Weehawken Township

16 reviews
  1. Suburb in New Jersey
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Suburb of
New York City

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$479,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,222
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    81
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    7
    37
  • Robbery
    52
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    324
    575
  • Theft
    1,502
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    110
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$72,874
National
$53,046
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    14%

    Reviews

    16 reviews
    • Excellent
      1
    • Very Good
      9
    • Average
      5
    • Poor
      1
    • Terrible
      0
    Weehawken is a small, quiet and diverse residential neighborhood. It's like a gold nugget found in the midst of an otherwise very busy area. The view of the NYC skyline along the Hudson River is priceless. It has a small town feel but with a sense of sophistication, history and culture. Proximity to NYC is as good as it can get. Development on the waterfront allows for miles of opportunity for cycling, walking and running. The Township provides enjoyable and meaningful community programs. As a resident on the bluff, I find some frustration in the limited shopping/dining/conveniences available within walking distance; however, this isn't the case for residents living on the waterfront. Overall, I enjoy living here and think it's a special place.
    • Current Resident
    • 26 days ago
    Overall Weehawken is a great place to live. It's close proximity to NYC makes it a great find. New construction along the Hudson River is attracting more white collar workers but I'm not sure they are sending their kids to the Weehawken public schools, which is about 60% minority. They are choosing private schools even though Weehawken public school is ranked one of the best in the country. This choice keeps people from getting involved with the community. By the way, the mayor of Weehawken makes it a point to offer it's residents many things like free recreational sports for the kids to "Fun Day" at the park to many other free things for it's residents.
    • Niche User
    • Aug 15 2014
    Neighbors are generally friendly. There is a great view of the NYC skyline and the city is only 15 minutes away by car, which is really convenient. Also, most parts of the neighborhood are very quiet and peaceful, so you get the best of both worlds between city life and suburban life.
    • Niche User
    • Oct 20 2015