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EAST ORANGE

THE CITY OF EAST ORANGE

Why We Love East Orange

One for all and all for one

    • Jersey Explorer Children’s Museum
    • Eagle Flights Squadron youth careers in aviation
    • Easy access to train stations and public transportation
    • Short Commute to New York City
    • Diversity of Restaurants and eateries
    • Diverse Community
    • State and National Historic Homes, Buildings and Neighborhoods
    • Easy access to Routes 280, 287 and the Garden State Parkway
  • Parks

    • Columbian Park
    • Elmwood Park
    • Francis-Haire Park
    • Memorial Park
    • Oval Playground
    • Soverel Field
    • Watsessing Park
  • Architecture and Houses

    • Houses of similar architecture and age similar to neighboring Orange. Grand homes and small estates in the Presidential Section. Modest, mid-size and large Colonials and V  Healthy number of multi-family houses, condominiums, townhouses and apartments.
  • Neighborhoods

    • Ampere, Doddtown, Elmwood, Presidential Estates, Greenwood, Upsala Heights
  • Schools

    • One public high school and 19 middle, secondary and early learner schools
  • Transportation

    • NJ Transit Morris & Essex Lines to New York and Hoboken
  • Attractions

    • East Orange Golf Course – Fun fact, it is located in Short Hills
    • Sampling of Properties located State and/or National Register of Historic Places:
      • Ambrose/Ward Mansion, 132 Harrison Street
      • Arlington Avenue Presbyterian Church, Springdale and Arlington Avenues
      • Bakery Village, 194-200 North 13th Street
      • Brick Church Railroad Station, Brick Church Plaza
      • Central Avenue Commercial Historic District, 560-654 Central Avenue;
      • Old Main Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Historic District, Morris and Essex Railroad Right-of-Way.
  • History

    • The city’s history dates back to 1666 when Connecticut settlers landed on the shores of the Passaic River. The township’s founders purchased a track of land known as the Newark Settlement from the indigenous Lenape. Homes, courts, schools and farming were established. In 1678 the settlers purchased a second track of land from the Winacksop and Shenacktos who owned the Watchung Mountain, extending the Newark settlement to approximately 60 square miles. Initially known as Newark Mountain, early settlers engaged in agricultural and farming. In the late 1800s residents and industrialist considered East Orange a desirable place to live because of its handsome drives, scenery and well maintain roads, railroads and easy access to Newark and New York City. The City of East Orange was officially formed in 1863. Throughout the city, East Orange’s stunning architecture and a noteworthy list of homes, neighborhoods and districts on the State or National Register of Historic Places give residents a peak into its past grandeur.  East Orange homes are predominately Colonial and Victorian with a mix of multifamily properties and even small estates shows the diversity of the town, making it a nice place to live.

 

General Information:

Distance to NYC:  13 miles

Town Website: http://www.eastorange-nj.gov/

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