A touch of Hollywood, recreational opportunities and a history that dates back to the 1700s are some of the attributes that make Bloomfield, New Jersey, a charming place to live. The township has a plethora of homes ranging from modest 2-bedroom houses to 7-bedroom mansions. Brick, wood and stone exteriors are some of the choices potential homebuyers will be able to consider.
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The township has a population of about 48,000 and is in Essex County; it offers residents and visitors a wide-variety of things to do and see. Fans of the television show The Sopranos will be interested in seeing the Holsten's Brookdale Confectionary, the filming scene for the final scene in the final episode of the series. The township is rich in history. Those interested in the township's past may want to check out the Thomas Cadmus House, which was built in 1763. In 1778, it is believed that General George Washington visited the house. Built in 1895, the Oakes Estate was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. The 2.7-acre property is an example of Colonial Revival and Queen Anne architectural style. Glendale Cemetery is an old burial ground in both Bloomfield and Belleville townships. It is the final resting place for many notable people including Sarah Vaughan, a jazz singer, who was a Grammy Award winner.
If you enjoy doing things outdoors, Bloomfield has several parks offering many different features. Brookdale Park takes up space in both Bloomfield and Montclair. The park has a fitness course, an archery field, 11 tennis courts, nature trails and many other amenities. The park is the site of many summer concerts and a Fourth of July celebration, which is, of course, capped off with a grand fireworks display. Another feature is a rose garden with 100 different types of species. Watsessing Park runs through Bloomfield and the city of East Orange. The Second River, the second main tributary of the Passaic River, flows through the park. There are several modes of transportation in Bloomfield. Bus service is available to and from Newark by way of New Jersey Transit. If you would rather travel by rail, the township is served by two stations of the New Jersey Transit Montclair-Boonton Line. You also can travel to Newark by way of the Newark Light Rail. With so many recreational activities, historical places and a variety of transportation options, Bloomfield can be a great living environment for families, couples and single people.