centers and is, in fact, called “Wall Street West” – complete with an abundance of food trucks and Gordon Gekko look-alikes cloaked in power suits.

The art scene here is exploding and local studios, cafés, galleries and museums are showcasing the best of what the local artists have to offer. Both appreciators and creators tend to agree that this city is nothing short of an artist’s dreamland.

As New Jersey’s second largest city, Jersey City offers residents nightlife, attractions and a cool, laid-back culture situated in a diverse area. Did we also mention the ever-growing NYC skyline behind it? Because it’s awesome, in case you haven’t heard. Come see what’s waiting for you on the other side of the Hudson (love of teased hair and Bruce Springsteen songs accepted but not required)!

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City Guide

Jersey City
Across the Hudson River from Manhattan sits Jersey City. The “sixth borough” of New York is adorned with waterfront high-rises and office buildings guarded by none other than Lady Liberty herself. She’s no giant fighting robot (yet), but she’s at least the closest thing to it. Located between the Hudson and New York’s Upper Bay, Jersey City began as a docking town. Slowly, but surely it has become a new must-move spot in the New York Metro area, as tons of Manhattanites have migrated here for...
Across the Hudson River from Manhattan sits Jersey City. The “sixth borough” of New York is adorned with waterfront high-rises and office buildings guarded by none other than Lady Liberty herself. She’s no giant fighting robot (yet), but she’s at least the closest thing to it. Located between the Hudson and New York’s Upper Bay, Jersey City began as a docking town. Slowly, but surely it has become a new must-move spot in the New York Metro area, as tons of Manhattanites have migrated here for...

Frank Sinatra may have sung about several other famous cities, but he was born and bred in New Jersey, and that’s good enough. So if the bright lights are calling your name, we recommend you answer.

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Get in where you fit in (Neighborhoods):

As the self-proclaimed “tapestry of nations,” the neighborhoods in Jersey City are definitely diverse. Within a few minutes, you can pick up some matzo ball soup from a Jewish deli, a plate of excellent chicken tikka masala, Puerto Rican plantains, and everything in between. Variety, as they say, is the spice of life around here, so come hungry.

Keep in mind the prices here are in terms of cost of living in NYC/NJ terms. A lower cost neighborhood could mean that rent begins at $900, which is fairly inexpensive, relative to the surrounding areas. The friendliest and most residential areas are listed below.

Downtown: Bursting with townhomes, brownstones and luxury condos, Downtown is anything but inexpensive. Then again, an apartment complete with doormen doesn’t really come across as such, does it? With studios sometimes costing around $1,700, one should be sure they have a fair bit of job security before perusing the area. The most popular spots include Grove St., Van Vorst Park, Hamilton Park and Paulus Hook, and, despite the transformation from warehouses and rail yards to modern looking buildings, the area has managed to retain its historic feel. The Powerhouse Arts District, a warehouse-dominated area that lends itself to art and loft/condo living, has become a popular move-location for those who want to be in the thick of things. While downtown appeals to the hipsters, cool kids and single folk (assuming you are ready to mingle as well), it’s also home to small families who delight in the availability of parks and outdoor space.

Hudson Waterfront: Stand at the edge of the Hudson waterfront and look across towards the skyline of Jersey’s lovable insomniac neighbor, Manhattan. Overlapping with the Downtown area, the Hudson Waterfront is a desirable area for those who want access to newer apartments and studios, as well as luxury high-rises. In Newport, which is close to the Exchange Place (or Financial District) for all you business types, new residential condos, towers and waterfront offices have been erected. It’s where you’ll find a mall (isn’t New Jersey the birthplace of shopping malls, after all?) along with several waterfront restaurants and hotels. Feeling artsy? WALDO (Work and Live Overlay District), an eight-block area consisting of artist work/live space made up of studios and apartments, is also found here. The artists who live and work in the area consider WALDO to be a sort of private area; but this doesn’t mean non-residents can’t come appreciate the pieces created by its residents. 2 bedrooms are around $2400.

