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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1089 Sylvan Ln Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

$565,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Mountainside Boro
New
Price $565,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Status Active
MLS # 3574643
 
 
 
 

241 Pembrook Rd Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

$620,000 - 3Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Mountainside Boro
Price $620,000
Beds 3
Baths 4
Status Active
MLS # 3573392
 
 
 
 

368 Longview Dr Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

$450,000 - 6Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Mountainside Boro
Price $450,000
Beds 6
Baths 3
Status Active
MLS # 3572923
 
 
 
 

1256 Virginia Ave Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

$1,245,000 - 6Br/7Ba -  for Sale in Mountainside Boro
Price $1,245,000
Beds 6
Baths 7
Status Active
MLS # 3571932
 
 
 
 

290 Ravens Wood Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

$749,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Mountainside Boro
Price $749,000
Beds 4
Baths 3
Status Active
MLS # 3570481
 
 
 
 

1 Egan Ct Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

$948,000 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Mountainside Boro
Price $948,000
Beds 5
Baths 4
Status Active
MLS # 3570368
 
 
 
 

1281 Wood Valley Road Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

$534,500 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Mountainside Boro
Price $534,500
Beds 4
Baths 2
Status Active
MLS # 3569441
 
 
 
 

2691 Deer Path Scotch Plains Twp., NJ 07076

$665,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Watchung Reservation, Scotch Plains Twp.
Price $665,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Status Active
MLS # 3569011
 
 
 
 

16 Tanglewood Ln Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

$739,900 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Mountainside Boro
Price $739,900
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,600
Status Active
MLS # 3569232
 
 
 

523 Echo Ridge Way Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

$698,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Echo Ridge, Mountainside Boro
Price $698,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Status Active
MLS # 3568740
 
 
 
 

301 Cherry Hill Rd Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

$569,900 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Mountainside Boro
Price $569,900
Beds 3
Baths 2
Status Active
MLS # 3568086
 
 
 
 

600 Sherwood Pky Mountainside Boro, NJ 07092

$725,000 - 3Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Mountainside Boro
Price $725,000
Beds 3
Baths 4
Status Active
MLS # 3550470