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Overview of Highland Park

Located southwest of Newark and New York City, Highland Park is one of those classic New Jersey boroughs that residents adore. Highly educated, full of promise for the future, diverse and full of family-friendly amenities, the city gives you plenty of reasons to move into Highland Park apartments for rent. According to a 2011 estimate the U.S. Census, the city is home to more than 14,000 residents, so you can live in Highland Park apartments and enjoy a small-town atmosphere, but still be just a short drive away from the nation's largest metropolis.

Living in Highland Park

Many people say that living in Highland Park apartments for rent is well worth the investment because it is a vibrant and diverse community. The city is consistently ranked for its excellent public school system. Highland Park also has extensive free parks due to its location near the Raritan River. Many people also take great pride in the fact that Highland Park has a commitment to the environment and sustainability. In fact, the city has been designated a Tree City USA every year since 1994, and many residents in Highland Park apartments are proud of the fact that Highland Park has its very own environmental center, despite its small size.

Highland Park Apartments and Cost of Living

Like many other communities in the tri-state area, living in Highland Park apartments for rent can be expensive at times. According to City-Data, the cost of living index for New Jerseyans living in apartments for rent in Highland Park is more than 25 percent pricier than the average city in the United States. However, the city is constantly growing and becoming more prosperous. From 2000 to 2009, the median household income skyrocketed by more than $17,000, showing that there is plenty of exciting things in store for people in the city.

Apartments in Highland Park Work and Study

According to 2012 information from City-Data, the city has a low unemployment rate, which is very rare for New Jersey boroughs. The most common industries for people living in apartments in Highland Park are in educational services, professional, scientific and technical services and retail trade. One of the largest and most popular universities in the Highland Park is Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus, which has been a part of New Jersey for nearly 250 years. Other popular universities nearby apartments for rent in Highland Park include Somerset Christian College and Seton Hall University.

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Edison, NJ 08817

$1845 - $2030

2-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Edison, NJ (New Durham, South Edison)


$1845 - $2030

2-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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East Brunswick, NJ 08816

$1225 - $1600

1-2 Beds1 Bath

East Brunswick, NJ (Country Lane, Lawrence Brook...)


$1225 - $1600

1-2 Beds1 Bath
21

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

From $1150

1-2 Beds1 Bath

New Brunswick, NJ (Rutgers University Cook/Douglass)


From $1150

1-2 Beds1 Bath
42

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

$899 - $1500

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

New Brunswick, NJ (Rutgers Village)


$899 - $1500

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
21

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

$1465 - $2808

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

New Brunswick, NJ (Albany Street / George Street, Downtown)


$1465 - $2808

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Edison, NJ 08817

From $1125

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Edison, NJ (South Edison)


From $1125

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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New Brunswick, NJ 08901

From $2020

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

New Brunswick, NJ (Easton Somerset, Rutgers University)


From $2020

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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East Brunswick, NJ 08816

$1175 - $1550

1-2 Beds1 Bath

East Brunswick, NJ (Lawrence Brook, Washington Heights)


$1175 - $1550

1-2 Beds1 Bath
21

Edison, NJ 08817

$1390 - $2095

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Edison, NJ (Lahiere, South Edison)


$1390 - $2095

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Piscataway, NJ 08854

From $1390

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Piscataway, NJ (New Durham, South Edison)


From $1390

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Somerset, NJ 08873

$1210 - $1770

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Somerset, NJ


$1210 - $1770

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Edison, NJ 08817

From $1815

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Edison, NJ (New Durham, South Edison)


From $1815

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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Edison, NJ 08817

$1330 - $1795

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Edison, NJ (Bonhamtown, Nixon Park...)


$1330 - $1795

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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