Montclair NJ- What's Not to Love?
The vibrant town of Montclair is
located in Essex County, New Jersey, just 12 miles west of the Lincoln
Tunnel. Montclair is an eclectic, walkable suburb that is known for its historic
architecture, excellent schools, (magnet school system), lively arts and cultural scene, and its
serene, green-belt of parks, gardens, and nature preserves. Montclair offers charming neighborhoods with
beautiful Colonial, Victorian, and Tudor
styled homes, Condos, and Mid-Century Moderns with dramatic views. Easy access to New York City is a big draw for
Montclair’s 40,000 residents. Many commuters are within walking distance to one
of the town’s six train stations, with trains to Hoboken, New Jersey, or direct
to Penn Station, Manhattan. DeCamp Bus Lines provides two bus routes to
Manhattan’s Port Authority, making frequent stops in town to pick up passengers.
Although close to NYC, Montclair offers so many entertainment options that
on week-ends, many choose to spend their leisure hours in town. Whether you want to eat in one of the many ethnic restaurants like Mesob and MishMish, go to a concert at the Wellmont Theatre, sip coffee at one of the many coffee houses or go to the theatre, nightlife in Montclair has endless possibilities. Arts and culture enthusiasts can visit the Montclair Art Museum, which always has something new to offer with rotating or traveling exhibits. Sports fans would enjoy the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center or catch a New Jersey Jackals game next door at Yogi Berra Stadium.
Parks and Recreation
There are plenty of beautiful spots fit for walking, hiking and nature watching. Brookdale Park and Presby Memorial Iris Gardens are just a few of the 175 acres of parkland Montclair has to offer. The Township also has 2 indoor skating rinks (and outdoor pond skating when weather permits), 3 town pools and a variety of town-run recreational programs.
Montclair is home to a number of music, arts, and food & wine festivals. For the last 5 years, Montclair has been home to the Montclair Film Festival, an exciting event, growing larger with each passing year. With regular community holiday celebrations and special events hosted by local business and local government alike, there is always something fun going on around town. Montclair is a unique suburban town with a distinctive urban feeling.
It's got something for everyone and is a wonderful place to call home.
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