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Old 07-12-2007, 07:26 AM
 
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I am looking for information about 8th Street in Jersey City. I am interested on looking for an appartment or house in this neighborhood.

I am looking for something between 290 & 297. I am really appreciated any information, comments, recommendations regarding to this inquire.

I am thinking in moving.

Thanks,
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:14 AM
 
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That is in the Hamilton Park area of downtown Jersey City -- a very nice area with historic brownstones and the convenience of having Hamilton Park right there. It's one of the safer areas of downtown of of the city overall, although of course since it's a city you should have street smarts when walking around at night (so don't listen to your iPod, pay attention to your surroundings, etc).

A lot of people like Hamilton Park as there are a few nice bars and restaurants in the area. You can walk to the PATH (there is a route through Newport Mall), although the walk is a tad long (around 10-15 min).

You can find units for rent on Craigslist or in the Jersey Journal. If you're looking to buy, keep in mind that brownstones that front the park itself are rather expensive (somewhere near $1 million). You can get a 1 bedroom or 2 bedroom condo for quite a bit less than that, of course.
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:52 AM
 
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If you're looking to buy, keep in mind that brownstones that front the park itself are rather expensive (somewhere near $1 million).
No way!! Are you kidding? $1M?!? My aunt and uncle live on 8th street and own one of those brownstones, I can't believe they go for that much! They are between Grove and Erie. Hard to believe something they paid $12K for 35 years ago can fetch so much $$$ today - but they lived there through the dark times so I guess now they can reap the rewards (well, my cousins will reap since aunt and uncle will probably never sell and die there).
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:07 AM
 
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No way!! Are you kidding? $1M?!? My aunt and uncle live on 8th street and own one of those brownstones, I can't believe they go for that much! They are between Grove and Erie. Hard to believe something they paid $12K for 35 years ago can fetch so much $$$ today - but they lived there through the dark times so I guess now they can reap the rewards (well, my cousins will reap since aunt and uncle will probably never sell and die there).
Amazingly, it's true. The cheapest brownstones in Hamilton Park go for about $700K, and those ones are quite small and are on the far west side of HP away from the PATH. Brownstones on the park go for a fair bit more, especially if they've been renovated within the last 5 years.

Even more amazing are the brownstones around Van Vorst Park, which seem to go for even more (maybe because it's a little closer to the PATH and the restaurants on Grove). Places the city literally gave away in the 80s go for about $1 million now. Crazy.

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Old 07-13-2007, 03:01 PM
 
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I would like to thank you for answer. According to the information I received fron you a rent for a little appartment can cost a least around 2k
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Old 07-17-2007, 01:21 PM
 
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I would like to have your inputs. Please provide me with

Thanks
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Old 07-17-2007, 02:35 PM
 
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What input are you looking for? If it's regarding your previous question, yes many rentals will be around $2000, especially for 2 bedrooms or larger 1 bedrooms.

Aside from looking at Craigslist or in the Jersey Journal or Hudson Reporter, you can drive/walk around the area and see if there are any for rent signs, which may reveal a few less expensive units. But with rents rising fast in Hoboken and Manhattan they are probably going to rise in downtown JC as well.
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:56 AM
 
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Thanks so much
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:11 PM
 
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Default Hamilton Park Jersey City NewJersey

Hi there,
Iam planning to move in fourth street somewhere 290+. The 1 bed room apartment is kind of roomy but it is very old.It is a hardwood floor , no carpets in the apartment and hall way. Only thing is it is convenient for me to commute to jersey city and newyork since I work there. I would like to know about the neighbourhood and cost of 1 br apartment around that area.
appreciate you take your time to read this and reply.
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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No way!! Are you kidding? $1M?!? My aunt and uncle live on 8th street and own one of those brownstones, I can't believe they go for that much! They are between Grove and Erie. Hard to believe something they paid $12K for 35 years ago can fetch so much $$$ today - but they lived there through the dark times so I guess now they can reap the rewards (well, my cousins will reap since aunt and uncle will probably never sell and die there).

Heck, my great grandfather lived in one owned by his sister in 1914 on 9th st
as years went by and area slid down hill nobody in the family wanted it...used to call Hamilton Park "needle park" .........hindsight if only
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