Madeline, Other/Just Looking in Brooklyn, NY

I am interested in buying a 2 family home in the north broadway section of Newark, Nj ( Chester Ave)and would like to know how is this neighborhood.

Asked by Madeline, Brooklyn, NY Fri Sep 25, 2009

Is it safe? I'm married with 3 kids and want to make sure i would be moving to a safe neighborhhod for my kids. Any comments would really help.

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i am interested in buying a 2 familly home in the north broadway section of newark nj (delavan pl) and know how is this neighborhood.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 28, 2010
Newark is an up and coming city. The north broadway section of Newark is safer than most parts of Newark. I suggest you drive around the surrounding blocks at 10pm or so and see what kind of "traffic" is in the area. I will tell you that the taxes are cheap, for NJ and you are only located 12 miles from NYC.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 24, 2009
that area is not safe no matter how many police or new homes are being built or new attractions are being constructed to revive that city. i grew up in North Newark back in the early 90s it was ok. now it is filled with gangs and drug dealers. i moved to the ironbound part of newark and it is decent how its onw issues
but the highschools are not top notch. the universitys and community college are worht the money and time.

i am not bellittling my town just answering with honesty and
experience. a better location in union.cranford,westfiled, linden, roselle..

hope this helps
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 5, 2009
Brooklyn, NY, and Newark, NJ is about the same in safety.

Resolve, you have to be a "NATIVE" of Newark, NJ to appreciate its' value.However, North Broadway section of Newark, NJ is mostly Latinos and Latinas and the Central Ward "I think" is occupied mostly by African Americans. There are alot of redevelopment plans in progress for Newark, NJ. To my knowledge, Corey Booker(Mayor) is trying to bring in alot of outside investors to facilitate change.

When you think of Newark, NJ one must think about it as a whole.

Keep in mind, environment(s)/neighborhoods are subject to change at any given time.

Further resolve, I would have a look "c"; esp. if I plan to live there . "TAKE THE INITIATIVE".

I must add, JR cheese cake is awesome. smile.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 20, 2009
Hi Madeline,

As part of your consideration for Newark, here's a link (see below) that could be helpful to you and your family. It has information on Newark school systems and communities. If I can be of anymore assistance to you, please feel free to contact me via e-mail.

Best of luck to you and your family.

Marsha B. Washington
Realtor/Real Estate Consultant
NFMC - Foreclosure Mitigation Counselor
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
2 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
973-994-4323 - office
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 26, 2009
Call me. I grew up in Newark!
I like using the following sites to neighborhood information: or

Trulia has crime statistics in our Stats & Trends section. The stats are broken down by property crime and violent crime and you can compare the city averages to the county and state averages as well.

Audeliz "Angie" Perez
Sales Associate
Weichert, Realtors
1307 Stuyvesant Ave
Union, NJ 07083

Office: 908-687-4800
Office Fax: 908-687-6886
eFax: 18663249170
Cell: 973-715-6210

0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 25, 2009
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