Jersey City is currently the second most populated city in state of New Jersey with an estimated population of about 250 thousand citizens. Jersey City is raising its standards, it has a redeveloped areas next to the waterfront, is close to Manhattan and is one of the largest downtowns in the U.S. All this and its lower cost of living compared the other areas in the New York metropolitan area contribute to many people relocating to Jersey City. The developing neighborhoods and people moving there have lead to an increase in living standards as well as in number of jobs opening up. The city also represents an important terminal in transportation, distribution and manufacturing for New York and New Jersey. It has a well developed service industry and direct, quick transportation to Manhattan in New York City. All these factors have helped Jersey city develop.
Jersey City has an extensive transportation system that can get you to Manhattan quickly. It offers its PATH transportation system that can get you to Midtown or any other part of Manhattan in a matter of minutes. It also offers an alternative, ferries, which offer transportation to Midtown or Lower Manhattan with an amazing view of the city.