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Thomas Fernandes

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Thomas Associates Realtors
South Orange, NJ 07079

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Welcome to South Orange and Maplewood, New Jersey


The South Orange - Maplewood area is a suburban sanctuary for families who want to be close to New York and the beauty of a thriving small town

At the turn of the century South Orange was called "Little Switzerland" for its clean mountain air and hot springs. Since the 1920's commuters have been drawn to the town's stellar location, superb architecture, great schools and neighborhood churches and synagogues.

New Jersey Transit trains take commuters directly to Penn Station in half an hour. Fast train connections to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan, Newark, Hobokin and Path Stations. Direct bus services to the Port Authority Terminal runs 7 days a week. Newark International Airport is twenty minutes from town. The Lincoln and Holland Tunnels are an easy half hour ride away.

South Orange's school system, shared with the neighboring town of Maplewood, ranks among the best in the state. Over 90% of high school graduates attend college, including admissions to every ivy league university. The town is also home to prestigious Seton Hall University.

Columbia is one of only seven high schools in New Jersey to be named a "blue Ribbon" school by the N.J. Department of Education.

South Orange & Maplewood
Distinguished by beautiful gas-lit lamps and mature trees that are strung along its quiet streets, Extraordinary housing stock - from painted lady Victorians to turn of century farmhouses, Modest to palatial colonials, ranches, carriage, houses and stone mansions - to meet any price range.

14 parks with playing fields, playgrounds and 30 accessible public tennis courts as well as a country club which offers an outstanding 18 hole golf course.

18 Diverse houses of worship

20 minutes from Newark International airport and New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Garden State Parkway, NJ Turnpike, Routes 78 & 280 only minutes away. Direct bus service to Newark and New York.

Town recreation departments offer after-school, vacation, academic and sports programs for pre-school and school age children.

Home of Turtle Back Zoo with more than 750 animals that is open year-round, the South Mountain ice arena, South Mountain & Eagle Rock Reservations and the Edison National Historic Site.

Garden State Parkway, NJ Turnpike, Routes 78 & 280 only minutes away. Direct bus service to Newark and New York.

Extraordinary housing stock to meet any price range- Modest to palatial colonials, ranches, split-levels, contemporary and large 2-5 acre estates in Llewellen Park.


Thomas Associates Realtors
177 Valley Street
South Orange, NJ 07079
Phone: 973-769-4666


Thanks for all your help in making our "dream home" a reality. We really appreciated that you went the extra mile to get us the best price for our home. You are truly a professional. John and Rhonda Robinson
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