Union City is located in northeast New Jersey, approximately seven miles west of Newark and 16 miles west of New York City. It is one of the most densely populated cities in Hudson County and is considered part of the Newark metropolitan area. Union apartments for rent offer attractive options for those looking to join the rapidly growing population of more than 67,100 people living across only 1.28 square miles of land.
Residents enjoy the charms of suburban living with all the amenities of the nearby large urban centers of Newark and New York City. The Garden State Parkway and Interstate 78 line the city, providing easy transportation routes to nearby areas. Newark International Airport is located less than seven miles east, allowing convenient air travel options to destinations around the world.
The area in which Union is located today was originally inhabited by the Lenape Indians, with German immigrants arriving to the area and establishing settlements in 1851. Union was officially incorporated as a city in 1925 when the town of Union and the township of West Hoboken joined together.
According to the city website, Union's population has been diverse since the beginning, and the wide variety of cultures can be seen in the stores and restaurants that stretch along Bergenline Avenue. City-Data information indicated that as of March 2012, the cost of living in Union was assigned a value of 118.2 points, which is 18.2 percent higher than the national average of 100 points. While the cost of living is slightly pricier than the norm, residents enjoy an extensive offering of houses of worship, stunning historic architecture, numerous parks and recreation facilities, and top-notch schools.
Visitors and those living in Union apartments have a wide variety of city attractions to enjoy. Firefighters' Memorial Park is a popular spot for recreation, and it includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool. For outdoor recreation in the warm summer months, many families head to Juan Pablo Duarte Park, which features a large wading pool and playground for the youngsters.
Residents also enjoy numerous community events year round, including Union City's Multi-Arts Festival and Cuban Day Parade.
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