Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$270,000 to $529,900
  • Closed Prices:$103,500 to $360,000
  • Median Sale Price:$245,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$0
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0 to $390
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1880 to 2010
  • Sq. Ft.:1,275 to 2,594Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 8Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:0 to 5Bathrooms

Where to Live

The Ironbound, known locally as Down Neck, is located east of Newark Penn Station, where Amtrak and NJ Transit rail lines divide the city. The Passaic River divides the Ironbound from Harrison just to the north and then curves around the eastern, more industrial edge of the neighborhood, where Routes 1-9 divide Newark from Jersey City.

In recent years, efforts have been made to boost activity on the Passaic River waterfront. The 12.3 acre Newark Riverfront Park first opened there in 2013, and features a baseball field, turf-covered soccer field, basketball and tennis courts, new hiking trails, and venues for salsa and traditional dancing, fitness, and other outdoor activities. Visitors can take boat tours or kayak on the Passaic River. Plays are shown at the park's open theater.

Price Vibes

Prices in the Ironbound are considered moderate for the city, as the neighborhood attracts many New York City commuters due to its proximity to Newark Penn Station.

What You’ll See

Independence Park, originally designed by the Olmstead Bros. in the late 19th century, is also based in the Ironbound and features many athletic facilities and other venues for local families. Because of its proximity to the riverfront and local railroad facilities, the Ironbound is one of the most industrial neighborhoods in the city. However, there is a thriving residential community with mostly single and multi-family homes and low-rise condo/townhouses.

The New York Red Bulls professional soccer team plays right across the river in Harrison, N.J., which can be reached by car, walking across the bridge, or one stop from Penn Station on the PATH train.

Where to Eat

The Ironbound's food culture has an international reputation as visitors have a wide selection of Spanish and Portugese steak houses, seafood restaurants, coffee shops, tapas bars, nightclubs, and other venues. The neighborhood is the site of an annual Portugal Day celebration and three-day festival centered around the main Ferry Street artery, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors.

Friday Night Fun

The neighborhood has more than 170 restaurants, bars, and small retailer and is one of the most walkable sections of the city. It often has the feel of an old European city and the traffic often reflects that sense. The Red Bulls soccer team plays in Harrison, N.J., located right across the river in Harrison.

The Perfect Sunday

Take a jog, bike ride, or walk in one of the local parks, or take the family on a picnic. Ample shopping, art galleries, Sunday brunch options are available locally.

Transportation Options

Its location has made the Ironbound an attractive site for commuters, as Newark Penn Station is within walking distance or a short bus connection for most residents, offering bus and rail connections on NJ Transit minutes to Midtown Manhattan or longer connections on Amtrak to Boston and Washington D.C. NJ Transit also offers a one stop connection to Newark Liberty International Airport, which is one stop away on the train and a major local employer.

Jersey City, Hoboken, Wall Street and are also minutes away with easy connections to the PATH rail service, which is also located at Newark Penn Station.

Locals Love

Great parks • Access to public transit • Great restaurant scene.

Locals Don't Love

Noise at night • Parking near Penn Station • Traffic congestion.

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