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479 Apartments for rent in Newark, NJ

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Last updated August 21 at 1:15am UTC
42 Ridgewood Ave 3
South Broad Street
Newark, NJ
Updated August 17 at 9:46am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
42 Ridgewood Ave 2
South Broad Street
Newark, NJ
Updated August 17 at 9:46am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
32 Bayview Ave
Weequahic
Newark, NJ
Updated August 16 at 10:14am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,750
649 South 20th Street
Newark
Newark, NJ
Updated August 20 at 11:02am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
795 S 15th St
Upper Clinton Hill
Newark, NJ
Updated August 20 at 11:00am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,900
143 Goldsmith Avenue
Weequahic
Newark, NJ
Updated August 17 at 10:09am UTC
1 Bedroom
$950
113 Goldsmith Ave
Weequahic
Newark, NJ
Updated August 21 at 1:15am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
222 West End Ave
Upper Vailsburg
Newark, NJ
Updated August 21 at 1:14am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
11-15 Clinton St
Newark Central Business District
Newark, NJ
Updated August 21 at 1:14am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,450
11-15 Clinton St
Newark Central Business District
Newark, NJ
Updated August 21 at 1:14am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
15 Fulton St
Newark Central Business District
Newark, NJ
Updated August 21 at 1:14am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,150
53 University Ave
University Heights
Newark, NJ
Updated August 17 at 5:15pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
138 Mapes Ave
Weequahic
Newark, NJ
Updated August 15 at 5:25pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
133 Mapes Ave
Weequahic
Newark, NJ
Updated August 15 at 5:25pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
39-41 Lincoln Park
South Ironbound
Newark, NJ
Updated August 15 at 5:24pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,150
260 Washington St
Newark Central Business District
Newark, NJ
Updated August 15 at 5:24pm UTC
Studio
$2,500
19 Fulton St
Newark Central Business District
Newark, NJ
Updated August 15 at 5:24pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
103 Parker St
Seventh Avenue
Newark, NJ
Updated August 15 at 5:21pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
103 Parker St
Seventh Avenue
Newark, NJ
Updated August 15 at 5:21pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
City Guide
Newark
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.

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 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.

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.

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!

August 2018 Newark Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Newark Rent Report. Newark rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Newark rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

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Rent Report
Newark

August 2018 Newark Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Newark Rent Report. Newark rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Newark rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Newark rents decline sharply over the past month

Newark rents have declined 1.5% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Newark stand at $1,190 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,420 for a two-bedroom. Newark's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.5%, as well as the national average of 1.2%.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Newark

As rents have increased slightly in Newark, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Newark is less affordable for renters.

  • Newark's median two-bedroom rent of $1,420 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the 1.7% rise in Newark.
  • While Newark's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.4%) and Chicago (-1.8%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Newark than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,030.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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 List. "They gave most categories below average scores."

Key Findings in Newark include the follow...

View full Newark Renter Confidence Survey
Newark Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states
Here's how Newark ranks on:
F Overall satisfaction
F Safety and crime rate
F Jobs and career opportunities
F Recreational activities
C Affordability
D Quality of schools
F Social Life
F Weather
F Commute time
D State and local taxes
A- Public transit
F Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
Full data available when viewing on a non-mobile device.
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.