Condos For Sale In Newark, NJ

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A Capital Place to Buy Condos in Newark, NJ

As the capital city of New Jersey, the most populous city in the state, and one of the nation's major air, shipping and rail hubs, Newark is often overlooked as a place to live, yet it has charming residential and historic areas in the north of the city and a dynamic downtown with a diverse range of restaurants and places of entertainment, as well as its own NHL team. Several neighborhoods are ideal for those thinking of buying condos in Newark, NJ.

History

Before looking at Jersey City condos for sale, it’s fun to look back at how this became one of the earliest areas of settlement in the United States. Puritans migrating from Connecticut in 1666, looking to set up a church-led government, purchased land from the Delaware Indians. The city may have been named by the first pastor who believed it should be called “The New Ark of the Covenant.” It was granted a royal charter in 1713 and was incorporated in 1798. Newark's industrial boom began in the early 1800s, when it was known for its leather factories and breweries. The construction of the Morris Canal and various railroads turned Newark into a bustling port city. Insurance took off in the mid-1800s, and today the city remains the second leading seller of insurance in the nation. The city had tremendous population growth through the early 20th century, especially through immigration, but saw a decline in the second half of the century. The city has experienced a significant revitalization since the 1990s.

Things to do in Newark

After you buy your Newark condo, you’ll want to discover some of the exciting things to see in your new home.
Branch Brook Park has the largest and most varied collection of flowering cherry blossoms in a park within the US, home to over 5,200 trees. Peak viewing time is usually the first two or three weeks of April.
The Portraits mural, a massive multi-artist painting the length of 25 football fields, is the longest continuous mural on the East Coast, and the second longest in the country. It starts in the South Ironbound district and stretches northwards 1.39 miles along the century-old stone walls supporting the Northeast Corridor and PATH tracks facing the McCarter Highway.
Washington Park, the northernmost of the three original colonial-era commons in Newark, contains an equestrian statue of George Washington, dedicated in 1912.
Riverfront Park, which stretches along the Passaic River, includes the Orange Boardwalk and views over the water.
Jesse Allen Park is located near several schools and youth facilities, including a well-liked Boys and Girls Club facility. Amenities include sports fields, skateboarding, basketball, exercise stations, a water play area and climate-resilient garden features.
Weequahic Park has the largest lake in the county, the city’s only golf course, described by the Golf Channel as a ‘hidden gem,’ a running track, trails and athletic fields.
The Judith L. Shipley Urban Environmental Center, and the Prudential Outdoor Learning Center, offer urban farming and gardening displays and instruction.

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Location

Newark is surrounded by residential suburbs to the west, the Passaic River and Newark Bay to the east, dense urban areas to the south and southwest, and middle-class residential suburbs and industrial areas to the north. Newark Liberty International Airport is only 13 miles west of Lower Manhattan in New York City. Newark Neighborhoods Although Newark is divided into five political wards – industry, the airport and the seaport are concentrated in the East and South, while residential neighborhoods exist primarily in the North, Central and West wards – residents more often identify by their unique neighborhoods, ranging in character from bustling urban districts to quiet suburban enclaves. Central Ward This ward contains much of the city's history including the original Lincoln Park, Military Park and Washington Park squares and University Heights. In the 19th century, the Central Ward was inhabited by Germans and other white Catholic and Protestant groups, later replaced by Jews, who were themselves replaced by African Americans. This is the present-day heart of Newark, and includes 26 public schools, two police precincts, including headquarters, four firehouses, and one library. North Ward This ward is surrounded by Branch Brook Park, of cherry blossom fame. Its neighborhoods include Broadway, Mount Pleasant, Upper Roseville and the affluent Forest Hill section, which contains many older mansions and colonial homes. Gated communities of residential towers and condos for sale are located in the Forest Hill neighborhood. Little Italy survives, although recent demographics have transitioned to Latino. The ward as a whole remains ethnically diverse. West Ward The West Ward comprises the neighborhoods of Vailsburg, Ivy Hill, West Side, Fairmount and Lower Roseville. Once a predominantly Irish, Polish and Ukrainian neighborhood, this is now home to neighborhoods composed primarily of Latinos, African Americans and Caribbean Americans. South Ward The South Ward comprises the Weequahic, Clinton Hill, Dayton and South Broad Valley neighborhoods. Once home to Jewish residents, the area now has ethnic neighborhoods made up primarily of African Americans and Hispanics. The city's second-largest hospital, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, can be found here, as can 17 public schools. East Ward The East Ward contains the downtown commercial district, as well as the Ironbound neighborhood, where much of Newark's industry was located in the 19th century. Today, Ironbound is a destination for shopping, dining and nightlife. A historically immigrant-dominated section of the city, Ironbound in recent decades has been termed Little Portugal and Little Brazil due to its heavily Portuguese and Brazilian population. Newark is home to one of the largest Portuguese speaking communities in the US. In addition, the East Ward has become home to various Latin American communities, especially Ecuadorians, Peruvians and Colombians, as well as Puerto Ricans and African Americans. Public education consists of East Side High School and six elementary schools. The ward is composed of densely packed but well-maintained housing and streets, primarily large apartment buildings and rowhouses, as well as many condos for sale.

