Roseland, New Jersey is a family-friendly town in western Essex County. With a population of 5,819 residents, Roseland offers the perfect balance of a small-town community population with the amenities of a large town. Despite a down economy, homes in Roseland have been able to retain their value. The median home value is 500,000 according to Zillow, with the median sale price being $549,000. Interestingly, houses are selling, on average, for $525,000, with 12 properties being sold in the month of July.

Over 99 percent of the properties in Roseland are single family homes, so the town has no condos or apartment complexes that often draw in renters or younger individuals. This is another reason why properties in Roseland have been able to retain their value, and in fact, properties are back at their highest since 2007. The market took its biggest drop in February of 2010, but has since climbed back up.

If you are planning on moving to Roseland with a family, you’ll be happy to learn that there is an excellent school system in place, consistent with the rest of New Jersey’s strong education system. The Roseland Public School System serves pre-kindergarten through sixth grade at Lester C. Noecker Elementary School. Students in 7th through 12th grades attend the West Essex Regional School District, along with students from Essex FellsFairfield and North Caldwell. These schools include West Essex Junior High and West Essex High School.

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