Bloomfield, New Jersey is a hidden gem that should not be missed in any home seekers search. During the last couple of decades, this town of about 47,000 has been undergoing a renaissance. The downtown area is being revitalized, as are its schools. To meet the demands of an increasing number of commuters, a new parking structure is under construction near the Bloomfield train station. For these reasons and more, there is a lot to be excited about in this town.
Bloomfield is only 15 miles from downtown Manhattan and is an extremely convenient location for commuters. In fact, the Garden State Parkway runs through the center of Bloomfield. In terms of public transportation, before 9:00 am and after 5:00 pm, a shuttle bus transports passengers between the Bloomfield train station and designated spots in town. Further, the NJ Transit and DeCamp bus lines run through Bloomfield taking its passengers to Manhattan and Newark.
Bloomfield’s school system is starting to be recognized both within the State and nationally. Oakview and Brookdale Elementary Schools have been recognized as “New Jersey Blue Ribbon Schools” and Bloomfield High School is one of only three schools in the country awarded the National School Change Award in 2013 by the National Principals Institute. There is also a magnet Vocational High School in Bloomfield that offers occupational and academic education to its students.
This town offers plenty in terms of dining and entertainment. For those who are adventurous or looking for a taste of home, whatever part of the world that may be, there are a wide variety of restaurants. Brookdale Park, a 121-acre park designed by Central Park creator Fredrick Law Olmstead’s Firm in 1931, offers a variety of amenities such as a dog park, athletic track and fields, playgrounds and free Summer Concerts in the Park. If shopping is your preferred method of exercise, the options in Bloomfield are plentiful with a variety of smaller business districts to explore.
With a median income of $62,831, Bloomfield residents enjoy more moderately priced homes and rentals than in some of the neighboring towns. The median sale price of Bloomfield homes is only $262,000, yet virtually all the amenities of Bloomfield, Montclair and Glen Ridge are immediately accessible.
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