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130 Cheap Apartments for rent in Plainfield, NJ

Finding cheap apartments in Plainfield takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, le... Read Guide >
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New Meadowbrook Village
941 E Front St H
Plainfield, NJ | Plainfield
1 Bedroom
$1,150
660 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,425
777 sqft
Last updated May 8 at 1:01 AM
New Meadowbrook Village apartments has a beautiful park-like setting in Plainfield, NJ. Centrally located in New Jersey and is easily accessible from all the major highways including Routes 22, 78, 287, Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike. The complex is just a short ride to either the Meadowland Sports complex and Newark Airport. It is also an ideal location for those who enjoy New York City or a trip to the Jersey Shore. Come home to New Meadowbrook Village!
1 Unit Available
661 W 4th St
661 West 4th Street
Plainfield, NJ | Plainfield
Studio
$1,500
Last updated May 8 at 2:08 AM
BEAUTIFUL & RENOVATED APARTMENT. This apartment is in Plainfield NJ , first floor, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, Kitchen and has separated living room to the dinning room. Is located close to the transportation. Available for April 1.
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610 W 8th St
610 West 8th Street
Plainfield, NJ | Plainfield
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
Last updated April 12 at 5:46 AM
Newly renovated townhouse 2 bedroom 1.5 bhatroom - Property Id: 249705 Newly renovated townhouse with balcony on 2nd Flr, private patio, enclosed patio 1st floor, access to common area, all new appliances, 2 parking spaces. Small Den/with closet can be used as a 3rd bedroom. Quiet, family neighborhood. Serious inquiries only. Property is best suited for a maximum occupancy of 5 (ex. 2 adults & 3 children) Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/properties/249705 Property Id 249705 (RLNE5681259)
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1 Unit Available
401 US Highway 22
401 US Highway 22
North Plainfield, NJ | North Plainfield
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1 Bedroom
$1,300
760 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 8 at 2:08 AM
Move right into this large 2nd floor one bedroom unit. Building 13 unit H. Laundry on site. One assigned parking plus visitor's parking. Included in the rent are heat and water; Tenant pays electric. Enjoy the amenities-outdoor pool, BBQ, playground & basketball court. Tenant pays $100 per year for pool use. Easy access to shopping, major highways & transportation to NYC.
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Watchung View Apartments
650 Somerset St
North Plainfield, NJ | North Plainfield
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1 Bedroom
$1,195
465 sqft
Last updated May 8 at 1:01 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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Carlton Club Apartments
186 Carlton Club Dr
Piscataway, NJ
1 Bedroom
$1,310
745 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,630
1020 sqft
Last updated May 8 at 1:01 AM
Carlton Club Apartments, Middlesex County's premier 1 & 2 bedroom apartment rental location for all of central New Jersey-close to everything you need, including shopping, entertainment, restaurants and more! Commuters especially will enjoy the proximity to convenient service to Manhattan, and you're close to all major roadways.Carlton Club offers fantastic one-bedroom, one-bathroom standard and deluxe apartment homes. These unique homes feature an incredible use of space. From hardwood flooring to the gas ranges for cooking, these homes have so much to give. You will have the opportunity to tour are beautiful garden style property, view are model apartments and apply on the spot.Our Piscataway, NJ, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments offer the space you need with the features you will love. Available in one and two bedroom apartments.
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Pleasant View Gardens
258 Carlton Ave
Piscataway, NJ
1 Bedroom
$1,444
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,914
925 sqft
Last updated May 7 at 9:03 AM
Nestled into 80 acres of green space, these Colonial-inspired apartments offer updated floor plans and one, two, or three-bedroom units. Amenities include onsite pools, open floor plans, and walk-in closets in some units.
1 Unit Available
56 CARLTON AVE
56 Carlton Avenue
Piscataway, NJ
1 Bedroom
$1,450
600 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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4 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 8 at 2:09 AM
The rear centrally air conditioned cottage apartment available from 5/1/2021. It is near public transportation, Pershing Field, Children park, Municipal swimming pool and Shopping center. The landlord desire annual lease, 1.5 month security deposit, credit check and income verification. No smoking and strictly pets are not permitted inside the property. Some of the images are old when last rented, new pictures will be uploaded when apartment is vacated. While viewing apartment all the viewers must wear face mask and they have to sign Covid-19 Harmless form.
