If you take the time to talk to newcomers of Maplewood, New Jersey, you will undoubtedly hear similar tales. A young couple has become fed up with the high rents in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn where they have almost no space of their own.

Perhaps they have a baby on the way, or they are simply looking for more space and wish to purchase a home of their own. Looking out of town towards the suburbs is the answer, but they don’t want to venture too far because one or both of them works in New York City.

NORMAN ROCKWELL IMAGERY

The image that you encounter in Maplewood is far from an illusion. In the past 30 years, very little has changed. In addition to the art gallery and local bagel shop, there is an old-fashioned luncheonette where you will find neighbors sitting and enjoying each other’s company while talking about the latest events.

Maplewood consists of a four-mile radius and it is the ultimate vision of the suburbs. Walk the tranquil streets and you will see the streets as well as the parks and sidewalks lined with Tudor and Colonial style homes enveloped in tall trees. Maplewood also has a downtown area, which is affectionately known by residents as “the village.” Here you will find quaint shops that are family owned and dedicated to the residents of Maplewood.

Even the supermarket in the downtown area – Kings – creates the atmosphere of a country store rather than a supermarket chain.

SURROUNDED BY NATURE AND BEAUTY

Maplewood is a town that is surrounded by natural beauty and it lives and breathes the small town atmosphere. The town meets the South Mountain Reservation, which is a recreation preserve that encompasses 2,020 acres. Here you will have the opportunity to take advantage of numerous hiking trails and picnic grounds for family outings. Residents also take advantage of the six parks as well as the award-winning outdoor pool.

STRONG SENSE OF COMMUNITY

It’s hard to believe that a town that seems so quaint and perfect can be so affordable. New residents to the area are drawn to the natural beauty of Maplewood, but they remain here due to the strong sense of community that not only keeps community traditions strong, but also fosters a closeness of neighbors.

The community has approximately 23,000 residents and the homes primarily consist of olden era architecture such as Victorians, Colonials and Tudors which dominate the majority of single family homes. You cannot drive or walk down the block without admiring the beautifully established landscaping that these homes boast.

LOCATION AND AFFORDABILITY

Only 18 miles from Manhattan, Maplewood residents who travel to the big City for employment usually do so by train. The train ride is approximately 30 minutes during the busiest hours of the day, including rush hour.

Another factor that draws families here is the fact that the homes in Maplewood are affordable, especially considering the amount of convenience that you get for the price tag. Current market trends have homes selling from the mid $100s through over $700,000 with the median sales price being around $429,601. Larger homes in the area start around $350,000 and usually offer larger property for the growing family or landscaping enthusiast.

QUALITY SCHOOLS AND POLITICS

Notwithstanding, like the surrounding areas, Maplewood residents share a quality school district with neighboring South Orange. The school district consists of six elementary schools. The number of middle schools is two while only a single high school exists, but carries with it a reputation for academic excellence. In addition to advanced placement options, Columbia High School also offers vocational courses and college prep courses to help students grow. Journalism and film making classes are also available as are 25 active clubs and 23 varsity sports options.

The Township Committee is made up of five women and men as well as a mayor.

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Maplewood Twp. Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Maplewood Twp.

69 Boyden Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1952
Photo of 69 Boyden Ave, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1952 (MLS # 3681128)
2 beds 1 bath $1,550
21 Maplewood Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1219
Photo of 21 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1219 (MLS # 3681002)
5 beds 3 baths $875,000
72 Hilton Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-2911
Photo of 72 Hilton Ave, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-2911 (MLS # 3680982)
3 beds 3 baths $399,900
465 Valley St, Unit 5M Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1330
Photo of 465 Valley St, Unit 5M, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1330 (MLS # 3680843)
0 beds 0 baths $2,150
465 Valley St, Unit 5M Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1330
Photo of 465 Valley St, Unit 5M, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1330 (MLS # 3680833)
2 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $289,000
15 Troy Ct Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3008
Photo of 15 Troy Ct, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3008 (MLS # 3680799)
6 beds 6 baths $520,000
251A Elmwood Ave, Unit 1 Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1900
Photo of 251A Elmwood Ave, Unit 1, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1900 (MLS # 3680733)
1 bed 1 bath $1,450
208 Indiana St Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3548
Photo of 208 Indiana St, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3548 (MLS # 3680487)
2 beds 1 bath $299,999
43 Tuscan St Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-2935
Photo of 43 Tuscan St, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-2935 (MLS # 3680104)
4 beds 3 baths $649,000
219 Laurel Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1913
Photo of 219 Laurel Ave, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1913 (MLS # 3679973)
3 beds 1 bath $399,999
55 Princeton St Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3531
Photo of 55 Princeton St, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3531 (MLS # 3679972)
3 beds 2 baths 1,361 sqft $450,000
51 Burr Rd Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1431
Photo of 51 Burr Rd, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1431 (MLS # 3679908)
3 beds 4 baths 2,145 sqft $650,000
514 Prospect St Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1304
Photo of 514 Prospect St, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1304 (MLS # 3679945)
2 beds 1 bath $1,850
616 S Orange Ave, Ph3, Unit PH3 Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1034
Photo of 616 S Orange Ave, Ph3, Unit PH3, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1034 (MLS # 3679703)
2 beds 3 baths 2,481 sqft $750,000
94 Durand Rd Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-2106
Photo of 94 Durand Rd, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-2106 (MLS # 3679298)
5 beds 4 baths $975,000

Sold Listings in Maplewood Twp.

228 Tuscan Rd Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3029
3 beds 0 baths $460,000
55 Burnett Ter Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-2328
3 beds 0 baths $910,000
16-18 Coolidge Rd Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1504
5 beds 0 baths $750,000
14 Dehart Rd Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1108
4 beds 0 baths $851,000
2 S Pierson Rd Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3409
4 beds 0 baths $770,000
60 Courter Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-2820
4 beds 0 baths $918,000
437 Elmwood Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1714
3 beds 0 baths $801,000
11 Wellesley St Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3227
3 beds 0 baths $435,000
108 Jacoby St Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3045
4 beds 0 baths $398,000
120 Maplewood Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1234
6 beds 0 baths $965,000
208 Franklin Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3505
3 beds 0 baths $570,000
72 Concord Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3236
2 beds 0 baths $357,000
223 Parker Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1613
4 beds 0 baths $520,000
16 Norfolk Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1706
3 beds 0 baths $730,000
25 S Boyden Pky Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-2412
0 beds 0 baths $465,000

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Victoria Carter

Victoria Carter

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Victoria Carter has been a resident of New Jersey since 1994 and a professional in the real estate industry since 1998. She is a multi-year winner of the Five Star Professional Award and has been a Platinum member of the NJAR Circle of Excellence from 2007-2013. Before becoming a realtor, she worked as a senior corporate executive in Manhattan at Saks Fifth Avenue. This corporate experience honed her negotiation skills as well as her competitive nature. These qualities give Victoria an edge when she negotiates on her client's behalf. In addition, she remains active in the community and is a member of the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills.

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