2LT_CPG wrote: neeko wrote:
2LT_CPG wrote:What's rent like in Newark? When I visited on Friday I had lunch at my buddy's apartment a few blocks away (he's a 1L at SHU) and he lived in a pretty fancy building for $1000/month. Is there anything else out there that's nice, safe, and maybe a little cheaper?
Do you know what this building was called? Im going to be there the third week in March to look around but that sounds like a good deal.
It was called Eleven80, on Raymond and Broad. He had one roommate, so they paid $2000/month.
I've heard that Eleven80 is one of the nicer buildings in the area. On the whole, $2000 for a nice 2BR in a nice, secure building is
pretty good okay
for the area. Otherwise I would look at buildings that aren't as nice in Jersey City and Hoboken (I feel like if you sacrifice too much in Newark, you will totally end up in the ghetto, but I'm admittedly ignorant of the real estate market in Newark). Use http://www.zillow.com
for rental searches, Real Estate agents even use it as a search tool. Hope that helps. I'm "lucky"
in that I can potentially split a one BR or a large alcove studio with my girlfriend, so hopefully that can land us something really nice for much cheaper.
ETA: After a brief search, I found that Eleven80 might be more expensive than the others, like the Union building. But it also might be much nicer, you'd just have to visit. It is my understanding that what you get for the money isn't too bad, but there are better places to be had elsewhere. Personally, I feel like the less time I spend in Newark outside of the law campus, the better. It's too bad that such nice law schools like Rutgers and Seton Hall are in such a shady area.