Mt. Pleasant/Lower Broadway

Mt. Pleasant/Lower Broadway

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About Mt. Pleasant/Lower Broadway

If you travel directly north of the Broad St. NJ Transit station, you will find yourself in the Mt. Pleasant/Lower Broadway section of Newark's North Ward, a largely working class neighborhood that overlooks McCarter Highway and the Passaic River and is the last neighborhood before reaching Belleville and east of Forest Hill.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $265,000 to $338,900

Closed Prices: $160,000 to $360,000

Median Sale Price: $268,000

Association Fee Ranges: $0

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

Age: 1855 to 2015

Sq. Ft.: 1855 to 2015 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 2 to 5 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 3 Bathrooms

Getting Around Mt. Pleasant/Lower Broadway

Around Mt. Pleasant/Lower Broadway

Much of the residential housing in the Mt. Pleasant/Lower Broadway consists of single-family homes and duplexes, except for the bustling commercial strip on Broadway itself, where you will find a number of mid-rise rental buildings and a small number of affordable condos. If you live on Broadway, expect a lot of activity as the street is full of shops, neighborhood restaurants and other local venues that serve the community.

Housing in this area is considered moderate to affordable, particularly compared to the more upscale section of Forest Hill, which is west of Mount Prospect Avenue.

Most of the local restaurants are located on Broadway, with major takeout locations and a couple of high profile Spanish/Portuguese restaurants located just off McCarter Highway near the Clay Street Bridge.

The Mt. Pleasant/Lower Broadway area is a combination of single-family homes, apartment buildings, and a bustling commercial strip along Broadway that runs south towards the NJ Transit Broad Street rail station. The area located further east along McCarter Highway is a more industrial strip of storage warehouses, gas stations, and retail stores that cater to thousands of commuters who drive in and out of Newark for work or on the way to Newark Liberty International Airport.

The neighborhood has number of bars and restaurants that cater to local residents, and is convenient to area restaurants and Big Box stores across the Clay Street Bridge in East Newark and Kearny. The neighborhood is very convenient to restaurants, bars in Belleville, N.J. to the north, and Bloomfield Avenue in Roseville.

Drive or catch a local bus over to Branch Brook Park, where you can go for jog, family picnic, or enjoy the exotic Cherry Blossom trees. The neighborhood is minutes away from the Hendricks Field golf course in Belleville, N.J. Local movie theaters and shopping is 10-15 minutes away in Clifton, N.J. and Route 3, which is north on McCarter Highway.

There are several bus lines running along Broadway and Bloomfield Avenues making it easy to get to transit hubs and nearby neighborhoods. Also, there’s an on/off ramp for I-280 at the southern end of the neighborhood.

Locals Love

  • Access to park
  • Public transit access
  • Local churches

Locals Don't Love

  • Rush hour traffic
  • Limited parking
  • Noise from the expressway

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