In north central Essex County there is a remarkable township known as Cedar Grove, New Jersey. Cedar Grove is home to around 12,400 residents and was ranked #4 on New Jersey Monthly magazine’s list of Essex County’s “Best Places to Live” and #17 on the list of the best places to live in the state of New Jersey. Cedar Grove was originally incorporated in 1892 as the Township of Verona. In 1907 portions of the township created Verona borough and the township’s name was changed to Cedar Grove. The name Cedar Grove came from the beautiful cedar trees that once blanketed the hillsides and valley.
Once a small farming community, Cedar Grove became a thriving suburb in the 1950s and 1960s. It continues to be a great place to live for those wanting easy access to Newark and New York City, but desiring a quieter more laid-back hometown. Composed of approximately 4.4 square miles, Cedar Grove is nestled between the First and Second Watchung Mountains. The heart of Cedar Grove lies in the valley, around 280 feet above sea level. This naturally beautiful community is home to the smaller communities of Lindsley and Overbrook, just 12 miles west of Midtown Manhattan and 4 miles northwest of Newark.
In addition to a great location, Cedar Grove also boasts impressive real estate options. Cedar Grove is divided into three sections: North End, Central Cedar Grove, and South End. Homes for sale in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, vary in price depending upon the location, age, size, architectural style and special features of the property. There are exceptions, however the highest price of a condo or townhome in Cedar Grove tends to be around $525,000, while the highest price of a single family home is around $4 million. The average list price of a condo or townhome in Cedar Grove is closer to $500,000, while the average list price of a single family home is near $978,000.
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