When searching homes for sale in Cedar Grove NJ 07009, you’ll find that this suburban town is located in the northeastern portion of Essex County, NJ. Cedar Grove is primarily residential and home to more than 12,300 residents. Many of the homes for sale in Cedar Grove, NJ are located between the Watchung Mountains’ First and Second Chains, occupying a total area of roughly 4.5 square miles. Many of the homes for sale in Cedar Grove, NJ border the municipalities of Little Falls to the north, Montclair to the east, North Caldwell to the west, and Verona to the south.
Cedar Grove was originally incorporated as the Township of Verona in 1892 through an act of the New Jersey Legislature. Cedar Grove was formed from portions of Caldwell Township, and some portions were used to create Verona borough, following the results of a referendum held in April, 1907. On April 9, 1908. The name was officially changed to Cedar Grove after the abundant cedar trees that once covered the valley and surrounding hillsides.
Cedar Grove is known for its family-friendly environment – it was ranked as the 4th best place to live in Essex County by New Jersey Monthly Magazine, and was named one of the safest communities in New Jersey by BackgroundChecks.org. Cedar Grove Township also boasts a picturesque environment with many beautiful parks, expansive recreational areas, and streets lined with soaring, mature trees.
Cedar Grove NJ Homes For Sale
Cedar Grove homes for sale consist almost entirely of single-family homes, but a few townhouses, apartments, and condos are available as well. Prospective buyers looking for the perfect place to live will find a great selection of beautiful properties in a wide range of sizes, floor plans, and prices.
About two-thirds of Cedar Grove real estate is dedicated to residential development, which offers a nice mix of stunning colonials, ranch homes, split-level homes, and spacious condominiums & townhouses. New construction homes for sale in Cedar Grove are mostly older homes that have been knocked down with a new home built in the same place. Although you may find some older homes that has been enlarged and renovated for today’s upscale living.
Based on the GSMLS data for 2019 there were 140 Cedar Grove homes for sale that sold, this excluded condo and town houses. The median price for all single family homes for sale in 2019 was $480,000. During this same time period there were 16 Cedar Grove homes for sale that sold over $700,000 and with a median sold price of $795,000.
Cedar Grove Schools
All Cedar Grove students are serviced by the Cedar Grove School District for grades pre-K through 12th grade. The Cedar Grove School District offers two elementary schools for pre-K-4th grade, one middle school for grades 5th-8th and one high school for grades 9th-12th. The district wide student to teacher ratio is 10.6 to 1. While at the high school level the ratio is approximately 12-1 for 519 students, which is based on the 2017-2018 data.
Students attending elementary school would either attend either North End Elementary or South End Elementary. Middle school students would attend Cedar Grove Memorial Middle School from grades 5th-8th. After middle school graduation they would attend Cedar Grove High School. Cedar Grove High School’s student enrollment was 519 for the school year 2017-2018.
Living in Cedar Grove
Cedar Grove features many terrific county parks, town parks, and recreational areas, perfect for residents who enjoy spending time outdoors. One of the best parks to visit is the 157-acre Mills Reservation county park, which features a vast wooded area, a network of trails perfect for hiking, jogging, or biking, and an overlook with breathtaking views of New York City.
Looking for a great place to eat? You can find plenty of superb dining options in Cedar Grove serving all sorts of delicious cuisine from Asian fusion, Italian, classic American comfort food, and many more. One of the top-rated restaurants is LuNello’s, a classic Italian restaurant that uses the finest, farm-fresh ingredients and infuses an innovative flair for every dish. Another favorite in town is Del Monico which offers a nice balance of Asian & Italian influenced dishes along with seafood and steak.
For more information about Cedar Grove homes for sale please feel free to contact Donald Fanelli, Coldwell Banker Real Estate.
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