/
/
newark
Last updated September 21 2020 at 1:51 PM

148 Apartments for rent in Newark, CA

📍
Check out 149 verified apartments for rent in Newark, CA with rents starting as low as $1850. Some apartments for rent in Newark might offer rent specials. Look out for the
$
rent special icon!
Verified
2 Units Available
Sycamore Square
36777 Sycamore St, Newark, CA
Newark
1 Bedroom
$2,295
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,695
859 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 01:39 PM
Excellent location in Newark, close to busy Thornton Ave. Residents enjoy in-unit bathtubs, microwave and range. Community offers BBQ area, gated access and one assigned parking space.
Verified
24 Units Available
Sycamore Bay
37171 Sycamore St, Newark, CA
Newark
1 Bedroom
$2,136
687 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,623
1039 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:42 PM
Luxury apartments feature granite counters, walk-in closets and air conditioning. Internet access and private alarm system. Community benefits include clubhouse, pool table and car wash area. Pet-friendly, and close to Ash Street Park.
Verified
5 Units Available
Cedar on the Blvd.
6054 Cedar Boulevard, Newark, CA
Newark
2 Bedrooms
$2,550
850 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:33 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Cedar on the Blvd. in Newark. View photos, descriptions and more!
Verified
Contact for Availability
Alderwood Park
37057 Magnolia St, Newark, CA
Newark
1 Bedroom
$1,857
685 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,268
880 sqft
Last updated September 17 at 09:05 PM
Located just blocks from Santa Clara Central Park and the Mariposa Gardens Shopping Center. Units with full-size washers and dryers, covered entries and sliding glass doors with vertical blinds.
1 Unit Available
6137 Joaquin Murieta Ave
6137 Joaquin Murieta Avenue, Newark, CA
Newark
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
1424 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:52 PM
Greg Lanet - 925-785-2129 - Quiet, pleasant neighborhood with trees and green spaces, nice to walk/jog in.
1 Unit Available
8528 Bayshores Avenue - 1
8528 Bayshores Ave, Newark, CA
Newark
4 Bedrooms
$4,200
2011 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 02:45 PM
Gorgeous home located in Bayshores Master Community! The open floor plan includes 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, one bedroom and one bathroom conveniently located on the first floor.
1 Unit Available
7594 Mayhews Landing Rd
7594 Mayhews Landing Road, Newark, CA
Newark
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
1048 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
Bright 3 Bd/1.
1 Unit Available
8346 Juniper Ave.
8346 Juniper Avenue, Newark, CA
Newark
3 Bedrooms
$3,390
1580 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
$3,290 / STUNNING 3 BEDROOM NEWARK REMODEL... SINGLE STORY WITH GORGEOUS YARD - The nicest and largest single story rental in Newark.
1 Unit Available
5245 Edgewater Dr, Newark, CA 94560
5245 Edgewater Drive, Newark, CA
Newark
4 Bedrooms
$3,850
1750 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
Welcome home to this beautifully updated 4 beds, 2 bath, 1750 sq ft single story home on a 6500 sq ft lot, located in the highly desirable Newark Lake community.
1 Unit Available
5809 DOLBEER WAY
5809 Dolbeer Way, Newark, CA
Newark
3 Bedrooms
$3,499
1709 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
Available 09/25/20 Excellent 2016 built townhome available for rent. - Property Id: 346669 Beautiful townhome/condo available to rent from September 25th onwards. The home is in excellent condition and is a corner unit with lots of natural light.
1 Unit Available
6411 BAINE AVENUE Unit D
6411 Baine Avenue, Newark, CA
Newark
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
750 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
6411 Baine Avenue Unit D, Newark, CA 94560, United States - Garage - Attached;Driveway Parking - Lease Term : Shortest = 6 Months, Desired = 12 Months, Longest = 24 Months - Deposit : Deposit : 3000 - Pet Policy : No Pets Allowed - Laundry :
1 Unit Available
6003 Joaquin Murieta Avenue #A
6003 Joaquin Murieta Avenue, Newark, CA
Newark
3 Bedrooms
$2,725
1398 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:42 AM
6003 Joaquin Murieta Avenue #A, Newark, CA 94560 - This property is available NOW This two story condo located in Newark features three bedrooms, two and one half bathrooms, living room and a dining area.
1 Unit Available
36792 Bishop Street
36792 Bishop Street, Newark, CA
Newark
3 Bedrooms
$3,350
1800 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 09:37 AM
36792 Bishop Street Available 05/15/20 Pristine home! Custom quality. - Most agree that this home is a winner. Totally remodeled and upgraded to custom quality.
