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Haven New Providence
23 Gales Dr
New Providence, NJ | New Providence
1 Bedroom
$1,595
584 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,895
800 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:05 AM
You really can have it all at Haven New Providence, with charming, upgraded one and two-bedroom apartments for rent in the heart of town.
1 Unit Available
45 WESTVIEW AVE, Unit A
45 Westview Avenue
New Providence, NJ | New Providence
3 Bedrooms
$4,495
1400 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:23 AM
Charming 3 BR, 1.5 bath FURNISHED townhouse for rent. Full basement with washer/dryer. Large, private, paver patio with table, chairs & BBQ. Walk to town, restaurants, food stores and NP High School. Only half mile walk to Murray Hill train station.
1 Unit Available
25 WESTVIEW AVE
25 Westview Avenue
New Providence, NJ | New Providence
1 Bedroom
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3 Bedrooms
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5 Bedrooms
$6,250
2000 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:23 AM
Short term or long term FURNISHED SF house. Utilities, cable TV and high speed internet are turned on. Private yard, patio, patio table/chairs, garage/parking.
1 Unit Available
28 Southgate Rd
28 Southgate Rd
New Providence, NJ | New Providence
1 Bedroom
$1,550
Last updated December 4 at 11:23 AM
Beautifully landscaped grounds create an attractive, park-like setting for enjoyable year-round living. 1- 2 bedroom apartment w/ separate entrances, full-sized eat-in kitchens, elegant hardwood flrs, & large closets.
1 Unit Available
76 HIGH ST
76 High Street
New Providence, NJ | New Providence
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
1100 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:23 AM
Immaculate 2nd floor unit offering newer kitchen with SS appliances and granite counters, updated bath,living room and dining room, freshly painted interior,HW floors and access to a full basement.
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Constantine Village
26 Constantine Place
Summit, NJ | Summit
2 Bedrooms
$2,030
880 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 02:52 AM
Constantine Village is located in the picturesque community of Summit, NJ. Residents enjoy lush landscaping within a quiet, peaceful environment.
1 Unit Available
800 SPGFLD AVE UNIT 4
800 Spgfld Avenue
Summit, NJ | Summit
Studio
$1,550
1 Bedroom
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Last updated December 4 at 11:23 AM
Bright & Spacious 1 BDRM W/CAC great location, NYC train across the street & close to stores ,NEW wall to wall carpeting installed. updated kitchen with NEW Refrigerator.
1 Unit Available
34 SPRINGHOLM DR
34 Springholm Drive
Union County, NJ
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
1734 sqft
Last updated April 16 at 10:49 AM
Spacious, Bright, and Beautifully renovated 3BDR, 2 1/2 baths,FR w/gas fireplace, hardwood Floors, New kitchen w/$$ Appliances, built in wine cooler, granite tops, Garage w/opener.
1 Unit Available
5 Avon
5 Avon Court
Morris County, NJ | Chatham
1 Bedroom
$1,950
802 sqft
Last updated October 16 at 10:40 PM
Immaculate and meticulously maintained. 2nd floor, 1 bedrm unit w/updated kitchen (new dishwasher and refrig), updated bath, newer hardwood floors thruout. Covered balcony/deck - avail immed. Heat, gas, water included in rent.
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12 Units Available
Chatham Hill Apartments
25 Hickory Pl
Chatham, NJ | Chatham
1 Bedroom
$1,816
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,671
1044 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,149
1190 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:04 AM
Holiday Savings - 1/2 Month FREE on all available apartments. Must apply by 12/15/20. Restrictions apply. Call now for details.We are now accepting in-person tours by appointment only.
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2 Units Available
The Parc at Summit
26 Locust Dr
Summit, NJ | Summit
1 Bedroom
$1,940
747 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 06:09 AM
The Parc at Summit provides you with the ideal living situation in Summit, NJ, being only minutes away from New York City.
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3 Units Available
Watchung View Apartments
650 Somerset St
North Plainfield, NJ | North Plainfield
Studio
$1,095
365 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated December 4 at 02:01 AM
Watchung Apartments offers residents a park like setting, hardwood floors, tiled bathrooms, laundry facilities on each floor, on-site parking, air conditioning, free heat & hot water and cooking gas.
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Short Hills Gardens
469 Millburn Ave
Essex County, NJ
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,450
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
709 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 02:01 AM
Welcome to Short Hills Gardens our community is located in a convenient location near fine shopping and dinning. Short Hills Gardens features studios,1 and 2 bedrooms with heat and hot water included.
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The Point at Watchung
1 Crystal Ridge Dr
Watchung, NJ | Watchung
1 Bedroom
$1,855
908 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,911
1133 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 07:31 AM
The Watchung Square Mall is only minutes from this green community. Property features include tennis court, pool, clubhouse and 24-hour gym. Residents can relax in furnished units that feature fireplaces and walk-in closets.
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1 Unit Available
Brookland Gardens
729 E Front St
Plainfield, NJ | Plainfield
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,375
