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Newark, NJ

Getting to Know Newark, NJ

As the second-largest city in the New York metropolitan area, Newark is a cultural hub and a renowned historic East Coast locale. Home to some of the first European settlers in the 17th century, Newark is now a major destination for companies that specialize in insurance, finance and healthcare, and still maintains a strong focus on industry and manufacturing. Moving to this vibrant area will help you secure your spot in an iconic American city. With shopping opportunities, proud and devoted residents and a location near NYC, Newark offers everything you need!

 

Best Neighborhoods in Newark

Looking for apartments in the area? Look no further than ApartmentGuide.com to find Newark, NJ apartments for rent. The Newark area has long been a popular home base for professionals with jobs in New York City who are looking for more affordable living. Although the city is still home to these commuters, it is now becoming known for its variety of music, art and restaurant offerings. Check out our list of the top neighborhoods in Newark below:

  • North Ironbound: Known as a diverse home to many of the city's working-class tenants, Ironbound has shown significant growth in the past few years and is a hub for great restaurants and bars.
  • University Heights: As the name suggests, University Heights is a section of town where you can enjoy bustling activity and a vibrant college crowd (think Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School, Essex County College and New Jersey Institute of Technology).
  • Upper Vailsburg: Off South Orange Avenue, Upper Vailsburg offers a strong sense of community and plenty of mom-and-pop stores to browse through.
  • Forest Hill: This section of town, located in the North Ward, possesses a racially and economically diverse mix of people and incomes and some of the most impressive homes in Newark.
  • Downtown Newark: Boasting a number of new apartment complexes and recently renovated buildings, the downtown area is a hot spot for apartment renters and offers easy access to art galleries, nightlife and dining.

 

Free Things To Do in Newark

If you're looking for an affordable activity in Newark, head to Riverfront Park to enjoy a picnic beside the water in the sprawling grassy areas, take a bike ride, or let the kids play on the playground.

 

For Families with Kids

Nicknamed "The Rock," the Prudential Center hosts a variety of exciting concerts and events every year and is home to the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils, who routinely battle it out with their rivals on the ice.

 

School Districts

The Newark Public Schools district boasts several exceptional schools, including Maria L. Varisco-Rogers Charter School, North Star Academy Charter School of Newark and Science Park High School.

 

Outdoor Living in Newark

Although Newark is known for its city living and urban surroundings, it's easy to find verdant green spaces nearby. Grab your bike or take a stroll to First Street Park, Kasberger Field, Belleville Park, West Hudson Park and a number of other public spaces.

 

Dog-friendly Newark
Moving to Newark with a a furry companion? Branch Brook Park is dog friendly, as is the beach on Gerritsen Avenue. Close by in Montclair, you'll find an off-leash park with agility equipment.  

 

Shopping and Dining

If you're looking for a little retail therapy, head over to Bloomfield Plaza, where you'll find toy stores, electronic shops, banks, pharmacies and a slew of restaurants. Grab a bite to eat at Luigi and Tony's, Belmont Tavern, Avenue Steakhouse or any of the other signature dining establishments that line busy Bloomfield Avenue. If eating in is more your style, the Stop and Shop Super Center on Franklin Street and Olive May Natural Foods are top choices for grocery shopping.

 

Nearby Beaches and Getaways from Newark

If you're searching for a fun summer beach getaway, head east to the Jersey Shore, which has gained popularity in recent years from the MTV show by the same name, or to Coney Island Beach, which features an exciting boardwalk that has arcade games, amusement rides and plenty of restaurants. New York City and Philadelphia also provide fun day excursions and can easily be accessed by car or public transportation.