Newark at a Glance
(Get all the details!) Visit the full color 2019-2020 Community Guide & Business Directory, a comprehensive and informative publication available online and in print, and widely used by visitors, residents and businesses considering Newark as a location.) Connect directly with the City of Newark website, another great resource to learn more about City services available and the many development projects underway.
Newark at a Glance: Why choose Newark.
Looking back, one can say that Newark is a tale of pride and foresight. From its earliest beginnings, the rich potential of this 13.88 sq. miles of land, set in a prime location adjacent to the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay, was recognized. The civic leaders who paved the way for Newark's cityhood in 1955 had a vision and made sure that potential was protected. And, they understood the importance of maintaining the balance between industry, nature and community life to fulfill that vision.
Newark, at a quick glance, might appear to be a relatively quiet suburban bedroom community. Yet, a closer look and its secrets are quickly revealed as also a strong and vital Silicon Valley commercial and technological hot spot of manufacturing, distribution, R & D, logistics, biotech, and retail. It is home to global enterprises known throughout the world. Like most of Silicon Valley, Newark is in an expansive commercial and residential development boom. It is an ideal place for commerce, due to its centralized location and ease of access to regional and global transportation and distribution requirements, plus exceptional access to an educated workforce. Employment opportunities abound at all levels.
Newark is a successful blend of all the things that meet the needs of today's diverse community; a place with amenities sought by home buyers and families, located centrally for employment opportunities throughout the Bay Area. It is a place to put down roots - 47,467 residents (and growing) verify that. A strong economic base supports the people who make Newark home. Community activism is high level, with many civic groups co-existing, collaborating, and actively spearheading programs to augment necessities in the community and supporting education, recreation, and other essentials.
As a result, residents, visitors, and workers enjoy the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere and facilities available in the area: from nature trails to aquatic parks, sports amenities to a wide variety of shopping and dining venues. Newark, as an inclusive community, offers a choice for everyone, whether a global business, a local business owner, a resident, a worker, or visitors. Our diversity makes us strong. Our commitment to a quality community and lifestyle makes us even stronger.
The future is here, and it is incredibly bright. Newark is an ideal place for commerce and for the individual. Welcome to a community that cares!