For Millennials who can’t afford Hoboken, Harrison is the next best thing
With space at a premium in Jersey City and Hoboken, millennials who work in Manhattan or just wanna be close to it have fewer and fewer places to go. But there is one town that is predicted to be the next Hoboken, according to a recent article in the New York Times. It’s a 1.3 square mile town called Harrison. Tucked between Kearny and Newark in lower Hudson county, it has a lot to offer.
Harrison is located nine miles west of Manhattan which makes for an easy commute through the holland tunnel. But, at $2.75 path train ride is much easier. The article points out that while Jersey City and Hoboken are too expensive, Newark too dicey, Harrison is a lovely suburb with tree-lined streets and great access to Manhattan.
This is proving to be a success story for Harrison because it offers millennials the best of both worlds. Once a popular Portuguese hamlet, Harrison has become very diverse and friendly, with what the article states is a broad mix of Nationalities including...well basically every nationality you’ve ever heard of.
Brand new beautiful high-rises are beginning to sprout up all over the town with monthly rents in some of the state of the art, trendy new apartments ranging from $1,735 for a studio to $4,700 for a two-bedroom apartment— not exactly chump change but a bargain when you compare it to either Hoboken or Jersey City. If you don’t need to be in one of the snazzy sparkling new buildings, I found a three bedroom two bath house for sale on Zillow for 339k and a couple of 1 and 2 bedrooms renting for under 1500.
While it’s not exactly cheap, other river front areas this close to Manhattan are much, much pricier. It’s also not exactly New Jersey’s best kept secret anymore, as real estate values have grown exponentially over the past two years. But it’s still not too late to jump on the bandwagon. With new luxury housing, a friendly feel and a new $256 million PATH station, this Hudson County city could be the perfect place for city minded—but not necessarily city-budgeted—millennials to settle down.
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