Essex County, NJ


Are you interested in learning more about life in Montclair, Maplewood, South Orange and West Orange? Join us at our upcoming event in Brooklyn on Saturday, May 11 to learn the ins and outs of life in Essex County, New Jersey. We are excited to promote our wonderful area and the county we call home!

The Allison Ziefert Real Estate Group has partnered with Beyond Brooklyn, a group of professionals who help clients make the move from the city to the suburbs. On Saturday, May 11 from 11am – 12:30pm we will be discussing our local area at the upcoming event, “Spotlight on Essex County,” in Brooklyn. This informative, casual panel discussion will cover topics such as the commute, housing, schools and lifestyle in Essex County, New Jersey. You can register at:


Jessica Fields and Alexandra Foucard of the Compass real estate platform began Beyond Brooklyn, an educational resource, to help local Brooklynites learn more about the suburbs around New York City.  The team noticed that many of their sellers and buyers felt as though they had been “priced out” of Brooklyn but were reluctant to leave. Many Brooklynites spoke of wanting the wonderful community that exists in Brooklyn but more space both inside and outside their homes.  Thus, Beyond Brooklyn was born. The events provide helpful, on-the-ground information about relocating and the nuances that distinguish one suburban neighborhood from another.  

“We are seeing that people who moved to Brooklyn years ago as a more affordable alternative to Manhattan cannot afford to move within the area to larger spaces to accommodate their growing families or lifestyle changes,” said Ms. Fields. “These are people who love Brooklyn and don’t necessarily want to leave but are faced with difficult financial choices.” “Beyond Brooklyn has an expanded network of agents, clients, and inventory — offering unprecedented access to areas beyond New York City,” added Ms. Foucard.

Beyond Brooklyn events dive into the nuances of what it’s like to live in various suburban communities around NYC.  These events get into the heart of what makes different neighborhoods unique.  Beyond Brooklyn features a rotating group of real estate professionals from the suburbs.  These agents are not only experts on the real estate market, but they are also locals who know the areas they represent on a very personal level.  They provide wonderful insight what it’s really like to live in their communities. The seminar has helped to successfully relocate many people to communities outside of Brooklyn. As a result of this success, Beyond Brooklyn has been featured in The New York Times,, and The Real Deal.

The seminar on Saturday, May 11 will shine a spotlight on beautiful Essex County, New Jersey.


The Allison Ziefert Real Estate Group is a top producing real estate team based at Keller Williams Mid-Town Direct in Maplewood, NJ. We are local market experts, specializing in real estate and homes in Maplewood, South Orange, Millburn/Short Hills and West Orange, NJ and the surrounding towns. We are driven by earning great testimonials and referral business from happy clients. You can read our testimonials at