About South Orange and Maplewood NJ

Maplewood and South Orange are often grouped together because they share a school district and some common history.  The midtown-direct train line, instituted here in 1996, decreased the commute into the city from 50 minutes to 30, and popularity of the two towns boomed.  South Orange has a hip, college-town feel as it is home to Seton Hall University and “a collection of shops that cover a little bit of everything,” according to NJ Monthly.  Its new performing arts center–created in conjunction with SHU–is a triumph and has been increasing its influence every year.  Maplewood has maintained the small-town vibe in its downtown “village” since the 1950s, with a movie theater, local stores, and several upscale and midscale restaurants. The town even has a reputation as a center of recreational invention, being the birthplace of both Ultimate Frisbee and the wooden golf tee.

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Township of Maplewood Maplewood Patch Words Bookstore
Township of South Orange South Orange Patch Milk Money Children's Consignment
Maplewood / South Orange Coalition The Local No. 165 Boutique
South Orange / Maplewood Adult School Maplewood Online Geralyn's Art Studio
South Orange Public Library New York Magazine Bee and Thistle Gifts
Maplewood Memorial Library   Maplewood Village Alliance
South Orange Village    
Main Street South Orange    
New Jersey Farmer's Market    
South Orange Recycling Schedule    
Maplewood Recycling Schedule    
Essex County Community Information    

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