Welcome to Brick City - Newark, New Jersey. Only 30 minutes away from New York, Newark might be the place to settle down if you’re looking for a cheap rent. On top of that, there is a vibrant art scene and many diverse neighborhoods. Come check out Newark!

City Overview

About 282,000 people live in Newark, which makes it the most populous city in New Jersey. Branch Brook Park is home to the largest collection of flowering cherry trees in the nation. So no wonder that each year thousands of visitors come from far and wide to marvel at the Cherry Blossoms blooming during the popular festival. Notable universities in Newark are Rutgers University-Newark Campus, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the New Jersey Medical School, and Essex County College.


There are some lovely art museums in Newark. Take, for instance, the Newark Museum, which is the state’s largest. There are over 70,000 artworks hailing from Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the ancient world. While you’re there perusing the stunning works of Hiram Powers, Frederick Church, and Mary Cassatt, ask to see the animal cages! A little-known fact - the museum had a miniature zoo with a small collection of animals for about 20 years.


In Newark, the population is 52.4% Black, 33.8% Hispanic or Latino, 11.6% Non-Hispanic White, and 1.6% Asian. During the 1950s and 1960’s, the white population shrank, while the black population boomed massively. In that time, the percentage of Non-Hispanic whites declined from 82.8% in 1950 to 11.6% by 2010. Unfortunately, one-third of the population is impoverished, but things are slowly looking up for the city.


New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark Museum, Branch Brook Park, Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Military Park, Warinanco Park, Verona Park, Baltusrol Golf Club, Riverside County Parks.


Hookah. Craft beer. Tapas. Live Music. EDM. Blues. Jazz. Cocktails. Newark has something for everyone. For seriously swanky jazz music, head over to The Priory on West Market Street. This contemporary converted church is equipped with large stained glass windows, a glass dome, and church pews for seats. How’s that for authenticity? For a more upscale sexy vibe, head over to Hell’s Kitchen Lounge on Lafayette. Those are the places for burlesque nights.


Pull out your book and relax - you won’t do much driving in Newark. The Public Transportation system in Newark is one of the most efficient in the United States. This cuts out all potential for road rage fights, stressing over scarce parking, and constant trips to the gas station. You can easily hop on a long distance train or bus and end up in New York City in only 30 minutes.

Finding Apartments For Rent in Newark

Search thousands of Newark properties for rent with Rentberry. You’re in luck - Newark is full of eclectic neighborhoods that offer varying vibes. Would you rather live in the exquisite Victorian houses in Upper Vailsburg or in a luxury townhouse with river views in Forest Hill? Searching for apartments in Newark with a view of the bay? Choose between a high-rise or a condo for rent facing the water.

Dreaming of a townhouse with utilities included? Search by amenities and select attractive ones for your new home. Choose between a pool, gym, hardwood floors, high ceilings, unit with a garage or anything else you’d like to be a part of the place you’ll call home. Newark has very distinctive neighborhoods to choose from, so it can be overwhelming to search for studios or apartments in Newark for rent without physically being there first. Don’t worry, however. We’ve researched the top seven Newark neighborhoods and wrote about them below. Go check them out! Searching for apartments in Newark is extremely easy with Rentberry, and also saves you time. Gone are the days of filling out applications for numerous properties. With Rentberry, you sign up, upload your personal information, and start making offers for your next dream home. Make sure to include your rental history, credit check results, references, and updated pictures – anything that demonstrates you’re an amazing tenant.

Want to search wider? See thousands of long-term townhouses and apartments in Newark for rent. Or check out long-term houses with utilities included in the Newark metropolitan area. Looking for spacious apartments on Seventh Avenue? Use Rentberry to search thousands of townhouses and studios for rent in specific neighborhoods. Search properties with 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms in Newark.

Looking for a pet-friendly place for rent? No sweat. Choose from hundreds of pet-friendly apartments in Newark on Rentberry’s portal.

Are you a student? Search apartments for rent around the top universities in Newark. If you attend Rutgers University-Newark Campus, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the New Jersey Medical School, and Essex County College, be sure to look for student apartments in close proximity to your campus. With Rentberry, you can easily search and apply for apartments for rent with your future roommates.

Newark Neighborhoods

Downtown Newark

The center of all things important is here in downtown Newark. Barhoppers will love the authenticity of Hell’s Kitchen Lounge on Lafayette Street and the stripped-to-the-bone decor McGovern's Tavern on New Street. Don’t expect over-the-top furnishings at either place; just chill vibes, cheap bar food, and local draft favorites. Get in on neighborhood events, join the Newark Downtown District Walking Club and peruse the streets of downtown with a group of 20 active locals. It’s a great way to get integrated into the neighborhood while walking off the empty carbs from the local pubs. Look for properties for rent in exciting downtown Newark.

University Heights

This intelligent neighborhood is home to four world-class academic institutions - Rutgers University-Newark Campus, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the New Jersey Medical School, and Essex County College. Looking for student apartments in Newark for rent? Join the other 40,000 students of Newark that mingle in University Heights every day.

Ironbound District

Tu fala Portugues? Ironbound District of Newark is home to the largest population of Portuguese speaking people outside of the country of Portugal. Amongst the Portuguese, Brazilians, Cape Verdeans - you’ll find delicious ethnic foods. Stop by Seabra’s Marisqueira for authentic Brazilian seafood. Look for studio apartments or condos in this lively corner of Newark for rent. Pro tip: If any soccer match is happening, Ironbound District is where you’d want to watch it.

Forest Hill

This impeccably located neighborhood sits on a ridge between the Passaic River and the valley of Branch Brook. Beautiful views galore. Shady pine trees line the streets in front of historic homes and renovated brick-faced bungalows. You can find all kinds of properties for rent in Forest Hill. You can also check out the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Ridge Street. This part of Newark is an amazing place to live.

Upper Vailsburg

Do you see what I see? Steeply pitched roofs, textured shingles, asymmetrical porches, and facades? Welcome home to Upper Vailsburg. This peaceful community is made up of Victorian-inspired single-family homes, thriving mom-and-pop businesses, and dedicated community centers. Upper Vailsburg is largely made up of immigrants from Africa and the West Indies. This district is popular with diverse young families and empty nesters searching for long-term homes for rent.

Weequahic Park

Weequahic is a word from the Lenni-Lenape Native American term for "head of the cove". This neighborhood is home to the largest lake in Essex County - 80 acres - where the most breathtaking sunsets take place every night The first public golf course in New Jersey popped up in this district, and there isn’t a shortage of activities to partake in. Apartments in Weequahic Park are moderately priced compared to the rest of the Newark neighborhoods.

Seventh Avenue

Formerly known as the First Ward, Seventh Avenue used to be the heart of the city’s Little Italy district. Italian immigrants made this district what it is today. Notable Italian influences are the nation’s largest Italian newspaper - The Italian Tribune. Can you believe it was founded in this neighborhood? Frank Sinatra had bread from Giordano’s Bakery sent to him every week until his death - no matter where in the world the singer was. This district is dripping with nostalgic stories and eclectic fame. Search for affordable apartments for rent in Seventh Avenue using Rentberry.