Hackensack is a suburb of New York City, resting just 12 miles northwest of Manhattan and seven miles away from the George Washington Bridge. From many Hackensack high rises and overlooks, citizens can catch views of the NYC skyline. Hackensack is composed of a little bit of everything in terms of development—a one-mile high rise district, historic homes, classic townhomes, industrial areas, stately homes on acreages all their own. The Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University is half-included in city limits, stretching along the Hackensack River. The city has a thriving arts culture, with the Cultural Arts Center, which hosts the Teaneck Theater Compan and the Hackensack Theater Company, as well as the Hudson Shakespeare Company, which performs outdoors at Staib Park twice monthly during the summer. The four-rink Ice House is another area attraction, home to the New Jersey Avalanche and multiple Olympic skaters.
The entire Hackensack area is peppered with places to live, most of which are student friendly and an easy commute to campus.
Downtown Hackensack is in the process of an urban renewal that includes increases in walkability, store front quality, and historic building renovation. Housing options skate the area, offering students convenience, affordability, and the opportunity to be a part of the city’s growth.
The university neighborhood is popular not only for its proximity to campus, but also to the Shops at Riverside, an upscale shopping center with marble floors and luxury boutiques and chains. Add in nearby river frontage, and you’ve got a stellar place to live. Shop early, as this prime real estate fills in quickly.
The Summit/Prospect neighborhood offers a plethora of housing options in a variety of formats. It’s home to the Hackensack University Medical Center, so housing options range from upscale to affordable. The I-80 express runs just west of the area, making it an ideal commuter’s location.