Located in Jersey City south of Lincoln Park, west of Bergen-Lafayette, and north of Greenville, the neighborhood is the gateway to and from the Hackensack River. Communipaw Avenue slices across West Bergen and the heart of the residential section is Mallory Avenue, extending south from Lincoln Park. The neighborhood is heavily trafficked and easily accessible by car and bus along Routes 1/9 and 440. The West Side Avenue Station along the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is also an option. This section of Jersey City feels most like suburban sprawl with shopping centers, car dealerships, and restaurant chains, but the neighborhood is also invaluable in this way, offering conveniences not easy to come across in the city — Lowe’s and Home Depot to name a couple. West Bergen includes two stand-out residential neighborhoods called Society Hill and Country Village. Right off Route 440, Society Hill is a newer neighborhood of townhouses whose urban/suburban lifestyle has become popular. The gated condominium community offers home ownership along with amenities usually reserved for high-rise buildings. Country Village is an older residential enclave on the border of Greenville filled with single-family Colonials, two-family Cape Cods, and ranch-style homes. West Bergen is also home to the proposed planned community Bayfront, exciting Hackensack River waterfront development, and new construction on the campus of New Jersey City University. Farther east, quiet residential streets lined with imposing old homes cross Kennedy Boulevard. The neighborhood is experiencing major massive redevelopment plans, and only time will tell how West Bergen’s future will be shaped by the proposals of the present.