I am currently looking into purchasing my first home with my husband and one year old in the “Newark heights” section of Maplewood off Boyden. Looking for any insight on the neighborhood and schools. Any input would be greatly appreciated
Is this a joke?
The neighborhood outlined on the map has been called Orchard Park. I one lived there. I have friends who live there. I have never heard it called "Newark Heights".
Wait until Art finds out his B&B is in "Newark Heights"
That map looks like one-third of Maplewood is in Newark Heights and, to many of us, we would consider that large area to consist of many smaller "neighborhoods." No matter where we live in Maplewood, most of us love our immediate neighborhood. To get a better understanding of the local area around the house you are considering, drive around at various times and walk around the nearby blocks.
I have lived something like 42 years in Maplewood. The vast majority of the time as a home owner within about two blocks of the South Orange border. For the past 10 years as a tenant in Maplewood Village.........an area that Rand Mc Nally refuses to acknowledge as the epi center of the universe. The educational system of the town prepared our daughter for a fine college and later medical school. My wife was employed by the town as a teacher for 25 years till I had to anesthetize
her in order to bring about her retirement. For many of my working years I traveled all over New Jersey doing service work. Frankly some of it was less than pleasant. The thought of returning home to Maplewood every evening sustained me. I won't bore you with the cliche' that all towns have their problems. Here you will find an involved citizenry. Not only in the usual volunteers sense but in voicing an opinion.......sometimes a bit over the top but certainly to be desired in the best interest of the town and country.
I would like to see a larger more active Republican Party in town.............but who knows what lies in the future?
I have done everything but answer your question specifically...........we have two Realtors offices on
They are trained for this and will answer any question. Then stop in any of our
restaurants in the Village to rest your feet.. Have a bight and beverage
My mom lives in the neighborhood and loves it. Already retired, she bought a small one story house that we think was from a Sears kit. She really likes her neighbors and being able to walk to Salvage Cafe. Her bock is very diverse, friendly and civic minded. She has no regrets about her move! I hope this helps. Good luck.
There have been threads discussing the origins and history of the name "Newark Heights."
my apologies if I offended any maplewood natives, I read an article when I looked up the address and the area was defined as “Newark heights”. I currently live in Jersey city where many areas are being renamed so I can understand the outrage, lol.
The home borders near Irvington so I had some fears of being more in a not so family friendly neighborhood but it seems that is not the case. We did take a walk around the block and the neighborhood seems very pleasant
I don't think anyone was offended. It's more a case of long-timers being incredulous that they weren't familiar with a piece of local history.
kthnry said:I don't think anyone was offended. It's more a case of long-timers being incredulous that they weren't familiar with a piece of local history.
and the LOL emoticon was confusing
I have lived here a long time but never heard of the Newark Heights name for that area. Regardless, it's a nice area with a lot to offer and many nice homes. My guess is that that area is zoned for either Seth Boyden or Clinton Elementary Schools, depending on the exact address.
I live in the neighborhood and it's fine. A lot of my neighbors have lived there for a long time, and as they retire and move away many couples with babies and young children have moved in. We do have a neighborhood association that sponsors frequent playgroups at the park, so you'd be right at home.
We have lived in the “Newark Heights/Orchard Park” section of Maplewood for 25 years. We are 2 blocks from Irvington. We love our neighborhood and happily raised our child , now 23, here. No neighborhood in any town is immune to random crime. But we have been very happy with our decision to make our “starter home” our foreseeable forever home.
If you are referring to the area of Irvington Ave-Boyden-Elmwood-Parker - that's known as Hillcrest or Borden Park. Most of it is zoned for Marshall-Jefferson...might be a small section zoned for Seth Boyden.
ETA - I call it "The Trees" section - some of the street names are Orchard, Fernwood, Peachtree, Cherry, Woodside, Brookwood...
I guess things have changed then because in the past Brookwood, Orchard and Peachtree were Seth Boyden and the others were all Clinton. None that I recall were ever Marshall or Jefferson.
boomie said:I guess things have changed then because in the past Brookwood, Orchard and Peachtree were Seth Boyden and the others were all Clinton. None that I recall were ever Marshall or Jefferson.
Since at least 2004 - there is a bus taking the kids to Jefferson at the corner of Orchard and Parker. I know kids on Hillcrest, Irvington Ave, Williams, Peachtree, Brookwood who went to Marshall/Jefferson...including my own kid.
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