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1 Unit Available
352-354 E 25TH ST
352-354 East 25th Street
Paterson, NJ | Riverside
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
1800 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 07:30 AM
Totally renovated 1 Family home for rent. Stainless steel appliances, new bathrooms, kitchen, finished basement, 2 car garage with hardwood floors. Property ready to be occupied. Easy to show.
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13 Units Available
Cloverdale Associates, LLC
414 N Midland Ave
Bergen County, NJ
1 Bedroom
$1,525
661 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,765
832 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:36 AM
Welcome to Cloverdale Park Apartments, where you will experience the comfort of upscale apartment living amid stunningly landscaped grounds. Perfectly located, Cloverdale Park Apartments is peaceful, beautiful and abounding in amenities.
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Wayne Village
27 Lancaster Ct Apt. B
Franklin Lakes, NJ | North Haledon
1 Bedroom
$1,625
705 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
904 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 06:54 AM
This pet-friendly community offers a large dog park, on-site fitness center, and pool area. Colonial-style community. Apartments offer hardwood floors and updated appliances. About 20 miles from Manhattan.
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7 Units Available
Stony Hill
6A Stony Hill Rd
Eatontown, NJ | Maple Valley
1 Bedroom
$1,355
812 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 29 at 01:01 AM
Welcome to Stony Hill Apartments for rent in Eatontown, NJ. QUALITY FAMILY LIVING, At Stony Hill Apartments you'll be close to schools, great restaurants, the Monmouth Mall, and New York City trains and buses.
1 Unit Available
67 Jersey Street
67 Jersey Street
Paterson, NJ | Downtown Paterson
1 Bedroom
$900
600 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
67 Jersey Street - Property Id: 307962 Video Tour: https://youtu.be/L7XtavYzp_k First Floor Apartment! Walking distance from the Paterson's Center City Mall. Located at a very quiet street! NO Brokerage Commission.
1 Unit Available
220 Straight St 213
220 Straight Street
Paterson, NJ | Downtown Paterson
1 Bedroom
$1,375
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
220 STRAIGHT ST, UNIT 213, PATERSON. - Property Id: 355055 Nice size one bedroom with one bathroom loft-style apartment, located in Paterson! Around the corner for NJ Transit to NYC, and just 2 minutes away from 24/7 Patterson Station.
1 Unit Available
536 Market St 2 floor
536 Market St
Elmwood Park, NJ | Elmwood Park
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
1750 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
Spacious apartment - Property Id: 342325 Huge 3 bedroom apartment located in a great location in Elmwood Park NJ! Easy access to route 80, 46, Gsp, with it's own laundry, Private deck, central air and heating.
1 Unit Available
140 Dickinson Manor
140 Dickinson Lane
Bergen County, NJ
2 Bedrooms
$2,450
1626 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 08:54 AM
WINTER RENTAL or SHORT TERM at The MONROE fully furnished. This 2 bed 2 bath is a gorgeous New Construction, wide plank flooring, w/d in unit, NEST thermostats, high ceilings, Corian Island, and backsplash, S/S appliances.
1 Unit Available
26 Wilson Ave
26 Wilson Avenue
Woodland Park, NJ | Woodland Park
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1260 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 07:31 AM
Clean and spacious 1,260 sqft 2bd 1 ba, 1 floor duplex style unit available for rent immediately.
1 Unit Available
185 Elm Street
185 Elm Street
Elmwood Park, NJ | Elmwood Park
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
1535 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 07:31 AM
Stunning apartment located on the 2nd/3rd Floor of this 2 family home. Features 3 beds, 2 Full bath. 1 Parking Space, Storage and Laundry! Hardwood floor, Living room & Dining Room! Tenant pays for all utilities. 1 Month broker fee
1 Unit Available
70 HAVERHILL AVE
70 Haverhill Avenue
Woodland Park, NJ | Woodland Park
3 Bedrooms
$2,199
1550 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 07:30 AM
Modern 3 bedroom 1 bath rental perched on the mountains of Woodland Park.
1 Unit Available
3 THEYKEN PL
3 Theyken Place
Ridgewood, NJ
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$5,400
3224 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 29 at 07:30 AM
Spacious & Bright custom built home situated in a quiet Cul-de-Sac in a desirable & upscale Ridgewood Village which benefits from an excellent top-rated school system. A large beautiful den can be used as a home office with Great Potential.
