Family friendlyPublic transit is accessibleWalkable to grocery storesYards are well-keptLots of parksWalkable to restaurantsFriendly neighbors Safe at night Pet friendly Streets have sidewalksA quiet areaSense of community
Not was it once was, in a good way
Feb 11, 2019)
East Orange is a predominately black, ethnically diverse community of working class, middle class, and lower class residents. There are some nice areas and some not so nice areas, like any other city. It used to be a wealthy city but went through years of high crime and drugs. Cr ...Read
ime's currently still higher than the state average though it's dropped significantly. I've worked in the city for 18 years and I think the most considerable improvements have been in the last 5 years.
Seeing more Hispanics coming in and some whites as well (mostly near Glen Ridge/Bloomfield border). To be honest, it's a prime target for gentrification. Homes are very cheap relative to North NJ and it's only 20 minutes from NYC. The city has many large old homes that were in disrepair or vacant for years. Over the last few years, rehabbers have been more interested in fixing them up and putting them back on the market. Others have been torn down and turned into expensive apartments w/amenities. It seems it's being set up to cater to the people priced out of NYC and Jersey City, not those who currently live in the city. There have been talks of new businesses opening up in EO. There's nothing much to do in the area right now so it'd be necessary for anyone to have any interest. Overall, I think the changes would be good for the city.
Enjoy a Getaway to East Orange, New Jersey!
Aug 04, 2010)
In August of 2009, I visited East Orange, New Jersey to visit a client with Wells Fargo & Company. Wells Fargo is one of the largest employers in East Orange and my business contacts there had been trying to persuade me to visit East Orange for years! After I had completed two da ...Read
ys of business meetings at Wells Fargo, my wife and two children flew up to East Orange to enjoy a long weekend with me. Other than the nuisance of the congested traffic that we encountered while we were there, my family and I had a wonderful stay in East Orange.
As an avid golfer, my favorite part of the trip was playing 18 holes of golf at the East Orange Golf Course. The course was designed by Tom Bendelow, a famous Scottish architect, and was surprisingly challenging. The weather was perfect - 77 degrees and sunny! My wife and I capped off a great game of golf with some tasty Italian cuisine at "Johnny's on the Green" restaurant, which is conveniently located inside the clubhouse.
My wife and I spent the next day in East Orange visiting the New Jersey Explorer Museum with our two young sons. The museum is designed to entertain and educate children, but I think my wife and I enjoyed it just as much as our sons did. The Time Traveler and Stargazer exhibits were incredible! We had another great dinner at Bloomfield Steak & Seafood. The cuisine was excellent, and we were pleased with the waiter's level of attentiveness to our children.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in East Orange and my wife and I hope that Wells Fargo schedules another meeting soon to give us an excuse to return!