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329 Apartments for rent in Union City, NJ

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Last updated September 20 at 11:50am UTC
123 44TH ST
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 20 at 11:50am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,686
318 38TH ST
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 20 at 11:49am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
4713 BROADWAY
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 20 at 11:49am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
1807 KERRIGAN AVE
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 20 at 11:48am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
380 MOUNTAIN RD
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 20 at 11:48am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,950
123 44TH ST
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 20 at 11:48am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
1208 SUMMIT AVE
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 20 at 11:48am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,295
200 38TH ST
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 20 at 6:45am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
652 37TH ST
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 20 at 12:59am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
606 KENNEDY BLVD
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 19 at 2:25pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,299
1903 NEW YORK AVE
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 19 at 5:24am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
2109 PALISADE AVE
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 19 at 5:24am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
3315 PLEASANT AVE
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 19 at 5:24am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,700
137 35TH ST
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 19 at 5:24am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
1720 NEW YORK AVE
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 18 at 2:40am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,850
151 20TH ST
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 17 at 10:18pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
512 21ST ST
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 17 at 10:18pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,295
606 KENNEDY BLVD
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 15 at 4:35am UTC
Studio
$1,995
2209 KERRIGAN AVE
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 15 at 4:35am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,350
413 7TH ST
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 14 at 11:43pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
200 43RD ST
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 18 at 2:41am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,700
309 21ST ST
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated September 16 at 3:03pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,550
City Guide
Union City
Renting in Union City

One of the most interesting facts about this city is just how rent-heavy it is. That is, nearly 71 percent of all of the households in the city, including homes, apartments, condos and duplexes, are rentals. At any given time, about 8 percent of the households here are unoccupied. That provides a clear picture as to just how many properties for rent there are in the area.

If you hope to find an apartment to rent or a rent to own home in Union City, you will likely need to have a good credit score and at least one month's security deposit. In addition to this, having some rental history can help. However, keep in mind that most of the area is rental and that means there's a lot of competition for good renters. If you have a solid income and good credit, be sure to negotiate for a lower payment or better terms. You may even find that all utilities paid apartment in Union City that you're after.

Neighborhoods in Union City

As a large city, Union City is home to a range of different neighborhoods. Nearly all of the schools here are spread out. Most of the neighborhoods have small strip malls with grocery stores and banks as well. However, what's in the neighborhoods differs significantly from one location to the next. Below are some of the most ideal communities to find an apartment to rent in Union City.

City Center: This moderately sized area runs long Route 680 and 684. It's a densely populated area with limited shopping. It has mostly single-family homes, although it's also home to various duplexes for rent, as well as apartments.$$$$$

Bergenline Avenue: This neighborhood is also a small component of the city. It has Elsworth Park, which is a small, family-friendly park. This neighborhood offers various rental options, although it's mostly filled with single-family homes.$$$$

16th Street: Known mostly for its location just off New York Avenue, 16th is a moderately priced housing area. It's home to the 17th Street Playground and Colin Powell Elementary School. There is a strong sense of community located here.$$$$$

32nd Street: Also near Bergenline Avenue, the 32nd Street neighborhood is a welcoming place with apartments for rent, as well as some homes for rent. This neighborhood has good access to the surrounding area since it's located near 30th Street.$$$$

Summit: Just a few streets big, from John F Kennedy Blvd. to Paterson Plank Rd, this neighborhood has little to no commercial businesses. It's almost all single-family homes with moderately sized lots. Some are homes for rent, and you may find duplexes for rent as well. This area may be ideal for those people looking for a larger home to live in, but it mostly remains moderately priced for the area.$$$

Kennedy: Kennedy is much of the same. This is a predominantly residential area with a few strip malls and small shops located throughout it. St. Joseph's and Michael is located near this area. The 11th Street Playground is also nearby, which is a good location for its walking trails and kids playground. Most of the homes here are single-family homes for rent or ownership. Use an apartment locator to track down any available apartments in this area.$$$

28th Street: Located toward the center of town, with Route 495 and 30th Street running through it, is the 28th Street neighborhood. This area is a combination of retail, small businesses, larger grocers and some single-family homes and apartments. You'll find most of your big box stores in this area.$$$

18th Street: This is asimple area without any real commercial aspects to it, located just off Palisade Avenue. Right across the street is the Hackensack Reservoir Number Two, which creates a landmark in the city. This area is mostly single-family homes, and you'll find a house to rent here most of the time. It's also home to some of the larger lots in the community of Union City.$$$

Kennedy and 39th Street: This neighborhood is significantly larger. It runs from John F Kennedy through to Park Ave (no, not the Park Avenue). The Pathmark Super Center is nearby, as is Park Avenue's small park. The rest of the area is mainly traditional homes and moderately sized lots. You may find a home to rent here, as well as an apartment to rent.$$$

Mountain Road: This neighborhood is less congested in terms of how many people live within it. There are a few high-rise apartments here, but most of this area is single-family homes. It's a subdivision area with larger lots.$$

Living in Union City

Now that you know a bit about the neighborhoods, consider what living here is like for many of the people. There's no doubt that there are traffic jams and packed grocery stores most days of the week, but with a high density population in a small area, that's going to happen. The city has a median household income of about $41,300. About 50 percent of the households are married couples, and about 35 percent of the households have kids in them. Many people commute to work, which takes about 25 minutes on average. About 82 percent of people living in this area are white collar workers. Nearby cities, such as Guttenberg, Hoboken, and West New York, tend to have some jobs available to individuals in this area, too.

September 2018 Union City Rent Report

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

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Rent Report
Union City

September 2018 Union City Rent Report

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

Union City rents declined slightly over the past month

Union City rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, but have been relatively flat at 0.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Union City stand at $1,390 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,650 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in June. Union City's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.6%, as well as the national average of 1.0%.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Union City

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

  • Union City's median two-bedroom rent of $1,650 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.0% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Union City.
  • While rents in Union City remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Houston (+3.6%), Atlanta (+1.5%), and San Francisco (+1.1%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,030, $1,190, and $3,100 respectively.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Union City than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, where Union City is more than 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.

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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.

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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.