Here is our ranking and tips from the newest to the oldest constructions

1 – One Theater Square | Opened August 2018 2 Center Street | (973) 832-0282 | The newest and possibly most unique development yet in Newark is developed by Philadelphia, PA-based Dranoff Properties. In addition to this property’s unique view of NJPAC, it also has 12,000 square feet of ground floor retail space. There are more than 200 rentals in this property; 24 of them made available for families with low-to-moderate incomes. Make friends here now if you want to hear and even view the NJPAC Sounds of the City free concerts (or the Military Park movie nights) from a sought-after balcony next summer!
The Lofts at Lincoln Park 2 – Lofts At Lincoln Park | Opened in July 2018 90 Clinton Ave | (973) 755-1753 |   This is truly a homegrown project that everyone in Newark can be proud of. Developed by Newark-born Hassan Keith and his partners at Mid-Atlantic Alliance, these luxury lofts are located slightly outside of the central downtown area. There are only 24 condos in this property and they are for sale at market-rate. Most are already sold. Make friends here if you need a restroom break during the Lincoln Park Music Festival next year!
The Willows at Symphony Hall 3 – The Willows at Symphony Hall | Opened June 2017 395 Halsey Street | (973) 844-6220 | This community caters to artists with designated art spaces and is just 1 out of 100+ communities developed by Ingermand Developers. All 60 of the apartments at this location are priced for low-to-moderate incomes. Read more about this development in the Lifestyle section to get the entire scoop on artist housing in Newark.
Riverside Arms Apartments 4 – Riverside Arms Apartments | Opened April 2017 Located near Route 21/McCarter Highway (973) 878-1600 | Located near Route 21/McCarter Highway, Riverside Arms Apartments has one-, two- and three-bedroom options available. All 128 apartments are priced for all income levels. Make friends here so you can check out the gaming room.
Halston Flats 5 – Halston Flats | Opened February 2017 127-131 Halsey Street | (201) 858-8182 | Halston Flats is a new development of a historic building constructed in the early 20th century upon the banks of the former Morris Canal. The building is located in the heart of the Business District of Newark, on the corner of Halsey Street and Raymond Boulevard. Check out the all-you-can-eat buffet at Pages Restaurant, which is within walking distance.
Residences at Hahne & Co 6 – Residences at Hahne & Co | Opened January 2017 50 Halsey Street | (973) 988-4138 |   The Hahne building is an especially unique place to live. Not only are there state-of-the-art apartments but retail shops and even a Whole Foods Market downstairs so you don’t have to leave the building to go grocery shopping. There are 100 rentals at this location and 60 of them were made available for low-to-moderate income families. Take advantage of the parking garage at this residential/retail space. If you spend $10 at Whole Foods, parking is free.
999 Broad 7-999 Broad | Opened October 24, 2016 999 Broad Street | (973) 744-5410 | Developed by RPM Development Group, 999 Broad was built with the intent to transform its surroundings and to enhance the quality of life for its residents. Embracing the diverse cultures and interests of the city, 999 Broad features amenities like a yoga studio, energy-efficient green living, wheelchair access, and a very interesting rooftop.   Try the street food on Broad Street. The food cart in front of the Game Stop has the best chicken and lamb over rice.
Residences @ 24 Jones 8 – Residences @ 24 Jones | Opened in October 2015 24 Jones Street | (973) 937-7075 |   Adjacent to ShopRite and in the heart of the college community, the modernly styled Residences @ 24 Jones are positioned in the heart of University Heights. With studio, one- and two-bedroom options, Residences @ 24 Jones comes with furnishings, stainless steel appliances, and a Whirlpool washer and dryer in every home. Make friends here if you are a college student and need a place to crash in between classes.
1 Rector Street 9 – (Honorable Mention) 1 Rector Street | Opening in 2019 (732) 846-3636 | This property is worth mentioning although it hasn’t actually opened yet. Developed by Shaquille O’Neal & Boraie Development LLC, this construction is being deemed the first high-rise building of its size since 1960. The property will contain 169 market-rate rental units. Applications are being accepted now. Make friends here if you need to take the Light Rail at the NJPAC stop. You’ll be close enough to see the train, but high enough that you shouldn’t hear it.
Montgomery II 10 – (Honorable Mention) Montgomery II | Opening in 2019 685 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard | (973) 718-9926 Located in Newark’s historic High Street District, the Montgomery Heights Apartments is in the “up and coming” area of town. The first phase was built in 2010 on the old Brick Towers site.  

You can easily get to Vonda’s Kitchen from here and to the Rutgers University campus.