Maplewood is a charming suburban town located in Essex County

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Maplewood is a charming suburban town located in Essex County, just 17 miles west of New York City. Its close proximity to the bustling metropolis makes it an attractive choice for individuals and families seeking a suburban lifestyle with easy access to urban amenities. It borders several other desirable towns, including South Orange, Millburn, and Irvington.
Maplewood is renowned for its exceptional school system, making it a highly sought-after destination for families. The town is served by the highly regarded South Orange-Maplewood School District, rated an A- on Niche, which offers a range of educational opportunities from preschool to high school. There are many elementary schools with a middle school for grades 6-8, Maplewood Middle School and a combined high school for South Orange and Maplewood for grades 9-12, Columbia High School. More school information can be found on The district is known for its academic excellence and commitment to providing a well-rounded education.
Commuting into New York City from Maplewood is convenient and efficient. Residents have access to multiple transportation options, including a direct train line to New York Penn Station. The Midtown Direct train service offers a seamless commute, allowing professionals and commuters to reach New York City's employment centers quickly. Additionally, NJ Transit bus services are available for those who prefer alternative transportation.
Parking in Maplewood is generally accessible, with ample street parking and parking lots available in commercial areas. The town also has designated parking areas for residents and visitors.
The town is served by reliable utility companies, ensuring residents have access to essential services like electricity, gas, and water. Providers like PSE&G and local water utilities ensure the efficient delivery of utilities to homes and businesses.
Maplewood offers an abundance of parks and green spaces, providing residents with opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation. Memorial Park and Maplecrest Park are popular destinations with playgrounds, sports fields, picnic areas, and walking trails. Residents can also enjoy swimming and aquatic activities at the Maplewood Community Pool.
Tennis enthusiasts can take advantage of the numerous public tennis courts available in the town on De Hart Rd and Valley St. These well-maintained facilities provide opportunities for residents to engage in friendly matches or take tennis lessons.
While Maplewood doesn't have a public golf course, Maplewood Country Club right in town and the nearby Baltusrol Golf Club are both private clubs. These clubs offer premier golfing experiences and are highly regarded among golf enthusiasts.
Maplewood is a community that values culture and community engagement. The town is home to various organizations and community groups that promote the arts, theater, and community events. The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts and The Woodland are popular venues for theatrical performances, concerts, and community gatherings. The Springfield Avenue Maplewood offers a variety of dining, shopping, and beauty resources. Additionally, the South Orange Maplewood Community Coalition on Race provides support for integration and racial equality.
In terms of hotspots, Maplewood has a vibrant downtown known as Maplewood Village, that is brimming with restaurants, cafes, and boutique shops. This area offers a wide array of culinary options, ranging from cozy cafes to international cuisine. Residents can explore the local shops, enjoy live music, and participate in community events. On Mondays, from 2-7 PM from June to November, there is a Farmers’ Market with the same ten vendors every week. 

Overview for Maplewood, NJ

25,420 people live in Maplewood, where the median age is 39.2 and the average individual income is $68,571. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Maplewood, NJ

There's plenty to do around Maplewood, 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 Pro Elite Nutrition, Plants & Poets Cafe, and Heathermeade Distilling.

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Dining · $ 0.7 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.63 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.19 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.13 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.53 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.52 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Maplewood, NJ

Maplewood has 8,264 households, with an average household size of 3.07. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Maplewood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 25,420 people call Maplewood home. The population density is 6,561.68 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.05 / 48.95%

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Schools in Maplewood, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Maplewood. 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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9th - 12th
Seth Boyden Elementary Demonstration School
K - 5th
Tuscan Elementary School
K - 5th
Maplewood Middle School
6th - 8th
Jefferson Elementary School
3rd - 5th
Clinton Elementary School
PreK - 5th

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