Results within 1 mile of Newark
$
Verified
12 Units Available
Archstone Fremont Center
39410 Civic Center Dr, Fremont, CA
Baylands
1 Bedroom
$2,300
869 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,687
1088 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Last updated September 21 at 01:51 PM
Stunning, mid-rise community near Fremont Hub and Fremont Plaza. On-site amenities include 24-hour gym, business center, pool, media room and internet cafe. Green community. Garage available. Pet-friendly.
$
Verified
12 Units Available
Casa Serena
36000 Fremont Boulevard, Fremont, CA
Studio
Ask
1 Bedroom
$1,925
610 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,335
835 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 01:40 PM
At Casa Serena, our floor plans are designed with you in mind and offer the flexibility you need to make the most out of your new home. From studios to one and two-bedroom apartments, you will find the home that's "just right" for you.
Verified
5 Units Available
Ardenwood Forest
5016 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, CA
Ardenwood
Studio
Ask
1 Bedroom
$1,995
548 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,320
864 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 01:39 PM
On Paseo Padre Parkway just minutes from I-880. All-electric kitchens, built-in fireplaces, and washers and dryers inside the units. Huge bedrooms, and water, garbage, and sewage are included.
Verified
3 Units Available
Sundale North Apartments
39900 Blacow Rd, Fremont, CA
Sundale
1 Bedroom
$1,825
585 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,325
935 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 01:39 PM
Sundale North and South...the place to live for commuter convenience and comfort. This garden style community has four sparkling pools, two BBQ areas, dry saunas, and a beautiful clubhouse for private parties.
$
Verified
18 Units Available
Countrywood
4555 Thornton Ave, Fremont, CA
Cabrillo
1 Bedroom
$1,715
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,615
830 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 01:39 PM
Situated in a tranquil, park-like setting, Countrywood Apartment Homes offers you the relaxation you crave and the variety of choices you deserve.
Verified
25 Units Available
Northgate Savoy
34077 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, CA
Northgate
Studio
$1,800
501 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,900
682 sqft
2 Bedrooms
Ask
Last updated September 21 at 12:42 PM
Located close to Northgate Community Park, shopping and schools. Units come with vertical blinds, ceiling fans and cable hookups. Community includes on-site laundry, parking and pool.
Verified
6 Units Available
Pinebrook Apartments
35995 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA
Cabrillo
Studio
Ask
1 Bedroom
$2,150
622 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,274
744 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:42 PM
A two-story community with a beautiful courtyard, resort-like pool and greenspace. Smoke-free. Apartments feature updated appliances and a patio or balcony. Onsite carports, gym and grill area. Near the high school.
Verified
5 Units Available
Metro Fremont
4444 Hansen Ave, Fremont, CA
Centerville
1 Bedroom
$1,925
676 sqft
2 Bedrooms
Ask
Last updated September 21 at 12:42 PM
Located where the East Bay meets the Silicon Valley, Metro Fremont apartments is a commuter’s haven. Our newly renovated community with one and two-bedroom floorplans is the perfect place to call home.
1 Unit Available
39359 Sutter Drive
39359 Sutter Drive, Fremont, CA
Sundale
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
996 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
Wonderful single story home located in Sundale Neighborhood of Fremont - Wonderful single story home located in quiet Sundale Neighborhood of Fremont. Home has freshly painted interior, refinished hardwood floors throughout the entire home.
Contact for Availability
39036 Sonora Ct, Fremont, CA 94538
39036 Sonora Court, Fremont, CA
Sundale
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Last updated September 21 at 11:50 AM
Quiet and safe neighborhood. Easy access to highway and supermarkets. Spacious master room and living room. Large backyard. Renters pay all utilities. Up to one small cat or dog permitted. No smoking allowed. (RLNE6085864)
1 Unit Available
34530 Milburn Terrace
34530 Milburn Terrace, Fremont, CA
Ardenwood
3 Bedrooms
$2,995
1571 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
34530 Milburn Terrace Fremont, CA 94555 - This property is available NOW This two-story house ideally located in Fremont offers three bedrooms, two and one half bathrooms, living room, dining area, and a two car garage.

Median Rent in Newark

Last updated Mar. 2015
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Newark is $2,374, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,983.
Studio
$1,932
1 Bed
$2,374
2 Beds
$2,983
3+ Beds
$4,013
Find More Rentals By

Bedrooms

Newark 1 Bedroom ApartmentsNewark 2 Bedroom Apartments

Bedrooms

Find More Rentals in Nearby
Find an apartment for rent in Newark, CA

Searching for an apartment for rent in Newark, CA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 149 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Newark. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The median rent in Newark is $1,932 for a studio, $2,374 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $2,983 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Newark apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust ApartmentList.com to help you find your next Newark, CA apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Newark?
In Newark, the median rent is $1,932 for a studio, $2,374 for a 1-bedroom, $2,983 for a 2-bedroom, and $4,013 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Newark, check out our monthly Newark Rent Report.
How much is rent in Newark?
In Newark, the median rent is $1,932 for a studio, $2,374 for a 1-bedroom, $2,983 for a 2-bedroom, and $4,013 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Newark, check out our monthly Newark Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Newark?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Newark apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Newark?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Newark apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Newark properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Newark properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Newark?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Newark.
How much should I pay for rent in Newark?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Newark.
How can I find off-campus housing in Newark?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Newark. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California College of the Arts, University of California-Hastings College of Law, California State University-East Bay, University of California-Berkeley, and University of California-San Francisco.
How can I find off-campus housing in Newark?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Newark. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California College of the Arts, University of California-Hastings College of Law, California State University-East Bay, University of California-Berkeley, and University of California-San Francisco.
City GuideNewark
"Hey, we're not New Jersey!" While that's not the official motto of Newark, California, perhaps it should be. The two cities have little in common beyond both being in the United States. Well, they are both close to oceans, albeit different ones. The California incarnation takes its name from Newark Castle in Port Glasgow, Scotland, not the English city that inspired the naming of Newark, New Jersey.
"Hey, we're not New Jersey!" While that's not the official motto of Newark, California, perhaps it should be. The two cities have little in common beyond both being in the United States. Well, they are both close to oceans, albeit different ones. The California incarnation takes its name from Newark Castle in Port Glasgow, Scotland, not the English city that inspired the naming of Newark, New Jersey.

Newark is what's known as an enclave city, meaning it is surrounded by another larger city. Think the Vatican, but with less impressive museums and not quite as much ceremony on the cultural calendar. With the city of Fremont surrounding its land mass and the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge to the west, Newark sits comfortably as a part of the greater San Francisco Bay metro area. The Dumbarton Bridge across the bay to Palo Alto puts Newark in the mix when talking about Silicon Valley cities. The technology capital of the world's heartbeat is felt through the region and influences everything from real estate to lifestyle, employment and standard of living. The weather is truly delightful, rarely turning frightful, and the views can be downright amazing.

Moving to Newar

KWith a vacancy rate of just over 3 percent, Newark, like the majority of the Bay Area, is a place wherein finding an apartment to rent takes time and research. Not to mention, you might not be able to get a lease on your first choice property. Be prepared to start looking as soon as you even consider moving, and be flexible--gymnast flexible. You won't likely need to sign off your first born, just don't be surprised when you are asked for high credit requirements and deposits. Take your search seriously and be prepared to give out more information than you might expect. Don't be late for showing appointments and remember to make the best first impression you can. It's important to remind yourself that it's likely every property you look at will have multiple applicants. Try to make yourself standout in positive ways to enhance your chances.

Newark has a population of around 43,000, making it a small player in the greater Bay Area real estate market. People seeking homes for rent in Newark typically work nearby or want easy access to the Dumbarton Bridge for a short commute. Another group of potential renters is made up by people who are just looking for a good place somewhere in the region. With the vacancy rate so low, that's a compromise that is frequently made. Winter is the slowest season when it comes to moving around these parts, so try to do your searching then, if possible. Even though it is relatively small, there are distinct neighborhoods in the city that offer different options. Here's a look at some of them.

