The thriving metropolis of Jersey City serves as the hub of an enormous transportation wheel connected by mass transit, vehicular tunnels, motor carriers, a nearby international airport, and a modern container port. Jersey City provides all the friendliness of a small town in a major urban center with an unparalleled multi-ethnic appeal. Revitalization and renewal efforts have focused on the scenic waterfront area, transforming into “New Jersey’s Gold Coast," an important center for commercial enterprise and financial services. The recreational amenities in this area are well-developed, crowned by Liberty State Park with its spectacular science center, musical concerts, and other special events. Transportation efficiencies are provided by the New Jersey Turnpike and other major thoroughfares as well as bus or train service to New York City and regional key destinations.