West Orange

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West Orange is a sprawling suburb less than 20 miles from New York City, nestled between two beautiful natural parks. With more living space than neighboring towns like Montclair, West Orange offers all the comforts and new offerings of a big city with old fashion charm. Boasting an incredible public school system, varied recreational activities and close proximity to the city, it is an ideal place to start a family.

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West Orange Public Library

The West Orange public library has been created with learning and expansion in mind. Enjoy access to free wifi, online resources, books of all genres, e-books, DVDs, and more. In addition to all the physical resources available, you will be surprised at all the additional programs for all ages, storytelling, book discussion, and 24/7 virtual access so you can enjoy all the knowledge you need. Immerse yourself in the community with special events each week.

West Orange School System

West Orange has been offering tremendous public school education since 1859, with the opening of the historic Washington Elementary School. Today, there are eleven schools, including a full-day kindergarten, seven elementary schools, and a state-of-the-art high school campus that rivals a university campus. Equipped with all the latest technology, a brand new athletic complex, award-winning art and science programs, students are given the tools to excel and grow in a competitive yet nurturing environment. There is also plenty of opportunities to get involved in after-school activities and extracurricular activities, fostering community and personal development. Get informed on everything West Orange has to offer its students and families here.

West Orange Town Hall

66 Main St. West Orange, NJ 07052 (973) 325-4100.


Given the town's close proximity to nature, the Eagle Rock Reservation and South Mountain Reservation are moments away offering an abundance of outdoor activity. Residents can enjoy regularly scheduled sports activities year-round, 5 Golf Courses with 108 Holes to play, a treetop adventure course, a zoo, and more. During warm summer days, the pool can be enjoyed to cool off and train laps. In addition, the town is always organizing something for neighbors to come together and foster community through activity. For all things related to recreation and town happenings, visit here.
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