1 Unit Available
388-390 E 34TH ST
388-390 East 34th Street
Paterson, NJ | Eastside
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
1200 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 07:30 AM
TOTALLY RENOVATED 2ND FLOOR APARTMENT. NEW KITCHEN CABINETS. FRESHLY PAINTED WALLS. READY TO BE MOVED INTO IMMEDIATELY. SEPARATE ENTRANCE, ON THE RIGHT-SIDE OF THE HOUSE. SEE AMAZING PICTURES!! SEPARATE UTILITIES.
1 Unit Available
98 QUARRY DR B2
98 Quarry Dr
Paterson, NJ | Old Great Falls Historic District
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
1466 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 07:30 AM
Enjoy resort style living in this BEGONIA home! An ideal layout with an open feel offering privacy between the two bedrooms. The primary bedroom suite has a large walk-in closet & luxurious bathroom. Featuring a 25,000 sq. ft.
1 Unit Available
181 LONG HILL RD 5-9
181 Long Hill Road
Passaic County, NJ
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,300
1200 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 29 at 07:30 AM
DESIREABLE INWOOD DUPLEX. Living/Dining Rm. combination w/wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors, kitchen w/new appliances, bedroom, tiled bathroom. Lower level: newly carpeted Rec/Media/Family/ Rm. Half bath, laundry/ storage room.
1 Unit Available
57 FROMM CT
57 Fromm Court
Bergen County, NJ
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1122 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 07:30 AM
ALL ROOMS ARE SPACIOUS - BRIGHT & SUNNY, WALL TO WALL CARPETING. MODERN IN EAT IN KITCHEN. LAUNDRY ROOMIN UNIT. PLENTY OF PARKING. EASY COMMUTE FROM ROUTE 287 AND ROUTE 208. BOARDING FRANKLIN LAKES & WYCKOFF.
1 Unit Available
21 ADDISON PL
21 Addison Place
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ | Ho-Ho-Kus
5 Bedrooms
$5,000
3176 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 07:30 AM
FANTASTIC LOCATION YOU'LL FIND THIS SPAC 3176 SQFT 5BDR/3FB COLONIAL. ENT HALL LEADING TO GOURMET CHEF MEIK, SLD DR TO DECK OVERLOOKING BACKYARD, DR,2 BDR, FB, FLVR/FPL, 2ND FLR MSTRBDR/MSTRFB, BDR,BDR,FB, FFBSMNT, 2C. GAR/DRVWY, BCKYRD.
1 Unit Available
2 2ND ST
2 2nd Street
Clifton, NJ | Dutch Hill
1 Bedroom
$3,300
869 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 29 at 07:30 AM
Enter the world of luxury directly on the Hudson River. Enjoy a wall of windows in your unit, with tons of natural light & gorgeous sunset/water views.
1 Unit Available
7 Wood St #1
7 Wood Street
Garfield, NJ | Garfield
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
1300 sqft
Last updated April 10 at 01:58 AM
Your search ends here.Beautiful first floor 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms apartment renovated within 5 years,in one of the best areas of Garfield.You will love the layout, space and closet space here.
1 Unit Available
26 Pennington St
26 Pennington Street
Paterson, NJ | Wrigley Park
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
Last updated May 14 at 09:36 AM
Apt 1 Available 06/01/20 Very spacious 5 bedroom/2 full bathroom apartment available in Paterson, NJ! Hurry, Don't wait!! Apartment is located near school on the 2nd and 3rd floor of a 2 family house. Apply TODAY at WWW.BLUEONYXMANAGEMENT.
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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Mountain View Crossing
650 NJ-23
Singac, NJ
1 Bedroom
$1,910
875 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,053
1116 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:36 AM
Excellent location close to Fayette Avenue Park and North Cove Park. Units feature laundry, patios or balconies, stainless steel appliances, and walk-in closets. Community offers basketball, tennis, pool, gym and dog park.
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5 Units Available
Rutherford Station
201 Railroad Ave
East Rutherford, NJ | East Rutherford
1 Bedroom
$2,135
833 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,090
1350 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:36 AM
Luxury apartments with breakfast bars and spacious layouts. Fully furnished. Residents have access to a dog park, grill area, and playground on-site. Within minutes of public transit and NJ-17.
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3 Units Available
Cedar Village
14 Montclair Ave
Essex County, NJ | Singac
1 Bedroom
$1,980
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,145
715 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:36 AM
Because You Deserve The Best! Amenities, convenience, service and more - Cedar Village has it all. Every unit features first class finishes, a washer and dryer, your own entrance and even your own back door.
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City Guide

