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231 Apartments for rent in Newark, NJ

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13 Units Available
One Theatre Square
2 Center St
Newark, NJ | Newark Central Business District
Studio
$1,870
562 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,972
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,810
1052 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 04:38 AM
A symbol of Newark’s downtown revival, One Theater Square is a brand-new, 22-story tower with sweeping city views and a dynamic location.
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23 Units Available
Gaslight Commons
28 W 3rd St
Newark, NJ
1 Bedroom
$2,050
794 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,150
1158 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 04:38 AM
Set in beautifully landscaped surroundings, with pool, parking, fire pit and clubhouse. Each unit boasts bathtub, in-unit laundry, stainless steel appliances and more. Located in the heart of historic South Orange, NJ.
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37 Units Available
Eleven80
1180 Raymond Blvd
Newark, NJ | Newark Central Business District
Studio
$1,569
612 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,610
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,999
1132 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 04:40 AM
Distinctive luxury apartment rentals located in the heart of Newark, Eleven80 has everything for those with the most discerning tastes.
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10 Units Available
24 Jones
24 Jones Street
Newark, NJ | Springfield - Belmont
Studio
$1,599
529 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,840
761 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,603
1069 sqft
Last updated November 29 at 11:28 PM
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9 Units Available
Avalon Union
2400 Vauxhall Rd
Newark, NJ
1 Bedroom
$1,860
896 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,655
1393 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 29 at 01:04 PM
Ideally situated near Millburn Station for easy access to NYC. Each residence features a gourmet kitchen with tile backsplashes and stainless steel appliances. Amenities include a gym, swimming pool and landscaped courtyards with grilling stations.
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16 Units Available
Avalon Maplewood
200 Boyden Ave
Newark, NJ
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,770
813 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
1124 sqft
Last updated November 29 at 01:04 PM
Modern kitchen, central air and hit and extra storage. Community amenities include on-site laundry facilities and covered parking. Short ride to Phoenix Harbor International airport, the Phoenix Zoo and Grand Canyon University.
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5 Units Available
Avalon Bloomfield Station
300 Glenwood Ave
Newark, NJ | Watsessing Park
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,970
818 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,692
1180 sqft
Last updated November 29 at 01:04 PM
Modern apartments with stainless steel appliances. Rooftop patio lounge, ground floor retail and resident lounge on-site. Conveniently located near hiking and jogging trails. Pet friendly.
1 Unit Available
111 Mulberry Street
111 Mulberry St
Newark, NJ | Newark Central Business District
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,000
929 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 04:39 AM
Best Services & Top Location property with 24/hr front desk and other amenities. Convenience, Space and Value ! Private on site: Gym, Laundry Room, Lobby and More. Come Sunday 2:30 pm to see; Credit Score of 600+ is required.
1 Unit Available
183 Ellery Avenue
183 Ellery Avenue
Newark, NJ | Upper Vailsburg
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
1022 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 04:39 AM
NOW AVAILABLE! Exclusively listed by Hudson Homes Management.
1 Unit Available
691 Summer Avenue - 6
691 Summer Avenue
Newark, NJ | North Broadway
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
800 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 05:21 AM
Owner pays heat water sewer gas
1 Unit Available
839 South 19th Street - 13
839 South 19th Street
Newark, NJ | Upper Clinton Hill
1 Bedroom
$1,150
600 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 05:14 AM
Nicely renovated apt owner pays water, sewer, and Heat
1 Unit Available
134-142 Sussex Ave - 409
134-142 Sussex Avenue
Newark, NJ | University Heights
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
1000 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 05:14 AM
Residential BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION IN A LUXURY BUILDING!!!
