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Buyers looking for a thriving downtown, short commutes to NYC, and properties with Victorian and Colonial influence often turn to Westfield, a quiet suburb in Union County. Home to 29,460 residents, Westfield is known for its award-winning schools and a strong sense of community. In Westfield, nostalgic charm meets modern sophistication.
Just thirteen miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and twenty-two miles from New York City, Westfield is a popular choice for commuters. Still, there are ample business opportunities in town thanks to Westfield’s downtown, which boasts accolades from New Jersey Monthly, New Jersey Family, Timeout NY, and Gannett New Jersey. Shopaholics revel in downtown Westfield’s generous offering of 130 independent and national retailers, while gastronomes enjoy the town’s 50 dining establishments within a range of worldwide cuisines.
Many families flock to Westfield for its distinguished school system and dynamic extracurriculars. The public school district educates over 6,000 students from pre-K to 12th grade, after which 94.6% of graduates pursue post-secondary education. The town’s six elementary schools all provide the same high-quality curricula, while the two intermediate schools focus on the social, emotional, and learning needs of young teens to prepare them for high school. Both intermediate schools have won STEM, literary, music, and social awareness awards. Westfield Senior High School students choose from 170 courses, with a strong focus on college preparatory work, and 80 co-curricular activities, 29 of which are county and state title-winning sports teams.
There are many houses of worship in Westfield, fostering diversity across denominations. Amongst Westfield’s religious communities are First United Methodist Church, Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Bethel Baptist Church, Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Saint Luke African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, First Baptist Church of Westfield, Temple Emanu-El, Union County Torah Center, Rabbinic Center Synagogue, and more.
Westfield is an excellent choice for those seeking suburban charm with urban access. Whether it’s the prevalent greenery, rich history, or community involvement that entices you, Westfield will fulfill all the needs and desires you could ask of a hometown. Contact our team today to begin your journey towards joining this vibrant community.