Maplewood was originally formed as South Orange Township in 1861 and became independent in 1904.
Today, Maplewood Village is filled with locally-owned boutique shops, bakeries, wine stores, toy stores, and an ice cream shop. It has a varied mix of restaurants; farm to table, Italian, American, Indian, Mexican, Japanese, diners and coffee shops.
Maplewoodians have tennis courts available in the town parks, a Community Pool, the South Mountain Reservation and The Maplewood Country Club offers a private golf course.
Maplewood is on the New Jersey Transit Midtown Direct Line. Trains go to and from Penn Station seven days a week. Trains continue westbound to Summit, Morristown and Dover.
Easy access to Routes 280, the Garden State Parkway and Routes 24 and 78 pave the way for north, south and westbound commutes.
Maplewood and South Orange share a school district.
South Mountain – Annex, kindergarten through 1st grade.
Marshall Elementary School, kindergarten through 2nd grades.
Clinton Elementary School, kindergarten through 5th grades.
Seth Boyden Elementary School, kindergarten through 5th grades.
Tuscan Elementary School, kindergarten through 5th grades.
South Mountain Elementary School, 2nd through 5th grades.
Delia Bolden Elementary School, 3rd through 5th grades.
Maplewood Middle School, 6th through 8th grades.
South Orange Middle School, 6th through 8th grades.
All South Orange and Maplewood students attend Columbia High School which is in Maplewood. Underhill Field, the high school athletic fields and track, is a half-mile from the high school in a residential neighborhood.
Maplewood Memorial Park Playground
Milo S. Borden Park
South Mountain Dog Park
South Mountain Reservation is filled with hiking trails, waterfalls and great views of the New York skyline. Part of the Watchung Mountains, the reservation covers 2000 acres.
Underhill Sports Complex
Asado by Butterknife & Hammer
Bill & Harry Chinese Cuisine
Coda Kitchen and Bar
La Famiglia Ristorante & Pizzeria
Lorena’s Restaurant And Bar
Maplewood Sub & Deli
Mount Fuji Restaurant
St James’s Gate Publick House
The Fox & Falcon by David Burke
Valley Street Eatery
Yellow Rose Vegan Bakery & Cafe