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521 Apartments for rent in Clifton, NJ

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AVE Clifton
743 Passaic Ave
Clifton, NJ | Rosemawr
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,033
1163 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:42 PM
Enjoy unparalleled apartment living at AVE Clifton – newly renovated, spacious apartments with open floor plans, chef-inspired kitchens, abundant closet space, full-size washers and dryers in residence, and private balconies.
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13 Units Available
Country Club Towers
140 Hepburn Rd
Clifton, NJ | Brookdale
Studio
$1,490
628 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,895
937 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,220
1500 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:01 PM
Country Club Towers allows you to experience a 'way of life' with the perfect combination of charm, comfort, and convenience. Our community is located just minutes away from NYC, dining, shopping and quick access to all major travel routes.
1 Unit Available
54 East Clifton Avenue
54 East Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ | Lakeview
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
1222 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:44 AM
NOW AVAILABLE! Exclusively listed by Hudson Homes Management.
1 Unit Available
41 TRIMBLE AVE
41 Trimble Avenue
Clifton, NJ | Lakeview
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
Last updated November 24 at 11:43 PM
Lovely 2nd & 3d fl of a owner occupied one family home. 2 bedrooms 1 bath, use of backyard, plenty of on street parking. . a must see.
1 Unit Available
575 Grove St Unit H-5
575 Grove Street
Clifton, NJ | Montclair Heights
2 Bedrooms
$2,600
1488 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:43 PM
Gorgeous townhouse Montclair Heights, features 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms with a bonus room perfect for exercise entertainment or library. One car garage, laundry. Central Air.
1 Unit Available
22 EVERGREEN DR
22 Evergreen Drive
Clifton, NJ | Delawanna
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
Last updated November 24 at 11:43 PM
MOVE RIGHT IN TO THIS FIRST FL RENOVATED 2BED, 2BATH CONDO, MASTER SUITE WITH WALK-IN-CLOSET & BATH, LAUNDRY IN UNIT, KITCHEN HAS SS APPL. NEAR SHOPPING, TRANSIT, RESTAURANTS..A MUST SEE TENANTS PAY FOR FIRST 100.00 OF REPAIRS.
1 Unit Available
8 IVY CT
8 Ivy Court
Clifton, NJ | Albion
2 Bedrooms
$1,775
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 11:43 PM
Recently renovated 2nd floor apartment in a 2-family home. Hardwood floors, newer kitchen and appliances, updated bathroom, newer windows, laundry in basement (washer/dryer provided) A must see!
1 Unit Available
211 Riverwalk Way
211 Riverwalk Way
Clifton, NJ | Delawanna
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
1720 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:43 PM
2 bed/2.5 bath w/bonus loft. Kitchen has breakfast bar w/pantry. Sunlite living room w/ vaulted ceiling. M/B w/ensuite bath, WIC & balcony CA. Outdoor pool, tennis courts.Close to shopping & restaurants. Easy commute to NYC.
1 Unit Available
22 E CLIFTON AVE
22 East Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ | Lakeview
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
Last updated November 24 at 11:43 PM
Newly Renovated 1st Fl Apartment In 2 Family Home. New Kitchen And Dining Area, 2 Bedrooms, Living Room & Bath. Newly Painted And New Floors Throughout! Front Porch, Use Of Backyard & A Storage Space In Basement.
1 Unit Available
565 GROVE ST
565 Grove Street
Clifton, NJ | Montclair Heights
Studio
$1,750
422 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated November 24 at 11:43 PM
This won?t last! Stunning 1 bedroom 1 full bathroom condo rental in Montclair Heights neighborhood of Clifton.
1 Unit Available
32 SERVEN PL
32 Serven Place
Clifton, NJ
3 Bedrooms
$2,625
1305 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:43 PM
This beautifully renovated single family home boasts three bedrooms and two baths, on an adorable cul-de-sac street, in desirable Clifton.
1 Unit Available
890 ALLWOOD RD
890 Allwood Road
Clifton, NJ | Richfield
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,650
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 11:43 PM
Renovated 2 nd fl. apt, hardwood floors, recess lighting, window dressing, lr, dining area, granite kit ,laundry on premises, parking for 2 cars on site, Heat and Hot Water Included... Close to major Highways and Shopping ....NO PETS OF ANY KIND ...
1 Unit Available
11 JAMES ST
11 James Street
Clifton, NJ | Botany Section
1 Bedroom
$1,550
Last updated November 24 at 11:43 PM
Large Updated 1 Bedroom apartment. Updated kitchen w/ SS appliances and tile bathroom with double sink. Shared use of yard, laundry hookups. Landlord will provide water, tenant is responsible for all other utilities. 1 month realtor fee and 1.
