West Orange

Barbara sells many West Orange New Jersey homes and knows the area inside and out, from its community to its school system, from areas with the best value to those that offer the easiest commute into Manhattan.

Covering 12 square miles, the 300 year old community of West Orange, the town offers lush, undeveloped acreage, consisting of municipal and county parks and playgrounds, private and public golf courses, and spectacular views of Manhattan from its wooded nature preserves. Home to Thomas Edison and now the Edison National Historic Site, today, 40,000 residents reside.

Boasting one of the best educational systems in New Jersey, West Orange offers seven elementary schools, two middle, and West Orange High School, cited in a Washington Post article as among the top 1% of the public high schools in the nation.

For recreation and entertainment, the South Mountain Arena has two ice skating rinks and year-round hockey and figure skating classes. Adjacent to the Arena is the Turtle Back Zoo, the largest zoo in Northern New Jersey. Nearby, The Montclair Riding Academy houses two outdoor rings and an indoor arena for winter riding, as well as hundreds of acres of trails for nature rides. For swimmers, there’s the Ginny Duenkel Community Pool, named after West Orange’s Olympic gold medal winner. Six magnificent gold courses extend over West Orange’s studding terrain. The West Orange Tennis Club is very popular for tennis enthusiasts.

With a varied range of home prices and style, from tudors to colonials to condominiums, there’s a home for everyone in every architectural style, and every price range. Just 17miles from Manhattan, West Orange is an easy commute via bus or Midtown direct service through neighboring South Orange, Orange or Montclair.

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