Journal Square: With its own stop on the PATH (“Port Authority Trans-Hudson” for all you newbies) and a current redevelopment plan in the works, Journal Square is Jersey City life on the inexpensive side. The perfect blend of office buildings and mixed-use buildings (shopping/living) gives Journal Square a comfortable feel despite its addresses. This is a good area for young couples just starting out and those who have come to the great Garden State for a bit of higher education, as this part of town sits beside a Hudson County Community College campus. Keep in mind that Journal Square doesn’t have the same nightlife scene as Downtown and the Waterfront, so if you’re coming to party, you should probably factor the commute time into your game plan.

The Heights: Outdoor lovers, families and those looking for a little greenery (What else would you expect from the “Garden State”?) should head to The Heights. The further east you rent (think towards Hoboken), the more convenient transportation gets. Better yet, sweet views of Hoboken and NYC are pretty common around here. The Heights is much more residential than many of the other options, due to its abundance of townhomes, so you’ll find small families and young professionals. If you are in the market for apartment living, the area of Palisade Ave. is chock-full of happening spots. Areas like Pershing Field offer year-round outdoor activities including an Olympic-sized pool that turns into an ice skating rink in the wintertime. Talk about nifty!

Get in where you fit in (Neighborhoods):
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As the self-proclaimed “tapestry of nations,” the neighborhoods in Jersey City are definitely diverse. Within a few minutes, you can pick up some matzo ball soup from a Jewish deli, a plate of excellent chicken tikka masala, Puerto Rican plantains, and everything in between. Variety, as they say, is the spice of life around here, so come hungry.

Keep in mind the prices here are in terms of cost of living in NYC/NJ terms. A lower cost neighborhood could mean that rent begins at $900, which is fairly inexpensive, relative to the surrounding areas. The friendliest and most residential areas are listed below.

Downtown: Bursting with townhomes, brownstones and luxury condos, Downtown is anything but inexpensive. Then again, an apartment complete with doormen doesn’t really come across as such, does it? With studios sometimes costing around $1,700, one should be sure they have a fair bit of job security before perusing the area. The most popular spots include Grove St., Van Vorst Park, Hamilton Park and Paulus Hook, and, despite the transformation from warehouses and rail yards to modern looking buildings, the area has managed to retain its historic feel. The Powerhouse Arts District, a warehouse-dominated area that lends itself to art and loft/condo living, has become a popular move-location for those who want to be in the thick of things. While downtown appeals to the hipsters, cool kids and single folk (assuming you are ready to mingle as well), it’s also home to small families who delight in the availability of parks and outdoor space.

Hudson Waterfront: Stand at the edge of the Hudson waterfront and look across towards the skyline of Jersey’s lovable insomniac neighbor, Manhattan. Overlapping with the Downtown area, the Hudson Waterfront is a desirable area for those who want access to newer apartments and studios, as well as luxury high-rises. In Newport, which is close to the Exchange Place (or Financial District) for all you business types, new residential condos, towers and waterfront offices have been erected. It’s where you’ll find a mall (isn’t New Jersey the birthplace of shopping malls, after all?) along with several waterfront restaurants and hotels. Feeling artsy? WALDO (Work and Live Overlay District), an eight-block area consisting of artist work/live space made up of studios and apartments, is also found here. The artists who live and work in the area consider WALDO to be a sort of private area; but this doesn’t mean non-residents can’t come appreciate the pieces created by its residents. 2 bedrooms are around $2400.

Journal Square: With its own stop on the PATH (“Port Authority Trans-Hudson” for all you newbies) and a current redevelopment plan in the works, Journal Square is Jersey City life on the inexpensive side. The perfect blend of office buildings and mixed-use buildings (shopping/living) gives Journal Square a comfortable feel despite its addresses. This is a good area for young couples just starting out and those who have come to the great Garden State for a bit of higher education, as this part of town sits beside a Hudson County Community College campus. Keep in mind that Journal Square doesn’t have the same nightlife scene as Downtown and the Waterfront, so if you’re coming to party, you should probably factor the commute time into your game plan.