1 Unit Available
103 E 6TH ST
103 East 6th Street
Clifton, NJ | Lakeview
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
Last updated November 24 at 11:43 PM
MOVE IN READY! This is a beautiful fully renovated apartment with 2 spacious bedrooms with ample closet space. An updated modern kitchen with granite countertop, lovely floor tiles and SS appliances.
1 Unit Available
2 WESTERVELT PL
2 Westervelt Place
Clifton, NJ | Dutch Hill
1 Bedroom
$1,450
Last updated November 24 at 11:43 PM
Meticulously cleaned and freshly painted 1 bedroom Condo in the Dutch Hill section overlooking Weasel Brook Park featuring: beautifully tiled bathroom, gleaming hardwood floors, 2 wall ACs, & kitchen with refrigerator, built-in microwave, & gas
1 Unit Available
420 LAKEVIEW AVE
420 Lakeview Avenue
Clifton, NJ | Lakeview
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
Last updated November 24 at 11:43 PM
Beautifully renovated 4 bedroom, 2 bath apartment with large rooms, wood floors, "bonus" room for office, and washer/dryer in unit. All four bedrooms are very spacious with newer windows, crown molding, and wood floors.
1 Unit Available
13 WHITEWELD TER
13 Whiteweld Ter
Clifton, NJ
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
Last updated November 24 at 11:43 PM
Immaculate Wyndham Model Townhouse end unit features updated kitchen with granite, stainless steel appliances, dining room, 9" Ceilings, living room w/marble gas fireplace, recessing lighting, 2 Bedroom w/Cathedral ceilings.
1 Unit Available
50 MERSELIS AVE
50 Merselis Avenue
Clifton, NJ | Lakeview
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
Last updated November 24 at 11:43 PM
Welcome home! A beautiful, freshly painted 2 bedroom apartment with a nice layout offers a large eat-in kitchen that opens to a cozy living room. Generous closet space, washer/dryer in the unit.
1 Unit Available
620 VAN HOUTEN AVE
620 Van Houten Avenue
Clifton, NJ | Athenia
1 Bedroom
$1,400
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 11:43 PM
2nd floor features: 1 BR,LivRm,KITCHEN,Full Bath. Freshly Painted,laminate &Rugs. Blocks away from Clifton Blvd Train&Passaic Ave Train. Conveniently near Major Highways:3.17.21,46 & Parkway/Turnpike.
1 Unit Available
76 E 2ND ST
76 East 2nd Street
Clifton, NJ | Lakeview
1 Bedroom
$1,200
Last updated November 24 at 11:43 PM
Welcome to this cozy and clean second floor apartment in a nice residential area, Apartment offers a spacious living room with closet, Eat in kitchen with Pantry , full bathroom with a tub, one bedroom with a closet, lots of attic space for storage
1 Unit Available
152 GEORGE RUSSELL WAY
152 George Russell Way
Clifton, NJ
Studio
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2 Bedrooms
$2,900
1900 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:43 PM
Welcome to the Cambridge Crossing Gated Community! Summit Model. Beautifully landscaped grounds w. community pool, gym, tennis courts, sauna & club house.
1 Unit Available
204 DEMOTT AVE
204 Demott Avenue
Clifton, NJ | Dutch Hill
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
Last updated November 24 at 11:43 PM
Pick your paint colors and move in December 1. 2 bed, 1 bath on 1st floor of a 2 family. Living room flows to dining room. Large kitchen with walkout to fenced back yard. Pets are negotiable. 2 bed, 1 bath on the 1st floor of a duplex.
1 Unit Available
159 Hamilton Avenue
159 Hamilton Avenue
Clifton, NJ | Lakeview
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
1200 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 08:05 AM
Strategically located near to route 20, 21, 46 & 80. Apt. Will be available to show by the end of November.
1 Unit Available
362 HARDING AVE
362 Harding Avenue
Clifton, NJ | Middle Village
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
Last updated April 30 at 01:19 AM
Move in ready 2nd floor apartment w/ finished hardwood floors offering trendy kitchen w/ granite counter tops, SS appliances, & pantry space. Living room w/ lots of natural light, formal dining room, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and an unfinished attic.
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Apartment Rentals in Clifton start at $1,450/month.
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While some Clifton 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.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Clifton. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Kean University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Essex County College, Hudson County Community College, and New Jersey City University.
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Clifton
Many scenes from the TV show "The Sopranos" were filmed in Clifton, but despite the cinematic mafia connection, you wont have to watch out for gangsters here.
Many scenes from the TV show "The Sopranos" were filmed in Clifton, but despite the cinematic mafia connection, you wont have to watch out for gangsters here.

