Jersey City (just to the south of Hoboken) is exploding w/ <30 population. Sweet brownstones close to PATH and ferries; none of the beer-brawling Hoboken problems that you have likely seen in the news. My ND grad daughter ('05) was just transferred back from Chicago to NYC. When I asked if she's looking in Hoboken, her answer was: "I'm too old for Hoboken." You get the idea. GL with the search.