806 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 02:01 AM
Welcome to Brookland Gardens, a beautiful community of one and two bedroom apartment homes nestled in a serene park-like setting.
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2 Units Available
Jackson House
515 Main Street
Chatham, NJ | Chatham
1 Bedroom
$1,925
845 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
1029 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 07:31 AM
City Convenience, Country Charm. The best apartments in the best location with the best service that is Jackson House. Every spacious unit features updated finishes and high-end appliances.
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Chatham on Main
555 Main Street
Chatham, NJ | Chatham
1 Bedroom
$1,800
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,014
797 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:05 AM
TOUR YOUR WAY. Meet your new community, on your terms. Our doors are open by appointment-only for both on-site tours and virtual tours.
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11 Units Available
AVE Florham Park
90 Park Avenue
Florham Park, NJ
1 Bedroom
$2,770
833 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,850
1270 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:04 AM
Thank you for considering AVE Florham Park for your new home! Experience the most vibrant, state-of-the-art rental community in New Jersey.
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5 Units Available
Worthington House Apartments
174 Summit Avenue
Summit, NJ | Summit
1 Bedroom
$2,040
738 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
932 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,875
1455 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:04 AM
Worthington House is a three story elevator building that offers large one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom luxury apartments. Our apartments feature ten foot ceilings, crown moldings and oversized rooms.
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3 Units Available
Manley Court
548 Springfield Ave
Summit, NJ | Summit
1 Bedroom
$1,920
735 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 06:04 AM
Manley Court Apartments offers spacious, upscale one bedroom apartments and two bedroom townhomes. Extraordinary downtown shopping, dining and the "Mid-Town Direct" train station is just a few blocks away.
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4 Units Available
145-147 Summit Avenue
145 Summit Avenue
Summit, NJ | Summit
1 Bedroom
$1,900
633 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,675
1165 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,695
1460 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:04 AM
145-147 Summit Avenue is a gorgeous four story elevator building which offers large studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments that feature ten foot ceilings, crown moldings and extra spacious rooms! We are located within walking distance to
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The Lofts at Garwood
500 North Ave
Garwood, NJ | Garwood
1 Bedroom
$2,295
1090 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:04 AM
Good news! The BNE Leasing Teams are now taking on-site tours. While on tour, we require that all guests wear a face mask. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.
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3 Units Available
New Meadowbrook Village
941 E Front St H
Plainfield, NJ | Plainfield
1 Bedroom
$1,150
685 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 02:01 AM
New Meadowbrook Village apartments has a beautiful park-like setting in Plainfield, NJ.
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Short Hills Club Village
45 Forest Drive
Short Hills, NJ | Short Hills
1 Bedroom
$1,810
1142 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,040
1115 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,400
1615 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:09 PM
Close to I-78 and the Garden State Parkway. Easy commute into New York City. Pet-friendly. On-site fitness center, laundry facility, and picnic area. Near Denham Park. Apartments offer a washer and dryer.
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How much is rent in New Providence?
Apartment Rentals in New Providence start at $1,550/month.
How much is rent in New Providence?
Apartment Rentals in New Providence start at $1,550/month.
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You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in New Providence.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find New Providence apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find New Providence apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some New Providence 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 New Providence 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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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 New Providence.
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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 New Providence.
How can I find off-campus housing in New Providence?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around New Providence. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Essex County College, Hudson County Community College, New Jersey City University, Saint Peter's University, and Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
How can I find off-campus housing in New Providence?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around New Providence. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Essex County College, Hudson County Community College, New Jersey City University, Saint Peter's University, and Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

