Jersey City Named Most Diverse City! and More Local News

WalletHub has named Jersey City the most diverse city in the country! It even beat out New York City, which was placed at number four. First the Curbed Cup win and now this! Way to go, JC!

In more news, new restaurants are popping up again, with Journal Square’s fave new eatery, Square 1, and the former Music Box space on Monmouth and 7th Street. You can read more about them and more neighborhood happenings, on Jersey City Upfront.

New developers are being attracted to the Ward F corner of Jersey City, since the opening of Berry Lane Park this past June. Plans are underway for a new mixed-use development at 975 Garfield Avenue. in Bergen-Lafayette. The 17-acre facility is slated to be five stories tall, including 99 residential units, 1,172 square feet of amenities space, retail and commercial space on the ground floor, and 50 parking spaces. To read more about this upcoming development, visit Jersey Digs.

Lastly, Realtor.com posted an article on the reason why you should jump aboard the Real Estate train. These three reasons specify why you should buy a home before 2017 ends!

  1. Rates are rising – Now that the Federal Reserve finally decided to raise its key interest rate, mortgage rates have been climbing slowly.
  2. Inventory is shrinking – Real estate experts predict that inventory will continue to shrink, at least for the foreseeable future.
  3. Home prices are still rising – The bad news for buyers is that home prices now stand higher than before the 2007 crash.

To read more about the details as to why you should take advantage of this crucial time, visit Realtor.com