Teachers Village is a mixed-use community in the heart of downtown Newark. Designed by world-renowed architect Richard Meier and located on five blocks along Halsey Street and south of Market Street.


The Village features 6 new buildings consisting of:

  • 3 Charter Schools and a Daycare
  • 204 Residential Units
  • 65,000 SF of Retail


Whether you are looking to rent an apartment, find a charter school or excellent day care center for your child, play an evening game of basketball in a state-of-the-art gymnasium, or come to a great place to eat, shop and just hang-out, Teachers Village offers first-class amenities in a walkable downtown.

The INQBATOR (aka "smart classrooms") was integrated within Teachers Village to provide yet another opportunity for offering after hours classes in arts, technology and design or simply to advance ones degree. Teachers Village presents a unique opportunity to LEARN about the future based on the next generation’s interests and innovations.


Teachers Village is surrounded by six universities with a community of 50,000 people, each with its own library and cultural facilities. There is also great potential for collaboration between Teachers Village and the surrounding corporate and academic community. Outreach to the universities as well as to leading corporate and institutional entities such as, Panasonic, Prudential, PSE&G, Verizon, four major hospitals and UMDNJ Science Park, will enable Teachers Village to incubate and generate ideas and working capital within the community; and most importantly to learn and earn the skills necessary for the 21st century.


Teachers Village is the nucleus of a thriving downtown arts and education district. Multiple galleries and artist enclaves exist along the Halsey Street corridor, which extends north from the City Without Walls (cWOW) gallery in Lincoln Park to the Newark Museum on Washington Park, encompassing such diverse offerings as Gallery Aferro on Market Street; the Barat Foundation; GlassRoots glass studio on Bleeker Street; Rutgers University Paul Robeson Galleries; and the Aljira Contemporary Art Center Military Park.