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64 Tower Rd
64 Tower Road
Middlesex County, NJ
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
Last updated April 12 at 5:10 AM
The house is on convenient and street of Tower Rd - Property Id: 249311 The house is on convenient and quite street of Tower Rd . 2 large bedrooms 1 full bath, kitchen and living room. Close to Oak tree Rd and Metropak train station. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/properties/249311 Property Id 249311 (RLNE5681300)
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North Hills
1275 Saint Georges Ave
Colonia, NJ | Colonia
1 Bedroom
$1,435
645 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,770
910 sqft
Last updated May 8 at 3:12 AM
Room to Grow, Room to Spread Out, Room to Spare. North Hills is meticulously maintained and professionally managed with an on-site team providing unparalleled service, where we believe that you are not just at home, you are family. Our spacious one and two bedroom apartments in Colonia feature balconies, sleek appliances, and modern kitchens and baths. You will settle right into the community where you will have access to an intercom door entry system, laundry facilities in every building, and individually controlled central air and heat. North Hills is an easy commute to New York City. If you want to stick closer to home, you are only minutes from the beaches of the Jersey Shore, shopping, and recreation. For our families, we are steps away from some of the top schools in the area. Contact us today to set up a tour and find your new home!
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Woodbridge Apartments
10 Lee St
Middlesex County, NJ
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,365
910 sqft
Last updated May 8 at 1:01 AM
Come join our wonderful community! We are minutes from Middlesex College, shopping, dining, restaurants, entertainment and within walking distance to local schools. Also in close proximity to major roadways such as Rt. 1, Rt. 18 and the NJ Turnpike. With our new renovations and features you'll want to call Woodbridge Apartments home.
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Placid Gardens
49 S 9th Ave
Highland Park, NJ | Highland Park
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1 Bedroom
$1,215
544 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 8 at 1:01 AM
Welcome to life at Placid Gardens Apartments for rent, where your quality of life will be redefined inside this exclusive rental community offering a maintenance-free experience amidst all that Highland Park offers. Your apartment has been designed to be as comfortable as it is impressive. At Placid Gardens Apartments, every detail has been carefully considered so that you can live every moment to its fullest.
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Short Hills Gardens
469 Millburn Ave
Essex County, NJ
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1 Bedroom
$1,350
400 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
750 sqft
Last updated May 8 at 1:01 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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Park Ridge Apartments
248 Millburn Avenue
Essex County, NJ
1 Bedroom
$1,500
640 sqft
Last updated May 8 at 1:01 AM
The Park Ridge Apartments located at 240-248 Millburn Ave, Millburn, NJ 07041 is a charming apartment community consisting of 24 large one bedroom apartments with hardwood floor, over size rooms and large open floor plan with a dining room. We are situated in the southwest corner of Essex County and cover about ten square miles. It is 20 miles west of New York City. Millburn is bordered on the south by Summit and Springfield in Union County; Maplewood lies to the east; West Orange and Livingston lie to the north; and Florham Park and Chatham, both in Morris County. The NJ Transit provides easy access via rail to New York City, both mid-town and lower Manhattan, as well as the New Jersey transportation hubs of Hoboken, Newark and Jersey City. NJ Transit maintains two train stations in the community in the Short Hills section and in Millburn. The Millburn station is a short walk to the downtown business area. In addition, Millburn Township is a quick 20 minutes from Newark Airport.
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New Brunswick Arms Apartments
119 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ
Studio
$850
268 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,100
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 8 at 1:01 AM
New Brunswick Arms is dedicated to serving the needs of our residents. Our Community landmark area offers a great location convenient to downtown...close to hospitals, colleges...public transportation.Nearby parks include Monument Square, Kossuth Park and Elmer B Boyd Park.New Brunswick Arms Apartments is a Walker's Paradise so daily errands do not require a car.
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Georgian Arms
785 Green St
Iselin, NJ | Iselin
1 Bedroom
$1,430
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 8 at 12:47 AM
Come see all that Georgian Arms has to offer. With an abundance of amenities and community features such as a quiet setting, 24 hour maintenance, air conditioning, and heat and hot water included. We are sure that you will find Georgian Arms is the location for you.
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Kings Gardens Apartments
24 Walter Dr
Avenel, NJ | Avenel
1 Bedroom
$1,375
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 8 at 12:43 AM
Located in Woodbridge, NJ, Kings Gardens is conveniently situated near Routes 1-9, The Garden State Parkway & Route 287, shopping, restaurants, nightlife, downtown and JFK Hospital. Recently renovated building exteriors and grounds complement our newly renovated apartment homes which include modern appliances, ceramic tiled kitchens and bathrooms, refinished hardwood floors and spacious floor plans. Once you tour our community, you will want to call Kings Gardens your new home. *Advertised photos may not be of actual unit available, please contact for more details.
