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 Little Falls, Montclair, 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. The town’s Tree Planting Program ensures that the town maintains its leafy neighborhoods. Pompton Ave (Route 23) is lined with shops and restaurants. Shopping malls and major highways are easily accessible in nearby towns.
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.
The median sale price of single family homes (including condominiums and co-ops) from 2003-2012 was:
2012 - $365,000
2011 - $430,000
2010 - $445,000
2009 - $450,300
2008 - $461,500
2007 - $515,000
2006 - $491,000
2005 - $495,000
2004 - $450,100
2003 - $369,900
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