All you need to know about Hoboken

Hoboken is a city located in New Jersey, with a population of over 55,000. First settled as part of the New Netherland colony in the 17th century, the area was originally developed as a resort, and eventually incorporated as a city in 1855. Although small, Hoboken’s vibrant neighbourhood and lively atmosphere give it a big city feel. Great transport links, and its close proximity to Manhattan, Jersey City, and Greenwich Village, means that Hoboken is the ideal location for business travel. SilverDoor Apartment’s corporate housing in Hoboken is the best way to spend a corporate stay, close to transport and a short walk from amenities.

Situated on the Hudson River, Hoboken is a former industrial port with a prime location for trade and transport. As a result of its position, it has long been the subject of businesses moving to the area and a high demand for corporate housing and serviced apartments. Its waterside views make this area a stunning landscape of the Hudson River and towering cityscapes on both sides. Beautiful walks along the waterfront make for peaceful breaks for business travellers to the area. Hoboken serviced apartments are just a short walk from this amazing vista.

The city’s history dates back to the early 1600s when Henry Hudson laid claim to the area, at which time Hoboken was an island surrounded by the river. In the 19th century, the area expanded with development to its waterfront, as a resort for residents of Manhattan. By the latter half of the 19th-century major shipping lines began using Hoboken as a terminal port, and from then on business and industries flocked to the area to take part in the growth of the city.

Hoboken’s fame and sports scene is prominent and many tourists each year travel to the city to visit historical sporting sites. The first official record of baseball was recorded in Hoboken when the Knickerbocker Club and New York Nines played together at Elysian Fields in 1846. From the 1970s onwards, the city experienced some social upheaval with the replacing of some New-Yorkers to the area. Hoboken also attracted many bohemian types to the area as well as immigrants coming from Europe. With the expansion that followed, Hoboken went from hosting butchers and taverns to brimming with gourmet restaurants, luxury boutiques, and indulgent shopping malls. Its growth as an up-market and lively area has led to many seeing Hoboken as the ideal area to set up businesses. Corporate housing in the area is popular and continues to increase each year with the serviced apartment industry growing as a whole in the state. 

Today, Hoboken is home to numerous headquarters, business, and attractions, all in close proximity of many serviced apartments. The city is also home to the Stevens Institute of Technology and the former residence of singer, Frank Sinatra. Attractions in the city bring a range of tourists to the area all year round. The former industrial port has now been redeveloped to feature Pier A Park and Pier C Park, which serve as great picnic spots and provide stunning views of downtown Manhattan. Business travellers can take full advantage of the area in their corporate housing as all accommodation is close to attractions and offer great welcome packs for business guests, explaining Hoboken’s history, sports, and its wonderful entertainment options. 

Hoboken serviced apartments offer a great alternative to hotel accommodation. SilverDoor’s corporate housing provides great bases close to the city centre and near to fantastic transport links which regularly serve other municipals in the area including New York and Manhattan. Book your corporate housing in Hoboken now to secure your business travel accommodation.