New York City is one of the most exciting and interesting cities in the entire world, but you pay dearly for the privilege. High rents for cramped quarters being the biggest price you have to pay. Considering this, nearby New Jersey starts to look like a great alternative when it comes to saving money and expanding your living space. If you plan on having kids, getting out of the city is almost a necessity, unless you really want your whole family squeezing into a 500 square foot apartment in New York. I' sure junior wouldn't be to happy about that. New Jersey is an awesome choice for affordability, and Clifton has a lot to offer. That's why Clifton's population has grown 7 percent since the year 2000, even while some other nearby places have grown more slowly or even declined.

Moving to Clifton

Clifton isnt a lot cheaper than New York City but the difference is the amount of space you get for your money! Instead of being cramped in a studio apartment, you can actually get some square footage to spread out in instead. The kids might even be able to get their own bedrooms instead of having to sleep on bunk beds.

Moving to Clifton is easier than moving to New York City, too. Most likely you can find an apartment without having to go through a broker, although an apartment locator can definitely help you make a match between you and the apartment of your dreams. One bedroom apartments for rent are the easiest to find, and some apartment complexes might even offer move-in specials on these because one bedroom apartments usually have the most vacancies.

Three bedroom apartments for rent are often the most difficult to find, so be prepared for a wait list! People renting three-bedroom apartments tend to stay put a little longer, so you may need to spend more time looking at different complexes, or get on a waiting list for one to open up.

Finding houses for rent in Clifton doesn't have to be a bad ordeal. If you have pets you can probably find a place that will let you bring Lassie or Fluffy, though you may have to pay extra rent or put down extra deposits.

Moving to Clifton
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Clifton isnt a lot cheaper than New York City but the difference is the amount of space you get for your money! Instead of being cramped in a studio apartment, you can actually get some square footage to spread out in instead. The kids might even be able to get their own bedrooms instead of having to sleep on bunk beds.

Moving to Clifton is easier than moving to New York City, too. Most likely you can find an apartment without having to go through a broker, although an apartment locator can definitely help you make a match between you and the apartment of your dreams. One bedroom apartments for rent are the easiest to find, and some apartment complexes might even offer move-in specials on these because one bedroom apartments usually have the most vacancies.