1 Unit Available
53 Tillinghast St - 3R
53 Tillinghast Street
Newark, NJ | Upper Clinton Hill
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1000 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 05:14 AM
Newly renovated apartment available. Beautiful 3rd floor unit which features 3 BR's 1 BA, close to major shopping and transportation. Don't miss the opportunity and call today to schedule a private tour. $50.00 Application Fee 1.
1 Unit Available
5 Warren
5 Warren Street
Newark, NJ | Newark Central Business District
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
Last updated November 30 at 05:06 AM
Remodel modern apartment walking distance to the Path for easy commute to NYC. This apartment features bright open floor plan combo living/dining and kitchen.
1 Unit Available
128-130 N 13TH
128-130 North 13th Street
Newark, NJ | Lower Roseville
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,750
Last updated November 30 at 05:05 AM
Welcome to this recently fully renovated 3 bedroom 2 full bathroom 2nd floor apt located on a desirable street in the North section of the city.
1 Unit Available
36 SETON HALL DR
36 Seton Hall Dr
Newark, NJ | Springfield - Belmont
Studio
$2,000
Last updated November 30 at 05:05 AM
Work from home in comfort and space with this lovely townhome in the much sought after Newark Society Hill! This cozy multi-level unit features 2 spacious bedrooms, 1.
1 Unit Available
275 GARSIDE ST
275 Garside Street
Newark, NJ | Mount Pleasant - Lower Broadway
Studio
$1,850
Last updated November 30 at 05:05 AM
Spacious 3 bedroom/2 bath rental with ensuite bath in main bedroom.-; Top floor unit.-; Lower Broadway section of the North Ward.-; Newer construction with central A/C and forced hot air.
1 Unit Available
18-20 HOMESTEAD PK RD
18-20 Homestead Park
Newark, NJ | Upper Clinton Hill
Studio
$1,750
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 30 at 05:05 AM
BRAND NEW RENOVATED!
1 Unit Available
288 S 8TH ST
288 South 8th Street
Newark, NJ | Fairmount
Studio
$1,450
Last updated November 30 at 05:05 AM
This lovely apartment offers a Large living space could be use as a dinning room and living room separately, 3 bedrooms and a sun room. Located on the third floor of a well maintained home.
1 Unit Available
596 S 18TH ST
596 South 18th Street
Newark, NJ | West Side
Studio
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4 Bedrooms
$1,600
Last updated November 30 at 05:05 AM
Newly Renovated 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment with 2 extra rooms on the third level. Can be used as a 4 bedroom apartment. Third level has a door to close off from the second floor apartment. Use of yard. MUST SEE!
1 Unit Available
25 SEABURY ST
25 Seabury Street
Newark, NJ | North Broadway
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
Last updated November 30 at 05:05 AM
Beautifully renovated spacious 3 bedroom 2 full bathroom apartment in North Newark. Central heat and A/C, washer dryer hookups. Brand new kitchen appliances, plenty of closet space available. 1 Car Parking and garage included.
1 Unit Available
94 13TH AVE
94 13th Ave
Newark, NJ | University Heights
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
1300 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 05:05 AM
Charming 2 bed 2.5 bath condo located in desirable Society Hill Community. Centrally located across the street from park, college, light rail & 5 minute drive to Newark Penn Station.
1 Unit Available
30 N 5TH ST
30 5th Street
Newark, NJ | Fairmount
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
1600 sqft
Last updated November 30 at 05:05 AM
2ND FLOOR APARTMENT, BEAUTIFUL AND WELL KEPT LARGE APARTMENT WITH LAUNDRY HOOKUP AND CENTRAL AIR.1900.00 PER MONTH, NTN REPORT, AND APPLICATION REQUIRED. CLOSE TO TRANSPORTATION, BUSES AND PENN STATION
1 Unit Available
108 NICHOLS ST
108 Nichols Street
Newark, NJ | North Ironbound
Studio
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2 Bedrooms
$1,680
Last updated November 30 at 05:05 AM
WALKING DISTANCE TO PENN STATION CLOSE TO PARK RENOVATED 2 BEDROOMS APARTMENT NEW KITCHEN NEW BATH HARDWOOD FLOORS READY TO MOVE IN. NO PETS AND NO SMOKERS!! HURRY HURRY WILL NOT LAST.
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How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Newark properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Newark. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include New Jersey Institute of Technology, Essex County College, Rutgers University-Newark, Kean University, and Hudson County Community College.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Newark. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include New Jersey Institute of Technology, Essex County College, Rutgers University-Newark, Kean University, and Hudson County Community College.

