Maplewood community members find the town’s “small town” feel a real asset and almost impossible to find anywhere else in NJ.
Maplewood prides itself on being a diverse and family-friendly community. In a number of surveys it is ranked among the most desirable places to live in the United States. The township has a downtown area alternatively known as “the village” or “Maplewood Center” with its own movie theater, several upscale and mid-scale restaurants, a small supermarket, cafés, two liquor stores, a toy store and an independent bookstore.
Maplewood is served by a New Jersey Transit rail station which is named after it. The structure of the village is largely unchanged since the 1950s. A stroll through the quaint village, especially during the holidays when they showcase a historical replica of a Dickens Village is essential to get a feel for the town’s appeal.
The town is also very “eco” conscious with an emphasis on reducing its carbon footprint and also provides many cultural programs through the Burgdorf Center. Below are some great resources to help you explore more about Maplewood’s unique appeal:
For Maplewood School Information click here
For more town related information including recreational programs, adult school info, trash pick up, tax assessor’s office and all government related info visit the town’s official website.
Every summer the town celebrates with a weekend long music festival titled Maplewoodstock. Local as well as nationally recognized bands perform a wide variety of music including rock and jazz. Learn more about Maplewoodstock here
To learn about the events and Santa’s breakfast at the Dickens Village click here
The Burgdorf Center for the Performing Arts is located in an old stone building located right in the village and is host to 2 theatre companies who perform there as well as offering classes, concerts and other cultural activities. For more information:10 Durand Rd, Maplewood, NJ 07040 (973) 763-9357.