Edgewater, New Jersey Real Estate and Community Information

Edgewater, New Jersey Real Estate and Community Information

The Borough of Edgewater is a narrow sliver of a town, located along the Hudson River in northern New Jersey, across from Manhattan. The city of around 11,500 residents offers a variety of real estate options, from cottages to luxury single-family homes to condos with views of the Manhattan skyline. The area is known for its waterfront walking trail, its upscale shopping and its many parks and recreation areas. Edgewater offers close proximity to big-city sports, museums, events and health care while retaining its quiet, suburban ambiance.

Shopping and Dining

Edgewater has five shopping plazas, including the Japanese Mitsuwa food marketplace and City Place, an up-scale riverfront shopping emporium with retailers like Chico's, Banana Republic, Express and Pier One Imports.

Edgewater real estate owners have plenty of restaurants from which to choose. The city features dozens of eateries, offering everything from steaks to fondue to American classics. Particularly charming are the several waterfront restaurants, like Le Jardin French restaurant and The River Palm for American cuisine, both of which offer dramatic views of the New York City skyline.

Of course, Edgewater is also just a bus or ferry ride away from the diverse shopping and dining opportunities available in Manhattan.

Parks and Recreation

Owning Edgewater real estate means being near a myriad of parks and recreation areas. The Borough of Edgewater owns and manages several parks, including the 22-acre, riverfront Veteran's Field, which offers indoor and outdoor facilities like hiking trails, a basketball court, a little league field and a playground. The River Walk, which snakes along the banks of the Hudson River in Edgewater, is a part of the 18.5-mile Hudson River Waterfront Walkway and offers a relaxing and peaceful spot to enjoy the Manhattan skyline.

Edgewater is also home to a smattering of historic sites. These include Burdett's Landing, a strategic supply post during the Revolutionary War, and the Edgewater Free Library, one of the last remaining Carnegie libraries in New Jersey.

Living

Edgewater real estate varies widely, from waterfront, cottage-style homes to large estates to condos in high-rise buildings. Many homes here offer views of the river and the New York City skyline and those property owners pay a premium for their spectacular views.

The median price for Edgewater real estate in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $490,000.  That's a 15 percent increase over the same period in 2011. However, the median price hides a variety of high and low prices. One bedroom condos units in Edgewater can still be found for under $200,000, while single family homes in the area generally command a price of at least $1 million.

Schools, Health Care and Transportation

Children of Edgewater real estate owners attend Eleanor Van Gelder Elementary School, the sole Edgewater Public School, for grades K through 6. They move to the middle and high schools of the Leonia Public School District to complete their education. For post-secondary education, the town is near dozens of quality colleges and universities in New York and New Jersey, including New York University, Columbia University, Princeton University, Barnard College and The Julliard School, just to name a few.

The greater New York City area is also home to some of the best health care facilities in the United States. A sampling of these include the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; the 1,171-bed Mount Sinai Hospital, one of the top-ranked medical facilities in the US; and New York Presbyterian Hospital, which is associated with both Columbia University and Cornell University and ranked seventh in the world by "US News and World Report" magazine.

Getting around Edgewater is easy. Given the town's small size, residents are never far from their destination. To travel to Manhattan, residents can take one of several New Jersey Transit buses across the George Washington Bridge to the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal or the George Washington Bridge Terminal. There is also ferry service between Edgewater and the West Midtown Ferry Terminal in Manhattan from Edgewater Landing. Although there is no parking available at Edgewater Landing, a city-sponsored shuttle bus picks up passengers throughout Edgewater and transports them to the ferry terminal.

For trips further afield, three major airports serve the Edgewater area--Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens and LaGuardia Airport in Queens. Travelers can reach virtually any corner of the United States and the world via flights from one of these three facilities.

 

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (201) 227-2045 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

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Tami Rapaport
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201-227-2045