Maplewood - "A Village bursting with charm". It is hard to beat the charm of Maplewood Village. It is no surprise to the locals that it won the NJ Monthly magazine's Downtown Showdown. A walkable downtown is key for many people moving from a city. Maplewood featured recently in NY.Curb.com's article about the best commuter towns for car-free living. In 2016 the NY Times also suggested Maplewood!
South Orange is home to Seton Hall University and has a buzzing walkable downtown. One train stop closer to New York and a wonderful mix of home styles.
Millburn also prides itself on its commute, schools and walkable downtown with great restaurants, and extends out to the high-end Short Hills mall.
Each town has its own charm and personality. They all offer a vast selection of home styles plus great restaurants, independent stores and coffee shops, walkable dowtowns, local movie theaters, tree-lined streets, beautiful parks, good public schools, community events, and the nearby South Mountain Reservation for walking paths and the fairy trail!
Maplewood, South Orange & Millburn are on the direct train line from New York City. Commuters can travel into Penn Station or Hoboken via NJ Transit.
Quality of education is one of the most important factors when moving to a new area.
www.Greatschools.org gives an overview of local schools. To arrange a tour of the schools or speak to PTA representatives give me a call.
www.niche.com is also a good guide to the local education in each district.
Montclair's school district http://www.montclair.k12.nj.us
Montclair operates a magnet school system and and parents are offered a choice of school, best suited to their children's needs and talents, starting at the elementary level. Children do not necessarily attend the school closest to their home.
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