Featured Rental Neighborhood: Ironbound Apartments
Within the City of Newark there is an exciting area commonly referred to as the “IRONBOUND DISTRICT”, a four-square-mile neighborhood just east and south of the Penn Stations (N.J. Transit and Path Trains) in Newark and Harrison respectively. For 150 years it has been the melting pot of immigrants establishing a solid hardworking community basis. The long-established generations of Portuguese heritage population have recently been complemented by a growing Brazilian influx, and by a white collar New York and New Jersey workforce from Lower Manhattan and downtown Newark seeking a more moderately priced housing alternative to NYC, Jersey City and Hoboken.
The Ironbound has been a well-kept secret by the locals, but it won’t be a well-kept secret from real estate professionals outside the District for much longer – with established night life; fine restaurants; a hardworking, economically self-sufficient, educated population; and ideal transportation access to lower and midtown Manhattan. Plus, a street scape in an interesting grid pattern conducive to walking and biking to many commercial, residential and recreational hubs. The neighborhood is blessed with several large, well-maintained, safe, bucolic parks with passive and active recreational facilities.
The first and foremost advantage of the Ironbound is it being a hub of major transportation systems. “One could travel conveniently via boat, train, plane, car and bus and, travel to anywhere in the region, nation or world. The Ironbound is a strategic location with extraordinary transportation,” as enthusiastically stated by the executive director of a major bank.