Thirty minutes on the Midtown direct trainline is all it takes you to travel from South Orange Village to midtown Manhattan. Sound like a commuters dream? Yes indeed it is. This Community is home to 16,000 residents and easily separates itself from the small town suburban stigma that comes with most tree lined streets. Founded in 1904, South orange was originally part of territory purchased from Lenni Lenape Native Americans back in 1666 by Robert Treat who also founded Newark NJ years before the land acquisition. Before it was founded, the land that is now called south orange was known as the “Uplands” to most back then before it official name change in May of 1904.
Known for its marvelous varying architecture styles from Victorian and Tudor homes to Dutch Colonials with gorgeous wrap around porches and Custom built estates, the village of South Orange has a tremendously diverse pallet of houses for homebuyers to choose from at great prices. Throughout the years, many homeowners have maintained and updated their homes without compromising the true integrity of theirs houses original design or curb appeal which sustains the villages elegant and historic charm. For example, the Historic Montrose Park District of the Village features Grandiose Estates with magnificent lawns and streets with original cobble stone gullies, all the way down to the gas powered streetlights. Some residents say the village is a fusion of New England charm mixed with the fashion and hustle and bustle of the New York city commuters and view from the top of the mountain.
The housing stock in South Orange village is some of the best in the area for families of all types especially when considering price and value compared to nearby towns. First time home buyers find themselves falling in love with the sense of community and diversity along with walkability to the down village with restaurants, bookshops, and art stores. After being settled with their families in town for a few years, those that look and plan to expand find themselves buying a bigger home or upgrading in general within other sections of the village.
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