Public Open House: Sunday, April 22, 2018 2:00 – 4:00pm
This sunny Victorian four square in the desirable Academy Heights neighborhood is located at 334 Academy Street in South Orange. Gather with family and friends on the welcoming front porch. The extra deep backyard includes a patio and detached two car garage. This home is only .6 miles to the South Orange train station. Original wood trim, a gorgeous banister, leaded and stained glass windows, high ceilings and hardwood floors make this home special. The first floor features a charming foyer, living room, dining room, den, and an updated kitchen with IKEA cabinets and stainless appliances. The breakfast room has a sliding door to the back patio. The second floor features three bedrooms, an updated hall bath, plus a bonus laundry room and office. The third floor has a fourth bedroom and attic storage. The basement includes a rec room and unfinished storage/utility room. The roof and deck are in as is condition. The hot tub is included.
Academy Heights Neighborhood Details
The Academy Heights neighborhood, where this home is located, is a prime location in South Orange. It is known as a beautiful, peaceful, family friendly community. Neighbors love the area for its walkability, and the neighborhood is welcoming and friendly. People who live in this neighborhood enjoy activities such as getting together with friends, cooking, traveling, walking and volunteering.
The Academy Heights neighborhood takes its name from Academy Street, which runs the length of the neighborhood, and from the uphill slope away from the valley. This neighborhood has beautiful views of South Mountain and is close to all major forms of transportation.
The Housing stock in the Academy Heights neighborhood is diverse. There are single family homes, two-family homes, apartment buildings and condominiums. Although most homes in Academy Heights were built before 1930, there are also some newer homes, garden apartments, and apartment buildings. Most homes in this area are on smaller lots which mean lower property taxes, less maintenance and a real feeling of neighborliness.
Academy Heights is one of South Orange’s most centrally located neighborhoods. You can walk to most parts of South Orange or Maplewood from the area. Within easy walking distance are Columbia High School, bars and restaurants, village hall, banks, boutiques, a supermarket and the famous SOPAC. The South Orange Train Station or a major bus stop can also be reached in just a few minutes.
Academy Heights was originally a “streetcar suburb” with streetcars running along Valley Street before turning east onto South Orange Avenue and running to Newark. A passenger rail line was then constructed one block west of Valley Street. This line originally ran to Newark-Broad Street. In the mid 1990’s, NJ Transit connected the rail line to New York Penn Station.
Academy Heights has its own park, off Valley Street near 5th. This park, known as Founder’s Park, has a small playground, swing sets, and numerous benches. In the Spring, the residents of Academy Heights have a park clean-up day and contribute to plantings throughout the green area.
The South Mountain Reservation is just a short drive west on South Orange Avenue. There you can enjoy recreation areas and hiking trails as well as many other activities. The Academy Heights neighborhood is within close proximity to major highways, business centers and Newark Airport. It is also just minutes away from major sports and entertainment venues and is just a short drive from ski resorts and our beautiful New Jersey beaches.
Some of the many benefits to living in this area are:
- The bustling South Orange Village is an easy walk away for shopping, dining and entertainment.
- SOPAC showcases a variety of performing arts including theater, music and dance and is within easy walking distance.
- The South Orange Community Pool is within walking distance.
- The South Orange Public Library is easily accessible for a quiet afternoon or story time with the kids.
- Founder’s Park is located within the neighborhood and is a great place to gather with neighborhood friends.
- Flood’s Hill Park is just a short distance away for year round outdoor activities. Floods Hill is THE place for sledding in winter.
- Cameron Field Playground is a fun place to bring your kids for an afternoon outside.
- The Baird Community Center, a multi-room recreational facility with adjacent tennis courts, is also within easy walking distance.
- Duck Pond, another recreational facility, offers winter skating, bocce and horseshoes.
- Middle School and High School kids can easily walk to school.
334 Academy Street in South Orange is a place you can easily call home and proudly share with family and friends.
Contact Allison Ziefert at 917-751-0448 for more details.
The Allison Ziefert Real Estate Group is a top producing real estate group based at Keller Williams Mid-Town Direct in Maplewood, NJ. Allison Ziefert, a local market expert, specializes in Maplewood, South Orange, Millburn/Short Hills and West Orange, NJ real estate and homes, and the surrounding towns. Allison’s success as a Maplewood/South Orange realtor is driven by earning great testimonials from sellers and buyers of homes in her marketplace. You can read her testimonials at www.azhomesnj.com/testimonials.