Described as “one of the coolest suburbs in America,” Montclair, New Jersey is a remarkable community just 12 miles from Manhattan. This highly walkable suburb is home to an award-winning public school system, world-class art and music, a variety of architectural styles and the nation’s first countywide park system, among other great features. Montclair neighbors the Essex County communities of Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Glen Ridge, Little Falls, Llewellyn Park, Maplewood, South Orange, Verona, West Caldwell, and West Orange.
Home to around 38,000 residents, the township of Montclair was first formed in 1868 with a total area around 6.3 square miles. Perched upon the First Mountain of the Watchung Mountains, most of Montclair sits on the east side of this ridge. Because of its location, residents of Montclair enjoy breathtaking views of the New York City skyline, which is only 12 miles away. Montclair is home to a few smaller places, localities and unincorporated communities such as Montclair Heights, Upper Montclair and Watchung Station. Upper Montclair is north of Watchung Avenue and is in the 07043 zip code, while the central and southern parts of the township are in the 07042 zip code. Montclair has excellent shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation opportunities within its 6 distinct commercial zones. Those commercial zones are: Montclair Center, Upper Montclair, Watchung Plaza, Walnut Street, South End and Valley Road. Despite its small size, Montclair is also home to several art institutions and theaters. As if all that wasn’t enough to impress and entice prospective homebuyers, Montclair is also home to numerous parks and nature preserves including: Edgemont Memorial Park, Glenfield Park, Eagle Rock Reservation, the Bonsal Nature Preserve, the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens and many more. Other community features include 18 public tennis courts, 4 skating rinks, 3 public swimming pools and numerous sports fields.
This commuter suburb of New York City also has wonderful real estate options. Homes for sale in Montclair, New Jersey come in a broad price range and diverse architectural styles. Monclair is known for its historic architecture and is home to 6 historic districts listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. There are condos, townhomes and single family homes for sale in Montclair, New Jersey. There are exceptions, however the highest list price for a condo or townhome in Montclair is usually around $995,000, with the average list price being closer to $427,000. The highest list price for a single family home in Montclair is around $4.2 million, with the average list price being nearer to $1 million.
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