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373 Thornden Street, South Orange, NJ 07079

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MARCH 22nd 2-4p Just a short stroll to the Village and the Midtown Direct Train to NYC, this bright classic Colonial is perfect for commuters looking to move to South Orange. This lovely home boasts $100,000 in recent upgrades and sits on a tree-lined, gas-lit street featuring beautiful hardwood floors throughout and […]

224 Thornden Street South Orange Open House

Join Us Sunday November 13, 2011 1-4p OPEN HOUSE 224 Thornden Street South Orange, NJ 07079   Just a short stroll to The Village and the Midtown Direct Train to NYC, this bright classic Colonial is perfect for commuters. This lovely 2200 sf home sits on a tree-lined, gas-lit street & features beautiful hardwood floors throughout […]

2011 Columbia High School Graduates Going to Top Schools

The 2011 graduating class from Columbia High School were accepted at some of the most prestigious top tier colleges and universities. They have an impressive twenty four students going to Ivy League and Seven Sister schools including  Barnard (2), Brown (3), Bryn Mawr (1), Columbia (2), Harvard (5), Princeton (2), Smith (1), University of Pennsylvania […]

South Orange is Still Hot for NYC Commuters

South Orange is a Terrific Town for First Time Home Buyers. Danielle Elliot writes in  South Orange Patch  how desirable Midtown Direct Train communities are for NYC transplants. Perri Feldman, a realtor with the Summit-based Keller Williams, says the sluggish economy hasnt substantially slowed the trend. At least 80 percent of her clients are from […]

South Orange: Judy Collins at SOPAC

Just got home from seeing Judy Collins at SOPAC (South Orange Performing Arts Center). What a wonderful performance. We were transported back in time. It was a memorable evening. I have come to love SOPAC and all of the events they have to offer. Upcoming events at SOPAC in South Orange, New Jersey: December 5: […]

NJ Tennis Clubs Along the Midtown Direct Train Line

Tennis Anyone? There are some wonderful places to play tennis in New Jersey along the Midtown Direct Train line from South Orange to Morristown and in the adjacent communites as well. In fact, South Orange has its own version of Wimbledon at Orange Lawn with grass courts, mandatory white tennis attire and a new clubhouse equipped […]

Commuting To NYC From South Orange

Commuting via Midtown Direct to Manhattan or Hoboken from South Orange, New Jersey?  If you don’t live within a short enough distance to the South Orange Train Station on Sloan Street (depending on your desire, the size of your heels and your pre-coffee stamina) you can always hop onto the three different Jitney’s that scoot […]

Need Short Commute to NYC?

So often Buyers call needing a home within 30 minutes to New York City. Look no further. This 1552 square foot Classic Colonial in South Orange, New Jersey is Perfect! Four Bedrooms and Two Baths, a Sunny Living Room, Formal Dining Room, Cozy Den and Updated Kitchen…and priced at only $450,000. The jitney to the Midtown […]

Parks n' Barks: Playful Places for You and Your Pooch

Sprinkled throughout Essex and Morris Counties are several lesser-known parks made available specifically for dog enthusiasts.   Although some require residents to purchase permits at the start of each new year, the canine play spaces allow a leash free environment for owner and pet alike to mingle, socialize, and most of all PLAY!    These FETCHing parks […]

Sloppy Joe's…The Jersey Way

Since 1939 Town Hall Deli of South Orange, New Jersey has been making their signature Sloppy Joes.   Beware, this is not your typical Sloppy Joe (a mess of ground beef in spicy tomato sauce on a bun.)  This succulent sandwich is piled high with all the fixins: including homemade slaw, thin sliced Rye, Swiss Cheese, […]

South Orange Dog Park…Nor'Easter That Wasn't

I took a drive through the South Mountain Reservaton just after the “storm” on Thursday. They predicted, snow, sleet, freezing rain…all we really got was a beautiful landscape. Turning off South Orange Avenue into the South Orange Dog Park I stopped to check out the view and was rewarded with some beautiful pix. My favorite was […]

Homes Are Selling In NJ

The New York City Real Estate market is thriving and homes along the Midtown Direct Train line and the 78/24 and 280 corridors are benefiting from it. Buyers shut out of the NYC market are coming to New Jersey taking advantage of well priced homes. Below are the November (11/1/2007–11/30/2007) closed sales of single family […]

Best Places for Sledding in Essex County NJ

It’s SNOWING!!!! Pull out the boots and gloves, grab the sled, load up the car and head for the best places for sledding before anyone else gets there!!!!  Since I was a little girl, my three favorite places to go sledding in Essex County were at: 1. The top of Francis A. Byrne Golf Course at […]

Best New Jersey Farmers Markets

Throughout the Spring and Fall in Essex, Morris & Union Counties…Jersey Fresh Foods Abound at local Farmer’s Markets. Pick your day and enjoy the Goodies!!! I am in love with Gina’s Bakery & Dr. Pickle. Sunday  Summit Farmers MarketJune-October8:30AM-1:30PMDeForest AvenueBetween Summit & Maple StreetSummit, NJ 07901  Monday  East Hanover Farmers MarketJune-AugustNoon-6PMRidgedale AvenueSchool Avenue Municipal Parking […]