Bloomfield

Bloomfield has all the basic needs of a small town within its borders. Trendy shopping and restaurants are next door in Montclair, and all the shopping, entertainment and culture that Manhattan has to offer is just a short trip away.

Plenty of parks and character

Bloomfield Township, known for its charming old-fashioned feel, is located in Essex county, NJ. It is 5.328 total square miles bordered by Montclair and Glen Ridge to the west, Nutley and Belleville to the east and East Orange and Newark to the south. The town, with a population of approximately 47,000 people has all the basic needs of a small town within its borders. Trendy shopping and restaurants are next door in Montclair, and all the shopping, entertainment and culture that Manhattan has to offer is just a short trip away.

Bloomfield is conveniently situated with close proximity to Newark Airport, the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike. From Bloomfield, it is a quick trip into Manhattan and easy access to all points in New Jersey.

The homes in Bloomfield tend to be primarily Cape Cods, Colonials and old-world Victorians built on small lots, but there are also garden apartments and luxury residential complexes available.

The public school system, with 11 schools, serves students in prekindergarten through 12th grade. Bloomfield is also home to St. Thomas the Apostle Parish School which is a Kindergarten – 8th school, and Bloomfield Tech High School, a regional magnet public high school that offers occupational and academic instruction. In addition, Westbridge Academy, a NJ state approved private special education K-12 school for students with emotional, behavioral and learning challenges, calls Bloomfield home. Bloomfield College, a private liberal arts college is also located in Bloomfield.

The Vibe

Check out some of these places and websites to get a feel for Bloomfield’s unique vibe.

Unique To Bloomfield

  • Afro Brazilian Cultural Center of NJ  brings Brazil to Bloomfield with classes in Capoeira, Samba, Maculele & Yoga.
  • Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College creates and presents diverse arts and cultural programs in collaboration with the College’s faculty, staff, students, community partners, and professional arts groups.
  • NJ School of Dramatic Arts offers comprehensive acting, musical theater, improvisation and TV & Film training programs for the beginning actor to the working professional.
  • Brookdale Park, part of the Essex County park system, spans Montclair and Bloomfield. There are many paths throughout the park, as well as playgrounds, fields, a stadium, a dog park, a rose garden, tennis courts and an archery range.
  • Watessing Park, an Olmsted designed park, is located in Bloomfield and East Orange. This 69 acre park boasts a variety of athletic fields, a bandstand, basketball courts, and a senior citizens building.
  • Historical Society of Bloomfield Museum brings together people who are interested in history, especially the history of Bloomfield and the neighboring communities.

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