Welcome to Hamilton Park, Jersey City
Historical architecture and expansive green space in a family-oriented community.
Known for its picturesque streetscape and Victorian brownstones, the elegant Hamilton Park neighborhood is a coveted place for families to call home. Part of the National Registry of Historic Places since 1979, this residential square boasts tree-lined streets and stunning architecture, as well as a warm, friendly atmosphere and tight-knit community.
Named for Alexander Hamilton, this top choice neighborhood for families revolves around the massive namesake park, which is impressive indeed. The bustling green space provides athletic courts, dog runs, a sprawling playground, and a splash pad. All year long, this scenic spot is alive with beauty and activity, from the vivid cherry blossoms blooming in spring to the Norman Rockwell-worthy winter wonderland of glistening snow.
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What to Love
Vibrant restaurant scene
- Family-centric community
People and Lifestyle
Hamilton Park residents tend to be ex-Brooklynites in search of a respite from the frenzy of big city life. And while this storybook enclave certainly does feel like a welcome retreat from the Big Apple, you don’t need a city background to appreciate the pretty streets and tranquil beauty. Grocery stores and big-box retailers are a quick walk from town, lending this elegant area the small-town feel that residents cherish.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Ditch the passport and enjoy a staycation full of global tastes on Hamilton Park’s vibrant restaurant scene. Hamilton Pork may get your attention with the cute name, but the Texas barbeque menu, with a Mexican twist, is no joke. This family-owned and operated eatery offers an inventive menu of sandwiches, signature tacos, cocktails, and beer.
Hamilton Inn is a rustic-chic stop for innovative American fare such as truffled egg pizza and cornbread French toast, as well as burgers and seafood, beer, wine, and craft cocktails. Treat yourself to a taste of Cuba at the tropical-themed Rumba Cubana, a Cuban restaurant and bar serving traditional dishes and cocktails. Dessert belongs to Milk Sugar Love, Hamilton Park’s gourmet ice cream shop, which offers handmade ice cream and baked treats, all made with organic milk and the freshest local produce.
Things to Do
The Hamilton Park neighborhood wouldn’t exist without its crown jewel, the sprawling Hamilton Park. The community’s centerpiece ever since its inception in the late 1800s, the park is home to a multitude of amenities, like athletic courts, playgrounds, and a gazebo, as well as some of the city’s best annual events, like the Hamilton Park Barbeque Festival, which offers live music, the best barbeque in town, beer, and games.
Celebrate Italian heritage and food at the La Festa Italiana, a century-long tradition of the Holy Rosary Church. This old-world street festival brings together local restaurants, food vendors, live entertainment, and games for kids of all ages.
One of the city’s most vibrant events, the Jersey City Mural Festival provides a platform for local and international street artists and offers a dynamic, fun experience for the neighborhood. With beer gardens, food trucks, live music, family events, VIP options, and plenty of art available to view and purchase, the mural festival is a city highlight.
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