Introduction to Hoboken, New Jersey
Hoboken, New Jersey, in Hudson county, is 2 miles S of Union City, New Jersey and 2 miles W of New York, New York. The city is part of the Jersey City metropolitan statistical area. About 38,577 people live in Hoboken.
This region was originally an island which was surrounded by the Hudson River. It was inhabited by the Native American tribe of Lenni Lenape. The earliest modern settlers of this area were the Dutch/ Flemish led by Henry Hudson who was English. It is said that Colonel James Stevens gave the area its present name of Hoboken.
Hoboken and nearby Attractions
- Hoboken Terminal
- Weehawken Cove
- Castle Point
- Hoboken Historical Museum
- Hudson River Waterfront Walkway
- Hoboken Green Market
Things To Do In Hoboken
The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway is a must visit. It offers some exquisite views and also has many points of interest along its route, which include a number of parks and golf courses. Fans of Gothic fiction should visit Sybil’s Cave, which served as an inspiration for Edgar Allan Poe while writing "The Mystery of Marie Roget".
The closest major airport is Newark Liberty International.
Hoboken Higher Education
The nearest institution offering opportunities for higher education is the Stevens Institute of Technology.