Jersey City is a good place to consider if buying an updated apartment in New York City is priced out of reach. Not only can you find new and renovated apartments and townhouses for much less than you would pay in NYC—but you can be in the city within 30 minutes or even less via public transportation.
Development continues to boom in Jersey City, bringing new, amenity-laden residential buildings, and there’s more to come: Developers are planning to add 1,400 apartments, plus retail, college dorms, and two theater spaces to Marin Boulevard in downtown Jersey City, according to a report on the website Jersey Digs—just one of many ongoing projects.
How do the prices compare to NYC? According to Redfin, the current median sales price is $595,000. You can also find some townhouses and single- and multi-family houses here.
The best known greenspace, Liberty State Park, is on the waterfront and has views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Manhattan. There are also many dining and shopping options with malls like Newport Centre plus locally-owned stores, bars, and restaurants.
For transportation to NYC, you can take a PATH train, a New York Waterway ferry, or a bus that takes you to Port Authority. There are NJ Transit buses and light rails for local transportation.
So, if living in Jersey City sounds appealing to you, here are five places for sale for under $600,000 including a two-bedroom condo near a ferry stop and a four-bedroom townhouse in a gated community.
This two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath condo is asking $599,900. Apartment #21 has hardwood floors, large windows, an exposed brick wall, recessed lighting, crown molding, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a waterfront balcony. Located in Port Liberte, amenities include 24-hour security, two pools, tennis courts, a fitness center, dog run, and onsite stores and services. The Port Liberte ferry stop and Hudson House are nearby.
This three-bedroom, three-bath house is asking $599,000 after a $20,000 cut in October. The renovated house has hardwood floors, recessed lighting, baseboard heating, a chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, an attic, unfinished basement, large backyard, and a detached one-car garage. Lincoln Park and New Park Tavern are nearby.
This two-bedroom, one-bath condo is asking $599,000. The apartment has 12-foot ceilings, large windows, hardwood floors, original timber beams, exposed brick walls, custom Elfa closets, a gas fireplace, stainless steel appliances, central air conditioning, a deeded parking space, and a storage unit. Amenities include a laundry room, bike storage, and a security system. Riverview-Fisk Park and Milk Sugar Love are nearby.
This four-bedroom, four-bath townhouse is asking $598,000 after a $20,000 cut in October. The townhouse has hardwood floors, crown molding, recessed lighting, central air conditioning and heating, a gas fireplace, built-in shelves, Miele stainless steel appliances, a bonus room, balcony, and a garden. Located in Droyers Point, a gated community, amenities include a clubhouse, pool, waterfront fitness center, playgrounds, and 24-hour security. Stadium Plaza Shopping Center is nearby.
This one-bedroom, one-bath condo is asking $585,000. Apartment #301 has hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, large windows, recessed lighting, central air conditioning and heating, custom closets, stainless steel appliances, an in-unit washer/dryer, and app-controlled intercom system. Hamilton Park and Newport Centre shopping mall are nearby.
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