West Orange was incorporated as a Township in 1863 from parts of Newark and the Oranges. West Orange is 12 square miles and offers its residents rolling hills, golf courses, public parks including The Waterfront, and shopping centers.
Route 280, an efficient east-west highway, crosses through the center of West Orange. It is an easy car ride to Newark, north to Bergen and Passaic County or west to Morris County. Buses and trains into the city are accessible also. Bus lines travel the main streets including Main Street, Northfield Avenue, Mt. Pleasant Avenue (Rt. 10), Prospect Street and Pleasant Valley Way.
West Orange has no train service into Manhattan or Hoboken, but a short trip on the jitney takes you to the Orange or South Orange stations. Four jitney lines allow most people to walk to a stop. From Orange and South Orange, trains run directly into New York Penn Station.
Thomas A. Edison Central Six, 6th grade.
West Orange High School, 9th through 12th grades.
Seton Hall Prep School, private Catholic high school for boys.
Golda Och Academy, a Solomon Schechter School, private Jewish school. Lower School, kindergarten through 5th grades. Upper School, 6th through 12th grades.
Blessed Pope John XXIII, private Catholic school, pre-school through 8th grades.
Many preschool programs are offered by local religious congregations and private companies.
Stagg Field Playground
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
South Mountain Reservation
Eagle Rock Reservation