Montclair

Montclair is a suburban community know for attracting former city dwellers who want its cosmopolitan edge. The town is full of big, beautiful old homes, some with views of Manhattan.

NJ’s Urban Suburb

Montclair is a suburban community know for attracting former city dwellers who want its cosmopolitan edge. The town is full of big, beautiful old homes, some with views of Manhattan.  It has a busy downtown with great restaurants (from ethnic to gourmet) and independent shops. The school district’s magnet program offers a unique system for offering educational choices to Montclair’s kids. The town has a very active art, theater and music scene including its own museum, theater and art cinema. Montclair is home to Montclair Kimberly Academy and Montclair State University.

The Vibe

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

Unique to Town

  • Montclair Art Museum is a charming museum that offers permanent and changing exhibits, concerts and films. It also offers activities for all ages.
  • Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center is located on the campus of Montclair State University. While promoting values of respect and sportsmanship, it offers a wide range of programs on all aspects of sports and society. The museum contains artifacts from Yogi Berra’s career as a Yankee.
  • Montclair is home to the New Jersey Jackals, a professional minor league baseball team that plays at Yogi Berra Stadium.
  • Montclair Hawk Lookout is a stone-filled platform nestled on top of a 500 foot ledge on the First Watchung Mountain. It is a spectacular location for hawk watching as well as for enjoying the magnificent view of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the New York City skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
  • Presby Memorial Iris Garden is a non-profit, volunteer-run living museum specializing in iris flowers.
  • Holsten’s Brookdale Confectionary In addition to excellent food and famous ice cream sundaes, Holsten’s is a popular tourist destination for fans of “The Sopranos.” It has been immortalized as the scene of the final episode of the TV series.
  • Montclair Food and Wine Festival promotes education and appreciation of the culinary arts with food, music and an opportunity to meet a NJ native food star.
  • Montclair Jazz Festival is an extraordinary annual all-day music showcase held in Nishuane Park. No tickets required!

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