West Orange

Both picturesque and progressive, the township of West Orange is one of those communities that allow residents to find the perfect balance between what they need and what they want. Bordered by two spacious parks, and lying at the base of the Watchung Mountains, West Orange attracts visitors here year round.

Home buyers seeking to buy West Orange real estate have their choice of home styles and locations within the township. From bustling downtown’s historic homes to more suburban properties as the community moves west, homes in West Orange are ready and waiting. They won’t last long on the market, because more and more people are discovering the hidden treasure that is West Orange real estate.

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The township of West Orange is one of the larger communities in the area, with a population of approximately 46,000 residents. Residents of West Orange never make the mistake of thinking their community is just average, because they know that there are a number of things that their township offers that can’t be found anywhere else.

Neighborhoods in West Orange are diverse and provide a unique history and atmosphere for residents who live there. Downtown West Orange is the oldest and most populous area in the township, and the nearby Valley is welcoming more artists into its hip borders. First Mountain is just west of downtown and is primarily suburban with historic homes, large estates, apartments and more modern houses. Pleasant Valley, Pleasantdale and the Second Mountain areas have homes that range from mid-century to modern, and these are some of the fastest growing areas in the community. No matter which neighborhood that home buyers settle in, they are bound to discover the best parts of West Orange are right in their own front yard.

When it comes to things to see and do, West Orange has enough to keep residents busy year round. Perhaps the most popular place for residents and visitors alike is the Thomas Edison National Historic Park & Museum, where the inventor once lived and worked. Arts and cultural events at the Luna Theater Stage and OSPAC Outdoor Amphitheater are presented year round. Residents can also enjoy shopping and dining in the downtown area, which has a fun urban vibe and then head to the Valley, where there is a growing arts community.

Sports and recreation enthusiasts can visit the Treetop Adventure Course, Essex Equestrian Center and the Richard J. Codey Skating Arena. Golfers can play all the time at any of five golf courses—Crestmont Country Club, Francis Byrne Golf Course, Rock Spring Country Club, Essex County Country Club and Montclair Golf Club. There are also 12 parks and playgrounds throughout the township where residents can enjoy themselves and their friends and family playing, relaxing and more. West Orange is also home to Turtleback Zoo, Ginny Duenkel Swimming Pool and so much more.

The noteworthy schools in West Orange are managed by the West Orange Public School District. There are approximately 6,700 students enrolled in seven elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school. Getting around West Orange is easy thanks to several main roads that run near and through the township, plus New Jersey Transit bus service and DeCamp bus lines.

When it comes to the best quality of life and community amenities that anyone can provide, there’s every reason to check out life in West Orange.