Small Town Feel.
Big City Culture.

For those who want to live in close proximity to New York City but can appreciate having some extra breathing room, consider making the Montclair Residences at Bay Street Station your next stop. The entire community was designed around the Bay Street Station on the New Jersey Transit System, which can have you in the Big Apple in less than 40 minutes. So close to Manhattan, yet a world apart, this inviting community, Montclair, has some of the highest-rated schools in Essex County.

Here, you'll be within walking distance of downtown's thriving gallery, entertainment, restaurant and coffeehouse district. You'll appreciate the heated swimming pool and 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center, and for those who occasionally have to bring their work home, there's access to our Wi-Fi lounge.

An amalgamation of city and community living is the essence of Montclair. Urban meets suburban in this area, where public transportation access, avant-garde art galleries and numerous houses of worship thrive in the same locale as nature reserves, public parks and highly rated schools. Montclair High School ranked above the state average in Language Arts and Math assessment tests. Notable private schools in the area include Montclair Kimberly Academy and the Newark Academy. In addition, the Adult School of Montclair offers personal enrichment classes as well as volunteer opportunities.

Montclair State University, eclectic art exhibits, independent films, theaters, the Montclair Art Museum and Arts and Crafts homes continue to magnetize students as well as professional artists, writers and musicians to the area. Apartments in Montclair, NJ 07042 are affordable and in close proximity to many amenities. In addition to aestheticism, easy transit is a salient element of city life appreciated by residents. Since 1856, when the railroad began servicing Montclair, catering to commuters and walkers has been an integral part of the culture. Walk Score gave the area a transit rating of 60 in recognition of multiple public transportation options. Penn Station is only a half-hour ride via the Midtown Direct train and bus service is available throughout the town.

In the heart of the area, charming walkways are lined with unique shops, eateries, ice cream spots and coffee shops, projecting an intimate milieu that lends itself to a sense of community. Local spots that have earned rave reviews include Emack & Bolio's Ice Cream, Red Eye Café, Royal Bagel & Deli, Gina's Bakery, Ruthie's Bar-B-Q & Pizza and Tierney's Tavern.

There have been several initiatives to promote a pedestrian-friendly and safe environment in Montclair. Signs direct people to local sights and public transportation. Some signs provide walking times and parking information, marked with "you are here" and landmark direction to help newcomers become oriented. The installation of illuminated kiosks is a project underway to enhance train station safety. During the school year, elementary and middle schools held Safe Routes to School workshops to promote walking and biking to school.

Apartments for rent in Montclair, NJ 07042 attract people looking for amenities, affordability, diversity and an easy commute to New York. All these factors establish this community as an ideal location to reap the best of what the city and suburb can offer.