What are good areas for a single woman to live in Jersey City?

Asked by Lh06465n, Paullus Hook, Jersey City, NJ Sat Jul 2, 2011

I am planning on purchasing in 12 months and am starting my area search. I am mainly looking for suggestions on safe areas where a single woman would feel comfortable coming and going to home. I don't know much about the different sections of Jersey City. Also, I am open to suggestions on other towns close to NYC. My priority is safety and commuting options into NYC.

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Karina Abad, Agent, Basking Ridge, NJ
Tue Jul 5, 2011
Hi Lh06465n thanks for your question. I see that you didn't receive many answers and I know the reason why. As real estate agents, we cannot comment on the safety of any particular neighborhood or make any recommendations as to what areas are "good areas". There are laws that protect against discrimination to any party and so we have to be very careful as to how we answer questions. This is to make sure that you are not steered towards any particular neighborhood.

With that said, both Hoboken and Jersey City offer excellent options for a quick commute to NYC.
In downtown Jersey City and Hoboken, the prices are higher than in the surrounding neighborhoods. This is primarily because these two area's have the PATH train which runs direct into Manhattan. Other area's such as Jersey City Heights, Union City and Weehawken, stretch your dollar more in terms of buying power, but the residents of these area's rely on bus transportation to the Port Authority in Manhattan which is very reliable and is also a short commute depending on how far the stops are to the Lincoln Tunnel.

Personally I've lived in Union City, West New York, Jersey City Heights and Hoboken, and all offer wonderful things individually.

So you will want to explore all, and take into consideration your buying power. Make sure that you get pre-qualified first, then make a list of the things you'll want in a home. Price will most likely dictate where you will buy as it is difficult to find a home in Hoboken and downtown Jersey City larger than 700sq ft for less than say $300K in these areas.

Hope this helps!!
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Mirta "Elly"…, Agent, Jersey City, NJ
Sat Jul 2, 2011
Downtown JC and sections of JC heights. Hoboken is also a great option. I am a realtor and a 31 yr resident of JC, if you would like my help during your search feel free to call or email me
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Diane Maxon, Agent, Jersey City, NJ
Sat Jul 2, 2011
I am a realtor who has lived in Jersey City for 29 years and would be glad to help you with your search. Please feel free to contact me at 201-780-6594.
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