The commute from Montclair to Manhattan is about 10 miles and takes about 20 minutes during quiet hours. During rush hour New Jersey Transit, Montclair Boonton Line run from Montclair to New York’s Penn Station in about 35 minutes. NYC commuters leaving Bay Street in Montclair at 7:30 a.m. reach New York at 8:05 am. Montclair NJ also offers the Decamp Bus commute into NYC leaving every 15 minutes during rush hour and arriving 55 minutes later. Either way NYC is less than a 1 hour commute away. Both Decamp and NJ Transit over weekly and monthly commuter discounts.
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The homes in Montclair are priced toward the higher end of Essex County standards because the community represents one of the best suburbs New Jersey has to offer. Their are 5 train stops in Montclair as well as four quaint downtown shopping areas full of restaurants, antique shops and boutiques. The school system is a magnet system and is rated in the top 10% of magnet schools nation wide. According to visitnj.org, “This urban suburb is home to a unique group of writers, artists and musicians, whose presence is felt in the vibrant downtown and on the campus of Montclair State University, home of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, and in the theaters and arts venues around town.”
The median price of a 3-4 bedroom home in Montclair is about $575,000 and can range up to $3,000,000. From a local Montclair Realtor’s perspective, buying a home in Montclair is a competitive arena. Buyers should be well versed on multiple bidding situations and reviewing sold data is highly recommended. In short, you should know how to bid prior to engaging in a real estate transaction. Need help determining if Montclair NJ is a right move for your family? Give us a call, we track 19 New Jersey towns all within 30 to 60 minutes from Manhattan. 973-489-7916