Jersey City begins attracting families

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Long a haven for single 20-somethings who coveted Manhattan but not the expensive real estate that comes with it, Jersey City is beginning to lure a more mature crowd. The New York Post reported that families are increasingly turning to Jersey City to live in more spacious abodes for substantially less money and just a PATH stop away from Manhattan. One couple moved from the Upper West Side into the Newport development, a 15-building Jersey City complex with more than 4,000 apartments, and doubled the square feet of their home without paying significantly more. As a result, new developments once projected to attract young single professionals — with many of the amenities typical of a Manhattan building — are renting and selling to families. And not far behind the families coming to Jersey City, are schools, recreational facilities for children’s sports camps and gymnastics and an ice skating rink. [Post]