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Located just 8 miles west of New York City, Newark is the largest city in New Jersey. It originated as a shipbuilding center during World War I, but has since become a major transportation hub, including one of the country’s most-traveled airports and seaports. Newark has rich music and art communities, including the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Newark Museum, as well as the Museum of African-American music, which is a Smithsonian affiliate. Due to its history as one of the great jazz cities, Newark still boasts some of the best music and entertainment clubs. In addition, Newark is within miles of the home of the NBA’s New Jersey Nets, NHL’s New Jersey Devils, Major League Soccer’s New York/New Jersey Metro Stars, as well as NFL’s New York’s Giants and Jets’ stadiums, due to its proximity to the city. A short drive to New York City brings you right in the center of the baseball action, with New York’s Yankees and Mets, and a little over an hour’s drive takes you to Philadelphia, the home of the NFL’s Eagles, MLB’s Phillies, NBA’s 76ers, and NHL’s Flyers.

Newark has no shortage of outdoor fun. Aside from the many nearby parks and beaches, including the well-known Asbury Park and Atlantic City, Newark offers many nationally-ranked golf courses within a short distance, as well as skiing at one of Pennsylvania’s premiere resorts. Newark also offers one of the best waterparks in the country, Mountain Creek in Vernon, with its many slides and tunnels snaking through mountainous terrain.

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Newark Demographics & Crime Rate

Newark is a diverse city of 279,793, despite its role as a busy transportation location. The median household income in 2015 was $33,139. As far as education, 18.8 percent of Newark’s population has completed some college, 4.8 percent earned an Associate’s degree, and 9.3 percent earned a Bachelor’s degree. If you’re looking to relocate to this great location on the outskirts of New York City, MoveWise is here to help. By using the “Request Your Free Moving Quote” tool on the right, you’ll be ready to receive free quotes from up to six of Newark’s top moving companies, delivered right to your inbox!


City Population

279,793

Total US Pop 2016: 321,418,820

Unemployment

18.4%

National Avg 2016: 8.3%

Median Income

$33,139

National Avg 2015: $53,889

Violent Crime Rate

10.78%

National Avg 2016: 3.83%


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Newark Real Estate Pricing & Taxes

New Jersey’s home values are on the high side, with a median value of $223,400. Rental properties run about $973 per month, with a 6.875% sales tax. Property values are high, due to Newark’s proximity to several cities and many attractions, which makes it a popular place to live. When planning a move to Newark, New Jersey, use our free moving quote request on the right, and the top movers in Newark with bring you their best offers to get you started.


Home Price

$223,400

National Avg 2015: $178,600

Apartment Rent

$973

National Avg 2015: $928

Sales Tax "State-Local"

6.88%

Ranked [#6]


State Property Tax

2.38%

Ranked [#1]


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