South Orange

South Orange Wins Hot Town Showdown

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After four weeks of voting, South Orange is the winner of New Jersey Monthly’s Hot Town Showdown, presented by Kings Food Markets.

From the outset, South Orange blew the doors off the competition, consistently coming in first overall in every round. That trend continued into the Championship Round, when it defeated runner-up New Providence.

A historic village boasting diverse architecture, myriad shops and restaurants, a commuter train and a top-notch performing arts center, South Orange is a magnet for young buyers who want the culture of places like Brooklyn, Jersey City and Hoboken without the cost. The Essex County town is also home to Seton Hall University, one of the oldest diocesan universities in the country. With a lively downtown and affordable homes, South Orange can truly boast of being the hottest town in New Jersey.

The bracket-style competition started with 16 contenders on August 29. New Jersey Monthly picked the 16 towns in the competition based on factors like rising home prices, and time spent on the market when homes are up for sale. We also sought input from real-estate professionals—and we listened to the “buzz” in the marketplace. Each week throughout September, we cut the field in half, based on your votes.

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Iconic South Orange Tudor: 441 Overhill Road, South Orange NJ

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Delightfully bright, fresh and modern, this stately English Tudor nestled at the top of Newstead is one of South Orange's most iconic, offering 7 generously sized bedrooms, 3 full & 2 half baths, 2 car garage, seasonal NYC views and many recent upgrades. Custom features abound including a sweeping marble staircase, roaring gas fireplace, slate roof, all brick exterior and intricate millwork throughout. Gleaming hardwood floors, crisp white walls and banks of windows set the tone. Bask in the grandeur of soaring ceilings and sunlight in every corner, featuring a front-to-back living room and banquet-sized dining room, first-floor office and elegant leaded glass windows. The spectacular lower level offers a cinema-quality home theater and at-home "diner", while an expansive patio offers al fresco entertaining and seasonal enjoyment. Less than a block to the NYC jitney, be prepared to fall in love.

7 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths, 2 car attached garage, large rooms, gas fireplace, Conveniently located to NYC transportation and so much more.

For more information visit www.441OverhillRoad.com or contact Tony Verducci at 973.477.2220.

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NESTLED IN NEWSTEAD: 506 Longview Road, South Orange NJ

506 Longview Road, South OrangeThis Georgian Colonial nestled at the top of Newstead is one of South Orange's finest. The recently renovated kitchen will please the most discerning chef with gleaming white cabinetry, expansive granite and quartzite countertops, Wolf 60" dual fuel range, SubZero refrigeration, two dishwashers and several pantry closets. Most baths have been renovated to perfection and the expansive rear deck offers al fresco entertaining. Custom millwork abounds featuring a sweeping circular staircase and intricate moldings throughout. The expansive lower level offers additional living space while the sunroom offers an outdoor experience all year round. Just steps from the NYC jitney. Prepare to fall in love.

6 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half baths, 2 car oversized garage, gracious floor plan, custom renovations and upgrades throughout, seasonal NYC views, large rear property and so much more.

For more information visit www.506LongviewRoad.com or contact Tony Verducci at 973.477.2220.

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Just Listed: 495 Longview Road, South Orange NJ

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Mid-Century Modern Meets Midtown Direct! A rare opportunity to live in an amazing piece of art. Tucked away in a private enclave and truly special in every way, this home will not disappoint. Designed by noted architect, Milton Klein, the clean simplicity and contemporary lines of this home are reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright, where architecture and nature complement each other. A beautiful textural blend of Travertine floors with walls of fieldstone, teak and glass make this a very special residence.

Visit 495LongviewRoad.com for more information about this spectacular Mid-Century Modern home.

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