“Autumn in Montrose Park” Historic House TourIf you are considering a move to South Orange, NJ you might want to check out the Montrose Park Historic District Association’s (MPHDA)  “Autumn in Montrose Park” Historic House Tour this Saturday, October 15th. Tickets are available at http://mphda.org and I am happy to be an event sponsor this year. There are 6 homes on the Association’s tour which is the organization’s 14th.

Montrose is a neighborhood in the Township of S. Orange Village. It was developed beginning in the 1870s and contains many of the most imposing and architecturally magnificent homes in town.  In fact, some of the highest sales prices in S. Orange of late have all been in Montrose.

Here are some examples:

487 Berkeley Rd.- an 8BR 5.1 bath on .59 acres  closed for $1.287 million

487 Berkeley Rd
500 Grove Ter. – a 5BR 3.1 BA on over an acre sold for $1.250 million

500 Grove Ter
240 Turell Rd. – a 6BR 3.1 BA that was totally renovated sold for $1.15 million.

240 Turell Rd

If you visit Montrose you will immediately be impressed by the large lot sizes and varied architecture including Victorians, Colonials and Tudors. The neighborhood is well served by access to both the Mountain and S. Orange train stations. It is walkable to S. Orange Village Center and Seton Hall University. This neighborhood is zoned for Marshall/Jefferson Elementary, S. Orange Middle and Columbia High School.

According to the MPHDA, “The historic homes offer visitors an “armchair trip” back in time, when they can “see” how early residents lived–after the Civil War, nearly fifty years before women could vote, when electricity was a new-fangled idea and just before the telephone was invented.”

Hope to see you at the house tour this weekend. If you have questions about the the Montrose neighborhood or about buying or selling a home in the S. Orange area please contact me. I am a local market expert and would be happy to talk with you about your real estate needs.

Allison Ziefert is Maplewood, NJ based realtor and was the #1 individual real estate agent at Keller Williams Mid-Town Direct in Maplewood, NJ in 2015. A local market expert, Allison specializes Maplewood, NJ real estate and homes and South Orange, NJ real estate and homes as well as Millburn/Short Hills, NJ, West Orange, NJ and surrounding towns. Allison’s success as a Maplewood/S. Orange realtor is driven by earning great testimonials from sellers and buyers of homes her marketplace. You can read her testimonials at www.azhomesnj.com/testimonials