This week I (little_silvered of the Jersey Shore Bubble Blog) am helping Grim with his blog while he is on vacation as he helped cover for me while I was on my vacation last week. Although I am more familiar with the Jersey Shore real estate market compared to North Jersey, I do keep an eye on what’s going on in Hudson County, particularly Hoboken.
Reading Craigslist and Hoboken real estate ads over the past few months I have noticed that Union City is being pushed pretty hard as the “new” Hoboken. Some real estate ads have gone so far as to call Union City “West Hoboken.” This is false advertising in my opinion since Union City is more like “North Jersey City” or “East Newark.” In any event, if you are thinking about buying a house or condo in West Hoboken, do not be fooled, there is no such place as West Hoboken.
“December 10, 2005 — Hoboken. Jersey City. Montclair. For a decade these were the cities whose names were dropped when the conversation turned to New Jersey real estate. Well, it’s time to add another name to the list: Union City.
The traditionally quiet town, which lies just west of Hoboken, 200 feet above the Hudson River, has more than 30 new developments under way. Plans call for high-rise condos, a branch of the Hudson County Community College, the opening of a light rail station and three new schools to address the anticipated population growth.”