Montclair

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Montclair is a township in Essex County, northern New Jersey.

Understand

Montclair is a moderately built-up, leafy city about 15 miles from New York City, with a mix of low-rise apartment buildings and private houses. Within the city is the locally prominent Montclair State University, but Montclair is too large and diverse to be thought of as just a college town. The neighborhood of Upper Montclair is full of mansions that can be seen while driving by.

Get in

By train

New Jersey Transit serves Montclair with the Montclair-Boonton rail line that connects Montclair State University directly to Penn Station in New York City, with several stops in Montclair.

By bus

Like many other communities in North Jersey, Montclair is well served by buses that travel to and from Manhattan's Port Authority Bus Terminal.

By car

Egbert Farm

Points north and south can be reached via the Garden State Parkway, which is a bit east of the city. Montclair is easily accessed from points west and from Manhattan and other points east via Route 3, which is a bit north of city limits and feeds directly into the Lincoln Tunnel.

Get around

By car

Most residents of Montclair own a car. Parking can be tricky in some areas of downtown, however.

On foot

Central Montclair is a pleasant place to walk.

See

There are also some art galleries downtown, and you can see a beautiful distant view of the Manhattan skyline from a high point within Montclair city limits.

Do

30 Eagle Rock Way on a sunny midday

Buy

Eat

There are various cafes downtown.

Go next

If you didn't go to Montclair from New York City, that is the obvious place to go next.

Routes through Montclair

Dover Wayne  W  E  Newark New York City


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