The commute to Manhattan is about 24 miles and takes about 40 minutes on off peak hours. During rush hour New Jersey Transit trains, Raritan Valley Line run from Westfield to New York’s Penn Station, with a transfer in Newark. NYC commuters leaving Westfield at 7:30 a.m. reach New York at 8:30 am. Westfield NJ has a long history dating back to 1865 when it was originally developed as “A Fine Place To Live Within Commuting Distance to Manhattan”. The fare is $9.25 one way or $270 a month. New Jersey Transit bus 113X also travels from Westfield to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in 60 minutes. The cost is $9.75 one way or $251 a month.
The homes in Westfield are priced toward the higher end by Union County standards because the community represents one of the best developed towns New Jersey has to offer. The downtown shopping area consists of over 18 blocks of restaurants and boutiques. The school system is rated in the top 10% of New Jersey Schools and the NYC commute is under 60 minutes. According to the NY Times Life in Westfield is where “Small Town meets urban living — a bustling downtown, a vibrant cultural scene and good transportation options — along with many benefits of suburban living, like attractive homes, well-regarded schools and a sense of community.
The median price of homes currently listed in Westfield is $875,000 with a Tax Rate of 9.02900% and a Tax Ratio of 24.62 %. From a realtors perspective buying a home in Westfield is a competitive arena. Buyers should be well versed on multiple bidding situations and review sold comparables is highly recommended. In short, you should know how to bid prior to engaging in a real estate transaction. Need help determining if Westfield 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