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Average Rent in Jersey City, NJ

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Jersey City Studio - $3,685+2%
Jersey City 1 Bed - $4,067+5%
Jersey City 2 Beds - $5,346+13%

Local Guide

See what Jersey City, NJ has to offer.

Local Reviews

Nothing is unique about my neighborhood. It is your standard urban community. I do like that on the side I live it is quiet.

My neighborhood has a lot of restaurants close by. I like Going out to eat with my family in the shopping centers

Great restaurants, great sense of community, easy access to public transit. Overall, it's a great safe neighborhood!

My area as a lot of public transportation and is very close to NY city. It is also a very diverse area .

Convenient traffic roads are spacious and clean and tidy with sufficient police force in case of danger can make timely help

Go to the shoppingmall shopping movie theaters bowling alley close buy many different resturants and bars n parks

Demographics

Education

High School

36%

Associate's

18%

Bachelor's

29%

Master's

15%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

39%

3 people

27%

4 people

21%

5 people

9%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

38%

50-100k

24%

100-150k

16%

150-200k

9%

200k+

13%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

9%

20-45

45%

45-65

21%

65+

11%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Jersey City, NJ

In Jersey City, NJ, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $3,685 to $5,346. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Jersey City, NJ is $3,685. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $4,067. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $5,346.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+2%

Changed from $3,613 to $3,685
1 Bed

+5%

Changed from $3,873 to $4,067
2 Beds

+13%

Changed from $4,731 to $5,346

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
0%
0%
1%
14%
85%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
New York$4,490+3%
Brooklyn$3,759+1%
Hoboken$3,739+3%
Long Island City$3,335+13%
Weehawken$3,136-10%
Newark$2,622+57%
Maplewood$2,312+7%
Stamford$1,927+4%
Queens$1,800+9%
Montclair$1,799+11%
Bronx$1,517-35%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
New York$5,098-5%
Brooklyn$4,455+5%
Queens$4,285+114%
Weehawken$4,152+4%
Long Island City$4,112+13%
Hoboken$4,039+22%
Newark$2,705+14%
Stamford$2,525-3%
Maplewood$2,410-3%
Montclair$2,047-3%
Bronx$1,767-32%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
New York$7,157-11%
Long Island City$6,377+16%
Brooklyn$6,215+94%
Queens$6,045+142%
Weehawken$5,8700%
Hoboken$4,829+10%
Newark$4,015+75%
Stamford$3,325-3%
Maplewood$3,122+2%
Montclair$2,449-9%
Bronx$2,0170%

Compare Neighborhoods

McGinley Square

$1,445

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Greenville

$1,550

1 Bed Avg. Rent

India Square

$1,550

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Jersey City, NJ?

For renters in Jersey City seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are McGinley Square, Greenville, and India Square, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,445, $1,550, and $1,550 respectively. Additional areas offering value are The Beacon and West Bergen - East Lincoln Park Historic District, where the rents are $1,975 and $2,000, a favorable comparison to Jersey City's overall 1-bedroom average of $4,067.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Jersey City, NJ?

In Jersey City, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Boyle Plaza, Hudson Exchange, and Colgate Center. A 1-bedroom apartment in Boyle Plaza averages at $5,819, in Hudson Exchange it averages $5,452, and in Colgate Center, the average is $5,432. For additional high-end living options, Downtown Jersey City offers 1-bedroom apartments at $5,178, and Hamilton Park at $4,510. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $4,067 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jersey City, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Jersey City, NJ?

In Jersey City, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Newport, The Waterfront, and Hudson Exchange. In Newport, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $3,863. The Waterfront sees average rents of $4,072 for a 1-bedroom unit. Hudson Exchange offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $5,452. For those seeking other popular areas, Exchange Place North presents 1-bedroom apartments at $4,178, and Boyle Plaza at $5,819. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $4,067 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jersey City, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Boyle Plaza$6,004+15%
Powerhouse Arts District$4,993-12%
Downtown Jersey City$4,985-5%
Hudson Exchange$4,578-9%
The Waterfront$3,824-3%
Colgate Center$3,729-5%
Newport$3,350+4%
The Heights$3,162-23%
Paulus Hook$2,867+1%
The Village$2,670--
Hamilton Park$2,595--
Harsimus$2,400--
Van Vorst Park$2,300--
West Side$2,145+10%
Hackensack River Waterfront$2,145+10%
Journal Square$1,950-5%
Marion$1,900--
Bergen - Lafayette$1,750--
The Hill$1,750+25%
McGinley Square$1,695--
West Bergen - East Lincoln Park Historic District$1,400--
Greenville$1,300--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Boyle Plaza$5,819+38%
Hudson Exchange$5,452-1%
Colgate Center$5,432+21%
Downtown Jersey City$5,178+79%
Hamilton Park$4,510+41%
Harsimus$4,500--
Exchange Place North$4,178+5%
The Waterfront$4,072-5%
Powerhouse Arts District$4,005-21%
Newport$3,863+2%
The Junction$3,650+87%
Paulus Hook$3,534-3%
The Heights$3,429-7%
The Hill$2,995+61%
The Village$2,805+6%
Van Vorst Park$2,700-7%
Liberty State Park$2,604-10%
Hackensack River Waterfront$2,530+2%
Marion$2,500--
West Side$2,300-5%
Bergen - Lafayette$2,200+13%
Communipaw$2,149-3%
Journal Square$2,050-10%
West Bergen - East Lincoln Park Historic District$2,000--
The Beacon$1,975--
Greenville$1,550-6%
India Square$1,550-38%
McGinley Square$1,445-22%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Boyle Plaza$9,420+44%
Downtown Jersey City$9,273+151%
Colgate Center$7,537+19%
Hudson Exchange$7,301-3%
Powerhouse Arts District$6,884-16%
Exchange Place North$5,978+9%
The Waterfront$5,445-3%
Newport$5,175+2%
The Heights$4,703+96%
Paulus Hook$4,569+14%
Harsimus$3,800+13%
Liberty State Park$3,444-8%
The Village$3,287+22%
West Side$3,275+21%
Hackensack River Waterfront$3,275+49%
Van Vorst Park$3,000-6%
India Square$2,850+43%
Hamilton Park$2,700-23%
The Junction$2,700+38%
McGinley Square$2,650+26%
Marion$2,650+39%
Journal Square$2,5000%
Greenville$2,200+5%
The Hill$2,2000%
Bergen - Lafayette$2,150+2%
Communipaw$2,150-8%
West Bergen - East Lincoln Park Historic District$2,100-2%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

