Welcome to Montclair

This Essex County gem is known for its innumerable shops and restaurants, vibrant arts community and diverse, growing population.




In 2017, Travel & Leisure dubbed Montclair Township as one of the “coolest suburbs worth a visit,” and that certainly still holds true. This 6.3 square mile ‘burb has an arts scene that rivals Manhattan’s, economic and racial diversity, an infinite amount of recreational activities and six separate business and shopping districts (not to mention two zip codes). Just a 40-minute commute via a bus or train into New York City, Montclair attracts business people, creative types, outdoorsy folks and young families, as both visitors and as residents.

DINING OUT

Hungry? Raymond’s is an amped-up diner with a can’t-miss brunch. Turtle + The Wolf, run by two Montclair natives, is a popular dinner spot for its trendy ambience and fresh, seasonal American fare. Sushi Hana has been dubbed by customers as the best sushi in Montclair, while another favorite, Palazzo, offers a modern take on classic Italian cuisine. Then indulge yourself at Montclair Bread Company, a next-level bakery known for their donuts, though you can’t go wrong with any of their freshly-baked pastries and breads.

PARKS AND RECREATION

Prefer the outdoors? There’s plenty of that to be had here too, as Montclair has over 175 acres of parks, from hiking trails at Alonzo F. Bonsal Wildlife Preserve to a pool, tennis courts, a playground and the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens at Mountainside Park. There are also reportedly 40,000 shade trees in this town— that’s more trees than people!

ALL INCLUSIVE

Montclair prides itself on its residents’ diversity, a feature that has attracted many to its community. In fact, it’s received an “A” from niche.com for both ethnic and economic diversity. The town’s schools are especially diversified because since 1977, its seven public elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school have operated on a “choice system,” meaning kids (with their parents’ help) can choose which school they’d like to attend, rather than enroll in the one their home address is automatically zoned to.

ARTS AND CULTURE

Montclair has a vibrant and bustling arts community and the activities to match. In addition to a handful of galleries, the town has its own museum, Montclair Art Museum (MAM), which has over 12,000 works devoted to American and Native American art forms, as well as the Montclair History Center. Guests can also take a tour of the Van Vleck House & Gardens, a former private family estate that hosts classes, concerts and special events throughout the year. Or, book tickets to see an indie film or live performance at the Clairidge Cinema on Bloomfield Avenue or the famed Wellmont Theatre, respectively.

  • ESTABLISHED: 1868
  • POPULATION: 39,227
  • WEBSITE: MONTCLAIRNJUSA.ORG

HOME, SWEET HOME 

Thinking about buying or selling a house here? The median home value in Montclair is $671,500, up .8 percent over the past year, according to Zillow. Most homes are from the early 20th century—think victorians, colonials and English tudors.

REASONS TO CELEBRATE

Montclair hosts a number of annual events each year, like the Montclair Film Festival, the Montclair Jazz Festival and the African-American Heritage Parade and Festival. Many holidays are celebrated with town-wide festivities as well, such as an Easter egg hunt, a Christmas tree lighting, Memorial Day remembrance and of course, a fireworks display on Independence Day.

FAMOUS FACES

Dozens of notable people and celebrities have once called this township home. To name just a few, there’s, from left to right: Stephen Colbert, funnyman and late-night talk show host; Michael Strahan, former Giants player and current Good Morning America host; Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, who has a middle school here named after him; Yogi Berra, former New York Yankees player and manager; makeup artist Bobbi Brown, who owns a hotel in town; Harold & Kumar’s Kal Penn; child star Christina Ricci and many more.

DID YOU KNOW? Montclair is one of just six municipalities in New Jersey to have authorized the sale of medical marijuana. The state’s first dispensary opened in Montclair in December 2012.

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June 2019

Join us on weekends: June 8, 9, 15, & 16 to celebrate the delightful taste of fresh strawberries at our strawberry harvest festival on our farm. Enjoy a day of strawberry picking and panoramic...

Cost: please see website for details

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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Give Dad the rustic, country-style Father’s Day brunch he has been asking for. The whole family will work up an appetite on a scenic tractor drawn wagon ride through beautiful acres of...

Cost: children $19.99 adults $29.99 seniors $24.99

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Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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Boonton Arts - Dog Days of Summer kicks off June 7th at 5:30, with a leash cutting in front of the Dog Days of Summer mural located at Church and Main Street. They say that every dog has...

Cost: Free

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Main Street Boonton
Church & Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Boonton Arts
Telephone: 862-307-5919
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Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present Allison Kroll’s new solo show “WOMEN IN VISIBILITY” that will be on view at the Speakeasy Art Gallery from June 7th to July...

Cost: Free

Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Speakeasy Art Gallery
Telephone: 973-557-8268
Contact Name: Kristy Brucale Jach
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  TRI-COUNTY FAIR – JUNE 13-16, 2019 The excitement of carnival attractions, rides, games, live music, fireworks and more is coming back to the Morris County area at the...

