Irvington is a township situated in the New York - Newark metropolitan area, which is part of New Jersey, United States.
Despite the somewhat busy feel, there are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Irvington. It is easy to get to parks in the township since there are a few of them close by for residents to visit. Lastly, quiet areas can be found throughout many sections of the township, although there are still several noisier sections, especially closer to the railway line, Lightning Division Memorial Highway or Interstate 78.
Roughly 60% of the properties in the township are occupied by renters and 40% are occupied by owners. In this township, around 30% of the dwellings are small apartment buildings, while large apartment buildings, duplexes, and single detached homes make up most of the remaining housing stock. This part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area experienced its most significant housing boom before the 1960s, so most of the available properties are from this time period. This township offers mainly one bedroom and two bedroom homes.
It is very easy to access both a general and a specialty grocery store by walking from any home in this township. Additionally, those who like to dine in restaurants will have a good number of choices, and there are also a few cafes in Irvington. A reasonable selection of clothing stores can also be found within a rather short walking distance, for example on 18th Avenue. With regards to education, it is a short walk to get to primary as well as high schools from anywhere in this part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
This township allows property owners to get around by a variety of means of transportation. Irvington benefits from a reasonably good public transit system. In particular, there are approximately 10 bus lines traversing the township, and it is very convenient to get to a nearby bus stop from most residences. Irvington is also car friendly. It is a reasonably short drive to the closest highway, such as Interstate 78, from any home in Irvington. Irvington will attract physically active people as it is especially conducive to walking; all daily needs can be met on foot, and there are also a fair number of businesses nearby.