Located within Newark's Central Ward, Baxter Park offers affordable, energy-efficient housing to the historic University Heights neighborhood with ninety spacious apartments. Home to Newark's major academic institutions, including Rutgers University Newark Campus, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and the Essex County College, University Heights is also home to many historical sites and is the present-day heart of Newark.
Baxter Park is the first phase of an innovative, mixed-use, mixed income development that is among Newark's Greenestate. Including new retail opportunities and green space, this new neighborhood connects the University communities to the Downtown University Cultural District, a comprehensive development featuring St. Michaels Medical Center, the Weequahic Park East Training Recreation Education Center and The Waterfront entertainment and sports center with features that include a rock climbing wall, golf simulator, boxing arena, gymnasium, weight room, recording studio, dance studio, and computer training classrooms.
Residents of Baxter Park enjoy its convenient location with easy access to the Light Rail System with links to Manhattan via the PATH System and the Newark Airport. The area also features one of the city's largest day care centers and is home to the Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University and the Weston Museum at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
A walkable, bikeable community, Baxter Park offers comfortable living in one of Newark's most vibrant, revitalized neighborhoods.