Cost: Free Admission and Parking

Where:
Christ Church
140 Green Pond Rd
Rockaway, NJ  07866
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Telephone: 973-783-1010
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Ocean Galleries presents The Cat Behind the Hat – The Art of Dr. Seuss   Ocean Galleries will share artworks from The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection over Father’s Day weekend in...

Cost: Free to the Public; ALL Artwork Available for Acquisition

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Ocean Galleries
9618 3rd Avenue
Stone Harbor, NJ  08247
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Cost: Free

Where:
Main Street Boonton
Church & Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Boonton Arts
Telephone: 862-307-5919
Contact Name: Kristy Brucale Jach
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Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present Allison Kroll’s new solo show “WOMEN IN VISIBILITY” that will be on view at the Speakeasy Art Gallery from June 7th to July...

Cost: Free

Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Speakeasy Art Gallery
Telephone: 973-557-8268
Contact Name: Kristy Brucale Jach
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Boonton Arts - Dog Days of Summer kicks off June 7th at 5:30, with a leash cutting in front of the Dog Days of Summer mural located at Church and Main Street. They say that every dog has...

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Street Boonton
Church & Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Boonton Arts
Telephone: 862-307-5919
Contact Name: Kristy Brucale Jach
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Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present Allison Kroll’s new solo show “WOMEN IN VISIBILITY” that will be on view at the Speakeasy Art Gallery from June 7th to July...

Cost: Free

Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Speakeasy Art Gallery
Telephone: 973-557-8268
Contact Name: Kristy Brucale Jach
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Boonton Arts - Dog Days of Summer kicks off June 7th at 5:30, with a leash cutting in front of the Dog Days of Summer mural located at Church and Main Street. They say that every dog has...

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Street Boonton
Church & Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Boonton Arts
Telephone: 862-307-5919
Contact Name: Kristy Brucale Jach
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Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present Allison Kroll’s new solo show “WOMEN IN VISIBILITY” that will be on view at the Speakeasy Art Gallery from June 7th to July...

Cost: Free

Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Speakeasy Art Gallery
Telephone: 973-557-8268
Contact Name: Kristy Brucale Jach
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Boonton Arts - Dog Days of Summer kicks off June 7th at 5:30, with a leash cutting in front of the Dog Days of Summer mural located at Church and Main Street. They say that every dog has...

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Street Boonton
Church & Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Boonton Arts
Telephone: 862-307-5919
Contact Name: Kristy Brucale Jach
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Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present Allison Kroll’s new solo show “WOMEN IN VISIBILITY” that will be on view at the Speakeasy Art Gallery from June 7th to July...

Cost: Free

Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Speakeasy Art Gallery
Telephone: 973-557-8268
Contact Name: Kristy Brucale Jach
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Boonton Arts - Dog Days of Summer kicks off June 7th at 5:30, with a leash cutting in front of the Dog Days of Summer mural located at Church and Main Street. They say that every dog has...

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Street Boonton
Church & Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Boonton Arts
Telephone: 862-307-5919
Contact Name: Kristy Brucale Jach
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Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present Allison Kroll’s new solo show “WOMEN IN VISIBILITY” that will be on view at the Speakeasy Art Gallery from June 7th to July...

Cost: Free

Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Speakeasy Art Gallery
Telephone: 973-557-8268
Contact Name: Kristy Brucale Jach
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Ocean Galleries presents Mackenzie Thorpe – 30 Years of Love   For the weekend of the summer solstice, Ocean Galleries is delighted to welcome Mackenzie Thorpe for his first ever...

Cost: Free to the Public; ALL Artwork Available for Acquisition

Where:
Ocean Galleries
9618 3rd Ave
Stone Harbor, NJ  08247
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Sponsor: Ocean Galleries
Telephone: 609.368.7777
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Boonton Arts - Dog Days of Summer kicks off June 7th at 5:30, with a leash cutting in front of the Dog Days of Summer mural located at Church and Main Street. They say that every dog has...

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Street Boonton
Church & Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Boonton Arts
Telephone: 862-307-5919
Contact Name: Kristy Brucale Jach
Website »

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Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present Allison Kroll’s new solo show “WOMEN IN VISIBILITY” that will be on view at the Speakeasy Art Gallery from June 7th to July...

Cost: Free

Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Speakeasy Art Gallery
Telephone: 973-557-8268
Contact Name: Kristy Brucale Jach
Website »

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Ocean Galleries presents Mackenzie Thorpe – 30 Years of Love   For the weekend of the summer solstice, Ocean Galleries is delighted to welcome Mackenzie Thorpe for his first ever...

Cost: Free to the Public; ALL Artwork Available for Acquisition

Where:
Ocean Galleries
9618 3rd Ave
Stone Harbor, NJ  08247
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Sponsor: Ocean Galleries
Telephone: 609.368.7777
Contact Name: Kim Miller
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