The New York Times – Hoboken, N.J.: Where Families Also Feel at Home

Living In Hoboken, N.J. The city on the Hudson offers more space for the money, Manhattan views and an easy commute.

Living In Hoboken, N.J. The city on the Hudson offers more space for the money, Manhattan views and an easy commute.

Ask recent transplants to Hoboken, N.J., what they thought of this city on the Hudson River before they moved here, and you are likely to hear variations on a theme of partying 20-somethings, noise late into weekend nights and lines out the doors of bars on St. Patrick’s Day.

When people take a closer look at real estate in the area, they see something else: an easy commute to New York City, uninterrupted views of Manhattan and a surprising number of strollers.

“Life is so much easier here,” said Kelly Adams, 34, who moved to Hoboken with her husband, Mike, 35, from a one-bedroom apartment on the Upper West Side in May 2013, when the couple were expecting their first child. “We park our car next to our building. Our car was a mile away when we lived in Manhattan. We had to take a cab to our car.”

If there’s a trend in Hoboken in recent years, real estate agents say, it is one of young families arriving from Manhattan and Brooklyn, many of them with no pre-existing ties to New Jersey. In Hoboken, they’re finding more space for their money, without enduring a long commute from the suburbs to get it.

via Katherine Bindley/The New York Times

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