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Lesley, Home Buyer in Hoboken, NJ

Hi looking to move from Scotland to the Hoboken area and wondered where is the nicest area is to relocate to?

Asked by Lesley, Hoboken, NJ Mon May 31, 2010

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People move to Hoboken for a number of reason. The top being close to transportation into NYC and the views of NYC and the Hudson River. What's "nice" to someone may not be "nice" to another. I can tell you that popular areas tend to be near the PATH Station and along the Hudson River with the views of the City can't be beaten.

Hoboken has a number of styles of homes from late 1800's brownstones to modern mid-rise new construction buildings.

I suggest spending a weekend in the area and becoming familiar with the City.

You can also learn a little bit more about Hoboken here...

Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I'll be happy to assist.


Walter J. Burns
Weichert Realtors
Hoboken, NJ
201-653-8488 Ext: 230
201-694-8946 Mobile
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Hello Lesley! Welcome to the US!
Hoboken is a great place to live. It has a neighborhood - town feel with a mix of the big city. Just enough city life to give you the conveniences of walking to lots of shops, restaurants and bars but intimate enough to see familiar faces and small enough that you can walk from one side of town to the other.
Manhattan as you probably know is only a 10 - 15 minute commute via train, bus, car or ferry.
Everyone in Hoboken likes different sections of Hoboken. Some prefer downtown Hoboken with it's bustling, younger vibe, others prefer the beauty of brownstones and trees on Hudson Street close to the river, some like the Northern section for it's slightly more upscale condo's and sophisticated residents and last, some prefer the West section of Hoboken where your dollar stretches further for real estate and the luxury of finding street parking.
You should spend some time in town alone or if you're not comfortable wandering around, then with your realtor exploring. Walk around, visit some different buildings, try the transit and sample the food!
If you need some more help, I'd be happy to provide you with some more detail.
Check out,, and search for properties on Trulia, or and - these are the larger home search websites you'll find.

Best of luck to ya, and if I can be of help please don't hesitate to reach me.

Karina Anillo
RE/MAX Gold Coast Realty
P (201) 795-0100 xt 332
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Hi Lesley,
Since a new study suggests 8 out of 10 of the happiest places to live are in Scotland and the North (according to the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers' annual conference in London), I'm not quite sure why you would want to leave!! Joking aside, it all depends on your personality and comfort zone.
I suggest you come stay a few days at the W Hotel and have a look around - shouldn't take long as the city is only a mile square.
Good luck, and welcome to Hoboken!
Cissy Isaac
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Hi Lesley,

I've been asked this question before. There is really no satisfying answer to this question, because it depends very much on personal values and lifestyle. Some put the importance on commutability, some on proximity to night life or stores, and others yet on quiet corners.

What I can tell you is that the commuter hub is located at the very south-east tip of the City, where train, bus terminal, the light rail, and the fast commuter PATH train, taking you into NYC, are all conveniently located.

The main strip with night life, restaurants, and shops goes from south to north all across town and is called Washington Avenue. the further away to west from Washington Ave. the quieter the neighborhood gets, with the exception of the most west border were there are a few high risers and population density shoots up.

What I suggest to my clients to familiarize themselves with a town is to go to some of the online resources to get a better idea of things. Here are a few resources that can help you with neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Scout:
Neighborhood Connection online:

Amos Elroy, SFR (Short-Sale Specialist Certified)
Residential Real Estate Investment Consultant
Lic. Realtor Associate
EXIT On The Hudson Realty
(888) 462-6573 / (888) HOB-NJRE
FAX (888) 462-6573
Office 201-437-0411

Twitter: HobNJRE
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Hoboken is a 1.2 square mile town. the path train to NYC is downtown as well as a ferry to manhattan....uptown their is also a ferry. Are you looking to buy or rent? If rent you can find properties at either end of town...if buying it depends on price range and stye of living. the doorman condo bldgs are uptown and have a shuttle to the path if that is your preferred method of will also depend if you require parking.....most of the buildings with parking are uptown or downtown but when you consider east or west the majority in downtown and midtown are west of willow. If you would like any further information you can email me at or my office # is (201) 659 -11 43. Michael...Liberty Realty...Welcome to Hoboken!!
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