65 W Montrose Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
- $1,976 / mo
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SOLD in the first weekend with Multiple offers!
The Sue Adler Team helped this seller get $70,000 over list price in 5 days!
This sweet Split Level home in the Historic Montrose section of South Orange has it all – easy floor plan, great outdoor spaces, and ideal location! Situated just steps from Mountain Station and a short distance from South Orange station, this home offers direct access to NYC and Hoboken, as well as all of the amenities downtown South Orange has to offer.
From the circular driveway, paver walkway and front steps to the perennial plantings and soothing exterior palette, this home exudes a delightful charm that draws you in. Enter through the foyer and you immediately notice the newly refinished hardwood floors that run through most of the house. As you walk through the Foyer, you’ll be drawn into the spacious, sun-drenched Living Room, where light streams in through the large, front-facing picture window as well as the windows flanking the focal fireplace. Lovely crown and baseboard moldings add to the character of the room, and can be found in the adjacent Dining Room as well, which also features chair rail molding. The light-filled Dining Room is also open to the spacious Kitchen and the cheery enclosed Porch. The well-appointed Kitchen has ample counter space and storage, making mealtime a breeze; and the first floor flow between the Living Room, Kitchen, Dining Room and Porch make for easy daily life and entertaining!
The Second Floor is home to the Master Suite, which features hardwood floors and plenty of storage space thanks to the walk-in closet and additional closet space. Well-placed windows provide lovely views and cool cross-breezes, and the en-suite Master Bathroom creates the feeling of your own personal retreat! Two additional Bedrooms, both with ample closet space, a full hall Bathroom, and additional closet storage complete the Second Floor. The Third Level features a fourth Bedroom, plus attic storage – totally flexible for all of your needs, whether used as a Bedroom, Home Office, Play Room – the options are endless!
Additional living space can be found downstairs in the Ground Level Family Room. This level is also home to the Laundry/Utility Room (where you’ll find the new hot water heater), a utility closet, and the two-car attached tandem garage. Head out to the flat, spacious backyard with patio — the perfect place for outdoor entertaining and everyday living!
This neighborhood is beyond wonderful – convenient to Flood’s Hill, home of some of the best sledding in Essex County as well as outdoor concerts and movies, plus near recreation center, schools, shopping, restaurants, parks, ball fields and the community pool – 65 West Montrose has all that you could need and more!
- Access to Mountain Train Station across the street and 12 min. walk to South Orange train station makes commuting to work in New York effortless
- A vibrant and diverse South Orange community that is deeply engaged in town activities
- Historic Montrose neighborhood includes lovely homes and is walkable to Flood’s Hill and huge parks area and baseball fields and South Orange Pool for great summer outings
- Close proximity to Turtle Back Zoo, South Orange Performing Arts Center and many shops and stores in adjoining communities
- Easy access to Newark International Airport and major highways for local and regional trips
- Unique multi-level floorplan that allows effortless living in the entire home
- Front-facing windows (2013)
- Blacktop driveway repaved (2016)
- Attic and crawl space insulation (2014)
- Whole house humidifier (2015)
- Roof (2013)
- Chimney rebuilt from roof up (2013)
- Garage door (2016)
- Hot water heater (2017)
- Ground Level carpet (2017)
- Refinished the floors throughout (less Sun Room and Family Room)
- GE Washer (2015)
- Whirlpool Dryer (2016)
- Whirlpool Refrigerator (2014)
- Bosch Dishwasher (2013)
- Water Softener (2013)
- Reverse Osmosis in the Kitchen (2013)
- Maytag Oven/Range
- Maytag Microwave
- Honeywell Security System
- Central HVAC
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ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD
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About South OrangeVISIT NEIGHBORHOOD
The green open spaces and proximity to New York City are just two of the many great features that attract people to the Township of South Orange Village. It was named the first Transit Village in New Jersey in recognition of its excellent transport systems, and redevelopments, including a bicycle path, have helped to revitalize the area. The village is one of only a few in New Jersey to retain gas light street illumination (others include Riverton, Palmyra and Glen Ridge). The gaslight, together with the distinctive Village Hall, has long been the symbol of South Orange.
South Orange School Information
The Maplewood – South Orange School District, serving Maplewood and South Orange, is comprised of six elementary schools. Clinton, Jefferson, Seth Boyden, and Tuscan are in Maplewood, and Jefferson/Marshall and South Mountain (which also includes students from Maplewood residing near the school) are in South Orange. There are two Middle Schools – South Orange and Maplewood Middle – while the acclaimed Columbia High School serves both Maplewood and South Orange communities.
Columbia High School is known as one of the most academically progressive high schools in the state of New Jersey, and has been recognized nationally for its academic excellence with a Blue Ribbon award from the US Department of Education. Students can choose from a wide range of elective courses, including 24 AP classes, and every year Columbia High School sends alumni to top universities like Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and Yale. The extracurricular activities range from Future Business Leaders of America, a mock trial team, and an award-winning student newspaper and literary magazine to the chess club, championship athletics and music and drama. Hip-hop singer/songwriter Lauryn Hill is a former student here, but Columbia High School’s greatest claim to fame must surely be as the birthplace of Ultimate Frisbee, invented by students on the school grounds in 1968.
Maplewood Middle School puts a strong emphasis on academic excellence and social responsibility as the foundation for all educational endeavours. This philosophy obviously pays off, as around one third of 7th graders are identified by the Johns Hopkins Talent Search and invited to take the SATs, usually taken by high school juniors.
The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School, founded in 1933, is the oldest adult school in NJ and open to everyone from age 14 to 114. The inspiring program stimulates the mind, body and senses with high-quality classes covering everything from art and childcare to business studies and computer technology. Most classes are at Columbia High School or South Orange Middle School.
In the summer the school offers a highly praised children’s camp, the South Orange-Maplewood Community Summer Program.
Kinderenrichment is available to children entering the South Orange/ Maplewood School District’s kindergarten classes each fall. The program matches the school trimester dates and is intended to supplement the district’s half-day kindergarten.
South Orange Commuting Info
There are 2 train stations servicing South Orange.
The South Orange train station, situated on South Orange Ave, is about a 25 minute commute to New York City’s Penn Station. The Midtown Direct Line of NJ Transit takes commuters straight into New York Penn Station, Newark and Hoboken. A quick change onto the PATH Rapid Transit System at Newark or Hoboken transfers you to the heart of New York’s financial center.
Trains from Mountain Station in the Montrose section of South Orange reach Newark Broad Street in under 15 minutes.
The popular jitney commuter bus runs a shuttle service between South Orange station and Montrose/Tuxedo Park, Newstead/North Wyoming and Irvington/Prospect/Academy. Applications for the jitney and parking permits can be picked up at the Village Hall on South Orange Avenue or downloaded.
By car, Routes 24 and 280, I-78, the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway are all within 5-10 minutes. Route 124- Springfield Avenue – runs though Maplewood. Newark Liberty Airport, a major continental and international gateway, is a 20 minute drive away.
Bus routes 92 and 107 pass between South Orange and Irvington, Newark, Newark Liberty Airport, Union City and New York (to the Port Authority Bus Terminal). Other nearby mass transport options are the Ferry , the Lakeland Bus and the Community Coach, which takes you straight to NYC or Atlantic City from nearby stops.
(Approx. 5 year waiting list) Village-NJ Transit $70/mo Village-Commuter lot (resident only) $35/mo Mountain Station $40/mo
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