Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsC-
- Crime & SafetyNG
- Good for FamiliesC+
- Cost of LivingC-
- Health & FitnessB-
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Downtown is a neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey with a population of 4,619. Downtown is in Essex County. Living in Downtown offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Downtown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Downtown and residents tend to be liberal.
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I work downtown Newark. The landscape has changed over the years. The addition of NJPAC and Prudential Center have helped with revitalization. The mass transit connection is a plus between Penn Station Amtrak and New Jersey Transit trains, buses, and city subway it makes this a desirable location to live and work. Hopefully they manage to retain its historical aspects and focus on Lincoln Park & Newark Symphony Hall the way they did Military Park to maintain their relevance and connect versus dissect the revitalization efforts. Low income residents remain an issue contributing to crime and safety concerns that are not uncommon in most major metropolises. That waterfront should they ever get around to its revitalization is definitely a revenue producing proposition for the right visionary. Newark has come a long way and continues to have great potential. I'm holding out for condos to be built along a restored waterfront so I can make the move back to a city on the verge of greatness.
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As of late, there have been numerous businesses that have opened. With new businesses comes more jobs for people. Eateries are probably the main things opening.