Three bedroom apartments for rent are often the most difficult to find, so be prepared for a wait list! People renting three-bedroom apartments tend to stay put a little longer, so you may need to spend more time looking at different complexes, or get on a waiting list for one to open up.

Finding houses for rent in Clifton doesn't have to be a bad ordeal. If you have pets you can probably find a place that will let you bring Lassie or Fluffy, though you may have to pay extra rent or put down extra deposits.

Neighborhoods

OK, so you've decided to give Clifton a look have you? Well, take a look at our neighborhood descriptions before you do, so you actually know where to look. Yeah, we're helpful like that!

Clifton/Montclair: Clifton/Montclair is right on the border between Clifton and Montclair, just as the name suggests. This is considered the best neighborhood in Clifton, but not surprisingly, it isn't cheap. OK, that's an understatement. Your wallet will definitely take a beating in this area.$$$$$

Athenia: Atheniais where everything's happening. This neighborhood is where all the restaurants and bars are, and there aren't as many residential houses. However, there are some apartments in this area, which could make it a fun place to live, especially if you're young and single. $$

Richfield/Grove: Richfield/Grove is another residential area with safe streets, parks and decent apartments. $$

Lakeview: Lakeviewis a family-friendly neighborhood that is super affordable. Woo hoo! $$

Passaic/Paterson: This neighborhood is on the border with Passaic and Paterson, just as the name suggests. It has a bit of bad reputation with some of the locals because parts of the town are older, but that seems to be unwarranted. Crime isn't high anywhere in Clifton and if you use a little (or a lot) common sense, you should be pretty safe. $

Allwood: Allwood is great for those who commute to NYC because the express bus from the city has several stops through this part of town. $$$

Neighborhoods
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OK, so you've decided to give Clifton a look have you? Well, take a look at our neighborhood descriptions before you do, so you actually know where to look. Yeah, we're helpful like that!

Clifton/Montclair: Clifton/Montclair is right on the border between Clifton and Montclair, just as the name suggests. This is considered the best neighborhood in Clifton, but not surprisingly, it isn't cheap. OK, that's an understatement. Your wallet will definitely take a beating in this area.$$$$$

Athenia: Atheniais where everything's happening. This neighborhood is where all the restaurants and bars are, and there aren't as many residential houses. However, there are some apartments in this area, which could make it a fun place to live, especially if you're young and single. $$

Richfield/Grove: Richfield/Grove is another residential area with safe streets, parks and decent apartments. $$

Lakeview: Lakeviewis a family-friendly neighborhood that is super affordable. Woo hoo! $$

Passaic/Paterson: This neighborhood is on the border with Passaic and Paterson, just as the name suggests. It has a bit of bad reputation with some of the locals because parts of the town are older, but that seems to be unwarranted. Crime isn't high anywhere in Clifton and if you use a little (or a lot) common sense, you should be pretty safe. $

Allwood: Allwood is great for those who commute to NYC because the express bus from the city has several stops through this part of town. $$$

Life in Clifton

Clifton has everything you need. Although the show "Jersey Shore" was a bit of an exaggeration and the cast members weren't even from New Jersey one thing about the show was accurate: a lot of people in New Jersey place a high importance on tanning and staying fit. So there are a lot of gyms you can join to pump up or stay slim, and lots of tanning salons so you can get your glow. Don't worry there's more to Clifton than ripped muscles. Keep reading and you will see what we mean.

Smart kids

The quality of the schools is another great reason to choose Clifton. Your kids will still have all the cultural benefits of being so close to New York City, but with much better school systems. New York City is known for the fact that a lot of the public schools aren't ideal, which is another big reason people move to the suburbs in New Jersey. Clifton residents put their money where their mouth is when it comes to the schools: the city spends $2,200 more per student than the national average.

Party time

The idea of moving to the 'burbs might sound boring if you loved the city, but luckily New Jersey is known for its music scene. New Jerseys music scene is nothing new and goes all the way back to the days of Frank Sinatra. Of course most people know about famous native sons like Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi, but may not be aware that members of numerous indie bands are from the Garden State, too.

