About South Orange
Real estate buyers looking for a beautiful home in a charming and hip community can find everything in South Orange, New Jersey. This welcoming town has a population of approximately 17,000 residents and is located less than 20 miles from New York City. With Midtown Direct Train service to Manhattan as well as direct train service to Hoboken, South Orange is home to many former New Yorkers looking for more space and easy access to NYC.
This village offers 62 acres of parkland, 5 baseball diamonds, 15 lighted tennis courts, a duck pond, soccer fields, 8 parks and playgrounds and a large community pool at Cameron Field. It is one of only four villages in New Jersey and one of only a few communities in the United States to still use gas light illumination as streetlights.
Living in South Orange
South Orange Avenue is a bustling street lined with many restaurants, pubs, retail outlets and services. Whether you are looking for an exceptional yoga class or a great cup of coffee, it can be found right in town. SOPAC (South Orange Performing Arts Center) offers a wonderful opportunity for great live entertainment from concerts and dance ensembles to comedy and much more. In addition, there is a multi-screen cinema as part of SOPAC.
During the summer, residents flock to Flood’s Hill for free outdoor concerts in July and movie night in August. Food trucks line the street for easy dinner. In the winter, the very same spot is packed on snow days with kids sledding.
South Orange shares a school system with the neighboring town of Maplewood. There are several elementary schools, 2 middle schools and a shared high school. Columbia High School offers among other things, wonderful classes in film making and journalism and is the birth place of Ultimate Frisbee. Their fencing team is extraordinary and students often go on to top colleges and universities. South Orange is also home to the main campus of Seton Hall University.
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South Orange Homes
South Orange is full of great neighborhoods offering beautiful homes. Whether you are a fan of Victorians, Colonials, Tudors or Mid-Century Modern houses, South Orange has a property for you. South Orange also offers homes in a wide range of price points depending upon size and location so if you are look for luxury homes or starter homes, you can find them here.