Home to around 16,200 residents, South Orange, New Jersey is a wonderful place to buy a home in Essex County. New Jersey is home to 565 municipalities, South Orange Village, Loch Arbour, Ridgefield Park and Ridgewood being the only 4 that have a village government. South Orange Village was once part of the South Orange Township, which is now known as Maplewood. The Village of South Orange was created in 1904, then changed its name in 1978 to “The Township of South Orange Village.”
South Orange, New Jersey has a number of historical points of interest, including multiple buildings listed on the State and National Historic Registers. A few include: Old Stone House, Baird Community Center, Chapel of Immaculate Conception, Eugene V. Kelly Carriage House, Montrose Park Historic District, Mountain Station Railroad Station, and several others. Adding to its historic charm, South Orange is one a very few New Jersey communities to maintain gas street lights. In fact, it's been suggested that South Orange may have more working gaslights than any other community in the nation.
In addition to all of that, South Orange also has beautiful and varied architecture including Tudors, Victorians, Colonials, English Cottages, Ranches, as well as modern-style homes. There are also a few condos and townhomes in South Orange, giving prospective homebuyers abundant real estate options. South Orange is a great place to live if you want to work in New York City but desire a quieter more laid-back hometown. There are exceptions, however the highest price for a condo or townhome in South Orange is typically around $950,000 with the average listing price being $659,000. The highest listing price for a single family home in South Orange is around $1.3 million with the average listing price being approximately $529,000.
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