Livability Score

i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (45) A+
Entertainment (13) A+
Food and Drink (126) D-
Fitness (12) F
Groceries (39) A+
Parks (114) A+
Shops (171) A+
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 45.3% take public transportation in Jersey City.
Public Transit Stops (527)
Stops & Stations
Workers Taking Public Transit
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Jersey City is 143/100 - which is 19% higher than New Jersey.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
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crime B+

Jersey City crime rates are 1,605 per 100k, which is 1% lower than New Jersey
Property Crime
1,384 crimes per 100k
Violent Crime
220 crimes per 100k
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employment A+

The median income in Jersey City is $76,444 - which is 4% higher than New Jersey.
Med. Household Income
Unemployment Rate
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health A-

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (50)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
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housing A-

Jersey City home prices are $406,200 - which is 28% higher than New Jersey
Home Price
Home Appreciation Rate
Home Affordability
5.3x (home price to income ratio)
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schools B-

The Jersey City graduation rate is 84% - which is 3% lower than New Jersey
School Test Scores
High School Grad. Rates
Elementary Schools (58) A+
High Schools (20) A+
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ratings A-

Jersey City has an overall rating of 80% from 12 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
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User Surveys (10)
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Jersey City Area Facts

  • Jersey City has a Livability Score of 82/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Jersey City crime rates are 1% lower than the New Jersey average
  • Cost of living in Jersey City is 19% higher than the New Jersey average
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Jersey City Reviews

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Lovelyyyyyyy 5 rating By Soum ( Feb 11, 2015) Hi friends,
i was staying in Jersey city from past 3 yrs. I simply loved it. The commute is very easy. You have path trains,cabs, buses, light rails. Nightlife is awesome. After staying in Jersey city its pretty difficult to adjust in any other city.
I use2 stay in Grove street
...Read More n it was 5 mins walk to boardwalk exchange place with a beautiful NY skyline.
Lot of food options near by. shopping malls near by, BJS ,SHOP RITE, DUANE READE.
Good docs in Newport area.
I simply loved the city. It/s just 30 mins to Timesquare if you take Path. Lot of night clubs near by area n lot of different cuisines in grove street area. Read Less
Jersey City - Nightlife in the Garden State 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( May 03, 2010) I actually happened upon Jersey City traveling from Hoboken, NJ. When I decided to stay a night in Jersey City, I was completely surprised. The nightlife in this city is unbelievable. I would not consider this a family oriented place but if you are single and looking for a good n ...Read More ight out on the town then I recommend Jersey City, NJ.

My favorite nightclub there was definitely Sandbar. I honestly cannot wait to for the chance to go back. Another positive to Jersey City is that it is so close to New York City if you really want to go all out. Jersey City is the perfect place for young adults to get out and meet new people.

Aside from nightclubs, there are a few good attractions in Jersey City. Two that come to mind are the Liberty Science Center and the Liberty State Park - located only 2000 feet from the Statue Of liberty itself! If you're looking for a restaurant in Jersey City try Presto's Restaurant on Warren St. It serves up some of the best Italian food in Jersey City. Read Less
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Jersey City, NJ

Jersey City is known as the closest neighbor to the Manhattan borough of New York City as it is even closer to this area than other boroughs of New York. It is also considered the epicenter of a very large and lively region of the state of New Jersey. The atmosphere in Jersey City has its own flavor regardless of its close proximity to New York. This city is a good option for people who want to pay slightly lower rental costs than that found in neighboring Manhattan, and Jersey City is also home to a thriving art community with hundreds of galleries, studios and murals that decorate the streets.

Commuters can take advantage of the "PATH" system that offers great modes of public transportation to get people where they need to go within Jersey City and to destinations in New York. The light rail and bus lines are extensive, and there is also a good network of bike paths. Public transportation is recommended for most people because of the traffic and parking challenges in the area.

People who crave fine dining and drinking will be happy in Jersey City. Some of the finest ethnic cuisine can be found throughout various districts in the city, and the craft beer establishments are highly regarded. Pizza lovers can also enjoy some of the best pizzerias on the East Coast located in the city.

For people looking for affordability, Jersey City is somewhat cheaper than New York City, but it is still not a relatively cheap place to live. Housing costs are well above the national average, and groceries, utilities, transportation and health care are also somewhat expensive. The overall cost of living in this town is about 40% higher than the U.S. average.

There are many major attractions for visitors and residents of Jersey City. One noteworthy feature is the Liberty State Park with over 1,200 acres of greenery next door to the Statue of Liberty. It has wildlife preserves and hosts outdoor events, including the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, and the city has its own nine-hole golf course adjacent to Manhattan. Jersey City funds and encourages an impressive array of street art, and the street festivals show off the diverse cultures that are part of the city.

The cuisine in Jersey City boasts some fine selections of pizza and many choices of Italian food to satisfy your urge for great pasta. As you would expect, Jersey City is a place with lively nightlife and every type of bar, dance club and beer establishment to suit your tastes. For more exotic excursions, visit one of the ethnic districts, such as the local Chinatown, Little Italy and Little Manila, which provides an experience like being in the Philippines.

A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Jersey City? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.


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IMAX Dome Theater
Joseph D. Williams Science Theater
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park Interpretive Center
Liberty State Park Interpretive Center
White Eagle Hall
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Loew's Jersey Theatre

Food & Drink

O'Leary's Publik House
Belmont Liquor
A&A Liquors

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Jersey City? Of all people who commute, 45.3% take public transportation in Jersey City.
Drive to Work

46% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit

40% higher than the US average

Walk to Work

4% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Jersey City a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.


Jersey City Medical Center
Christ Hospital


CVS Pharmacy
Duane Reade
Sip Pharmacy
Duane Reade
Rite Aid
Duane Reade
Newport Pharmacy


Jersey City Medical Center
Grove Medical Associates

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