Westfield, NJ is town in western Union County that is a little over 20 miles from New York City. The town covers about 6.7 square miles and features a vibrant downtown surrounded by quiet neighborhoods. Westfield was originally formed as a township and reincorporated as a town in 1903. According to the 2010 Census, Westfield has 30,316 residents making up 10,566 households. In a 2014 nationwide study, Westfield was determined to be the 30th safest city to live in within the United States.
Westfield real estate is comprised of 10,950 housing units, of which less than 20% are rental units. The real estate market in Westfield is largely comprised of single-family colonial homes. Coldwell Banker’s Westfield East Office and Westfield West Office both serve the town and are ready to assist both home buyers and sellers.
Westfield Public Schools has 10 schools to provide education to the town. Lincoln Early Childhood Learning Center provides PreK-K education. … Read More
There are a number of transportation options for residents of Westfield. From Westfield Train Station, commuters can access the New Jersey Transit Raritan Valley Line to Newark Penn Station. New Jersey Transit also provides bus service to Westfield. New Jersey Transit Route 113 provides service to New York Port Authority Bus Terminal while New Jersey Transit Route 59 provides service between Plainfield and Newark. Westfield is also close to the Garden State Parkway, Interstate Route 78, and SR22, which are major thoroughfares for the area.
There’s lots to do in Westfield. The Westfield Community Center and Westfield Memorial Library both provide programs for residents. Those interested in the history of the area will want to visit the Miller-Cory House Museum which is located in a 1740 farmhouse and interprets daily life on a 1700s farm. The house has been fully restored and is listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
Those with an active lifestyle will find much to do in town. The Westfield Area Y provides health and fitness programs, while the Westfield Memorial Pool Complex is a great place to hang out with the family on a warm summer day and grab a bite to eat at the snack bar. The town also has a series of parks, such as the 106-acre Tamaques Park and 44-acre Brightwood Park. Smaller parks include Clark Park, Gumbert Park, Houlihan/Sid Fay Fields, Memorial Park, Mindowaskin Park, Sycamore Field, and Windsor Park.
Downtown Westfield is a hub of activity that has over 200 retail establishments and more than 40 restaurants. Dining in town ranges from casual to upscale and features a number of cuisines. The Downtown Westfield Corporation is an organization whose mission is to support and promote business in the downtown area and they organize town events throughout the year.
Westfield, NJ strikes a balance between history and modern convenience. With its thriving downtown, quiet neighborhoods, and easy transportation to New York and the surrounding areas, Westfield is a great place to call home.
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