An Essex County commuter town of NYC, spans between 6 and 6.5 sq. miles and has a population of 39,000 and change. Montclair offers six train stations - the shortest commute scenario being approximately 35-40 minutes (if transportations is on schedule), and direct-to-the-city bus option. Montclair offers several town centers with lively business districts and enclaves, each with its own distinct personality, thus, Montclair is somewhat of a mecca.
The offerings are vast and varied - many independent shops as well as international brands, an eclectic arts scene, a broad scope of award-winning restaurants and cuisines, an active nightlife, and a creative, engaged community. Home to Montclair State University, the Wellmont Theater, the Montclair Art Museum, and a substantial weekly Farmer’s Market, Montclair has a lot going on.
There is no shortage of scenic appeal due to the backdrop of one of the Watchung Mountains, and the expansive variety of housing stock which is peppered with gracious Colonials, Craftsmen and Victorians.
Real Estate price points for a single family home can range from $300,000’s through upwards of $4,000,000, and the market can get quite competitive.
Montclair has a magnet school system wherein district residents partake in a lottery for placement in schools identified by themes. As is the case with Maplewood, Montclair is very pro-Montclair - many feel with good reason.