Moving from Stamford, CT to Jersey City, NJ

Live life at a faster pace in the shadow of New York City 

Only 45 miles separate Stamford, CT and Jersey City, NJ, but these two cities that sandwich the state of New York offer vastly different experiences. What can you expect when leaving the relaxed, suburban confines of Stamford for the bustle and diversity of Wall Street West? And, what’s the most efficient and affordable way to move there? Read on for answers! 

Trading suburban for urban 

As a Stamford resident, you know the city’s reputation as one of the best places to live in Connecticut and one of the top locations in the country to raise a family. It’s not too large (129,000 population) but features enough big-city amenities to keep you from venturing very far. 

With Jersey City, located right across the Hudson River from New York City, you’ll find a bigger, more densely populated place where residents thrive on their fast-paced urban surroundings. 

Housing in Jersey City vs. Stamford 

About 70 percent of Jersey City residents rent instead of own, as opposed to more of an even split in Stamford. Jersey City is a popular choice among New York City commuters because rent is cheaper (though still very expensive) and there’s more living space than in NYC. Median rent in Jersey City is $1,334 — less than both NYC ($1,396) and Stamford ($1,761) 

Public transit is reliable and plentiful 

If you have a car, consider leaving it behind; parking in Jersey City can be expensive and difficult. For this reason, Jersey City has the highest percentage of public transit riders of any U.S. city. Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) offers easy access to NYC and other parts of New Jersey and the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is another great option that connects key cities within the state. 

Did you know these other Jersey City facts? 

  • Popular neighborhoods include Historic Downtown, The Heights, Journal Square and the Jersey City Waterfront.  
  • Global dining options are available throughout the city. 
  • Jersey City is known not just for having lots of street art, but for encouraging and supporting its creation through the Jersey City Mural Arts Program. 
  • Cyclists can ride on the East Coast Greenway, a portion of which travels through Jersey City, as well as bike along the Hudson River Waterfront. 
  • Head to Liberty State Park or Lincoln Park for walking, running, biking or enjoying views of Manhattan. 

Arrange your stress-free move from Stamford to Jersey City with U-Pack

With more than 240 service centers throughout the U.S., U-Pack® is a great option for long-distance moving. We deliver your belongings right to your door, whether you’re relocating just a state away or across the country. All you do is pack and load into our equipment. 

Better yet, prices with U-Pack are comparable to truck rental. Ready to get started? Get a free quote today for your move from Stamford to Jersey City.