Welcome to Paulus Hook / Exchange Place, Jersey City
A community with stunning views and world-class opportunities.
Live and work like you’re in Manhattan, but with all the charm and ease of suburban life. With an abundance of professional opportunities and stunning waterfront parks, Paulus Hook and Exchange Place are some of New Jersey’s best neighborhoods for building both a family life and a career. While Paulus Hook is known for residential beauty and a dynamic dining scene, Exchange Place is coveted for its concentration of financial companies and a thriving professional community. Here you’ll find high-rise towers and premier residences complete with every imaginable amenity.
First developed by the Dutch in the early 1800s, this chic, charming area is home to a mix of new construction condos, stunning brownstones, and unique, historical buildings and converted factories. Only minutes from Wall Street, this spot boasts the quickest commute to New York City in the entire Tri-State area. The Exchange Place PATH will get you there in three minutes, or you could go the scenic route on the five-minute ferry ride.
What to Love
Exquisite views of the New York skyline
Charming tree-lined streets
Rich professional opportunities
- Historical beauty and grand architecture
People and Lifestyle
Residents of Paulus Hook cherish the community’s leisurely pace and mellow vibes. The perfect spot to stroll the waterfront with a morning latte, this scenic neighborhood offers a laid-back lifestyle, along with stunning views and easy access to Manhattan. Residents typically work in Exchange Place, with its multitude of professional companies and opportunities, or commute the three minutes to Wall Street.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Paulus Hook and Exchange Place residents have the best of everything at their fingertips. New York may be mere minutes away, but the cultural and culinary offerings in these chic neighborhoods make it easy to stay on this side of the Hudson. One of New Jersey’s top restaurants, Satis Bistro, is located here. This rustic-chic eatery serves European fare, like charcuterie, as well as seasonal entrees, wine, and tapas, in addition to a full dinner menu.
The upscale, chandelier-filled Porto Leggero specializes in Italian fare, and the stunning high-ceilinged space, with tall windows and tables dressed in white linen, is sure to impress for a date or business dinner. Grab Jersey City’s best burger at White Star Bar, an airy taproom offering craft beer and cocktails, along with artisan burgers, comfort food eats, and locally sourced ingredients.
Things to Do
No need to cross the river for arts or entertainment. Jersey City Jazz Festival is the largest of its kind in the Tri-State area, and boasts 300 musicians, eight bands, two stages, food trucks, a full bar, and a VIP experience, while the Surati Holi Hai is equally extravagant. Enjoy yoga and dance workshops, authentic performances, and work from local and global artists. Wander along the Hudson River and take in the dhol drumming, dancing, and color play.
One of the perks of living in the Paulus Hook and Exchange Place area is the abundance of gorgeous green space, including the Morris Canal Park. This small, leafy park offers a panoramic view of the New York City skyline, running trails, and play areas for your canine pals.
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