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As a South Orange, New Jersey real estate expert, Barbara’s firsthand and extensive knowledge about South Orange homes, its community, school system, commuter information and resources have proved invaluable to her clients buying a home in South Orange.

A visually beautiful community measuring 2.8 square miles, South Orange retains many remembrances of village life, including gas street lighting. The town of 16,390 people has a vibrant downtown offering a multitude of shopping and dining options.

Sixty years worth of history can be seen, approximately from 1980 to 1930 when hundreds of architecturally beautiful homes were built by prominent architects in the areas Montrose section as summer cottages for the elite, including Victorians, Colonial Revival, Tudor and Renaissance Revival. The Montrose Park district was designated as an Historic District at both the state and national levels in 1997. The South Mountain section offers diversity in housing, with most homes dating back to the turn of the century.

South Orange shares a quality school system with Maplewood and the combined system ranks among the best in the state. There are six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school with a reputation for academic excellence. More than 90 percent of high school graduates attend college, including admission to every Ivy League University, according to recent reports. Columbia High School offers advanced placement, college prep and vocational courses, as well as classes in film making and journalism. Columbia offers 25 clubs, from astronomy to chess and 23 varsity sports.

Sixty-two acres of parkland, two thirds of which consist of Meadowland Park and adjacent Cameron Field, provide five baseball diamonds, 15 lighted tennis courts, a soccer field, duck pond, playgrounds, Baird Community Center and a find outdoor pool complex and favorite sledding hill.

Every four years in a non-partisan election, a village president and six trustees are elected.

South Orange is thirty minutes from Manhattan via NJ Transit train or bus.

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