Located in New Jersey, United States, the township of Montclair is located in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
Montclair offers a slower-paced environment and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time outdoors. This part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area is reasonably quiet, as there are low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case near one of the railway lines. Finally, there are about 20 green spaces close by for residents to explore, including Essex Park and Glenfield Park, and they are very well-distributed, which makes it easy to access them.
About two thirds of the units in the township are occupied by home owners while renters occupy the remainder. In this township, about half of buildings are single detached homes, whereas the rest are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and duplexes. A majority of the housing growth in this township happened prior to the 1960s. This township is primarily composed of two bedroom and four or more bedroom homes.
The closest supermarket in this township is usually only a reasonably short walk away. There are about 40 grocery stores in Montclair, and the best choice can be found on streets like Watchung Avenue. Moreover, Montclair is a fairly good place in which to eat out, and a limited number of coffee shops is available as well. When it comes to education, it is a rather short walk to reach both primary and secondary schools from most homes for sale in Montclair. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and high schools.
Physically active home buyers will welcome the reasonably pedestrian-friendly character of this township; many daily needs are easy to meet by walking. The public transit service in this part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area is sometimes poor. Thankfully, there is the Watchung Avenue Station, Montclair Heights Station and Walnut Street Station on the Montclair-Boonton Line. House owners are served by a few bus lines, and bus stops are generally nearby. However, the car is often the favored way to navigate Montclair. It is straightforward to find a parking spot.