Secaucus is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States.
Population (year 2000): 15,931 P
Median Age: 40 yrs
Land area: 6.5 sq miles
Median income: $59,800
The town's name is pronounced "SEE-kaw-cus", with the accent on the first syllable, not the second as often used by non-natives. Despite it's proximity to Manhattan, Secaucus is the most suburban town in Hudson County. New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Secaucus as its 11th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.
Being partly surrounded by the Hackensack Meadowlands, Secaucus provides opportunities to observe the recovery of natural marshes in the town's post industrial, post agricultural age. Some marsh areas in the northeast part of town have been filled to provide a new commercial area, and some to build footpaths for nature walks with signs illustrating birds and other wildlife to be seen there.
Secaucus NJ is located 10 minutes away from Giant's Stadium, Meadowlands Racetrack, the IZOD Center, 15 minutes away from the Prudential Center in Newark NJ, 20 minutes away from Madison Square Garden and 40 minutes away from both Yankee & Shea Stadiums during great traffic conditions.
There are several large retail areas in Secaucus.
Secaucus Plaza is the "downtown" area of Secaucus. It is just off of NJ-3. The Outlets are a collection of outlet shops selling discounted name-brand merchandise in southwest Secaucus.
Secaucus has very good road and rail transportation. The town is divided into 4 by the intersecting roads of NJ 3, which runs east and west, and the eastern spur of the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95), which runs north-south, with an interchange (16E/17) at NJ Route 3 and a new interchange 15X, near the Secaucus Junction Station.
Many NJ Transit bus lines serve Secaucus and there is a bus park-and-ride at the northeast corner of Secaucus.
The closest airport with scheduled passenger service is Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark / Elizabeth.
There are three taxicab services located within the town of Secaucus.