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Overview of Hackensack

Hackensack apartments for rent offer the perfect balance between suburban living and the big-city lifestyle. This quintessential New England community is located just 12 miles away from New York City, and there are many spots around town where you can catch a sprawling view of the Manhattan skyline. Rated extremely livable by AreaVibes with a score of 77, Hackensack is noted for its stable housing market, abundance of local amenities, high income per capita and low crime rates. Hackensack is home to about 42,700 people, and is an ideal place for young families and retirees alike.

Living in Hackensack

Taking a look around Hackensack apartments, you may notice that this community is rooted in a deep history that dates back to the 1600s. Today, city officials are working to revitalize the downtown center to embrace the town's past and provide a unique gathering place for residents for years to come. This family-friendly community has an extensive park system, a cultural center and great schools.

Because of the city's close proximity to New York City and abundance of local companies, the majority of residents living in Hackensack apartments for rent have a commute time less than 30 minutes.With more than 65 percent of homes in Hackensack renter-occupied, people looking to make the move to this city will have their pick of rentals. One great feature of this community is its diverse range of homes - more than 15 percent were constructed before 1939. However, it's possible to find a more modern home as well. If you're looking to cut your environmental impact and downsize to a smaller lifestyle, Hackensack is the place to be. It was ranked No. 50 on City-Data's list for "Top 100 Cities with the Smallest Houses."

Hackensack Apartments and Cost of Living

Apartments in Hackensack are 3 percent less expensive than rentals in the rest of the state, according to AreaVibes. However, like most places along the East Coast, Hackensack apartments for rent are fairly expensive. The city boasts an overall cost of living index that is 33 percent more expensive than the nation's average, and 4 percent more expensive than the state. In Hackensack, renters pay for the ideal location.

Getting around may put less strain on your wallet, because although gas prices are 1 percent more expensive here than the state as a whole, the average commute time is 6 percent shorter. Looking to ditch the car altogether? Hackensack is very walkable, according to Walkscore.

Apartments in Hackensack-Study

Students looking at apartments for rent in Hackensack will find several options depending on their intended education path. The community is home to Fairleigh Dickenson University's School of Dentistry, Bergen Community College and Edward Williams College.

Apartments in Hackensack-Work

With New York City just minutes away, residents of Hackensack have endless opportunities for employment, but they may not even have to leave the county to find a job. Hackensack is the home base for many employers, and there are plenty more throughout Bergen County. Some of the top employers here are Hackensack University Medical Center, County of Bergen, Bio-Reference Laboratories, Becton Dickinson and Co. and Quest Diagnostics.

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