New Study Reveals The 10 Most Charming Cities in New Jersey to Visit

This scenic article is about the Garden State of New Jersey’s current top 10 cities with the highest number of Instagram photos.

Jersey City is the most picturesque city, with 2.5 million posts on Instagram. Union City is second in the top ten Instagrammable cities of New Jersey. The top ten most Instagrammable cities have amassed over 5 million posts with hashtags dedicated to their locale 

New research has revealed that Jersey City is the most Instagrammable city in the state of New Jersey. 

A study by real estate site analyzed Instagram hashtag data for cities in New Jersey and their respective populations to reveal the Garden State’s most Instagrammable cities. 

Jersey City tops the list with hashtag posts per population ratio of 9.03. America’s Golden door has an outstanding 2,592,509 posts on the social media platform; measured against its 287,146 residents, there are nine posts per head in this city. Posts including the #jerseycity hashtag reveal a vibrant locale with restaurants, clean apartments and beautiful street art.  

The city boasts of @lokaljc an eatery and bar with a waterfront view and fine dining cuisines. 

Union City

In second place is Union City, with an Instagrammable hashtag/population ratio of 5.79. The study revealed more than five posts per person in the city, with 392,857 posts in total using the hashtag #unioncity. Some Instagrammable spots include the 32nd Street and Bergenline Avenue intersection, as captured by @vintage.newjersey, and colorful smoothie meals from @playabowlsunioncity. 


Trenton is the third most Instagrammable city in New Jersey – the hashtag #trenton has attracted 312,488 posts on Instagram, which equates to three pictures per person. Beautiful sights include the Lower Trenton Bridge at night. For vegan lovers, Lady & the Shallot Plant Based Eatery has drool-worthy shots on its account. 

Cherry Hill

The fourth city is Cherry Hill, with a hashtag/population ratio of 2.97 posts per person. With 74,203 posts associated with #cherryhill, there are shots of Karate and Kickboxing activities for fitness lovers and “beautiful parks and nature around the #Ypsilanti area”, according to @ypsireal, and is dog friendly as well. 

Toms River

Ranking the rest, Toms River is the fifth most Instagrammable city in New Jersey. The Ocean County’s township earned a ratio of 2.54 photos per person with 241,366 posts under the hashtag #tomsriver. Sunset photos along river housings as seen on @jenskijiix86 feed, will captivate visitors. Lovely food by @b2bistro_tr has yummy-looking specials for cod, empanadas and lamb burger lovers. 


Passaic takes sixth place with 168,122 posts under the Passaic-related hashtag ratio of 2.39, while the commercial hub city of Clifton was a 2.28 ratio to be in seventh with 204,147 posts. 

East Orange

Earning eighth place with 145,525 posts and a ratio of 2.11 posts for every person is East Orange. Car dealerships, hairstyling and nail arts are among the entrepreneurial posts seen on Instagram, and tourists can also enjoy unique street art on their visit. 


In ninth place is Union County’s largest city Elizabeth with an Instagrammable ratio of 2.06 with 279,029 Instagram posts under the hashtag #elizabethnj. Newark rounds out the top ten with a hashtag post per population ratio of 1.95. 

Looking at the study, a spokesperson from commented: “The study offers a fascinating glimpse into the experiences that residents and visitors in New Jersey can enjoy, spanning natural beauties, stunning architecture and fun activities. Jersey City tops the state’s Instagram rankings through sheer number of hashtags and an impressive ratio of nine posts per person, but the data shows that there are plenty of very Instagrammable places throughout New Jersey.” 

The study was conducted by New Jersey Real Estate Network, a real estate website in New Jersey representing the region’s finest properties. 


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