Verona

A unique blend of small-town charm and modern conveniences.
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Welcome to Verona

Nestled in the heart of Essex County, New Jersey, Verona stands as a testament to the quintessential American suburb. With a rich tapestry of history, a strong sense of community, and an array of amenities, Verona offers its residents a unique blend of small-town charm and modern conveniences.
 
Verona's story begins in the early 19th century when it was primarily farmland, gradually transforming into a residential community as New York City's influence expanded. Today, Verona is home to approximately 13,000 residents who enjoy the town's peaceful ambiance and close-knit community spirit.
 
At the heart of Verona lies its picturesque downtown area, characterized by tree-lined streets and historic buildings housing a diverse array of boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. Whether it's grabbing a cup of coffee at a local cafe or exploring the quaint shops, downtown Verona exudes a warm and inviting atmosphere that fosters connections among residents.
 
Verona's commitment to education is evident in its excellent public school system, which consistently ranks among the top in the state. The district's schools are known for their academic excellence, dedicated educators, and comprehensive extracurricular programs, providing students with a well-rounded education and preparing them for success in college and beyond.
 
Beyond academics, Verona offers a wealth of recreational opportunities for residents of all ages. The town is home to numerous parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields, providing ample space for outdoor activities and community gatherings. Verona Park, a sprawling 54-acre oasis designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers, offers scenic walking paths, picturesque bridges, and serene waterways, making it a beloved destination for nature lovers and families alike.
 
Community involvement is a cornerstone of life in Verona, with residents actively participating in local events, volunteer initiatives, and civic organizations. From annual festivals and parades to charity drives and neighborhood clean-ups, Verona's residents take pride in their town and work together to make it an even better place to live.
 
In addition to its vibrant community life, Verona boasts a convenient location that provides easy access to both urban amenities and natural attractions. Situated just a short drive from New York City, Verona offers commuters the best of both worlds, allowing them to enjoy the tranquility of suburban living while still being within reach of the city's cultural and employment opportunities. At the same time, Verona's proximity to parks, hiking trails, and scenic vistas makes it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking adventure close to home.
 
Overall, Verona, NJ, is more than just a place to live—it's a community where neighbors become friends, where tradition meets innovation, and where the beauty of small-town life is celebrated every day. With its rich history, strong sense of community, and abundance of amenities, Verona continues to be a sought-after destination for those seeking a place to call home.

Overview for Verona, NJ

14,479 people live in Verona, where the median age is 44.7 and the average individual income is $73,991. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,479

Total Population

44.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$73,991

Average individual Income

Around Verona, NJ

There's plenty to do around Verona, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

85
Very Walkable
Walking Score
59
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Cheesecakes by Jacinda, Bekka's Bakery, and Master Yoons Champions Taekwondo.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.65 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.06 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.5 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.43 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.59 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.98 miles 33 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Verona, NJ

Verona has 5,714 households, with an average household size of 2.53. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Verona do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,479 people call Verona home. The population density is 5,181.78 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,479

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

44.7

Median Age

46.47 / 53.53%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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5,714

Total Households

2.53

Average Household Size

$73,991

Average individual Income

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60+ Minutes

Schools in Verona, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Verona. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Forest Avenue School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
3/5
Frederic N. Brown Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
3/5
Our Lady Of The Lake School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Children's House
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Henry B. Whitehorne Middle School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
4/5
Laning Avenue School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
3/5
Brookdale Avenue School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5

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