The township of West Orange, New Jersey is not only 'Where Invention Lives', according to its city-wide motto, but where residents come to live in immediate proximity to the major metropolitan area of Manhattan but then also retreat to a citizen-minded hometown. Attractive townhouses, richly designed historical homes, and income-friendly duplexes abound. Avoiding the over-pricey markets nearby, West Orange accommodates a range of new and seasoned homeowners. The housing offerings span a wide variety of dwelling styles and budgets.
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Diversity and educational prowess are the names of the game in West Orange. The student body of West Orange encompasses over 7000 children, 11 schools, and 49 languages spoken. Award-winning programs in sports, music, and arts draw outstanding students to the district. Although national shopping chains like Macy's abound, West Orange takes its local businesses seriously and has engaged citizens in a special incentive program which encourages them to buy locally and from small businesses. Over 220 restaurants featuring international cuisines give diners the world to choose from.
Trains and buses give commuters a chance to get where they need to go around West Orange without hopping in a car, with a free shuttle, a community coach, and a nearby New Jersey transit station. With Manhattan only 16 miles away, and Newark Liberty International Airport 12 miles away, you have worldwide travel right outside your door. But if you'd rather not leave, there are a myriad of attractions in West Orange itself, including the Turtleback Zoo, the Essex Equestrian Center, and the Luna Theater Stage. The Berkshires and Pocono mountains are mere minutes drive away, and with five golf courses, twelves parks and playgrounds, a treetop adventure course, and the Thomas Edison National Historic Park, you won't run out of things to do outdoors. The beach isn't far away, either. West Orange truly does have it all, and is sure to delight new residents with its creative, academic atmosphere that emphasizes quality education and access.