More Character, Less Rent

And Other Reasons You’ll Love Living in Bayonne, NJ

Life in Manhattan: Endless fun around every corner. Something new to explore each and every day. Tons of job opportunities with some of America’s biggest and most important companies. Public transportation that’ll have you kissing your car (and car payment) goodbye.

Real estate prices that’ll have you pondering taking a second job or selling a firstborn child…

Enter Bayonne: The place you can enjoy the fun, excitement, and opportunity of the Big Apple… without pawning off any kids or kidneys to pay your mortgage.

And here are six more reasons to love living in Bayonne.

It’s a Fantastic Foodie City

dining out when living in bayonne

We absolutely love all of Bayonne’s unique local eateries. Some have been doing business here for decades (which tells you something about their quality), some are brand-new (so there’s always something new to try), and some are old favorites with new ideas (the best of both worlds).

No matter what type of food you’re looking for—fast casual, fine dining, ethnic, American, breakfast, lunch, dinner—you’re sure to find more than a few great options just around the corner.

There are Lots of Parks and Outdoor Areas

the Hudson waterfront from bayonne

One of the downsides to city living is feeling far from nature and green spaces. Not so in Bayonne; this city is home to lots of parks, trails, and pocket parks, too. The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway connects Bayonne to Jersey City and Hoboken along the waterfront, offering beautiful views for running or dog-walking. Dennis P. Collins Park is another favorite for its views of the Bayonne Bridge and its quiet green scenery, and Stephen R. Gregg Park overlooks Newark Bay.

Love golf? Bayonne even has its own golf course, the Bayonne Golf Club, a private course overlooking New York Bay.

There are Tons of Businesses and Conveniences

bayonne businesses and storefronts
Photo courtesy Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

It might not be quite the happenin’ spot that Manhattan is, but Bayonne’s got plenty of hotspots, commercial centers, stores, and conveniences throughout the city. The businesses on Broadway even boast some picturesque storefronts set against a backdrop of leafy trees. Bayonne Crossing Shopping Center is another great spot to find just about everything you need.

It’s a Blend of Historic & Modern

Bayonne library
Photo courtesy Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

Like much of the Gold Coast, Bayonne was once an industrial community filled with factories and warehouses. Today, it’s been revitalized into a modern city—but many of those old buildings remain. They’re hardly the same smoke-belching factories they were back in the early 1900s, though. Instead Bayonne’s old warehouses have been transformed into beautiful modern apartments, mixed-use buildings, businesses, and public spaces—like The Free Public Library and Cultural Center of Bayonne.

Convenient Public Transit Means NYC is A Short Ride Away

taking a bus to manhattan

Need to get to Manhattan for work or want to escape to the Big Apple for some play? You’re just a short ride away, thanks to Bayonne’s public transportation systems. You can either hop on the NY Waterway Ferry (terminal located right at Port Liberte!) or the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, which connects to the PATH subway connecting the Gold Coast to NYC.

It’s a Breath of Fresh Suburbia in the Heart of Big-City Madness

suburban community in bayonne

Urban living has its benefits… but it can get a little claustrophobic! Sometimes it’s nice to enjoy the peace and privacy of a backyard or the convenience of a driveway. Sometimes, you don’t want to walk or take the subway to the grocery store and would rather just hop in the car… Well, Bayonne is that nice suburban escape from the city madness.

Ready to Give Living in Bayonne a Try?

Are you thinking of relocating to or buying a home in Bayonne? Then it’s time to contact Century 21 Viewpoint Realty. We’re here to help you explore the area, discover its fantastic community, and find the perfect home for your needs.

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