5.4 out of 10


40.8277094186297 -74.20928047528
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


Dzo Dzo
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5

"Ask questions...."

Densely populated, development has outgrown area, excessive restaurants & other shops that come & go, exceedingly high property taxes, crime is increasing, etc.

Fortunately, there is 2 forums for potential renters or homeowner's to read post or ask questions (Baristanet & Montclair Patch).
  • High taxes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Montclair- Where the suburbs meet the city."

Montclair, located 14 miles west of Manhattan, is a thriving suburban town with many urban touches. Beautiful homes are one of the main attractions for home buyers; turn of the century Victorians, 1920′s Colonials, hillside contemporaries and a attractive pre-war apartment buildings. A large downtown and several smaller villages means you’re never far from shopping and dining. Montclair is home to a great public school system, featuring 5 elementary, 3 middle and one high school. The magnet system allows families choice in what school they would like to attend prior to high school.

Green spaces are abundant. In addition to numerous parks, its borders are marked by 157 acre Mill’s Reservation to the North West, 408 acre Eagle Rock Reservation to the South West and 78 acre Brookdale Park to the East and 20 acre Bonsal Preserve to the North. Montclair is close to, but not bisected by, Routes, 3, 46, 280 and the Garden State Parkway.

Montclair is popular town for commuters or those who just want to stay connected to New York City with a choice of 5 train stations with direct service to NY Penn Station or bus service to Port Authority. Time to New York is approximately 45 minutes.

Montclair has a long history of art and cultural offerings while over 75 restaurants make it a destination for discerning diners. Montclair Art Museum has a large permanent collection and also attracts world-class visiting installations, Warhol and Cezanne among recent notables. Music venues are many, highlighted by The Wellmont Theatre. The Northern end of town is home to Montclair State University, a great resource for academic, art and athletic venues.
  • Open Spaces
  • Good NYC commute options
  • Great people
  • High taxes

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