Hoboken used to be cool but now that Jersey City has cleaned up (and slightly more affordable there) Hoboken looks like an overpriced dump. Historically, Hoboken was and is a predominantly white bedroom community to NYC. It's also run by crooked Democrat politicians as well as the mafia and that's never going to change. Weather is all over the place. When it rains, the sewers overflow, and it's windy as hell at all times. It's freezing cold from December to May, especially this past year. Take your hand out of your pocket and it will immediately feel numb. All the good bars and restaurants have either closed because of high rent or been pushed out: Maxwell's, Helmer's, etc. It's completely expensive and it's probably cheaper to live in parts of Manhattan at this point. Lower Hoboken is filled with Jersey Shore trash in the winter and sanctimonious whorish women year-round. Upper Hoboken is snobby as hell. There are lot's of restaurants but the majority of them are overpriced and the food is lackluster compared to the city. The PATH has limited schedules on the weekends making it a trek to come home from the city during the night (45 minutes between trains at some points.) People just seem surly and miserable here - avoid if you can.