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HSF Chief Operating Officer Stephen Phillips presents the 2013 Leading Edge Award to Angela D’Aries of Prudential NJ Properties at the 2014 Prudential Real Estate Affiliates (PREA) National Convention at The Convention Center in Nashville, TN.
The Leading Edge Award places Angela in the Top 7% of Prudential’s International Network.
Warren Buffet has taken a majority ownership interest in Prudential Real Estate. Prudential affiliates have recently converted to the prestigious Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand.
NJAR Circle of Excellence Sales Award-Silver 2016
NJAR Circle of Excellence Sales Award-Bronze 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Prudential Leading Edge Society 2013, 2014, 2016
Sales Associate of the Months of February 2016, June, 2016, September 2016, December 2016
Prudential Honor Society 2012
Angela is a full-time professional whose main focus is to provide exceptional customer service with honesty and integrity as key elements of her business relationships. If you are buying or selling real estate, call Angela because she understands you, your goals and your objectives. Angela has been a licensed New Jersey Real Estate Associate since 2005.
- NJAR Circle of Excellence Sales Award-Silver 2016
- NJAR Circle of Excellence Sales Award-Bronze 2012-2015
- Relocation Certified
- Member of the Garden State Multiple Listing Service
- Member of the National Association of REALTORS
- Quality Service Certified
- Accredited Staging Professional
- Service areas in Essex, Morris, Passaic & Union County
- Full time licensed New Jersey Real Estate Associate since 2007
- Actively participates in continuing education
Mission Statement: The Sunshine Kids Foundation adds quality of life to children with cancer by providing them with exciting, positive group activities, so they may once again do what kids are supposed to do…have fun and celebrate life!
Goal:We look forward to the day when The Sunshine Kids Foundation will no longer need to exist. Until that time, the entire Sunshine Kids family is dedicated to providing the most exciting activities, trips and events for as many young cancer patients as possible.
I received my real estate license in 2005. Prior to selling real estate, I worked for Barnes & Noble for many years. I held various job positions within the company. I started my career as a Bookseller in the Essex Green Shopping Center in West Orange while attending Montclair State College. My last job position with Barnes & Noble was Communications Manager.
After September 11, I decided that I wanted to work closer to home. My Dad's construction business needed a full-time operations manager and he asked me to join his company. I went to work for my Dad's business in February 2002.
In 2005, I had the real estate itch. I became a Realtor after completing Real Estate studies at the American School of Business. I loved the school and did very well in the class.
My client base started with friends and families and has since exploded. Honesty, integrity and attention to detail is very important to me. I work very closely with my clients. Sellers and buyers can expect me to find them a home or sell their home in a smooth fashion.
I am a lifelong resident of West Orange. My parents still live in West Orange-my mom is an Officer of Llewellyn Edison Savings Bank. My dad is the owner of Ralph D'Aries & Sons Inc., a General Contracting business.
- NJAR (R) Circle of Excellence Sales Award—Bronze 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Leading Edge Society Award 2014
- Prudential Leading Edge Society Award 2013
- Associate of the Month—November 2009, January of 2010, March & August of 2012, January 2013, Feburary & October 2014. February 2015. February, June & December 2016.
- Accredited Staging Professional
- Relocation Specialist
- Driven, Detailed, Personal Service.
- Knowledgeable of entire real estate process.
- Hands-on corporate relocation experience.
Towns I Service (but not limited too)
- Caldwell (including North and West Caldwells)
- Cedar Grove
- South Orange
- West Orange
- East Hanover
- Florham Park
- Hanover Township
Just Listed—18 Colonial Woods Dr, West Orange $364,000
4 Bedroom 3 Bath Bi-Level home in Mt. Pleasant section of West Orange near Livingston border. Stainless Steel Appliances 2009, Double Ovens, 5 Burner Cooktop. Custom gorgeous built-ins in Living Room. Central Air. Master Bedroom En-Suite w/ custom closets.New Electric Panel. 2015 Roof. Water source in both front & Back.New Steps in front 2016. Walk to schools and parks. Deck in "As Is" condition. Hot Tub Included. Walk to schools & parks and close to bus and jitney to train to Midtown Direct. Near 280, 80, 287, Rt 10, GSP. Home is15 miles west of midtown Manhattan. Near Turtle Back Zoo, McCloone's Boathouse, Miniature golf, Codey Arena and the S. Mtn Reservation. $350 annual sewer charge fee.
New Price—165 Dezenzo Ln, West Orange $425,000
Rare 3 bedroom 2 1/2 Bath Adams End Unit with 2 Car Garage overlooking the Ridge w/Spectacular Unobstructed views of NYC. Updated kitchen w/Stainless Steel Appliances w/5 Burner Stovetop. Bosch Dish washer, Garbage Disposal. New Siding/Flashings/New Window/Sliding Doors to Deck from Family Room. Deck 2015. Vaulted Pine Ceiling in Family Room w/Recessed Lighting. Custom Mantle w/Wood Burning Fireplace. Master Bedroom En-Suite w/Custom Closets and Master Bath Completely Renovated w/Jacuzzi Air Tub. Maple Hardwood Floors. A/C 2013. Furnace w/Humidifier 2015. Newer Hotwater Heater. Amenities include: Indoor & Outdoor Pools, Sauna, Tennis, Racquet Ball, & Basketball Courts, New Fitness Center. Playground, Club Room. NYC Bus at Entrance. GasGrill & Washer Dryer.
Just Listed—67 Passaic Ave, Roseland. $465,000
Amazing 5 bedroom 3 1/2 bath Ranch w/ In-Law Suite in Roseland. Updated Eat-In Kitchen w/Stainless Steel Appliances & Granite Countertops. All Newer Bathrooms. Beautiful Hardwood floors. Ground Level has separate Entrance, has full Eat-In Kitchen, Living Room, 2 Bedrooms and Bath. Other Features include Master Bedroom En-Suite, Jetted Tub in Main Bath, Huge Deck off of Kitchen and Dining Room which overlooks the deep level yard and in-ground pool. Home also has a Cabana w/1/2 Bath. 2015 All new double pane Anderson Windows (except bay window in Living Room).
Just SOLD—25 Ferndale Rd North Caldwell. $458,000
Top Showing Condition 4 BR 2 BA very spacious & well maintained home in much sought after North Caldwell. Size is very deceiving from outside. Home has a great flow fitting today's trends. Brand new hardwood flooring throughout home. 4 bedrooms with 3 located upstairs. 3 season sun room surrounded by windows! Tons of storage space. Oversized attached garage. Level property backs up to stream and wooded lot. Yard has brand new fencing. Taxes are under $8k. Hi-tech Video Security System. This is a must see!
Just SOLD—21 Powell Dr, West Orange. $465,000
Pristine & Meticulously maintained 4 Bedroom 3 1/2 Bath Colonial in sought after Oldstead section of West Orange. Home Features include: Double Ovens, 5 Burner Gas Cooktop, Dishwasher, pull out cabinets, Sliders to Deck from Kitchen & Family Room. Gas Fireplace, Hardwood Floors 1st & 2nd levels, 2005 Furnace and 2003 Central A/C. Master Bedroom En-Suite, Laundry Rm off the Kitchen. Finished Walkout Basement to Paver Patio. Rec Room, Leisure room, Cedar Closet and Full Bath in Basement. Underground Sprinkler System, Security System. Close to Park & Ride, Codey Skating Arena, Turtle Back Zoo, South Mountain Reservation, Boat House, Mini Golf and McCloones. Easy Access to Highways 80, 80, GSP, 287 and 24. 15 Miles west of NYC.
New Price—Luxury 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo at Crown View Manor in West Orange—$299,000.00
Bright and sunny and freshly painted 2 bedroom condo with 9 ft ceilings and temp controlled storage unit. 2nd Bedroom has custom built-ins. This condo comes with a private patio (1 of only 5 in the building). Amenities include: 24 hr Gate House, Concierge. Valet Parking, 2 garage spaces. Updated GYM, Pool, Game Room and Crown Room. New Tennis Courts, Brand New Putting Green, Lake. Crown View is 15 Miles west of Midtown NYC. Across the street from Eagle Rock Reservation for hiking and sightseeing. Montclair shopping, restaurants, Art. NYC Bus Pickup at complex. http://tour.vht.com/433499529
Just Sold—Rare 2 Family Home or convert back to Single Family in Gregory Section of West Orange—$375,000.00
Rare 2 Family home in the Gregory section of West Orange. 3 Bedrooms 1st floor apartment, and 2 bedrooms in 2nd floor apartment. Brand new A/C in both apartments. Whole 1st floor has slim Mitsubishi A/C Units, 2 Compressors. 1st floor has nice size eat-in Kitchen. Hardwood Floors and Tons of Closets. 2nd Floor has newer stove and refrigerator. Finished attic. Basement is finished with recessed lighting, cedar closets and french drains. Deep and lovely yard. Underground sprinkler. Jitney to Mountain and South Orange Train Stations. Only 15 miles from Midtown NYC. Near 280, GSP. West Orange is home to Turtle Back Zoo, McCloone's Boathouse, Miniture golf, Codey Arena. South Mountain and Eagle Rock Reservations.
Sold—Platinum Advantage Property—4+ Bedrooms 2 1/2 Baths Colonial in Gregory Section of in West Orange—$402,000.
Platinum Advantage Property. Turn of the Century spacious 4+ Bedrooms 2 1/2 Baths Colonial/Victorian with wrap around front porch, Sliders to brand new deck. Finished walkout Basement with Summer Kitchen. Newer childproof windows. 3rd floor with office/bedroom. Original Cherrywood Doors throughout home. Attic recently re-insulated. Jitney to Mountain & South Orange Stations or walk to Mountain. Very private backyard with 2 car detached garage. HMS Warranty included. Relocation Sale.
Just Sold—Luxury 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo at Crown View Manor in West Orange—$350,000.00
Luxury 2 BR 2 BA unit in Crown View Manor. Upgrades include hardwood floors, custom moldings & replaced ceilings throughout. All custom closets. Custom kitchen w/granite counter tops, glass backsplash, convection oven, warming drawer, instant hot-water, Miele dishwasher, pantry. Main bath has granite has newer vanity,Toto toilet. All neutral tones thru-out. Master BR is an en-suite w/walk-in closets & newer vanity and shower door in master bath. Amazing views of Cliff, Lake and Tennis Courts. Balcony. Amenities include, 24 hr Gate House, Concierge. Valet Parking, 2 garage spaces. Updated GYM, Pool, Club Room and Crown Room. Crown View is 15 Miles west of Midtown NYC. Across the street from Eagle Rock Reservation for hiking and sightseeing. Montclair shopping, restaurants, Art. NYC Bus Pickup at complex. Near 280, 80, 287, Rt 10, GSP.. Near Turtle Back Zoo, McCloone's Boathouse, Miniture golf, Codey Arena.
Top Showing Condition 3 Bedroom Colonial in St. Cloud Section of West Orange—Sold for $510,000.00
Highly desirable St. Cloud section of West Orange 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath side hall colonial w/high end updates throughout. Spacious rooms with storage galore. 2 zone heating & 2 zone A/C. Kitchen has top quality cabinetry, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances. All baths are beautifully renovated w/custom tile & fixtures. Newer roof, newer vinyl perfection shakes siding. Master bedroom en suite. Hardwood floors throughout. Cedar closet. Security System. Walk to schools & parks and close to bus and jitney to train to Midtown Direct. Near 280, 80, 287, Rt 10, GSP. Home is15 miles west of midtown Manhattan. Near Turtle Back Zoo, McCloone's Boathouse, Miniture golf, Codey Arena and the S. Mtn Reservation. The $350 fee is for the annual sewer charge.
Top Showing Condition 3 Bedroom Colonial in Livingston—Sold for $547,000.00
Absolutely Sparkling and Updated 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Colonial in the heart of Livingston. Home has been recently updated from top to bottom, Updates include heating, air conditioning, hotwater heater, windows, siding & electric. GOURMET TOP of the line kitchen-Miele dishwasher, microwave, oven, exhaust, 5 burner stove, and warming drawer, Kenmore Elite refrigerator/freezer, cabinets w/pull out drawers, granite counter tops and lovely floors and cathedral ceiling with recessed lighting. Huge master bedroom w/2 walk-in closets. Wood Burning Insert Fireplace in living room. Hardwood floors throughout. Both baths recently renovated. Trex Deck and pavers to driveway. All you have to do is unpack. This home is immaculate. Livingston's schools are top rated. Close to NYC transportation, parks, shopping, highways.
Move-In Condition 3/4 Bedroom Cape in Livingston—Listed for $375,000—Sold for $398,000 (multiple offers)
Move-in condition bright and lovely 3/4 Bedroom 2 Bath Cape Cod with hardwood floors, Eat-in kitchen and finished basement with brand new carpeting. Tons of closets. Home was recently painted in neutral tones for today's trends. Full Bath on both 1st and 2nd floors. Heated Basement. Newer Roof. Fantastic backyard. Close to schools, parks and transportation to NYC, and walk to houses of worship.
3 Bedroom 3 1/2 Bath Detached Townhome at Crown View in West Orange—Sold for $410,000
Platinum Choice Property-Top Showing Condition 3 BR 3 ½ BA freestanding Alcott model absolutely sparkles. Upgrades include stainless steel appliances 2015, kitchen cabinets 2015, all new Pella energy efficient windows 2015, carpeting 2015, fire place with custom mantle, high-hat lighting. Freshly painted from top to bottom 2015. 2 car garage, deck. Amenities include, 24 hr Gate House, Outdoor Pool, Fitness Center, Tennis Courts, Playground, Lake w/walking track. 15 miles west of NYC. NYC bus pulls right into complex. Minutes to downtown Montclair. Close to Bay St. Train Station. Just unpack and move in. 2 mos maintenance fee due at closing for Capital Reserve Fund. $420.00 due at closing for working capital. $250 annual sewer fee.
Platinum Choice Property—Updated & Sparkling 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath end unit with 2 master en suites and loft $399,000 in Randolph. Sold for $390,000.
Updated & Sparkling 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath Townhome end unit with 2 master en suites and loftWood Burning fireplace. Updated kitchen w/high end features including, granite countertops, stainless appliances, double oven, and 5 burner stove, vaulted and cathedral ceilings, central vac, air purifier/humidifier, Security system. 2 car attached garage. 2 car width driveway. Close to Dover and Morristown train stations.
SOLD—4 BEDROOM 3 1/2 BATH COLONIAL IN PLEASANTDALE SECTION OF West Orange .
Updated & sparkling 4 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath custom built Colonial home on dead end st in the Pleasantdale section of West Orange. Newer Roof (2012). 9 ft ceilings, vaulted ceilings. Washer and dryer 2012, wood burning fireplace. Master Bedroom en-suite. Finished basement with wetbar and office. French Drains. 2 new furnaces (2011) and 2 new central air units (2011). Custom closets w/tons of storage. Crown Moldings. Large deck for entertaining & grilling. Possible In-Law Suite.Located just minutes from Pleasantdale school. Walk to parks, schools, recreation and houses of worship. Close to Rts 280, 80, 287, GSP, etc. 15 Miles west of NYC. Walk to NYC Bus.http://tours54.vht.com/PNJ/T433230510
JUST SOLD — BEDROOM AT CROWN VIEW MANOR IN West Orange—$270,000
3 bedroom 3 bath condo for sale @ luxury Crown View Manor. Totally Renovated kitchen w/high end cabinetry, granite countertops, SS appliances, double ovens and recessed lighting. Hardwood floors throughout. Closets galore (some w/custom built-ins), 9 ft floor to ceilings. Non traditional unique open floor plan. Location is close to pool, gym, club room and crown room. Crown View is only 15 miles west of midtown NY. #66 Bus pick up is in front of building. 2 garage parking spaces included. Ample parking for guests. 24 hr gate house & Concierge. Valet parking, pool, renovated fitness center, lake. Very tranquil. Close to 280, 80, 287, GSP. Near Whole Foods, Highlawn Pavilion, Turtle Back Zoo, Arena, Thomas Edison Historical Park, Llewellyn Park. Home Warranty protection plan included.
Crown View Manor is conveniently close to:
- Whole Foods, Pals Cabin, 4 and 5 star restaurants (Highlawn Pavilion, The Manor, The Pleasandale Chateau, McCloone's Boathouse)
- Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center
- Llewellyn Park
- Eagle Rock Reservation
- Turtle Back Zoo
- South Mountain Skating Arena
- Redwood Grammar School
- West Orange High School
- Montclair State University
- Montclair Kimberly Academy
- Seton Hall Prep School
- UpscaleShort Hills Mall
- 15 miles west of New York City
- Within 1 hour to winter ski resorts
- Within 1 hour to the New Jersey Shore
- Within a 1/2 hour to Newark International Airport
- Within a 1/2 hour to the Meadowlands Sports Complexes
- Rts 280, I 80 and the Garden State Parkway
Just SOLD—Gorgeous 2Bedroom2 full & 2 1/2 Bath Townhome in sought after Eagle Rock complex in Roseland, $525,500
Stunning & sophisticated "A" Unit 2 bedroom 2 full & 2 1/2 Bath townhome in sought after Eagle Rock Community. This unit shows like a model. Many upgrades including hardwood floors on 1st & 2nd floors, wainscoting & crown moldings. Tray ceiling w/medallion in dining room. Gas fireplace w/beautiful mantle, finished basement with 1/2 bath. Sliders to private deck & patio w/beautiful views of a park-like yard. Bright eat-in kitchen w/beveled countertops & lovely backsplash. Cathedral ceilings in LR & Master br. Custom closets throughout. Both Master br & 2nd br Ensuites. Central vac & security. Storage w/custom shelving. Brand New W/D. One of best locations in the community. The Eagle Rock is pet friendly for a winning combination. Complex is meticulously maintained & has outdoor pool and tennis. NY Bus.
Just Sold—Spacious4 Bedroom2 full & 2 1/2 Bath Split in sought after Oldstead section of West Orange, $475,500
Immaculate and spacious 4 bedroom 2 full bath & 2 1/2 bath home in the prestigious and well sought after Oldstead section of West Orange. Home is on a large private lot. Brand new furnace and hot water heater. Kitchen addition with double ovens and subzero refrigerator, plenty of cabinet space w/custom pullouts, vaulted ceiling. Vinyl Shake siding, Jacuzzi tub, Cedar walk-in closet, underground sprinkler system, Security system w/alarm to central station.
Just SOLD—Pristine3 Bedroom1Bath Cape in Livingston, $375,000
Pristine and spacious Cape Cod home in better than move-in condition w/beautiful landscaping. This home sparkles like no other. Eat-in Kitchen w/new dishwasher. Windows are newer, Washer/Dryer under 3 yrs. Hot Water Heater 4 yrs. Ceiling fans in every room. All pipes replaced. Security System (currently not activated). Updated Electric. Radiant first floor. Close to Shopping, top rated schools.* Easy Commute to NYC. Ready for MOVE-IN for Start of School. Convenient to all that Livingston has to offer and easy access to major commuting routes from this quiet neighborhood. Walk to houses of worship.
JUST SOLD—One Bedroom1 1/2Bath Condo @ Crown View Manor $175,000. Lovely and spacious end unit with private balcony. Crown View Manor is 15 miles west of NYC. NYC bus pulls right into complex. 1 parking space in garage, ample parking for guests, 24 hr gate house & concierge. Valet parking, pool, recently renovated fitness center, walking track, lake, media room, club room. Very tranquil. Close to all major highways. Building has every possible amenity!
Just SOLD—3 Bedroom1Bath Ranch in West Orange, $235,0003 bedroom Ranch with 1 bath, in Pleasantdale section of West Orange. with Family Room Addition in Pleasantdale section of West Orange. Radiant Heat in all rooms and Electric Baseboard Electric in Family Room. Central Air 2011, Furnace 2012, Water Heater 10 Yrs. Gutters 2012 & Drain Pipes are newer. 2003 Roof. Brand new garage door, 2 French drains. Vinyl Siding 1995. 2 car width driveway. Short walk to parks, schools and NYC bus.
Sold—3 Bedroom2 1/2Bath Cape in West Orange
Adorable 3 bedroom home with 2 1/2 baths, in Pleasantdale section of West Orange. Short walk to parks, schools and NYC bus.
5 Bedroom 4 1/2 Bath Custom Home in Livingston—Sold
Amazing 5 bedroom home with 4 1/2 baths, in-ground swimming pool, 3 car garage in Broadlawn section of Livingston. Kitchen has been completely updated. 2 Fireplaces. Great home for entertaining. Sprinkler system. Go to http://homesite.obeo.com/viewer/unbranded.aspx?tourid=601114 to view the virtual tour.
4 Bedroom Custom Home in Florham Park—Sold
The difference between Ho-Hum and WOW is finally here! Set a new standard of living in this wonderful 4 bed, 3.5 bath home nestled in Florham Park. (NJ Monthly rated Florham Park #6 best place to live in NJ). Rare opportunity to purchase quality, elegance, location and a well built home. Some wonderful features: family room addition w/custom built-ins, doors to paver patio, trims & gas fireplace. DR w/wood burning fireplace, updated kitchen w/convection oven, beautiful wood floors, custom hdware and finishes throughout. Master en suite & spa-like bath, walk-in closet/dressing area.Other features; 2 zone heat and AC, newer windows, siding, roof, front paver walkway, security system, custom window treatments. Gas line for barbecue. Dead end street. Walk to shops, parks. Home offers everything you desire!www.33PinchbrookDr4sale.com
5 Bedroom Expanded Cape in West Orange—Sold
Freshly painted expanded cape/colonial style home w/5 bedrooms, 2 baths, a newer kitchen, (new gas furnace, new gutters & leaders, fence, front steps, dishwasher) 5 yr hotwater heater. Central air, vinyl siding, replaced windows, newer roof. Large Master Bedroom with 2 closets. Beautiful hugh deck w/slider door access from 2 rms. Security System. 1 car attached garage w/electronic dr opener. Whole House Fan. Handicap Ramp. New Storage Shed. A real pleasure to show. All you have to do is unpack. Walk to parks, houses of worship, and NYC bus. Close to highways 280, 80, GSP, 287. Close to Shop Rite, Whole Foods, Turtle Back Zoo, Skating Arena, McLoone's Boat House, Francis Byrne Golf Course. WOHS was recently rated by Newsweek as #355 out of the Best 500 High Schools in America. For more details, go to www.15normandy4sale.com
Great Article from Inman News on pricing your home to sell quickly
Buyers on the Fence
For every 1% increase in the mortgage interest rate, a buyer loses 9-10% affordability (a $500,000 purchase reduces mortgage amount to a $450,000).
West Orange Interesting Facts
I am a life long resident of West Orange. Allow me, Angela D'Aries to be your neighborhood expert. West Orange, NJ. is a very charming town with rolling hills and winding tree lined streets located 15 miles from Midtown Manhattan. Homes include Tudors, Colonials, Split Levels and Ranches. Two Luxury Hi-Rise Condos are in West Orange, Vizcaya and Crown View Manor.
Below are some interesting facts about West Orange.
Llewellyn Park, a 420-acre private enclave is the first gated residential community in America. Thomas Edison's home is in the park.
The Turtle Back Zoo and the South Mountain Ice Skating Arena are in West Orange.
The Manor, the Pleasantdale Chateau and the Highlawn Pavillion restaurants and catering halls are all in West Orange.
AMC Movie Theatre, Shop-Rite, Macy's, Panera Bread and Whole Foods are in the two shopping centers off of Prospect Ave.
West Orange borders South Orange, Livingston, Verona, Orange and Montclair.
West Orange High School was recently rated by Newsweek as #355 out of the Best 500 High Schools in America.
As an avid golfer myself, there are 5 golf courses in West Orange (Rock Spring Country Club, Essex County Country Club, Crestmont Country Club, Montclair Country Club and Francis Byrne Golf Club.
Gregory—The Gregory section of West Orange is the 1st Mountain west of NYC (First Watchung Mountain). On the south side of Gregory is the South Mountain reservation and on the north side is the Eagle Rock reservation. Golda Och Academy, formerly Solomon Schechter is on the north side of Upper Gregory. Jitney pickups take commuters to the Midtown direct stations from Orange or South Orange. The 77 Bus also is available for pickup along Northfield Ave.
Downtown West Orange and The Valley—The oldest and most densely populated part of the township is Downtown West Orange. Edison National Historic Site, as well as the municipal building, police headquarters is along Main St. Downtown West Orange has the most urban character of the township's neighborhoods, while the Valley is home to a growing arts district. Midtown direct train is at the Highland Station in Orange.
Pleasant Valley and Pleasantdale—Just west of Prospect Avenue, you will find suburban neighborhoods, as well as golf courses, professional campuses, and shopping centers. Pleasantdale, a walkable business district in this part of the township, includes a number of restaurants, office buildings, and houses of worship. Pleasantdale is also home to a significant Orthadox Jewish community. Oscar Schindler Performing Arts Center is just off of Prospect Ave.
The Second Mountain—The westernmost section of West Orange lies along the 2nd Watchung Mountain, and includes large portions of the South Mountain Reservation. Also you will find suburban neighborhoods like Pleasantdale, as well as those of the adjacent suburban townships of Millburn and Livingston. The Turtle Back Zoo, McLoone's Boathouse (new), Miniature Golf Course (opened in 2010), the Richard Codey Skating Arena and the Park & Ride (40-minute direct commute into New York City) are all located just east of the 2nd Mountain.
More West Orange Facts:
Click on this link to view Part 1 in my series of videos of West Orange. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsnOYVT205k
BA Degree from Montclair State University
Native of New Jersey
West Orange resident
Extensive knowledge of area happenings, community and services