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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Newark

There are a lot of grocery stores, clothing stores, restaurant's, my family and friends are cool with going to Applebee's

I like nothing about the neighborhood that I live in I just want to move from where I live at. I don't know any one in my neighborhood

My neighborhood borders on Irvington and S Orange NJ. My favorite restaurants are the South Orange Village. I like going to Miti Miti.

Nice area restaurants close to every thing sll walkable lots of restaurants and shops ext next to airport and trains station

The unique thing about my neighborhood is that it would never change. There are plenty restaurants, local groceries stores. There are a few recreation parks for kids.

There is a park nearby for the kids that I like to take my kids to. It is very big and clean and has alot of activities there o

Who Lives Here

Newark Demographics


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How expensive is it in Newark?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Jul '24$2567$2680$2300$2500
Jun '24$2567$2680$2200$2200
May '24$2685$2500$2100$2599
Apr '24$2700$2637$2250$2350
Mar '24$2157$2555$2100$2500
Feb '24$2525$2350$2595$2200
Jan '24$2525$2429$2298$2250
Dec '23$2142$2507$2000$2250
Nov '23$2162$2197$2200$2200
Oct '23$2000$2397$2100$2250
Sep '23$2000$2537$2100$2250
Aug '23$2000$2557$1900$2400
Jul '23$2000$2810$2300$2300

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Newark

Newark Transportation

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Transportation Scores

Percentage: 7878

Walk Score®



Say 44 of 84 renters

Has Sidewalks


Say 56 of 84 renters

Percentage: 5454

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly


Say 49 of 84 renters

Percentage: 6565

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation


Say 53 of 84 renters

Need A Car


Say 55 of 84 renters

Top Scores: Nightlife, Medicine, Grocery

Things To Do In Newark

Top Score


4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Get your dance shoes on, Newark looks good for nightlife.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 84% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 28% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Solid grocery game.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 94% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size


3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rest assured, you won't go hungry around here.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 25% more restaurants than areas of a similar size


3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Oh la latte, not a bad spot for getting a cup of joe.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 16% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size


3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll be living the park life in Newark.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 31% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! Newark scores high for health and fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 30% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in Newark are at full-throttle!

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 18% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If you love to shop, Newark is a good fit.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 39% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Newark doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 51% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 89% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 74% more fine art centers than average
  3. 44% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Newark Features

Area Has Litter


Say 70 of 84 renters

Noise Late At Night


Say 64 of 84 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family


Say 62 of 84 renters

Area Has Potholes


Say 60 of 84 renters

Busy Streets


Say 53 of 84 renters

Mostly Older Buildings


Say 53 of 84 renters

Near Schools


Say 53 of 84 renters

Near Grocery Stores


Say 46 of 84 renters

Nearby Parks


Say 46 of 84 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside


Say 44 of 84 renters

Quiet Area


Say 44 of 84 renters

Safe For Families


Say 45 of 84 renters

Pet Friendly


Say 46 of 84 renters

Well Lit


Say 52 of 84 renters

Near Downtown


Say 54 of 84 renters

Tree Lined Streets


Say 55 of 84 renters

Maintained Yards


Say 58 of 84 renters

Near Highways


Say 60 of 84 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings


Say 65 of 84 renters

Nice Views


Say 66 of 84 renters

Newark Education


Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Newark

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in 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 and finding affordable yet stylish apartments for rent in Newark 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!


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.

Are you raising a family? 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.

Check out our list of the top neighborhoods with apartments in Newark below:

  • Fairmount: This community of 18,000 is one of the most diverse in Newark. It has some of the highest-rated schools in the area, too. The average commute is around 35 minutes, so you’ll definitely need a car or invest in public transportation.
  • 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.
  • Newark Airport and Port Newark: Over 90 percent of the nearly 11,000 resident population rents in this neighborhood. It’s a great area for families, with many of the schools earning high marks from parents. The average commute for residents is around 30-35 minutes. Thankfully, you don’t need a car to do everything around here. The area has received a walkability score of nearly 80.
  • Newark Central Business District: Residents love this dog-friendly, well-maintained neighborhood. Many of the schools have high ratings, too. Most residents here don’t have a vehicle. Instead, they get around on foot, bike or utilize public transportation.
  • North Broadway: If you’re looking for a densely populated, urban neighborhood, consider this one, which has a population of over 24,000. It’s rated #10 in the city for being one of the most diverse neighborhoods, as well as one of the best for young professionals. Residents give the community four out of five stars for affordability.
  • 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. There’s always something to see and do here! The historic neighborhood has 570 businesses and more than 170 restaurants.
  • South Broad Street: This urban neighborhood of over 16,000 people has above-average public schools. Most of the residents here rent (86 percent). Commute times vary with 31 percent averaging a commute of fewer than 30 minutes, but 28 percent traveling up to an hour to work. The walkability score is really high in this neighborhood (82), so if you prefer to walk, you can be confident knowing that there are nearby shops, restaurants and employment opportunities, as well as safe, easy-to-maneuver terrain.
  • 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 Clinton Hill: This neighborhood is home to The Prudential Center. The nearly 20,000 people who live in this neighborhood enjoy the concerts and sport events hosted at the Center. Residents give the area high marks for affordability. The walking score is high, so you can get around easily on foot. The transit and bike scores are nearly 60 points each, which means you have plenty of options to help you get around the city.
  • Weequahic: Residents in this neighborhood of nearly 30,000 enjoy the diversity and the incredible number of delicious restaurants. It’s a moderately affordable neighborhood. The commute times vary with most residents stating they have a commute of between 30 and 60 minutes. Fortunately, the walking score is really high (73), so you can get quite a bit done on foot, which is good for you and the environment!


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. Or try the Prudential Center, nicknamed “The Rock,” which 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.

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.

Moving to Newark with 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.

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.

Some of our other favorite places to venture out to in Newark include:

  • The New Jersey Performing Arts Center: A small venue with incredible acoustics, this is the place to go for concerts and dance performances. They also have some of the best of the entertainment industry, as well as leaders in civil, economic and social justice, come for intimate, in-depth interviews.
  • Newark Museum of Art: Located on Washington Street, this museum has programs for parents, kids and educators. Galleries display works of art from the Americas, Africa, Asia and the ancient Meditteranean. They also have scientific exhibits, as well as beautiful, must-see gardens.
  • Military Park: This park is home to a carousel, a Washington military statue, a bust of JFK and more. Visitors say that even with the bustle of the city and traffic, their trip to Military Park was a serene one.
  • The Jewish Museum of New Jersey: Located on Broadway, this museum hosts permanent, traveling and rotating exhibits about the Jewish people in New Jersey. Presentations utilize photographs, artifacts, texts, paintings and music to educate visitors and promote understanding of the Jewish culture and religion.
  • Save money on the AirTrain: Do you travel a lot? If so, you should make sure to try the Newark AirTrain. This 3-mile monorail system is ideal for anyone that needs to get to, from or around Newark Liberty International Airport.


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. Baltimore, New York City and Philadelphia also provide fun day excursions and can easily be accessed by car or public transportation. Located just an hour away in Colombia, NJ is the Lakota Wolf Preserve. The preserve has guided educational tours where you’ll get to witness four wolf packs, as well as bobcats and foxes.


Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we’ll help you find apartments for rent in Newark that match your needs.