Jersey City on the Rise
Everyone talks about the recent tall building boom in Manhattan, the rise in development in Brooklyn, and the re-zoning efforts that have led to the sudden growth of Long Island City. But one can hardly ignore the emerging skyline to the west just across the Hudson River.
Jersey City has fast become a special place as more people are choosing the urban setting and lifestyle over that of Suburbia. The convenience of Jersey City and its access to multiple modes of transportation; the support by the city for more local businesses over "formula businesses" and improving architecture has turned Jersey City into the next area of interest for younger generations. Over the last several years the focus has been in downtown Jersey City along the waterfront but more and more development has spread to the areas on the outskirts as well.