Newark demographics

Newark is the most populous and the second most diverse city in New Jersey, with a population of 311,549, an increase of 12.4% in the last decade, and the largest percentage increase in 100 years. Geographically, Newark is a large basin sloping towards the Passaic River, with a few valleys formed by meandering streams. Historically, Newark's high places have been its wealthier neighborhoods.

More than 100,000 people commute to the city each workday, making it the state's largest employment center, with white-collar jobs in insurance, finance, import-export, healthcare and government. Newark is the third-largest insurance center in the country, home to more than 1,000 law firms, with 60,000 students and faculty attending the city's universities, medical and law schools. Technology industries have grown in the past few years with the city encouraging the construction of a massive fiber-optic network. Its airport, seaport, rail facilities and highway network make the city the busiest trans-shipment hub on the US East Coast.

Arts in Newark

Mural in Spanish Harlem in New York City

The Newark Museum of Art has world-renowned collections of American art, decorative arts, contemporary art, and the arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas and the ancient world.
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is the home of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the New Jersey State Opera. The center's programs of music, dance and theater attract over 400,000 visitors annually.
Newark Symphony Hall, once home to the symphony and the opera, still houses the Garden State Ballet, and has three performance spaces, including the main concert hall named in honor of famous Newark native Sarah Vaughan, offering rhythm and blues, rap, hip-hop and gospel music concerts.
The Prudential Center arena is home to the New Jersey Devils NHL team, and hosts concerts by major artists and touring entertainment events.

Mural in Spanish Harlem in New York City

Schools in Newark

Newark is the home of multiple institutions of higher education, including a Berkeley College campus, the main campus of Essex County College, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the Newark Campus of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Rutgers University and Seton Hall University School of Law, most located in the University Heights district. The colleges and universities have worked together to help revitalize the area, which serves more than 60,000 students and faculty. Newark Public Schools, a state-operated school district, has 64 schools. There are three private Catholic high schools. Charter schools in Newark include the Robert Treat Academy Charter School, a National Blue Ribbon School drawing students from all over Newark. It remains one of the top performing K-8 schools in New Jersey based on standardized test scores. University Heights Charter School is another charter school, serving children in grades K-5.

Why Newark?

Is This the Right Time to Buy a Condo in Newark NJ?
Buying condos in Newark NJ has been an adventure for those who want to live outside New York. It is a vibrant and diverse community with the benefit of the cultural impact of many ethnicities. Newark has great entertainment, spectacular culinary offerings and good public transportation. If you are prepared to look hard you can find the perfect condo for sale in Newark, NJ.

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