10%

15-30 Mins

23%

30-40 Mins

22%

40-60 Mins

26%

60+ Mins

19%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8989

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 36 of 63 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 43 of 63 renters

Percentage: 6767

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 38 of 63 renters

Percentage: 7272

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 42 of 63 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 33 of 63 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There are some super markets around here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. Significantly more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 34% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're full of beans for Jersey City's coffee shop scene.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 13% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Get your dance shoes on, Jersey City looks good for nightlife.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 6% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Jersey City has a lot of style.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 44% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Jersey City is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 31% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 11% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Parks

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Jersey City is prime for park lovers.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 36% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Jersey City is a masterpiece for fine art lovers.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 7% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Jersey City is not too bad for medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 88% more medical facilities than average
  3. 78% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 49 of 63 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 44 of 63 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 43 of 63 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 41 of 63 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 40 of 63 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 39 of 63 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 38 of 63 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 35 of 63 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 33 of 63 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 34 of 63 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 35 of 63 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 36 of 63 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 36 of 63 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 38 of 63 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 40 of 63 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 40 of 63 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 45 of 63 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 46 of 63 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 48 of 63 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 49 of 63 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Jersey City

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About

Jersey City, NJ

Overview of Jersey City

Jersey City apartments for rent put residents in the heart of the New Jersey/New York City metropolitan area. While some could say Jersey City lives in New York's shadow, its position close to the city and along the Hudson River has contributed to its development.

The business industry has been thriving as Jersey City offers attractive alternatives to the expensive New York City life. With diversity that can rival New York City itself, Jersey City neighborhoods are varied and eclectic. People can find the well-known areas of the Village, Little India, and Bergen Lafayette, the historic districts and its artists markets to provide glimpses of unique cultures in an urban setting.

Living in Jersey City, NJ

Jersey City saw its earliest settlement in 1660 and according to the city's official website, a great deal of the history has taken place in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty. People enjoy living in this bustling city for the landmark attractions it has to offer, the thriving nightlife, and the community quality.

The city boasts having one of the most diverse populations in the country, with more than 250,000 residents from a wide array of ethnic backgrounds and cultures. It may surprise many to learn that the infamous Ellis Island is actually within the borders of Jersey City, which can speak to the diversity found here.

Jersey City apartments can be found across the city and many can look to the downtown area where the skyline continues to expand or to Greenville for a taste of the past. Greenville is a popular neighborhood for hosting some of the oldest planned green spaces, a number of local landmarks and the largest branch of the Jersey City public library, the Miller Branch.

Jersey City Work and Study

Jersey City's economy has been traditionally dependent on transportation and distribution, but experienced a revival in the 1990s that continues today. The city shifted its focus to finance, insurance, and real estate businesses, contributing to Jersey City's nicknames of "the sixth borough" and "Wall Street West," according to City-Data. The source revealed that these businesses have seen a 500 percent growth since 1993 as many New York firms have looked to Jersey City to relocate or start up new businesses. Jersey City apartments are an ideal option for many business professionals relocating to these fast growing corporate developments.

City Town Info reveals that there are at least 10 colleges in Jersey City, including the selective New Jersey City University, which enrolls more than 8,400 students. Saint Peters College can also be found here, which enrolls roughly 3,000 students.

Rentals in Jersey City, NJ and Cost of Living

According to information collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, Jersey City rentals have a vacancy rate of 8.6 percent and the median gross rent is $1,084 as of 2010. Thirty percent of all renters fall in the gross rent range of $1,000 to $1,499, and more than 77 percent of all renters fall in the wider gross rent range of $750 to $1,500 or more. Nearly 39 percent of all renters report spending 35 percent or more on gross rental costs.

City-Data information revealed that the cost of living in Jersey City in March 2012 was assigned a value of 123.5, which is 23.5 points higher than the national average.

Jersey City Attractions and Special Events

There are many national historic landmarks located within the boundaries of Jersey City, including the Colgate Clock, which is located on Hudson Street and faces the Hudson Bay. This clock has a dial that stretches 50 feet in diameter, and a minute hand that weighs 2,200 pounds and moves at a whopping rate of 23 inches per minute. The clock was constructed in 1924 and is one of the largest clocks in the world, attracting many visitors.

Jersey City apartments can be prime spots for artists as well. According to City-Data, as of 2000, Jersey City has more artists living and working in the area than its giant neighbor, New York City, has in its SoHo district, its traditional artist haven neighborhood.

A popular area attraction is the historic Loew's Theater, located in downtown Journal Square. The ornately detailed theater has more than 3,000 seats and recently underwent a dramatic renovation so it could continue serving the arts.

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