Have you considered moving to Downtown Newark?
Next month, officials in New Jersey’s largest city will give locals and visitors a glimpse of life in the city’s Central Business District. The Downtown Newark Living Tour will be held on Saturday, May 20th, from 10 am to 4 pm. According to the Newark Downtown District, which is sponsoring the event, “the tour offers something for everyone, from local professionals and empty nesters to ambitious students and those interested in historic preservation, interior design, and urban living.” Attendees will be given tours of Downtown apartments, will be given free admission to local attractions like the Newark Museum and Gallery Aferro, and will receive discounts at Downtown restaurants. Although if interested, attendees can walk from site to site, a free shuttle will be provided connecting the stops.
Admission to the self-guided tour, which will begin at the Military Park Building at 60 Park Place, will be free, but those interested in attending must RSVP on Eventbrite in advance.
In recent years, Downtown Newark has seen an increase in residential, retail, and business investment, with mixed use and residential developments like Teachers Village, Eleven 80, and Hahne and Company and new businesses like Nike Factory Store, The Halal Guys, Whole Foods Market, and Tonnie’s Minis.
Plus, even more development is on the way, including a new mixed-use complex at the site of the Newark Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium by Lotus Equity Partners and a conversion by L+M Development Partners of the New Jersey Bell Headquarters Building into over 250 residential units.
Part of the reason for the area’s recent growth is because of its location. The business district is served by more transportation routes than any other New Jersey community, including dozens of NJ Transit, Bolt, Greyhound, and Coach USA bus routes, NJ Transit commuter rail service, Amtrak, the Newark Light Rail, and PATH. Plus, it is situated just a few miles from Newark Liberty International Airport.