When you are looking to buy a new home in Westfield, New Jersey, the town's tree-lined streets will welcome you with a classic small-town vibrancy. The sophisticated town center is pedestrian-friendly, lined with high-end stores, art galleries and an array of flourishing restaurants. The town retains its small town atmosphere thanks to its close-knit community mixed with turn-of-the-century Victorians all the way up to new construction. Westfield's cosmopolitan atmosphere and excellent school system draws young families from New York and Hoboken, as well as the grown children of longtime residents.
Westfield hosts many fairs, parades and other community events throughout the year. Enjoy the Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival, a busy farmer's market and many other events that help to bring the town residents together.
An added attraction is that it takes about 45 minutes for commuters traveling to New York City and is a 20 minute drive to Newark Liberty International Airport. This attracts new, young professional families mixing with established families who wouldn't dream of leaving. Westfield offers a wonderful lifestyle for everyone so come visit us.
Commuting from Westfield, New Jersey? No Problem!
Because of the location, just 25 miles south-west of New York City, many Westfield home owners are professionals who work in Manhattan and need daily transportation to the City or Newark. Westfield offers convenient access to major highways, including the Garden State Parkway, Route I-78 and Route 22. The New Jersey Turnpike and Route I-287 are just a short drive away. Additionally, the town offers public transportation by both train and bus.
Raritan Valley Train Line Schedule: Visit https://www.njtransit.com/station/westfield-station for official schedule and fare information.
Bus Service from Westfield: https://www.njtransit.com/bus-to.
Westfield is about a 20 minute drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, a major gateway for both continental and international flights.
Westfield, NJ: Great Schools and Great Reputation
If you purchase a home in Westfield, New Jersey, your children will attend schools renowned for their academic excellence. The Westfield School System always ranks very high in the State of New Jersey, as stated in the NJ State School Report. The town is home to one early childhood learning center, six elementary schools, two intermediate schools and one high school. Students within Westfield High School are known for their academic, athletic and extra curricular achievements. Over 90% of recent graduates continue their eduction entering four year colleges.
Dining in Westfield
It's difficult to be hungry in Westfield, NJ! There are many restaurants satisfying most tastes and suitable for different occasions.
Chez Catherine 431 North Ave W, Westfield. Consistently rated one of the Best French restaurants in New Jersey.
Limani Seafood Grill 235 North Ave W, Westfield. Fresh seafood at its best.
Addam's Tavern 115 Elm Street, Westfield. New American-inspired cooking with a wonderful bar.
Sweet Waters Steak House 43 Elm Street, Westfield. American Steak House with bar.
Ferraro's 14 Elm Street, Westfield. Contemporary and Traditional Italian Food.
Brick Oven 117 Quimby Street, Westfield. Casual Italian Food and great pizza.
Spice Bazaar 39 Elm Street, Westfield. Modern Indian Dining.
Buddah Fish 35 Elm Street, Westfield. Quality Japanese Dining and Sushi.
Akai Lounge 102 W Broad St, Westfield. Modern Japanese Cuisine and Sushi.
Splash of Thai 321 South Ave W, Westfield. Authentic Thai cuisine.
16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro 16 Prospect St, Westfield. Wine Bar and Bistro.
Cosimo's 118 East Broad St, Westfield. Italian Dining and Pizza.
Bareburger 126 Central Ave, Westfield. Burgers, Sandwiches and Salads.
Roosterspin 251 North Ave W, Westfield. Chicken Restaurant.
Tinga 110 Central Ave, Westfield. Have a Fiesta - Mexican Restaurant.
1958 Cuban Cuisine 301 South Ave West, Westfield. Bringing Cuban Food to Westfield.
Fiamma Wood Fired Pizza 108 Quimby Street, Westfield.
Casa Di Pizza 50 Elm Street, Westfield.
Breakfast and Lunch
Mulberry House 415 Westfield Ave, Westfield. Tea Room, Lunch and Brunch.
Farinolio 121 East Broad Street, Westfield. Taste of Italy with Tuscan sandwiches and pastries.
Turning Point 137 Central Ave, Westfield. Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch.
Westfield Station Cafe 339 South Ave West, Westfield. Breakfast and Lunch.
Rock N Joe Coffee 20 Prospect St, Westfield. Coffee and Food.
Boxwood Coffee 143 East Broad St, Westfield. Coffee and baked goods.
Vicki's Diner 110 East Broad St, Westfield.
Westfield Diner 309 North Ave East, Westfield.
Looking for Local Entertainment?
Don't miss out on some of the best attractions in Westfield. These include performances by The New Jersey Festival Orchestra, The Choral Art Society of NJ, Westfield Community Players. Currently, in the warm weather, Quimby Street has one-way traffic and the rest of the street is set up with tents for dining with the surrounding restaurants.
Each summer, residents, visitors, shoppers and diners are invited to enjoy the free music at the Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians. The festival takes place every Tuesday evening during July and August. Rain dates are the following evening, Wednesday, each week. Even better, the music is completely free. While listening to the musical performances of “Sweet Sounds Downtown”, enjoy dining at one of Westfield’s fine restaurants or stroll and shop along the charming downtown streets.
And come October, Westfield holds a uniquely exciting celebration honoring its own Charles Addams and his penchant for the macabre. This includes a masquerade ball, a beer garden at the Armory, Addams Family Fun Day, and of course, don't miss the return of Wicked Windows, the Haunt Your House Contest, and Gomez's Lecture Series.
Get Outside and Explore
Family fun and activities are in no short supply in Westfield. You will find a variety of recreational activities, including tennis, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, nature trails in nine parks, swimming, iceskating, outdoor concerts, shopping and more! The town manages more than 200 combined acres of parkland, including Tamaques Park, Mindowaskin Park in the town center with a pond and a bandstand. Westfield Memorial Park and Pool offers the township swimming pool with water slides and picnic areas. There are also tennis courts, baseball fields and the playground at the edge of Mindowaskin Park has been completely updated and improved. In addition to all of this, Westfield is home to a handful of private and country clubs, such as the ever popular Echo Lake Country Club.
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