Northern New Jersey is filled with many thriving towns — so why choose Westfield, Scotch Plains or Fanwood? Strong school systems, lively downtowns, and easy commutes to New York City are only drops in the bucket of what make these towns the charming and special places that they are.

Westfield’s downtown is centrally located and packed with everything you might need. Whether you’re craving gelato, eager to see the latest film, or searching for the perfect gift, you’ll find everything is accessible and always high quality in Westfield. Local events such as the 5k Pizza Run, Tuesday night Jazz Nights in summer, and seasonal festivals bring everyone together and help to create a close-knit community feel.

Westfield is also dedicated to honoring its history. Its establishment back in the 18th Century has made for incredible, timeless architecture all over the town, which the Westfield Historical Society works tirelessly to preserve. There is even a local museum, The Miller-Cory House, that exists to maintain and display the rich history in this area.

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Scotch Plains and Fanwood provide fabulous local stores that you won’t find anywhere else. With a comic store, a music store, and a cozy coffee shop, each town has its own distinct stamp that draws residents to the area. These towns also have their own community events, with parades and farmer’s markets and festivals to bring the two towns together.

Scotch Plains and Fanwood have natural views that are absolutely spectacular. Surrounded by trees, deep greenery, and enormous lawns, this area of New Jersey provides a taste of rural living in a hopping suburban atmosphere. Living in this area is to live out in nature without sacrificing a strong sense of community.

Westfield High School and Scotch Plains Fanwood High School both have stellar academics, enriching programs in the arts, and successful athletic programs. With tons of choices for pre-schools along with fabulous elementary and middle schools, these towns are perfect for raising children. Plus, all towns make the trip easy on commuters with easy access to bus lines and NJ Transit.

Whether you ultimately come to Westfield, Scotch Plains, or Fanwood for the education, the downtown, or the endless lists of local activities, these towns will give you fifty more reasons to love your new home. Consider looking into these wonderful areas today. 

Real estate values continue to be strong in these desirable towns, and we have experienced years of growth and an upward tick in values.   What we have found with many of our clients is they think about moving for quite some time before they actually do.  If you are thinking about a move and want to start a conversation or just get more information, feel free to reach out to Laura Brockway of Keller Williams Realty.  For all your real estate needs, whether buying or selling, call 908-456-3093 or visit to put Laura Brockway’s concierge service to work for you!