About the Downtown Neighborhood
At the epicenter of the Jersey City renaissance is the Downtown area. From the Powerhouse Arts District to historic Paulus Hook, from Hamilton Park to Newport – Downtown has a vibrant personality all its own.
The area has been dubbed “The Sixth Borough” by the New York Times in more articles than one can count. The main reason is that it offers faster, more convenient access to Manhattan than many areas of Brooklyn or Queens.
Downtown offers many living options, from historic to ultra-modern. Victorian brownstones line Jersey Ave and circle Hamilton Park (one of three public parks along 8th Street). Refurbished factories have been converted into unique lofts in areas like The Powerhouse Arts District. Modern luxury condominiums and rental residences line Christopher Columbus Drive and the Waterfront.
Meanwhile, the Exchange place PATH station services a bustling business district with a spectacular view of lower Manhattan and the Freedom Tower. A few feet away, the Light Rail runs along cobblestones and trolley tracks to quickly bring you to the Newport Mall, the Zeppelin Bier Garden, and beyond.
The Powerhouse Arts District initially blossomed in response to creatives looking for a reprieve from overpriced New York City rents, and has now become its own vibrant scene. The warehouses of Jersey City allow creative businesses like Parlay Studio to bring in major brands that couldn’t film in New York due to space constraints.
Through monthly meetings with Historic Downtown Special Improvement District, property owners and businesses become directly involved in decisions affecting their everyday lives. The community-planned Grove Street plaza is a perfect example of what makes Jersey City such a great place to live. This major PATH station comes alive with musicians, food trucks, and artists selling local goods, all approved by Jersey City Residents.
Groove on Grove brings live music to the plaza every week in May through September and the weekly Farmers Market has more than 25 vendors. Little Manila extends from Journal Square to the Downtown area as well, with trendy restaurants and markets. From Gastropubs to upscale Italian, dining out in Jersey City is unparalleled. In 2011, a massive expansion took place which is now known as “Restaurant Row”—a triangle-shaped area which starts along Newark Avenue and extends from Grove Street to Jersey Avenue. Establishments here have special entertainment and liquor licenses, allowing them to be zoned for concerts and other events.
Downtown Jersey City has all the amenities you expect from Manhattan living with a community feel you can’t get anywhere else – plus a price tag that will leave some money in your pocket to indulge in all the hot spots!
Downtown Neighborhood Updates
GROOVE ON GROVE IS BACK! Free Live Concerts at the Grove PATH Plaza Groove on Grove is a FREE weekly
Boutique Property Features Generous Floor Plans and an Onsite Kiddie Academy Early Education Daycare Steps From Hamilton Park JERSEY CITY,
New luxury condos to open in Jersey City Powerhouse Arts District A rendering of The Oakman, new upscale condos at