What this means about Clifton is that going to the 'burbs isn't like getting old and giving up, just because you're moving out of the city. In addition to the great music scene in New Jersey, theres also a plenty of nightclubs to listen to your favorite bands at.

Dining Galore

If you enjoy a great meal, you will the amazing restaurants in Clifton. Hope you like Italian food, because there is a lot of it here. If you don't, maybe you should re-think your tastes and give restaurants like La Riviera Gastronomia and La Riviera Trattoria a try. If these places don't turn you into a pasta lover, there's no hope. Don't worry, if you're hard set against garlic and pasta, there are still places for you to eat here. If burgers and chili dogs are more your style, the Hot Grill is a local legend for chili cheeseburgers and fries with gravy, and Zinburger has gourmet-style burgers with a full bar.

The Outdoors

Everyone should get outside from time to time, and Clifton makes it easy for you to do so. Brookdale Park, which spans 121 acres and is a highlight of the town, provides you with the perfect opportunity to breath clean air and get some exercise. You can enjoy the miles of walking trails, baseball diamonds and soccer fields, or take Fido to the dog park. A lot of people come here to work out among the rose garden and ancient trees. If you're single and active, this could even be a great place to meet someone! If you're not active, you can sit and pretend you're resting after a long jog. We won't tell on you.

New Jersey has a ton of suburbs to choose from, and each has a different character. Although Clifton still has a higher than average cost of living compared to the national averages, its still cheaper than the towns in Bergen and Essex County. This makes Clifton a more affordable option for those who want to have a good quality of life out in the 'burbs. Its a little more down to earth than some of the other suburbs, which makes it comfortable and real.

Life in Clifton
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Clifton has everything you need. Although the show "Jersey Shore" was a bit of an exaggeration and the cast members weren't even from New Jersey one thing about the show was accurate: a lot of people in New Jersey place a high importance on tanning and staying fit. So there are a lot of gyms you can join to pump up or stay slim, and lots of tanning salons so you can get your glow. Don't worry there's more to Clifton than ripped muscles. Keep reading and you will see what we mean.

Smart kids

The quality of the schools is another great reason to choose Clifton. Your kids will still have all the cultural benefits of being so close to New York City, but with much better school systems. New York City is known for the fact that a lot of the public schools aren't ideal, which is another big reason people move to the suburbs in New Jersey. Clifton residents put their money where their mouth is when it comes to the schools: the city spends $2,200 more per student than the national average.

Party time

The idea of moving to the 'burbs might sound boring if you loved the city, but luckily New Jersey is known for its music scene. New Jerseys music scene is nothing new and goes all the way back to the days of Frank Sinatra. Of course most people know about famous native sons like Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi, but may not be aware that members of numerous indie bands are from the Garden State, too.

What this means about Clifton is that going to the 'burbs isn't like getting old and giving up, just because you're moving out of the city. In addition to the great music scene in New Jersey, theres also a plenty of nightclubs to listen to your favorite bands at.

Dining Galore

If you enjoy a great meal, you will the amazing restaurants in Clifton. Hope you like Italian food, because there is a lot of it here. If you don't, maybe you should re-think your tastes and give restaurants like La Riviera Gastronomia and La Riviera Trattoria a try. If these places don't turn you into a pasta lover, there's no hope. Don't worry, if you're hard set against garlic and pasta, there are still places for you to eat here. If burgers and chili dogs are more your style, the Hot Grill is a local legend for chili cheeseburgers and fries with gravy, and Zinburger has gourmet-style burgers with a full bar.

