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Hoboken Guide

Hoboken Rents, Hoboken Bars, the Commute to Manhattan, and More


Many who work in Manhattan opt to live in Hoboken, New Jersey. In fact, Hoboken is almost an honorary New York City neighborhood. It's an easy commute to Manhattan (especially to Wall Street and downtown), Hoboken rents are cheaper, and Hoboken bars are friendly and plentiful. Find out what you need to know about making the move to Hoboken or just spending a night out on the Hoboken bar scene.

Hoboken Overview

Hoboken, New Jersey is located just across the Hudson River from downtown Manhattan. An easy ferry or PATH ride from Manhattan, Hoboken is considered part of the New York metropolitan area.

Hoboken was settled by the Dutch in the 17th century and later developed as a waterfront resort in the early 19th century. Known as a hub of busy ports and factories for many years, Hoboken is now home to many New York singles and families and a destination for upscale bars and restaurants.

Getting to Hoboken

Hoboken Apartments and Real Estate

You can buy or rent a Hoboken apartment in a shiny new luxury rental building or a pre-war walk-up.
  • Average Hoboken Rents: Studio/1-Bedroom, $2,200; 2-Bedroom, $2,700; 3-Bedroom, $3,500.

  • Median Hoboken Home Sale Price: $830,000, with an average price per square foot of $388

Hoboken Bars and Restaurants

You'll find a range of Hoboken dining and nightlife options. Stop by Sushi Lounge for New Jersey's best sushi and a happening lounge scene. Kick back at classic Irish pub Duffy's, hear live music at the legendary Maxwell's or the party spot Black Bear Bar & Grill, or enjoy hurricanes and crawfish poppers at Oddfellows.

Hoboken Landmarks and Things to Do

  • Hudson River Waterfront Walkway -- Take a stroll along this riverside promenade and enjoy spectacular views of Manhattan.

  • Frank Sinatra Park -- Pay tribute to Frank Sinatra, Hoboken's most famous native son, at the park named in his honor.

  • The Hoboken Historical Museum -- Visit the museum to learn more about Hoboken's history and see exhibits of local artists' work.

  • Carlo's Bakery -- Reality TV fans can see the Hoboken bakery featured on the TLC television series Cake Boss.

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