Hawthorne
Hawthorne is the New Jersey borough that fought against allowing a 24/7 Wal-Mart from being opened in this small community, and actually won.
Hawthorne is the New Jersey borough that fought against allowing a 24/7 Wal-Mart from being opened in this small community, and actually won.

Hawthorne is a borough that was once a part of the historic, but now-gone, Manchester Township. The borough has seen a nearly constant expansion in population since its incorporation in 1898, and predictive models don't seem to think that this growth will end anytime soon. Fortunately for those who don't want the place any more crowded, it's unlikely that Hawthorne will again experience anything like the 131% population explosion that happened during the Roaring Twenties.

Moving to Hawthorne

Hawthorne is a very popular place both for homeowners and for those looking for places to rent. The borough is densely populated but, unlike many places throughout America, this population isn't from cheap housing. In reality, the borough is really just popular. No joke. Just visit there for a week and, if you don't like it, get your head checked out. The borough has a violent crime rate nearly seven times lower than the rest of New Jersey so this, in conjunction with the rest of Hawthorne's benefits, means it's a popular area and one that you better come prepared to if you're hoping to live here.

When to start looking

It's probably a good idea to start looking for places in Hawthorne at least two months in advance. While this preemptive apartment search in Hawthorne means that some of the places you look at will be taken a few weeks later, you'll get a good feel for the market and what to look for in specific areas. The truth of the matter, though, is that finding a place in Hawthorne can take some time. Over a third of the borough's residents are renters and, because Hawthorne is a relatively small area, there aren't always a multitude of places to go around. Long story short: get off your butt and start looking!

When to make the move

Fortunately, Hawthorne is about 40 minutes north of New York City, which means that the borough won't be hit too hard by those passing through to visit the city during vacation season. What you might want to watch out for, however, is the weather. There's around 4 inches of rain nearly every month in the area, so there's really no getting around moving when it's potentially wet outside. To avoid turning a wet day into a freezing and iced over day moving into one of the borough's awesome apartment homes, you might want to avoid the winter months. The average low temperature during parts of the winter can drop below 20 degrees, and we don't care how hardcore or manly (or womanly) you are, 20 degrees will slow down the move.

What to bring along

Because of the proximity to New York City combined with the insanely low crime rate, landlords can be as picky as they want when choosing their next tenants. This means you should show up to the interview ready and willing to put down the security deposit and first month's rent. Sadly, though, you have to convince the landlord that you're worth it before this even comes into play. Show up with a credit and background check along with references from former landlords. A credit and background check are likely to be performed anyway, but if you handle this part, a landlord might be more likely to offer you an apartment. Yeah, it sounds like a bunch of work. If you don't want to deal with it, stop crowding up the good borough!

Moving to Hawthorne
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Hawthorne is a very popular place both for homeowners and for those looking for places to rent. The borough is densely populated but, unlike many places throughout America, this population isn't from cheap housing. In reality, the borough is really just popular. No joke. Just visit there for a week and, if you don't like it, get your head checked out. The borough has a violent crime rate nearly seven times lower than the rest of New Jersey so this, in conjunction with the rest of Hawthorne's benefits, means it's a popular area and one that you better come prepared to if you're hoping to live here.

When to start looking

It's probably a good idea to start looking for places in Hawthorne at least two months in advance. While this preemptive apartment search in Hawthorne means that some of the places you look at will be taken a few weeks later, you'll get a good feel for the market and what to look for in specific areas. The truth of the matter, though, is that finding a place in Hawthorne can take some time. Over a third of the borough's residents are renters and, because Hawthorne is a relatively small area, there aren't always a multitude of places to go around. Long story short: get off your butt and start looking!

