CEDAR GROVE NJ - Small Town Pride
The Township of Cedar Grove, with a
population of approximately 12,300 is located in suburban Essex County,
NJ. It encompasses 4.5 square miles and it is bordered by the towns of Montclair, Little Falls, North Caldwell and Verona.
Cedar Grove is
primarily a residential community, characterized by a mix of homes
styles including colonials, split-levels, cape cods and ranches. There
are a smaller number of town houses and condo units, with several 55+
communities. Cedar Grove is approximately 15 miles from New York City
and 10 miles from Newark NJ.
Cedar Grove is a quiet community, with many tree-lined
streets. Pompton Ave (Route 23), the main drag, is lined with
shops and restaurants. Shopping malls and major highways are easily
accessible in nearby towns. For commuters into, there is a NJ transit bus to NYC Port Authority.
The Cedar Grove school district services
approximately 1,400 students. There are four public schools: 2
elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. Cedar Grove High
School, with almost 400 students, was designated as one of New Jersey
Monthly’s top 75 schools The town recreation department organizes a
variety of sporting activities for children.
There is also a Community
Park with a pool, ball fields and a picnic area. Town residents can
join the pool for an annual fee. For those who enjoy walking or
bicycling, there is a 2.84 mile trail, situated on the on the former
right-of-way of the Caldwell Branch of the old Erie-Lackawanna Railroad.