Montclair, NJ is located in Essex County, NJ. The township has a total area of 6.3 square miles, and data from the 2010 census puts the population at 37,669. Montclair has six commercial districts including Montclair Center, Upper Montclair, Watchung Plaza, Walnut Street, the South End, and Frog Hollow. Towns located next to Montclair include Verona, West Orange, and Cedar Grove.
Montclair Center is the largest of the commercial zones with the majority of restaurants and boutiques in the town. Montclair is known for its historic architecture, it is home to 6 historic districts, 92 individually listed landmarks, and 2 designated commercial districts according to the Register of Historic Places. The median house price in Montclair is $640,000, 3x higher than the national average, and the cost of living is about 48% higher than the national average.
There are many parks and nature reserves in Montclair including Eagle Rock Reservation and Preseby Memorial Iris Gardens. Montclair has its own local newspaper, theÂ Montclair Times,and a radio station, WSMC, which is run from the campus of Montclair State University. Montclair is considered a commuter town for New York City, and NJ Transit and Decamp Bus Lines provide access to NYC. The average commute from Montclair to Manhattan is about 40 minutes each way, and about 1 in 4 commuters from Montclair take some form of mass transit.
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