Cultured and trendy living in an urban-meets-suburban community.

Welcome to Montclair

Cultured and trendy living in an urban-meets-suburban community
Located in Essex County, Montclair is a refined yet easygoing oasis from the city life’s hustle and bustle. According to the latest data, the area is home to a population of 38,676. It’s just over 20 miles away from New York City and just over 10 miles away from Newark. Despite being so closeby, Montclair feels like it’s a world away from both cities.
While exploring the town, you’ll run into many fantastic locally-owned establishments. Self-professed foodies will especially appreciate the delectable menu items found at area restaurants. Montclair is also home to great schools, ample green space (including a community dog park and several gardens), and essential amenities minutes from home.
What’s particularly unique about Montclair is the eclectic selection of homes, condos, and townhouses. One quick search will yield a mix of farmhouses, Tudor-style properties, mansions, and everything in between. The current median list price of homes in the area is $699,000.

What to Love

  • Trendy, cultured, and easygoing living
  • Great restaurants, schools, and nearby conveniences
  • Plenty of green space to enjoy—including gardens, playgrounds, and a dog park

People & Lifestyle

Montclair provides an ideal space to get away from city life’s busyness—without sacrificing convenience or amenities. Life here is significantly more laid-back and low-key than in the large nearby cities, such as New York City or Newark. There is a distinctly trendy and eclectic vibe that is evident in the area’s mix of architectural styles as well as shopping and dining options.
Although the area maintains a unique personality, its close proximity to top cities makes it a wonderful place to call home for commuters and those who desire quick access to New York City or Newark. Whether traveling to one of the big, neighboring cities for work or the weekend, Montclair provides a cozy environment for residents to come back home to.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Enjoy frequenting locally-owned establishments while also being close to convenient national chains? If so, Montclair is sure to impress you with its outstanding stores and restaurants.
When a day of shopping is in order, locals have their pick of quality options. Around town, you can stop into small businesses such as Montclair Book Center, Rocky’s Crystals & Minerals, Envy by Melissa Gorga, and One Savvy Design Consignment Boutique. Plus, you’re just minutes away from favorite national and regional retailers such as CVS, The UPS Store, Anthropologie, Talbots, and Kings Food Market.
When you’re ready to explore the excellent dining in Montclair, there are certain restaurants you won’t want to miss. Dine at local favorites such as Ani Ramen, Faubourg, Villalobos, Salute Brick Oven Bistro, Osteria Prime 151, Le Salbuen, and Mesob.

Things to Do

Another notable aspect of living in Montclair is the many things to do and see throughout the year. Between special events and permanent attractions, there is always something fun to experience close to home.
Those who love getting outdoors will be thrilled to explore the many parks and green spaces in town. When getting acquainted with the area, be sure to visit places such as the Presby Iris Gardens, Brookdale Park (including the Brookdale Dog Park), Van Vleck House & Garden, and Nishuane Park.
Aside from the abundance of natural space, there are plenty of other things to do in Montclair. Locals spend their leisure time at the Montclair Art Museum, browsing the selection at the Montclair Farmers Market, and touring the Bond House and Charles Shultz House.


Montclair is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

Overview for Montclair, NJ

3,279 people live in Montclair, where the median age is 45 and the average individual income is $46,431. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

45 years

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Around Montclair, NJ

There's plenty to do around Montclair, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including La Flor De Morelos, Hot Dog Jay's, and Hit The Barre.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.9 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.5 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.66 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.93 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.45 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.54 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Montclair, NJ

Montclair has 1,014 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Montclair do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,279 people call Montclair home. The population density is 10,869.746 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

42.7 / 57.27%

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Schools in Montclair, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Montclair. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Memorial Middle School
5th - 8th
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