Moving to Newar
+

KWith a vacancy rate of just over 3 percent, Newark, like the majority of the Bay Area, is a place wherein finding an apartment to rent takes time and research. Not to mention, you might not be able to get a lease on your first choice property. Be prepared to start looking as soon as you even consider moving, and be flexible--gymnast flexible. You won't likely need to sign off your first born, just don't be surprised when you are asked for high credit requirements and deposits. Take your search seriously and be prepared to give out more information than you might expect. Don't be late for showing appointments and remember to make the best first impression you can. It's important to remind yourself that it's likely every property you look at will have multiple applicants. Try to make yourself standout in positive ways to enhance your chances.

Newark has a population of around 43,000, making it a small player in the greater Bay Area real estate market. People seeking homes for rent in Newark typically work nearby or want easy access to the Dumbarton Bridge for a short commute. Another group of potential renters is made up by people who are just looking for a good place somewhere in the region. With the vacancy rate so low, that's a compromise that is frequently made. Winter is the slowest season when it comes to moving around these parts, so try to do your searching then, if possible. Even though it is relatively small, there are distinct neighborhoods in the city that offer different options. Here's a look at some of them.

Neighborhoods

Jarvis Landing:The residential areas are fronted by industrial zones and the big evaporation ponds of the Cargill Salt, one of the 10 biggest employers in Newark. Salt is literally taken straight from the sea through environmentally friendly evaporation processes. Monthly rent isn't inexpensive around the Bay Area but Jarvis Landing is a relative bargain. Condos and apartments for rent with all bills paid aren't easy to find.

NewPark Mall:The community to the south and west of Newpark Mall is fairly standard suburban mixed-use. There are quite a few complexes of different ages that do offer more choice than some surrounding areas.

Stonecress:To the west of the Nimitz Freeway (I-680) and on the north side of NewPark Mall is the established recreational area of Stonecress. Find leafy boulevards and quiet neighborhood streets for the most part.

Baine Ave:Follow Cherry Street to the northwest from Stonecress and find another nice residential zone with a nice mix of quality housing options. Civic Center Park and the Newark Square Shopping Center add flavor to the area.

City Center:The downtown area of Newark really isn't that recognizable as a downtown, it's more like a continuation of a suburban network of neighborhoods. You won't find any skyscrapers or A-list nightspots, but the central zone does have some of the more competitive rental pricing in town and it's possible to find places with all bills paid as part of the agreement. A big number of Asian restaurants help add culinary flavor.

Newark Boulevard, Orleans:This part of town includes the exclusive Lakeshore Park Community with its artificial island occupied by expensive homes. Rentals in the area aren't as plentiful as other parts of town and when you find one, don't be shy with the wallet.

Neighborhoods
+

Jarvis Landing:The residential areas are fronted by industrial zones and the big evaporation ponds of the Cargill Salt, one of the 10 biggest employers in Newark. Salt is literally taken straight from the sea through environmentally friendly evaporation processes. Monthly rent isn't inexpensive around the Bay Area but Jarvis Landing is a relative bargain. Condos and apartments for rent with all bills paid aren't easy to find.

NewPark Mall:The community to the south and west of Newpark Mall is fairly standard suburban mixed-use. There are quite a few complexes of different ages that do offer more choice than some surrounding areas.

Stonecress:To the west of the Nimitz Freeway (I-680) and on the north side of NewPark Mall is the established recreational area of Stonecress. Find leafy boulevards and quiet neighborhood streets for the most part.

Baine Ave:Follow Cherry Street to the northwest from Stonecress and find another nice residential zone with a nice mix of quality housing options. Civic Center Park and the Newark Square Shopping Center add flavor to the area.

City Center:The downtown area of Newark really isn't that recognizable as a downtown, it's more like a continuation of a suburban network of neighborhoods. You won't find any skyscrapers or A-list nightspots, but the central zone does have some of the more competitive rental pricing in town and it's possible to find places with all bills paid as part of the agreement. A big number of Asian restaurants help add culinary flavor.

