A booming housing market and ideal location make Verona, New Jersey a great choice for anyone looking for a family home. Not only is the area established and in the heart of well, almost everything, it is also a first choice for many people due to its peaceful parks and quiet neighborhoods.
The 13,000+ residents of Verona can be found in the Essex Country of New Jersey. Not that long ago, Verona was listed as the #3 Top Place to Live in New Jersey by the New Jersey Monthly magazine.
This established township covers a total area of 2.77 square miles, which lies between the First and Second Watchung Mountains and is adorned by the Peckman River that flows at the bottom of the valley.
The neighboring towns are also very established, dating back to times when the area was known as the Horseneck Tract. These neighboring areas have been renamed and today and include Montclair, North Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells and West Orange.
More than half of the households in the township of Verona are family residing. This means there are plenty of great pubic schools that include the Verona Public School, Frederic N. Brown School, Forest Avenue School. Verona High School, Brookdale Avenue School, Laning Avenue School and the Henry B. Whitehorne Middle School. Three of these schools were honored as Star Schools by the New Jersey Department of Education and overall, ranked 53rd out of 316 for Top Public High Schools.
Verona also offers a selection of private schools that include the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School and the Children’s Institute.
The town is also well equipped to handle busy parents who need to get around. The local transportation system consists of two main routes, which are Route 23 and CR 506. These routes run directly through the township allowing easy access to other main roads. The CR577, Interstate 80, New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway are other main highways that allow for easy mobility.
Verona is included on the New Jersey Transit bus routes that provide service to Newark, West Caldwell and New York City. Residents of Verona can also utilize the train portion of the New Jersey Transit system by heading into Montclair and Little Falls. Nearby airports include Newark Liberty International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Community services in Verona include an excellent Fire Department that is almost completely volunteer. Staffed by more than 60 firefighters in two stations, the fire department is complete with all the necessary trucks, fire engines and command vehicles needed. The community also has a volunteer Rescue Squad and is home to the world’s oldest flag manufacturer.