The Outdoors

Everyone should get outside from time to time, and Clifton makes it easy for you to do so. Brookdale Park, which spans 121 acres and is a highlight of the town, provides you with the perfect opportunity to breath clean air and get some exercise. You can enjoy the miles of walking trails, baseball diamonds and soccer fields, or take Fido to the dog park. A lot of people come here to work out among the rose garden and ancient trees. If you're single and active, this could even be a great place to meet someone! If you're not active, you can sit and pretend you're resting after a long jog. We won't tell on you.

New Jersey has a ton of suburbs to choose from, and each has a different character. Although Clifton still has a higher than average cost of living compared to the national averages, its still cheaper than the towns in Bergen and Essex County. This makes Clifton a more affordable option for those who want to have a good quality of life out in the 'burbs. Its a little more down to earth than some of the other suburbs, which makes it comfortable and real.

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Clifton
Many scenes from the TV show "The Sopranos" were filmed in Clifton, but despite the cinematic mafia connection, you wont have to watch out for gangsters here.
Many scenes from the TV show "The Sopranos" were filmed in Clifton, but despite the cinematic mafia connection, you wont have to watch out for gangsters here.

New York City is one of the most exciting and interesting cities in the entire world, but you pay dearly for the privilege. High rents for cramped quarters being the biggest price you have to pay. Considering this, nearby New Jersey starts to look like a great alternative when it comes to saving money and expanding your living space. If you plan on having kids, getting out of the city is almost a necessity, unless you really want your whole family squeezing into a 500 square foot apartment in New York. I' sure junior wouldn't be to happy about that. New Jersey is an awesome choice for affordability, and Clifton has a lot to offer. That's why Clifton's population has grown 7 percent since the year 2000, even while some other nearby places have grown more slowly or even declined.

Moving to Clifton

Clifton isnt a lot cheaper than New York City but the difference is the amount of space you get for your money! Instead of being cramped in a studio apartment, you can actually get some square footage to spread out in instead. The kids might even be able to get their own bedrooms instead of having to sleep on bunk beds.

Moving to Clifton is easier than moving to New York City, too. Most likely you can find an apartment without having to go through a broker, although an apartment locator can definitely help you make a match between you and the apartment of your dreams. One bedroom apartments for rent are the easiest to find, and some apartment complexes might even offer move-in specials on these because one bedroom apartments usually have the most vacancies.

Three bedroom apartments for rent are often the most difficult to find, so be prepared for a wait list! People renting three-bedroom apartments tend to stay put a little longer, so you may need to spend more time looking at different complexes, or get on a waiting list for one to open up.

Finding houses for rent in Clifton doesn't have to be a bad ordeal. If you have pets you can probably find a place that will let you bring Lassie or Fluffy, though you may have to pay extra rent or put down extra deposits.

Moving to Clifton
+

Clifton isnt a lot cheaper than New York City but the difference is the amount of space you get for your money! Instead of being cramped in a studio apartment, you can actually get some square footage to spread out in instead. The kids might even be able to get their own bedrooms instead of having to sleep on bunk beds.

Moving to Clifton is easier than moving to New York City, too. Most likely you can find an apartment without having to go through a broker, although an apartment locator can definitely help you make a match between you and the apartment of your dreams. One bedroom apartments for rent are the easiest to find, and some apartment complexes might even offer move-in specials on these because one bedroom apartments usually have the most vacancies.

Three bedroom apartments for rent are often the most difficult to find, so be prepared for a wait list! People renting three-bedroom apartments tend to stay put a little longer, so you may need to spend more time looking at different complexes, or get on a waiting list for one to open up.

Finding houses for rent in Clifton doesn't have to be a bad ordeal. If you have pets you can probably find a place that will let you bring Lassie or Fluffy, though you may have to pay extra rent or put down extra deposits.

Neighborhoods

OK, so you've decided to give Clifton a look have you? Well, take a look at our neighborhood descriptions before you do, so you actually know where to look. Yeah, we're helpful like that!

