Do you like your neighborhood?
Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?
No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Newark, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Newark neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Newark are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in Newark for 2019:
- North Ironbound (Homes)
- Lower Vailsburg (Homes)
- South Ironbound (Homes)
- Upper Roseville (Homes)
- Forest Hill (Homes)
- North Broadway (Homes)
- Upper Vailsburg (Homes)
- Weequahic (Homes)
- Central Business District (Homes)
- University Heights (Homes)
So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Newark for 2019? According to the most recent census data, North Ironbound looks to be the best Newark neighborhood to live in.
Read on to see how we determined the places around Newark that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Newark.
Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.
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How we determined the best Newark hoods in 2019
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Newark, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 20 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the “Best City Neighborhood In Newark.” We’re lookin’ at you, North Ironbound.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Newark, New Jersey has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
Roseville is an unincorporated community and neighborhood within the city of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. It borders Bloomfield and East Orange. To the neighborhood’s immediate east is the Newark City Subway and Branch Brook Park. Roseville is divided into Upper Roseville north of 3rd Ave and Lower Roseville south of 3rd Ave.
Forest Hill is an unincorporated community and neighborhood within the city of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. It is a pre-World War II neighborhood in the North Ward. It is bounded on the west by Branch Brook Park, on the south by Bloomfield Avenue, and on the east by both Summer and Mt. Prospect Avenues, the neighborhood of Broadway. The neighborhood’s ZIP code is 07104.
Weequahic is an unincorporated community and neighborhood within the city of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. Part of the South Ward, it is separated from Clinton Hill by Hawthorne Avenue on the north, and bordered by the city of Irvington on the west, Newark Liberty International Airport and Dayton on the east, and Hillside Township and the city of Elizabeth on the south.
Downtown Newark, officially known as the Central Business District, is an unincorporated community and neighborhood within the city of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. Downtown Newark is Newark’s central business, retail, and cultural district and the largest such district in New Jersey. It is located at a bend in the Passaic River.
University Heights is a neighborhood in Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. It is so named because of the location of four academic institutions within its boundaries Rutgers University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the New Jersey Medical School, and Essex County College. In total, the schools enroll approximately 32,000 degree-seeking students.
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Newark
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Newark where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Newark aren’t all good. Dayton-Weequahic Park takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Newark.
We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Newark For 2019
|9||Central Business District||5,389|
|13||Upper Clinton Hill||13,987|
|17||Lower Clinton Hill||2,585|
|18||South Broad Street||11,776|