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Jersey City begins attracting families

Long a haven for single 20-somethings who coveted Manhattan but not the expensive real estate that comes with it, Jersey City is beginning to lure a more mature crowd. The New York Post reported that families are increasingly turning to Jersey City to live in more spacious abodes for substantially less money and just a PATH stop away from Manhattan. One couple moved from the Upper West Sideinto the Newport development, a 15-building Jersey City complex with more than 4,000 apartments, and doubled the  square feet of their home without paying significantly more. As a result, new developments once projected to attract young single professionals -- with many of the amenities typical of a Manhattan building -- are renting and selling to families. And not far behind the families coming to Jersey City, are schools, recreational facilities for children's sports camps and gymnastics and an ice skating rink.

Jersey City is growing up

Until recently, the area — a hop, skip and one stop from Manhattan on the PATH— drew mostly first-time buyers and single renters who wanted more bang for their real-estate buck. For Jersey City, this is a very attractive price point, which speaks to the gentrification of the neighborhood. It used to be much younger, 20 and 30, but those age boundaries are extending to families Most developments are doing their best to attract the couples-with-kids set by adding as much family-friendliness as they can muster Additionally, most of Jersey City’s new buildings offer scads of amenities competitive with what you’d find in Manhattan when you’re dealing with this kind of community, these are renters by choice not renters by necessity, so having a robust amenities package is consistent with that 

 

Neighboorhoods

Paulus Hook:

 The historic and romantic neighborhood of Paulus Hook discovers itself in the midst of a stunning period of economic and diverse cultural growth. By walking only a couple blocks, you can transfer yourself from the 19th to the 21st century. The cozy neighborhood with its "Brownstones," tasty restaurants and diversity of people, is a neighbor to LibertyState Park, a marina, sailboats and 21st century skyscrapers.

 

Van Vorst Park :

Called "one of the most formal of Jersey City's parks," Van Vorst Park is located in the Van Vorst Historic District. It is located in the southern part of the area historically known as Harsimus and the former Townshipof Van Vorst. Originally landscaped by horticulturist Peter Henderson, it has been described as an example of a town square similar to WashingtonSquareParkin lower New York City.

 

Powerhouse Arts District:  

The industrial and commercial activity in the 11 block area now known as the Powerhouse Arts District has been historically significant, not only to the Jersey City economy, but also to the regional and national economy, from the post-Civil War period until the Great Depression. The district was tied to the Pennsylvania Railroad yards (to the north, in what is now BJ's parking lot) by railroad spurs; the remnants of these can still be seen on Provost Street. In the district's heyday, some of the world's largest manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers built here. Currently the Powerhouse Arts District is being redeveloped as a vibrant, arts neighborhood with adaptive reuse of existing warehouses. Height & mass of new construction that supports the existing fabric of the PAD with ground floor retail and other active uses.

 

Hamilton Park

Hamilton Park is at the center of the Hamilton Park Historic District in downtown Jersey City. Over the years it has maintained its bordering tree-lined streets with rows of Victorian brownstones from the post-Civil War era; Hamilton Square Condominiums, the former Saint Francis Hospital complex, faces the park's east side. The 5.4-acre "residential square" park is not far from the entrance to the Holland Tunnel to the north and the Newport Mall to the east.

 

Harsimus Cove: 

Harsimus Cove is in the Historic Downtown section of Jersey City, a few minutes’ walk from the new high-rise waterfront developments and the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. Nestled between the historic HamiltonParkand Van Vorst Park districts walking distance from Grove Street PATHstation, just minutes away from Manhattan.

 

Exchange Place :

 

Exchange Place is sometimes referred to as "Wall Street West". The GoldmanSachsTowerand other buildings are home to many financial corporations. The namesake is a minor street about 200 feet long on the Hudson River shore at the end of Montgomery St, which became well-known because it was a transportation terminal.The neighborhood is served by the Exchange Place PATHstation, which provides service to Newark, Hoboken, and Lower Manhattan. The area is also served by the Exchange Placestation on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, which provides northbound service to Hoboken Terminal and Tonnelle Avenuein North Bergen, and southbound service to West Side Avenue in Jersey Cityand 22nd Streetin Bayonne.

