VERONA NJ - Small Town Charm in Essex County
Verona is a primarily residential community with a small town feel. The population is approximately 14,000 in a 2.8 square mile area. You will find mostly colonials in town, dating back to the early 1900s. There are smaller numbers of cape cods, bi-levels, split levels and ranches. Condominium living is available in several townhouse developments, garden apartments and the 2 building high-rise complex, Claridge House.
Verona Park, with its lovely lake attracts visitors who enjoy the many walking paths, playground and paddleboats. Every May, it is host to a Fine Arts & Crafts festival. Another area of green space is Kip's Castle, an eleven acre estate, with picnic areas and fabulous view of the NYC skyline. A community center, town pool and tennis courts provide recreational activities for town residents.
Verona public schools consists of four neighborhood elementary schools(Brookdale Ave, Forest Ave, F.N. Brown & Laning Ave) , one middle school and one high school, totaling approximately 2,000 students.
Verona is 15 miles west of the Hudson River. It is only about one mile to Interstate 280 and close to other major highways. DeCamp Bus Lines provides bus service to Port Authority New York, via Bloomfield Avenue.