Maplewood

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.

Public Transportation:

  • 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.

 

Driving:

  • 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.