City Guide

New Providence
Officially, New Providence is a borough, or boro, a New Jersey peculiarity. It's not the same as a borough in NYC, which indicates part of a greater whole. Instead, it's an independent municipal government with a mayor and borough council members who are all elected. It's a party over here!
Officially, New Providence is a borough, or boro, a New Jersey peculiarity. It's not the same as a borough in NYC, which indicates part of a greater whole. Instead, it's an independent municipal government with a mayor and borough council members who are all elected. It's a party over here!

There's no question that New Providence is a bedroom community since a lot of its mattresses host commuters from Manhattan. But those who don't want to travel find corporate HQs and branches in town that are always looking for top-notch employees. In addition, residents enjoy gently curving treelined streets, over a dozen recreation facilities, and nonstop shopping in the neocolonial ambiance of the Village Shopping Center.

Moving to New Providence

Apartment rentals in New Providence are relatively scarce so you're more likely to lease single-family rental homes or condominiums. Instead of talking with apartment management companies, you'll be negotiating with individual owners. You might have to deal with unusual quirks ("You can only barbecue on Saturday mornings and Thursday nights"), but you might have more leeway in adjusting monthly fees, security deposits or included utilities. Always ask to see properties up close because features vary by rental.

Whatever property you want to lease, qualification standards will be the same. You'll need to show employment for at least two years, owe no money to previous landlords, and have no felony or domestic violence convictions. You must also allow access to your credit report, which is how managers find out how good you are with on-time payments of rent and other financial obligations. However, your hard work will be rewarded as there are plenty of different rental homes in New Providence, and even some furnished apartments for those looking to move with less stuff.

Moving to New Providence
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Apartment rentals in New Providence are relatively scarce so you're more likely to lease single-family rental homes or condominiums. Instead of talking with apartment management companies, you'll be negotiating with individual owners. You might have to deal with unusual quirks ("You can only barbecue on Saturday mornings and Thursday nights"), but you might have more leeway in adjusting monthly fees, security deposits or included utilities. Always ask to see properties up close because features vary by rental.

Whatever property you want to lease, qualification standards will be the same. You'll need to show employment for at least two years, owe no money to previous landlords, and have no felony or domestic violence convictions. You must also allow access to your credit report, which is how managers find out how good you are with on-time payments of rent and other financial obligations. However, your hard work will be rewarded as there are plenty of different rental homes in New Providence, and even some furnished apartments for those looking to move with less stuff.

Neighborhoods

If you don't have your own jalopy to tool about town or catch Interstate 78 to Manhattan, you can ride one of the buses run by New Jersey Transit. Truthfully, the two commuter train stations might provide faster service, especially during the heavily trafficked rush hours. Otherwise, the two neighborhoods of the borough have a WalkScore that allows only some errands on foot.

Borough Center: Brownie points to you for guessing this neighborhood has most of the shops and restaurants, with many at the Village Shopping Center, an outdoor mall. But this more affordable area is also great for outdoor activity because of several rec areas like Oakwood Park and the swimming facilities at the New Providence Community Pool. You can also soothe your stressed-out soul at the many relaxing tendrils of the Passaic River that flow through the area.

Murray Hill: This neighborhood is so tiny that some locals prefer to put its name on return addresses instead of the more common "New Providence." Commuters enjoy this neighborhood because of the Murray Hill train station.

Neighborhoods
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If you don't have your own jalopy to tool about town or catch Interstate 78 to Manhattan, you can ride one of the buses run by New Jersey Transit. Truthfully, the two commuter train stations might provide faster service, especially during the heavily trafficked rush hours. Otherwise, the two neighborhoods of the borough have a WalkScore that allows only some errands on foot.

Borough Center: Brownie points to you for guessing this neighborhood has most of the shops and restaurants, with many at the Village Shopping Center, an outdoor mall. But this more affordable area is also great for outdoor activity because of several rec areas like Oakwood Park and the swimming facilities at the New Providence Community Pool. You can also soothe your stressed-out soul at the many relaxing tendrils of the Passaic River that flow through the area.

Murray Hill: This neighborhood is so tiny that some locals prefer to put its name on return addresses instead of the more common "New Providence." Commuters enjoy this neighborhood because of the Murray Hill train station.

Living in New Providence

It's not necessarily a good idea to be living and working in the same area. After all, how can you truly get off work if your office is just around the corner? But if that combination gives you the jollies, New Providence delivers. The likes of Alcatel Lucent, Panasonic, Linde, and C.R. Bard can provide ample opportunities, especially if you're a professional or managerial type. The borough itself boasts an AAA-bond rating because of, as the government likes to brag, "strong economic health and prudent fiscal management."

The borough's options for fun can easily get you off your rear and into the open. The rec department offers a full slate of athletic programs for all ages, sports camps, and enrichment programs in art and music. If you want to do your own thing, Oakwood Park offers the most options among all the public facilities. It features fields for soccer and baseball, courts for bocce and basketball, ponds for ice skating in the winter, a playground, nature trails, and a canoe launch for exploring the Passaic River, which forms the borough's northwest border.

