Relaxed neighbor to Downtown Jersey City, offering an urban-suburban feel.

Welcome to Bergen-Lafayette

A historic and peaceful neighborhood near Downtown Jersey City

Bergen-Lafayette is a relaxed neighbor to Downtown Jersey City, offering an urban-suburban feel. Residents love that Bergen-Lafayette is home to plenty of activity, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, and parks.There are lots of new buildings for both renters and homeowners, and it's less expensive than the hustle and bustle of Downtown—but close enough that a quick trip on public transportation, by car, or on your bicycle will bring you right to the heart of the city.

What to Love

  • Ample green space
  • Community events and spaces
  • A peaceful atmosphere
  • Great local eateries, shops, and more

Local Lifestyle

With a tight-knit community—despite the area being a part of such a big city—Bergen-Lafayette has all the best features of small-town life.
A peaceful atmosphere permeates the neighborhood as a whole and, thanks to its wealth of green space, museums, restaurants, cafes, and shops, people flock to the area. It is a haven in the midst of a busy city, and its charming atmosphere draws families and young professionals alike. Life here offers a long list of neighborhood favorites for food lovers, park goers, and anyone who wants the feel of home and community, plus easy access to the rest of Jersey City.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Between its proximity to Downtown Jersey City and its own many establishments, Bergen-Lafayette has countless options for eateries, shops, and cafes.
Have a craving for delicious cuisine? Foodies enjoy a great many locales throughout the neighborhood. Local favorites include Harry’s Daughter, 902 Brewing Company, Pinwheel Garden, O’Leary’s Publik House, Corgi Spirits, or even Grind Coffee to start your day off right with picturesque lattes.
Looking for a way to spend your day? Stop by Liberty Humane Society to foster or adopt your next furry friend, or go shopping at Taproot Organics to try their newest self-care  products.

Things to Do

As if the great location and proximity to all things New York City and Jersey City weren’t enough, Bergen-Lafayette itself holds a host of many great activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Though there are many incredible parks in the neighborhood, like Berry Lane and Lafayette Parks, Liberty State Park is the focal point. Stretching along the waterfront, with beautiful views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline beyond, it’s perfect for a morning run or a weekend afternoon outing.
The Liberty Science Center is nestled right outside the park, elevating the whole area from simply a great excursion to an all-encompassing educational pinnacle of culture in the community. The Liberty Science Center’s unique structure gives way to a planetarium, many exhibits, plus educational—but entertaining—films.

Transportation to New York City

Life in Bergen-Lafayette may be peaceful and protected from the hustle and bustle of major city life, but you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other thanks to the neighborhood’s excellent location. Barely a thirty-minute drive from Manhattan, public transportation makes that trip even shorter. Simply stroll to the nearby PATH station, hop on the light-rail, or head to a ferry.

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