My clients are passionate about Maplewood for many reasons. It has a small town feel with all the amenities of a larger community. Attracting a creative crowd, Maplewood has a thriving artistic community. The town’s Main Street is full of boutiques, quaint shops, and restaurants.
With only a 40 minute commute to NYC by train, it’s clear why Money Magazine named it one of the best places to live in America.
- Maplewood Station is on NJ Transit Midtown Direct line with service straight into New York Penn Station, Newark, and Hoboken.
- Quick transfer to the PATH offers service to the NY Financial District.
- While the NJ Transit Parking Lot near Maplewood has limited spaces, residents can sign up for the popular jitney service which runs across town, to and from the station.
- Maplewood Train Station has a concierge service that performs small tasks, such as ordering groceries, dropping off dry cleaning, returning rented videos, and even paying parking tickets.
- Bus routes 25, 37, 70, and 107 pass between Maplewood and South Orange, Irvington, Newark, Newark Liberty Airport, Union City and New York City.
- Nearby Lakeland Bus and Community Coach Bus offer direct trips to Manhattan.
- Maplewood is within 10 minutes of Route 24, 280, I-78 the Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway.
- Route 124 (Springfield Avenue) runs through Maplewood.
- Newark Liberty Airport is 20 minutes away!
- The Columbia School District serves both Maplewood and neighboring South Orange.
- The Columbia School District is comprised of six elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school.
- Elementary school has full-day kindergarten (trust me, this is important)
- Columbia High School, one of the most academically progressive high schools in the state of New Jersey offers an extensive amount of AP classes and extracurricular activities.
- Columbia High School is a Blue Ribbon School (a US Department of Education Award reserved for the best schools in the nation).
- One-third of Maplewood’s 7th graders are invited to take SATs through the Johns Hopkins Talent Search.
- Maplewood has always attracted artists. The South-Orange Artists Network organizes a monthly arts calendar and events including the studio visits of local resident artists.
- Two local theater companies hold plays, musicals and children’s workshops.
- First Night is family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration.
- The South Mountain Reservation, a 2110-acre nature reserve, offers hiking and breathtaking vistas of the New York skyline.
- Department of Recreation of Cultural Affairs organizes youth and adult sports programs, senior services and special needs services.
- Maplewood Tennis Program for adults and children, beginning as young as 3 years old.
- Nearby golf courses.
- Playgrounds, fields, street hockey rinks and a large community pool round out the recreation options.