South Orange is rich in history and known its tree beautiful tree lined streets, its infamous gas lights – they still utilize traditional gas lights as street lights – and like neighbor Maplewood, it’s diversity and its NJ transit train to NY. Run as a village, it was once a part of Maplewood. Named for King William III of England – also known as William of Orange. South Orange has the oldest continuously operated Main Street in NJ and its stately Village Hall is on both the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. In fact, there are many buildings here that have historic designations. A commuter’s delight, South Orange has not one but two train stations to zip you into Manhattan. Part of the school district of South Orange and Maplewood, it is also home to the acclaimed Seton Hall University. The much lauded South Orange Performing Arts Center – SOPAC – hosts music, theater, dance, comedy by world class and local performers. Carrie Fisher shot her one woman show there. There is a movie theater and South Orange even has its own symphony. The Village Center is the heart of the community and there is great shopping, a wide variety of excellent restaurants, businesses and professional services. Bordered by majestic South Mountain Reservation, part of South Orange is perched high on a slope of South Mountain affording some of its residents Manhattan views. The Village Center has its own weekly newsletter to keep residents in step with all that is happening so they don’t miss a beat.
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