Montclair is a great option for those looking for the perfect fusion of city and suburb. Its’ expansive downtown boasts 146 restaurants that represent food from all around the world, including Ethiopian, Peruvian, Spanish, Cuban, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, American, and Middle Eastern fare. Laurel and Sage, a new modern American restaurant, was voted in the top ten best restaurants by NJ Monthly. Montclair’s nightlife was rated A+ by niche.com, with a variety of bars serving Montclair State University students and the local community. The acclaimed Wellmont Theater hosts concerts, comedy shows, and parties. There is culture abound in Montclair, found in the Van Vleck House and Gardens, the Montclair Art Museum, at the annual Film Festival, and in the Claridge Indie Movie Theater.
Local and well-known stores make shopping of all kinds a breeze, including Lululemon, Anthropologie, and Whole Foods.
Montclair’s seven train stations make travel to New York City stress-free, with train times varying between 35 and 45 minutes to Penn Station.
The school system is unique, grouping children grades K-8 into magnet schools based on curriculum instead of neighborhood. The magnet schools offer focuses in arts & sciences, visual and performing arts, and science and technology. The high school is a comprehensive curriculum, serving grades 9-12.
From mansions to two-family homes, Montclair has something to offer everyone.