West Orange Real Estate

    About the West Orange, New Jersey Area

    Nestled between urban convenience and small-town charisma, West Orange boasts tree lined streets, a short seventeen-mile commute to New York City by car, rail or bus and a rich art and culture tradition. West Orange is also known for being the hometown for its notable resident Thomas Edison.

     

    Shopping

    Downtown Mainstreet – A thriving downtown corridor led by the Downtown West Orange Alliance with a quarter billion dollar investment in the largest non-waterfront redevelopment project in New Jersey. A premier destination drawing consumers from across the region featuring dozens of restaurants with cuisines from around the world.
    Year-round events are held throughout the district, including a Farmer’s Market, street fairs, the 5K run, the famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Winter Holiday Festival.
    Other local shopping can be found in centrally-located Essex Green, easily accessible Mt. Pleasant, dynamic Pleasantdale and commuter-friendly St. Cloud.

     

    Transportation

    Easy commutes to the cities of Manhattan and Newark with the South Mountain Arena commuter parking facility, three major bus lines and shuttle service to area train stations from points across the township.
    Located at the heart of a transportation crossroads of two major highways with easy access to the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike.

     

    Entertainment

    Highlighted by the crown jewel of the Township, the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center is a multi-million dollar amphitheater on ten acres atop the mountain at Crystal Lake, where each summer hundreds of thousands of people gather for free music, theater and live performances.
    Thomas Edison National Historic Site – visit Edison’s laboratory on Main Street and home in
    Llewellyn Park, the first residential gated community in the United States, built in 1853 on 400 pastoral acres. Also see Edison’s Black Maria, the world’s first film studio.
    Don’t forget to go to The Turtle Back Zoo rated the #1 zoo in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly.

     

    Education

    The school district of West Orange is comprised of seven elementary schools – GregoryHazel AvenueMount PleasantPleasantdaleRedwoodSt. Cloud and Washington  — three middle schools — EdisonLiberty, and Roosevelt, — and one high school, West Orange High School. In the 1990s, the West Orange school district was ranked among the top 1% of schools in the nation by The Washington Post.

     

    Outdoor Living

    There are over 3,000 acres of lush county parkland create an expansive canvas for a variety of recreational activities.
    Seven pristine golf courses, including the famous Essex County Francis A. Byrne Golf Course.
    Residents enjoy 11 beautiful municipal parks with modern playgrounds, numerous playing fields for all sports, tennis courts, twelve bodies of water and the refreshing spring-fed Ginny Duenkel town pool.
    The West Orange Department of Recreation provides children year-round recreational opportunities, including team sports, tennis, cheerleading, basketball, softball, baseball and soccer.
    Visit the Codey Arena for ice skating and events. Enjoy horseback riding at the Essex Equestrian Center, tennis clubs, programming at JCC MetroWest, the West Essex YMCA and more.

     

    Community Events

    There is always something to get involved in at West Orange, be it family events, arts programs, or community issues. For the latest events and festivals you can visit these websites, Township of West OrangeWest Orange NJ, and American Towns West Orange.
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