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    Name: | Age: 33 | Gender: Male | ZIP: 07306 | Resident for: more than 10 years | Added at: 2006-11-10
    Artisticness: 5.0   Calmness: 3.0   Helpfulness: 4.0   Intelligence: 5.0   Neatness: 2.0   Outgoingness: 5.0   
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    Jersey City is in a wild state of flux. Rising real estate costs and high demand for housing are making Jersey City a serious consideration for those who want to be in Manhattan but can't quite afford it. Also becoming an alternative for those who would consider Brookyln as both are equidistant to Manhattan. The Jersey City river front looking to Manhattan is some of the pricest in the market with multi-million dollar lofts as expensive as you'd find in Manhattan. But not too far from downtown and only one or two stops on the PATH train is very affordable housing... for now.

    Years of cheap housing and proximity to New York City has been a huge draw for artists and creative types of all sorts. There is a regulars type of bar scene but one that doesn't even compare to the most boring neighborhoods of Brooklyn. There were few live music venues to begin with and now all have closed. It remains to be seen if the current demand will ever be filled with the political steering of Jersey City's future. As a result there is a feeling that Jersey City is for the most part a bedroom community where most work and play in New York and come home only to sleep. But peope who remain at home do so for the chilled out community by comparison to NYC. It's less of a rat race and people seem to be a little less suspicious and competitive.

    Jersey City is a city of extremes. Wild and crazy artists and generations of immigrant families living side by side with the most gentrified streets lined with couples and strollers. Multi-million lofts and bombed out ghettos. Great cultural and racial diversity and density. Yet only half an hour away from rolling farmland and rural solitude.