The Heights: Outdoor lovers, families and those looking for a little greenery (What else would you expect from the “Garden State”?) should head to The Heights. The further east you rent (think towards Hoboken), the more convenient transportation gets. Better yet, sweet views of Hoboken and NYC are pretty common around here. The Heights is much more residential than many of the other options, due to its abundance of townhomes, so you’ll find small families and young professionals. If you are in the market for apartment living, the area of Palisade Ave. is chock-full of happening spots. Areas like Pershing Field offer year-round outdoor activities including an Olympic-sized pool that turns into an ice skating rink in the wintertime. Talk about nifty!

By Sea, By Land and By Speed of Light:

Getting around this area of Jersey can be done in just about every way (except for teleportation… yet). Walkers, bus riders, motorists and ferry lovers alike coexist here. Work in the New York City? Simply motor your way through the underwater Holland Tunnel through the Hudson River (one place no one should go without the protection of a car, or at least a wet suit). Have to head out to other parts of Jersey? Take the NJ Turnpike (aka I-78) or other highways (139 & 140) to navigate through the tri-state area. With the 2nd highest percentage of public transit users, Jersey City is also home to a couple of rail systems including the Hudson-Bergen and the PATH train. Finally, just as with any great Northeastern city, there is plenty of walking room.

By Sea, By Land and By Speed of Light:
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Getting around this area of Jersey can be done in just about every way (except for teleportation… yet). Walkers, bus riders, motorists and ferry lovers alike coexist here. Work in the New York City? Simply motor your way through the underwater Holland Tunnel through the Hudson River (one place no one should go without the protection of a car, or at least a wet suit). Have to head out to other parts of Jersey? Take the NJ Turnpike (aka I-78) or other highways (139 & 140) to navigate through the tri-state area. With the 2nd highest percentage of public transit users, Jersey City is also home to a couple of rail systems including the Hudson-Bergen and the PATH train. Finally, just as with any great Northeastern city, there is plenty of walking room.

History, art and business collide:

Have some downtime from work? Good news! There’s a ton to do in this fair city. Whether it’s a short boat ride to Ellis Island, a day of ice skating in Pershing Park or a night out in the arts district, Jersey City is anything but boring.

If business is on your brain, you have come to the right place. Jersey City has one of the largest banking centers and is, in fact, called “Wall Street West” – complete with an abundance of food trucks and Gordon Gekko look-alikes cloaked in power suits.

The art scene here is exploding and local studios, cafés, galleries and museums are showcasing the best of what the local artists have to offer. Both appreciators and creators tend to agree that this city is nothing short of an artist’s dreamland.

As New Jersey’s second largest city, Jersey City offers residents nightlife, attractions and a cool, laid-back culture situated in a diverse area. Did we also mention the ever-growing NYC skyline behind it? Because it’s awesome, in case you haven’t heard. Come see what’s waiting for you on the other side of the Hudson (love of teased hair and Bruce Springsteen songs accepted but not required)!

History, art and business collide:
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Have some downtime from work? Good news! There’s a ton to do in this fair city. Whether it’s a short boat ride to Ellis Island, a day of ice skating in Pershing Park or a night out in the arts district, Jersey City is anything but boring.

If business is on your brain, you have come to the right place. Jersey City has one of the largest banking centers and is, in fact, called “Wall Street West” – complete with an abundance of food trucks and Gordon Gekko look-alikes cloaked in power suits.

The art scene here is exploding and local studios, cafés, galleries and museums are showcasing the best of what the local artists have to offer. Both appreciators and creators tend to agree that this city is nothing short of an artist’s dreamland.