The Historical Society can always use a few good volunteers to catalog the past. The small, free museum is open on Thursdays and two Sundays a month. It even runs its own Mason Room for research within the New Providence Memorial Library.

Event wise, the New Providence Business and Professional Association (NPBPA) oversees most get-togethers. There's the 5K Race in June to help raise funds for those waiting for medical transplants, summer concerts in the park, and a farmers market, which runs on Wednesdays in the summer. The Street Fair signals the fall season by providing a petting zoo, food booths, kiddie rides, and arts and entertainment.

Living in New Providence
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It's not necessarily a good idea to be living and working in the same area. After all, how can you truly get off work if your office is just around the corner? But if that combination gives you the jollies, New Providence delivers. The likes of Alcatel Lucent, Panasonic, Linde, and C.R. Bard can provide ample opportunities, especially if you're a professional or managerial type. The borough itself boasts an AAA-bond rating because of, as the government likes to brag, "strong economic health and prudent fiscal management."

The borough's options for fun can easily get you off your rear and into the open. The rec department offers a full slate of athletic programs for all ages, sports camps, and enrichment programs in art and music. If you want to do your own thing, Oakwood Park offers the most options among all the public facilities. It features fields for soccer and baseball, courts for bocce and basketball, ponds for ice skating in the winter, a playground, nature trails, and a canoe launch for exploring the Passaic River, which forms the borough's northwest border.

The Historical Society can always use a few good volunteers to catalog the past. The small, free museum is open on Thursdays and two Sundays a month. It even runs its own Mason Room for research within the New Providence Memorial Library.

Event wise, the New Providence Business and Professional Association (NPBPA) oversees most get-togethers. There's the 5K Race in June to help raise funds for those waiting for medical transplants, summer concerts in the park, and a farmers market, which runs on Wednesdays in the summer. The Street Fair signals the fall season by providing a petting zoo, food booths, kiddie rides, and arts and entertainment.

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City Guide

New Providence
Officially, New Providence is a borough, or boro, a New Jersey peculiarity. It's not the same as a borough in NYC, which indicates part of a greater whole. Instead, it's an independent municipal government with a mayor and borough council members who are all elected. It's a party over here!
Officially, New Providence is a borough, or boro, a New Jersey peculiarity. It's not the same as a borough in NYC, which indicates part of a greater whole. Instead, it's an independent municipal government with a mayor and borough council members who are all elected. It's a party over here!

There's no question that New Providence is a bedroom community since a lot of its mattresses host commuters from Manhattan. But those who don't want to travel find corporate HQs and branches in town that are always looking for top-notch employees. In addition, residents enjoy gently curving treelined streets, over a dozen recreation facilities, and nonstop shopping in the neocolonial ambiance of the Village Shopping Center.

Moving to New Providence

Apartment rentals in New Providence are relatively scarce so you're more likely to lease single-family rental homes or condominiums. Instead of talking with apartment management companies, you'll be negotiating with individual owners. You might have to deal with unusual quirks ("You can only barbecue on Saturday mornings and Thursday nights"), but you might have more leeway in adjusting monthly fees, security deposits or included utilities. Always ask to see properties up close because features vary by rental.

Whatever property you want to lease, qualification standards will be the same. You'll need to show employment for at least two years, owe no money to previous landlords, and have no felony or domestic violence convictions. You must also allow access to your credit report, which is how managers find out how good you are with on-time payments of rent and other financial obligations. However, your hard work will be rewarded as there are plenty of different rental homes in New Providence, and even some furnished apartments for those looking to move with less stuff.

Moving to New Providence
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Apartment rentals in New Providence are relatively scarce so you're more likely to lease single-family rental homes or condominiums. Instead of talking with apartment management companies, you'll be negotiating with individual owners. You might have to deal with unusual quirks ("You can only barbecue on Saturday mornings and Thursday nights"), but you might have more leeway in adjusting monthly fees, security deposits or included utilities. Always ask to see properties up close because features vary by rental.

Whatever property you want to lease, qualification standards will be the same. You'll need to show employment for at least two years, owe no money to previous landlords, and have no felony or domestic violence convictions. You must also allow access to your credit report, which is how managers find out how good you are with on-time payments of rent and other financial obligations. However, your hard work will be rewarded as there are plenty of different rental homes in New Providence, and even some furnished apartments for those looking to move with less stuff.