When to make the move

Fortunately, Hawthorne is about 40 minutes north of New York City, which means that the borough won't be hit too hard by those passing through to visit the city during vacation season. What you might want to watch out for, however, is the weather. There's around 4 inches of rain nearly every month in the area, so there's really no getting around moving when it's potentially wet outside. To avoid turning a wet day into a freezing and iced over day moving into one of the borough's awesome apartment homes, you might want to avoid the winter months. The average low temperature during parts of the winter can drop below 20 degrees, and we don't care how hardcore or manly (or womanly) you are, 20 degrees will slow down the move.

What to bring along

Because of the proximity to New York City combined with the insanely low crime rate, landlords can be as picky as they want when choosing their next tenants. This means you should show up to the interview ready and willing to put down the security deposit and first month's rent. Sadly, though, you have to convince the landlord that you're worth it before this even comes into play. Show up with a credit and background check along with references from former landlords. A credit and background check are likely to be performed anyway, but if you handle this part, a landlord might be more likely to offer you an apartment. Yeah, it sounds like a bunch of work. If you don't want to deal with it, stop crowding up the good borough!

Hawthorne Neighborhoods

You're absolutely going to love Hawthorne, and we're not just saying that because we do. There are a variety of features in the borough that make it a step above numerous other cities, towns, and boroughs in The Garden State. The greatest part, perhaps, is that these little bits of awesomeness aren't condensed to just one area. Despite where you live in the borough, you will have a few claims to fame. Not really fame, but there are cool places. Stay focused.

Northeast Hawthorne: This small portion of Hawthorne that lies to the east of Highway 208 is highly residential. Pet lovers will love that the Hawthorne Animal Hospital is here and, if you like going out without a pet, you can still enjoy nature at Gypsy Pond Park.

Goffle Hill Road: This area is adjacent to Goffle Brook Park and, if viewing a bunch of greenery isn't your thing, Arnold's Pond is nearby with some great fishing. If you're looking for great rental properties, check this area out on Google Earth and drool over all those backyard swimming pools.

Borough Center: This is where streets start to get numbers instead of names. Though there's a ton of houses to choose from, there's also several specialty shops. You might not recognize all their names, but take a ride along 5th or Utter Avenues to see some great businesses.

Wagaraw Road: There's almost too much in this southern area of Hawthorne to even discuss but, just for you, we'll try. You're adjacent to the Passaic River, and you have several parks throughout the area you can frequent. Plus, the Hawthorne train station is here, so you can hop on a rail to almost anywhere your heart can imagine. Until the rail ends, obviously.

Hawthorne Neighborhoods
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You're absolutely going to love Hawthorne, and we're not just saying that because we do. There are a variety of features in the borough that make it a step above numerous other cities, towns, and boroughs in The Garden State. The greatest part, perhaps, is that these little bits of awesomeness aren't condensed to just one area. Despite where you live in the borough, you will have a few claims to fame. Not really fame, but there are cool places. Stay focused.

Northeast Hawthorne: This small portion of Hawthorne that lies to the east of Highway 208 is highly residential. Pet lovers will love that the Hawthorne Animal Hospital is here and, if you like going out without a pet, you can still enjoy nature at Gypsy Pond Park.

Goffle Hill Road: This area is adjacent to Goffle Brook Park and, if viewing a bunch of greenery isn't your thing, Arnold's Pond is nearby with some great fishing. If you're looking for great rental properties, check this area out on Google Earth and drool over all those backyard swimming pools.

Borough Center: This is where streets start to get numbers instead of names. Though there's a ton of houses to choose from, there's also several specialty shops. You might not recognize all their names, but take a ride along 5th or Utter Avenues to see some great businesses.

Wagaraw Road: There's almost too much in this southern area of Hawthorne to even discuss but, just for you, we'll try. You're adjacent to the Passaic River, and you have several parks throughout the area you can frequent. Plus, the Hawthorne train station is here, so you can hop on a rail to almost anywhere your heart can imagine. Until the rail ends, obviously.

