9.2 out of 10

Maplewood

40.7308532166025 -74.2653952944284
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jun 13, 2016

"Great Article about Maplewood From the NYT"

Maplewood, also sometimes known under its alias--Brooklyn West--is a great commuter suburb of NYC. It's a very socially conscious town that put a premium on diversity of lifestyles, religions, socio-economic and culture. The town has a significant artist and musician community due to its proximity to NYC.
There was an article written in the NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/realestate/maplewood-nj-if-brooklyn-were-a-suburb.html?_r=0
and
This article about a resident's favorite annual events: http://lovetoliveinmaplewood.blogspot.com/search?q=top+10+things
Pros
  • 35 minute train ride to NY PENN or 18-20 Miles Driving
  • Incredible blend of all types of peoples and lifestyles
  • socially conscious and responsible
Cons
  • like many essex county towns, the taxes are higher
  • retiring and/or downsizing to this town is hard to do
  • socially conscious, yes good and bad
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Maplewood, New Jersey - ranked by Money Magazine as best place to live"

Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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