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Mountainside

Looking for some peace and quiet but still want the city nearby? Mountainside is the place for you. The borough of 4.0497 square miles has a small population of 6,808 and split from its neighboring town, Westfield, in 1895. There is a 50-year-old zoning ordinance in order to preserve the town’s beautiful rural feel and landscape. This means most retail services, besides restaurants and a movie theater, are banned along the highway. This also means there are no condominiums, townhouses, or apartment buildings.

Mountainside consists of mostly single-family homes including bi-levels, split levels, capes, and colonials. Most of the homes in this area were built before 1970 and are typically sold from the $200,000 range up to over a million dollars. The further you go up the mountain, the higher the prices of the homes, but the better the view of the New York City skyline. Despite the pricing of the homes, the taxes are actually quite low, being the lowest of the 21 municipalities of Union township.

School System

Mountainside offers public schooling for children in kindergarten through second grade at Beechwood School and third through eighth graders can attend Deerfield School. High school students attend Governor Livingston in Berkeley Heights. Union County College is conveniently located near Mountainside. If you’re looking for a university, Seton Hall and Kean are close to home as well!

Commuting

Commuters, there is no need to worry about getting to New York City. It can be done easily since Mountainside is only 25 short miles away. New Jersey Transit bus routes 114 and 117 take residents from Mountainside to Port Authority in Manhattan. This among many other reasons is why Mountainside was ranked 16th in 2008 and 8th in 2010 in New Jersey Monthly magazine’s “Best Places to Live” in New Jersey.

Living in Mountainside

Nervous about not having much retail in your town? Don’t worry; there is a small Victorian-like three-block retail district on Mountain Avenue with some restaurants, a bank, post office, bakery, antique shop, and a shoe store. If you need a shopping mall, that’s not a problem, with the Short Hills and Menlo Park malls within 15 minutes away. Living in Mountainside means enjoying the weather of all 4 seasons. In the warmer months, residents who are members of the Mountainside pool complex can enjoy an Olympic sized, and a children’s pool, as well as a picnic area and basketball court, all for only $190 annually. Four tennis courts are also available for a yearly fee of $20. If you’re into the outdoors, you may enjoy the Watchung reservation and the beautiful Echo Lake Park, which offers fishing, boating, trails, and concerts on Wednesday and Thursday nights in July August.

Buy a home in Mountainside and enjoy the beauty, peace, and quiet while having the hustle and bustle of the surrounding area at your fingertips.

 

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303 Garrett Rd Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

$1,199,000 - 5Br/5Ba - for Sale in Mountainside Boro
New
Price $1,199,000
Beds 5
Baths 5
Status Active
MLS # 3627197
 
 
 
 

1004 Sunny Slope Dr Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

$989,000 - 5Br/5Ba - for Sale in Upper Sunny Slope, Mountainside Boro
New
Price $989,000
Beds 5
Baths 5
Status Active
MLS # 3627007
 
 
 
 

1197 Ridge Dr Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

Price $509,000
Beds 2
Baths 3
Status Active
MLS # 3626861
 
 
 
 

1473 Force Dr Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

Price $1,200,000
Beds 6
Baths 6
Status Active
MLS # 3626118
 
 
 
 

298 Bridle Path Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

Price $550,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Status Active
MLS # 3626019
 
 
 
 

1246 Knollwood Rd Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

Price $1,225,000
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 2,800
Status Active
MLS # 3624219
 
 
 

344 Short Dr Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

Price $569,900
Beds 3
Baths 3
Status Active
MLS # 3624428
 
 
 
 

1603 Rising Way Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

Price $675,000
Beds 4
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,600
Status Active
MLS # 3623271
 
 
 

1626 Larkspur Dr Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

Price $549,000
Beds 4
Baths 3
Status Active
MLS # 3623033
 
 
 
 

181 Chipmunk Hl Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

Price $699,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Status Active
MLS # 3621815
 
 
 
 

227 Summit Rd Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

Price $749,999
Beds 5
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 3,450
Status Active
MLS # 3621839
 
 
 

1445 Deer Path Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

Price $1,099,000
Beds 5
Baths 5
Status Active
MLS # 3620186