Montclair in New Jersey is a good place to consider if you’re ready to move to the suburbs without giving up too many amenities. You’d be joining many other ex-New Yorkers who were drawn here by the array of restaurants, stores, galleries, and parks. It’s also just 13 miles from Manhattan.
The town has six business and shopping districts, including Upper Montclair where you’ll find Anderson Park and restaurants like Bricklane Curry House and Sandwich Theory. In Montclair Center, the largest district, you’ll find Montclair Art Museum plus boutiques and eateries like Envy, Raymond’s, Cuban Pete’s, and Mish Mish Cafe.
You can also get a lot more for your money when it comes to buying a house here: The current median sales price is $883,500, according to Realtor.com. Houses in the area are big, usually at least three to four bedrooms, and most have large yards, garages, and finished basements.
Niche considers it to be one of the best places to live in New Jersey with an A+ rating. The public schools are well rated too.
So, if Montclair sounds like a fit for you, here are five houses on the market including a four-bedroom Colonial with a garage and landscaped yard.
256 North Fullerton Ave.
This four bedroom, two bath is asking $499,000. The Colonial features hardwood floors, woodwork, crown molding, an original stained-glass window, stainless steel appliances, a fireplace, detached garage, landscaped yard, new fence, and new brick walkway. Watchung Avenue train station and Rand Park are nearby.
2 Riverview Dr. West
This three bedroom, two bath is asking $543,630. The house has hardwood floors, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, central air conditioning, a finished basement, one-car garage, and a large backyard. Alonzo F. Bonsal Wildlife Preserve and Tuers Park are nearby.
308 Valley Rd.
This four bedroom, three bath is asking $699,000. The house has hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, recessed lighting, a wood-burning fireplace, built-in shelves, a sunroom, mudroom, finished basement, patio, and a detached two-car garage. Edgemont Memorial Park and The Pie Store are nearby.
45 College Ave.
This four bedroom, three bath is asking $739,000. The Colonial has hardwood floors, dentil molding, ceiling fans, a wood-burning fireplace, stainless steel appliances, built-ins, skylights on the third floor, a finished basement, attached garage, large backyard, and covered patio with a retractable awning. Montclair Heights train station and Mills Reservation County Park are nearby.
281 Valley Rd.
This three bedroom, three bath is asking $879,000. The house has refinished hardwood floors, built-in shelves, ceiling fans, large windows, a powder room, laundry room, butler’s pantry, large deck, and a finished basement with a cedar-chip storage closet and sink. Edgemont Memorial Park and the Watchung Avenue train station are nearby.
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