Jersey City is a middle-market city in the northeastern part of New Jersey. Jersey City is located just 10 minutes away from New York City – it is actually right across the river. The views you see in movies of New York from across the Hudson River are usually shot from Jersey City. Now why am I telling you this? Why does it matter that Jersey City borders New York so closely? It all makes sense when you begin to realize Jersey City is going through a cultural transformation.
Jersey City & Change
Not too long ago, Jersey City was one of the more dangerous cities in New Jersey. It was mentioned in the same breath as Newark, Camden and Irvington as cities you would not want to visit. However, over the past decade an interesting phenomenon happened as New York City began to become too crowded.
Businesses in New York City began to realize that New York was too crowded and too expensive for them to continue to expand. In an effort to find cheaper real estate they looked over to Jersey City. Soon all kinds of businesses were creating buildings in Jersey City, the most famous of which is the Goldman Sachs tower.
After these businesses came, so did jobs and Jersey City began to flourish with a new kind of individual: the professional. Professionals, and people with money, began to move into Jersey City in the dozens and started to price out the people who used to live there.
In the past Jersey City was a crime filled area, today, however, Jersey City is one of the most crime-free cities in America. Most of the crime is happening on sector which has, so far, been neglected by the municipal authority. However, the transformation continues to happen. Over the next 10 years Jersey City will transform into the next New York City.