About Montclair Real Estate
An area that is known for being exceptionally private and chic
Welcome to Montclair
Peaceful and inviting all at once, the Montclair area has something for everyone. The perfect solution for those who want easy access to the best amenities of the big city but still want to maintain their privacy, Montclair is spacious and scenic. The area is known for featuring stately homes full of architectural amazement, including mansions that have been community staples for years. Residents here take pride in their homes and their community, and on any given street, you are bound to be impressed by the beauty you'll find.
What to Love
- Peaceful and quiet atmosphere
- Lots of excellent shopping and dining options
- Beautiful homes and apartments
- A family-friendly vibe
Many families and those with young children choose to settle in Montclair due to the quiet atmosphere and the great residential amenities. While Montclair seems removed from it all, residents and visitors can always enjoy easy access to New York City, with access to the NJ Transit Train to New York City in just about 45 minutes. Montclair has a vibe of its own, however, with many fun festivals and community events taking place throughout the year.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
You'll find many locally-owned restaurants and shops in and around the Montclair area. Mind Your Beads & Seeds is a local favorite, a charming gift shop with a wide variety of home goods and fine gifts. The Eclectic Chic Boutique is a destination in its own right. This locally-owned boutique features everything from handmade jewelry and gifts to bath and body products and delicious treats.
After a full day of shopping, head to one of the many excellent eateries in Montclair. Faubourg Restaurant and Bar is a delicious option, a restaurant that focuses on traditional French cuisine. You'll also find incredible craft cocktails here, all served up in an inviting, open-air setting. For delightful Ethiopian cuisine, check out Mesob. This restaurant might look casual on the outside, but the cuisine plated up here has earned significant local renown. Traditional folk art decorates the walls, making for a truly unique experience that should be experienced by everyone who visits Montclair.
Things to Do
There's always plenty to do in and around Montclair, from art galleries to museums. The Clairidge is the area's most established movie theater, an attraction that hosts several exciting events throughout the year. The Montclair Film Festival is one of these events, a highly-anticipated festival that offers cinema-goers an exclusive look at new movies and short productions.
The Montclair Jazz Festival is an annual event that takes place every summer. With special events and shows that take place all over town, this festival allows visitors to experience the beauty of live music in multiple exciting ways. The Montclair Art Museum is a great way to spend an afternoon, a local hotspot that features a wide variety of exhibits — many of which focus on American art and Native American objects and jewelry. The museum also regularly invites speakers and historians for special presentations.