As New Jersey’s second largest city, Jersey City offers residents nightlife, attractions and a cool, laid-back culture situated in a diverse area. Did we also mention the ever-growing NYC skyline behind it? Because it’s awesome, in case you haven’t heard. Come see what’s waiting for you on the other side of the Hudson (love of teased hair and Bruce Springsteen songs accepted but not required)!

Rent Report
Jersey City

December 2020 Jersey City Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2020 Jersey City Rent Report. Jersey City rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Jersey City rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Jersey City rents decline sharply over the past month

Jersey City rents have declined 2.4% over the past month, and are down sharply by 10.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Jersey City stand at $1,605 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,767 for a two-bedroom. This is the eighth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Jersey City's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -0.6%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Jersey City

    As rents have fallen sharply in Jersey City, a few large cities nationwide have also seen prices fall, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Jersey City is less affordable for renters.

    • Jersey City's median two-bedroom rent of $1,767 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 10.1% decline in Jersey City.
    • While rents in Jersey City fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw decreases, including San Francisco (-25.5%), Boston (-18.7%), and Seattle (-16.4%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Jersey City than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,073, where Jersey City is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    December 2020 Jersey City Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Jersey City Rent Report. Jersey City rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Jersey City rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

    View full Rent Report

    December 2020 Jersey City Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Jersey City Rent Report. Jersey City rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Jersey City rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

    Jersey City rents decline sharply over the past month

    Jersey City rents have declined 2.4% over the past month, and are down sharply by 10.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Jersey City stand at $1,605 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,767 for a two-bedroom. This is the eighth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Jersey City's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -0.6%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Jersey City

      As rents have fallen sharply in Jersey City, a few large cities nationwide have also seen prices fall, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Jersey City is less affordable for renters.

      • Jersey City's median two-bedroom rent of $1,767 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 10.1% decline in Jersey City.
      • While rents in Jersey City fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw decreases, including San Francisco (-25.5%), Boston (-18.7%), and Seattle (-16.4%).
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Jersey City than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,073, where Jersey City is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      Jersey City Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Jersey City ranks on:

      D
      Overall satisfaction
      D
      Safety and crime rate
      C
      Jobs and career opportunities
      D
      Recreational activities
      C
      Affordability
      D
      Quality of schools
      B+
      Social Life
      A-
      Commute time
      A-
      State and local taxes
      A+
      Public transit
      D
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Jersey City’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Jersey City renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received above average scores, and many received below average scores."

      Key Findings in Jersey City include the following:

      • Jersey City renters gave their city a D overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Jersey City were public transit (A+), commute time (A-) and state and local taxes (A-).
      • The areas of concern to Jersey City renters are weather (F), safety and low crime rate (D), quality of local schools (D), recreational activities (D) and pet-friendliness (D).
      • Jersey City earned similar scores compared to other nearby cities like New York (C+), Newark (F) and New Haven (D).
      • Jersey City did relatively poorly compared to cities nationwide, including Dallas (B), San Francisco (B+) and Charlotte (A-).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Jersey City’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Jersey City renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apa...

      View full Jersey City Renter Survey

      Here’s how Jersey City ranks on:

      D
      Overall satisfaction
      D
      Safety and crime rate
      C
      Jobs and career opportunities
      D
      Recreational activities
      C
      Affordability
      D
      Quality of schools
      B+
      Social Life
      A-
      Commute time
      A-
      State and local taxes
      A+
      Public transit
      D
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Jersey City’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Jersey City renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received above average scores, and many received below average scores."

      Key Findings in Jersey City include the following:

      • Jersey City renters gave their city a D overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Jersey City were public transit (A+), commute time (A-) and state and local taxes (A-).
      • The areas of concern to Jersey City renters are weather (F), safety and low crime rate (D), quality of local schools (D), recreational activities (D) and pet-friendliness (D).
      • Jersey City earned similar scores compared to other nearby cities like New York (C+), Newark (F) and New Haven (D).
      • Jersey City did relatively poorly compared to cities nationwide, including Dallas (B), San Francisco (B+) and Charlotte (A-).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.