Living in Hawthorne

Hawthorne has a rich history and committed people. The neighborhoods are obviously awesome, and each has great things to offer. These sporadic little places scattered throughout neighborhoods definitely aren't all that's beneficial about living in this borough. Don't take our word for it, just look at the following perks. OK, that's still essentially taking our word for it, but we wouldn't lie to you!

Committed Neighbors

When Wal-Mart decided to open its first New Jersey franchise in Hawthorne, the borough's residents thought the 24/7 model may invite crime to the area, so they fought against it. This led to Wal-Mart, the biggest company in the world, not opening. That's right: your neighbors took down Wal-Mart. As long as you're not Wal-Mart, you should definitely start seeking out property rentals in Hawthorne.

Big Apple Style

As mentioned, you're only about a 40-minute drive to New York City. No one wants to drive in New York City, however, so fortunately there's a train from Hawthorne to The Big Apple, which also only takes about 40 minutes.

Fighting for History

You already know your neighbors are hardcore, but just because you missed out on the "Stop Wal-Mart" movement doesn't mean you can't make a difference. Heck, go join the Volunteer Railroaders Association and save some historic railroad sites. That should be fun!

Living in Hawthorne
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Hawthorne has a rich history and committed people. The neighborhoods are obviously awesome, and each has great things to offer. These sporadic little places scattered throughout neighborhoods definitely aren't all that's beneficial about living in this borough. Don't take our word for it, just look at the following perks. OK, that's still essentially taking our word for it, but we wouldn't lie to you!

Committed Neighbors

When Wal-Mart decided to open its first New Jersey franchise in Hawthorne, the borough's residents thought the 24/7 model may invite crime to the area, so they fought against it. This led to Wal-Mart, the biggest company in the world, not opening. That's right: your neighbors took down Wal-Mart. As long as you're not Wal-Mart, you should definitely start seeking out property rentals in Hawthorne.

Big Apple Style

As mentioned, you're only about a 40-minute drive to New York City. No one wants to drive in New York City, however, so fortunately there's a train from Hawthorne to The Big Apple, which also only takes about 40 minutes.

Fighting for History

You already know your neighbors are hardcore, but just because you missed out on the "Stop Wal-Mart" movement doesn't mean you can't make a difference. Heck, go join the Volunteer Railroaders Association and save some historic railroad sites. That should be fun!

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City Guide

Hawthorne
Hawthorne is the New Jersey borough that fought against allowing a 24/7 Wal-Mart from being opened in this small community, and actually won.
Hawthorne is the New Jersey borough that fought against allowing a 24/7 Wal-Mart from being opened in this small community, and actually won.

Hawthorne is a borough that was once a part of the historic, but now-gone, Manchester Township. The borough has seen a nearly constant expansion in population since its incorporation in 1898, and predictive models don't seem to think that this growth will end anytime soon. Fortunately for those who don't want the place any more crowded, it's unlikely that Hawthorne will again experience anything like the 131% population explosion that happened during the Roaring Twenties.

Moving to Hawthorne

Hawthorne is a very popular place both for homeowners and for those looking for places to rent. The borough is densely populated but, unlike many places throughout America, this population isn't from cheap housing. In reality, the borough is really just popular. No joke. Just visit there for a week and, if you don't like it, get your head checked out. The borough has a violent crime rate nearly seven times lower than the rest of New Jersey so this, in conjunction with the rest of Hawthorne's benefits, means it's a popular area and one that you better come prepared to if you're hoping to live here.

When to start looking

It's probably a good idea to start looking for places in Hawthorne at least two months in advance. While this preemptive apartment search in Hawthorne means that some of the places you look at will be taken a few weeks later, you'll get a good feel for the market and what to look for in specific areas. The truth of the matter, though, is that finding a place in Hawthorne can take some time. Over a third of the borough's residents are renters and, because Hawthorne is a relatively small area, there aren't always a multitude of places to go around. Long story short: get off your butt and start looking!

