Union City is special. It’s actually where I live. I love telling folks about my neighborhood.
Union City sits on the west side of the Hudson River right across from New York City. It is famously known as “the embroidery capital of the world.” The City, while small is very diverse, adding much to the flavor and style of its residents. This variety adds much to the flourishing arts scene. You can find everything in this fascinating city: theatre, dance, art galleries, museums, festivals, and many eateries.
Union City is fast becoming an attractive destination for young professionals and families. Union City is conveniently located near Jersey City, West New York, North Bergen, and Weehawken, giving residents easy access to many of the best of Hudson County and to New York City.
he soul of the city can be found along Bergenline Avenue, a bustling commercial strip where many of the area’s residents come to shop, dine and meet up with old friends. Just across John Fitzgerald Kennedy Boulevard, in North Bergen, another mall offers big-box stores, an LA Fitness gym, a ShopRite and a multiplex movie theater, while the many restaurants of Hoboken and Jersey City are within walking distance or a short cab or jitney ride away.
Despite its compact size, Union City boasts a number of parks and public pools. There is Washington Park, where the city borders Jersey City Heights, has a dog run, tennis and basketball courts and baseball fields.
The city is home to many different types of homes whose architectural beauty has attracted many for years. With picturesque art, inspiring architecture, a superb school system and a rich and interesting history, Union City is a beautiful, diverse place continuing to prosper and grow every day.
Although there are no train lines in Union City, the city boasts a variety of routes into New York City and throughout New Jersey. Residents hace easy access to regional community vans, NJ Transit buses, ferry service, light rails, or can chose to explore New York City via the Lincoln or Holland Tunnels, or the George Washington Bridge. Union City is also a 20-minute ride from Newark International Airport and has easy access to the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway.
The vision of the Union City School District is focused on achieving one crucial goal - to enable students to acquire the skills, understandings and attitudes needed to be productive and successful members of our society. Bill Clinton, Al Gore, the New York Times, CBS 60 Minutes, NJ Department of Education and the US Department of Education have cited Union City as a national example for educational transformation, with praise for the district’s innovative programs and services which have delivered substantial educational achievements. With nearly 10 schools built or modernized over the last decade, and even more in development, the public-school system is particularly appealing to potential presidents with school age children.
Union City Board of Education
Union City Public Schools
Union City is composed of people from many different nationalities, adding to the distinct flavor and style of the City. This variety also adds much to the flourishing arts scene. You can find everything in this fascinating city: theatre, dance, art galleries, museums, festivals, and many eateries.
Union City’s food scene reflects the rich diversity found all over the city. Featuring diners, grills, and an exciting array of Cuban, Thai, Dominican, Japanese and more, Union City offers foodies a diverse mix of options to choose from. Stop in at a few local favorites to try the area’s local fare.