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Apartments in Newark, NJ

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City Guide for Apartments in Newark
It’s one of the oldest cities in the United States and is a hub for shipping and travel. As the most populated city in New Jersey, Newark is a center for everything. If you’re searching for an apartment in Newark, you’ll find the Newark-Liberty International Airport at your doorstep. You’ll have New York City just a few miles down the highway. Best of all, you’ll have the chance to see the New Jersey Devils play at their home arena.

Newark was founded in the 17th century and quickly grew into a major city. Its residents cherish the city’s history, and you can learn all about it and the history the state at the New Jersey Historical Society or the Newark Museum. Art is also a big part of Newark’s culture, as there are murals painted throughout the city. If you love the outdoors, you can check out one of the city’s several large parks, such as the sprawling Branch Brook Park. This 360-acre park offers miles of walking paths for hiking and biking and is also the site of Newark’s Cherry Blossom Festival in the Spring when you can admire the cherry trees as they blossom into color.

The city is home to several major colleges. The New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers University – Newark, and Essex County College all sit within blocks of each other in a neighborhood known as University Heights. The establishment of several universities has revitalized the area, and students searching for Newark apartments will find several cheap apartment options in University Heights.

Newark is also an attractive city to the commuting population because of its proximity to New York. There are several transportation options to get into Manhattan. You can drive yourself, which can take up to two hours, or you can opt for the train from Newark’s Penn Station to New York Penn Station – a half-hour trip for less than $10. If you’re living and working in Newark, you’ll be happy to know that the commute in the city is just 21 minutes. Much of the city is walkable as well, so you can opt for the exercise.

The best neighborhoods to look for apartments for rent in Newark include the Ironbound, Branch Brook, and Riverfront areas. The Ironbound is arguably Newark’s most popular neighborhood. It’s well known for diverse restaurants and cultural ethnicity. It’s also where you’ll find many cheap studio apartments, making it popular for students. The area around Branch Brook Park is also a pleasant Newark neighborhood to find an apartment. With easy access to the park in a more suburban area, this is where many of the city’s luxury apartment complexes for rent are located. The Riverfront is also a great area to take your apartment search because many of the buildings offer scenic river views, and you’ll find many apartments offering all bills paid here.

Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or want utilities included, use our apartment guide to find ratings and reviews of Newark apartments!

Average Apartment Rental Prices Nearby

Studio $1,131
1 Bedroom $1,261
2 Bedroom $1,534
3 Bedroom $1,478

Average rent on Backpage and Craigslist Newark, New Jersey: $1,340

User reviews for apartments in Newark, New Jersey
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars, 3 reviews
unknown user
UChicago, Bain & Company
Great neighborhood, can walk everywhere, convenient to NYC
Great restaurants, lots of stores, many parks and so many friends waiting for you in this neighborhood. An incredible value when compared with what we found in NYC for the same price! Loved our apartment, especially the view right over the Hudson!
unknown user
Wisconsin, UBS
Urban but not über-urban like NYC
I lived in Jersey City for three years and loved it. The proximity to NYC was great, but it's also just a bit calmer than NYC itself. In retrospect, I think it's a great place to start a young family with Hamilton Park and Van Vorst Park beckoning as green space. More parks have opened since we left. Shopping was more than adequate -- Shoprite, Target, Home Depot, standard stores in the mall and plenty of small, local shops. It's a very mixed population in terms of race, nationality and income level as well, something that I value. And if you're looking for a church, I highly recommend the weekend services at OLC.
review user
UNC
Park Ave in Hoboken
I loved that I was surrounded my recent college graduates and it was a easy walking distance to bars, restaurants and great nightlife. I I also appreciated that the bus stop was close by and ran frequently. The PATH was a good 14 block or 40 minute walk. The blocks are a lot longer then they are in the City, so that was a little disappointing because I was looking for something that would give me more then one way of getting into the city. The only thing I disliked was how far away the PATH was. In the Craigslist ad, it said walking distance to the PATH. It was a good 15 block-or 40 minute-walk and I didn't have the time or energy in the am to make that long trek. The blocks are a lot lengthier in Hoboken then in NYC, don't let the posts fool you.
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