Montclair, New Jersey combines the best of urban resources with a comfortable small town atmosphere. Within reasonable commuting distance to New York City, residents of Montclair enjoy quiet tree-lined streets just minutes away from the most exciting big city in the world. The unique variety of cultural opportunities and historic landmarks make Montclair the ideal place to live.
Over 35,000 people choose to live in the beautiful suburb of Montclair, drawn in by the convenience to New York and captivated by the parks, shopping, schools, and entertainment opportunities. In 2012, Montclair channeled the local love of arts and culture into their first annual film festival. The festival has experienced wild success, with the second year attendance almost doubling that of the first. The 2015 festival is anticipated to continue drawing in large crowds to enjoy the best of indie filmmaking gathered in Montclair. The New York Times called it “A film festival with more of everything.” Appreciation for the arts is further demonstrated by the popularity of the Montclair Art Museum, which is dedicated to the display and promotion of American artwork. Over 12,000 pieces welcome visitors and reveal the talent and expression of modern and Native American artists. Founded in 1914, the Montclair Art Museum has recently celebrated its centennial anniversary, showing the city’s dedication to the arts.
It is no wonder that Montclair is widely considered one of the best places to live in New Jersey. The school system is an innovative organization offering parents and their children options to attend schools that specialize in specific areas of study. The magnet school program is just one more reason that Montclair is an especially attractive suburb for families with young children.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy Montclair’s parks, streams, and hiking trails, while movie goers will love the options to see Hollywood’s finest or indie productions. Shopping centers abound and restaurants offer a delicious variety for evenings out. Whatever your interests and hobbies, Montclair has something to offer everyone.
Commercial Areas and Shopping
- Bloomfield Avenue (Montclair Center)
Quaint shops and restaurants line Bloomfield Avenue, Church Street, South Park Street and Glen Ridge Avenue.
- Valley Road (Upper Montclair)
Shops and restaurants line Valley Rd between the Upper Montclair and Mountain Avenue train stations. The main intersection is at Bellevue Avenue and Valley Road
- Watchung Plaza
Watchung Avenue divides Montclair (07042) and Upper Montclair (07043). Shops, restaurants, and many salons circle the plaza and nearby Watchung train station. Watchung Plaza is also a main bus stop on the DeCamp bus line.
- Walnut Street
Walnut Street has become a recent hotspot for food with the opening of Le Salbuen, Red Eye Café and the revamping of The Montclair Bread Co. It also has a couple of the few Restaurants with liquor licenses (Egan and Sons and Halcyon). The Walnut Street train Station is located nearby and the Parking lot hosts the Montclair Farmer’s Market on Most Saturdays (weather permitting).
- The South End
The South End Shopping district is located on Orange Rd and Washington St. near the Glen Ridge Boarder. Home of South End Hardware and Schlaefer Masonry, this area also includes various take-out restaurants and small businesses.
Train Stations and Commuting- Montclair has 6 train stops on the NJ Transit Montclair/Boonton Train Line. It has over a dozen bus stops on the NJ Transit bus line and the Decamp Bus line, which runs direct into NYC.
- Train Stations: Bay Street, Walnut Street, Watchung Avenue, Upper Montclair, Mountain Avenue, and Montclair Heights
- Decamp Bus: You can catch a direct bus to NYC throughout Montclair and Upper Montclair via Decamp lines 33 Grove, 66 and 66R.
For more information visit: http://www.decamp.com/