Westfield, New Jersey
Urban energy in a suburban retreat
Less than an hour commute to New York City and just twenty minutes to Newark International Airport, Westfield is an alluring destination with appealing contrasts. It pairs a bustling downtown with its quiet leafy neighborhoods. A sophisticated vibe with its quaint architectural charm. A vibrant metropolitan cultural scene with a strong small-town sense of community. And to make it even more interesting, this enchanting town happens to be home to more artists or designers AND computers scientists or mathematicians than 90 to 95% of other communities in America. No wonder that with all this to offer, plus a renowned school system, Westfield draws back many young families who grew up in town to take up residence, as well as transplants from New York City, Hoboken, Jersey City and even worldwide.
Westfield's Award-Winning Downtown
One of the Garden State’s most Enchanting Destinations to work, shop, eat and visit!
This town’s 18-block walkable downtown houses over 450 businesses, including a mix of over 100 independently owned boutiques with national retail brands, art galleries, antique shops, health and beauty establishments, coffee shops, confectionaries, an arcade, and approximately 50 dining and casual eateries with many al fresco in-season options. Cuisines include Continental, Thai, Asian, Cuban, Greek, Italian, Mexican, French, Indian, and even a UK-inspired Tea House. Outdoor music entertainment can be enjoyed on Tuesday evenings during the Summer months with the annual Sweet Sounds Jazz nights. Shoppers enjoy the annual Girls Day & Night out as well as Sidewalk sale days. Other annual attractions to downtown include the weekly Farmer’s Market; the new annual AddamsFest in October celebrating former resident Charles Addams with exhibits, lectures, film screenings and a masquerade ball; the bi-annual Street Fair and Craft Shows; an International Film Festival; the pedestrian-only Get Fit on Quimby Street with a yoga class and cardio dance flash mob; plus Clue Hunts, Pet Parades, Earth Day Celebrations with a Community-Wide Free Market and more.
Beyond Downtown: Things to do
Celebrate the Arts, Music, Fitness & Health!
When you move to Westfield you’ll have plenty to do right at your fingertips. With less than 7 square miles, this town boasts 9 parks on 211 acres with playing fields, tennis courts, places to jog and picnic as well as a town pool complex. There’s also extensive recreation programing for both youth and adults, a choice of different types of fitness studios, and the annual 5k Pizza Run: one of the largest non-corporate 5K races in the state, attracting 2,000 to 4,600 runners and over 6,000 spectators for an evening of running, pizza, prizes, DJ entertainment and live music
And whether your thing is cooking, dance, art, music or theater, this town has you covered. There’s a dance school, a community theater, a variety of independent art galleries, an art association, and South Avenue Arts. For music aficionados: the Westfield Symphony Orchestra, Arbor Chamber music, Oratorio Singers, Choral Art Society of New Jersey, New Jersey Field Music, Musical Club of Westfield, the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, Westfield Community Band and the Valencia School of Music.
For History Buffs The Miller-Cory House Museum is a living historical museum set in a house built in 1740.