Newark Boulevard, Orleans:This part of town includes the exclusive Lakeshore Park Community with its artificial island occupied by expensive homes. Rentals in the area aren't as plentiful as other parts of town and when you find one, don't be shy with the wallet.

Living in Newar

KThe entire South Bay area is one of the most highly-desired metro areas in the United States. The weather is Mediterranean-seeming, meaning mild winters and dry summers. Unlike areas further inland, Newark is close enough to the cooling influences of the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean to stay relatively even over the season. Rain comes almost exclusively in the months between October and April. The quote "The coldest winter I ever spent was the summer I spent in San Francisco," incorrectly attributed to Mark Twain, doesn't apply as much here. Far enough away to stay out of the fog most of the time, summer temps are warmer but rarely too hot. It might not be paradise, but the weather sure is great!

Everything that makes the Bay Area so incredibly desired as a place to live is nearby when you put down roots in Newark. Drive across the Dumbarton Bridge and be on your way to professional sports, great educational institutions, beaches, redwood groves, and untold cultural opportunities. It's not hard to imagine spending each weekend exploring new sights and experiences and taking years to get back to where you started. Go to the coast and travel just a little south to see all the sea life of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and test your cornering skills on the Big Sur drive.

Everything that makes this little slice of North America desirable to live in also makes the rents higher than average. Once you get over the initial sticker shock, be ready to have more entertainment options than you might be used to - and be prepared to drive to get to them. Consider using mass transit or car sharing plans to get away from paying higher-than-average gas prices. No, it's not New Jersey - Newark, California might not be everything you think of that represents the California Dream, but hey, it's all within driving distance!

Living in Newar
+

KThe entire South Bay area is one of the most highly-desired metro areas in the United States. The weather is Mediterranean-seeming, meaning mild winters and dry summers. Unlike areas further inland, Newark is close enough to the cooling influences of the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean to stay relatively even over the season. Rain comes almost exclusively in the months between October and April. The quote "The coldest winter I ever spent was the summer I spent in San Francisco," incorrectly attributed to Mark Twain, doesn't apply as much here. Far enough away to stay out of the fog most of the time, summer temps are warmer but rarely too hot. It might not be paradise, but the weather sure is great!

Everything that makes the Bay Area so incredibly desired as a place to live is nearby when you put down roots in Newark. Drive across the Dumbarton Bridge and be on your way to professional sports, great educational institutions, beaches, redwood groves, and untold cultural opportunities. It's not hard to imagine spending each weekend exploring new sights and experiences and taking years to get back to where you started. Go to the coast and travel just a little south to see all the sea life of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and test your cornering skills on the Big Sur drive.

Everything that makes this little slice of North America desirable to live in also makes the rents higher than average. Once you get over the initial sticker shock, be ready to have more entertainment options than you might be used to - and be prepared to drive to get to them. Consider using mass transit or car sharing plans to get away from paying higher-than-average gas prices. No, it's not New Jersey - Newark, California might not be everything you think of that represents the California Dream, but hey, it's all within driving distance!

Read More
City GuideNewark
"Hey, we're not New Jersey!" While that's not the official motto of Newark, California, perhaps it should be. The two cities have little in common beyond both being in the United States. Well, they are both close to oceans, albeit different ones. The California incarnation takes its name from Newark Castle in Port Glasgow, Scotland, not the English city that inspired the naming of Newark, New Jersey.
"Hey, we're not New Jersey!" While that's not the official motto of Newark, California, perhaps it should be. The two cities have little in common beyond both being in the United States. Well, they are both close to oceans, albeit different ones. The California incarnation takes its name from Newark Castle in Port Glasgow, Scotland, not the English city that inspired the naming of Newark, New Jersey.

Newark is what's known as an enclave city, meaning it is surrounded by another larger city. Think the Vatican, but with less impressive museums and not quite as much ceremony on the cultural calendar. With the city of Fremont surrounding its land mass and the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge to the west, Newark sits comfortably as a part of the greater San Francisco Bay metro area. The Dumbarton Bridge across the bay to Palo Alto puts Newark in the mix when talking about Silicon Valley cities. The technology capital of the world's heartbeat is felt through the region and influences everything from real estate to lifestyle, employment and standard of living. The weather is truly delightful, rarely turning frightful, and the views can be downright amazing.

