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62 Apartments for rent in Union City, NJ

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Last updated January 23 at 10:42pm UTC
2512 NEW YORK AVE
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated January 3 at 11:40am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
500 CENTRAL AVE
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated January 17 at 9:37am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
4709 BROADWAY
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated January 18 at 10:45am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
2903 SUMMIT AVE
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated January 23 at 1:50am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
500 CENTRAL AVE
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated January 23 at 5:15pm UTC
Studio
$1,500
819 19TH ST
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated January 3 at 11:40am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
310 28TH ST
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated January 12 at 1:47am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
523 34TH ST
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated January 3 at 11:41am UTC
1 Bedroom
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207 19TH ST
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated January 23 at 10:02am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
510 25TH ST
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated January 18 at 1:56am UTC
Studio
$4,700
203 HACKENSACK PLANK RD
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated January 16 at 2:03am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,195
612 12TH ST
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated January 19 at 5:45pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,050
528 47TH ST
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated January 3 at 11:40am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
4312 KENNEDY BLVD
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated January 3 at 11:40am UTC
Studio
$3,800
3104 CENTRAL AVE
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated January 7 at 9:32am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
3121 CENTRAL AVE
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated January 3 at 11:40am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,990
3312 HUDSON AVE
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated January 17 at 1:42am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,250
1215 SUMMIT AVE
Union City
Union City, NJ
Updated January 3 at 11:40am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
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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.

Rent Report
Union City

January 2018 Union City Rent Report

Welcome to the January 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 over the past month

Union City rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but are up sharply by 6.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Union City stand at $1,360 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,620 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in October. Union City's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.5%, as well as the national average of 2.8%.

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

As rents have increased sharply in Union City, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Union City is less affordable for renters.

  • Union City's median two-bedroom rent of $1,620 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 6.6% rise in Union City.
  • While Union City's rents rose sharply over the past year, the city of DC saw a decrease of 0.3%.
  • 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.

About Rent Reports:

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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.