The thriving 18-block downtown shopping area includes major retailers like The Gap, Banana Republic, Coach, Williams Sonoma and Lord and Taylor is on the Westside of town. Some of my favorite restaurants include Aquaviva, Ferraro’s, Teresa’s and Mojave Grill. You will find many small boutiques, coffee shops and even a movie theater. Be sure to stop into Trader Joe’s across from Keller Williams on Elm.
It is a 50 minute commute from Westfield to New York’s Penn Station and you must switch trains in Newark Penn Station. There is currently a 2-3 year waiting list for parking permits ($636/year) and there is daily parking…however, you must arrive early to get a spot. NJ Transit Schedule for Westfield.
Westfield has an Early Childhood Learning Development Center at the Lincoln School for pre-k and Kindergarten students (half day); six elementary schools for grades 1-5: Benjamin Franklin School, Jefferson Elementary School, McKinley Elementary School, Tamaques Elementary School, Washington Elementary School and the Wilson Elementary School. There are two intermediate schools for grades 6-8: the Edison Intermediate School and the Roosevelt Intermediate School. Westfield High School is consistently ranked one of the Top High Schools in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly and The Star Ledger.