Tuesday, May 30, 2023

3 Dogwood Dr West Orange Twp., NJ 07052

Property Site: https://tour.corelistingmachine.com/home/7K9BGN/3-Dogwood-Dr-West-Orange-Twp-NJ-3846081
Welcome to 3 Dogwood Dr, West Orange. This Center Hall Colonial is likely to be the stateliest home in The Dogwoods, offering 11 total rooms, featuring 4 bedrooms & complemented by 2.5 baths. As you enter the home, you will take in the large sized rooms--Living Room & Formal Dining Room--that are on either side of the entrance hallway. There is an updated chefs kitchen with ample granite counters and storage space, complemented by Stainless Steel appliances and featuring a separate breakfast room that overlooks the front grounds. Rounding out the first floor is a large office, the first of 4 bedrooms, and a sun-drenched enclosed porch/sunroom and a first-floor laundry room. Upstairs you will find 2 more generously sized bedrooms, a convenient and beautifully renovated hall bath. The primary suite is incredibly spacious, offering another exquisitely renovated full bath and a walk-in closet. The lower level starts with a media/recreation room with built-in bar, as well as ample storage spaces in both the utility room and the adjacent storage room and basement closets. As a huge benefit to this home is the built-in garage which connects to the recreation/media room and offers walk-out capabilities; you could easily add a powder room to the basement. Lastly, this home makes outdoor entertaining a joy as there is a cozy patio off the back of the home and a firepit area as well. Boland Park 2/10s of a mile away. Come Live in this vibrant community and all it offers.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Price: $725,000

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MLS ID: 3846081

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23 Rollinson St West Orange Twp., NJ 07052

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Welcome to 23 Rollinson, West Orange. This spacious Colonial is loaded with charm and character, and period details featuring crown molding, arched entryways, hallways and wainscoting . As you enter this stately home, youll notice the oversized front porch that is perched high above the street and front lawn -- providing the perfect setting for a tranquil afternoon or a late-night adult beverage. The first level includes a very large living room with engineered hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace with a classic brick-face hearth, a large formal dining room, sunny eat-in kitchen, with stainless steel appliances and separate breakfast nook. There is a full bath on this level as well as a large pantry adjacent to a back entrance/exit to the patio and fenced in backyard. The second level has three comfortably sized bedrooms, high ceilings and hardwood floors as well as a main hall bath.The third level has a very large unfinished attic with pull down stairs to be used for storage.An exciting expansion possibility exists with future renovation of the third floor attic to connect with the rest of the house. The recently painted basement features a recreation room, with new vinyl plank flooring. It also includes a dry bar, plenty of closet/storage space, a laundry area, wash sink.and toilet. Close to NYC transportation, I-280,shops and restaurants. West Orange Jitney to NJ Transit train nearby. Come make this wonderful house your new home.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Price: $525,000

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MLS ID: 3846077

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

14 University Ct South Orange Village Twp., NJ 07079

Property Site: https://tour.corelistingmachine.com/home/HKB4BB/14-University-Ct-South-Orange-Village-Twp-NJ-3845146
Welcome home to 14 University Court, in the Historic Montrose District of South Orange. This spacious home is move-in ready with its gleaming hardwood floors, decorative moldings, large living room, anchored by wood burning fireplace featuring gorgeous terracotta tiles. There is a completely renovated kitchen featuring a large Center Island with seating for six; stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops, Italian porcelain floors, as well as large Craftmade cabinets with soft close doors and drawers. Right off your kitchen, you will find a deck, perfect for outdoor entertaining, that in turn, leads to a large patio. Finishing the first floor is a cozy Den right before the living room that can be used as an office and potential mud hall. Upstairs, there are large bedrooms with a full bath on the second floor and an "L-Shaped" bedroom space on the third floor with additional storage. There is a detached 2-car garage and a fenced in level backyard to enjoy as well. Other items of note: There is a brand-new Gas Furnace. This home is only 7/10s of a mile to NYC trains, while there is also a Jitney stop on the corner that takes you to the South Orange train station and downtown village. If you love the outdoors and larger spaces to hang out, there is a playground right down the block and you can also experience Grove Park--designed by the Olmstead Brothers-- just one block away as you head to the downtown. Come enjoy the many award-winning restaurants and shops.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Price: $600,000

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MLS ID: 3845146

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39 Olympic Ter Irvington Twp., NJ 07111

Property Site: https://tour.corelistingmachine.com/home/8LNLCX/39-Olympic-Ter-Irvington-Twp-NJ-3845143
Picture perfect, this engaging, recently renovated Colonial is going to make its new owner(s) very happy. This home is situated on a lot with a beautiful backyard. From the moment you Step inside, you will be impressed by the relaxed floor plan and plentiful natural light. Even more important, you will be able to enjoy the newly renovated kitchen and first floor powder room. There is room to relax and entertain--whether inside, on your enclosed front porch or outside in your yard. The bedrooms are comfortable and private and adjacent to the full bath. There is also a recreation room in the lower level. Need an office, there is one on the second level. The baths come equipped and ready to help everyone through the daily rush. This property is located "near to" over 114 eating establishments, considered to be above average; there are so many conveniences--coffee, gym, pharmacy, medical, ATM, gas and cleaners under a mile from this home. Ready immediately and with even more potential for the future, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Price: $275,000

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MLS ID: 3845143

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Sunday, May 14, 2023

Love To Live in South Orange: Free Water Meter Updates




The South Orange’s Board of Trustees’ met on Monday where Village President Sheena Collum reminded residents to make an appointment for their free water meter update by clicking HERE  https://www.southorange.org/civicalerts.aspx?aid=2354 
You can also call (800) 717-0974, where it supposedly takes less than 10 minutes. 

Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/West Orange area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield--by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.  

 As your Maplewood/South Orange/ West Orange New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the West Orange, Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.


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A Brief History of South Orange
South Orange is a quaint residential community boasting authentic Tudor, Colonial, and Victorian homes, streets dotted with gaslights, beautiful parks, and a bustling Village center.

The history of our town dates back to May 21, 1666, when Connecticut settlers landed on the shores of the Passaic River. Guided by Captain Robert Treat and Lieutenant Samuel Swaine, the group purchased land, now known as Newark, from the Lenni Lenape Indians on July 11, 1666.

Those families wishing to farm moved westward into South Orange and surrounding areas. In 1678, the Lenapes sold the settlers a second parcel of land running from the East Branch of the Rahway River to the mountain top.

South Orange Avenue, an Indian trail, served as the main thoroughfare. But in 1705, road statutes required landowners to maintain the first primitive highways. These included Main Street and Valley and Ridgewood roads. Washington and his troops often traversed the latter during the American Revolution.

The mode of transportation graduated from horseback, to ox-cart, to stage coach. Then in 1836, the Morris and Essex Railroad developed a single track between the Village and Orange and operated a horse-drawn cart. A year later the line was extended and two cars were pulled by a wood-burning steam locomotive. The advent of the railroad established South Orange as a suburb of Newark and a summer resort. Just after the railroad was continued through to Hoboken in 1868, the Village began its rapid transformation from a rude settlement of farms and mills to a polished residential railroad suburb of New York and Newark.

Swamps were drained, roads were constructed and gas lines were laid in the 1890s. Sewers and running water were later added. Street lamps in the town's center burned sperm oil until 1860 when gas service became available. Electric power was brought into the Village about 1888, although most of the streets are still lit by gas lamps. The first telephone exchange was opened in Orange on December 6, 1879. In 1899, a Village central office was established.

The transition of South Orange from vast farm lands to a prestigious residential community is due in large part to the vision of one man, New York attorney John Gorham Vose. Taken with the rich mountain scenery, he purchased a home on Scotland Road in 1858. In 1862, he began to buy large plots of land to begin his conversion. As building got underway, Villagers took great interest in the development of each magnificent home. In just a few years, 175 acres between Scotland Road and Center Street were complete. Vose christened the area Montrose. Other successful businessmen, Turrell, Kingman, Connett, Mead, Speir, and Mayhew, also bought farms, carved out streets, and helped change the face of the community.

The Village Hall, built in 1894, housed the fire department until 1930 when it was moved to Sloan and First Streets. The police department then moved from its 1872 building just west of the railroad into the newly vacated space in Village Hall. In March, 1972, a separate police station and Municipal Court building on South Orange Avenue was completed.

The first U.S. Post Office was opened in 1841 in Freeman's Store at 71 South Orange Avenue but the Postmaster reported "receipts so dreadfully small" that business was suspended. In 1843, another office was opened to serve the thirty families nearby. In all, six different sites were used until 1937 when our present first class Post Office was opened on Vose Avenue in a new building of its own. Free mail delivery started in 1899.

Built about 1680, the Stone House is the oldest in the Village and is still standing on South Orange Avenue near Grove Road. The colonial house at 167 North Ridgewood Road was built by Henry Squier in 1774 and acquired by William Redmond when he bought the Squier farm in 1850. Later the house was leased to a dairyman named Flood who pastured his cows in what is now Meadowland Park. Flood's Hill in the park, used for winter coasting, was named for this family. William Redmond built the brownstone mansion for his home which is used today by the Orange Lawn Tennis Club. Another landmark, said to have been built around 1830 and standing until after 1881 when it was destroyed by fire, was The Mountain House, a fashionable water-cure supervised by two physicians, where spring water piped down the mountain to it, was thought beneficial. A large wooden structure with two wings, set in spacious grounds on Ridgewood Road, at the foot of the present Glenside Road, the hotel accommodated 150 guests. Mr. Lord of Lord & Taylor owned it in 1850 and leased it to G. Baird. The Eclipse Stage Line operated in 1830 between the hotel and Newark. Today the sole reminders of the resort are Mountain Station and Mountain House Road, both established to accommodate hordes of visitors who once flocked here.

South Orange was part of Newark until 1806, when what is now the Oranges and Maplewood were set off as "Orange Township." The name Orange came into use in the second half of the 18th century, and was officially adopted by a meeting of the inhabitants in 1780. The name South Orange first appeared in print in a newspaper ad in 1793 in "Wood's Gazette." It replaced such old names as Chestnut Hill and the Mountain Plantation.

Village government has changed dramatically from theocracy to democracy since the 1600's. In 1776, there were only a cluster of houses, a grist mill, a black-smith shop, a store or two and a tavern but South Orange inhabitants were united in defense of home and country. In 1872, civic indifference reached a peak when only 235 votes were cast in a presidential election. Population has steadily increased: 7,200 in 1920, 13,000 in 1928 and over 16,300 in 1995. The creation of the South Orange Township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature in 1861, led to the granting of the Village Charter in 1869, but not until 1872 was it given authorization to levy taxes and borrow money. In 1904, complete separation of Village and Township was effected by action of the State Legislature, after South Orange had agreed to remain in the school district. A copy of the 1869 Charter and its amendments, variances and supplements was printed in 1906. In November, 1977, South Orange voters passed a new Charter for South Orange and changed its name to The Township of South Orange Village.