Paterson, New Jersey, is part of the New York City metropolitan area. If you’re looking for a home here, chances are you would enjoy its proximity to New York City. You can find an abundance of apartments, condos, townhomes, single family homes and even multi-family homes. In Paterson, you’re going to be able to get more for your money than in the heart of New York City, yet you can get to the city by train in about 45 minutes. Paterson is home to approximately 147,000 people. It may not be a large town on its own, but it is very close to all of the amenities that New York City has to offer.