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5 Reasons to Move to Verona, NJ

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If beautiful parks and recreational opportunities, excellent public schools, and old-world charm all sound appealing, Verona, NJ might just be the city for you. Surrounded by unique landmarks such as historic White Rock and natural preserves, this charming town represents the best that living in northern New Jersey has to offer.

If you’re considering moving to northern New Jersey, here are 5 reasons to move to Verona, NJ:

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  1. Verona prepares students for college success – With six public schools and around 2,200 students, Verona is an excellent place for families who want to ensure their children have an excellent education. According to, Verona ranks 9th/10th. Room for college readiness. A little-known fact: Verona High School allows students to receive college-level tuition at a reduced price. High schoolers can take courses from institutions such as Fairleigh Dickinson University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Seton Hall University, and Syracuse University.
  2. Verona has a vibrant community life – Verona has a bustling city center where residents can find cultural diversity and history. The Verona Public Works Department installed various memorial street signs inspired by Verona Heroes, a project chronicling residents who took part in America’s major conflicts from the Civil War to the Vietnam War. Established in 1947, the Verona Inn is another historically significant site. The family-friendly restaurant and tavern has served presidential candidates, governors, congressmen, athletes and other celebrities. Kip’s Castle, a 9,000-square-foot mansion modeled after a Norman castle, is also in Verona.
  3. Verona is a great commuter hub – Verona is located between West Orange and Montclair and is approximately 20 miles from New York City. Commuters can hop on the DeCamp Bus, a transportation service designed specifically to serve the northern New Jersey area. For example, Route #33 runs from Lakeside Avenue to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. NJ Transit also operates trains to New York from several stations in neighboring Montclair.
  4. Verona has many popular restaurants – Verona offers many unique dining experiences. Bagelwich Bagel Bakery delights customers with rainbow bagels, while Famous Ray’s Pizza of New York serves up giant slices of pizza. Residents can grab a hippocinno avocado toast at Blue Hippo Coffee Co., voted best breakfast/brunch in Essex County, NJ. You can also find homemade ice cream at The Towne Scoop, an old-fashioned parlor with scoops dressed in white shirts and black bow ties.
  5. Verona offers many community events – Verona is surrounded by the First and Second Watchung Mountains as well as the Hilltop Reserve and the Eagle Rock Reserve. Residents can enjoy various family-friendly activities at Verona Park such as swan paddle boats, bocce ball and a summer concert series. Verona Park is also home to one of the largest playgrounds in Essex County. In addition, the city organizes several seasonal community gatherings. Residents can explore the world of sustainability with the Green Fair, celebrate music during the Festival of Bands and take part in the annual tree lighting at Fair in the Square.

Want to learn more about Verona, New Jersey? I’m happy to help. My team offers a city tour service that includes an introduction to the city as well as houses that are currently on the market. Contact Victoria Carter at (973) 220-3050 or email [email protected]

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