Moving to Newar

KWith a vacancy rate of just over 3 percent, Newark, like the majority of the Bay Area, is a place wherein finding an apartment to rent takes time and research. Not to mention, you might not be able to get a lease on your first choice property. Be prepared to start looking as soon as you even consider moving, and be flexible--gymnast flexible. You won't likely need to sign off your first born, just don't be surprised when you are asked for high credit requirements and deposits. Take your search seriously and be prepared to give out more information than you might expect. Don't be late for showing appointments and remember to make the best first impression you can. It's important to remind yourself that it's likely every property you look at will have multiple applicants. Try to make yourself standout in positive ways to enhance your chances.

Newark has a population of around 43,000, making it a small player in the greater Bay Area real estate market. People seeking homes for rent in Newark typically work nearby or want easy access to the Dumbarton Bridge for a short commute. Another group of potential renters is made up by people who are just looking for a good place somewhere in the region. With the vacancy rate so low, that's a compromise that is frequently made. Winter is the slowest season when it comes to moving around these parts, so try to do your searching then, if possible. Even though it is relatively small, there are distinct neighborhoods in the city that offer different options. Here's a look at some of them.

Moving to Newar
+

KWith a vacancy rate of just over 3 percent, Newark, like the majority of the Bay Area, is a place wherein finding an apartment to rent takes time and research. Not to mention, you might not be able to get a lease on your first choice property. Be prepared to start looking as soon as you even consider moving, and be flexible--gymnast flexible. You won't likely need to sign off your first born, just don't be surprised when you are asked for high credit requirements and deposits. Take your search seriously and be prepared to give out more information than you might expect. Don't be late for showing appointments and remember to make the best first impression you can. It's important to remind yourself that it's likely every property you look at will have multiple applicants. Try to make yourself standout in positive ways to enhance your chances.

Newark has a population of around 43,000, making it a small player in the greater Bay Area real estate market. People seeking homes for rent in Newark typically work nearby or want easy access to the Dumbarton Bridge for a short commute. Another group of potential renters is made up by people who are just looking for a good place somewhere in the region. With the vacancy rate so low, that's a compromise that is frequently made. Winter is the slowest season when it comes to moving around these parts, so try to do your searching then, if possible. Even though it is relatively small, there are distinct neighborhoods in the city that offer different options. Here's a look at some of them.

Neighborhoods

Jarvis Landing:The residential areas are fronted by industrial zones and the big evaporation ponds of the Cargill Salt, one of the 10 biggest employers in Newark. Salt is literally taken straight from the sea through environmentally friendly evaporation processes. Monthly rent isn't inexpensive around the Bay Area but Jarvis Landing is a relative bargain. Condos and apartments for rent with all bills paid aren't easy to find.

NewPark Mall:The community to the south and west of Newpark Mall is fairly standard suburban mixed-use. There are quite a few complexes of different ages that do offer more choice than some surrounding areas.

Stonecress:To the west of the Nimitz Freeway (I-680) and on the north side of NewPark Mall is the established recreational area of Stonecress. Find leafy boulevards and quiet neighborhood streets for the most part.

Baine Ave:Follow Cherry Street to the northwest from Stonecress and find another nice residential zone with a nice mix of quality housing options. Civic Center Park and the Newark Square Shopping Center add flavor to the area.

City Center:The downtown area of Newark really isn't that recognizable as a downtown, it's more like a continuation of a suburban network of neighborhoods. You won't find any skyscrapers or A-list nightspots, but the central zone does have some of the more competitive rental pricing in town and it's possible to find places with all bills paid as part of the agreement. A big number of Asian restaurants help add culinary flavor.

Newark Boulevard, Orleans:This part of town includes the exclusive Lakeshore Park Community with its artificial island occupied by expensive homes. Rentals in the area aren't as plentiful as other parts of town and when you find one, don't be shy with the wallet.

