About the West Bergen Neighborhood
At the end of the Light Rail is the West Side area, home to the campus of New Jersey City University.
West Side Avenue is a highly trafficked shopping district. In this quiet college area, you’ll find hidden gems like the Thriftique Warehouse and the Miss America Diner, a classic stainless steel diner that just celebrated its 75th anniversary.
In Droyer’s Point (also known as Society Hill) there are residential townhomes with pools and tennis courts in this exclusive gated community. Cutting through Society Hill is the Hackensack RiverWalk, an eight-mile Greenway with parks and walkways.
The West Side is car-friendly, and offers access to any PATH station along the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail. It is serviced by three New Jersey Transit buses as well as private buses owned by the A&C Bus Corporation.
Located just minutes from the Newark Airport, the West Side also offers easy access to the turnpike.
Currently, the West Side is set to undergo restoration as part of the Bayfront project. Plans are in the works to extend the light rail one more stop to the Bayfront redevelopment area. There are also plans to expand both residential and retail areas.
The Hudson Mall is about a 15-minute walk from the West Side HBLR station, and is also accessible by bus.
The area borders Country Village in Greenville, known as “suburbia in the city”. Because of the proximity to City College, you’ll have easy access to academic lectures and classes as well as events such as concerts and art exhibits. The campus area has been steadily expanding since 2005 with plans for retail spaces and a promenade.