With the median household income and house value significantly above state average and population density less than the surrounding towns of Montclair, Verona, and Little Falls, Cedar Grove should be on your list of towns in Essex County. There is a variety of housing from small newer colonials and split levels to very high end mansions. Some areas have lovely wooded lots and one can buy a house without having to rub elbows with their neighbor.
The Cedar Grove Schools serve public school students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. This includes 2 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school. There are two nonpublic schools located in Cedar Grove:
- Washington Academy is an approved private school for special education. It serves students ages 3–21 (pre-K - 12th Grade).
- St. Catherine of Siena School operates under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.
Around Cedar Grove
North End: The North End consists of mostly homes, but there are some businesses located on Pompton Avenue. A notable part of the north end of town is the Park Ridge Estates, which contain million dollar homes.
Central Cedar Grove: This consists of the center of town and contains Cedar Grove's business district which runs along Pompton Avenue.
South End: The south end of Cedar Grove is the most urbanized part of the township, as it contains homes that are closer together. There are mostly homes here, but there are some businesses on Pompton Avenue. Like the north end of town, the south end contains a section of million dollar homes.
Cedar Grove Recreation
Cedar Grove has several parks, tennis courts, a community pool and recreational areas within the township. These include county parks, town parks, and recreational areas. There are two county parks located in Cedar Grove:
Mills Reservation, a county park, consisting of protected wooded area with trails for walking and an overlook of New York City.
Hilltop Reservation, composed of lands in the grounds of the former Essex Mountain Sanitorium, Opened spring 2003.
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Updated:10th December, 2019 10:19 PM.