People looking for more space, who are still hesitant to leave all their urban life has to offer, may love Montclair. Home to numerous entertainment and recreational venues, including movie theatres, parks, restaurants and community swimming pools, residents of Montclair, New Jersey enjoy many of the benefits of city living and more in this beautiful town. The Montclair Clary Anderson Arena offers a skating rink and the Montclair Y is a another popular spot for recreation in the community.
With Midtown Direct Train service from several parts of town as well as bus service to Port Authority, it makes it easy for New Yorkers to make their new home in Montclair. Some parts of town offer excellent views of the NYC skyline with Manhattan being just 12 miles east. The population is approximately 38,000 and is very diverse. The town is noted for its historic architecture and has some 92 individually listed landmarks.
Montclair residents enjoy an excellent school district; which includes eleven public schools. Schools in Montclair are on a magnet system allowing people to choose a school that best fits the interests and needs of the students. There are also many options for wonderful extra-curricular activities ranging from sports to music.
The Wellmont Theatre offers first rate live entertainment and the Montclair Art Museum completes the package offering a wonderfully sophisticated environment for all. In addition, there are many top-rated restaurants that rival many in Manhattan. Montclair also hosts numerous outdoor festivities and concerts in their parks in the summer.
Montclair covers 6.3 square miles. In addition to the public transportation available, Montclair is conveniently located close to major highways, such as the Garden State Parkway, Route 120 and Route 17, providing a fast and easy commute to just about anywhere in New York and New Jersey.