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He and Ms. Butsko, 35, title specialist for a logistics company in Secaucus, NJ, and their two daughters have moved into a two-story house with three bedrooms and two bathroomsand a half on a quarter of an acre in June 2020, for $ 595,000.
Roseland, have- they said, ticked all the boxes. "It has a good school, a good commute to work, and I also feel safe," Ms. Butsko said, recalling one night when the police stopped by their house to tell them knowing that their garage door was open.
"You really feel like you're in a small town," said James R. Spango, part-time mayor of Roseland since 2019 and head of the Essex County Sheriff's Office. "This 's what drew me to Roseland, " said Mr. Spango, who moved from Livingston with his wife, Dawn Spango, and their two daughters in 2016.
Roseland is considered one of the most desirable areas in the county, with its popular school system, housing stock, quaint town center ands large public spaces. It was ranked 14th on New Jersey Monthly's most recent list of best places to live in the state, in 2019. The 147-acre Becker Park, managed by Essex County, is in neighboring Roseland and Livingston. Cr modify ... Tony Cenicola / The Hfrance.fr
A major sale The highlight for homebuyers has been property taxes, which are lower than in surrounding areas, in large part due to the company's offices, including many are located on what was once the sprawling Becker Farm, on the southern edge of the arrondissement. These include the headquarters of automatic data processing and several law firms. But a number of buildings are now vacant and a major tenant company, Prudential Financial, is selling its two buildings and consolidating its business in Newark. (A spokesperson attributed the downsizing to changes in the workplace since the pandemic.)
Mr. Spango, however, doesn't expect this to result in higher taxes. "Office parks that are closing are replaced by housing," he said, some of which is affordable housing.
For Martin and Judith Folkman, who moved to Roseland from Montclair, NJ, in 2014, and traded a three-quarter acre Craftsman-style home for an expanded ranch on wooded land twice the size, the tax savings were important. "We pay around $ 8,000less per year "said Mr. Folkman, 65, who runs an international awards program for independent musicians with Ms. Folkman, 63.
The couple say they enjoy being in a quieter environment with less traffic, while still maintaining proximity to their favorite shops and restaurants in Montclair, about five miles away. "We are also close to all of the parks and reserves County of Morris "Ms. Folkman said.
And making friends was easy. " We met some people who walked the dog " Mr. Folkman said. "And before you know it, they stop for a cocktail. Image 39 RIDGE ROAD | A five bedroom, two bathroom house bath and a half, built in 1953 on1.03 acre, listed $ 1.149 million. 201-653-3933 Credit ... Tony Cenicola / The Hfrance.fr
What you will find
Roseland, with approximately 6,300 residents in its 3.6 square miles, s West Caldwell and Essex Fells to the north, West Orange to the east, Livingston to the south and East Hanover in Morris County to the west. Interstate 280 runs through the borough, providing easy access to Manhattan, as well as Newark and other New Jersey towns.
Within the borough are four main arteries: Passaic and Livingston avenues, which run from southwest to northeast;Harrison Avenue, crossing the north end; and Eagle Rock Avenue, from east to west t, where there is a small downtown area with a variety of shops, as well as the Roseland Municipal Building.
A popular downtown haunt is the Fairchild Market, which sells excellent wines, burgers and other prepared meals. But many residents do much of their dining and shopping in neighboring areas with larger and more lively shopping districts.
Roseland has a housing stock vast and varied, with a range of choices in its tree-lined neighborhoods, including townhouses, grand Colonials, mid-century Cape Cods, ranches, and duplexes. The largest, oldest (and most expensive) houses can be found in the wooded section of Holmehill at the eastern end of the Borough.
" Roseland offers a good mix - you kind of have something for everyone, ”said Lauren Orsini, agent at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, in Verona, NJ Image 24 PITCAIRN DRIVE | A four bedroom, two and a half bath home, built in 1967 on 0.5 acre, listed for $ 769,000. 609-216-7035 Credit ... Tony Cenicola / The Hfrance.fr
What you will pay
Roseland offers a range of house styles and prices, because "each section of town was built a little differently," Ms. Orsini said. Lately, however, as in other regions, stocks have been low and prices have been rising.commented.
