The neighborhood is known as being a major transportation hub. The neighborhood is home to the Journal Square Transportation Center, which features the Journal Square PATH train station as well as the PATH Headquarters. This enables fluid travel to different regions of New Jersey as well as quick travel into the city.
In terms of education, the Hudson County Community College Jersey City campus is located directly next to the PATH Station for easy access as well. Journal Square was also known as a major performance art center, at one point being home to thriving theaters. The Loews Jersey Theater, opened in 1929, was one of five major Loews “movie palaces” in America. Other theaters, such as the Stanley Theater, still stand, while others, such as The State, has since closed down. Currently, the Mana Contemporary Museum of the Arts serves as the neighborhoods primary art exhibition. The one million square foot facility house many different art exhibits, with many of the artist being local Jersey City-based artist.
The neighborhood has definitely been up-and-coming, growing extremely fast throughout the last few years. Many multi-family developments are being built as well, such as the large Journal Square complex. This complex consist of 3 large buildings, with the largest being 70 stories. The first building of the three has already been built. Another tower, One Journal Square, will be 57 stories tall and will include 744 rental units. Another tower, 40-story 30 Journal Square will include 525 apartments. These towers signify a massive growth in the neighborhood, one that will definitely continue on throughout the years.
Median Sales Price – $237, 900
Median Age – 34.8