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Hudson County

Hudson County is located atop the Palisades along the Hudson River in northeast New Jersey. It forms part of the New York Metropolitan Area Tri-State Region and as of 2009, had an estimated population of 598,160 residents. In terms of land mass, Hudson is the smallest County in New Jersey, but it is also the most populous. Hudson is mostly surrounded by water, its only land border being with Bergen County to the north and west. Though Ellis Island is managed jointly by the states of New Jersey and New York, 9/10ths of the Island is technically in Hudson County. The county seat of Hudson is Jersey City. Other cities, towns and townships in Hudson County include Bayonne, East Newark, Guttenberg, Kearney, Harrison, Hoboken, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, Weehawken and West New York.

Hudson County is known for its sweeping views of the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay. From the highest point of Hudson atop the Palisades, one can enjoy magnificent views of Manhattan Island and the surrounding landscape and waterscape. Though Hudson is the smallest County in New Jersey, while at the same time being the most populous, Hudson has many beautiful parks and open green spaces including, Church Square Park, Columbus Park, Ellsworth Park (Pigeon Park), Hamilton Park, Hudson County Park, Laurel Hill, Lincoln Park, Mercer Park, North Hudson Park, Washington Park and West Hudson Park. There are also several protected wetland areas in Hudson.

With its proximity to New York, which is right across the River, and its many transportation hubs offering easy access to New York, Hudson is popular with folks who work in the city but prefer to live in a more suburban setting. Residents of Hudson County enjoy convenient access to a myriad of entertainment, dining and recreational venues as well as any amenities one can imagine.

Hudson County has a very good system of public and private schools. Whereas the average per-pupil expenditure in the US is $6,058, Hudson County schools spend an average of $9,874 per-pupil. There is an average of 15 students per teacher in Hudson.

Real estate in Hudson County consists of apartments, condominiums, townhomes, single-family detached homes and luxury homes. The average cost of a single-family home in Hudson is just over $315,000. There are also many historical homes in Hudson; this is not uncommon considering that the average age of a home in Hudson is 55 years. Hudson also has 54 places listed in the National Registrar of Historic Places.