Last year, Ms. Orsini said, 54 single-family homes sold for an average price of $ 570,381. That compares to 44 home closings so far this year, for an average sale price of $ 701,898. In 2020, 34 townhouses sold for an average price of $ 534,106. ; this year there were 23 townhouse sales for an average of $ 556,272, she said.
In mid-October , there were only 10 properties for sale in Roseland on the Garden State Multiple Listing Service, from a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath townhouse, listed $ 529,000, to a colonial five bedrooms and two and a half baths in the Holmehill section, for $ 1.149 million.
"You get a better bang for your buck here, as well as more "persified" choices, said Maya Norman, a Coldwell Ba agent.nker, in Livingston, who helped Mrs Butsko and Mr Krychala find their home last year.
There are also a few rental options. Some townhouse owners rent out their units, and apartments are available at luxury resorts like Avalon Roseland and Everly Roseland on the northwest end of the Borough. A bedroom at the Everly starts at around $ 2,300 per month. Image 11 SECOND AVENUE | Three bedroom, two and a half bath Cape, built in 1954 on 0.15 acres, listed $ 599,000. 973-239-7700 Credit ... Tony Cenicola / The Hfrance.fr
Residents have access to several parks and playgrounds. These include two large areas managed by the County of Essex which are partly in the borough: the 1360-acre West Essex Park, which runs along the River Passaic and includes fishing grounds and disembarkation of boats, as well as an environmental center; and Becker Park, a 147-acre lot with hiking trails.
The borough organizes Image Fairchilds Market is popular with locals. Credit ... Tony Cenicola / The Hfrance.fr
Lester C. Noecker School, on Passaic Avenue , has approximately 470 students enrolled in Kindergarten to Grade 6. It is one of the top-ranked public schools in the state for proficiency in reading and math.
Middle and high school students are rved by the West Essex Regional School District, as are students from nearby North Caldwell, Essex Fells and Fairfield.
West Essex High School, which has a 97 percent rate, offers many Advanced Placement courses to its nearly 1,100 students.students. The average SAT scores for the 2019-2020 school year were 552 in reading and writing and 558 in math, compared to 536 and 536 statewide. Image The historic Williams-Harrison House, on Eagle Rock Avenue, was built circa 1824 and is owned and operated maintained by the Roseland Historical Society. Credit ... Tony Cenicola / The Hfrance.fr
The neighborhood is approximately 24 miles from Midtown Manhattan, a journey that can take around an hour, depending on traffic.
Many locals, like Mr. Krycha la, continue to work remotely. Those who travel to offices in New York have a few options, although most of them involve driving. These include taking a PATH train from Harrison Station off Interstate 280, about a 20-minute drive; the trip to Lower Manhattan takes approximately 20 minutes and costs $ 2.75 one way or $ 110 for a monthly pass.
Commuters can also opt for a 40-minute train ride on the New Jersey Transit from Montclair to the Pennsylvania station, or travel approximately five miles to 'at N Ride Park in Essex County. on Northfield Avenue in West Orange to catch a Coach USA bus to the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
DeCamp bus lines offer limited service to the 'port authority from Eagle Rock Avenue.
Roseland was once part of Livingston and was known as the Centerville section of the township. It was incorporated as an independent borough in 1908, after the growing population of the community demanded more independence, as well as a separate post office. Roselyn was the originally suggested name for the borough, but due to a spelling or design error it became Roseland.
Agriculture was the predominant industry in the early days of Roseland, and the largest farming enterprise was Becker Farm, which operated from 1880 to 1964, covering nearly 1,200 acres at its peak, almost half of the arrondissement. Most of these lands were later developed as a corporate office park .
Notable residents have included Richard J. Codey, who served as governor of New Jersey from 2004 to 2006.
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