Clifton, NJ Real Estate
Welcome to Clifton, NJ
Clifton is a growing city in Passaic County, NJ with thriving residential and commercial communities. Conveniently located on NJ Route 3, the city is exceptionally convenient to New York City, whether you are traveling by car or one of the myriad public transportation options. There is also a robust and expansive job market in the more immediate area, including Clifton itself, as well as a diverse set of shopping and recreation options that far exceed what you might expect from a suburban area.
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Public Transportation: From Clifton to New York and Beyond
It is common knowledge that New York City has some of the best public transportation in the United States and the world. However, the region’s extensive public transport transcends the New York city limits.
The Clifton New Jersey Transit commuter rail station is served by the Main/Bergen Port Jervis line, which is operated jointly by both New Jersey Transit and the Metro North Railroad. When you board an eastbound train on this line it will bring you to the Hoboken Transit Terminal in just a few minutes, where you can transfer to a PATH train to downtown or Midtown Manhattan. The Main/Bergen Port Jervis line also stops at Secaucus Junction for transfer to direct commuter train service to New York Penn Station.
If you prefer to travel directly into Manhattan, New Jersey Transit bus lines 191, 192, and 195 all travel from Allwood Road in Clifton directly to the Port Authority Bus Terminal seven days a week, running from early morning to late at night.
These comfortable commuter buses make commuting for both work and fun in the city convenient and affordable. The proximity of Route 3, which allows vehicles to zip right into the Lincoln Tunnel, helps make Clifton the transport hub that it is. For driving to Newark Airport, into New York or anywhere else Route 3 also provides quick, easy access to both the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway.
Clifton, NJ’s Real Estate Market
Being one of the larger municipalities in New Jersey, along with its convenient location to New York, leaves Clifton as a city in high demand.
If you are in the market for a single family house, Clifton has numerous affordable options. Many of the available houses in Clifton range in size from 2 to 4 bedrooms. The prices are usually very reasonable despite the convenience of the area, and the architectural styles are generally traditional suburban styles: smallish colonials and ranches, with some larger, newer structures and townhouses also available.
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Testimonials to Our Service in Clifton, NJ
Here are some of our clients’ past experiences with Carrington Real Estate Services:
Tony G. said: Carrington did an excellent job on helping me find my dream home. They listened to everything I wanted and worked within my budget. Whenever I had a question, my agent answered right way. His service was impeccable, and as a result, he was able to find me my dream home within a couple days. I would recommend using Carrington if you are on the market for a new home. His rating: 5 stars
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Distinguished Schools in Clifton, NJ
- Number 17 Elementary | Grades PK-5 |
- Classical Academy | Grades 6-8 |
- Clifton High School | Grades 9-12 |
You’ll Enjoy: Fantastic Food of All Kinds
Whether you are a traditional meat and potatoes kind of person, a health nut, or a super picky gourmand, you will find plenty to love about Clifton.
As far as food shopping goes, Clifton has great supermarkets like the massive Stop and Shop in the Clifton Commons or the formidable grocery section at Target, as well as more specialized shops like the popular Trader Joe’s on Allwood Road or the Whole Foods just a few minutes away in Montclair.
For dining out you are unlikely to get bored with the restaurant options in Clifton alone. Clifton Commons is home to:
- The acclaimed Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas restaurant
- The Shannon Rose Irish Pub, which attracts diners and beer fans from thorughout northern New Jersey
- Toros on Hazel Street — serving up skillfully prepared, generously portioned Turkish fare
- Chengdu 46, which has some of the best Chinese food around, even in the face of stiff competition in the area.
- It is worth noting that Clifton is also home of the legendary Tick Tock Diner
However, this being north Jersey, no discussion about food should go without at least a brief mention of pizza, and Clifton has some amazing pizza thanks to Scotto Pizza.
Clifton, NJ Utilities
- PSE&G | Electricity | http://www.pseg.com/
- Passaic Valley Water Commission | Water | http://www.pvwc.com/
- Time Warner | Cable and High Speed Internet | http://www.timewarnercable.com
The Lifestyle: So Much to do Both at Home and Nearby
Clifton has more than its share of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment facilities like the AMC Clifton Commons, but the culture of the area is as dense and flourishing as just about anywhere else in the country. Manhattan and Brooklyn are never far away — which is a boon to both commuters and anybody who is a fan of world-class entertainment and culture.
However, Montclair is even closer and has a vast variety of interesting things to do you would not be able to find anywhere else, including productions by the 12 Miles West theater companies and independent and foreign films showing at the Clairidge. Live music fans will be thrilled with the offerings at the Wellmont in Montclair and the larger NJPAC in Newark.
Living in Clifton means a full schedule of activities year round while living affordably and never having to travel far. The town itself is peaceful and quiet relative to other areas which provide this degree of cultural options.
The Workforce: As Varied as the Area
Of course, having the largest city in the United States so close and easily accessible by public transport makes Clifton popular with commuters. For anybody willing to make the daily commute into Manhattan — about half an hour each way — has an almost limitless number of job possibilities, from basic clerical work to the tourism industry to higher paying corporate opportunities.
For those who prefer to stay closer to home there are myriad retail and restaurant jobs in the immediate area, as well as jobs in public and private education sectors.
Why Live Here: The Best of Both Worlds
For the area, living in Clifton, NJ is very affordable but also provides the many advantages of the area: convenience, excitement ,and a universe of things to do at all times. For these reasons and more Clifton is one of the best options in the New York City area.