With just an 8 minute ferry ride across the Hudson River to Manhattan, Weehawken is as close to midtown as you can get while living in New Jersey. Weehawken is known for its breathtaking, panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline. Lennar currently offers exceptional waterfront condominium living in Weehawken with spectacular views of New York City at The Avenue Collection. This article from The Wall Street Journal profiles the township of Weehawken, and why its location is so popular with homebuyers today.
The late August sun glinted off the Empire State Building and other skyscrapers across the Hudson River from Weehawken. They seemed as if they were an arm’s length away.
The Manhattan skyline is the backdrop of this mostly residential New Jersey township, where some 13,700 people live within its 1.5 square miles. The historical town has riverfront developments, palatial old houses in King’s Bluff, neat, (barely) detached homes of brick and wood that line the side streets and busy thoroughfares up on the Hill.
Weehawken straddles the Lincoln Tunnel and boasts a quick ferry ride to Manhattan, so it is a big draw for homeowners who work in New York but want the suburban feel found in the tree-lined, winding streets. And it is more serene than hip Hoboken just to the south.
“Here there are yards, it’s quiet, with many detached houses and palatial homes,” said Tom Costagliola, who has lived on the Hill in Weehawken for 15 years and in the Hudson County area for 25 years. He is a Realtor with RE/MAX Gold Coast Realty.
The housing stock includes condos that sell for $175,000 to $4.5 million, and Victorians, villas and Georgian mansions that sell for millions.
Allison Thoms had lived in Hoboken for years, and when she and her husband started a family they bought a riverside townhouse-style condo for under $1 million.
“We have a 3-bedroom with 1,860 square feet,” said Ms. Thoms, a private bank underwriter. “Weehawken has bigger places, you get more bang for the buck, and the school system is great. And the ferry commute is convenient.”
The average home price is about $630,000, according to realtor.com and Zillow.com
The waterfront, known as Port Imperial, includes the developments The Brownstones, Henley on Hudson, and Riva Pointe, which is on a pier that juts out 1,000 feet into the Hudson River.
Up on the Hill, between Boulevard East and Park Avenue, shops and eateries and brick buildings line Park Avenue, the boundary with Union City.