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128 Apartments for rent in Newark, NJ

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Last updated July 23 at 3:22PM
91 Halsey St
Newark Central Business District
Newark, NJ
Updated July 14 at 7:03PM
2 Bedrooms
$2,150
111 MULBERRY ST
Newark Central Business District
Newark, NJ
Updated May 16 at 9:32AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
14 Seabury Ct
North Broadway
Newark, NJ
Updated July 15 at 10:08AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
182 Norwood St
Upper Vailsburg
Newark, NJ
Updated July 22 at 5:15PM
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
182 Norwood St
Upper Vailsburg
Newark, NJ
Updated July 11 at 5:18PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
3 Ashby Ln
University Heights
Newark, NJ
Updated June 23 at 2:03AM
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
424 Leslie St
Weequahic
Newark, NJ
Updated July 18 at 5:48PM
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
63 Howard St
University Heights
Newark, NJ
Updated June 23 at 2:03AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
21 N 6th St
Fairmount
Newark, NJ
Updated July 12 at 10:58AM
5 Bedrooms
$1,950
37 Howard Ct
University Heights
Newark, NJ
Updated July 6 at 6:34PM
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
19 Vaughan Dr
University Heights
Newark, NJ
Updated July 14 at 1:59AM
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
17 Fulton St
Newark Central Business District
Newark, NJ
Updated July 22 at 2:02AM
1 Bedroom
$1,450
309 7th Ave W
Seventh Avenue
Newark, NJ
Updated July 23 at 9:12AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
35 Rutgers Dr
University Heights
Newark, NJ
Updated July 22 at 1:57AM
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
210 Astor st #2
South Ironbound
Newark, NJ
Updated July 21 at 10:04AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
185 Goldsmith Ave
Weequahic
Newark, NJ
Updated July 8 at 5:33PM
4 Bedrooms
$1,800
185 Goldsmith Ave
Weequahic
Newark, NJ
Updated July 8 at 5:33PM
1 Bedroom
$1,000
935 S 19th St
Upper Clinton Hill
Newark, NJ
Updated July 22 at 10:33AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,500
151 Parker Street 2
Seventh Avenue
Newark, NJ
Updated July 15 at 9:58AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,325
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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!

Rent Report
Newark

July 2017 Newark Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2017 Newark Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Newark rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Newark rents declined moderately over the past month

Newark rents have declined 0.3% over the past month, but have increased marginally by 0.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Newark stand at $1,170 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,400 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Newark's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.3%, as well as the national average of 2.9%.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Newark

Rent growth in Newark has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases, while in a few cases, rents have actually declined. Compared to most large cities across the country, Newark is less affordable for renters.

  • Newark's median two-bedroom rent of $1,400 is above the national average of $1,150. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.9% over the past year.
  • While rents in Newark remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw decreases, including Houston (-2.8%), Miami (-1.1%), San Francisco (-0.6%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $990, $1,350, and $3,040 respectively.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Newark than most large cities. Comparably, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $990, where Newark is nearly one-and-a-half times that price.

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.

Newark Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Newark ranks on:
F Overall satisfaction
F Safety and crime rate
F Jobs and career opportunities
C- Recreational activities
C Affordability
D Quality of schools
D Weather
D Commute time
F State and local taxes
A Public transit
C- Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
Full data available when viewing on a non-mobile device.
Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released results for Newark from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

“Newark renters expressed high dissatisfaction with their city,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “They gave below-average scores to most categories.”

Key findings in the Newark include the following:

  • Newark renters give their city an F overall for satisfaction.
  • The highest-rated category for Newark was access to public transit (A).
  • Renters were dissatisfied with affordability (C), quality of local schools (D), and commute times (D).
  • Renters were very dissatisfied with local jobs and career opportunities (F), safety (F), and state and local taxes (F).
  • Newark renters were more dissatisfied than renters in nearby Elizabeth (C+), East Orange (D), and Jersey City (D).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.

Renters say:

  • “I hate almost everything about Newark, NJ! The people, their attitudes, placement of homes, the trashy neighborhoods, the carelessness from landlords & neighbors, the rent, no healthy food markets, prices for food, a corner store & chicken shack everywhere you look. It's a horrible place to live.” —Alecia B.
  • “I love that I can walk 10 minutes and be right in the heart of Newark, a new and up-and-coming city.” —Anon.
  • “I hate the crime and low quality of schools.” —Hadiyyah J.