Jersey City is divided into several major neighborhoods. If you are a fan of up and coming neighborhoods, the chances are that you have been eyeing the coveted section known as Jersey City Heights. People who live in “the Heights,” as it’s known, love their lives and their neighborhood.
Currently, Jersey City Heights holds a whopping 50,000 people within its borders. In many ways, it’s been described as a fully-functional city within a city. You wouldn’t be wrong to think of it that way, either.
At one point, Jersey City Heights was known as Hudson City. As the independent city got incorporated into Jersey City, the name changed, and it’s what we have now. The Heights are known for lots of Victorian homes, but it’s more than just that. It’s a mixture of an arts district, a restaurant district, and many lush parks.
Jersey City Heights is primarily characterized by three things: its “main street” of Central Avenue, its adjacent to the reservoir, and having Washington Park border its northern side. Right in the middle of the Heights is Pershing Field Park, a full-scale park that includes a swimming pool and baseball field.
If you’re already local to the Jersey City area, then you might already know the two biggest landmarks of the Heights. It happens to be home to Christ Hospital, one of the top hospitals in the area.
People recognize the Heights as the place to find “Mosquito Park,” also known as the Leonard J. Gordon Park. Inside the park are two of the most recognizable pieces of art linked to Jersey City: Buffalo and Bears.
Over a dozen different schools call Jersey City Heights home, partly because of the sheer population size within the borders. Along with over half a dozen public grade schools, the Heights also boasts several preschools, several award-winning charter schools, as well as highly acclaimed private schools.
You don’t have to be a teenager to appreciate the closeness to school, either. Jersey City has seven different colleges and universities within its borders.
Jersey City Heights, if nothing else, is a cultural hotspot. There is a full-scale Arts District within the Heights featuring art galleries, restaurant events, and special art installations. As one of the most artistically-inclined parts of Jersey City, there’s always something to do here, even if it’s just looking at the murals and artwork painted on boxes.
Foodies will also be able to find their home here in the Heights. Exotic fare is around every corner, and it’s common enough to find a Zagat-rated restaurant you enjoy.
If you are a fan of having an urban lifestyle with a suburban feel, then you’re going to love Jersey City Heights. Between the wonderful schools, proximity to a wide range of parks, and excellent amenities, and easy access to everything around you, it’s easy to see why the Heights is hot real estate.
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Data compiled using 3rd quarter 2020 data vs. same period from 2019
|RATING*||SCHOOL NAME||GRADES||SCHOOL TYPE|
|2||Number 8 Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|3||Nicolas Copernicus No. 25 Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|3||Number 28 Elementary School||Preschool - 8th Grade||Public|
|3||Alfred E. Zampella No. 27 Elementary School||Kindergarten - 8th Grade||Public|
|5||Jersey City Global Charter School||Kindergarten - 6th Grade||Public|
|1||M E T S Charter School||6th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||St.nicholas School||Preschool - 8th Grade||Catholic/Religious|
|N/A||St Josephs School Blind||Private/Charter|
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