So you are moving to Newark! There’s no adventure quite as exciting as moving house and you’re probably already anticipating the big day. But before you start looking for Newark movers or Newark storage, you’d surely want to know some information about your new home. This page will give you some details about the city of Newark to help you in planning ahead.
Newark – Location and Neighbourhoods
Newark is located on the North-East Coast of the United States and is the largest city In the State of New Jersey as well as the state’s second most racially diverse city (after State capital Jersey City). Divided into five wards; the east and south wards are more industrial whilst the north, central and west wards have a higher concentration of residential properties.
North Ward, surrounded by Branch Brook Park includes the neighborhoods of Broadway, Mount Pleasant, Upper Roseville and the affluent Forest Hill. West Ward contains the neighborhoods of Vailsburg, Ivy Hill, Westside, Fairmont and Lower Roseville. East Ward is home to the neighborhoods of Downtown and Ironbound (aka Down Neck). South Ward neighborhoods include; Weequahic, Clinton Hill, Dayton and South Broad Valley. Finally the Central Ward is populated by University Heights, The Coast/Lincoln Park, Springfield/Belmont and Seventh Avenue.
Important Places in Newark
Aside from the bars, restaurants and other nightspots found in any urban setting, Newark is home to a number of important cultural institutions, such as the New Jersey Performing Arts Centre which hosts the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and New Jersey State Opera.
The Newark Museum whose highlights comprise exhibits of American and Tibetan Art also includes John Ballantine House (home to John Ballantine, founder of the Ballantine Beer Brewery). Newark also hosts the Museum of African-American Music which houses exhibits about genres from Gospel to Hip-Hop. In Newark’s Broadway district one can also find the Jewish Museum of New Jersey.
Although for much of its history New Jersey has been unrepresented in the field of professional sports, currently the NHL’s New Jersey Devils (ice hockey) and the MLS’ New York Red Bulls (soccer) have their homes in Newark or its suburbs.
Popular Living Areas in Newark
Forest Hill – Located on a ridge between the Passaic River and Branch Brook, Forest Hill is an affluent district whose more well-known residents have included Lauryn Hill, and Rohan Marley amongst others. With many mansions and colonial buildings, the New Jersey Historical Society guides tours of the district during select times of the year. This neighborhood is served by the Park Avenue, Bloomfield Avenue, Davenport Avenue and Branch Brook Park stations of the light-rail network.
Lincoln Park/The Coast – Historically a center of jazz and gospel music, as well as a series of nightclubs, this neighborhood is now home to the City Without Walls gallery, Newark Symphony Hall and the Theater Cafe. In keeping with its history, this neighborhood is home to the Museum of African American Music.
Broadway – Located on the west bank of the Passaic river, this neighborhood was the historic center of New Jersey’s Jewish community and houses the Jewish Museum of New Jersey. Newark Public Library’s North End Branch is also located in this district.
Vailsburg – This neighborhood offers a variety of housing styles including Dutch colonial and Victorian inspired buildings. South Orange Avenue in the commercial district underwent a significant street-level renovation in the early 21st century and many storefronts sport a fresh look. Vailsburg is known locally for its strong sense of community and many projects are run for the residents including three pre-school centers, four after school clubs a teen center and a seniors’ center. Two parks serve the neighborhood as well as a local branch of the Newark Public library.
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