Montclair is a perfect option for people who are hesitant to leave the city.

Welcome to Montclair


A Hip, Cultured and Gorgeous Town

Dubbed “the city in the suburbs” and “Brooklyn West,” Montclair is a perfect option for people who are hesitant to leave the city. A bustling town, Montclair is loaded with shops, restaurants, parks, and festivals.  Hip, cultured and diverse, Montclair appeals to families, music lovers, entrepreneurs, artists, and just about everyone! Many celebrities call Montclair home including Stephen Colbert, actor Patrick Wilson, makeup guru Bobbi Brown and Justin Bieber. The town’s stunning neighborhoods, charming houses, and close proximity to NYC are all huge draws. Montclair is loaded with parks, including beautiful Brookdale Park with open green space, a dog park, and winding walking paths.
Montclair is 6.25 square miles.
FUN FACT: Montclair is a foodie’s paradise, with restaurants ranging from farm-to-table to Ethiopian to Latin American and French. Montclair is sure to have a restaurant to satisfy any palate.

What to love

Montclair is one of the most coveted places to live in New Jersey because of its beautiful architecture, lush parks, and quaint downtowns.
Stunning views of NYC from Eagle Rock Reservation. Plus it is easy to get to NYC by car, train, or bus.
A walkable town, Montclair is loaded with big-city amenities across its six vibrant business districts.
Montclair has declared itself “a stigma-free” town.
Applegate Farm has been serving ice cream since 1929.

What to do

Montclair is a town that knows how to have a good time – there is always some fun happening. There are festivals galore, including the renowned Montclair Film Festival, the Montclair Jazz Festival  (the largest free jazz festival on the East Coast), and the summertime magic of the Montclair Food and Wine Festival. If you need a quiet moment, be sure to check out the internationally recognized Montclair Art Museum or head to Eagle Rock Reservation to enjoy the breathtaking views of the NYC skyline or to have a moment of remembrance at the 9/11 Memorial.

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According to the Montclair school district’s website, “the district is an award-winning magnet system with elementary and middle schools identified by the themes global studies, science & technology, creating connections, Montessori, university, STEM, environmental science, and gifted & talented.” The high school is academically challenging with a diverse curriculum, more than 25 AP classes, small learning communities; and visual art and performance options in the School of Visual and Performing Arts.

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