City Guide

Newark
Let’s cut right to the chase: Newark, New Jersey has had its problems over the years.
Let’s cut right to the chase: Newark, New Jersey has had its problems over the years.

However, there is one major perk to living in this city: Manhattan. Yes, New York City is just eight miles away. If you want instant access to arguably the best city in the world, and you don’t mind mixing it up with a diverse population that’s jam-packed like, well, like jam is packed into a jam jar, read on for your guide to settling down in Jersey’s largest city.

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Renting in Newark

With a population around 280,000, Newark is the biggest city in the Garden State. But all those people are stuffed into just 24 square miles of land, making Newark more crowded than a box of golden seedless raisins. Neighboring Jersey City is also one of the most densely populated cities in the country, so yeah, expect to be pretty familiar with your neighbors. Statistics show about two-thirds of those neighbors will be renters, and with the vacancy rate usually in the single digits, you will have some competition as you look for a place.

Renting in Newark
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With a population around 280,000, Newark is the biggest city in the Garden State. But all those people are stuffed into just 24 square miles of land, making Newark more crowded than a box of golden seedless raisins. Neighboring Jersey City is also one of the most densely populated cities in the country, so yeah, expect to be pretty familiar with your neighbors. Statistics show about two-thirds of those neighbors will be renters, and with the vacancy rate usually in the single digits, you will have some competition as you look for a place.

How much will it cost?

The average 1-bedroom unit will run you about $1100 a month in Newark. Yes, that’s higher than the national norm, but it’s also less than half of what you’d be paying to live in NYC, which, again, is just eight miles away. Keep in mind that New Jersey is one of the costliest states in which to live, with CNBC recently ranking it the 5th most expensive state in the U.S. http://www.cnbc.com/id/43484111?slide=7

How much will it cost?
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The average 1-bedroom unit will run you about $1100 a month in Newark. Yes, that’s higher than the national norm, but it’s also less than half of what you’d be paying to live in NYC, which, again, is just eight miles away. Keep in mind that New Jersey is one of the costliest states in which to live, with CNBC recently ranking it the 5th most expensive state in the U.S. http://www.cnbc.com/id/43484111?slide=7

How Close to Mass Transit?

This is a key question to ask yourself, because downtown Newark is where you’ll find Newark Penn Station, a major transportation hub where you can catch a subway, Amtrak train, New Jersey Transit bus, Greyhound bus, and more. If you’re aiming to live here sans car – and this is a great city to be vehicle-free in – make sure you’re comfortable with the walk that’s needed to get you on a people-mover.

How Close to Mass Transit?
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This is a key question to ask yourself, because downtown Newark is where you’ll find Newark Penn Station, a major transportation hub where you can catch a subway, Amtrak train, New Jersey Transit bus, Greyhound bus, and more. If you’re aiming to live here sans car – and this is a great city to be vehicle-free in – make sure you’re comfortable with the walk that’s needed to get you on a people-mover.

Newark Neighborhoods

Newark has more than a dozen established neighborhoods, but it’s the city’s five political wards that are used to reference the primary geographical components of the city. Here’s a rundown:

North Ward: Home to many of Newark’s historical landmarks, this is also where you’ll find two of the city’s most populous neighborhoods, Forest Hill and Roseville; both on the pricier side. Some 55,000 people live in the North Ward, many of them Italian-American or Latino. Branch Brook Park, a 360-acre, cherry blossom-saturated public park is also located here, so the scenery is seldom lacking.

South Ward: Bordered to the east by the very busy Newark Liberty International Airport, the South Ward is home to the Clinton Hill, Dayton, South Broad Valley and Weequahic neighborhoods.

East Ward: Generally considered to be the best area for renters, the East Ward is home to the Ironbound neighborhood and Downtown. Ironbound is known for its huge working class Portuguese population. Finding a good deal here – say, a 3-BR unit for $1200 – is not uncommon, so you should dig a bit if you’re a savy deal seeker, you might be rewarded handsomely for your exploits. The East Ward is also where you’ll find Newark’s Downtown section - the center of the mass transit access – as well as the Prudential Center (home of the NHL’s Devils), but not many apartments. If you can find some, great, just don’t get too discouraged if your search starts to look a bit forlorn.

West Ward: Fairmount, Ivy Hill, Vailsburg, and West Side are the primary neighborhoods here that have been the focus of a concerted effort by city leaders to bring affordable and quality housing to the area. Point your search in that direction if living here is absolutely essential.

Central Ward: Rutgers and other notable universities are located in the Central Ward.

Newark Neighborhoods
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Newark has more than a dozen established neighborhoods, but it’s the city’s five political wards that are used to reference the primary geographical components of the city. Here’s a rundown:

North Ward: Home to many of Newark’s historical landmarks, this is also where you’ll find two of the city’s most populous neighborhoods, Forest Hill and Roseville; both on the pricier side. Some 55,000 people live in the North Ward, many of them Italian-American or Latino. Branch Brook Park, a 360-acre, cherry blossom-saturated public park is also located here, so the scenery is seldom lacking.

