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Jersey City Ranked in the Top 10 of Best U.S. Cities for Singles by Rent.com

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JERSEY CITY, June 9 -- Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced that Jersey City was ranked as one of the top ten cities for singles by Rent.com and as reported in Huffington Post.  Jersey City was ranked ninth in a list of the largest and most notable American cities. 

 

“Once again Jersey City is emerging as a top city to live, work and have an active and fulfilling life,” said Mayor Fulop.  “We have one of the most diverse communities in the country, a thriving arts, culture and entertainment scene, dozens of acclaimed restaurants and a variety of recreational activities.”

 “To be ranked alongside places like Manhattan, Boston, and San Francisco speaks volumes about the vibrancy of Jersey City and the quality of life here,” added Mayor Fulop. 

Other cities that made the list include Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Portland, Ore. 

According to the Huffington Post article, Rent.com collected and analyzed data such as the percentage of single men and women aged 20 or over, as well as the availability of nightlife, public safety and the likelihood of people to participating in social activities like concerts and events.  The full article can be read here: www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/06/cities-single_n_5461087.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

The article specifically cited Jersey City’s once quarterly art events, JC Fridays, which is coordinated by Art House Productions and which brings visual and performing arts to locations throughout the city. 

Last week, financial website Nerdwallet named Jersey City as the 8th Most LGBT-Friendly City in America alongside San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle. 

 

In July 2013, Business Insider profiled Jersey City with the article “31 Reasons Why Everyone Who Lives In New York Should Actually Live In Jersey City Instead,” in August 2013 Bloomberg News credited Jersey City with the “Biggest Brain Gains of U.S. Cities,” The Atlantic in November 2013 named Jersey City as a location “Where Millennials Can Make it Now,” and in April Buzzfeed profiled the “25 Reasons Jersey City Is The Best Place To Live.” -  Jennifer Morrill, Press Secretary to Mayor Steven M. Fulop.

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