Real estate buyers looking for a beautiful home in a charming community can find everything in South Orange. South Orange has a population of approximately 17,000 residents and is located less than 20 miles from New York City. This village boasts 62 acres of parkland, 5 baseball diamonds, 15 lighted tennis courts, a duck pond, soccer fields, 8 parks and playgrounds and a large community pool at Cameron Field. It is one of only four villages in New Jersey and one of only a few communities in the United States to still use gas light illumination as streetlights. The new SOPAC (South Orange Performing Arts Center) offers a wonderful opportunity for great live entertainment from concerts and dance ensembles to comedy and much more. In addition, there is a multi-screen brand new cinema as part of SOPAC.
South Orange Avenue is a bustling street lined with many restaurants, pubs, retail outlets and services. The South Orange Station is located directly above South Orange Avenue in the center of the village, and residents enjoy a fast commute to Manhattan by train.
South Orange shares a school system with the neighboring town of Maplewood. There are several elementary schools, 2 middle schools and a shared high school. Columbia High School offers among other things, wonderful classes in film making and journalism. South Orange is also home to the main campus of Seton Hall University.
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