Montclair

Montclair New Jersey was, for many years the ‘best kept secret’ for Manhattanites who were looking for an alternative from souring Manhattan prices but still offered a cosmopolitan feel and an easy commute to the city. Over the past 10 years the secret is out as witnessed by its tremendous growth and re-development. A bustling community that covers 6 miles, Montclair still maintains a small town atmosphere with its tree shaded streets, quaint shops, restaurants and fine collection of homes. An easy commute to Manhattan, Montclair offers 30 minute midtown direct train or bus service.

Barbara’s firsthand and extensive knowledge about Montclair homes, its community, school system, commuter information and resources have proved invaluable to her clients buying a home in Montclair.

A dynamic magnet school system offers an enriching program for all age levels. Beginning with public preschool and after school care at age four, continuing with programs that specialize in areas of need and interest, the school system has won numerous awards and commendations for excellence.

The township’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department sponsors many athletic and cultural programs, in addition to maintaining 11 of the 16 parks located in or adjacent to Montclair. Summer athletic programs, featuring a sports clinic and swimming lessons at the township pools, contribute to a cooler summer for the township youth. Numerous Clubs for team sports are offered for both summer and winter activities.

The community gathers together for special holidays. The Fourth of July parade brings a touch of Americana, while Montclair’s First Night provides a program of music, theater and dance for family enjoyment on New Year’s Eve. We are proud to report that two of the founders of First Night were Burgdorff salespeople!

Over 120 years ago, Montclair’s residents formed the Montclair Library Association for sharing their books. Today the free public Library has a collection of 145,000 books housed in two buildings and offers a full range of contemporary and traditional library services. The Montclair Historical Society serves as an instructional and working museum for area residents and school children.

If you’re thinking of buying a home in Montclair, New Jersey let a Montclair real estate expert guide you. Contact Barbara Lawrence today to begin your home search.