The Upper Montclair Business District is a cozy cluster of Tudor style shops, restaurants and a movie theater.

The Walnut Street Business District packs a lot into a couple of blocks: a premiere jazz club, an elegant art gallery, a premier supper club, two artisan bakeries, an Irish pub, and other popular restaurants and shops.

About Montclair

Montclair is a township in Essex CountyNew Jersey.  It was first formed as a township on April 15, 1868, from portions of Bloomfield Township, so that a second railroad could be built to Montclair. It derives its name from the French mont clair, meaning "clear mountain" or "bright mountain."

Montclair is a family centered town and is home to Montclair State University.  Montclair is a “railroad suburb,” that first began attracting commuters in 1856, the year train service was introduced.  It is a family centered town with many walkable business areas.  It also has approximately 175 acres of parks, offering something for everyone.

Montclair, New Jersey

There are many things to do in Montclair. There's seasonal ice skating and hockey at the Clary Anderson Arena. 


Bike & Walk Montclair’s Last Friday of the Month Community Rides are geared for a relaxed, quiet evening bicycle ride through the streets of Montclair.

Fleet Feet Montclair has organized group runs/walks to support runners, walkers, and triathletes of all ages and abilities.  

Montclair's art galleries are open and free to the public: BrassWorks on Grove, Midland Gallery, Pat Gail Gallery, Gallery 51, Gallery Loupe, Essex Fine Arts, Jacklyn Kling Gallery, and Studio Montclair's Block Gallery.

Some of the most beautiful flora in Northern New Jersey fills the gardens of Van Vleck House, including a large collection of rhododendrons, a majestic wisteria that blooms in May, and lovely perennial beds. The estate covers almost 6 acres and is a prime example of the homes originally built in Montclair.

New Jersey Transit


Montclair has seven railway stations on the Montclair-Boonton Line, which goes between New York City / Hoboken and Hackettstown:

Montclair State University

Montclair Heights 

Mountain Avenue

Upper Montclair 

Watchung Avenue 

Walnut Street 

Bay Street  

Charles S. Schultz House, Montclair, New Jersey
Edgemont Memorial Park, Montclair, New Jersey
Van Vleck House and Gardens, Montclair, New Jersey


NJ Transit provides Midtown Direct service several times a day.