South Ward: Bordered to the east by the very busy Newark Liberty International Airport, the South Ward is home to the Clinton Hill, Dayton, South Broad Valley and Weequahic neighborhoods.

East Ward: Generally considered to be the best area for renters, the East Ward is home to the Ironbound neighborhood and Downtown. Ironbound is known for its huge working class Portuguese population. Finding a good deal here – say, a 3-BR unit for $1200 – is not uncommon, so you should dig a bit if you’re a savy deal seeker, you might be rewarded handsomely for your exploits. The East Ward is also where you’ll find Newark’s Downtown section - the center of the mass transit access – as well as the Prudential Center (home of the NHL’s Devils), but not many apartments. If you can find some, great, just don’t get too discouraged if your search starts to look a bit forlorn.

West Ward: Fairmount, Ivy Hill, Vailsburg, and West Side are the primary neighborhoods here that have been the focus of a concerted effort by city leaders to bring affordable and quality housing to the area. Point your search in that direction if living here is absolutely essential.

Central Ward: Rutgers and other notable universities are located in the Central Ward.

Life in Newark

It’s reasonable to say that renting an apartment in Newark requires a certain kind of mindset. You have to be adventurous yet still plant your stake here. For a New York City commuter or a pair of rugged-and-ready-for-anything college roommates, the city can be a steal of a deal. Hey, if Paul Simon, Queen Latifah, Shaquille O’Neal and Whitney Houston can survive a Newark upbringing, you can too. Here are a few tips for anyone ready to rent in Newark:

Take Advantage of the Transit

Be sure to take advantage of the city’s dizzying array of public transportation options. Not having a car in Newark means thousands of dollars in insurance, upkeep and fuel savings, so if you can ditch the ride, do it. There are bus and train stops all over the city, so investigate a little and learn your best routes.

All right, we’ll be the first to admit that our critique of Newark wasn’t exactly brimming with enthusiasm. No matter what, we’re confident you can find yourself an awesome apartment here, so get to it! Happy hunting!

Life in Newark
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It’s reasonable to say that renting an apartment in Newark requires a certain kind of mindset. You have to be adventurous yet still plant your stake here. For a New York City commuter or a pair of rugged-and-ready-for-anything college roommates, the city can be a steal of a deal. Hey, if Paul Simon, Queen Latifah, Shaquille O’Neal and Whitney Houston can survive a Newark upbringing, you can too. Here are a few tips for anyone ready to rent in Newark:

Take Advantage of the Transit

Be sure to take advantage of the city’s dizzying array of public transportation options. Not having a car in Newark means thousands of dollars in insurance, upkeep and fuel savings, so if you can ditch the ride, do it. There are bus and train stops all over the city, so investigate a little and learn your best routes.

All right, we’ll be the first to admit that our critique of Newark wasn’t exactly brimming with enthusiasm. No matter what, we’re confident you can find yourself an awesome apartment here, so get to it! Happy hunting!

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City Guide

Newark
Let’s cut right to the chase: Newark, New Jersey has had its problems over the years.
Let’s cut right to the chase: Newark, New Jersey has had its problems over the years.

However, there is one major perk to living in this city: Manhattan. Yes, New York City is just eight miles away. If you want instant access to arguably the best city in the world, and you don’t mind mixing it up with a diverse population that’s jam-packed like, well, like jam is packed into a jam jar, read on for your guide to settling down in Jersey’s largest city.

Having trouble with Craigslist Newark? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Renting in Newark

With a population around 280,000, Newark is the biggest city in the Garden State. But all those people are stuffed into just 24 square miles of land, making Newark more crowded than a box of golden seedless raisins. Neighboring Jersey City is also one of the most densely populated cities in the country, so yeah, expect to be pretty familiar with your neighbors. Statistics show about two-thirds of those neighbors will be renters, and with the vacancy rate usually in the single digits, you will have some competition as you look for a place.

Renting in Newark
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With a population around 280,000, Newark is the biggest city in the Garden State. But all those people are stuffed into just 24 square miles of land, making Newark more crowded than a box of golden seedless raisins. Neighboring Jersey City is also one of the most densely populated cities in the country, so yeah, expect to be pretty familiar with your neighbors. Statistics show about two-thirds of those neighbors will be renters, and with the vacancy rate usually in the single digits, you will have some competition as you look for a place.

