Enter West Orange, the largely diverse home to Thomas Edison, who famously maintained a laboratory and workshop in town! This eclectic neighborhood is just 12 miles from Manhattan, so you’ll never miss out on the excitement, but you’re always a stone’s throw away from a more peaceful home.
History: Located at the peak of the Watchung Mountains, West Orange was originally part of the Native American Hackensack clan‘s territory. It became part of Newark Township until 1806 and was reincorporated as a city in 1872.
Schools: The West Orange Public Schools district is comprised of 12 schools. In addition, you will also find Seton Hall Preparatory School, a Roman-Catholic all boys’ high school.
Transportation: NJ Transit offers bus service to Newark and DeCamp Bus Lines offers service to Midtown Manhattan. In addition, the township offers a jitney service that operates on weekdays, offering service to the Brick Church, Orange and South Orange train stations.