Voted 2017’s “Hottest Town in New Jersey” by NJ Monthly Magazine, South Orange Village continually ranks as one of the top places to live in the region.
A 2.8 square mile hamlet at the base of the Watchung Mountains in Essex County, the Village is home to 16,000 full-time, amazing, passionate and creative residents and the prestigious Seton Hall University “Go Pirates!”
A 30-minute train ride into New York City (when there aren’t delays), residents have unmatched access to amenities of the larger metropolitan area while enjoying the small-town charm of historic homes tucked into friendly, tree-lined neighborhoods. The downtown is a hotbed of redevelopment and pedestrian activity featuring a variety of food establishments, retail and services. We’re also home to the award-winning South Orange Performing Arts Center which attracts over 50,000 guests annually. To sum it up – “City Sense, Village Vibe”.
Our community is a progressive army of civic leaders, volunteers and activists. It’s a rollercoaster that the right candidate will want to ride.