About Maplewood New Jersey
Built originally as a weekend town, Maplewood Village is loaded with charm. If you were looking for a weekend home and happened upon Maplewood, N.J., you might ask yourself could I manage to get here on Thursday night and stay until Monday? Luckliy for the residents of Maplewood, N.J., they can easily commute to their jobs in NYC and return home to Maplewood daily.
Named as “One of the Best Places to Live” by Money Magazine several years ago. Maplewood is located 22 miles from Manhattan and is home to just over 24,000 residents. NJ Transit provides Midtown direct train service from Maplewood Village to NY Penn Station as well as train service to Hoboken. While many people often ask for a walk to train location, jitney service throughout the town makes it easy to get to the Maplewood Train Station.
Maplewood, home to many former NY residents, is a welcoming town. It offers several well-maintained parks like DeHart Park and Memorial Park as well as a community pool that rivals any county club! The South Mountain Reservation is a beautiful spot for hiking and relaxing. Many of the parks offer tennis and basketball courts as well as playgrounds and baseball fields.
A lot of residents spend summer days and evenings attending outdoor concerts and festivals, enjoying a meal, coffee or pastry in one of the town’s great places or just admiring the towns beautiful foliage when fall arrives. If you are visiting stop by Arturo’s for some of the best wood-oven pizza you can imagine made from an incredible crust and the freshest local and seasonal toppings and/or enjoy a great cup of coffee and a sweet at The Able Baker.
The school system is shared with neighboring South Orange. There are six district elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. We often tell our clients to speak to people who have kids in the schools in order to get some “hands on” feedback. It always turns out that the parents who have kids in each and every one of our elementary schools, have nothing but very positive experiences to share. School tours can also be arranged to allow for first hand information and to see the school in action. Columbia High School, consistently turns out top achievers who go on to many of the top Universities in this country.
In addition to having Midtown Direct Train service to New York, Maplewood is close to many major highways, such as the Garden State Parkway, Route 78 and Route 80, making it a simple commute for those driving to and from almost anywhere in New York and New Jersey.
Living in Maplewood
Maplewood Community Pool
187 Boyden Ave
Open from Father’s Day – Labor Day
Valley St, between Oakland Rd and Baker St.
2 playgrounds, 2 multi purpose fields, 3 tennis courts,
4 picnic tables, 1 basketball court
3 baseball/softball fields, 1 playground, 4 tennis courts,
1 park building, 4 picnic tables
Orchard Rd off of Parker
2 multi purpose fields, 2 tennis courts, 1 playground
Off Ridgewood on Dehart Rd
1multi purpose field, 2 tennis courts, 1 playground
1multi purpose fields, 1 playground , 1 outdoor street
hockey rink, 1 tennis court
1 tennis courts, 2 platform tennis courts, 1 bocce court
Dehart Community Center
120 Burnett Ave.
Senior citizen programs and services, Building rental for special events
Burgdorff Cultural Center
10 Durand Road 973-763-4202
Theater, music and Arts programs
Parking Permits and Jitney
Most of the homes in Maplewood are from the early 20th Century. The housing stock varies in terms of size so lovers of historic homes can find a place in a wide range of price points. While Mid-Century Modern homes are not as common, they do exist and become available from time to time. Whether you are looking for luxury homes in Maplewood or you are looking for a smaller starter home, you will likely find something you like in Maplewood.