Maplewood is a very special place. With a New York vibe in a story book, suburban setting, the township is known for its diversity, train service into midtown Manhattan, classic homes and beautiful landscape. The main roads were originally the trails used by the Native Americans in the 1600’s. It was dubbed “Brooklyn West” by the New York Times and draws many Manhattan business commuters and also attracts artists and actors. Mostly, Maplewood attracts families. Maplewood Village, a commercial district, visually remains much as it always has since the 1950’s. Maplewood’s sophisticated restaurants almost always place among the very top rated in the state. Maplewood is part of the School District of South Orange and Maplewood. Students here, attend elementary school and middle school in Maplewood and then go on to Columbia High School in next door, South Orange. Central to Maplewood is bucolic Memorial Park. It was designed by the Olmsted Brothers who are the sons of Frederick Law Olmsted who designed Central Park in NY and spans 25 acres. With a brook and bridges and the obligatory ducks and geese, picnic in summer and sled the hills in winter, Besides the basketball courts, baseball diamonds, fields, tennis courts, playground and picnic area that you would expect to see in park, there is also an amphitheater for live performances and concerts. There is a township community pool and pond that you can ice skate on. Maplewoodstock , a much beloved two day, July event, features local bands and a headliner – as well as many family friendly activities. They have a classic car show, the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, an Art Walk and Music Fest and so much more.
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