Westfield, New Jersey is a wonderful "New Englandy" town with a true community feel . Noted for its beautiful, "destination" downtown, tree-lined streets, excellent school system and convenient commute to New York City, it offers residents the best of both worlds - fine suburban living in a wonderful community with easy access to metropolitan New York. A large segment of Westfield residents commute daily to businesses in New York and Newark. Excellent train and bus service combined with close proximity to highways provide commuters with fast and efficient transportation.
With its charming, Great American Main Street award winning downtown and highly-ranked, prestigious school system, Westfield is a town that residents are proud to call home. The Victorian and Colonial-style homes that reflect its rich historical character complement the broad, tree-lined streets of this small picturesque community. New construction homes, as well as classic cape cod and split level style homes are also found along many of Westfield's streets, providing something for everyone. Within this peaceful landscape, you will find lush parks and golf courses, and an endless array of recreational facilities for children as well as adults. Over 211 acres of ball fields and parkland are found in Westfield, including the county-run Echo Lake Park for boating and fishing. A municipal pool complex and YMCA are additional in-town amenities.
Downtown Westfield is a vibrant shopping and dining destination, home to Trader Joe's, Lord & Taylor, Urban Outfitters, Carlo's Bakery, GAP, Williams-Sonoma, The Farmhouse Store and over 450 fine stores, Zagat-rated restaurants and services. Westfield offers unique shops, stylish boutiques and Zagat-rated upscale and casual eating establishments.
Settled by immigrants from Europe in 1720, Westfield was once a popular trail for the Lenni-Lenape Indians whose heritage remains in the names of many existing streets and parks. Originally known as the West Fields of Elizabethtown, the community gradually took its own identity and finally, in 1903 was incorporated as the Town of Westfield. It is a developed community of 6.29 miles with 211 acres devoted to parks. Westfield has been able to sustain the residential tradition begun in the late 19th century, with several areas officially designates as historic. The town continues to draw prosperous residents to its attractive neighborhoods, many of whom are Wall Street and pharmaceutical executives, sports personalities, artists, musicians and government officials.
What the Press has to say about Westfield:
"Westfield, NJ Where Small Town Meets Urban" New York Times, September 7, 2016
"Our Favorite Downtowns: Westfield" - New Jersey Monthly, September Issue 2015.
"Happiest Cities in New Jersey" -- Credit Donkey, November 3, 2014. Ranked #3 of the top ten, with best scores in low crime and high median income.
"The coolest places in New Jersey for New Yorkers" - trade your NYC neighborhood for its Jersey equivalent with this essential guide. Time Out NY, 6.4.2014
“Westfield's mix of cosmopolitan and bucolic draws young families from New York and Hoboken, as well as the grown children of longtime residents.” – The Wall Street Journal, NY Real Estate Residential Section, 1.4.2012.
“Best Places to live – The Top 20 Towns” – NJ Monthly, 8.15.2011. Ranked #1 in medium size towns, #11 overall in state.
**(Resource: With permission from Westfieldtoday.com)
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