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WEST ORANGE

THE TOWNSHIP OF WEST ORANGE

Why We Love West Orange

  • One for all and all for one
    • Turtle back zoo
    • McCloones Boathouse waterside dining
    • Thomas Edison National Historic Park
    • Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
    • South Mountain Recreation Complex Hockey and Ice Skating
    • South Mountain and Eagle Rock Reservations
    • Oscar Schindler Performing Arts Center
    • Easy access to train stations and public transportation
    • Golf Courses
    • Fourth of July Fireworks
    • Diverse Community
    • Easy access to highways and transportation
  • Parks

    • Boland
    • Byrne
    • Colgate
    • Degnan
    • Jenkins
    • Lafayette
    • O’Connor
    • Ridgeway
    • Stagg
    • And the big ones – South Mountain and Eagle Rock Reservations
  • Architecture and Houses

    • Historic Victorians, Colonials, a mix of large estates, small and medium size colonials, contemporary architecture, luxury homes and gated communities, apartments, townhouses and condominiums.
  • Neighborhoods

    • Llewelyn Park, Saint Cloud, Pleasantdale, Redmond, Downtown and the Valley, Gregory, Crystal Lake, Crestmont, with a few developments including, Eagle Ridge, The Pointe, Bellaire, Crystal Woods, The Highlands, and Vizcaya.
  • Schools

    • Seton Hall Preparatory School
    • Public School System includes early learning center, elementary and middle schools and West Orange High School
    • Nearby Seton Hall University (South Orange), Rutgers University NJIT, Essex County Community College (Newark)
  • Transportation

    • Minutes to the NJ Transit Morris & Essex Lines in South Orange and Orange Train Stations via Jitney Service where you can commute directly to New York, Hoboken or connect to the PATH train or other rail lines from Newark Penn Station
    • Local Buses and transportation centers including Park & Ride services located adjacent to the 36-acre South Mountain Recreation Complex
    • Easy access to highways including routes 280, 287 and the Garden State Parkway
  • Attractions

    • Turtleback Zoo
    • Five Golf Courses
    • Richard J. Cody (Ice) Skating Arena
    • Treetop Adventure Course (including ziplining)
    • 12 Parks and Playgrounds
    • Essex Equestrian Center
    • Thomas Edison National Historic Park
    • AMC Dine-in Movie Theatre
    • Luna Stage in the Arts District of West Orange
    • South Mountain Recreation Complex
    • Oscar Schindler Performing Arts Center
  • History

    • The town’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. Fast forward to 1863 when the Township of West Orange was officially formed by legislative act by combining land from the Fairmount Township with a section of Orange Township. Most famously known as the home of Thomas Edison National Historic Park which includes Thomas Edison’s home and his laboratories, West Orange is a diverse community with a rich cultural history and a wide range of home architecture and values. From estates in the gated community of Llewelyn Park, new single family homes in Vizcaya, Victorians, Colonials and modern and contemporary style homes, you are sure to find the right home in West Orange. The Town is close to highways and an easy commute to New York City.

 

General Information:

Distance to NYC: 18 miles

Town Website:  https://www.westorange.org/

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