Trade: Williamsburg, Brooklyn for Jersey City
Get there: PATH to WTC: 3mins. PATH to Penn Station: 31mins
Live there: Brooklyn artists and young professionals are flocking to this expansive waterfront community for the same reasons they moved to Williamsburg years ago: city life and proximity to Manhattan, without a sky-high cost of living. Decidedly less bro-y than nearby Hoboken, over the past few years Jersey City has welcomed cute cafés and restaurants—and outposts of north Brooklyn spots, like old-school arcade and drinkery Barcade (163 Newark Ave at Barrow St; 201-332-4555, barcadejerseycity.com) and cozy bookstore WORD (123 Newark Ave between Barrow and Grove Sts; 201-763-6611, wordbookstores.com).