Livingston

Livingston is a popular suburb of New York City. It has a wide range of home prices and amenities such as a new library and municipal building.

Award-winning school district

Livingston is a popular suburb of New York City. It is located in Essex County and is named after William Livingston, the first Governor of New Jersey. It has a current residential population of just under 30,000. The township covers an area of 14.081 square miles.  It is located in the Gateway Region near the Passaic River, West Orange and Millburn, and it is considered part of the New York Metropolitan Area.

Livingston has a wide range of home prices and amenities such as a new library and municipal building. Most of its housing stock was built in the 1950’s through 1980’s so it tends to have more contemporary homes than other area towns. There are some nice condo options in town as well. Most of the town’s shopping can be found along Livingston Ave. which has many small boutiques, offices, service businesses and restaurants. Livingston also has a large shopping mall and is home to St. Barnabas Medical Center. The schools are highly regarded and, thus, the town appeals to many families with children seeking a quality educational system and relatively affordable homes.

The Vibe  

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

Unique To Town

  • Riker Hill Art Park, a former Nike Missile base, provides studio space for working artists. There is also a collection of outdoor sculpture. Many studios offer classes for adults and children.
  • Walter Kidde Dinosaur Park, part of the Riker Hill complex, is a 16 acre paleontological site where dinosaur tracks from the Late Triassic and Early Jurassic periods are preserved.
  • Becker Park, also part of the Riker Hill complex, was once part of Becker Farm where crops grew and cattle grazed. Now, antique carriages, historic farm equipment and Becker Farm memorabilia can be seen at the Roseland Historical Society.
  • The Livingston Mall is a regional shopping mall with 110 specialty stores and 4 anchor stores.
  • East Hills Park includes a fitness trail and the Livingston Dog Park.
  • Prospect Park includes hiking and biking trails, along with interpretive and handicapped accessible trails.
  • The “Welcome to Livingston” Annual Picnic helps to introduce new residents to how the community can serve them. It also provides information about the many businesses, organizations, schools and activities around town.
  • Livingston Symphony Orchestra, a group of community-based performers, holds many performances throughout the year.
  • Livingston Community Players, a community-based theater organization, has received Perry Awards from the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters. This award is given for outstanding achievement in New Jersey community theater.
  • Since 2007, Children’s Theater of Livingston provides opportunities for Livingston children in grades 2-8 to perform.
  • New Jersey Ballet, recognized nationally and internationally, is a major ballet company based in Livingston.

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