Livingston is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. The township was named for William Livingston, the first Governor of New Jersey, with his family’s coat of arms as its seal. The Township of Livingston is located in Essex County, in the Gateway Region. In the vicinity are the Passaic River, West Orange, Millburn, and the Grover Cleveland State Historic Site in West Caldwell. Livingston is part of the New York metropolitan area.
The public schools are among the nation’s best, and the quality of the private Newark Academy is indisputable. One great cultural highlight, The George Street Playhouse is one of New Jersey’s most professional theatres offering both new and well-known plays.
There are enough recreational facilities in town to keep the whole family busy. We count two municipal pools, five parks and playgrounds, a jogging path, a pond for ice-skating, 16 public tennis courts, a YMCA and an 18-hole golf course. The cultural life is replete with art, theater and music. The ethnic mix in Livingston is sufficient to support 16 houses of worship, including four synagogues. It isn’t difficult to understand why Livingston residents express such tremendous pride in their town.
Quality of life is one of Livingston’s strong points. So is convenience. Parts of the town are just 20 minutes from the airport and 50 to midtown Manhattan. Shopping is easy, with the enormous Livingston Mall within the town’s borders and another mall nearby in Short Hills. Fortunately, chain stores have not erased Livingston’s downtown, where we recommend stopping for lunch at one of Livingston’s first-rate delis.
Livingston is conveniently located 20 miles from New York City, Newark, and Hoboken areas. Available commuter options include:
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