Home Depot Jersey City

2/18/2010 Update:

Are you happy Home Depot is in Jersey City?

Most residents I’ve spoken with have a very nonchalant attitude about the Home Depot that opened up over two years ago in neighboring Jersey City.

Usual sentiments were “Other Home Depots were bigger,” “Staff is rude and slow,” and “only in a bind.” And most of the time, the Home Depot in also nearby Secaucus was preferred over Jersey City.

What is your opinion?

See original review after the jump…


I’ve heard mixed reviews about the new Home Depot that opened up in neighboring Jersey City a few weeks ago.

A Hoboken411 reader stopped by there in search of some items, and whipped together a quick recap of her observations. The Cliff-Notes version is: Glad we have the Secaucus Home Depot as well as Lowes Hardware stores to choose from.

“The new Home Depot on 12th street between Marin Blvd and Grove St in Jersey City is sizable, but not as large at the Secaucus store. However, unlike the Secaucus store, it is sparkling and everything is in its place. It has a large design center that features everything from flooring to molding to cabinetry and appliances.


Last Saturday morning at 11am, there were less than 20 cars in the parking lot; the store was indeed devoid of customers. Normally an empty Home Depot is great because you can get lots of help from the staff. In this case, the staff are all in training–no one knows anything. It took 30 minutes to find someone who ultimately told me they don’t carry the shelves I saw on HomeDepot.com.


If you’re a Home Depot merchandising plannogram expert, by all means head over to the 12th street store while it still has its “new store smell.”

By the way, I did not buy from Home Depot. I went up to Lowes in Rutherford (Rt. 17), which by the way, is a pretty nice store. I don’t recall ever being in a Lowes before and I was impressed. All the same lumber and hardware as Home Depot, but also has soft goods like folding chairs, holiday decorations, and … the shelves I was looking for.”


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67 Comments on "Home Depot Jersey City"

7 years 11 months ago

I’ve always been more of a fan of Lowes than HD. The employees just seem to always be there when you need them and willing to walk up to you to ask if you need help instead of the other way around like in HD. (which always seems to be the case when I do visit a HD) I don’t know about the one in Rutherford, but others that I have been to. Although HD always has a great paint selection and if you know what you want/need.

7 years 11 months ago

I don’t know what it is w/HD, but I have yet to get a key made there that actually works. This goes for not only the Secaucus location, but in Philly as well. What gives?

7 years 11 months ago

Why’d this person drive out to the Lowes on Rt 17 if they were already in Jersey City, only a few minutes from the Loews on Rt. 440?

7 years 11 months ago

[quote comment=”55379″]Why’d this person drive out to the Lowes on Rt 17 if they were already in Jersey City, only a few minutes from the Loews on Rt. 440?[/quote]

Exactly… Plus the one on 440 is in the UEZ, so only 3.5% sales tax… Every little bit helps , especially if you’re buying a lot of stuff..

7 years 11 months ago

Sometimes it’s easier/better to go the Home Depot/Lowes on Tonnelle Ave. in North Bergen. They’re right next door to each other, so if Home Depot doesn’t have what you need you just go next door and look in Lowes. Of course, you do get stuck in traffic on Tonnelle Ave, especially with the construction going on.

As for Home Depot vs. Lowes, in my experience Lowes stores have been better-organized than Home Depot, where it was harder to find what I was looking for.