Welcome to Maplewood
One of the Coolest Suburbs in America
Maplewood is noted for charming, tree-lined neighborhoods, gorgeous homes, and a village vibe. Residents love the quick commute to New York City, diversity, quaint downtown, thriving artistic community, and progressive values. Maplewood is community-focused, cultured, and family-friendly -- and a big draw for people migrating from nearby cities. Apartment Therapy dubbed the town one of the “coolest suburbs in America.” South Orange is Maplewood’s sister town; the two towns are known locally as SOMA or MAPSO.
Maplewood is 3.88 square miles.
FUN FACT: The New York Times described Maplewood as one the "least suburban of suburbs, celebrated by buyers for its culture and hip factor, as much as the housing stock and sophisticated post-city life."
What to love
Residents love the strong sense of community, the town’s walkability, immersion in culture, and beautiful parks.
Maplewood is home to the perfect blend of transplanted New Yorkers and long-time residents who share progressive and inclusive values.
Easy access to NYC.
Gorgeous architecture and quaint streets.
Garbars! Some locals have turned their garages into fun, quirky neighborhood bars.
Things to do
Some Local Favorites:
South Orange and Maplewood have a combined, highly-rated school district that celebrates diversity and equality. Columbia High School was named one of the most influential public high schools in the United States by Academic Influence. According to the school district’s website, “the diverse student body is recognized annually for academics, championship athletic programs, award-winning fine and performing arts programs, high school publications, and robotics team.”