Guttenberg, NJ is a small town in Hudson County whose population is slightly over 11,000. 

The town is only four blocks wide and is one of the smallest municipalities in New Jersey but one of the most densely populated in the country.

Guttenberg is located atop the Palisades overlooking the west side of NYC, north of  Woodcliff Gardens and The Parker Imperial in North Bergen and south of The Versailles and Port Imperial in West New York and Weehawken. 

To the west is Kennedy Boulevard and Bergenline Avenue the commercial corridor of North Hudson.  To the east is the NJ Gold Coast which borders the Hudson River, opposite Manhattan's Upper West Side.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km2), of which, 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (16.67%) is water and a male population of about 46% and a female population of 52% totaling over 11,000 residents who are mostly Hispanic.

Comprising about 20% of the population in Guttenberg is the Galaxy Towers, developed by Prudential Insurance Company which was built in the late 1970s on Boulevard East. The three octagonal Galaxy skyscrapers named GalaxyTower 1, Galaxy Tower 2 and Galaxy Tower 3 rise 415 feet above the Palisades and have 1,075 condominiums with three separate lobbies and all the amenities including an indoor pool.

The Guttenberg NJ estimated median household income was $53,870 in 2009 increasing from about $44,515 in 2000 compared to almost $70,000 in New Jersey.

The estimated median house or condo value in 2009 was $356,553 increased from $166,300 in 2000.  Guttenberg and New Jersey have very comparable condo values on average.   

In Guttenberg NJ the estimated house or condo value was $356,553 in 2009 and was $166,300 in 2000.  For all housing units in 2009 the value was $470,093 as follows: Detached houses: $409,173; Townhouses or other attached units: $346,424; In 2-unit structures: $398,921; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $458,702; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $507,799.  The median gross rent in Guttenberg was $1,026 in 2009,


Standing on the cliff of West New York/Guttenberg, the Galaxy complex overlooks the Hudson River from the George Washington to the Verrazano Bridge. Self-sufficient in design, the complex includes a total of 5 buildings consisting of 3 towers, 2 annex buildings, parking decks, shopping plaza, and a mini park.

The unique octagon shaped architecture enables more residents of the 3 Towers to enjoy the majestic views of the Hudson River & Manhattan. Building 4, nested between Tower 3 and Tower 2, provides residents with full sunrise view of the Empire State Building. Building 5, which wraps between Tower 2 and Tower 1, receives golden sunset views of the Verrazano Bridge.

At the center of the 5 buildings atop the Galaxy Mall is a mini park. It is a place where residents often conglomerate during holidays while fireworks are sparked across the Hudson River.

Below the 3 Galaxy Towers is the Galaxy Mall. Consisting of restaurants, movie theater, pharmacy, bank, grocery store, beauty salon, dry cleaner, dental office, travel agency, day care center, the Galaxy is entirely self-sufficient and stands out from the rest of the waterfront's luxury high-rise condominiums.

Ideally located 10 minutes north of the Lincoln Tunnel and 5 minutes south of Edgewater, the Galaxy is conveniently located to shopping districts such as Lincoln Harbor, Mall at City Place, Edgewater Commons, and Secaucus Outlet Center. Residents have the option of commuting to New York with numerous NJ Transit buses, the privately-owned Galaxy bus, and NY Waterway Ferry. For residents who work in Jersey City, the Port Imperial Light Rail Station will be in operation during the Summer months of 2005.


Due to its ideal location atop the Palisades, areas that surround the Galaxy especially along the Hudson River Waterfront have grown with new construction communities such as The Watermark, The Views at Hudson Pointe, Bulls Ferry and Jacobs Ferry, Grandview at River Walk and all cost hundreds of thousands of dollars more than Galaxy where you have affordable luxurycondominiums without the sacrifice of location and amenities.

The ethnic population mix is approximately 62% Hispanic, 29% White and about 6% Asian.

Guttenberg New Jersey Zip code is: 07093