As stated below, similar towns would be Cedar Grove, Caldwell, West Caldwell, North Caldwell, Roseland and maybe Fairfield. If interested in other Essex County towns, please visit: http://ginachiricorealestate.com/Communities_of_Essex.html
which will give you a little "snippet" of each town in Essex County, including the ones referenced above.
By the way, Verona is a wonderful town and was ranked SECOND BEST Place to live in Essex County, New Jersey runner up to Caldwell, New Jersey which was voted The BEST Place to Live in Essex County by New Jersey Monthly in 2010. To view other Essex County towns in rank order, please visit thttp://ginachiricorealestate.com/EssexWestEssexHome.html and about 1/4 of the way down to the left you will see Essex County town in rank order and to the right you will see Essex County's Top High Schools.
In addition, please keep in mind that if you are considering West Caldwell, or West Orange and/or Maplewood, they are scheduled for tax revaluation in 2011 so the real estate taxes will change based on the new revaluations. Click on the link for Essex County's Tax Reval Cheat Sheet: http://activerain.com/blogsview/1843990/essex-county-new-jer
Good luck. I hope you find this information helpful and should I be able to assist you, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Gina Chirico, Sales Associate
Office: 973-575-6353 ext 17