With pristine parks, close proximity to New York City, a rich history, and a spirit of community service that has been passed down through the generations, Nutley is a town of 28,370 with big city views and a small town feel.
Nutley is conveniently located near the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Route 3 and Route 21. New Jersey Transit provides bus service to Port Authority Terminal in Midtown on the #192, and to Newark on #13, 27, 72 and 74. Bus service to neighboring communities is via the NJ Transit bus #709 route. NJ Transit Train stations are a short distance away in nearby towns such as Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Montclair, and Clifton.
Within the town of Nutley, there are many amenities to enjoy, such as the parks, which have been diligently preserved. Recognized as the “crown jewel” of Essex County park system, the latest survey recorded 100 acres of land for recreational use and over 10,000 trees in Nutley. Athletic fields for roller hockey, lacrosse, soccer and basketball courts are among some of the park facilities. All of the homes in Nutley are within a half a mile or less from a park or playground. Also, residents enjoy strolling through one of several downtown areas where there are a variety of business to discover including noted restaurants, clothing boutiques, bakeries, a health food store, ice cream shop, massage studio and much more.
The construction of the buildings and homes that stand today in Nutley spans across many generations. In 1693, a record was made of the first known European settler, the Dutch painter, Bastian Van Geisen. His home, Vreeland Homestead, still remains, and now houses the Nutley Women’s Club. Residential living options now include a variety of traditional style homes, more modern Cape Cod homes, townhouses, and other recent construction. In Nutley, the median house price is currently at $337,616.
The Nutley school system has a long history of success. Students score above average in state tests and the schools have been recognized for one of the best music programs in the country. The district serves approximately 4,100 students with 5 elementary schools, one middle school, and Nutley High School. The town is encouraging children to walk to school and to that end, the Nutley Department of Health was awarded a $10,000 grant for their Yantacaw Walks pilot program. For families who prefer private school education, however, there are also two excellent private schools in Nutley, which are Good Shepard Academy and Abundant Life Academy.
For those looking to become active in their community, Nutley prides itself in an “infectious” civic involvement among its residents. John Bouvier, a grandfather of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and a successful trial lawyer in the early 1900’s, was an involved member of the Nutley community. He served as a president of the Nutley Board of Education, a president of the Nutley Field Club, a trustee of St. Mary's RC Church, and was active in other Nutley organizations. In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, the town and its residents formed the Operation Nutley Cares Committee. The Committee adopted Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, as a sister city and raised funds to help the 80% of the residents who were victims of hurricane’s devastation.
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