 

Newport:  

Newport is a 600-acre master-panned mixed use community, consisting of retail, residential, office, and entertainment facilities. Located on the Hudson Riverwaterfront, it is located opposite the WorldFinancialCenter. Newport is well-served by transportation links to New York City, including the adjacent Holland Tunnel for access to lower Manhattan, as well as having good connections to the rest of New Jersey via the New Jersey Turnpike. Public transportation consists of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and the PATHwhich have stops in Newportand a BillyBey Ferry Company stop in Newport. The area is also served by several New Jersey Transit bus lines as well as some private bus lines. Newportcurrently includes 9 high-rise rental apartment buildings comprising approximately 3,700 households. Newport's 10th rental apartment building, "The Aquablu," is expected to contain an additional 360 apartments and is currently under construction. Newportalso includes 3 high-rise condominium apartment buildings comprising approximately 900 additional apartments. Construction of these condominium buildings began in 1987. The most recent condominium building, known as "The Shore Condominiums at Newport" was completed in 2008.  

 

 

For Sale:

 

Liberty Point Condos:

187 WARREN STREET, JERSEY CITY, NJ 07302

4 STORIES - 32 UNITS - COMPLETED 2004 by METRO HOMES  

 

 

 

Liberty Point is a luxury waterfront condominium community located in Jersey City with easy access to both sides of the Hudson. It offers a number of luxury 1 and 2 bedroom layouts.  The building features floor plans with master suites with baths, gourmet kitchens, large windows offering a variety of city views. Contemporary styling with the modern convenience of an urban lifestyle with state-of-the-art luxury and amenities. Brick exterior, cooper metal panels, and cast stone sills with a landscaped common terrace and two common roof decks which provide residents with a relaxing setting to enjoy the outdoors.

BUILDING FEATURES AND AMENITIES:

Parking available • Courtyards and private terraces • Ground floor retail 

Available unit 203: click link below for more info and a tour

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Crystal Point:

 

 

One of the region’s most successful-selling condominium buildings  on Jersey City’s Hudson River waterfront. The 42-story 269-home building is built  on the final piece of developable land facing Manhattan in the City’s

 One, two-and three bedroom homes range from 800 to 1,817 square-feet and offer an array of premium finishes.

Crystal Point is conveniently located between the Paulus Hook and Newport sections of Jersey City located between the Paulus Hook and Newport sections of Jersey City and steps from PATH trains at both Exchange Place and Newport with direct access into New York City and a Light Rail station.

Crystal Point building takes upscale riverfront living on the Hudson River to the next level by New ork City views and a myriad of five-star recreational and social amenities to create a hotel-inspired living environment. Homes at Crystal Point are made even more attractive thanks to a 30-year tax abatement that has been granted to the building. 

Crystal Point features a crystalline-style glass exterior and has been designed to maximize the building’s waterfront setting and views of the ever changing Manhattan skyline. Inside, Residents also benefit from free on-site parking. Floor-to-ceiling windows drench the homes in natural light and many of the residences offer riverfront balconies 

Crystal Point’s superb amenities include The Crystal Spa with a thermal bath, sauna, steam and treatment rooms. Residents will also enjoy a yoga/aerobics room, state-of-the-art fitness center, lounge with flat screen televisions, game room with billiard and poker tables, children’s play room and a screening room within the Crystal Club. An outdoor deck overlooking the Hudson River features a sparkling pool, giant hot tub, private cabanas and lounge chair seating, as well as two BBQs and dining area, fire pits and a children’s play area, The building also offers a professional concierge, valet parking and soon a lobby level restaurant.”

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