JC Downtown

Perched on the waterfront across Manhattan.

Welcome to Downtown Jersey City

Bustling urban community with a vibrant nightlife


Downtown Jersey City is perched on the waterfront across Manhattan. Surrounded by the iconic Manhattan skyline and shining skyscrapers, Downtown Jersey City is the urban dream. Luxury waterfront locales, bustling streets full of activity, and non-stop excitement create a city only a short hop from Manhattan—not that you even need to make the trip. 

Paulus Hook, Hamilton Park, THe Village, Newport, Van Vorst Park, Grove Street, and Powerhouse Arts District all unite to make up this quintessential part of the city. The neighborhoods are compact and bustling with luxury condos, apartments, and brownstones that keep residents within walking distance to the vibrant nightlife, award winning restaurants, and incredible small businesses.


What to Love

  • Less than twenty minutes away from Midtown by the new Harborside ferry or PATH
  • Breathtaking views and skylines
  • Great paths for running, biking, or walking along the waterfront
  • Instagram-perfect cafes, restaurants, and other eateries everywhere you look
  • Fun shopping opportunities from worldwide brands to local boutiques
  • Booming arts and music community

Local Lifestyle

Bright and trendy while maintaining the charm of its historic neighborhoods, Downtown Jersey offers the best of both worlds. 

Residents can soak up the nightlife and award-winning cocktails after taking advantage of Downtown Jersey City’s great active lifestyle. The epicenter of nightlife and full of delicious eateries, chic boutiques, and more, Downtown Jersey has become synonymous with ideal urban locales. As if it needed more than proximity to New York City, the area boasts great amenities and opportunities right in its own backyard. Denizens enjoy basking in the sunset streaming through the Manhattan skyline as much as the friendly, neighborly atmosphere that permeates Downtown Jersey.


Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

Throughout Downtown, there is no shortage of great dining, cocktails, or shops. From expansive, all-encompassing indoor shopping centers to charming local boutiques and neighborhood small shops, the city is bursting with opportunity.

Inventive cocktails are found in Matthews Food and Drink, a charming eatery with sleek, modern surrounds. Other top Jersey City Downtown eateries include the Hamilton Inn, Taqueria, Domo Domo, Luna, Dullboy, Batello, South House, Madame Claude Bis, and New Thanh Hoai

Updating your wardrobe has never been easier. Luxury brands and everyday favorites can be found at Newport Centre and shoppers can cap off their day with a trip to the shopping center’s movie theater. Even better, there are a plethora of charming local shops such as Mint Market, Another Man’s Treasure, Kanibal & Co, and Love Locked.


Things to Do

One of Downtown Jersey City’s best features is its non-stop opportunity for activity. 

Liberty State Park, which borders the south edge of Downtown, is Jersey City’s stunning answer to New York’s Central Park. With acres of lush green space, fishing, boating, and the expansive waterfront walkway, it’s perfect for active locals looking for a place to get outdoors. 

On the other hand, dynamic nightlife can be found at RoofTop at Exchange Place, Six26, and Barcade. The unique neighborhoods come to life with a myriad of events throughout the year.


Transportation to NYC

There are three different train stations that will take Downtown Jersey City locals directly into NYC, making it more than easy to get into the city for work or play. Even better, a new Harborside ferry cuts the trip shorter, making it only 15 minutes from Jersey City to Midtown.


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