Neighborhoods

If you don't have your own jalopy to tool about town or catch Interstate 78 to Manhattan, you can ride one of the buses run by New Jersey Transit. Truthfully, the two commuter train stations might provide faster service, especially during the heavily trafficked rush hours. Otherwise, the two neighborhoods of the borough have a WalkScore that allows only some errands on foot.

Borough Center: Brownie points to you for guessing this neighborhood has most of the shops and restaurants, with many at the Village Shopping Center, an outdoor mall. But this more affordable area is also great for outdoor activity because of several rec areas like Oakwood Park and the swimming facilities at the New Providence Community Pool. You can also soothe your stressed-out soul at the many relaxing tendrils of the Passaic River that flow through the area.

Murray Hill: This neighborhood is so tiny that some locals prefer to put its name on return addresses instead of the more common "New Providence." Commuters enjoy this neighborhood because of the Murray Hill train station.

Neighborhoods
+

If you don't have your own jalopy to tool about town or catch Interstate 78 to Manhattan, you can ride one of the buses run by New Jersey Transit. Truthfully, the two commuter train stations might provide faster service, especially during the heavily trafficked rush hours. Otherwise, the two neighborhoods of the borough have a WalkScore that allows only some errands on foot.

Borough Center: Brownie points to you for guessing this neighborhood has most of the shops and restaurants, with many at the Village Shopping Center, an outdoor mall. But this more affordable area is also great for outdoor activity because of several rec areas like Oakwood Park and the swimming facilities at the New Providence Community Pool. You can also soothe your stressed-out soul at the many relaxing tendrils of the Passaic River that flow through the area.

Murray Hill: This neighborhood is so tiny that some locals prefer to put its name on return addresses instead of the more common "New Providence." Commuters enjoy this neighborhood because of the Murray Hill train station.

Living in New Providence

It's not necessarily a good idea to be living and working in the same area. After all, how can you truly get off work if your office is just around the corner? But if that combination gives you the jollies, New Providence delivers. The likes of Alcatel Lucent, Panasonic, Linde, and C.R. Bard can provide ample opportunities, especially if you're a professional or managerial type. The borough itself boasts an AAA-bond rating because of, as the government likes to brag, "strong economic health and prudent fiscal management."

The borough's options for fun can easily get you off your rear and into the open. The rec department offers a full slate of athletic programs for all ages, sports camps, and enrichment programs in art and music. If you want to do your own thing, Oakwood Park offers the most options among all the public facilities. It features fields for soccer and baseball, courts for bocce and basketball, ponds for ice skating in the winter, a playground, nature trails, and a canoe launch for exploring the Passaic River, which forms the borough's northwest border.

The Historical Society can always use a few good volunteers to catalog the past. The small, free museum is open on Thursdays and two Sundays a month. It even runs its own Mason Room for research within the New Providence Memorial Library.

Event wise, the New Providence Business and Professional Association (NPBPA) oversees most get-togethers. There's the 5K Race in June to help raise funds for those waiting for medical transplants, summer concerts in the park, and a farmers market, which runs on Wednesdays in the summer. The Street Fair signals the fall season by providing a petting zoo, food booths, kiddie rides, and arts and entertainment.

Living in New Providence
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It's not necessarily a good idea to be living and working in the same area. After all, how can you truly get off work if your office is just around the corner? But if that combination gives you the jollies, New Providence delivers. The likes of Alcatel Lucent, Panasonic, Linde, and C.R. Bard can provide ample opportunities, especially if you're a professional or managerial type. The borough itself boasts an AAA-bond rating because of, as the government likes to brag, "strong economic health and prudent fiscal management."

The borough's options for fun can easily get you off your rear and into the open. The rec department offers a full slate of athletic programs for all ages, sports camps, and enrichment programs in art and music. If you want to do your own thing, Oakwood Park offers the most options among all the public facilities. It features fields for soccer and baseball, courts for bocce and basketball, ponds for ice skating in the winter, a playground, nature trails, and a canoe launch for exploring the Passaic River, which forms the borough's northwest border.

The Historical Society can always use a few good volunteers to catalog the past. The small, free museum is open on Thursdays and two Sundays a month. It even runs its own Mason Room for research within the New Providence Memorial Library.

Event wise, the New Providence Business and Professional Association (NPBPA) oversees most get-togethers. There's the 5K Race in June to help raise funds for those waiting for medical transplants, summer concerts in the park, and a farmers market, which runs on Wednesdays in the summer. The Street Fair signals the fall season by providing a petting zoo, food booths, kiddie rides, and arts and entertainment.