Maplewood’s Golf Island neighborhood is an idyllic one– made up of just a few tree-lined streets with little traffic and no “through streets.” The neighborhood is surrounded by the Maplewood Country Club’s golf course which is where it gets its unique name. Many of the homes in this area have lovely views of the manicured golf course. Highly coveted for it’s proximity to Maplewood Village, Maplewood Middle School, the train station, park and library, Golf Island is very convenient and appealing for people seeking a pedestrian oriented lifestyle.
The boundaries of the Golf Island neighborhood are Baker Street to the North, the Erie Lackawanna train tracks to the West and the Maplewood Country Club to the East and South. It is also conveniently located to Millburn, Springfield and Union, neighboring towns that are just a short drive away.
Children in the Golf Island neighborhood attend the highly rated Tuscan elementary school. And middle school aged kids can walk to the Maplewood Middle School which is located within the neighborhood.
Much of the neighborhood is home to long time residents and young families, including many former city dwellers. One neighborhood resident, Lisa Danbrot, who moved from Brooklyn several years ago, tells us that she is friendly with her neighbors who she says are warm and good natured. She also reports that there are many children in the area who spend their free time in the public library or the local park. She says, “It is a beautiful neighborhood, and I couldn’t be happier living there.”
Most of the homes are traditional Colonials and Victorians that range in price from $600,000 – $900,000. Here are three examples of typical recent sales:
Some of the benefits to living in the Golf Island neighborhood are:
- The streets are quiet and flat which is great for walking, bike riding and skateboarding
- There are no “through streets”
- It is within easy walking distance of the bustling downtown shops and restaurants
- Memorial Park, 25 acres of rolling hills, footpaths, streams, bridges, ball fields and playgrounds, is just a short distance away
- Kids can walk to Tuscan Elementary School and the Maplewood Middle School
- The neighborhood is within easy walking distance of the Midtown Direct train line
- There is easy access to neighboring towns
In sum, location and lifestyle make Golf Island one of the town’s most popular places to live.
If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Maplewood or any of the surrounding areas, please contact me. I am a local market expert and would be happy to talk to you about your real estate needs.
The Allison Ziefert Real Estate Group is a top producing real estate group based at Keller Williams Mid-Town Direct in Maplewood, NJ. Allison Ziefert, a local market expert, specializes in Maplewood, South Orange, Millburn/Short Hills and West Orange, NJ real estate and homes, and the surrounding towns. Allison’s success as a Maplewood/South Orange realtor is driven by earning great testimonials from sellers and buyers of homes in her marketplace. You can read her testimonials at www.azhomesnj.com/testimonials.