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Queens Gardens Apartments
3 Ronald Dr
Avenel, NJ | Colonia
1 Bedroom
$1,435
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 8 at 12:43 AM
Welcome to Queens Gardens, a centrally located apartment community with convenient access to the Garden State Parkway, the New Jersey Turnpike and Routes 1 & 9, 27 and 35 (St. Georges Avenue). Our prime location puts you only minutes from shopping, restaurants, county parks and bus and train service to New York City and Philadelphia. Come tour our spacious one bedroom and two bedroom apartments and see why we are one of the best values in Middlesex County. *Advertised photos may not be of actual unit available, please contact for more details.
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Crossroads Gardens Apartments
1 Pikeview Ln
Woodbridge, NJ | Woodbridge
1 Bedroom
$1,400
870 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 8 at 12:43 AM
Located in Woodbridge, NJ, Crossroads Gardens is conveniently situated near three major highways, shopping, restaurants, nightlife, downtown and the hospital. Recently renovated building exteriors and park like grounds complement our newly renovated apartments which include new appliances, ceramic tiled kitchens and bathrooms, refinished hardwood floors and spacious floor plans. Once you visit our community, you will want to call Crossroads Gardens your new home. *Advertised photos may not be of actual unit available, please contact for more details.
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Douglass Gardens
462 Hamilton St Apt. A
Somerset, NJ
1 Bedroom
$1,399
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,675
780 sqft
Last updated May 7 at 9:07 AM
These garden-style apartments are within a short drive of Rutgers University, Highland Park and area shops. Apartments feature ceramic-tiled bathrooms, energy-efficient appliances and large closets. On-site playground and green space. Pet-friendly.
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Bound Brook Apartments
73B Codrington Dr
Bound Brook, NJ | Bound Brook
1 Bedroom
$1,349
2 Bedrooms
$1,669
Last updated May 7 at 9:07 AM
This community offers residents on-site parking, 24-hour emergency maintenance and a pet-friendly environment. Apartments include hardwood flooring, high-speed internet access, and free heat and hot water. Chimney Rock West and Codrington Park are both nearby.
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Highland Montgomery
140 Montgomery St 1 H
Highland Park, NJ | Highland Park
Studio
$1,325
350 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,410
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,725
700 sqft
Last updated May 7 at 9:06 AM
Quiet residential community located close to shopping, entertainment and mass transit. Units feature hardwood floors, fully equipped kitchens and high-speed internet access. Well-maintained park-like grounds.
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Parktowne Apartments
11 Raritan Ave
Highland Park, NJ | Highland Park
Studio
$1,350
465 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,585
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,960
898 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 8:59 PM
Parktowne Apartments in Highland Park, NJ, is located along the banks of the Raritan River. Just a short distance from each of the four Rutgers University campuses, Highland Park is a shopping and dining destination that combines small-town friendliness with twenty-first century amenities. Perfectly situated just across the bridge from New Brunswick in Highland Park, NJ, Parktowne Apartments offers city living at a great value and absolute comfort. Our studio, one and two bedroom apartments provide plenty of options for even the most discriminating urban dweller. Our mid-rise building, near the Raritan River has select units that include private balconies for an added touch of luxury.
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Georgetown Apartments
1470-I Oaktree Drive
North Brunswick, NJ
1 Bedroom
$1,399
630 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,739
730 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 8:58 PM
Centrally located, between Route 27 and Route 1, with a bus line to NYC at the corner, these apartments come in 1 and 2-bedroom floor plans with spacious layouts and attractive amenities.
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Cheap apartments in Plainfield start at $1,150 per month.
City Guide for Plainfield, NJ

Although Plainfield may seem like only a charming, quiet city, it is home to p-funk! While working in a local barbershop, George Clinton created Parliament-Funkadelic, which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Plainfield is known for its history, charm and convenient location near surrounding metropolitan cities. If you love Manhattan but want to avoid the hustle and bustle, Plainfield is your place! Its right off Route 22, which provides an array of shops, restaurants and supermarkets. The area is affordable, with reasonable mortgages, but it also allows for a fancy night out when you want to treat the family! The city dates all the way back to 1869 and still has multiple historical buildings to tour! Dont let the small town vibe fool you; the city has some spice and amazing culture. See more

What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Plainfield, NJ

Finding cheap apartments in Plainfield takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Plainfield by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Plainfield in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Plainfield.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Plainfield. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Plainfield.