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Overview of Hawthorne

The borough of Hawthorne is located in northeast New Jersey, approximately one mile northeast of Paterson and roughly 14 miles north of Newark. It is situated in Passaic County and is considered part of the Bergen-Passaic metropolitan area. Hawthorne apartments for rent are easy to find across the roughly 3.3 square miles of land, and are excellent ways to join the more than 18,800 residents.

Residents particularly enjoy being positioned within easy access to numerous roadways, train lines and bus routes, including routes 208, 287, 80 and the Garden State Parkway. Newark International Airport is nearby as well, putting the world within easy reach.

Living in Hawthorne, NJ

The area that is known today as Hawthorne was originally inhabited by the Lenni-Lenape Indians. In the early 1700s, Dutch immigrants arrived and settled in the area as farmers. The land was initially made part of the Manchester Township, which was eventually separated into Hawthorne, Haledon, North Haledon, Prospect Park, Totowa and the majority of the first ward of Paterson. Hawthorne was officially incorporated as a municipality on March 24, 1898, by an act of the New Jersey Legislature.

In 1908, a house building program was initiated, which helped develop Hawthorne into the suburban community that residents enjoy today. According to the borough of Hawthorne website, in more than 110 years of its history, it only had 16 mayors.

Hawthorne Attractions and Rentals

People living in Hawthorne apartments can enjoy a wealth of attractions and special events. The borough takes pride in offering its residents many ways to enjoy outdoor recreation, including a municipal pool that features both a kiddie pool and an adult pool with a diving board and slide. There are many parks, camping areas and hiking trails to enjoy as well.

Popular activities for residents include taking in a show at the local multiplex movie theater, hitting one of the many tennis courts and bringing the kids to enjoy interactive learning at one of the several dance schools, karate institutes, gymnastic academies and various boys and girls clubs.

To find a Hawthorne apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.


Hawthorne, NJ 07506

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1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

$1865 - $2660

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths


Montclair, NJ 07042

$1590 - $4165

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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Elmwood Park, NJ 07407

$1330 - $2895

1-3 Beds1 Bath

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Clifton, NJ 07012

From $1005

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Clifton, NJ (Richfield)


From $1005

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Wood Ridge, NJ 07075

From $1715

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths


Rutherford, NJ 07070

$1300 - $1750

1-2 Beds1 Bath


Nutley, NJ 07110

$1377 - $1995

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath


Bloomingdale, NJ 07403

From $1795

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths