About Livingston

Livingston is a township in Essex County, New Jersey. In 1702, settlers from Newark purchased a tract of land that included Caldwell, Livingston and West Essex from the Lenni Lenape Indians.  In 1811, several hamlets, including Teedtown, Northfield, Morehousetown, Cheapside, Washington Place, and Squiertown got together and petitioned for the formation of The Township of Livingston.  Livingston was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature in 1813.

Today, Livingston is home to A Little Taste of Purple – a personalized winemaking school, and Westminster – a four diamond luxury hotel, as well as Livingston Mall which includes Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Barnes & Noble and Sears department stores. Ward-Force House, Condit Family Cook House, Dickinson House, and Washington Place Schoolhouse are historic sites located in Livingston. 

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It is also the home of a few performing arts organizations from local to international: Livingston Symphony Orchestra, Livingston Community Players, Children's Theatre of Livingston, and the New Jersey Ballet.

Livingston has many local artists in many forms. Local artists have support from Livingston Arts Association. The organization is also a member of Art Council of Livingston which has a gallery at Livingston Town Center. There are many studios at Riker Hill Art Park with more than 40 working artists in various medias including pottery, fine metalwork, glass, jewelry, paintings, fine arts, sculpture and photography. Many studios offer art classes for adults and children.

There is bus service to midtown Manhattan from various locations in Livingston to Port Authority terminal. It is approximately 45-60 minutes.


Commuters can drive to Newark to connect to the NJ Transit train system into New York Penn Station, or drive to Newark and take the PATH train into NYC. The PATH has service to lower Manhattan. Another option is to drive to Harrison and take the PATH, which is just one stop out of Newark. 

Ward-Force House

Livingston Express Shuttle service will offer round trip transportation between the Livingston Mall and the South Orange Train station. The fare for the non-stop service will be $2.00 each way or a monthly pass for $70.00. 

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