Located within New Jersey, United States, the city of Plainfield is situated in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
Plainfield is a fairly good city to buy a house in for those who prefer a calm ambience. This part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area is quiet, as the streets tend to be peaceful - however noise can be an issue near one of the railway lines. Finally, there are a few parks close by for residents to explore, including Milton Campbell Field and Spring Lake Park, and they are very well-spread out, which makes it easy to access them.
The proportions of renters and home owners are about even. Single detached homes are the main housing type, representing around 45% of the dwellings in this city, and large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and duplexes are also present in the housing stock. This part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area experienced its latest housing boom prior to the 1960s, so most of the available properties are from this time period. This city has a good choice of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Home buyers in this city will welcome that a grocery store is always only a short walk away. Likewise, a restaurant is commonly just around the corner, and property owners are served by approximately 10 cafes as well. With regards to education, both primary and secondary schools are convenient to access on foot from any location in Plainfield. Besides public schools, there are also private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.
Most homes for sale in this city are located in places that are reasonably well-suited for walking; many daily needs are convenient to carry out on foot. Commuting by public transit is challenging in this city. Nonetheless, there is the Plainfield Station and Netherwood Station on the Raritan Valley Line. The city is served by a few bus lines, and the closest bus stop is generally very close. However, Plainfield is very car friendly. It is easy to park, and most homes for sale are a reasonably short drive from the closest highway.