$1,660 - $3,570
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Renter's Guide to Bloomfield
Bloomfield is a town that truly has it all. The city enjoys rapid growth, but in a planned, controlled manner. In fact, its redevelopment plans have won grants from New Jersey Future, a statewide organization. It’s also a great place if you have kids or are starting a family – the schools here are award-winning.
The city is a suburb of Newark, part of Essex County, and is conveniently located near New York City. It’s 5.3 square miles, which is about one-sixth the size of Newark and one-fifth the size of Jersey City.
NYC is only about 17 miles away. Newark is even closer, at 8 miles. Or you can take the 123 mile drive over to Atlantic City.
The weather doesn’t get too hot here, even in the summer. The average high in July is only 86ºF. Winters can be cold though, with average lows around 15ºF. Snowfall varies from year to year, but is generally light, though the city is susceptible to blizzards.
Bloomfield Township, NJ Demographics
- Total Population47,840
Female 21,984Male 25,856
- Median Age37.9
Cost of Living in Bloomfield, NJ
A three-course meal for two at a mid-priced restaurant costs between $48 and $70 in Bloomfield. And you’ll pay, on average, $3.90 for a regular cappuccino.
Utilities here for a 915-square-foot apartment, like electricity, heating, water, and waste disposal, cost an average of $141.50 a month. That's lower than the national average of $147.
Bloomfield has excellent public transportation, with bus, train, and light rail service provided by New Jersey Transit. An adult one-way fare averages $1.60 from Bloomfield to Newark, and a monthly pass can be purchased for $59.
There are numerous taxi services around, as you would expect from a town so close to NYC. Black & White Taxi, On Time Taxi, and Bloomfield Taxi Service are just a few.
Average Rent in Bloomfield Township, NJ
- Bloomfield Township, NJ Average Rental Price, April 2018$1,568/mo
- 1 Bedroom$1,429
- 2 Bedrooms$1,825
Bloomfield Township, NJ Apartment Rent Ranges
- > $2,00016%
Bloomfield Township, NJ Rent Trends
|All rentals||Studio||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds|
|Apr / 2018||$1,568||$1,439||$1,429||$1,825|
|May / 2017||$1,537||$1,325||$1,405||$1,811|
|Jan / 2017||$1,553||$1,391||$1,436||$1,788|
|Sept / 2016||$1,538||$1,436||$1,408||$1,774|
|May / 2016||$1,486||$1,367||$1,366||$1,713|
|Jan / 2016||$1,461||$1,349||$1,332||$1,701|
|Sept / 2015||$1,461||$1,310||$1,338||$1,701|
|May / 2015||$1,449||$1,336||$1,321||$1,685|
|Jan / 2015||$1,351||$1,291||$1,239||$1,569|
Average rent is projected to grow by 3% in 2017 compared to 2016.
Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.
Average rent values on this page are aggregated from data from zip code 07003
Living in Bloomfield, NJ
Residents love the convenience of living right by Manhattan – without having to pay Manhattan prices. Parents also rave about the high quality of the local schools. On top of that, city law requires most employers to provide their workers with paid sick leave.
Unfortunately, Bloomfield can also suffer from major snowstorms – or Nor’easters – every few years. But city services are prepared to deal with the snow, since it's simply part of life anywhere on the Northeast Coast.
Things to do in Bloomfield
While you're here, you'll definitely want to check out a New Jersey Devils game. Locals love watching them dominate the ice.
And New York has plenty of their own pro teams just a short trip away, including the Yankees, Knicks, and Giants.
Shopping here centers on the downtown historic district, Bloomfield Center. You’ll find trendy shops, boutiques, and outdoor cafes and bistros. There’s also Bloomfield Plaza, which features a variety of stores, including some selling vintage clothing and other items.
For a day of fun with the kids, why not take them to Turtleback Zoo? Here you can view animals from around the world, including penguins and leopards. Even more family fun can be had at Doin’ Dishes, where you create and paint your own custom pottery.
There are also some great free options for fun around Bloomfield, like the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, the largest public collection of irises in the nation. There’s also a free car show and block party held downtown each week during the summer.
And Bloomfield is literally filled with parks! Brookdale Park is a massive 78 acre site, with sports fields, an archery range, miles of trails for you and your dog, and a playground. Another great park is Anderson Park, where you can enjoy a picnic or the walking trails. Then there’s the Joseph F. Tiseo Ramp Park for those interested in showing off their BMX bike tricks.
A trip to Bella Napoli, a celebrated local Italian restaurant, makes the perfect date for couples. Or you could show off your skills by purchasing produce at the farmer’s market downtown and cooking a special dinner for your significant other.
The city is constantly having parades, festivals, and parties. In addition to the summer block parties, Bloomfield puts on a huge Memorial Day parade every year. There’s also the annual HarvestFest, featuring rides, vendors, samples from local restaurants, and games.
Employment and Economy
Bloomfield is home to several thriving industries. Those in the life sciences can find a position with Bradley Pharmaceuticals. The county also contains a brewery and a distillery, if you’re looking for a career in chemistry or food science.
Healthcare and education are two other big sectors in town. Clara Maas Medical Center and Columbus Hospital LTACH employ hundreds. If your field is education, check out Bloomfield Public Schools or Bloomfield College.
Bloomfield Township, NJ Households
- Total Number of Households17,479
Family 11,309Non-family 6,170
Children 5,522No Children 11,957
- Average People Per Household2.7
- Median Household Income$72,791
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,479
Education in Bloomfield
The Bloomfield Public Schools system contains 11 total schools, including a magnet vocational high school which was ranked first out of vocational high schools in Essex County.
The city is also home to Bloomfield College, a small liberal arts institution offering an excellent education. In fact, in 2015 U.S. News & World Report ranked it as a top college, and also gave it honors for diversity among the student body. It's acclaimed for its visual and performing arts programs, in particular.
Nearby Newark also has the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, if you're interested in those fields.
Bloomfield Township, NJ Education Statistics
- No High School4%
- Some High School31%
- Some College23%
- Associate Degree7%
- Bachelor Degree24%
- Graduate Degree12%
Tips for Renting in Bloomfield
Ready to start a new life in Bloomfield? Sounds great! But first, let's go over some of the local tenant laws.
New Jersey protects renters in several key ways. First of all, the security deposit on your apartment is limited to one-and-a-half months' rent. Even if rent increases later, your landlord can only require an additional 10% of your current deposit per year.
And it must be returned to you within 30 days of your move out – with interest! That’s right, New Jersey law requires that your landlord place your deposit into an interest bearing account.
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