Located in Jersey City along the Hudson River waterfront, stretching west for a few miles, this is the Jersey City you’ve heard about. There are three PATH train stations and three ferry stops Downtown plus a water taxi from Paulus Hook, making the commute to downtown NYC as fast as eight minutes. Buses and the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail are easily accessible as well. The neighborhood is the epitome of convenience and so close to Manhattan that, from certain vantages, which skyscrapers are where is hard to decipher — the idea of a pedestrian bridge between the two has even been floated. Downtown has very much arrived, demand keeps growing, and the building boom just keeps booming. The neighborhood has the architectural diversity of any great city: tall curtain-wall towers have transformed the skyline, but beautiful brownstones also line the streets and cool industrial conversions are just blocks away from turn-of-the-last-century carriage houses. Four of the five districts designated historic are in Downtown Jersey City. There is absolutely no shortage of neighborhood amenities, services, or nightlife. Two top-ranking high schools, McNair and St. Peter’s Prep, are located Downtown. Grove Street and Newark Avenue are teeming with restaurants, shops, and bars. The waterfront is experiencing a retail renaissance. And a financial district has emerged after companies like Goldman Sachs opened offices, recognizing the convenience and opportunity. It is entirely possible to live the dream Downtown: a more scalable urban lifestyle minutes from Manhattan. The neighborhood isn’t a secret anymore, but you still can’t afford not to live here.