Choosing Office Space: North Bergen vs. Newark

Choosing Office Space: North Bergen vs. Newark

Newark has the reputation. It’s the most populous city in New Jersey and, geographically, is nearly five times as big as North Bergen.

Bottom line… there’s a certain level of prestige when you have office space in Newark.

That said, North Bergen is a smaller, lesser-known city that has a lot to offer businesses and residents. Let’s take a quick look at both Newark and North Bergen.


North Bergen is just nine miles from Manhattan, right across the Hudson River. When you live in North Bergen, you get the proximity to the city without the high price tag. Hop on an NJ Transit bus or train and be in the city in minutes.
In Newark, you don’t have to be near a big city because Newark itself is plenty big.

Newark is home to a major train station, international airport, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Prudential Center, Newark Museum, and more. By the way, Manhattan is just eight minutes away.


North Bergen has more hills per square mile than any city in the country except for San Francisco and is a major source of vegetables grown in its fertile soil. North Bergen is a great place for biking and hiking, and the views of the Manhattan skyline are amazing!

Newark may not have the rolling landscape of North Bergen, but it does have beautiful parks and green spaces to explore, including gorgeous waterfront views of Newark Bay and the Passaic River. Branch Brook Park in Newark is the oldest park in the country, and recent revitalization projects have only added to natural beauty in Newark.


North Bergen crime rates are 38 percent lower than the national average, making it one of the safer areas to live. Newark continues to make progress as a desirable place to live in work as major investments in infrastructure and technology have improved the city’s schools, economy, and safety.

Local Stores and Restaurants

The legendary Bergenline Avenue commercial district, the longest commercial avenue in the state, runs through North Bergen. It has more than 300 retail stores and restaurants and hosts major cultural parades every year.

Newark is home to both large corporations and hundreds of local businesses and restaurants, breathtaking architecture, and a vibrant cultural, arts, and music scene. Newark Port is one of the largest cargo facilities and container ship ports in the world.


Originally the territory of the Hackensack tribe of Lenape Native Americans, the colony of Bergen is considered the first chartered municipality in what would eventually become the province and state of New Jersey. Newark was settled during the same time period and is actually the third oldest city in the country! Both North Bergen and Newark have rich histories spanning more than 300 years.

The Verdict

North Bergen or Newark?

That all depends on the individual. What your company wants and needs from your office space will be the deciding factor.

We offer office space in Newark ranging from 500-50,000 square feet, with buildings offering some of the best amenities and services in the city.

Contact us today to find the perfect office space in Newark.