JC, Bergen-Lafayett

Bergen Lafayette is known for the architecture and history that gives Jersey City that classic charm. The streets are lined with townhouses, renovated warehouse spaces and Victorian-style houses dating back to the 19th century.

Accessibility is rather simple: there are multiple private and public buses that will transport you directly to downtown Jersey City and even Manhattan. The convenience of the light rail is also available to take to the other charming neighborhoods in New Jersey.

The neighborhood offers several parks that are appealing for leisure and recreation alike. Berry Lane Park is the largest park in all of Jersey City and offers many sporting facilities for both individuals and families to enjoy, including basketball courts, tennis courts, sporting fields as well as a water park for the summertime.

The historically rich community embraces the changes and renovations of the future, all while preserving the charm and key elements of the past. The Foundry and Whitlock Cordage are just a couple of the warehouses that have been beautifully preserved by the city itself.

On Summit Avenue, you will find two buildings from the Gothic Revival Era, St. John’s Episcopal Church and Library Hall, restored by investors. St. John’s Church was built in 1870 and has been declared one of the main landmarks in the community. Library Hall’s unique triangular shape and brick structure sets it apart from the surrounding buildings; and has since been converted into residential condos. Many see Bergen-Lafayette as an opportunistic neighborhood, with major signs and room for development over the next 10 years.