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Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Elizabeth has some of the highest numbers of transit ridership of all United States cities. It is absolutely a commuter city, not only of New York City, but also of Newark. The city of Elizabeth has two train stations, the Elizabeth Station (also referred to as the Broad Street Elizabeth or the Midtown Station), and the North Elizabeth Station, both servicing the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Lines. Collectively the lines provide service to Penn Station in New York, Hoboken, Newark, Trenton, Bay Head and Long Branch, as well as many cities and towns between, and also providing connection options. Bus routes 111-113, and 115 from Elizabeth provides service to Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, routes 24, 40, 59, and 62 provide service to Newark, while routes 26, 52, and 56-58 provide local service. Public transportation is available and convenient in Elizabeth.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Based on a national crime rate index using 100 to represent the safest cities in the United States, Elizabeth was given a score of 9. Elizabeth has been listed in the top 100 most dangerous cities in America. 96% of New Jersey cities have a lower crime rate than Elizabeth, and when compared to cities in all areas and of all sizes, Elizabeth remains significantly more dangerous than most. Violent crime is about 3 times more common in Elizabeth than in the rest of the country, with chances of being victimized at 1 in 89. Property crimes are at about twice the national average, with chances of becoming a victim at 1 in 26. Organized crime is thought to be a contributing factor for these high rates, especially concerning violent crimes.

Section 8 & Affordable

Section 8 & Affordable

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Elizabeth has many options for those eligible for Section 8 housing assistance. Union County Housing Authority has made a decision not to create any low-income “projects”, but to assist people through the private rental market exclusively. Myapartmentmap.com has many listings, and keeps current availabilities accessible. After searching the city, select ‘show advanced options’, and check the Section 8 modifier to see what’s available. Union County (including Elizabeth) also participates in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program, helping people lessen their need for public assistance through employment assistance and planning. For information on these programs as well as contact information for the Union County Housing Authority, visit unioncountyhousingauthority.org.

Local Events

Local Events

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Elizabeth frequently sponsors community events for residents. Most of these events are aimed at those residents’ welfare and happiness. They have sidewalk sales with proceeds going to the improvement of certain districts in need, financial planning day, free pet vaccination days, school supply giveaway drives, and more. There are some events simply for celebratory purposes, such as the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Tour de Elizabeth bike tour, and the Carnival Latino de Elizabeth and African American Heritage Day parades. All of these, along with very frequently occuring other events can be found at elizabethnj.org within the Community section.


We Have 5,204 Elizabeth, NJ Apartment Listings

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thumbnail 3 Bed $950 Elizabeth, Elizabeth, NJ January 30th
1 Bed $950 1087-1079 E Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ January 30th
thumbnail 2 Bed $1,300 77 Westfield Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ January 31st
thumbnail 1 Bed $850 149 W Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ January 29th
thumbnail 3 Bed $1,600 40 Sayre Street, Elizabeth, NJ January 31st
thumbnail 1 Bed $775 Elizabeth, NJ June 13th
thumbnail 1 - 2 Bed $1,290 - $1,720 220 W Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ June 14th
thumbnail 3 Bed $1,650 138-140 - Race Street, Elizabeth, NJ January 31st
1 Bed $1,025 435-441 Westminster Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ January 30th
thumbnail 2 Bed $1,075 950 E Grand Street, Elizabeth, NJ January 30th
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Apartment Complexes

Name Bedrooms Price Range
Five $2,400
One $775
Two - Three $2,000 - $2,800
Studio - Two $950 - $1,600
Studio - Two $920 - $1,430
Studio - Two $900 - $1,600
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Nearby Cities & Towns

Name Dist. Available Apartments
Hillside 2.5mi 5,196
Roselle 2.7mi 2,880
Linden 3.1mi 3,179
Union 3.6mi 3,165
Kenilworth 3.8mi 2,105
Irvington 4.0mi 5,427
Staten Island 4.9mi 5,054
Newark 5.3mi 6,726
Rahway 5.4mi 1,527
Carteret 5.5mi 2,533
Maplewood 5.6mi 3,721
Bayonne 5.6mi 6,583

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