Thinking about moving to Westfield, NJ, but need to do more homework before taking the plunge? That’s understandable—buying a home in a new area can be intimidating! I’m here to help you get acquainted with the charming Westfield neighborhoods.
First, a quick history lesson! New Jersey, one of the original 13 colonies, was the 3rd state to ratify the Constitution! Is that important to know? I guess not, but I love history & cool facts!
More relevant facts are these highlights of New Jersey:
New Jersey ranks as one of the smallest states in America, 47th is size.
- One of the most densely populated states in America, New Jersey is the 11th most populated.
- The Garden State is blessed with 130 miles of beaches from Sandy Hook to Cape May (when you live in New Jersey, you don’t “go to the beach,” you “go down the shore.” The white sand beaches are unmatched and boast beautiful barrier islands and bays dotted with majestic lighthouses.
- Known as the Garden State, many parts of New Jersey are actually quite scenic, and it is the home to the famous & delicious Jersey Tomato.
- Impressive Musical Talent hails from New Jersey, including Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen & Bon Jovi.
Doesn’t New Jersey sound like an awesome place to live? We agree, and, in this amazing state, we’ve fallen in love with Westfield.
Just 25 miles south & west of the Manhattan, Westfield was originally farmland. You could live in the relaxing suburbs, a decent distance away from the big city, yet commute in easily every morning—which is what many residents of Westfield still do today!
Fun facts about Westfield:
- Over 70% of Westfield residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher, making the area one of the best-educated in New Jersey.
- Westfield is home to some of the highest-ranking schools in the state.
- Westfield has a low crime rate. It is safer than 95% of US cities.
As you can see, safety, high-quality schools, a vibrant downtown, and interesting neighbors make Westfield a fantastic place to move to.
You’ll want to drive through the various neighborhoods and discover the vibe that feels right for you and your family.
The Neighborhoods of Westfield NJ
Westfield has several distinct neighborhoods. Let’s talk about the most well known of these awesome enclaves. If you’re curious about the other Westfield neighborhoods, you can read more here.
Also, be aware that some neighborhood names are fading with time, and some of today’s most popular locations never were given a name. Before you decide to move to Westfield, you should check it out!
For a secluded space for residents who prefer being tucked away from the bustling town center, Wychwood was among the first developments in Westfield with the housing stock dating back to the 1920s & 1940’s. A community of upscale homes in the northeast part of town, Wychwood’s scenic winding streets of manicured homes, invite residents to take their daily walks. This neighborhood is a favorite with Westfield’s Home Builders who have razed many homes and built stunning new homes. Plenty of mansions dot the neighborhood’s tree-lined streets, many on Kimball Circle Woodland Avenue.
Developed in the 1920’s, the Gardens is a quintessential Westfield neighborhood. This upscale Westfield enclave of stately older Colonials, mixed in with old world Tudors, is a perfect place to buy your new home.
Within the suburb of Westfield lies a hidden jewel, Stoneleigh Park, is a neighborhood set right in the middle of the lively town. The structures date back to the turn-of-the-century, each with a traditional charm. The Park is the essence of a tranquil park for residents who prefer a serene living space. In addition to its’ beauty, Stoneleigh Park is a premier location, offering an easy walk to the train station, high school, and the center of town. Not too many families will be lucky enough to call Stoneleigh home because the Park consists of only 29 homes.
Brightwood presents a unique beauty. The neighborhood provides a charming, small-town feel where residents feel at home in the relaxed, woodsy surroundings. Brightwood Pond offers a scenic spot for residents all year round. The residents can find Franklin Elementary School just down the road, one of the many schools within Westfield’s renowned school system.
These are just the handful of Westfield’s neighborhoods that I’ve listed above. Do yourself a favor and take a ride out here to check out the beautiful streets of Westfield for yourself! Discover your favorite neighborhood.
While you’re in the neighborhood, take a short trip down the road to Cranford, another popular town!