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Overview of Van Vorst Park

Van Vorst Park is a neighborhood that has been settled since 1841. It's centered around the park of the same name and features many structures considered to be historical places. The Heppenheimer Mansion and Barrow Mansion are neighborhood landmarks which are situated close to the PATH station. Most of the neighborhood's streets are named after heroes of the American Revolutionary War. Van Vorst Park Jersey City has a hip yet historical feel as individuals and families enjoy the affordable apartments and the easy commute into the city.

Van Vorst Park Apartments & Rentals

The average rent for apartments in Van Vorst Park Jersey City are $2,400 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment and $2800 to rent a 2 bedroom, 1 bath unit. Most properties available for rent feature amenities such as on-site exercise and fitness centers; washer and dryer hookups; hardwood flooring; built-in microwaves; multiple closets; and full-sized kitchen appliances. The majority of apartments for rent offer proximity to the water front or views of the seaside.

Dining & Entertainment in Van Vorst Park

During the summer months, the Van Vorst Park Civic Association offers a series entitled Films in Van Vorst Park Jersey City. These are screened in a public park and often include films made by community residents. When shopping for media and entertainment, locals enjoy the electronics at Fye on the waterfront; Jon-Roc Music; and the Journal Square Record Center. Beauty Bar features cosmetics and beauty supplies. In the evenings and on weekends, the best places to hang out with your friends include Jack Miller's Pub and the Grape Vine Tavern. Hungry bellies can fill up at Sushi Tango, the Brownstone Diner & Pancake, or at Marco & Pepe downtown. In the heart of the community, Van Vorst Park offers a dog run, weekly farmer's market, a playground for the kids, and plenty of space to walk or jog.

Pet Friendly Apartments in Van Vorst Park

Many of the rental units in Van Vorst Park Jersey City allow residents to have cats, dogs, and other pets. The nearby dog run and play area in Van Vorst Dog Park allows you to get plenty of exercise with your four-legged friend. The neighborhood is considered to be one of the best for owning a dog in New Jersey. There are many dog groomers and veterinarians in the area to provide all of your pet's health care needs.

Commuting in Van Vorst Park

The average commute time for Van Vorst Park Jersey City residents to get to work is 30 to 35 minutes. If you work in NYC, you'll likely take the PATH train. There is also a network of buses but you can expect your ride to take a while if you choose this option. If you work outside of the city, you'll be driving on the congested I-95, I-78, or I-280.

Van Vorst Park Schools & Education

The Van Vorst Park community is served by the Jersey City Public Schools system. It's currently under a state intervention program which allows the New Jersey Commissioner of Education to intervene as necessary in the school system's operations and functions. Locally, the Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School was ranked number 2 in the state in 2012. There are 38 public schools in the district serving over 34,000 students in grades pre-K through 12. Public charter schools such as Soaring Heights Charter School and many others also serve elementary, middle, and high school students. Your child can also attend one of 35 private schools in and around Van Vorst Park, including Holy Rosary Elementary School and the Montessori School of New Jersey.

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