Welcome to Maplewood NJ, a family-friendly community of nearly 24,000 residents. Education plays a key role in Maplewood with six elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Residents enjoy this diverse neighborhood with close shopping and very active sports programs. In 2009, Maplewood was rated one of the Best Places to Live by, and is chosen as the #1 destination in New Jersey for Brooklyn families looking to recreate much of what they are leaving behind. It’s the type of atmosphere for a a pastry chef who is married to the associate director of Blue Man Group, and everyone is a New Yorker, or from Brooklyn, so it feels very familiar.

Any holiday in Maplewood is a reason to celebrate with hayrides and petting zoos from Halloween through Christmas. We have 4 pools ranging from a baby/toddler pool to a large lap pool and a diving tank. Not to be forgotten are the many musical events that take place throughout the summer. Needless to say, we have the talent! Maplewoodstock is a 2 day arts and music event, and is one of the many planned events during the summer. Applications are NOW OPEN for the town pool!

Maplewood and South Orange are two towns, one community. Thirty minutes to NYC by train, and yet this area is filled with its own arts and culture. Residents refer to the downtowns of South Orange and Maplewood each quaintly as “The Village.” Take the trainto either of The Villages to visit our wonderful stores, restaurants and arts centers then browse through our neighborhoods to see the range of beauty in our historic homes! One of the best ways to get acquainted with Maplewood is through Maplewood Online or a live stream of local news and up to the minute activities from the Maplewood Patch.


Permits-Fees-General Information Please be advised that there are waiting lists for all computer permits. The NJ Transit and Mountain Station waiting list is open to the general public. The Resident Commuter list is only open to South Orange Residents. The waiting time for the NJ Transit and Resident Commuter permit is extremely long. Please check with the Township of South Orange Village for updates. The Mountain Station waiting time is less. 973-378-7715-2037 Check out this up to date website on the Maplewood Jitney. The total cost for the Jitney and your car is $232 a year

Schools in South Orange/Maplewood

South Orange schools are part of the unified South Orange-Maplewood School District, together with the neighborhood community of South Orange. Schools in the district (with 2014-15 school enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are six K-5 elementary schools:

Clinton Elementary School (K-5, 553 students)
Jefferson Elementary School (3-5, 518 students)
Marshall Elementary School (K-2, 525 students)
Charter School Seth Boyden Elementary School (K-5, 552 students)
South Mountain Elementary (2-5) / South Mountain Elementary Annex (K-1; 598 students combined)
Tuscan Elementary School (K-5, 607 students)

Maplewood Middle School (808 students) and South Orange Middle School (790 students) for grades 6-8.

The combined district features one public high school, Columbia High School, with 1,913 students

2017 Best School Districts in NJ

NEW Maplewood assessments have been sent out for 2017
Maplewood Interactive Map
View a peek of Maplewood life
Mighty Maplewood Wins Best Downtown in New Jersey 2015
N.J’s ‘Brooklyn West” suburbs drawing NYC residents 10/2015
Affordable Maplewood New York Magazine

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