About the City of Newark
Welcome to Newark
The City of Newark, located across the Dumbarton Bridge from Palo Alto at the southern end of San Francisco Bay, offers the comfort of a small community in the midst of the cosmopolitan San Francisco Bay Area. Industry and residents find the City an ideal place to work, play, and live a quality lifestyle.
Industrial and commercial developments are thriving within the city of over 45,000 residents, and the city continues to grow to meet the demands of the burgeoning population and job market of Silicon Valley. Newark, with its ideal location is one of the most sought after communities in which to live. Over 4,500 homes have been approved for construction as of 2016, 2,000 of which will be completed within the next two years (by 2018). Residential projects are in various stages of construction throughout Newark and include single family detached homes, townhomes, condominiums and apartments. There are currently almost 14,000 housing units with an expected total of 18,000 by 2020. The median household income is $86,521, and the home ownership rate is 69%. Per the Sept. 2016 Market Activity Report of Bay East Association of Realtors, median sale price for detached single family homes is $785,000.
Approximately 4 million square feet of new industrial space has been added to the city since 1990. Retail is thriving. Well underway is the $40 million renovation of NewPark Mall, transforming the 1.3 million sq.ft. of retail space into one of the East Bay's leading retail, entertainment and dining destinations. There are numerous neighborhood shopping centers located throughout the city as well.
Newark enjoys a unique setting with easy access to all parts of the San Francisco Bay Area. The ideal climate of the area is epitomized in Newark's 65 to 70 degree mean temperature. Protection from coastal fog by a prevailing wind off the Bay gives Newark almost continuous sun with moderate temperatures. Newark enjoys a wealth of leisure and recreational activities for all ages. The naturalist finds the adjacent 21,000-acre South San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge an exciting opportunity to view wildlife in its natural habitat. The United States Department of Interior's outstanding interpretive centers heighten this enjoyment of the special resource. Adventurers can explore the sprawling Mission Peak Regional Preserve rising 1500 feet out of the Bay plain and 900-acre Coyote Hills, minutes from the city. The 12-mile Alameda Creek Regional Trail, a biking and equestrian delight less than a mile away, connects the Bay shoreline with Niles canyon, a semi-wilderness area owned by the San Francisco Water Department in the nearby coastal hills.
For much, much more detailed information about all aspects of Newark, enjoy browsing through the 2016-2017 Community Guide and Business Directory, available online and in print copy at various locations throughout the community.
The Mission of the Newark Chamber of Commerce is to stand as the voice of business and support our members’ success by promoting a favorable business climate and quality of life in our community.