How much will it cost?

The average 1-bedroom unit will run you about $1100 a month in Newark. Yes, that’s higher than the national norm, but it’s also less than half of what you’d be paying to live in NYC, which, again, is just eight miles away. Keep in mind that New Jersey is one of the costliest states in which to live, with CNBC recently ranking it the 5th most expensive state in the U.S. http://www.cnbc.com/id/43484111?slide=7

How much will it cost?
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The average 1-bedroom unit will run you about $1100 a month in Newark. Yes, that’s higher than the national norm, but it’s also less than half of what you’d be paying to live in NYC, which, again, is just eight miles away. Keep in mind that New Jersey is one of the costliest states in which to live, with CNBC recently ranking it the 5th most expensive state in the U.S. http://www.cnbc.com/id/43484111?slide=7

How Close to Mass Transit?

This is a key question to ask yourself, because downtown Newark is where you’ll find Newark Penn Station, a major transportation hub where you can catch a subway, Amtrak train, New Jersey Transit bus, Greyhound bus, and more. If you’re aiming to live here sans car – and this is a great city to be vehicle-free in – make sure you’re comfortable with the walk that’s needed to get you on a people-mover.

How Close to Mass Transit?
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This is a key question to ask yourself, because downtown Newark is where you’ll find Newark Penn Station, a major transportation hub where you can catch a subway, Amtrak train, New Jersey Transit bus, Greyhound bus, and more. If you’re aiming to live here sans car – and this is a great city to be vehicle-free in – make sure you’re comfortable with the walk that’s needed to get you on a people-mover.

Newark Neighborhoods

Newark has more than a dozen established neighborhoods, but it’s the city’s five political wards that are used to reference the primary geographical components of the city. Here’s a rundown:

North Ward: Home to many of Newark’s historical landmarks, this is also where you’ll find two of the city’s most populous neighborhoods, Forest Hill and Roseville; both on the pricier side. Some 55,000 people live in the North Ward, many of them Italian-American or Latino. Branch Brook Park, a 360-acre, cherry blossom-saturated public park is also located here, so the scenery is seldom lacking.

South Ward: Bordered to the east by the very busy Newark Liberty International Airport, the South Ward is home to the Clinton Hill, Dayton, South Broad Valley and Weequahic neighborhoods.

East Ward: Generally considered to be the best area for renters, the East Ward is home to the Ironbound neighborhood and Downtown. Ironbound is known for its huge working class Portuguese population. Finding a good deal here – say, a 3-BR unit for $1200 – is not uncommon, so you should dig a bit if you’re a savy deal seeker, you might be rewarded handsomely for your exploits. The East Ward is also where you’ll find Newark’s Downtown section - the center of the mass transit access – as well as the Prudential Center (home of the NHL’s Devils), but not many apartments. If you can find some, great, just don’t get too discouraged if your search starts to look a bit forlorn.

West Ward: Fairmount, Ivy Hill, Vailsburg, and West Side are the primary neighborhoods here that have been the focus of a concerted effort by city leaders to bring affordable and quality housing to the area. Point your search in that direction if living here is absolutely essential.

Central Ward: Rutgers and other notable universities are located in the Central Ward.

Newark Neighborhoods
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Newark has more than a dozen established neighborhoods, but it’s the city’s five political wards that are used to reference the primary geographical components of the city. Here’s a rundown:

North Ward: Home to many of Newark’s historical landmarks, this is also where you’ll find two of the city’s most populous neighborhoods, Forest Hill and Roseville; both on the pricier side. Some 55,000 people live in the North Ward, many of them Italian-American or Latino. Branch Brook Park, a 360-acre, cherry blossom-saturated public park is also located here, so the scenery is seldom lacking.

South Ward: Bordered to the east by the very busy Newark Liberty International Airport, the South Ward is home to the Clinton Hill, Dayton, South Broad Valley and Weequahic neighborhoods.

East Ward: Generally considered to be the best area for renters, the East Ward is home to the Ironbound neighborhood and Downtown. Ironbound is known for its huge working class Portuguese population. Finding a good deal here – say, a 3-BR unit for $1200 – is not uncommon, so you should dig a bit if you’re a savy deal seeker, you might be rewarded handsomely for your exploits. The East Ward is also where you’ll find Newark’s Downtown section - the center of the mass transit access – as well as the Prudential Center (home of the NHL’s Devils), but not many apartments. If you can find some, great, just don’t get too discouraged if your search starts to look a bit forlorn.

