This is what I had when I lived in Edgewater, New Jersey. The view of the magnificent New York Skyline is what attracted me to this small town, but it is not the only thing that kept me living in Edgewater for many years.
The easy commute into New York City, for work or play, is a breeze thanks to the Ferry which gets you across the river in less than 15 minutes. Also, the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway goes from the George Washington Bridge to the town of Bayonne and measures 18.5 miles of paved ground. This is a perfect place for couples to stroll under the moonlight or for runners to train for the New York Marathon.
One of the best places in Edgewater is the City Place which is the home of more than 25 retail shops, 7 restaurants, fitness complex, hotel, and luxury condominiums. Keep in mind, you will pay more for housing and food, but it is worth the cost for the convenience of having everything at your fingertips.