Hoboken: The biggest “mile square” around
Whether you’re “born and raised” or new to town, Hoboken has a story for everyone.
In 1784, Colonel John Stevens purchased the island and named it Hoboken, which was a derivative of the Lenape Indian name for the land: Hupokan. Subsequently, Hoboken was developed as a resort for city-weary New Yorkers. Hoboken’s beautiful waterfront and upcoming development attracted historical events and figures alike; from America’s first baseball game in 1846 to visitors such as Charles Dickens, George Washington and John Jacob Astor, Hoboken has hosted some of our culture’s most notable icons.
Today the city continues its legacy as host to more than 50,000 residents and their lifestyle. In one-mile square, “the most walkable city in America” embodies all of the conveniences and excitement of a city, in the charm and community of a small town. Hoboken sits directly across the Hudson River from New York City, touting remarkable views and convenient access with 24-hour public transportation into New York, and around town. Hoboken offers an unmatched lifestyle for families with 42 acres of public parks (including waterfront parks and walkways) and a variety of public, private, and charter schools. For the young and young-at-heart, you will find the most Zagat-rated restaurants in New Jersey, including 100 outdoor cafes. Many of these restaurants can be found on Washington Street, which is named in the Top Ten Great Streets in America. In addition to all of the inherent accolades of Hoboken, the city and community groups organize year-round cultural events, fairs, festivals, theater, and cinema, most of which are free to the public.
Come see The Mile Square City for yourself and make an appointment today!
Historical information obtained from the Hoboken Historical Museum. For more historical information visit www.hobokenmuseum.org .
Lifestyle information obtained from the Hoboken City website www.hobokennj.org.