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.

24 Hilton Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-2921
Photo of 24 Hilton Ave, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-2921 (MLS # 3665267)
4 beds 2 baths 1,350 sqft $499,900
109 Midland Blvd Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1809
Photo of 109 Midland Blvd, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1809 (MLS # 3665233)
3 beds 3 baths $619,900
16 Jacoby St Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3025
Photo of 16 Jacoby St, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3025 (MLS # 3665143)
7 beds 3 baths 2,586 sqft $499,999
19 Berkley St Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3316
Photo of 19 Berkley St, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3316 (MLS # 3665104)
3 beds 2 baths $399,000
19 Harvard Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3109
Photo of 19 Harvard Ave, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3109 (MLS # 3664985)
4 beds 3 baths $575,000
465-73 Valley St, Unit 7 J Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040
Photo of 465-73 Valley St, Unit 7 J, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040 (MLS # 3664854)
2 beds 1 bath $249,000
511 Academy St, Unit 3 Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1311
Photo of 511 Academy St, Unit 3, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1311 (MLS # 3664996)
0 beds 0 baths $2,100
203 Franklin Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3504
Photo of 203 Franklin Ave, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3504 (MLS # 3664786)
4 beds 2 baths $499,000
465-73 Valley St, Unit H Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040
Photo of 465-73 Valley St, Unit H, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040 (MLS # 3664725)
1 bed 1 bath $199,900
19 Madison Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-2207
Photo of 19 Madison Ave, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-2207 (MLS # 3664716)
5 beds 4 baths $799,000
65 S Pierson Rd Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3433
Photo of 65 S Pierson Rd, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3433 (MLS # 3664288)
4 beds 2 baths $3,800
18 Curtis Pl Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-2102
Photo of 18 Curtis Pl, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-2102 (MLS # 3664230)
8 beds 5 baths 17,999 sqft $799,900
18A Yale St Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040
Photo of 18A Yale St, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040 (MLS # 3663889)
4 beds 3 baths $719,000
223 Parker Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1613
Photo of 223 Parker Ave, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1613 (MLS # 3663794)
4 beds 2 baths $480,000
500 Boyden Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3033
Photo of 500 Boyden Ave, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3033 (MLS # 3663817)
3 beds 2 baths $409,900

Sold Listings in Maplewood Twp.

4 Maryland Rd Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1223
Photo of 4 Maryland Rd, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1223 (MLS # 3626701)
5 beds 0 baths $797,000
579 Prospect St Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-2242
5 beds 0 baths $900,000
9D 44th Street, Unit 9d Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3017
2 beds 0 baths $243,000
15 Lewis Dr Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1005
6 beds 0 baths $880,000
140 Tuscan Rd Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-2831
Photo of 140 Tuscan Rd, Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-2831 (MLS # 3653884)
3 beds 0 baths $885,000
5 Ridgewood Ter Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-2132
5 beds 0 baths $1,125,000
55-57 Van Ness Ter Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3324
4 beds 0 baths $465,000
184 Hilton Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3507
3 beds 0 baths $415,000
807 Prospect St Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3537
3 beds 0 baths $420,000
42 Mountain Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-2542
5 beds 0 baths $1,313,000
63 Park Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3431
3 beds 0 baths $665,000
486 Irvington Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1522
0 beds 0 baths $480,000
461-463 Boyden Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-3002
0 beds 0 baths $502,000
18 Yale St Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-2706
3 beds 0 baths $750,000
25 Hoffman St Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040-1138
4 beds 0 baths $782,000

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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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