Introduction to West Orange, New Jersey
West Orange, New Jersey, in Essex county, is 2 miles NW of East Orange, New Jersey (center to center) and 5 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Newark metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 44,943 people lived in West Orange.
West Orange History
Originally, the area now known as West Orange was a part of the city of Newark. It was separated from the city on November 27, 1806 to form the Orange Township. On April 10, 1863, this area was separated from the Orange Township and the township of West Orange was formed. Later on 28 February 1900, it was reformed as a town. The first planned community of United States, Llewellyn Park is located in West Orange. Moreover, the famous scientist Thomas Edison resided in this town.
West Orange and nearby Attractions
- Degnan Memorial Park
- Llewellyn Park
- O'Connor Park
- Edgemont Memorial Park
- Montclair Art Museum
Things To Do In West Orange
West Orange offers a number of recreational facilities. The town includes numerous parks, basketball courts, theaters, playgrounds and baseball fields. In addition, there are several scenic landscapes in West Orange, where visitors can enjoy family picnics.
West Orange Transportation
The closest major airport is Newark Liberty International Airport.
West Orange Higher Education
Seton Hall University is nearby.