Hoboken may capture all the headlines and attention, but just north of the city sits Weehawken. Another excellent option for New Jersey living.
Whether you are a commuter desperate to enjoy the peace away from your day job, or you’re tired of paying exorbitant prices to live in the congestion of the city, Weehawken is a real option that cannot be overlooked.
Gerard Stier Realty Group has a variety of Weehawken, New Jersey real estate options available, and whether you are looking to rent or buy- we can help you find what you’re looking for.
It’s largely made up of small to medium sized apartment complexes and most of the real estate is occupied by a mixture of renters and owners. Many of the residences have been built since 2000, though there are historical areas built before 1940. The demand for property in Weehawken is higher than the US average, but the population sits at just over 12,000.
You’ll find the average commute time is 32 minutes, with almost 20% of residents choosing to ride the ferry to work, and 43% take the bus. If the idea of leaving the car at home sounds like heaven- then Weehawken might be the place for you.
The neighborhood has a higher proportion of managers, professionals and executives than over 98% of America, and those occupations account for just over 70% of Weehawken’s employed residents.
There’s a busy business district that brags corporation offices of Swatch, UBS, and Hartz Mountain.
From Weehawken restaurants and bars, there is plenty to do in the area. Along Park Avenue there is a retail district which is perfect for shopping. Perhaps the most famous attraction, though, is the stunning panoramic view from the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. There are plenty of other historic sites and sites of engineering importance, too including Hamilton Park, King’s Bluff, and the water towner that was inspired by Florence, Italy’s Palazzo Vecchio. The tower was constructed to provide a warning to southbound ships that they’re approaching New York Bay. There’s also an early colonial road- Hackensack Plank Road, and Shippen Street, which is a cobbled road leading to it. The public library was built back in 1904, and was originally the home of the William Peter Brewing Company beer baron’s son. While the Atrium is home to the performing arts center. Don’t forget the railroad tunnel that was carved through the cliffs and now houses the Light Rail.
There is also the 9/11 Memorial located at the Hudson River Walk and consists of trident shaped beams, which were supports for the World Trade Center’s twin towers. No matter why Weehawken has piqued your interest, allow Gerard Stier Realty Group to guide you to the Weehawken rentals of your dreams.
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