Exploring Locations in Newark

Forest Hill is a pre-World War II neighborhood in the North Ward. It is bounded on the west by Branch Brook Park, the largest public park in Newark, on the south by Bloomfield Avenue, and on the east by both Summer and Mt. Prospect Avenues, the neighborhood of Broadway. Continue reading

Ironbound, also known as Newark’s East Ward or “Down Neck,” is a multicultural, working class residential neighborhood, which also features extensive dining, shopping and entertainment options. In 2012, it was named a “Preserve America Community” by the Presidential Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

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Vailsburg is a neighborhood located in Newark’s West ward, near South Orange.

The Vailsburg section of Newark is at a higher elevation than much of the rest of Newark – with an elevation of 280 feet. Its unique feel also derives from an assortment of suburban, urban and park areas. Vailsburg is divided into Upper Vailsburg and Lower Vailsburg via Sanford Ave (Lower Vailsburg is to the east). Continue reading


Weequahic is a residential neighborhood located in Newark’s south ward. It was named after the 311-acre Weequahic Park, which in turn received its name from the Lenni-Lenape Native American term for “head of the cove.”

Part of the Weequahic neighborhood has been designated a historic district.  Continue reading

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