Purchased as part of a territory from the Lenape Native Americans in 1666, South Orange has a rich heritage which continues today through its gas street light illumination and number of historic buildings. South Orange is only 3 square miles but has two New Jersey Transit train stations. Town amenities include; the Baird Center, a recreational hub for the town, Pierro Art Gallery, tennis courts, the town pool, basketball courts, baseball fields, bocce courts and soccer fields. There is also a large duck pond, used for skating in the winter, and Floods Hill, the scene for winter sledding and outdoor concerts in the summer.
Located in the center of town, the Midtown Direct train reaches Penn Station in just 35 minutes, and travels seven days a week. Trains continue westbound to Summit, Morristown and Dover.
Permit parking is available in lots close by. Daily parking is also available. For many, weekday mornings are a quick dash from car (or cycle) to Starbucks and then upstairs to the train. A jitney bus service brings more commuters to the train station.
Mountain Station is located less than a mile east of South Orange Station, where limited permit parking is available. Buses to the Livingston Mall run along South Orange Avenue. Easy access to Route 280, the Garden State Parkway and Routes 24 and 78 make north, south and westbound commutes easy.
Marshall, kindergarten through 2nd grades.
South Mountain Annex, kindergarten and 1st grade.
South Mountain, 2nd through 5th grades.
South Orange Middle School, 6th through 8th grades.
Note: Depending on where your South Orange home is located, students may attend schools in Maplewood, particularly Jefferson for grades 3 – 5.
All South Orange and Maplewood students attend Columbia High School in Maplewood.
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School, nursery, pre-K and kindergarten through 8th grades.
South Mountain Reservation
Cameron Field Playground
South Mountain Dog Park
Above Restaurant & Bar
Bay Leaf Indian Restaurant
Grid Iron Waffle Shop
Harusame Japanese Cuisine
Hot Bagels Abroad
The Fox & Falcon
Tito’s Burritos & Wings
Cait & Abby’s Bakery
Carvel Ice Cream
Jackie & Son
Ashley Marketplace & Cafe
Stop and Shop