Introduction to Bloomfield, New Jersey
Bloomfield, New Jersey, in Essex county, is 2 miles N of East Orange, New Jersey and 5 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The people of the town are in the Newark metropolitan area. Bloomfield has a population of 47,683.
Prior to its incorporation Bloomfield was a part of Newark Township. It was incorporated as a township on March 23, 1812. It derived its name from Presbyterian parish, which was named after Joseph Bloomfield, the Governor of New Jersey at that time. At the time of incorporation, the town of Bloomfield included the villages of Montclair, Glen Ridge, Belleville and Woodside. On February 26, 1900, it was incorporated as a town.
Bloomfield and nearby Attractions
- The Oakeside Mansion
- Newark Museum
- New Jersey Historical Society Museum
- Edgemont Memorial Park
- Brookdale Park
Things To Do In Bloomfield
Bloomfield includes a number of tennis courts, softball complex and playgrounds. You can also spend your leisure time at the town’s shopping centers and clubs. The Recreational Department of Bloomfield also organizes a number of events throughout the year.
Air transportation is available from Newark International.
Bloomfield Higher Education
The local college is Bloomfield college.