Hot town showdown championship round


South Orange is pitted against New Providence in New Jersey Monthly’s Hot Town Showdown championship round. Your vote is needed to ensure that South Orange comes in at #1!

Fourteen hot towns have been eliminated to arrive at the final two in the championship round – South Orange and New Providence. While New Providence is a lovely community with small town charm, easy access to NYC and nestled in the Watchung Mountains, my vote is for South Orange.

In my opinion, South Orange 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, you cannot beat the under 30 minute train ride to Manhattan. South Orange’s proximity to the South Mountain Reservation and its active Baird Recreation center offer many choices for hikers, bikers, tennis players and the like. South Orange is also known for its creative, diverse community as well as being home to Seton Hall University.

So get out there and cast your vote for South Orange – the hottest town in New Jersey!


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