Introduction to Secaucus, New Jersey
Secaucus, New Jersey, in Hudson county, is 1 miles W of Union City, New Jersey and 5 miles NW of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Jersey City metropolitan area. Secaucus contains a population of approximately 15,931.
Secaucus was originally formed as a borough from portions of North Bergen on March 12, 1900. In June 1917, it was reincorporated as a town. In the early parts of the 20th century, Secaucus became home to a number of pig farms, slaughterhouses, rendering plants, and junk yards. This gave it the reputation of being one of the most odorous towns in the New York metropolitan area. However, in 2008, the New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Secaucus among the 15 best places to live in New Jersey.
Secaucus and nearby Attractions
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Secaucus Yards
- Empire State Building
- Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church
- Anderson Creek
- Schmidts Woods Park
Things To Do In Secaucus
The Secaucus Yards and the Secaucus Station are some of the important locations in the town that are worth paying a visit to. Secaucus is also near many of New York’s attractions like the George Washington Bridge, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Empire State Building, and the New York Botanical Gardens. While at Secaucus, one can also visit the several churches around the town, or spend a day beside the Anderson Creek, the Penhorn Creek or the Cromakill Creek. There are also quite a few amusement parks and shopping plazas that offer a variety of entertainment opportunities.
Newark International Airport is nearby.
Secaucus Higher Education
Residents can pursue higher education at the Stevens Institute Of Technology, the Hudson County Community College, the Saint Peters College, the Fashion Institute Of Technology, and the New School University.