West Ward: Fairmount, Ivy Hill, Vailsburg, and West Side are the primary neighborhoods here that have been the focus of a concerted effort by city leaders to bring affordable and quality housing to the area. Point your search in that direction if living here is absolutely essential.

Central Ward: Rutgers and other notable universities are located in the Central Ward.

Life in Newark

It’s reasonable to say that renting an apartment in Newark requires a certain kind of mindset. You have to be adventurous yet still plant your stake here. For a New York City commuter or a pair of rugged-and-ready-for-anything college roommates, the city can be a steal of a deal. Hey, if Paul Simon, Queen Latifah, Shaquille O’Neal and Whitney Houston can survive a Newark upbringing, you can too. Here are a few tips for anyone ready to rent in Newark:

Take Advantage of the Transit

Be sure to take advantage of the city’s dizzying array of public transportation options. Not having a car in Newark means thousands of dollars in insurance, upkeep and fuel savings, so if you can ditch the ride, do it. There are bus and train stops all over the city, so investigate a little and learn your best routes.

All right, we’ll be the first to admit that our critique of Newark wasn’t exactly brimming with enthusiasm. No matter what, we’re confident you can find yourself an awesome apartment here, so get to it! Happy hunting!

Life in Newark
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It’s reasonable to say that renting an apartment in Newark requires a certain kind of mindset. You have to be adventurous yet still plant your stake here. For a New York City commuter or a pair of rugged-and-ready-for-anything college roommates, the city can be a steal of a deal. Hey, if Paul Simon, Queen Latifah, Shaquille O’Neal and Whitney Houston can survive a Newark upbringing, you can too. Here are a few tips for anyone ready to rent in Newark:

Take Advantage of the Transit

Be sure to take advantage of the city’s dizzying array of public transportation options. Not having a car in Newark means thousands of dollars in insurance, upkeep and fuel savings, so if you can ditch the ride, do it. There are bus and train stops all over the city, so investigate a little and learn your best routes.

All right, we’ll be the first to admit that our critique of Newark wasn’t exactly brimming with enthusiasm. No matter what, we’re confident you can find yourself an awesome apartment here, so get to it! Happy hunting!

Newark Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

Here’s how Newark ranks on:

C
Affordability
D
Quality of schools
D
State and local taxes
A-
Public transit

Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Newark’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

"Newark renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories below average scores."

Key Findings in Newark include the following:

  • Newark renters gave their city an F overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Newark were public transit (A-) and affordability (C).
  • The areas of concern to Newark renters are jobs and career opportunities, safety and low crime, commute time and recreational activities, which all received F scores.
    • Newark did relatively poorly compared to other nearby cities like New York (C+), Jersey City (D) and Allentown (B-).
  • Newark earned similar scores compared to other cities nationwide, including Detroit (F), Buffalo (F) and Reno (F).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

Renters say:

  • "I love living close to New York and Philadelphia, but crime has gotten worse." -Raymond Q.
  • "Unfortunately the cost of living is too expensive." -Anon.
  • "I love the access to available transportation, but not much else." -Erika E.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

View our national survey results here.
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Renter Confidence Survey

Apartment List has released Newark’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

"Newark renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment Lis...

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Here’s how Newark ranks on:

C
Affordability
D
Quality of schools
D
State and local taxes
A-
Public transit

Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Newark’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

"Newark renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories below average scores."

Key Findings in Newark include the following:

  • Newark renters gave their city an F overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Newark were public transit (A-) and affordability (C).
  • The areas of concern to Newark renters are jobs and career opportunities, safety and low crime, commute time and recreational activities, which all received F scores.
    • Newark did relatively poorly compared to other nearby cities like New York (C+), Jersey City (D) and Allentown (B-).
  • Newark earned similar scores compared to other cities nationwide, including Detroit (F), Buffalo (F) and Reno (F).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

Renters say:

  • "I love living close to New York and Philadelphia, but crime has gotten worse." -Raymond Q.
  • "Unfortunately the cost of living is too expensive." -Anon.
  • "I love the access to available transportation, but not much else." -Erika E.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

View our national survey results here.