Welcome to Maplewood NJ. a family-friendly community of nearly 24,000 residents. Education plays a key role in Maplewood with six elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Residents enjoy this diverse neighborhood with close shopping and very active sports programs. In 2009, Maplewood was rated one of the Best Places to Live by CNNMoney.com. and is chosen as the #1 destination in New Jersey for Brooklyn families looking to recreate much of what they are leaving behind. Maplewood, NJ.:If Brooklyn Were a Surburb highlights this awesome community of people who are artists or actors or work for great organizations. Maybe a pastry chef who is married to the associate director of live shows for Blue Man Group and everyones’s a New Yorker, or from Brooklyn, so it feels very familiar. Any holiday in Maplewood is a reason to celebrate with hayrides and petting zoos from Halloween through Christmas. We have 4 pools ranging from a baby/toddler pool to a large lap pool and a diving tank. Not to be forgotten are the many musical events that take place throughout the summer. Needless to say, we have the talent! Maplewoodstock, featuring a 2 day event of arts and music are one of the many planned during the summer. Applications are NOW OPEN for the town pool!
Maplewood and South Orange are two towns, one community. 30 minutes to nyc by train and filled with arts culture and destination. Residents refer to the downtowns of South Orange and Maplewood each quaintly as “The Village.” Take the train to either of The Villages to visit our wonderful stores, restaurants and arts centers then browse through our neighborhoods to see the range of beauty and our historic homes! One of the best ways to get aquainted with Maplewood is through Maplewood Online or a new live stream of local news and up to the minute activities from the Maplewood Patch.
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South Orange is a beautiful town and home to about 17,000 people. A walk through South Orange will have you reminiscing as you enjoy the small town atmosphere that has been maintained in South Orange, right down to its gas street lighting. Despite this sense of nostaglia, South Orange is a vibrant and sought after community, with a bustling downtown that offers many shopping and dining options. Beautiful homes in a host of styles, from summer cottages to Victorians, Colonial Revivals, Tudors and Renaissance Revivals play a large role in creating demand in South Orange’s real estate market. Many homes date back to the turn of the century. The Montrose Park historic district will provide resources and recommendations on how to maintain, update or upgrade your home A sister community to Maplewood, South Orange shares an excellent school system with Maplewood comprised of six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. South Orange’s well-respected Columbia High School offers advanced placement, college prep and vocational courses, classes in film making and journalism, 25 clubs, and 23 varsity sports. Recreation is paramount to South Orange residents as well, and the town five baseball diamonds, 15 lighted tennis courts, a soccer field, a duck pond, and multiple playgrounds. The Baird Community Center offers a never-ending list of art and recreational opportunities to its residents. On November 3, 2006, the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) opened its doors to the public, permanently changing the scene in South Orange and adding to the landscape of arts leaders in New Jersey. With so much going on in one small community South Orange, is a no brainer. View Local Stats for South Orange posted monthly, click here. View Local Stats for Maplewood posted monthly, click here.
Permits-Fees-General Information Please be advised that there are waiting lists for all computer permits. The NJ Transit and Mountain Station waiting listis are open to the general public. The Resident Commuter list is only open to South Orange Residents. The waiting time for the NJ Transit and Resident Commuter permit is extremely long. Please check with the Township of South Orange Village for updates. The Mountain Station waiting time is less. 973-378-7715-2037 Check out this up to date website on the Maplewood Jitney. The total cost for the Jitney and your car is $232 a year If you have any questions on buying a home in Maplewood or South Orange, please contact Robin Benjamin at (973) 202-7270 or get in touch via the contact page.
SOUTH ORANGE SCHOOLS (SAME AS MAPLEWOOD!)
South Orange schools are part of the unified South Orange-Maplewood School District, together with the neighborhood community of South Orange. Schools in the district (with 2005-06 school enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are six K-5 elementary schools :
Clinton Elementary School (K-5, 467 students)
Jefferson Elementary School (3-5, 351 students)
Marshall Elementary School (K-2, 422 students)
Charter School Seth Boyden Elementary School (K-5, 500 students)
South Mountain Elementary (2-5) / South Mountain Elementary Annex (K-1; 513 students combined)
Tuscan Elementary School (K-5, 594 students)
Maplewood Middle School (703 students) and South Orange Middle School (700 students) for grades 6-8.
The combined district features one public high school, Columbia High School, with 1,999 students
Top-High-Schools-2014-by-New-Jersey-Monthly Have just been released.