Uptown Hoboken

Uptown Hoboken is the perfect respite from the frenzy of city life. 


Welcome to Uptown Hoboken

Family life thrives in this highly walkable suburban paradise.

Historical beauty, regal brownstones, and stunning waterfront views are just a few of the things that make Uptown Hoboken one of the coolest cities around. This very walkable community boasts incredible views of the NYC skyline, an abundance of upscale restaurants, a buzzing nightlife, and plenty of activities for families. Located just 10 minutes outside of Manhattan, Uptown Hoboken is the perfect respite from the frenzy of city life. 
Founded by Colonel John Stevens, this hip, affluent city was renamed Hoboken after the Revolutionary War. Stevens, a wealthy inventor, recognized the potential in this waterfront haven, and set out to develop the area as an entertainment destination for New Yorkers.   
Leave the car in the garage and put on your cutest tennies, because Hoboken was made for walking. Known as the Mile Square, this hip, family-friendly neighborhood is contained within a single mile. Stroll down Washington Street for the best bistros and boutiques, or take in the gorgeous architecture, waterfront views, and luxury buildings. Just be sure to brush up on your Frank Sinatra tunes – this is the Rat Pack crooner’s hometown, and the Sinatra pride here is strong.

What to Love

  • Sophisticated restaurants 
  • Vibrant cultural hub
  • Family-oriented community
  • Expansive green spaces and bike trails
  • Incredible views of the NYC skyline

Brief History of Uptown Hoboken

Uptown Hoboken, with its rich history from the Lenni Lenape Indians to European settlers, transformed over the centuries from a seasonal camping ground to a bustling urban area. Colonel John Stevens purchased the land in 1784, developing it into a recreational area for New Yorkers and founding America's first yacht club. Hoboken's waterfront and parks like the Elysian Fields became early sports and recreation grounds, contributing to its vibrant community life today.


People and Lifestyle

With its easy access to New York City, bountiful parks, and friendly atmosphere, Uptown Hoboken is a breezy suburban haven for families and young professionals. Some residents are born and raised, while some have recently flocked here from Brooklyn and Manhattan to enjoy the tree-lined streets, sprawling parks, waterfront recreation, and impressive cultural offerings. 

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Uptown Hoboken may be small, but its culinary and retail offerings are full of big-city sophistication. Outfit your new home at Luna Rosa, a bright, luxe shop with a carefully curated collection of cozy, yet stylish, home decor goods. Even if you’re not in the mood to shop, a stroll by this cheerful boutique is a treat, with its impeccably dressed windows and inviting vibe.
If your palate is craving Italian, head over to Anthony David's, a creative bistro serving handmade hors d'oeuvres, an innovative dinner menu of outstanding dishes like lobster and potato gnocchi, and craft cocktails - pumpkin martini, anyone?
Dating back to 1895, French bistro Elysian Cafe is a hip spot, set in a restored saloon, with an impressive menu of French classics and cocktails. Order the steak frites, the Hemingway daiquiri, and live la bonne vie!

Things to Do

One of the most appealing elements of Uptown Hoboken is the expanse of pristine parks and green space. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon picnic with the kids or a long hike with the pups, this suburban oasis has the spot for you. Elysian Park is a small, shady area with a basketball court, playground, and dog-friendly paths. Bring a picnic to the leafy East Lawn and take in the NYC skyline or hit up the Great Lawn for a game of catch, a picnic, or a nap.

Enjoy the best of nature and music at Maxwell Place Park, home to performances by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Bring a blanket or chairs and a picnic, and settle in for a night at the orchestra, under the sparkling lights of the Manhattan skyline. Situated on the Hudson River, this compact space also boasts a waterfront walkway, beach area, playground, and spectacular views of the Hudson River. On rainy days, catch a show at the neighborhood’s favorite theater, Bow Tie Cinemas, or brush up on local history at the Hoboken Historical Museum.

Events in Uptown Hoboken

Hoboken Cultural Affairs organizes various cultural events throughout the year, including the Arts and Music Festival, Artists' Studio Tour, Citywide Art Walks, Hoboken Arts Gala, and Movies Under the Stars. These events celebrate the rich culture and arts scene of Hoboken, offering residents and visitors alike a chance to engage with the community and enjoy diverse artistic expressions​​.

Real Estate Overview

The housing market in Hoboken is notably competitive, with properties typically receiving two offers and closing within approximately 23 days. Last month, the average sale price for a Hoboken home reached $899K, marking a 7.3% increase from the previous year. Additionally, the average sale price on a per square foot basis in Hoboken now stands at $823, reflecting a 6.7% rise since last year.
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