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About Fairmount

Fairmount is the last neighborhood in the city's West Ward prior to the East Orange border and located just south of 280, which separates the community from Lower Roseville. The community is directly west of Bergen Street, which separates the neighborhood from University Heights, where the city's major cluster of colleges and the University Hospital campus is located. South Orange Avenue divides the Fairmount neighborhood from the West Side neighborhood to the south.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $100,000 to $410,000

Closed Prices: $70,000 to $418,000

Median Sale Price: $249,500

Association Fee Ranges: $0

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1857 to 2007

Sq. Ft.: 1857 to 2007 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 2 to 7 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 4 Bathrooms

Getting Around Fairmount

Around Fairmount

Due to its location near major highways, Fairmount has a heavy mix of industrial warehouse space, along with a mix of single-family homes, duplexes, and high-rise apartment buildings. Affordable high-rise buildings with landscaped gardens and children's play areas are located near West Market Street, while many private homes for sale and rental are located near Bergen Street, within blocks of the University Heights hospital and college campuses.

Housing prices range from more affordable to average depending on proximity to major schools, hospitals, and public transit.

Fairmount has a number of popular restaurants, bars, and other options located on Bergen Street, due to the proximity of local schools and hospitals. In addition, the neighborhood offers some well-regarded restaurants specializing in African cuisine and BBQ, which is a local specialty in Newark due to the large Portuguese and Brazilian community.

Fairmount is one of Newark's more active neighborhoods. The neighborhood is a hub of commercial activity with industrial warehouses and commerce mixed to the north, while large numbers of families and young adults reside in the community due to its proximity to the University Hospital campus and major colleges like Rutgers and NJIT in the adjacent University Heights section. Central Avenue is a largely commercial strip that runs from East Orange into the heart of downtown. This corridor is often teeming with a mix of commercial traffic and residential commuters. Residents located near 280 are within walking distance or a short ride away from Branch Brook Park, which straddled Lower Roseville. Residents in the far west are within blocks of Vailsburg Park. Landmark sites in the area include St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, which dates back to the 1850's and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Residents closer to Bergen Street are near many bars, restaurants, clubs, and other events that cater to University Heights students, faculty, and staff, so Friday night jazz, house, and electronic music are on the menu as well as Friday night events in local parks.

Have a family picnic or bicycle ride in one of the nearby parks, send the kids to swim in nearby public pools, or attend an exhibit in a local gallery or museum, all accessible by public transit or on foot.

The neighborhood is convenient for public transit as New Jersey Transit offers extensive bus transportation along Central Avenue, South Orange Avenue, and Bergen Street. Light rail connections are within walking distance to residents near Bergen Street, which connect commuters to Newark Penn Station. Motorists can access major arteries, including 280 to the north and the Garden State Parkway on the East Orange border.

Locals Love

  • Easy access to the Essex Freeway and Garden State Parkway
  • Close proximity to Rutgers, Essex County College, and University Hospital
  • Affordable homes

Locals Don't Love

  • Some buildings in need of renovation
  • Quiet nightlife

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