South Orange

From Montrose to Newstead, South Orange homes are filled with original detail and craftsmanship that could never be recreated in today’s world, be they mid-century fabulous or grand Victorian.

Distinguished by its gaslights and architecture

In my opinion, South Orange, NJ has the most beautiful houses in New Jersey. From Montrose to Newstead, South Orange homes are filled with original detail and craftsmanship that could never be recreated in today’s world, be they mid-century fabulous or grand Victorian. Another feature that makes South Orange so attractive is its gas street lighting which casts a warm glow at night and eliminates unsightly overhead electrical wires from the streets. You cannot beat the under 30 minute train ride to Manhattan. South Orange is known for its creative community of musicians, artists, etc., as well as being home to Seton Hall University.

South Orange’s proximity to South Mountain Reservation and its active Baird Recreation center offer many choices for hiker, bikers, tennis players and the like. There have been several great recent additions to the Village’s downtown including luxury rental buildings, performing arts center/theater and a gourmet market. The town shares a school district with neighboring Maplewood. Columbia High School is known for its wide selection of advanced placement courses, strong arts curriculum and champion fencing team.

The Vibe
Check out some of these places and websites to get a feel for South Orange’s unique vibe

Unique to Town

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center is a modern arts center with a 440 seat auditorium, a dance studio and five movie theaters. Comedians and recording artists perform here, and the arts center hosts Seton Hall University Arts Council performances.
  • The Orange Lawn Tennis Club was founded in 1880 as one of the first tennis clubs in the United States. The club had 10 artificial turf courts, 10 grass courts and five platform tennis courts.
  • The South Mountain Reservation, a 2,000 acre natural preserve, offers open space, picnic areas, barbecue sites, hiking trails, paddle boats and more.
  • The Baird is a multidisciplinary center featuring a theater, a basketball court, tennis courts, the Pierro Gallery of South Orange and the Giants of Jazz concert series.
  • The Pierro Gallery’s mission is to offer exposure to contemporary visual artists. It exhibit the works of established and emerging visual artists in a non-commercial, user-friendly venue.
  • Giants of Jazz, an annual one-night festival, has established South Orange as a major jazz venue.
  • South Orange Summer Nights is a free summer concert series held in the park each Wednesday night in July. Music, food trucks and activities for kids an families is featured at each concert.
  • TAU, a monumental black painted steel sculpture by South Orange native Tony Smith, can be found in Meadowland Park. Tony Smith was one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century.
  • Seton Village Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival is an annual event held in the heart of Seton Village on Irvington Avenue with live music, extravagent food choices and craft beer.

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