When to make the move

Fortunately, Hawthorne is about 40 minutes north of New York City, which means that the borough won't be hit too hard by those passing through to visit the city during vacation season. What you might want to watch out for, however, is the weather. There's around 4 inches of rain nearly every month in the area, so there's really no getting around moving when it's potentially wet outside. To avoid turning a wet day into a freezing and iced over day moving into one of the borough's awesome apartment homes, you might want to avoid the winter months. The average low temperature during parts of the winter can drop below 20 degrees, and we don't care how hardcore or manly (or womanly) you are, 20 degrees will slow down the move.

What to bring along

Because of the proximity to New York City combined with the insanely low crime rate, landlords can be as picky as they want when choosing their next tenants. This means you should show up to the interview ready and willing to put down the security deposit and first month's rent. Sadly, though, you have to convince the landlord that you're worth it before this even comes into play. Show up with a credit and background check along with references from former landlords. A credit and background check are likely to be performed anyway, but if you handle this part, a landlord might be more likely to offer you an apartment. Yeah, it sounds like a bunch of work. If you don't want to deal with it, stop crowding up the good borough!

Moving to Hawthorne
+

Hawthorne is a very popular place both for homeowners and for those looking for places to rent. The borough is densely populated but, unlike many places throughout America, this population isn't from cheap housing. In reality, the borough is really just popular. No joke. Just visit there for a week and, if you don't like it, get your head checked out. The borough has a violent crime rate nearly seven times lower than the rest of New Jersey so this, in conjunction with the rest of Hawthorne's benefits, means it's a popular area and one that you better come prepared to if you're hoping to live here.

When to start looking

It's probably a good idea to start looking for places in Hawthorne at least two months in advance. While this preemptive apartment search in Hawthorne means that some of the places you look at will be taken a few weeks later, you'll get a good feel for the market and what to look for in specific areas. The truth of the matter, though, is that finding a place in Hawthorne can take some time. Over a third of the borough's residents are renters and, because Hawthorne is a relatively small area, there aren't always a multitude of places to go around. Long story short: get off your butt and start looking!

When to make the move

Fortunately, Hawthorne is about 40 minutes north of New York City, which means that the borough won't be hit too hard by those passing through to visit the city during vacation season. What you might want to watch out for, however, is the weather. There's around 4 inches of rain nearly every month in the area, so there's really no getting around moving when it's potentially wet outside. To avoid turning a wet day into a freezing and iced over day moving into one of the borough's awesome apartment homes, you might want to avoid the winter months. The average low temperature during parts of the winter can drop below 20 degrees, and we don't care how hardcore or manly (or womanly) you are, 20 degrees will slow down the move.

What to bring along

Because of the proximity to New York City combined with the insanely low crime rate, landlords can be as picky as they want when choosing their next tenants. This means you should show up to the interview ready and willing to put down the security deposit and first month's rent. Sadly, though, you have to convince the landlord that you're worth it before this even comes into play. Show up with a credit and background check along with references from former landlords. A credit and background check are likely to be performed anyway, but if you handle this part, a landlord might be more likely to offer you an apartment. Yeah, it sounds like a bunch of work. If you don't want to deal with it, stop crowding up the good borough!

Hawthorne Neighborhoods

You're absolutely going to love Hawthorne, and we're not just saying that because we do. There are a variety of features in the borough that make it a step above numerous other cities, towns, and boroughs in The Garden State. The greatest part, perhaps, is that these little bits of awesomeness aren't condensed to just one area. Despite where you live in the borough, you will have a few claims to fame. Not really fame, but there are cool places. Stay focused.

Northeast Hawthorne: This small portion of Hawthorne that lies to the east of Highway 208 is highly residential. Pet lovers will love that the Hawthorne Animal Hospital is here and, if you like going out without a pet, you can still enjoy nature at Gypsy Pond Park.

Goffle Hill Road: This area is adjacent to Goffle Brook Park and, if viewing a bunch of greenery isn't your thing, Arnold's Pond is nearby with some great fishing. If you're looking for great rental properties, check this area out on Google Earth and drool over all those backyard swimming pools.

Borough Center: This is where streets start to get numbers instead of names. Though there's a ton of houses to choose from, there's also several specialty shops. You might not recognize all their names, but take a ride along 5th or Utter Avenues to see some great businesses.

