Union City Real Estate Little Havana on the Hudson
About Union City
Union City is part of the “Gold Coast” of towns, which makes up roughly 19 miles along the Hudson River that spans both Hudson and Bergen county, including Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken, and Edgewater. Union City — sandwiched by Jersey City, North Bergen, Weehawken, Hoboken, and West New York — doesn’t have waterfront property and doesn’t have direct access to a PATH station or ferry. But what the city does have is pedestrian-friendly residential & commercial areas that are not only close to mass transit options, but offer a diverse mix of restaurants, businesses, entertainment, and culture.
Union City doesn’t have as many large-scale apartment complexes as its Gold Coast neighbors, but there are a few residences that tower over the edge of the Palisades Cliffs, such as Troy Towers, The Altessa, and The Doric.
A bicycle ride north along Palisades Avenue from Jersey City Heights shows off the city’s view of the Manhattan skyline, especially in Washington Park. At the edge of the park, pedestrians can cross a bridge over Paterson Plank Road to see the city from a higher angle. Firefighters Memorial Park, which includes an Olympic-sized public pool, is open to all Hudson County residents who are looking to escape the heat in the summer.
Bergenline and New York Avenues are home to a wealth of Cuban, Dominican, Spanish, and other Latin American restaurants and small shops, a testament to the city’s strong Hispanic community.
Commuting In and Out of Union City
Though Union City doesn’t have a PATH station, it has quick access to Route 495 to the Lincoln Tunnel and several NJ Transit bus lines that go directly to Port Authority Bus Terminal. The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail’s 9th Street-Congress Street station entrance near the border of Union City and Jersey City Heights provides a quick elevator ride down into Hoboken, where you can either jump on the light rail train. Several jitney bus lines are also available.
- Union City Official Website: Learn more about local government and what’s happening
- Union City Public Library: A great place for both kids and adults to learn and explore