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Welcome to West Orange!

West Orange, New Jersey, nestled amidst the rolling hills and lush landscapes of Essex County, stands as a vibrant testament to suburban charm blended with rich historical significance and modern attractions. This picturesque town is a natural retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life, thanks to its expansive parks and green spaces, including the South Mountain Reservation and the serene Eagle Rock Reservation. Among its standout attractions is the Turtle Back Zoo, a family-friendly destination that offers close encounters with a diverse array of wildlife, engaging educational programs, and conservation initiatives. It's a place where nature's wonders are brought to life, enriching the community's connection to the global ecosystem.
The town also boasts the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, celebrating the legendary inventor's life and work, and highlighting West Orange's deep-rooted connection to American innovation. Adding to the town's appeal is the Richard J. Codey Arena, a hub for ice skating enthusiasts and sports fans, offering year-round ice skating and hockey programs for all ages, further diversifying the town's recreational offerings.
West Orange's community is notably diverse and welcoming, with a variety of cuisines, festivals, and traditions that reflect its cultural mosaic. The local schools are highly rated, emphasizing the town's commitment to quality education and student achievement. Safety and community well-being are top priorities, ensuring a secure environment for families.
The charming downtown area provides a mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment options, fostering a strong sense of community. The town's strategic location also offers easy access to New York City, making it a preferred choice for professionals seeking suburban tranquility without sacrificing urban convenience.
In essence, West Orange, NJ, is the quintessential American hometown, offering a wonderful blend of natural beauty, historical richness, cultural diversity, and modern amenities, making it a truly splendid place to live!

Overview for West Orange, NJ

8,924 people live in West Orange, where the median age is 49 and the average individual income is $64,804. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

49 years

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Around West Orange, NJ

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

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Wander Atelier, Hunt for Strength, and Row House Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 2.05 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.7 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.01 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.28 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.71 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.52 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for West Orange, NJ

West Orange has 3,259 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West Orange do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,924 people call West Orange home. The population density is 7,705.579 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

51.02 / 48.97%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
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Schools in West Orange, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby West Orange. 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.
School rating
West Orange High School
9th - 12th
K - 5th
Redwood Elementary School
K - 5th

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