Wagaraw Road: There's almost too much in this southern area of Hawthorne to even discuss but, just for you, we'll try. You're adjacent to the Passaic River, and you have several parks throughout the area you can frequent. Plus, the Hawthorne train station is here, so you can hop on a rail to almost anywhere your heart can imagine. Until the rail ends, obviously.

Hawthorne Neighborhoods
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You're absolutely going to love Hawthorne, and we're not just saying that because we do. There are a variety of features in the borough that make it a step above numerous other cities, towns, and boroughs in The Garden State. The greatest part, perhaps, is that these little bits of awesomeness aren't condensed to just one area. Despite where you live in the borough, you will have a few claims to fame. Not really fame, but there are cool places. Stay focused.

Northeast Hawthorne: This small portion of Hawthorne that lies to the east of Highway 208 is highly residential. Pet lovers will love that the Hawthorne Animal Hospital is here and, if you like going out without a pet, you can still enjoy nature at Gypsy Pond Park.

Goffle Hill Road: This area is adjacent to Goffle Brook Park and, if viewing a bunch of greenery isn't your thing, Arnold's Pond is nearby with some great fishing. If you're looking for great rental properties, check this area out on Google Earth and drool over all those backyard swimming pools.

Borough Center: This is where streets start to get numbers instead of names. Though there's a ton of houses to choose from, there's also several specialty shops. You might not recognize all their names, but take a ride along 5th or Utter Avenues to see some great businesses.

Wagaraw Road: There's almost too much in this southern area of Hawthorne to even discuss but, just for you, we'll try. You're adjacent to the Passaic River, and you have several parks throughout the area you can frequent. Plus, the Hawthorne train station is here, so you can hop on a rail to almost anywhere your heart can imagine. Until the rail ends, obviously.

Living in Hawthorne

Hawthorne has a rich history and committed people. The neighborhoods are obviously awesome, and each has great things to offer. These sporadic little places scattered throughout neighborhoods definitely aren't all that's beneficial about living in this borough. Don't take our word for it, just look at the following perks. OK, that's still essentially taking our word for it, but we wouldn't lie to you!

Committed Neighbors

When Wal-Mart decided to open its first New Jersey franchise in Hawthorne, the borough's residents thought the 24/7 model may invite crime to the area, so they fought against it. This led to Wal-Mart, the biggest company in the world, not opening. That's right: your neighbors took down Wal-Mart. As long as you're not Wal-Mart, you should definitely start seeking out property rentals in Hawthorne.

Big Apple Style

As mentioned, you're only about a 40-minute drive to New York City. No one wants to drive in New York City, however, so fortunately there's a train from Hawthorne to The Big Apple, which also only takes about 40 minutes.

Fighting for History

You already know your neighbors are hardcore, but just because you missed out on the "Stop Wal-Mart" movement doesn't mean you can't make a difference. Heck, go join the Volunteer Railroaders Association and save some historic railroad sites. That should be fun!

Living in Hawthorne
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Hawthorne has a rich history and committed people. The neighborhoods are obviously awesome, and each has great things to offer. These sporadic little places scattered throughout neighborhoods definitely aren't all that's beneficial about living in this borough. Don't take our word for it, just look at the following perks. OK, that's still essentially taking our word for it, but we wouldn't lie to you!

Committed Neighbors

When Wal-Mart decided to open its first New Jersey franchise in Hawthorne, the borough's residents thought the 24/7 model may invite crime to the area, so they fought against it. This led to Wal-Mart, the biggest company in the world, not opening. That's right: your neighbors took down Wal-Mart. As long as you're not Wal-Mart, you should definitely start seeking out property rentals in Hawthorne.

Big Apple Style

As mentioned, you're only about a 40-minute drive to New York City. No one wants to drive in New York City, however, so fortunately there's a train from Hawthorne to The Big Apple, which also only takes about 40 minutes.

Fighting for History

You already know your neighbors are hardcore, but just because you missed out on the "Stop Wal-Mart" movement doesn't mean you can't make a difference. Heck, go join the Volunteer Railroaders Association and save some historic railroad sites. That should be fun!