West Orange

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Welcome to West Orange

West Orange, New Jersey, is a dynamic suburban township located in Essex County, characterized by its rich history, diverse community, and scenic landscapes. Nestled amidst rolling hills and lush greenery, West Orange offers residents a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of nearby urban centers while providing convenient access to a host of amenities and attractions.
The township's residential neighborhoods showcase a wide range of housing options, from historic colonial homes to modern condominium complexes, catering to individuals and families of all sizes and preferences. Tree-lined streets and well-maintained parks contribute to the area's tranquil ambiance, while vibrant shopping districts and thriving cultural institutions add to its lively atmosphere.
West Orange boasts a strong sense of community, with residents actively participating in local events, festivals, and neighborhood associations. The township's diverse population enriches its cultural fabric, evident in its eclectic dining scene, vibrant arts community, and diverse range of cultural celebrations.
Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate West Orange's abundance of parks, nature reserves, and recreational facilities. From the expansive South Mountain Reservation to the scenic Eagle Rock Reservation, residents have ample opportunities for hiking, picnicking, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Education is a top priority in West Orange, with highly regarded public schools serving the community. The township is also home to several private schools and educational institutions, providing families with a variety of options for their children's education.
With its blend of natural beauty, diverse community, and convenient location, West Orange offers residents a dynamic and welcoming place to call home. Whether you're exploring its historic landmarks, enjoying its recreational offerings, or immersing yourself in its cultural scene, West Orange invites you to experience the vibrant energy and warmth of this thriving suburban community.

Overview for West Orange, NJ

8,924 people live in West Orange, where the median age is 49 and the average individual income is $64,804. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

49 years

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Around West Orange, NJ

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

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Custodi Caterers, Glen Ridge Taekwon-do, and Rare Breed Mixed Martial Arts.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.66 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.46 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.43 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.97 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.1 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.56 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for West Orange, NJ

West Orange has 3,259 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West Orange do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,924 people call West Orange home. The population density is 7,705.579 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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


Median Age

51.02 / 48.97%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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Schools in West Orange, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby West Orange. 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.
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West Orange High School
9th - 12th
K - 5th
Redwood Elementary School
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