There are many wonderful towns in Essex County that will provide you with great school systems few of them will be Livignston, the Caldwells (West, North and Caldwell), Verona, Cedar Grove, West Orange, Nutley, Montclair, Essex Fells, Roseland and many more...
The question in mind will be what type of home you are looking for and for what price, since that will determine what town may fit the schools requirement but also will give you a great home. Each town is different and some are know to be more competative than others.
My partner Sharon and I (Karen) work with buyers like yourself, who are looking for great schools for their children. You can check our website for some more information about the different towns and their schools. Also you can find information about the commute from Essex County to NYC. Just click on http://SharonandKarenRealEstateNJ.com
is another great site with excellent information and allows you to compare different schools in different towns.
Also you can check our profile on Trulia and see some of the things people say about us so you can get a better feel of who we are. It would be our pleasure to be your guide in case you are looking for one.
I (Karen) personally moved from Brooklyn 5 years ago and decided on this area because of the great schools and communities (I have two children in grammer school and they are doing fantastic) as well as my husbands daily commute into NYC.
We would love to furnter assist you or to answer any questions you still have. You can always reach us via our cells - listed below or just send us a quick email to SharonandKaren@PrudentialNewJersey.com
Sharon Avram and Karen Abramson
50 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Livingston, NJ 07039
Sharon C. 201.738.3158
Karen C. 917.294.0356