Town Profile: Weehawken

Weehawken is Hoboken’s neighbor to the north.  Like Hoboken, “The Mile Square,” Weehawken is manageable in size totaling 1.5 square miles. Weehawken over looks Manhattan as it sits along the western shore of the Hudson River at the south end of the New Jersey Palisades. Weehawken’s residential areas are divided up into four neighborhoods.

Boulevard East, Weehawken

Downtown: This area is also commonly known as ‘the shades.’ Originally downtown Weehawken was part of Hoboken, so it is a great option for someone interested in a quieter neighborhood with easy accessibility to Hoboken.

The Heights: A residential and commercial district, The Heights is home to Park Avenue, the main business district of Weehawken, which runs along the border of Union City. The Heights also has the Weehawken Public Library and the Weehawken Water Tower, inspired by the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy.

Uptown: Welcome to The Bluffs, the most amazing view in Weehawken. This residential area looks right at the Manhattan skyline. At the south end of Boulevard East is King’s Bluff boasting mansions from the Edwardian Era.

The Waterfront : A large section of this area is Waterfront Park which includes 16 acres of land along the Hudson River with walkways and recreational areas. The northern portion of the Waterfront is the Port Imperial South Development, an area with residential units, hotels, offices, and retail space.

 

Commuters from Weehawken have many options. There are two ferries ports in Weehawken that run to Manhattan, Port Imperial and Lincoln Harbor. Another option for commuting is the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail with two stops in Weehawken, 9th Street and 2nd Street. The Light Rail has service to Hoboken Terminal where commuters can catch the PATH train running into lower and midtown Manhattan.

Port Imperial, Weehawken

The Hudson River Performing Arts Center (HRPAC) is located in Weehawken. This regional arts center has performances all year round. There is also a free summer series at the adjacent Lincoln Harbor Park. Speaking of summer, Weehawken is the place to be for the 4th of July fireworks over the Hudson River. The show is sponsored by Macy’s and is the largest fireworks display in the nation.

The township of Weehawken has its own public school system for students K-12. According to NJ Monthly for 2010, Weehawken High School ranked at 104 out of 322 public schools in New Jersey.

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