At times, Hoboken can feel like a well-kept secret – but not for long. Many families have long since discovered its many amenities, and its location is ideal for commuters with jobs in the Financial District. Although Hoboken is in New Jersey, it is in fact closer to Manhattan than many of New York City’s outer boroughs – so much so, that it’s been called “The Sixth Borough.”
Hoboken is only a square mile in size and home to approximately 50,000 residents; eminently strollable, its quaint feel is enhanced by pretty streets lined with shops, restaurants, and other small businesses. Main thoroughfares include vibrant, central Washington Street and Frank Sinatra Drive, which is on the Hudson riverfront and offers breathtaking views of Manhattan. Frank Sinatra is Hoboken’s most famous son, his birthplace at 415 Monroe Street commemorated with a bronze star; other notable exports include the Oreo cookie, modern-day baseball, and the Blimpie sub sandwich chain.
A mix of brownstones and sleek waterfront high rises, gorgeous views of the Hudson river and the city skyline, a quick jaunt to lower or midtown Manhattan via PATH train or ferries – Hoboken’s convenience is undeniable. With a perfect balance of small-town charm and urban proximity and walkability, Hoboken is a treasure of a town for families and young professionals alike.
Stroll along Hoboken’s main promenade for numerous dining and shopping options, such as Carlo’s Bake Shop - made famous on the TLC show “Cake Boss” - and some of the best pizza around.