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Overview of Garfield

Conveniently located 12 miles west of New York City and 10 miles north of Newark, Garfield is a family-oriented, suburban town in Bergen County. It has a population of approximately 30,600 and a total area of roughly two square miles, and many people love the borough for its close proximity to bigger cities. Garfield apartments for rent are the perfect homes for families.

Living in Garfield, NJ

Garfield was originally home to an Algonquin Native American tribe, and in 1679, a settler from Long Island arrived in the area and bought land there. The area was perfectly situated at the junction of the Passaic and Saddle Rivers and inhabited by many wild animals. Garfield was incorporated in 1917. During the the 20th century, Garfield grew in population and in the number of businesses in the area.

Today, Garfield's thriving industries include construction, manufacturing, and retail trade, although many people travel to bigger, neighboring cities for work. The average commute time is approximately 25 minutes. Garfield residents enjoy close proximity to three area hospitals, three Amtrak stations, and several institutes of higher education, including Montclair State University and Barnard College.

In town, residents enjoy sports leagues and city parks maintained by the Garfield Parks and Recreation Department. Most students attend Garfield City School District, which serves approximately 5,000 students and ranks higher than the state average on proficiency exams.

Garfield Attractions and Special Events

Garfield is located near the crossroads of the Garden State Parkway and Interstate 80, offering residents access to fun around the county. Lovers of retail therapy have many choices including the Paramus Mall, The Shops at Riverside, and The Outlets at Bergen Town Center. Children love going to many attractions in the area such as the Bergen County Zoo, Medieval Times, and New Jersey Children's Museum. When families want to experience the attractions of a bigger city, they travel to New York and take in all the Big Apple has to offer.

To find your next rental apartment or house in Garfield, take a look at our listings on Rent.com®.

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Garfield, NJ 07026

$1175 - $1200

1 Bed1 Bath

Garfield, NJ (Garfield)

(3)

$1175 - $1200

1 Bed1 Bath
5

Garfield, NJ 07026

From $1375

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Garfield, NJ (Garfield)


From $1375

1-2 Beds1 Bath
8

Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

$1865 - $2660

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Saddle Brook, NJ (Saddle Brook)

(8)

$1865 - $2660

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Clifton, NJ 07011

$1005 - $1645

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Clifton, NJ (Allwood, Clifton)


$1005 - $1645

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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333

Wood Ridge, NJ 07075

From $1665

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Wood Ridge, NJ (Hasbrouch Heights)

(333)

From $1665

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

East Rutherford, NJ 07073

$1505 - $1960

1-2 Beds1 Bath

East Rutherford, NJ (East Rutherford)


$1505 - $1960

1-2 Beds1 Bath
14
10

Elmwood Park, NJ 07407

$1410 - $3165

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Elmwood Park, NJ (Elmwood Park)

(10)

$1410 - $3165

1-3 Beds1 Bath
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Hackensack, NJ 07601

From $1848

1-2 Beds1-3 Baths

Hackensack, NJ (Hackensack)

(53)

From $1848

1-2 Beds1-3 Baths
7
4

Rutherford, NJ 07070

$1300 - $1750

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Rutherford, NJ (Rutherford)

(4)

$1300 - $1750

1-2 Beds1 Bath
4

Clifton, NJ 07012

From $1035

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Clifton, NJ (Clifton, Richfield)

(4)

From $1035

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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Hackensack, NJ 07601

$1669 - $3320

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Hackensack, NJ (Hackensack)

(41)

$1669 - $3320

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
2

Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

$1970 - $2650

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Fair Lawn, NJ (Fair Lawn)

(2)

$1970 - $2650

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
8
11

Nutley, NJ 07110

$1377 - $2035

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

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196

Hackensack, NJ 07601

From $1730

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Hackensack, NJ (Hackensack)

(196)

From $1730

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
6
2

Lodi, NJ 07644

$1175 - $1500

1-2 Beds1 Bath

14
10

Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

$1310 - $1795

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Saddle Brook, NJ (Saddle Brook)

(10)

$1310 - $1795

1-2 Beds1 Bath
2

Paterson, NJ 07503

$1110 - $1245

1 Bed1 Bath

Paterson, NJ (Lakeview)

(2)

$1110 - $1245

1 Bed1 Bath
4

Passaic, NJ 07055

From $1225

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Passaic, NJ (Downtown, Passaic)

(4)

From $1225

1-3 Beds1 Bath
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5

Passaic, NJ 07055

$799 - $999

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

Passaic, NJ (Downtown, Passaic)

(5)

$799 - $999

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath