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While most “Gateway Region” towns are among the state’s more populated, urban centers, the approximately 28,000 residents of Livingston enjoy a suburban lifestyle with convenient proximity to New York City. What’s more, Livingston’s top-rated schools and diverse community programs continue to attract new residents to the township.

Livingston Public Schools

There are nine public schools throughout the Livingston School District that serve students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Elementary schools (serving Kindergarten through students in grade 5) include:

Livingston High School earned the Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education - the highest honor an American school can achieve. It also ranked among the top public high schools in New Jersey according to New Jersey Monthly magazine (September 2006).

Livingston Transportation

Living less than 22 miles from New York City, Livingston residents can hop a Coach USA (Community Coach) bus to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan.

New Jersey Transit buses run from the center of Livingston to Newark Penn Station.

New Jersey Transit train service and PATH can be reached by car or taxi.

Major roadways near Livingston get you where you want to go. These include Eisenhower ParkwayCounty Route 508County Route 527Interstate 280 and State Route 10.

History of Livingston

Located on South Livingston Avenue, the Ward-Force House and Condit Family Cook House were originally built in 1745 and are both registered on the National Register of Historic Places. Known today as the Old Force Homestead, this site serves as headquarters for the Livingston Historical Society and the Force Homestead Museum.

Built in 1803, Dickinson House on Dickinson Lane was once visited by President Theodore Roosevelt, who hunted with then-owner David Dickinson. The Washington Place Schoolhouse on Passaic Avenue is a one-room schoolhouse built circa 1800. Both sites are registered on the New Jersey State Historic Site Program.

Located in nearby West Caldwell is the Birthplace of President Grover Cleveland.

Livingston Arts and Entertainment

Several performing arts organizations proudly call Livingston their home.

  • Livingston Symphony Orchestra is a group of community-based performers who hold many performances during each season.
  • Livingston Community Players is a theater organization whose performers are from the Livingston community and throughout New Jersey.
  • Children's Theatre of Livingston shines a spotlight on Livingston children in grades 2 through 8, providing them with performance opportunities and developing their talents and love for the big stage.
  • Based in Livingston, the New Jersey Ballet is a major ballet company renowned throughout the country and the world. The headquarters of the New Jersey School of Ballet, which offers classes in ballet, jazz and tap to future performers, is also located in Livingston.

The Livingston Arts Association offers exhibitions, demonstrations, and workshops for local artisans. The organization is a member of Art Council of Livingston, which has a gallery at the Livingston Town Center.

Located atop Riker Hill in Riker Hill Park, the Riker Hill Art Park has a craft center and multiple art studios. Artists work in a variety of media including pottery, metalwork, glass blowing, jewelry, painting, sculpture and photography.Art classes are offered to both adults and children.

Shopping and Dining in Livingston

Channel your inner shop-a-holic (or indulge your outer one) at any of Livingston’s three main shopping areas: 

  • ·         The center of downtown Livingston, along Livingston Avenue, is dotted by many local shops and also features well-known stores through the addition of the Livingston Town Center. Restaurants in downtown Livingston offer a fine selection of food as well as pizza, delis, diners, and gourmet catering shops.
  • ·         Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Sears and Barnes & Noble are anchor stores at The Livingston Mall.
  • ·         The edge of Livingston’s West Side, along the East Hanover border, is a shopping corridor that’s home to major big-box retailers.

Livingston Parks and Recreation

Livingston has over 470 acres of wooded parks. With an active open space fund, the township continues to acquire land for preservation and recreation purposes.

Sports and recreation facilities in Livingston include:

  • ·         Two swimming pools
  • ·         Ten little league baseball diamonds
  • ·         Four full baseball diamonds
  • ·         Eight full soccer/lacrosse fields
  • ·         One full football field
  • ·         Three basket ball courts
  • ·         Dozens of hiking trails
  • ·         Sixteen tennis courts
  • ·         Eleven playgrounds
  • ·         One jogging track
  • ·         One dog park
  • ·          One fishing/ice skating pond

The Senior, Youth & Leisure Services program offers Livingston residents a wide variety of courses, dance and sports designed for preschoolers, children, teens and adults.

Livingston residents can apply for membership to public golf courses at Francis Byrne Golf Course in West Orange and Millburn Municipal Golf Course in Millburn Township.

Independent sports organizations include Livingston Little League, Livingston Junior Football and Cheerleading, Livingston Lacrosse Club, and the Livingston Soccer Club.

Indoor fitness facilities in the Livingston area include the West Essex YMCA.

Located one mile from Livingston is South Mountain Reservation. Within the Reservation are Turtle Back Zoo and Richard J. Codey Arena (ice hockey/ice skating).

Volunteering in Livingston

Livingston is comprised of more than 40 volunteer committees and boards which help keep things running. Opportunities to help are always available, with such volunteer-driven groups as:

  • Holiday Committees
  • Neighborhood Grievance Committee
  • Consumer Affairs Office
  • Planning Board
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment
  • Committee for Diversity

Livingston’s vital volunteer-based public safety organizations include the Livingston Auxiliary Police, Livingston Fire Department and Livingston First Aid Squad.

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