About West Orange
With a dynamic, global population of almost 50,000 residents, West Orange is known for its rich history as well as its cosmopolitan appeal. Former home to legendary inventor Thomas Edison’s laboratories, West Orange is now the future home to ‘Edison Village,’ featuring upscale, full-service residential townhouses with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline.
West Orange is home to the Turtle Back Zoo, Essex County Treetop Adventure Course, Richard J Codey Arena, Essex County Safari MiniGolf, Ospac Outdoor Amphitheater, Essex Equestrian Center, Thomas Edison National Historic Park & Museum, and Luna Theater Stage.
West Orange was initially a part of Newark township, and remained so until November 27, 1806 when the territory now encompassing all of the Oranges was detached to form Orange Township. In1807, the first government was elected and in 1860, Orange was incorporated as a town. Almost immediately, Orange began fragmenting into smaller communities and West Orange was incorporated as a township in 1863.
West Orange provides free jitney service to 2 train stations. The Midtown-Direct train line is only minutes away, bringing riders straight to New York's Penn Station. The town provides free jitney service to Orange Station and South Orange Station. For additional information, please call (973)325-4160.
West Orange Shuttle Service is provided Monday through Friday, except major holidays as determined by New Jersey Transit.
It is also the home of five golf courses: Crestmont Country Club, Francis Byrne Golf Course, Rock Spring Country Club, Essex County Country Club, and Montclair Golf Club. There is an outdoor mall called Essex Green Shopping Center which has stores, restaurants, and an AMC Theaters Fork and Screen, a dine in movie theater.