Bayonne is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. Located in the Gateway Region, Bayonne is situated on a peninsula located between Newark Bay to the west, the Kill Van Kull to the south, and New York Bay to the east. At 11.01 square miles, Bayonne is one of the largest cities in Hudson County.
Home to one of the longest steel arch bridges in the world, the Bayonne Bridge is one of the most spectacular bridges in the metropolitan area, with a mid-span clearance of 150 feet that permits ocean-going vessels to use this entrance to Port Newark and the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal without interference. The bridge serves as an important part of the regional system of arterial highways leading to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Goethals Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing.
Bayonne is a community that retains many of the elements of a small town with one and two family homes, small apartment buildings, and small businesses predominate though out the town. Bayonne homes are also among the best urban housing stock in the state, with residents actively maintaining and improving their homes and property, making Bayonne a great destination to call home.
Getting around Bayonne has never been easier with the implementation of the The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit System. And in January 2020, the Bayonne City Council voted to adopt a new ferry terminal. The ordinance authorized a ten-year lease for a ferry terminal on the Hudson River with Seastreak. Construction is projected to begin late 2020.
Bayonne has had a colorful history, and with new businesses and infrastructure being put in place, Bayonne can look forward to a bright future.