Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Hamilton Park – Located around historic Hamilton Park on the north west side of Downtown. The neighborhood is primarily comprised of brownstone rowhouses, and includes a mid-rise building at 205 10th Street called the Park Hamilton and the new construction Hamilton Square. The area is 10-15 minutes= walk to Grove Path train station.. (Includes portions of Brunswick, Monmouth, Coles, Jersey, Erie, Marin and 6-10th Streets.)
Hamilton Square is part of the Hamilton Park neighborhood, home to a rich mix of boutique retail and services. Quaint cafes, local grocers, sumptuous restaurants and fashionable shops dot the landscape, with more on the way. Local schools are among the top in the state. At the center is the neighborhood's crowning feature: Hamilton Park itself. The five-acre Victorian park is lined with cobblestone streets and nineteenth-century brownstones. After years of faithful use, Hamilton Park has recently undergone a major multi-million dollar renovation. Improvements to the park include new Victorian style lampposts, benches, new walkways, two off leash dog parks, updated playgrounds, landscaping, a fountain, two USTA sanctioned tennis courts and basketball courts and complimentary WiFi.
A brief neighborhood history: The Hamilton Park historic district of downtown Jersey City dates back to the late 1800s. The park was named after Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury under President George Washington. Alexander Hamilton was shot and killed in nearby Weehawken in a duel with political rival Aaron Burr, Vice-President to Thomas Jefferson.
Hamilton Park neighborhood amenities:
- Top-rated schools, including The Garden Preschool Cooperative, Hamilton Park Montessori School, Cordero Elementary School, Golden Door Charter School and McNair Academic High School
- Dedicated retail space catering to children and caregivers like Tribeca Pediatrics and Next Step Broadway dance studio.
-Full service gym and swimming pool at Hamilton Health and Fitness. More details at http://hamiltonhealthandfitness.com/
-Hamilton Park Farmer's Market - Every Wednesday 4-8pm starting June 1st through November 2nd. Featuring organic produce, fresh meats and eggs, "the pickle guy," artisanal cheeses, a large selection of “Jersey Fresh” produce and flowers, and Cocoa Bakery selling delicious pastries, a lemonade stand selling fresh lemonade .
-A branch of The Jersey City Public Library is located at 326 8th Street.
-Thriving artist community and numerous galleries. Check out http://www.jcfridays.com/ for local artist event and tours, or the following galleries: http://moramuseum.org/, http://www.fifty8.com/, http://www.arthouseproductions.org/
-1100 acre Liberty State Park about a mile away where you'll find picnic areas, biking and running trails, LibertyLanding Marina, Liberty Science Center, ferry service to Ellis and Governor's Island, fishing, and breathtaking NYC skyline and Statue of Liberty views.
- Downtown Jersey City offers 11 miles of waterfront, 3 ferry terminals to New York, 3 Path train stations, and is located just 11 miles from the Liberty International Airport.
- Area restaurants include: White Star, Hamilton Inn, The Embankment, 9th and Coles Tavern, La Rustique, and Delenio's.
-Area Groceries: J D Asian Grocery Store, Hernandez Mini Market, Lee's Fruit & Vegetables, Salman Grocery Inc, Subia's Organic Market, Tender Shoot Farm, New Khan Gracery & Halal Meat, Pathmark Pharmacy, C-Town, ShopRite Metro Plaza, BJ'S Wholesale Club. Also, Fresh Direct and Whole Foods Tribeca deliver in the neighborhood.
-Walkable: Walkscore.com gives Downtown Jersey City 98 out of 100 for and calls it a "walker's paradise."
Public Transportation Options:
- - 10-minute walk to either of two PATH stations for direct Manhattan access
- - Nearby light rail and ferry stations
- - Bus to Port Authority New York on corner