Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsC-
- Crime & SafetyC-
- Good for FamiliesC
- Cost of LivingC-
- Health & FitnessC
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Newark is a city in New Jersey with a population of 280,463. Newark is in Essex County. Living in Newark offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Newark there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Newark and residents tend to be liberal.
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Working in Newark
I was born in Newark and still go to school there. People have this stereotype about Newark being the worst city in NJ that's full of crime and everyone's rude. But, that's false. I love the diversity there is and the programs there is that build-up community. It may have its flaws but it's home to so many good people!
I have been living in Newark since 2000, I went to public schools and high schools. Newark has evolved greatly in diversity, cultural, and financially. The programs and service Newark offers are so reliable for many low income families and its community it good. With new stores opening and construcction going on, jobs have become more accessible for commuters, and public transportation has evolved. Before we had only regular buses, now with the new Bus system that goes into the Newark airport terminals, people have been ablo to work at the airport and make commuting easier. I myself worked at the airport for 2 years, and before the GO28-bus I had to take a 2 buses just to get to my work, which made commuting longer. Also, with many charter school programs, eduaction has become better.
My experience in Newark, NJ has not been very positive. I moved here for school 6 months ago and every day, I live in fear. There have been many instances where my friends or classmates have been robbed or mugged. Apart from the lack of safety, the water quality is also very poor in Newark. Lead levels in the water and very high so we have to resort to bottled water every day. One positive aspect of Newark is its location. I really enjoy living 20 minutes from New York City. There are also a lot of great restaurant options in Newark!