Neighborhoods
+

Jarvis Landing:The residential areas are fronted by industrial zones and the big evaporation ponds of the Cargill Salt, one of the 10 biggest employers in Newark. Salt is literally taken straight from the sea through environmentally friendly evaporation processes. Monthly rent isn't inexpensive around the Bay Area but Jarvis Landing is a relative bargain. Condos and apartments for rent with all bills paid aren't easy to find.

NewPark Mall:The community to the south and west of Newpark Mall is fairly standard suburban mixed-use. There are quite a few complexes of different ages that do offer more choice than some surrounding areas.

Stonecress:To the west of the Nimitz Freeway (I-680) and on the north side of NewPark Mall is the established recreational area of Stonecress. Find leafy boulevards and quiet neighborhood streets for the most part.

Baine Ave:Follow Cherry Street to the northwest from Stonecress and find another nice residential zone with a nice mix of quality housing options. Civic Center Park and the Newark Square Shopping Center add flavor to the area.

City Center:The downtown area of Newark really isn't that recognizable as a downtown, it's more like a continuation of a suburban network of neighborhoods. You won't find any skyscrapers or A-list nightspots, but the central zone does have some of the more competitive rental pricing in town and it's possible to find places with all bills paid as part of the agreement. A big number of Asian restaurants help add culinary flavor.

Newark Boulevard, Orleans:This part of town includes the exclusive Lakeshore Park Community with its artificial island occupied by expensive homes. Rentals in the area aren't as plentiful as other parts of town and when you find one, don't be shy with the wallet.

Living in Newar

KThe entire South Bay area is one of the most highly-desired metro areas in the United States. The weather is Mediterranean-seeming, meaning mild winters and dry summers. Unlike areas further inland, Newark is close enough to the cooling influences of the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean to stay relatively even over the season. Rain comes almost exclusively in the months between October and April. The quote "The coldest winter I ever spent was the summer I spent in San Francisco," incorrectly attributed to Mark Twain, doesn't apply as much here. Far enough away to stay out of the fog most of the time, summer temps are warmer but rarely too hot. It might not be paradise, but the weather sure is great!

Everything that makes the Bay Area so incredibly desired as a place to live is nearby when you put down roots in Newark. Drive across the Dumbarton Bridge and be on your way to professional sports, great educational institutions, beaches, redwood groves, and untold cultural opportunities. It's not hard to imagine spending each weekend exploring new sights and experiences and taking years to get back to where you started. Go to the coast and travel just a little south to see all the sea life of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and test your cornering skills on the Big Sur drive.

Everything that makes this little slice of North America desirable to live in also makes the rents higher than average. Once you get over the initial sticker shock, be ready to have more entertainment options than you might be used to - and be prepared to drive to get to them. Consider using mass transit or car sharing plans to get away from paying higher-than-average gas prices. No, it's not New Jersey - Newark, California might not be everything you think of that represents the California Dream, but hey, it's all within driving distance!

Living in Newar
+

KThe entire South Bay area is one of the most highly-desired metro areas in the United States. The weather is Mediterranean-seeming, meaning mild winters and dry summers. Unlike areas further inland, Newark is close enough to the cooling influences of the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean to stay relatively even over the season. Rain comes almost exclusively in the months between October and April. The quote "The coldest winter I ever spent was the summer I spent in San Francisco," incorrectly attributed to Mark Twain, doesn't apply as much here. Far enough away to stay out of the fog most of the time, summer temps are warmer but rarely too hot. It might not be paradise, but the weather sure is great!

Everything that makes the Bay Area so incredibly desired as a place to live is nearby when you put down roots in Newark. Drive across the Dumbarton Bridge and be on your way to professional sports, great educational institutions, beaches, redwood groves, and untold cultural opportunities. It's not hard to imagine spending each weekend exploring new sights and experiences and taking years to get back to where you started. Go to the coast and travel just a little south to see all the sea life of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and test your cornering skills on the Big Sur drive.

Everything that makes this little slice of North America desirable to live in also makes the rents higher than average. Once you get over the initial sticker shock, be ready to have more entertainment options than you might be used to - and be prepared to drive to get to them. Consider using mass transit or car sharing plans to get away from paying higher-than-average gas prices. No, it's not New Jersey - Newark, California might not be everything you think of that represents the California Dream, but hey, it's all within driving distance!