Clifton/Montclair: Clifton/Montclair is right on the border between Clifton and Montclair, just as the name suggests. This is considered the best neighborhood in Clifton, but not surprisingly, it isn't cheap. OK, that's an understatement. Your wallet will definitely take a beating in this area.$$$$$

Athenia: Atheniais where everything's happening. This neighborhood is where all the restaurants and bars are, and there aren't as many residential houses. However, there are some apartments in this area, which could make it a fun place to live, especially if you're young and single. $$

Richfield/Grove: Richfield/Grove is another residential area with safe streets, parks and decent apartments. $$

Lakeview: Lakeviewis a family-friendly neighborhood that is super affordable. Woo hoo! $$

Passaic/Paterson: This neighborhood is on the border with Passaic and Paterson, just as the name suggests. It has a bit of bad reputation with some of the locals because parts of the town are older, but that seems to be unwarranted. Crime isn't high anywhere in Clifton and if you use a little (or a lot) common sense, you should be pretty safe. $

Allwood: Allwood is great for those who commute to NYC because the express bus from the city has several stops through this part of town. $$$

Neighborhoods
+

OK, so you've decided to give Clifton a look have you? Well, take a look at our neighborhood descriptions before you do, so you actually know where to look. Yeah, we're helpful like that!

Clifton/Montclair: Clifton/Montclair is right on the border between Clifton and Montclair, just as the name suggests. This is considered the best neighborhood in Clifton, but not surprisingly, it isn't cheap. OK, that's an understatement. Your wallet will definitely take a beating in this area.$$$$$

Athenia: Atheniais where everything's happening. This neighborhood is where all the restaurants and bars are, and there aren't as many residential houses. However, there are some apartments in this area, which could make it a fun place to live, especially if you're young and single. $$

Richfield/Grove: Richfield/Grove is another residential area with safe streets, parks and decent apartments. $$

Lakeview: Lakeviewis a family-friendly neighborhood that is super affordable. Woo hoo! $$

Passaic/Paterson: This neighborhood is on the border with Passaic and Paterson, just as the name suggests. It has a bit of bad reputation with some of the locals because parts of the town are older, but that seems to be unwarranted. Crime isn't high anywhere in Clifton and if you use a little (or a lot) common sense, you should be pretty safe. $

Allwood: Allwood is great for those who commute to NYC because the express bus from the city has several stops through this part of town. $$$

Life in Clifton

Clifton has everything you need. Although the show "Jersey Shore" was a bit of an exaggeration and the cast members weren't even from New Jersey one thing about the show was accurate: a lot of people in New Jersey place a high importance on tanning and staying fit. So there are a lot of gyms you can join to pump up or stay slim, and lots of tanning salons so you can get your glow. Don't worry there's more to Clifton than ripped muscles. Keep reading and you will see what we mean.

Smart kids

The quality of the schools is another great reason to choose Clifton. Your kids will still have all the cultural benefits of being so close to New York City, but with much better school systems. New York City is known for the fact that a lot of the public schools aren't ideal, which is another big reason people move to the suburbs in New Jersey. Clifton residents put their money where their mouth is when it comes to the schools: the city spends $2,200 more per student than the national average.

Party time

The idea of moving to the 'burbs might sound boring if you loved the city, but luckily New Jersey is known for its music scene. New Jerseys music scene is nothing new and goes all the way back to the days of Frank Sinatra. Of course most people know about famous native sons like Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi, but may not be aware that members of numerous indie bands are from the Garden State, too.

What this means about Clifton is that going to the 'burbs isn't like getting old and giving up, just because you're moving out of the city. In addition to the great music scene in New Jersey, theres also a plenty of nightclubs to listen to your favorite bands at.

Dining Galore

If you enjoy a great meal, you will the amazing restaurants in Clifton. Hope you like Italian food, because there is a lot of it here. If you don't, maybe you should re-think your tastes and give restaurants like La Riviera Gastronomia and La Riviera Trattoria a try. If these places don't turn you into a pasta lover, there's no hope. Don't worry, if you're hard set against garlic and pasta, there are still places for you to eat here. If burgers and chili dogs are more your style, the Hot Grill is a local legend for chili cheeseburgers and fries with gravy, and Zinburger has gourmet-style burgers with a full bar.

