Moving from Chicago, IL, to Jersey City, NJ

Are You Moving from Chicago, IL, to Jersey City, NJ?

Jersey City offers the best of both worlds. You can live and work in a mid-sized city that offers favorable tax rates, nationally recognized schools, beautiful historic neighborhoods, cultural and social diversity, and mass transit that rivals Chicago and simplifies getting around. The city’s striking skyline along the beautiful Hudson River with its extensive park system, enticing shopping districts, vibrant cultural scene and eclectic cuisine will make you feel right at home. Jersey City offers one thing Chicago never will. Whenever you need a taste of the Big Apple, the excitement of Manhattan is just a subway ride away!

What Can Jersey City offer that Chicago Can't?

The information below explains why moving to Jersey City could be the best move you’ve ever made.

  • Climate – The climate in Jersey City will have a familiar feel. Summers are hot, and winters are moderately cold and snowy, so you can still enjoy your favorite winter sports. The average temperature in January is 32 degrees, an improvement over Chicago’s average of 23 degrees. The average July temperature is a tolerable 76 degrees. Best of all, you will still be treated to the vibrant colors of fall and a glorious, colorful spring.
  •  Education – Jersey City Public Schools serves students from Pre-K 3 through 12th grade, with two high schools ranked among the district’s top schools. Several schools offer magnet programs or a curriculum specifically for gifted students. About 12 charter schools are available as well as a number of parochial and non-parochial private schools. Like Chicago, Jersey City offers excellent options when it’s time for your kids to start college. The New Jersey City University (NJCU) and Hudson County Community College are located in Jersey City. Nearby New York City offers an abundance of private and public colleges and universities, including Barnard College, Columbia University, and the City University of New York.
  • Entertainment – With nearly 60 parks located throughout the city, there’s always a place to enjoy your favorite outdoor activity or simply relax and enjoy the outdoors. You and your family can board a ferry and tour historic Ellis Island or climb to the crown of the Statue of Liberty and take in the sweeping vistas of New York Harbor. Enjoy a day of shopping in the Central Avenue Shopping District or visit the Afro-American Museum in the Greenville District. Hotspots like the world-class New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark and New York City's legendary Broadway theaters are a short drive or subway ride away. As for cuisine, there’s a reason why Jersey City has been named one of the best towns for food lovers. With one of the most ethnically diverse populations in the nation, Jersey City is a Mecca for international dining. Whatever your mood, Jersey City offers the perfect activity to suit it!
  • Economy – Jersey City is a transportation, distribution and manufacturing center. Service industries also play a prominent role in the city’s economy. Jersey City continues to enjoy economic growth in the areas of finance, insurance, and real estate. Top employers in the city include the United States Post Office, the Port Authority of NY and NJ, and the County of Hudson. Almost half the population of Jersey City takes mass transit to work. Growing economic opportunities in Jersey City combined with the city’s proximity to the economic diversity of New York City will make job hunting easy.

Welcome to Fabulous Jersey City!

Whatever your reasons for moving from Chicago to Jersey City, you are in for a pleasant surprise. Moving to Jersey City could be the best move you’ve ever made! Start planning your move with a free online quote or view our list of service centers