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Marion is a section of Jersey City. This region is centrally located, inland, and includes several sub-neighborhoods and areas. The area is mostly residential, however, there is lots of commercial activity in the district. Residents looking for a bite to eat, groceries, or a gym will find these and many other services on business corridors in the area. Main thoroughfares such as West Side Avenue, Tonnele Avenue, Slip Avenue, Duncan Avenue, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Boulevard and others have a variety of businesses that are within walking distance for area residents throughout this large district. India Square to the north has a variety of Indian restaurants and shops with colorful murals and signs that provide a unique walking experience. 

The weather in Jersey City is usually pleasant for walking in spring and fall. Summers are generally sunny, however, humidity and heat can create stressful walking conditions and winters can be cold and wet requiring warm, waterproof outerwear.

Terrain in Marion
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The terrain in Marion is mostly flat with curving roads intersecting at a variety of angles. There are no steep climbs to contend with when walking with your dog, but be sure you know where you're going, as roadways can be confusing. 

Most of the area consists of single-family and multi-family homes. There is also a housing complex, the Marion Gardens Housing Project. Many buildings are character homes and older commercial buildings, however, there has been some new development as well. Historical buildings display architectural features from their respective eras. Residential areas have plenty of landscaping, usually behind homes, with residences placed closely together and relatively near street fronts. There are trees along streets to provide shade when walking.  

A major freeway lies on the west side of the neighborhood and should be avoided when walking with your dog. Some light manufacturing and commercial areas that lack natural landscaping are not desirable pedestrian routes.

Greenways in Marion
Neighborhoods in Jersey City have an average of:
19 Greenways
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Lincoln Park is located just to the south of Marion. This spacious park includes a paved, tree-lined walking path around the perimeter which skirts around athletic fields and facilities and includes a fountain and seating areas. There is also an enclosed dog park here for off-leash fun with your pup. 

Canco Park is a small green space located in the neighborhood with seating for resting on hot summer days while Lapointe Park has playground equipment and a circular feature with lots of shade trees and seating, making it a great place to stop and share a snack with your pup. Gateway Park is located to the east and has recreational and athletic facilities, but also a large property with trees and paved pathways. You can stroll the park with your pooch and take in the activities. Leonard Gordon Park to the north has large open spaces and shade trees with paved walking paths to enjoy with your pooch.

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