The Outdoors

Everyone should get outside from time to time, and Clifton makes it easy for you to do so. Brookdale Park, which spans 121 acres and is a highlight of the town, provides you with the perfect opportunity to breath clean air and get some exercise. You can enjoy the miles of walking trails, baseball diamonds and soccer fields, or take Fido to the dog park. A lot of people come here to work out among the rose garden and ancient trees. If you're single and active, this could even be a great place to meet someone! If you're not active, you can sit and pretend you're resting after a long jog. We won't tell on you.

New Jersey has a ton of suburbs to choose from, and each has a different character. Although Clifton still has a higher than average cost of living compared to the national averages, its still cheaper than the towns in Bergen and Essex County. This makes Clifton a more affordable option for those who want to have a good quality of life out in the 'burbs. Its a little more down to earth than some of the other suburbs, which makes it comfortable and real.

Life in Clifton
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Clifton has everything you need. Although the show "Jersey Shore" was a bit of an exaggeration and the cast members weren't even from New Jersey one thing about the show was accurate: a lot of people in New Jersey place a high importance on tanning and staying fit. So there are a lot of gyms you can join to pump up or stay slim, and lots of tanning salons so you can get your glow. Don't worry there's more to Clifton than ripped muscles. Keep reading and you will see what we mean.

Smart kids

The quality of the schools is another great reason to choose Clifton. Your kids will still have all the cultural benefits of being so close to New York City, but with much better school systems. New York City is known for the fact that a lot of the public schools aren't ideal, which is another big reason people move to the suburbs in New Jersey. Clifton residents put their money where their mouth is when it comes to the schools: the city spends $2,200 more per student than the national average.

Party time

The idea of moving to the 'burbs might sound boring if you loved the city, but luckily New Jersey is known for its music scene. New Jerseys music scene is nothing new and goes all the way back to the days of Frank Sinatra. Of course most people know about famous native sons like Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi, but may not be aware that members of numerous indie bands are from the Garden State, too.

What this means about Clifton is that going to the 'burbs isn't like getting old and giving up, just because you're moving out of the city. In addition to the great music scene in New Jersey, theres also a plenty of nightclubs to listen to your favorite bands at.

Dining Galore

If you enjoy a great meal, you will the amazing restaurants in Clifton. Hope you like Italian food, because there is a lot of it here. If you don't, maybe you should re-think your tastes and give restaurants like La Riviera Gastronomia and La Riviera Trattoria a try. If these places don't turn you into a pasta lover, there's no hope. Don't worry, if you're hard set against garlic and pasta, there are still places for you to eat here. If burgers and chili dogs are more your style, the Hot Grill is a local legend for chili cheeseburgers and fries with gravy, and Zinburger has gourmet-style burgers with a full bar.

The Outdoors

Everyone should get outside from time to time, and Clifton makes it easy for you to do so. Brookdale Park, which spans 121 acres and is a highlight of the town, provides you with the perfect opportunity to breath clean air and get some exercise. You can enjoy the miles of walking trails, baseball diamonds and soccer fields, or take Fido to the dog park. A lot of people come here to work out among the rose garden and ancient trees. If you're single and active, this could even be a great place to meet someone! If you're not active, you can sit and pretend you're resting after a long jog. We won't tell on you.

New Jersey has a ton of suburbs to choose from, and each has a different character. Although Clifton still has a higher than average cost of living compared to the national averages, its still cheaper than the towns in Bergen and Essex County. This makes Clifton a more affordable option for those who want to have a good quality of life out in the 'burbs. Its a little more down to earth than some of the other suburbs, which makes it comfortable and real.