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Valley Road in MontclairPhoto: Christian Johnston

Many New Yorkers shy away from New Jersey, but you see the fallacy of this when you set foot in Glen Ridge, a modest collection of houses — or so one thinks, until you hear the names of the architects: Stanford White, John Russell Pope and Frank Lloyd Wright are all represented. (It also has the cachet of being the site of Tom Cruise’s childhood home, which inspires a few pilgrims per year.)

Glen Ridge might appear a little bare in terms of stuff to do — however, a trip (of about three or four minutes) by car into Montclair dispels this idea. The Wellmont Theater on Seymour Street advertises shows by Cheap Trick and Emblem3. Around the corner is Raymond’s, a coffee shop (with some seriously good hot cocoa), bookstores and clothing boutiques (some big names, some less so).

The median sales price in Glen Ridge was $840,000 this January (a big jump from a year ago, when it was $675,000 in the fourth quarter of 2012).

The commute is about 44 minutes from Glen Ridge at rush hour via New Jersey Transit.

Bottom line: Close enough to the city (although there were delays on NJ Transit when visiting); very good housing stock at a reasonable price; a pretty thriving downtown Montclair. But you need a car if you plan to go back and forth from Montclair.

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