Union City

Ranked in the 34th percentile

Union City

  • Union City is ranked #499 in New Jersey
  • Union City is ranked #19,198 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Sunny Weather
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Stable Housing Market
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63Union City
73New Jersey

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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Union City, NJ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Liberty Park, Jersey City845447
Tribeca, New York843.516,173
Battery Park, New York843.913,570
Financial District, New York834.331,087
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Soho, New York833.312,909
Upper East Side, New York833.9194,024
Midtown, New York822.762,515
Cobble Hill, New York825.710,281

Best Cities Near Union City, NJ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Rye, NY8523.415,949
Plainsboro Center, NJ84422,733
Englewood Cliffs, NJ849.75,405
Woodcliff Lake, NJ8417.95,844
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Lake Success, NY8416.83,084
North Hills, NY8418.65,420
Haworth, NJ8413.53,446
Searingtown, NY8319.54,727

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The Latin Melting Pot Known as Union City, NJ

In recent years, there seems to have been alot of interest in New Jersey, particularly the area along its eastern shore. For years, New Jersey was relegated as sort of the second class cousin to its huge metropolis across the Hudson River, New York City. But in recent years, many communities have emerged from being mere bedroom communities to destinations where you can find many opportunities for shopping, nice restaurants, and cultural events. Of particular interest to me is Union City, NJ. Union City is located directly across from Manhattan. Since the early 1960s, Union City has been home to the largest Cuban American population outside of Miami, FL. In fact, it has earned the nickname, "Havana On The Hudson." New York has long supported a fairly large Cuban community for many decades, I have found that the Cuban community of Union City, however, almost mirrors that of Little Havana in Miami. Walking along Union City's main street, Bergeline Avenue, I have found a very similar ambience to what I find in Miami's Calle Ocho (the main drag of Little Havana). There are numerous Cuban restaurants, coffee stands, and all kinds of other businesses which are owned and run by Cubans. When it comes to Cuban restaurants in Union City, you know that you are getting the real deal and not an approximation of the cuisine which is typical in the big city across the Hudson. While Union City is still home to the largest concentration of Cubans outside of Miami, Cubans are no longer the majority of its hispanic population. When I walk along Bergeline Avenue these days, I've observed an emerging presence from Latin Americans countries everywhere. This new population has gradually replaced Cuban businesses.
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Source: The Union City, NJ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).